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Tax credit that paid $12.2M to parish residents in '08 often goes unclaimed

More than 4,900 low-to-moderate-income workers in St. Charles Parish pocketed over $12.2 million last year at tax time thanks to a credit that often goes unclaimed.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 11:33 am
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Hwy. 90 location sparks renewed interest in market

Since moving to its new location on Highway 90, the West Bank Farmers’ Market has taken off, with about 600 people making their way to the market weekly to buy fresh produce, seafood and other items.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 11:32 am
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No charges filed yet in Domino’s driver's death

Destrehan resident Dennis Mahler died last month due to injuries sustained from a car accident in early January, and charges have yet to be filed against the woman who authorities say caused the wreck.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 9:19 am
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‘Armed, dangerous’ men on run from Sheriff's Office

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is searching for two Luling neighbors in connection with a Dec. 24 shooting that left three people, including a mother and her child, with gunshot wounds.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 9:19 am
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Carrying the Cross

On Palm Sunday, a newly repaired statue of Jesus Christ was resurrected on a fiberglass cross, and for the first time in nearly four years it stood once again in the St. Gertrude Catholic Church Cemetery for all parishioners to see.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 9:19 am
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Suspected drug deal turns into big bootlegging bust

The potential blockbuster movie “X Men Origins: Wolverine” may not be released in theaters until May 1, but some residents in St. Charles Parish were able to get their hands on bootleg copies of the film, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 9:19 am
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Savoie picked to lead national school board

C.H. “Sonny” Savoie, a school board member from St. Charles Parish, was named the 62nd president of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) at the association’s annual conference in San Diego. Savoie has been a member of the NSBA board of directors since 2002. He served as president-elect last year.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 9:19 am
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HHS golf hosts annual tournament

LULING - Willowdale Country Club and the Hahnville High School golf team are co-hosting the second annual Cox Communications High School Golf Classic at Willowdale on April 4 and 5.

The event begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday and concludes with the final round beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday.

More information is available by logging onto the LHSAA Web.
Call Ron Cantrelle at 985-785-1657 or email him at cantrelle3@cox.net.
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April 05, 2009 at 12:04 pm
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Kids’ egg hunt at Luling Church

LULING - The Luling United Methodist Church will host its Family Easter Fellowship on Sunday, April 5 at 4 p.m. at the church located at 1001 Paul Maillard Rd. in Luling. The community is invited to attend.

Call 985-785-6868 with any questions.Read More...
April 05, 2009 at 11:27 am
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10,000 Easter eggs up for grabs

DES ALLEMANDS - Life Fellowship Community Church in Bayou Gauche will sponsor its annual “10,000 Easter Egg Hunt” on Saturday, April 4 at the Bayou Gauche ball field at 10:30 a.m. for ages walking to 12 years old.

There will be prize eggs in each age division, space walks, slides, face painting, games, free hot dogs and chili, and snowballs.

The church invites the community to come out for the festivities.

For more information, you can check out the church Web site at www.lifefcc.com or call 985-758-7526.Read More...
April 04, 2009 at 4:03 pm
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United Way 5K Bridge Run April 4

ST. CHARLES PARISH - United Way of St. Charles is preparing for the 13th annual 5K Bridge Run/Walk and first post-race festival scheduled for Saturday, April 4.

This particular bridge run draws on average 1,800 participants from world-class runners to walkers with toddlers in strollers. And this year the event serves as the Louisiana 5K Championship event.

The race starts below sea-level in Destrehan and crosses the Mississippi River ending in Luling. At its tallest point, the Hale Boggs Bridge is 442 feet, 218 feet taller than the tallest pyramid, 149 feet taller than the Superdome, and 117 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty. Anyone who wants to participate is encouraged.

Registration is $20 per person and includes a 2009 5K Bridge Run T-shirt. Participants can register individually or they can indicate their company team name on the application form.

The one-of-a-kind “Bridge Run” trophy, created by local artist Matt Touchard, is awarded to the company with the greatest number of participants. The winning company traditionally holds the trophy for one year until the next bridge run.

The post-race party has become a favorite with runners, families and the community.

