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Number of days students can miss school slashed

Changes in the state attendance and drop-out policies have St. Charles Parish Public Schools administrators worried.
The new legislation allows students to miss almost half the amount of days that they were previously allowed to miss. In high school, students will only be allowed to miss five days per class. They were previously allowed eight days per course. Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:36 am

Lack of School Board candidates means easy 'elections' for most

Qualifying for the St. Charles Parish School Board ended last week and there are four new names in the running.
One of them, Art Aucoin, has already won the seat for District 7 because he is running unopposed.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:35 am

Scam forces bank to block all ATM

Customers of First National Bank USA were victimized by a debit card fraud scheme that tricked them into giving an automated calling service their account information.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:33 am

All-Stars win state title

The St. Charles 10U girls All-Stars went undefeated in the state championship held in Brusly. They are now headed to regionals in Magnolia, Ark. on July 21. Read More...
July 15, 2010 at 10:25 am

World Series champs

After forming a newly-selected team only one month ago, the 7-year-old St. Charles Parish All-Stars won the World Series championship in Sulphur. They became the first 7-year-old team to win a World Series for the Parish.Read More...
July 15, 2010 at 10:25 am

Time to register for fall rec sports

The St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation will hold registration for the fall sports, including football, baseball, girls’ volleyball and cheerleading.

Registrations dates are from now until Aug. 4 at the Recreation Department Office from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Night registration will also take place on July 13 and July 21 from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at the Landry Gym for the West Bank booster clubs and the Hurst Gym for the East Bank booster clubs. Read More...
July 15, 2010 at 10:23 am

Oil tightens noose around coastal waters, but Lake Cataouatche still top spot

During the summer months, weekly trips to Grand Isle would have been the norm and many nights would have been spent fishing under a light or waking up early to make an offshore trip. Read More...
July 15, 2010 at 10:21 am

HHS golfer sets course record in national qualifier

After playing some of the best golf of his young career, Hahnville High School senior Jason Noto has advanced to the 42nd Trusted Choice Big I National Tournament in Chesterfield, N.J.Read More...
July 15, 2010 at 10:18 am

BCA now accepting Pre-K apps

Qualifying parents can now register their 4-year-old kids for a chance at free placement Boutte Christian Academy’s pre-kindergarten programs for the coming year.Read More...
July 15, 2010 at 10:16 am

Book Review: 'My Sister's Keeper'

Reviewed by Elise deBruler
July 15, 2010 at 10:15 am

Recipe: Filet with Farro salad

Courtesy of Family Features
July 15, 2010 at 10:14 am

Solar power coming to farmers’ market on July 17

Farmers' market visitors will get the chance to learn more about solar energy this weekend.Read More...
July 15, 2010 at 10:14 am

Oldies but Goodies boogie for good causes

From cutting hair at the nursing home to cleaning their church and weeding the community garden, Pat and Erick St. Amant are very involved with the St. Charles Parish community.Read More...
July 15, 2010 at 10:12 am

Professional organizer offers library class

DESTREHAN - An organized environment enables busy people to work more effectively and live with less stress. In this program, you will learn a process to plan, execute and maintain a peaceful and productive environment.

Professional organizer Ellen Martin will conduct an organization workshop, “Organizing 101: How to Plan a Successful Organizing Project from Start to Finish,” at the St. Charles Parish East Regional Library on Wednesday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m.
July 14, 2010 at 9:45 am

Sign up now for advocacy training

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The St Charles Parish CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program needs volunteers to be the voice for children in the community who have been victims of abuse and/or neglect. CASA depends on volunteers to make a difference in the lives of these innocent children. There are currently five children in St Charles parish waiting for a CASA.

The next CASA training for St Charles parish volunteers will begin at 5:30 p.m. on July 12 at the Child Advocacy Services office located at 816 Paul Maillard Road in Luling. To participate in this training you will need to complete the CASA volunteer application. To obtain an application or for more information, please call our office at (985)785-5226 or contact Connie Stein at (225)647-2005 or e-mail
July 12, 2010 at 11:20 am

Enjoy a brunch with the New Life center

BOUTTE - Spend Sunday afternoon with the New Life Family Worship Center for a special Gospel brunch on July 11 from noon to 3 p.m. The brunch will include a southern-style all-you-can-eat buffet and music.

Admission for adults will be $20 and children 10 years and younger will be $12. The brunch will be held at the center at 13228 Highway 90 in Boutte. Call (985)785-9465 for more information and for tickets.
July 11, 2010 at 9:54 am

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