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New Anime club meets June 13

DESTREHAN - Fans of Japanese animation and readers of the popular Japanese Manga books, are invited to attend meetings of the SCPL Club Anime.

Participants will watch Anime films and may share books, display original artwork, practice drawing in the Japanese style, and meet others with similar interests.

Participants will make candy sushi after watching the Anime films.

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Curse, rated 13+, will be screened on Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at East Regional Library.

These Club Anime meetings are open to participants ages 12 to 18, and are part of the “iLibrary” Teen Reading Program.
East Regional Library is located at 100 River Oaks Drive in Destrehan. For more information about these programs, call Amy Boling, Teen Coordinator, at 985-785-8464, or e mail: amy.boling@stcharles.lib.la.us.
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June 13, 2009 at 9:22 am
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Festival pageant set for June 13

DES ALLEMANDS - The Louisiana Catfish Festival Pageant will be held on June 13 at the Father Mac Community Building in Des Allemands at 6 p.m.

Girls ages 14 to 17 can compete in the Teen Queen XIV pageant, and ages 18 to 23 will vie for the title of La. Catfish Miss Queen XXXIV.

Interested contestants should contact Lydia Dempster at 985-758-0289 or Aimee Champagne at 985-306-0262.

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June 13, 2009 at 9:22 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
•Larry L. Childress, 60, of 116 Beaupre Dr. in Luling was arrested on May 29 and charged with DWI and careless operation.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 1:26 pm
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The greatest of human yearnings

How many people in the world today are feeling down, discouraged, depressed… and some even despairing? How many today are at least lethargic (lukewarm) in their faith, and at most have no faith at all?Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 1:24 pm
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New levee type looks promising

A new type of levee for southeast Louisiana is being constructed along the beachfront at Grand Isle. It is called a Geotube (R) levee which will extend from the burrito levee recently built on the western end of the island to the eastern end.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm
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Waterford 3 displays impressive safety record

More than 15 million hours worked without a lost time accident is a remarkable feat for an industrial facility, but that is exactly what Waterford 3 Steam Electric Station employees have accomplished.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm
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Very Aggressive Tax (VAT) comes with costs

It isn’t surprising that the latest fix for the spending addiction in Washington has surfaced in Congressional discussions. It is called the VAT, the value added tax. It would operate similar to a national sales tax placed on every step of commerce from production to transportation to final sale. There is no doubt that a VAT could raise huge sums of money. But, like all "quick fixes," it comes with consequences.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 1:22 pm
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Woman gets 30 years for killing newborn

A New Sarpy woman was sentenced to 30 years in jail on Thursday for killing her newborn baby, and a Luling doctor was given one year in jail for attempted possession of child pornography after his probation appeal backfired.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 1:21 pm
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Norco state rep ‘disappointed’ with fate of smoking bill

Smoking in bars, truck stops and casinos will continue to be a Louisiana tradition after legislation introduced by state Rep. Gary Smith prohibiting the act was overwhelmingly struck down by the house.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 1:20 pm
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Resident threatens to sue, Parish resurrects stop sign

A Willowdale resident threatened to sue the parish over the lack of a 3-way stop sign at Willowdale Boulevard and East Heather, leading Councilman Shelley Tastet to have signs installed temporarily.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 9:09 am
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Schools consider one-stop health clinics

The Louisiana House Ways and Means Committee passed House Bill 889 on June 8, putting the St. Charles Community Health Center one step closer to its dream of providing the parish with school-based wellness centers.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 9:09 am
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Alert system paying off for sheriff

When a serious crime or unusual incident occurs in St. Charles Parish, thousands of residents know about it in a matter of minutes because of Sheriff Greg Champagne’s e-mail alert system. But what many residents don’t know is that Champagne pays for the service out of his own pocket.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 9:09 am
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‘Master Plan’ to show parish where there is room to grow

The parish’s first comprehensive planning effort in almost 20 years will get underway on June 15 and residents will be called upon to be a huge part of that process, which could be completed in as little as a year.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 9:07 am
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Learn how to make comics

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Teens interested in art, drawing and comic books of all kinds are invited to attend a free comic book making workshop on Thursday, June 11 at the West Regional Library at 10:30 a.m. or at the St. Rose Library at 2 p.m.

Rob Guillory, a comic book artist from Lafayette will lead the workshops.

Seating is limited. To register, call 985-785-8464.Read More...
June 11, 2009 at 9:21 am
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Council members use own Web sites to connect with residents

Parish residents interested in the goings on in their district and the legislation introduced by their councilman or woman can now get all that information in one place - the council members individual Web sites.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 2:48 pm
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Norco food incubator gets cooking

The parish’s first commercial kitchen and food production incubator, Edible Enterprises, is now open for business.
The facility was scheduled to open its doors in Norco in mid-May, but that opening date was pushed back until June due to some minor building repairs. The repairs were completed early this week and now the stage is set for Edible Enterprises to get cooking.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 12:18 pm
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Train blocking raises anger in Ormond
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Continually getting stuck at a train crossing on Ormond Boulevard for 35 minutes or more has left Kaitlin Gagliano crying, stressed and demanding answers on why this is a constant problem.