Traditionally, there is jambalaya provided by Cytec, spacewalks, live music, and games. This year, the post-race party has been expanded into a festival.

Crafters and local vendors are invited to set up booths at the festival. The booths will promote local talent and increase awareness of the businesses and services available in St. Charles Parish.

The festival will also include face painting, inflatables, the bookmobile and much more!

If you would like for your company logo to be on the registration form, Web site, or T-shirts, the United Way of St. Charles is accepting sponsorship at several levels.

For more information, or to volunteer, call the UWSC at 985-331-9063. Read More...
April 04, 2009 at 3:53 pm
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Fireman’s group hosts golf benefit

LULING - The St. Charles Fireman’s Association will hold its annual golf benefit on April 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Willowdale Country Club in Luling.

For each golfer, $75 includes green fees, cart, food and drinks.

Morning flight is at 8 a.m. with registration at 7 a.m. and evening flight is at 1 p.m. with registration at noon.

Proceeds assist parish volunteer firefighters in need during medical crisis and to support a scholarship fund.
For more information, or to donate, call Fire Chief Reggie Gaubert at 504-559-8737 or email reggie@hvfd.net.Read More...
April 03, 2009 at 4:02 pm
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Parish presidents’ forum set April 2

LAPLACE - The River Region Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2009 Tri-Parish Presidents’ Forum on Thursday, April 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Quality Inn located at 3900 Highway 51 in LaPlace. A lunch buffet is available at noon.

Cost is $20 for chamber members and $40 for non-members. Sponsorships also available.

For more information, contact the chamber at 985-359-9777.Read More...
April 02, 2009 at 4:01 pm
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Senior citizens luncheon April 2

DESTREHAN - Sheriff Greg Champagne will be holding his annual Senior Citizens Luncheon on Thursday, April 2 at the Shriners’ Hall on Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan.
All parish seniors are invited to attend. Lunch will be served between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

Special presentations will be handed out for the oldest female and male along with door prizes. The Shriners’ Dance Band will perform.

Members of the St. Charles Parish Triad will also be on hand with the Triad Disposal Program collecting expired and unused medications for proper and safe disposal. Seniors can bring their medications to the Easter luncheon.

For more information, call Susie Gauthier-Breaux at 985-783-1355.
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April 02, 2009 at 12:03 pm
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Catfish committee sells raffle tickets

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The Louisiana Catfish Festival Committee is seeking girls ages 11 to 13 to sell raffle tickets for the chance to win the Junior Catfish Queen XXVI title.

The girl selling the most tickets will win the crown. A sign up meeting will be held on April 2 at 6 p.m. at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

The committee will sponsor the annual children’s pageant on April 18 at 10 a.m. in the Father Mac Community Center. Children ages 10 and younger may enter.

For more information, call Lydia Dempster at 985-758-0289 or Aimee Champagne at 985-306-0262. Read More...
April 02, 2009 at 12:02 pm
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COA host annual fishing rodeo

NORCO - The St. Charles Council on Aging and the St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation will host their annual fishing rodeo on Wednesday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Bonnet Carre Spillway Park Pavilion in Norco.

“The event is open to seniors 60 years and older,” said COA spokesperson Stephanie Boudreaux. “Fishing poles and bait are supplied, but seniors are asked to bring their own hats and chairs.”

Event highlights include music, entertainment, prizes, food and lots of fun.

In addition to the fishing rodeo, the COA will also host a cookie contest and a “Tall Fish Tale” essay contest at the pavilion.

Seniors are invited to write a funny or far out “Tall Fish Tale” ranging from 50 to 75 words. Deadline is March 25. Entries may be handwritten or typed.

The cookie contest will also be held on Wednesday, April 1 at the Bonnet Carre Spillway recreation area in Norco during the organization’s annual fishing rodeo. For entry forms and rules, contact Stephanie at 985-783-6683.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 4:00 pm
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Bayou Gauche man killed in boat crash remembered as loving father
Bayou Gauche man killed in boat crash remembered as loving father
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Remembered as a man who “loved his wife and kids more than life,” Bayou Gauche resident Bart Dufrene Jr.’s death from a boat crash stunned the close-knit community Monday.