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Shiver me timbers Shiver me timbers
October 25, 2006 at 2:55 pm
BOUTTE - The hottest Halloween costumes for parish kids this year are karate-kickin’ Power Rangers for the boys and assorted princesses and heroines for the girls, including Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” and Ariel from “The Little Mermaid.”

Can you top this?
October 25, 2006 at 2:47 pm
Dick Pitre’s 1959 Edsel Ranger looks showroom new, but with 114,000 miles on the odometer, this buggy’s been around.

Sweet! Sugarcane crop best in 5 years, says ag agent
October 25, 2006 at 2:46 pm
After nearly five years of hard times for sugarcane farmers, this year’s crop looks like it will be much better than the crops of the past few years, according to LSU AgCenter sugarcane specialist Dr. Ben Legendre.

State education officials release data 3-star schools - parish has seven of them
October 25, 2006 at 2:42 pm
Louisiana education officials released school performance scores just days ago and seven St. Charles Parish elementary schools received an impressive three-star ranking. They are: A.A. Songy Sr. Kindergarten, Ethel Schoeffner Elementary, Lakewood Elementary, Mimosa Park Elementary, New Sarpy Elementary, New Sarpy Kindergarten, and Norco Elementary K-3.

$88G windfall ‘a coup’ for schools; Chevron donates land & lots of it
October 25, 2006 at 2:40 pm
St. Charles Parish schools raked in the equivalent of an $88,000-plus (assessed) windfall when Chevron North American Exploration and Products Co. donated 43 acres of prime land to the school district just days ago.

Council backs $20M levee to protect the west bank
October 25, 2006 at 2:38 pm
St. Charles Parish Councilman Clayton Faucheux says the parish has no other choice - it must appropriate $20 million of its preliminary $90 million budget for fiscal 2007 to continue the construction of levees on the west bank.

Raven’s strong safety and HHS grad Dawan Landry attended the Hahnville-John Ehret game Baltimore Ravens owe St. Charles Parish big time, says Mike
October 25, 2006 at 2:31 pm
Talk about homecomings. When the New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens go head to head us local folks hardly know who to root for with so many former St. Charles Parish high schoolers lining up for the Ravens.

JOHN EHRET’S defensive line put pressure on HHS quarterback Early James throughout the game. Now we're playing for pride, baby
October 25, 2006 at 1:17 pm
The Hahnville High School football Tigers have been struggling to regain control of their season after a string of heartbreaking losses, and let's face it, folks - things aren't going to get any easier with unbeaten Destrehan and always-tough Assumption on tap over the next two "do-or-die" weeks.

RUNNING BACK Jerico Nelson and the rest of Destrehan’s offense demonstrated how speed puts points on the board against West Jeff. 
Destrehan’s 8-0 record on the line against upset-minded Hahnville
October 25, 2006 at 1:09 pm
The Destrehan Wildcats proved they are serious contenders for the state title with their 35-21 spanking of a strong West Jefferson Buccaneers team and their game with the Hahnville Tigers could be even easier.

Gov. Blanco makes the grade - unfortunately, it’s an flat “F”
October 25, 2006 at 1:06 pm
The other day when I got a note from fellow "Internet Kook" Emily Metzgar reporting that Gov. Kathleen Blanco had received an "F" from the Cato Institute for "Fiscal Policy," I wanted to say, "DUH."


Teen's ‘dream trip’ to get driver’s license gives mom the jitters Teen's ‘dream trip’ to get driver’s license gives mom the jitters
October 25, 2006 at 12:57 pm
On October 19, Anthony Taylor, 16, got his drivers license. Cool mom I'm not, and this has been harder than I thought. But he made the grades, and we had a deal.

Constitutional amendments: Ideas for voting
October 25, 2006 at 12:55 pm
This newspaper doesn’t usually tell readers how to vote. We prefer to lay out the facts of the issues and let them make their selections.

OUR VIEW
October 25, 2006 at 12:52 pm
This week’s settlement between the state and federal government on offshore mineral lease sales brings Louisiana closer to the possibility of getting more offshore oil revenue.

SENIOR SALUTE ... SENIOR SALUTE ...
October 25, 2006 at 12:46 pm
Congratulations to Destrehan High School seniors –Sharion Scott and Valicia Miller – who were named semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship program.

SEEING THE UNSEEN? Susan Christie says she lives with ghosts that she can see, sense - and feel.
EEK! Parish woman lives with ghosts
October 25, 2006 at 12:42 pm
I live with ghosts.

But even though the experience can be startling, I’ve never been afraid.


It’s all in the way you move It’s all in the way you move
October 25, 2006 at 12:38 pm
"Ballroom dancing is an art form," says Charlotte Giardina, of St. Rose. And anyone can do it, she insists - even you.

SQUEAKY-CLEAN salons like Rose’s Nails in Luling can help you care for nails, say experts. Pictured: Manager Kim Nguyen. Fingernail myths that keep you from looking your best
October 25, 2006 at 11:02 am
BOUTTE - You can grow and take advantage of strong, beautiful nails with tips from a dermatologist who says common misconceptions and “old wives’ tales” may be doing you more harm than good.

And when you abuse your nails with chemicals and synthetic hardening agents, says the expert, you can make your fingers “sick.”

Animal Control Officer, Shawn Palmisano - pictured with China, was recently recognized by the parish with a plaque of recognition  ordaining her a ‘true animal lover.’ Animal control officer is a dog’s best friend
October 24, 2006 at 4:16 pm
‘I do it for the animals and because it is my passion.’
In that short sentence, Norco resident and St. Charles Parish animal control officer Shawn Palmisano explains why she’s devoted to a job that a lot of people simply could not handle.

St. Charles Parish Housing authority ordered to repay $600K
St. Charles Parish Housing authority ordered to repay $600K
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The St. Charles Parish Housing Authority has been ordered to repay more than $600,000 because they did not verify the income of those receiving subsidized housing payments and allowed unsafe conditions to persist in Section 8 properties, according to a recent federal audit.