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Maybelle Baudoin Caillet, age 94, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Oct. 1, 2008. Born March 6, 1914 in Raceland. She was a resident of Hahnville for 74 years. Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 11:31 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
•Lamar Narcisse, 23, of 290 Meadows Dr. in Destrehan was arrested on Sept. 27 and charged with possession with intent to crack cocaine and consumption of an alcoholic beverage in a parking lot.Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 11:29 am
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Hurricane Provokes Anger (Part II)

Last week I shared Part I about a woman (I'll call her Rita) who was struggling with anger towards God, due to the two recent hurricanes. I will share part II of my answer in this column. Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 11:28 am
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Can the geniuses in Washington straighten us out

Last week, the politicians and bureaucrats in D.C. told us if we didn't understand the need for a $700 Billion bailout of nation's financial markets, we were dumb. Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 11:27 am
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Time to change bad tax policies

In 2004 the Legislature and Blanco administration enacted reforms to balance some of Louisiana’s tax laws that were out of line with other states.Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 11:26 am
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Why can’t campaigns be more civilized?

It’s strange seeing Sen. Mary Landrieu and State Treasurer John Kennedy smiling at each other while shaking hands before their first debate Monday in Baton Rouge. The way they have been tearing each other apart in their political advertising, we’re sure the pictures do not represent their feelings.Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 11:25 am
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Schools’ calling system shines during evacuation

The St. Charles Parish public schools’ communication system proved its value during Hurricane Gustav, calling 136,816 numbers to inform parents of closings and when schools would re-open as soon as a mandatory evacuation was called. Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 11:23 am
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Flu vaccine should be given to all school-aged children

More people are expected to take the flu vaccine than ever before after the Centers for Disease Control decided to increase the recommended age for vaccination to those from 6 months old to 18 years. The previous recommended age group were those between 6 months and 5 years.Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 11:21 am
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Luling Rehab Hospital settles into new wing

Luling Rehabilitation Hospital represents a different approach to rehabilitation by assisting patients in rebuilding their lives after an illness or injury - a service that has come full circle since the center first opened its doors eight years ago.Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 11:20 am
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Man charged with holding 80-year-old against his will

In August of 2007, frequent sexual encounters between an 80-year-old man and two young females eventually led to the Norco man being held against his will and having his vehicle stolen.Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 8:55 am
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New library site does have contaminants, LDEQ says

The soil where the East Bank Regional Library in Destrehan will be built contains two different kinds of chemical contaminatants, according to documentation provided by the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.
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October 08, 2008 at 8:55 am
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Credit freeze hurting builders

The President and CEO of First American Bank, which has five branches in St. Charles Parish, believes the bailout of the U.S. financial system won't impact his local bank.
Bank president Frank Bourgeois says the problems began with larger national lenders and the decline of the housing market.Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 8:55 am
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Brigade keeping the air clean one bucket at a time

If you happen to see a bucket, plastic bag and vacuum hanging from a fence in a neighbor’s yard, don't be alarmed - it might just be someone taking an air sample for the Louisiana Bucket Brigade.
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October 08, 2008 at 8:55 am
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Parish workers get job and G.E.D.

A shortage of parish workers and a list of major projects that were running behind schedule forced St. Charles Parish administrative leaders to come up with an unusual idea that would eliminate both problems. With the support of Parish President V. J. St. Pierre, parish officials began hiring applicants on a temporary basis who had no high school diploma or G.E.D.
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October 08, 2008 at 8:54 am
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‘Future Prep Night’ at Hahnville High

BOUTTE - The annual “Future Prep Night” for St. Charles parish will be hosted by Hahnville High School on Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This event is open to Destrehan and Hahnville seniors and juniors and their parents.

Representatives from all Louisiana public and private colleges and universities have been invited to participate, as well as a number of community colleges, vocational-technical schools, and proprietary schools. All branches of the military service have also been invited. Additionally, a representative from the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (T.O.P.S.) will attend.

For questions or additional information, please call the Hahnville High School Counseling Office at 985-758-2961.
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October 07, 2008 at 11:30 am
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Deadline for art grants Oct. 4

The River Region Arts and Humanities Council is accepting applications for grants for art projects through Oct. 4.
Residents and groups in St. Charles, St. James and St. John the Baptist parishes are eligible to apply for grants to be used in the development of arts and humanities projects or activities or projects in theater, dance, music and the visual arts.

Grants will not exceed $1,500 per application. Read More...
October 04, 2008 at 11:08 am
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Over 6K in St. Charles Parish could get Medicaid under expansion
Over 6K in St. Charles Parish could get Medicaid under expansion
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An estimated 6,000 to 8,000 St. Charles Parish residents are projected to qualify for Medicaid under the expanded program by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards’ newly signed executive order.