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Oak Alley bonfire set to blaze December 1
December 01, 2007 at 3:56 pm
VACHERIE - The 31st Annual Oak Alley Plantation Bonfire is set for Saturday, Dec. 1 from 7 p.m. to midnight on the home’s grounds located at 3645 Highway 18 in Vacherie.
Tour guides dressed in antebellum dresses and a brass quintet will lead the traditional parade through the illuminated alley to the levee for the lighting of the bonfire.

Admission: $125 per person. To purchase tickets, call 1-800-ALLEY or 225-265-2151. All tickets will be kept at will call and guest will be checked in at the time of arrival.
Visit www.oakalleyplantation.com for more information.

Local Sci-fi author holds book signing
December 01, 2007 at 3:54 pm
THIBODAUX - Local author Lee Hebert of Des Allemands is planning a book-signing of his newly released book, “Outlaw Trigger” on Dec. 1 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Cherry Books located at 1054 Canal Blvd. in Thibodaux.

COA holding gumbo party this Friday
November 30, 2007 at 2:53 pm
COA holding gumbo party this Friday
HAHNVILLE - The St. Charles Council on Aging is holding the club’s Sunset Sensations Gumbo Night on Friday, Nov. 30 which will also feature a 1-act Christmas play by the group’s literary circle.
Seating is limited. Make your reservation today by calling Jennifer at 985-783-6683 between the hours of 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Homeless family faces crisis Homeless family faces crisis
November 28, 2007 at 5:18 pm
Claudia Mitt, 31, of Boutte, starts her day off with her usual routine, walking the streets of St. Charles Parish, asking people for food and money to help her get back the life she once knew before her drug addiction forced her to lose her home, job and family.

Veto override imminent Veto override imminent
November 28, 2007 at 5:13 pm
Six St. Charles Parish council members plan to cast their votes against Parish President Albert Laque's veto, which will permanently close the Luling Video Bingo Palace.

Writer misread letter on video bingo
November 28, 2007 at 2:51 pm
To the Editor:
I think John Landry (letter November 15) either misread or didn't understand what I said in my letter to Barry Minnich when I stated that John doesn't pay any sales tax on the rental income from his building.

Big Brother Is Listening to Your Cell Phone Calls
November 28, 2007 at 2:49 pm
In an information age where we’re required to hand over confidential information in order to make a purchase, drive a car or visit a doctor’s office, our privacy is being relegated to the junk heap of antiquated, obsolete ideas.

Killing embryos not necessary for medical research
November 28, 2007 at 2:48 pm
New evidence shows that human skin cells can be reprogrammed into embryonic-like stem cells. This means it is not necessary to kill human embryos to provide the cells that reportedly can do much to advance medical science.

There’ll be plenty going on in next few weeks
November 28, 2007 at 2:46 pm
Coming up will be the busiest few weeks of recent history in St. Charles Parish and the State of Louisiana.

Sheriff's Reports
November 28, 2007 at 2:45 pm
Arrests
•Jon Paul Cooper, 19, of 135 Oak St. in Hahnville was arrested on Nov. 20 and charged with possession with intent to distribute ecstasy.

Yard signs send right message during holidays
November 28, 2007 at 2:44 pm
Parish residents will soon have an affordable way to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas by purchasing unique yard signs that showcase a picture of the nativity and read, “This House Believes!”

Outdoor Express staying busy by offering large selection of items
November 28, 2007 at 2:42 pm
For lifelong hunter and fisher Will Waldrop, getting to spend his days at Outdoor Express is something that he wouldn't change for anything.

Former Destrehan star, current NFL Charger holds bear drive for children
November 28, 2007 at 2:40 pm
Former Destrehan Wildcat and current San Diego Charger Mike Scifres is doing what he can to make a difference in the lives of young children that are currently forced to remain in the hospital during the holidays.

Council’s new faces say parish ready for change
November 28, 2007 at 2:38 pm
Residents of St. Charles Parish spoke loud and clear about the direction they want the area to head by electing several new faces to the council.

Shrimp industry’s struggles hit Grand Isle
November 28, 2007 at 1:21 pm
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) _ This old fishing town is losing one shrimp dock, and now it may lose the only one left on an island where life has always been about fishing.

St. Charles Extreme win Recreational State Cup with 4-0 tourney record St. Charles Extreme win Recreational State Cup with 4-0 tourney record
November 28, 2007 at 1:17 pm
The St. Charles Extreme won the U-12 Recreational State Soccer Cup in New Orleans.

The Mimosa Dolphins end perfect season with championship win The Mimosa Dolphins end perfect season with championship win
November 28, 2007 at 1:16 pm
The Mimosa Dolphins girls basketball team completed a perfect season by winning the St.Charles Parish 7 and 8-year-old girls tournament.

11-year-old baseball team places first in Katz Baseball Championship 11-year-old baseball team places first in Katz Baseball Championship
November 28, 2007 at 1:14 pm
The Louisiana Heat, an 11-year old baseball team recently took first place in the Katz Baseball Tournament.

Former HHS star is All-Louisiana
Former HHS star is All-Louisiana
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Former Hahnville distance running star Beau Robinson was a little apprehensive when his track and field coach at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette told him he’d be competing in the steeplechase this season, a competition he had no experience with.

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