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Voters get first chance to decide fate of new ER on March 21

This weekend, voters will get the first chance to decide whether or not St. Charles Parish Hospital will be able to borrow $11.5 million to refinance existing bonds and construct a new building to house an expanded emergency department.Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 10:59 am
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Parish, schools collect nearly $79 million in '08

Together, St. Charles Parish and the public school system collected nearly $79 million in sales tax in 2008, an increase of a little more than $5 million from the previous year.Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 9:55 am
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Des Allemands man catches own crawfish to save money

On an overcast Sunday morning, Perry Shifflett of Des Allemands prepared nearly 75 pounds of crawfish, complete with all the trimmings, for family and friends.Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Wetland park envisioned as one-stop spot for family fun

Five years ago, St. Charles Parish set aside 28 acres in the LaBranche Wetlands and christened the area Wetland Watchers Park. Now, plans are moving ahead to turn that park into something the parish sorely needs - a one-stop spot for education and recreation that will include fishing piers, an outdoor classroom and a canoe launch.Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 8:44 am
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QVC cook to lead Norco food incubator

A commercial kitchen and food production incubator in Norco that’s scheduled to open its doors on April 1 has hired a director - one who has appeared on national television and is a well-known food product developer and marketing consultant.Read More...
March 18, 2009 at 8:44 am
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LA sportsmen’s show in Gonzales

GONZALES - The 30th annual Louisiana Sportsmen’s Show and Festival returns to the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center Friday, March 13 through Sunday, March 15.

General admission tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for kids. Military personnel in uniform are admitted for free.
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March 15, 2009 at 12:40 pm
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Hahnville falls in state title game

Ouachita proved to be too much for Hahnville down the stretch, outscoring the Tigers 28-11 in the fourth quarter to claim the state championship with a 70-53 victory.Read More...
March 15, 2009 at 12:20 am
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‘Pawty’ at GCFM annual pet parade

DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmer’s Market will host its annual St. Patty’s pet Pawrade on March 14 at 10 a.m. at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan.

Carriages, wagons and dressed up pets are allowed. Prizes will be awarded for best presentation. Entry fee is $5.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. For more information, call 985-764-9762.Read More...
March 14, 2009 at 12:40 pm
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Help keep SCP clean at trash bash

NORCO - The 1st annual St. Charles Trash Bash will be held on March 14 at 8:30 a.m.

Teams across the parish will fan out to pick up litter. At 11:30 a.m. there will be a culminating celebration at the Spillway Boat Launch with food, music, a recycling drop off and information about recycling and other community programs.

All supplies will be provided and volunteers will receive a free T-shirt.

For more information, call 985-783-5000.Read More...
March 14, 2009 at 9:22 am
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St. Partick’s Day dance March 14

DES ALLEMANDS - The Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department will hold its St. Patrick’s Day dance for kids 12 to `17 years of age on March 14 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the fire station next to Wenger Road in Des Allemands.

J.B. Martin and Hahnville High School IDs are required for entry. A parent is also required to sign the children in and out of the dance.

Admission is $5. Concession will be sold.

Call Tracy Sparks at 504-915-3258 for more information.Read More...
March 14, 2009 at 9:22 am
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Garden show set at LSU AgCenter

HAMMOND - The Hammond Spring Garden Show will be held on Saturday, March 14 at the LSU AgCenter’s Hammond Research Station at 21549 Old Covington Highway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Faculty members and master gardeners will present a series of presentations on backyard composting, rain-barrel gardening, gardens after tree loss, new landscape plants and square-foot gardening.

Admission is $5. Call Sandra Benjamin at 985-748-9381 or email sbenjamin@agcenter.lsu.edu.Read More...
March 14, 2009 at 9:21 am
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100 years of dance honored at ballet

DESTREHAN - The River Region Drama Guild and Ballet will perform their spring ballet on March 14 at 7:30 p.m. and March 15 at 2 p.m. at the Destrehan High School auditorium located at 1 Wildcat Lane.

This year’s event will honor 100 years of dance with the ballet, “La Boutique Fantasque.”

Tickets are $15 and may be ordered by calling 504-202-7706.Read More...
March 14, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Live music, food, crafts at festival

DESTREHAN - Destrehan Plantation Celebrates its popular Spring Arts and Crafts Festival March 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the manor grounds located at 13034 River Rd. in Destrehan.

Arts and crafts vendors from throughout the country will offer a variety of wood crafts, pottery, jewelry, quilts, ceramics, prints, oil paintings, dolls, stained glass, clothing, baskets and much more.

Over 20 chefs will prepare local delicacies such as fried seafood, gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice and other favorites.

The antique area will have 12 dealers inside the unique 1840s Mule Barn as well as additional vendors adjacent to the barn.

Craftsmen will demonstrate how our ancestors cooked on an open-hearth and dyed clothes with indigo.

Children’s activities include pony rides and face paintings. A space walk will also be available for children wanting to play while parents shop or enjoy other activities. Tours of the plantation house by costumed guides will be available for an additional fee.

Live musical entertainment is included in the admission fee. The schedule includes Jude LeBlanc from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday followed by Summer Breeze at 1 p.m. Sunday’s schedule features Kayla Woodson and Louisiana Lightning from 10 a.m. to noon followed by Local Option 2 at 1 p.m.

Admission is $7 for adults and teens, children 12 and under are admitted free. Call 985-764-9315 for more information.Read More...
March 14, 2009 at 9:12 am
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‘Dancin’ for Hope’ set for March 13

LULING - “Dancin’ for Hope” - a youth dance for ages 10 to 15 in memory of Luling’s Kyle Bergeron will be held on March 13 at the VFW Hall located at 140 Angus Dr. in Luling.
Sign in from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. A parent will need to sign their child in and out of dance.

Admission is $12 and includes a slice of pizza and a drink. All proceeds will help find a cure for childhood cancer.
Music by Impulse Entertainment with a special appearance by C & D Dance Crew.

For more information, call Vicki Bergeron at 985-785-0346.
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March 13, 2009 at 12:41 pm
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‘Dancin’ for Hope’ set for March 13

LULING - “Dancin’ for Hope” - a youth dance for ages 10 to 15 in memory of Luling’s Kyle Bergeron will be held on March 13 at the VFW Hall located at 140 Angus Dr. in Luling.
Sign in from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. with the dance from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. A parent will need to sign their child in and out of dance.

Admission is $12 and includes a slice of pizza and a drink. All proceeds will help find a cure for childhood cancer.
Music by Impulse Entertainment with a special appearance by C & D Dance Crew.

For more information, call Vicki Bergeron at 985-785-0346.

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March 13, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Biz fest and health fair March 13 - 14

BOUTTE - The 2009 St. Charles Business Association’s Business Fest and Health Fair will be held on March 13 from noon to 5 p.m and March 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hahnville High School.

Admission is free. Activities include the Ochsner Blood Mobile, free health screenings, vendor prizes and raffles, and the Saintsations on March 14 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Country radio station WNOE 101.1 will broadcast live from the event on March 14.
Visit scbabuylocal.org for more information.
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March 13, 2009 at 9:19 am
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Former St. Charles DA sentenced to 3 years in federal prison
Former St. Charles DA sentenced to 3 years in federal prison
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Former St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel Jr. was sentenced to three years in federal prison today (Aug. 17) after pleading guilty in April to obstruction of justice in connection with an FBI investigation into his allegedly trading leniency for sex.