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Financial crisis affects residents in different ways during holiday season

By Lynda Menard
The nation's economy has affected everything from politics to the costs of groceries and other necessary goods. And while Christmas ‘tis the season to be jolly, ‘tis also the season to spend a lot of money on family and friends.Read More...
December 23, 2008 at 9:30 am

Community chips in to make Christmas special for over 1,100 children

Christmas came early to over 1,100 children in St. Charles Parish who gathered at Harry Hurst to take pictures with Santa, indulge in games, be treated to a feast, and get their hands on a brand new toy.Read More...
December 23, 2008 at 9:30 am

Sheriff, Jake’s Towing take excuses away from drunk driving

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office and Jake's Towing are teaming up to make sure residents have no excuse to drink and drive this holiday season.Read More...
December 23, 2008 at 9:29 am

Luling church hosts Christmas cantata

LULING - The public is cordially invited as the Bible Center Church choir presents “Oh This Very Night” for this year’s Christmas cantata on Sunday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. at the church at 422 Barton Ave.
Refreshments will be served following the performance.
December 21, 2008 at 8:58 am

Christmas dance for kids Dec. 19

LULING - Fourth through eighth graders are invited to a Christmas dance on Dec. 19 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the VFW Hall in Luling.

The event, which is sponsored by the Louisiana Heat baseball team will feature light up necklaces and bracelets, snacks, and Christmas photo opportunities.
Admission is $10 and includes a slice of pizza and a drink.

Parents must sign kids in and out of dance.
December 19, 2008 at 8:59 am

Benefit garage and craft sale Dec. 19

NORCO - The American Legion Hall #195 is hosting a benefit garage and craft sale at the legion home located on the corner of Fourth and Clayton in Norco on Dec. 19 and 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All proceeds will go to the Southeast LA War Veterans Home in Reserve.Read More...
December 19, 2008 at 8:57 am

Drug sweep nets 28 arrests

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office made 28 arrests this week in connection with a narcotics investigation called “Operation Sleigh Ride,” with more arrests still to come.Read More...
December 18, 2008 at 10:27 am

Wildcats join exclusive company, leave lasting legacy with victory

Every now and then, you get a chance to witness something special, and two such events occurred in St. Charles Parish last week.Read More...
December 18, 2008 at 9:47 am

Fate of Dow St. Charles jobs to be decided in January

Dow Chemical announced last week that it will cut 5,000 jobs worldwide, but the company’s St. Charles plant won’t find out how many of those jobs – if any – will be slashed from its plant until January.Read More...
December 18, 2008 at 9:47 am

Satellite students work behind scenes of ABC26 broadcast

After ABC26 News Director Bob Noonan attended a Café Day put on by the Satellite Center's Culinary Arts and Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism classes, he came away impressed.Read More...
December 18, 2008 at 9:15 am

Blue-collar attitude, past success big reason behind DHS’ state title

Last season, Destrehan entered the year as the No. 1 ranked team in Class 5A and mowed down the competition on their way to the school's first state title in 24 years.Read More...
December 18, 2008 at 9:15 am

Almost a White Christmas here

By Renee Allemand Simpson
Jack Frost’s early, infrequent visit was the big story across the parish last week. Parish government offices stayed open. Though the snow fascinated us, work continued as usual. Read More...
December 18, 2008 at 9:06 am

The ‘Spousal Mystery’ of Christmas

By Christopher West
Christmas celebrates the marvels of the birth of the Son of God from the virgin womb of Mary. At Christmas pageants, at Mass, and in beloved Christmas carols we will hear the story told again and again this year: “The angel Gabriel was sent from God . . . to a virgin . . . and the virgin’s name was Mary. . . . And the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus” (Lk 1:26-31).Read More...
December 18, 2008 at 8:57 am

Is bipartisanship at stake in Congress?

Abortion has been one of the most sensitive political subjects in this country. Whether or not women should have the choice of aborting and killing their unborn children has been somewhat evenly divided.Read More...
December 18, 2008 at 8:54 am

United way hosts food and toy drive

LULING - The United Way of St. Charles is holding a food and toy drive through Dec. 15. Nonperishable food and new toys will be donated to local families in need.

Donations may be delivered to the United Way offices located at 13207 River Rd. in Luling or call 985-331-9063.
December 15, 2008 at 12:35 pm

Ballet opens year with Nutcracker

DESTREHAN - The River Region Ballet is opening their fourteenth year of performances with the seasonal favorite “The Nutcracker.” They are presenting a full-length version of this timeless Tchaikovsky classic on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at Destrehan High School located at 1 Wildcat Lane. Tickets are $15.

For information call 504-202-7706 or email
December 14, 2008 at 12:08 pm

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Work begins on Goodwill store in Luling
Work begins on Goodwill store in Luling
Site work has begun for a 10,344 square-foot Goodwill store in Luling, an estimated $1.4 million project that will bring 16 permanent jobs.