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Luling Vietnam vet still dealing with pain, heartache of serving

Imagine being forced to leave home and dropped right in the middle of a battle overseas only to return three years later to face indifference from some people and indignation from others.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 9:32 am

Brazen gunmen target St. Rose

A 37-year-old LaPlace man told deputies that he was tied up, had a gun put to his head and saw the trigger get pulled twice before the gunman walked away laughing with $630 and credit cards.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 9:32 am

Concert hopes to spread awareness of teen dating violence through music

Teen dating violence is a huge problem across the nation, with some teens even experiencing that abuse every single day. Because this abuse doesn't differentiate between gender or age, the United Way of St. Charles is hoping to spread awareness in a way that all teens understand - through music.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 9:32 am

Tackling violence head-on

On a hot and sunny Sunday afternoon, District 1 Councilman Billy Raymond walked through Meadows Drive and talked to residents in the community about various ways to improve the area. Raymond and residents have been concerned ever since a drive-by shooting occurred there two weeks ago.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 9:31 am

Were fire station’s actions criminal?

An investigation into allegations of misuse of funds at the St. Rose Fire Department is over. St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne says that his office's investigation is complete and the police report was submitted to District Attorney Harry Morel's office three weeks ago.Read More...
July 23, 2008 at 9:31 am

Club holds dance in Norco July 20

NORCO - The Oldies But Goodies Dance Club will hold a dance on Sunday, July 20 at the Knights of Columbus home in Norco.
Line dancing lessons from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. and general dancing will follow.

Music provided by DJ Matherne. Admission is $5. Bring your own liquor.Read More...
July 20, 2008 at 2:13 pm

IHOP turns 50 at Zephyrs game

KENNER - In celebration of IHOP Restaurant’s 50th birthday, the IHOP Discover America Road Tour is crossing the nation to celebrate two American classics – pancakes and baseball.
An IHOP-branded RV will travel more than 8,500 miles to visit Minor League Baseball parks in 27 cities bringing cheer, games and giveaways.

The RV will make a stop in New Orleans on July 19 at 6 p.m. and July 20 at 2 p.m., entertaining fans as the New Orleans Zephyrs vs. Albuquerque Isotopes.

Zephyr Field is located at 6000 Airline Highway in Kenner.
July 19, 2008 at 2:12 pm

Library offers free ACT practice test

LULING - St. Charles Parish Library invites teens to attend a free ACT practice test at West Regional Library Saturday, July 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Practice tests will be proctored, timed, and evaluated with results sent to each participant.

This is a great free warm-up for the actual testing. Please call 1-800-2Review (1-800-273-8439) to register, or register online at

The West Regional Library is located at 105 Lakewood Drive, Luling. Call 985-785-8471 for more information.
July 19, 2008 at 1:44 pm

Banquet held to benefit scholarship

BOUTTE - The annual D.R.E.A.M. Inc. banquet, held in honor of Don Raymond - a former Hahnville High School student, will be held on Saturday, July 19 at 7 p.m. at the Glen Dorsey Multi-Purpose Building located at 13665 Old Spanish Trail in Boutte.

The event is the main fundraiser for the Don Raymond scholarship which is awarded to a St. Charles Parish student each May.

Musical entertainment by the Worship Squad and the People of Praise is scheduled along with guest speaker Rev. Torin Sanders of the Sixth Baptist Church in New Orleans.

Visitors will also get a sneak peek preview of Glenn Singleton’s Don Raymond documentary.

Tickets are $30 and will be available at the door. Ticket prices include dinner.

For more information or to purchase a ticket in advance
call David at 504-914-8478.
July 19, 2008 at 1:42 pm

AgCenter hosts citrus workshop

LULING - Local residents interested in learning more about citrus greening disease including proper identification, treatments and sampling of the Asian citrus psyllid can attend the workshop.

It is scheduled for Thursday, July 17 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Extension County Agent’s Office located at 1313 Paul Maillard Rd., Ste. E in Luling.

For more information, call 985-785-4473.
July 17, 2008 at 2:11 pm

Register to vote, learn how to use new machines at parish post offices

Next week is Voter Education Week, and the Registrar of Voters will conduct registration drives at post offices around the parish.

The office will also demonstrate how to use the voting machines used for early voting and will mail informational postcards to all households for the upcoming fall elections. The registration drives will be held on July 15 at the Boutte Post Office, July 16 at the Destrehan Post Office and July 17 at the St. Rose Post Office.

Registration will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at each location.

Voter Education Week is held to remind voters of the major changes going into effect for the fall elections. During the week of July 14-18, Secretary of State Jay Dardenne will join election officials throughout the state in spreading the message of closed congressional primaries and the importance of accurate voter registration.

Louisianians will vote in closed primaries for the first time in decades beginning with the Sept. 6, 2008 1st Party Primary for all seven Congressional Districts and the U.S. Senate race. The 2nd Party Primary will follow on Oct. 4, the same day as voters will choose many local leaders, such as district attorneys and judges, in open primaries.

Anyone interested in registering, or changing their voter registration, can contact the Registrar of Voters at 985-783-5120 or visit Additionally, they can call the Secretary of State's election hotline at 1-800-883-2805 or visit More...
July 17, 2008 at 1:41 pm

‘Mama Lou’ - a Shoney’s staple

Every morning at exactly 4 a.m., Louise Bearden, affectionately called ‘Mama Lou’ by most visitors who come to dine at the Shoney’s in Boutte, comes to work with a smile on her face, ready to wait tables.
July 17, 2008 at 11:10 am

A fisherman’s tale

It’s been a slow year for commercial fishermen on the bayous of St. Charles Parish, and the escalating fuel costs and downtrodden economy aren’t helping.
July 17, 2008 at 10:10 am

Library needs more money

The architect in charge of designing the new East Regional Library, Norman Chenevert, met with the St. Charles Parish Council's Legislative Committee to ask for additional money to complete the building.
July 17, 2008 at 10:09 am

Sheriff’s Office sets ‘high standards’ for graduates

There are very few professions where any single individual can have a dramatic impact on the lives of everyone around them. Thirty St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, who graduated from the police academy last month, will now have that opportunity.
July 17, 2008 at 9:07 am

Check receipts during sales tax holiday

Customers expecting tax relief on Aug. 1 and 2 because of the parish sales tax holiday need to be careful. Some businesses may not have their registers programmed to give the tax credit. Read More...
July 17, 2008 at 9:06 am

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