What's Happening

Get involved! Help clean up east bank
December 15, 2007 at 1:54 pm
ST ROSE - Lauren Vidrine, a senior at Destrehan High School, invites members of the community to help clean up St. Rose Avenue on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
“Lauren’s CleanUp in Da’ Swamp” is sponsored in part by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office.

Light snacks, water and a T-shirt will be available for all

For more information, call Barry Guillot at 504-256-4731.

Seniors group sets Mardi Gras events
December 14, 2007 at 3:54 pm
HAHNVILLE - The St. Charles Council on Aging has released the dates for their Krewe of the Young At Heart special Mardi Gras events.

The Mardi Gras Coronation Tea is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Hahnville Center located at 626 Pine St.
The 12th Annual Mardi Gras Ball will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Jerusalem Shrine Temple Mosque located at 1940 Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan.

For more information, call Stephanie Boudreaux at 985-783-6683 or send an email to centerman@stcharlescoa.com.

Poinsettias displayed at LSU AgCenter
December 14, 2007 at 12:45 pm
BATON ROUGE - The LSU AgCenter’s 2007 Poinsettia Open House is set for Dec. 14 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Burden Center in Baton Rouge.

The show gives growers and the public an opportunity to view the latest poinsettia varieties. More than 1,000 plants will be on display and for sale.

For more information, call Dr. Jeff Kuehny at 225-578-2158 or jkuehny@agcetner.lsu.ed

Relay for Life holds annual kick-off party
December 13, 2007 at 1:54 pm
HAHNVILLE - The American Cancer Society’s St. Charles Relay For Life will hold their kick-off party on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Recreation Department located at 171 Keller St. in Hahnville.
Anyone interested in having or joining a team for the Relay for Life is invited to attend.

For more information, call Joey Rando at 504-833-4024 or joey.rando@cancer.org.

Luncheon hosted by Laque for seniors
December 13, 2007 at 12:44 pm
LULING - St. Charles Parish President Albert Laque will host his annual senior citizens luncheon on Dec. 13 at 10 a.m. at the VFW Hall in Luling.
Call the parish information line at 985-783-5000 for details.

St. Rose firefighters rescue horse trapped between trees St. Rose firefighters rescue horse trapped between trees
December 13, 2007 at 8:14 am
The St. Rose Fire Department got an unusual call last week.

Parakh chosen to serve on Jindal’s advisory council
December 13, 2007 at 8:12 am
Nawzer Parakh, site leader for Dow St. Charles Operations in Hahnville, and vice president for operations and global business manufacturing director for Dow's Glycol Ethers and Amines businesses, was recently chosen to serve on Governor-Elect Bobby Jindal's Government and Fiscal Reform Advisory Council.

Volunteer work makes Raymond Dow’s Human Element Volunteer work makes Raymond Dow’s Human Element
December 13, 2007 at 8:10 am
Billy Raymond, who was selected as Dow's Human Element for the month of November, started his career 27 years ago, and knows that by working with individuals to help them see different perspectives, through issues, keep focus on goals, and enhance the team's overall performance, he is contributing to Dow's business success.

Marine moms send gift baskets to troops overseas
December 13, 2007 at 8:08 am
The Louisiana Marine Mom Support Group is making sure that soldiers get some love during the holidays by sending gift baskets and other items overseas.

Laque: lawsuit will delay progress
December 13, 2007 at 8:03 am
St. Charles Parish Councilwoman elect Carolyn Schexnaydre and Ama resident Jara Roux have filed a lawsuit against the parish to stop a $24.7 million bond sale that was slated to finance the construction of a pump station for the West Bank.

Hilaire changes mind, decides to charge video bingo operators
December 13, 2007 at 8:00 am
Councilman Desmond Hilaire's video bingo ban has caused a lot of controversy since he first issued the ordinance in November.

Real Estate Transactions
December 12, 2007 at 2:07 pm
The following Real Estate Transactions were taken from the public records at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse. Below you will find purchased homes and vacant land in the St. Charles Parish area. The following transactions are dated November 13th through November 27th.

Richard receives All-American honors by national organization
December 12, 2007 at 2:05 pm
Former Destrehan High School and current Georgia Tech standout defensive tackle Darryl Richard was named a second-team academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

The GOLDEN ERA of River Parishes football
December 12, 2007 at 2:04 pm
We have all heard our parents and grandparents reminisce about the good old days and about how things were so much better in the past.

Destrehan’s Jordan Jefferson wins Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year Destrehan’s Jordan Jefferson wins Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year
December 12, 2007 at 2:01 pm
Destrehan High School standout quarterback Jordan Jefferson is the 2007 winner of the Gatorade Circle of Champions Player of the Year award for the state of Louisiana.

Destrehan offensive playmakers Jordan Jefferson, Tim Molton, Jerico Nelson and Damaris Johnson helped their team capture the Wildcat’s first state title since 1973. DOME-ination
December 12, 2007 at 1:56 pm
For the first time in 24 years, the Destrehan Wildcats are the top team in the state.

December 12, 2007 at 1:52 pm
Hazel Bernard Pitts passed away on Monday, December 3, 2007 in Destrehan, LA at age 88.

Christmas in St. Charles Parish Christmas in St. Charles Parish
December 12, 2007 at 1:52 pm
It was the perfect way to ring in the holiday season, the gleeful laughter of children and the sparkle of magic in Santa Claus’ eyes at St. Charles Parish’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting.

Wildcats advance to quarterfinals with ease, beat Barbe 52-27
Wildcats advance to quarterfinals with ease, beat Barbe 52-27
Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux said his Wildcats’ performance against Barbe Friday night might have been his team’s very best of the season. High praise when speaking of an undefeated team, to be sure; few witnesses, however, would likely argue.