Beyond Ethics
October 31, 2007 at 12:34 pm
Next January 14, Bobby Jindal will be sworn in as governor with a strong mandate to change the lay of the land in Louisiana.

Is climate change a natural thing?
October 31, 2007 at 12:33 pm
Amidst all of the natural disasters that have befallen us, there comes a bright spot on the planet. Greenland is growing vegetables more than ever. It is getting warmer there and, as a result, the great ice sheet in northern Greenland is melting at a more rapid pace.

Our View
October 31, 2007 at 12:30 pm
Gov.-Elect Bobby Jindal did not say much about saving the Louisiana coast during the election campaign just past. But there was probably a political reason.

Sheriff's Reports
October 31, 2007 at 12:28 pm
• Norman P. Danos Jr., 56, of 1917 Tiffany Dr. in LaPlace was arrested on Oct. 12 and charged with indecent behavior with juveniles.

October 31, 2007 at 12:27 pm
Mary Pearl Chiasson Verda passed away on Monday, October 22, 2007 in Kenner, LA.

October 31, 2007 at 12:26 pm
Elaine B. Keating passed away on Friday, October 19, 2007 at 7:09 a.m. at her home in Norco.

October 31, 2007 at 12:25 pm
Floyd Jules Montz, a machinist with Kaiser, passed away on Sunday , October 21, 2007.

October 31, 2007 at 12:24 pm
Leroy Paul "Squack" Loup retired from Monsanto Chemical Plant for over 30 years. He was a resident of Luling and a native of Wallace. He passed away Saturday, October 27, 2007 at his residence.

October 31, 2007 at 12:23 pm
Loretta "Retta" Harrington Johnson entered into eternal rest at her home in LaPlace, LA, on Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 6:25 p.m.

October 31, 2007 at 12:21 pm
Hilda Rita Ponvelle Arabie passed away on Friday, October 19, 2007 in Destrehan, LA.

Schools ask for input on upcoming schedule
October 31, 2007 at 12:16 pm
Even though students have not even reached the halfway point of the current school year, the school board has already approved the proposed 2008-09 schedule, and they are inviting comments before it becomes official.

St. Pierre vows to hold employees accountable St. Pierre vows to hold employees accountable
October 31, 2007 at 12:11 pm
V.J. St. Pierre wasn't sure how life would work out for him when he returned home from Vietnam after losing a leg and being wounded in an ambush.

How much did your vote cost?
October 31, 2007 at 12:08 pm
Running a political campaign is not an easy thing to do.
The candidates have to hire a dedicated staff to get their message across, while formulating a plan to deal with the many issues that affect their constituents. They must also keep up public appearances, out-hustle their competitors, and in some cases go door-to-door to get their message across.

St. Rose church has food, fun & games
October 31, 2007 at 10:09 am
ST. ROSE - The Bread of Life Christian Fellowship celebrates Harvest Fest 2007 with food, fun and games on Oct. 31 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The church is located at 10328 River Road in St. Rose.

Halloween party at Vous Salon & Spa
October 31, 2007 at 10:08 am
PARADIS - Vous Salon and Spa located on Highway 90 in Paradis will hold their FREE Halloween Extravaganza on Oct. 31 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Scheduled events are: live music, a wine tasting, hay rides, photo sessions, food, candy and children and adult costume contest.

The farmer’s market will be on hand from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 985-758-8687 for more information.

Save cemetaries with Metairie tour
October 29, 2007 at 10:11 am
METAIRIE - Join the Save Our Cemeteries group on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on a guided bus tour of the historic Metairie cemeteries.

The event is hosted in part by the New Orleans Culinary and Cultural Preservation Society.
Advanced reservations required. Cost: $18 per person. Call 504-525-3377 to reserve your spot.

Dogs: Howl-O-Ween costume contest
October 27, 2007 at 10:07 am
METAIRIE - The Howl-O-Ween Canine Costume Contest and Trick or Treating for dogs will be held at Clearview Mall located at 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd. on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

A portion of the proceeds benefit the Louisiana SPCA. Call 504-885-0202 or visit www.la-spca.org.

SPOOKTAKULA & fun Halloween event
October 27, 2007 at 10:06 am
DESTREHAN - The United Methodist Church - Ormond Recreation Field on Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan will hold a family fun day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 27.

This is sponsored by the St. Charles Recreation Department and the Special Olympics Young Athlete Program.

All kids ages 2 1/2 to 7 years old are invited to participate.


Humane Society Pet of the Week
Humane Society Pet of the Week
This week’s St. Charles Humane Society’s showcase pet is Jake the dog.
Crafty Destrehan couple work together on art
Crafty Destrehan couple work together on art
Under the great oaks of Destrehan Plantation, Mary Alice Smith and her husband,...

Parish president victory still sinking in for Cochran
Parish president victory still sinking in for Cochran
Larry Cochran is still getting used to the election results that say he won the St. Charles Parish president race, but that didn’t stop him from having a “great” meeting with outgoing President V.J. St. Pierre and setting up his transition team.