New appointees paid less
January 23, 2008 at 9:30 am
St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre may have restructured his administration, but he didn't have to change his budget to accommodate the salaries he's paying the new employees.

Pump pushed back
January 23, 2008 at 9:30 am
Opening the Magnolia Ridge pump station back up to bidding will result in at least a six month delay to the project, pushing the completion date from June or July of this year to the end of 2009.

Local businesses offered free training, consulting
January 23, 2008 at 9:30 am
Owning a small business can be a difficult task for anyone to handle.

California love California love
January 23, 2008 at 9:30 am
Lakewood Elementary cooked up Louisiana's best gumbo to feed students from the University of Berkley in Califorina who took a break to eat a hardy meal in Luling after a long day of rebuilding homes in New Orleans.

Hahnville to host annual MLK birthday parade
January 21, 2008 at 3:11 pm
HAHNVILLE - The parish’s annual Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration Parade will be held on Monday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m. beginning at the West Bank Bridge Park and followed by a special program at the parish courthouse.

The program will feature speakers, entertainment, drill teams and much, much more.

Martin Luther King Essay Contest winners will also be announced after the parade. For more information, call Margaret Marshall at 985-785-2097 or Celestine Williams at 985-785-8625.

Organist to perform at Thibodaux church
January 20, 2008 at 1:53 pm
THIBODAUX - Music at John’s Episcopal Church presents the Joe Krown Organ Combo on Sunday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. on church grounds located at 718 Jackson St.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for college students and free to those 18 years and younger.

For more information, call 985-447-2910.

KC 9933 Council holds fundraiser
January 20, 2008 at 1:52 pm
LULING - KC Council 9933 will sponsor a baked chicken dinner in the Parish Center on Sunday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. until they sell out of food.

The menu consist of baked chicken, dirty rice, peas, salad and bread. Dessert will be available.

Cost is $7 per meal. Take out dinner is available.

Proceeds will go to support council activities during 2008.

Masquerade ball to help fund church’s mission trip
January 19, 2008 at 3:11 pm
DESTREHAN - Pull out your calendar and mark Jan. 19 as the night you will go out, enjoy yourself and “have a ball” - literally!

The St. Charles United Methodist Church’s Mexico Mission Team is hosting its first annual Masquerade Ball on Saturday, Jan. 19 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. to raise money for upcomping trips to Reynosa and Tampico, Mexico.

The ball will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the church located at 1905 Ormond Blvd. Donations of $10 are being accepted for admission prior to the event or you can pay $12 at the door.

Recommended attire is dressy to formal and everyone is encouraged to wear a mask.

And to make sure your dancing shoes don’t miss a beat, the church will be hosting free dance lessons on Friday, Jan. 11 in the Sunday School Building and on Saturday, Jan. 12 in the Fellowship Hall. Both sessions begin at 7 p.m.

All proceeds will fund expenses for medical and construction teams scheduled to travel to Mexico on May 27 and May 31.

For more information on the dance or to join the mission, call the church at 985-764-8292.

Rash of armed robberies cause deputies to increase patrols in Destrehan
January 18, 2008 at 11:33 am
Three armed business robberies over the past four days have led St. Charles Parish sheriff’s deputies to increase their presence in the Destrehan area.

Women’s club holds meeting
January 17, 2008 at 1:54 pm
Luling- The St. Charles Women’s Club will hold their monthly meeting at the First Union Presbyterian Church on Lakewood Dr. on Jan. 17 at 9:30 a.m.

Dr. Raj will speak on the importance of taking care of yourself. For more information, contact President Teresa Miller at 985-785-9437

Landrieu promises levee funding for River Parishes
January 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm
Senator Mary Landrieu plans to unite the River Parishes by making sure they get the funding they need to complete levee projects.

Voters who haven’t picked party will miss out on presidential primary
January 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm
St. Charles Parish residents that failed to update their voter's registration card by choosing a political party in January won't be able to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary on Feb. 9. That primary decides the front-runners for president.

January 16, 2008 at 2:00 pm
Curtis Wayne Spears, Sr., age 73, and a resident of Destrehan, La., passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2008.

January 16, 2008 at 1:59 pm
Dorothy Landry Roux passed away on Monday, Jan. 7, 2008 at 5:40 a.m. in Luling, LA at the age of 79.

January 16, 2008 at 1:59 pm
John Clarence ‘Lut' Becnel passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2007 in Metairie, LA at the age of 85.

January 16, 2008 at 1:58 pm
Barbara Stroh Amedee, age 66, died at St. Charles Parish Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008.

Sheriff's Reports
January 16, 2008 at 1:56 pm
•Juvenile, 16, of Destrehan was arrested on Dec. 28 and charged with two counts of simple burglary.

Where have all the Reaganites gone?
January 16, 2008 at 1:49 pm
Ronald Reagan rose to power on the shoulders of a middle-class coalition that was angry, proud, motivated, and concerned.

Destrehan Plantation ends longtime fest
Destrehan Plantation ends longtime fest
Last weekend’s Destrehan Plantation festival marked the end of a 44-year tradition that funded the historic house’s restoration, but the site’s growth and expansion signaled the time for a big change.