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PJ’s Catering owner Paul Beier and his son make crawfish beignets. Destrehan festival makes it official: Spring has ... SPRUNG!
April 25, 2007 at 11:39 am
Vendors from as far away as Mississippi showcased their products at the Destrehan Plantation Spring Arts and Crafts Festival on April 21st and 22nd.

R.K. Middle kids learn to put on REAL CIRCUS and YOU’RE invited to see them in ACTION! R.K. Middle kids learn to put on REAL CIRCUS and YOU’RE invited to see them in ACTION!
April 25, 2007 at 11:33 am
R.K. Middle School has been looking a lot like a circus lately, probably because students are performing in a circus - the Circus of the Kids.

Drag racing: new law will put hot rodders in jail for 180 days
April 25, 2007 at 11:29 am
A Louisiana state senator and the executive director of the state’s highway safety commission plan to launch an aggressive campaign to put an end to drag racing on public streets.

Surprise for Pope in Latin America: Catholics are ‘going Pentecostal’
April 25, 2007 at 11:24 am
What follows here is a thoughtful and fascinating overview of pentecostal history and politics in Latin America, one of three continents included in the The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life’s Spirit and Power, a global survey of pentecostal and charismatic Christians that was released just months ago.

How many Catholics does it take to outlaw partial-birth abortions?
April 25, 2007 at 11:22 am
BILL DONOHUE, president of the Catholic League, speaking about the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to ban partial-birth abortions:

Don’t drink insurance Kool-Aid
April 25, 2007 at 11:20 am
Last January, Florida enacted sweeping property insurance “reforms.” Unfortunately, those reforms will do little to increase coverage or, in the long run, decrease the cost of property insurance.

It’s good to see New Orleans EATERIES
April 25, 2007 at 11:18 am
It’s interesting to watch businesses re-open in New Orleans after suffering from the blitz of Hurricane Katrina. Such was the case when Camellia Grill welcomed customers a few days ago on Carrolton Avenue near its bend into St. Charles Avenue near the river.

Airline Highway canal still a danger
April 25, 2007 at 11:15 am
One danger spot has existed in St. Charles Parish for many years and nothing has been done to eliminate it. It is the deep roadside canal along Airline Highway in the vicinity of I-310 crossing.

Community values can stop another Va. Tech massacre
April 25, 2007 at 11:10 am
By JOHN WHITEHEAD
When I was a boy, like most children, I was into everything and everybody’s business.

3rd-grader’s blood drive saves lives & nets him a PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
April 25, 2007 at 11:07 am
At the tender age of 8, third-grader Kaleb Champagne is the youngest recipient of the WDSU-TV’s “6 On Your Side Award” - which is given to individuals of any age who make a difference in their community.

Tourist Commission Director Jesse Lambert Tourist commission hires
April 25, 2007 at 11:04 am
The River Parishes Tourist Commission is looking to step their advertising game up after hiring Louis Giacona Advertising LLC to take care of getting the word out that there’s plenty to do and see in the River Parishes.

25 years of wedded bliss and at least that many more to go ... 25 years of wedded bliss and at least that many more to go ...
April 25, 2007 at 10:58 am
Back in 1982 I embarked on the journey of a lifetime. I was 22 years old, knew virtually nothing about real life, and I had no way of knowing what lay in store for me. When I signed my name on the dotted line, I was certain of only two things: I was deeply in love with Ronnie, and I wanted to spend my life with him.

TEENS: Read why abstinence makes the heart grow fonder
April 25, 2007 at 10:56 am
Drawing from her personal story, as well as her visits with teen mothers around the world, Pam Stenzel started the Louisiana Governor’s Program on Abstinence in 2006. Since then she has helped to establish 316 clubs and programs to educate teens about the physical and emotional consequences of sex outside of marriage.

Work on $2.4M school building starts in May
April 25, 2007 at 10:54 am
St. Charles Parish Schools are just weeks away from breaking ground on $2.4 million maintenance facility to replace the old one that was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Booster club remembers a GREAT volunteer
April 25, 2007 at 10:50 am
The Mimosa Booster Club donated a memorial bench at the west bank bridge park to a dedicated and beloved volunteer, the late Marsha Barr.

Kids eat free in summer LUNCH
April 25, 2007 at 10:47 am
With St. Charles Parish’s “Summer Food Service” program gearing up for June and July, parents can rest easier knowing their children can get healthy meals without having to pull a penny out of their pocket to pay for them.

Don’t get ticketed in seat belt crackdown
April 25, 2007 at 10:40 am
St. Charles Parish and state police will crack down on unbuckled drivers and passengers from May 3 through June 21 and issue tickets to anyone not wearing a seat belt.

2007 United Way 5K Bridge Run top men runners 2007 United Way 5K Bridge Run top men runners
April 18, 2007 at 3:23 pm
TOP MEN RUNNERS. The following men were in the top three for the 2007 United Way of St. Charles Bridge Run.

Sheriff arrests burglary suspect in St. Rose, another on the loose
Sheriff arrests burglary suspect in St. Rose, another on the loose
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Police said they arrested a man during a botched robbery in St. Rose Thursday evening, Dec. 11, who may have also been connected to an armed robbery in Destrehan the week prior.