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Grandparent’s Day at New Sarpy

New Sarpy Elementary students recently celebrated Grandparents’/Special Guest Day by having lunch together at school. Guests were also invited to the Fall Library Book fair and to take pictures with their grandchildren. select a special book from the book fair.Read More...
October 28, 2009 at 12:11 pm
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Social dance club publishes member-inspired cookbook

The East Bank based “Oldies but Goodies Dance & Social Club” is taking their pot-luck dinners to the next level with the release of their first cookbook, “From Our Mamas an ‘nem ...”.Read More...
October 28, 2009 at 12:10 pm
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Hahnville’s dominant defense will have patience tested

Once again, the Hahnville offense put up a lot of points against a district opponent, and as it has done all season, the Tigers’ defensive unit came up big when it counted to make those points a possibility.Read More...
October 28, 2009 at 10:40 am
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Destrehan offense must make most of opportunities against E.A.

It has been a tough season for the Destrehan Wildcats.
After two years of undefeated play, Destrehan has already lost five games this season, with only two more games remaining in the regular season. Read More...
October 28, 2009 at 10:40 am
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Heritage Day for elementary kids

DESTREHAN - Kindergarten through third grade students of public, private, parochial and home schools can make a “Heritage Connection” at Destrehan Plantation’s Fall Heritage Day on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will feature a hands-on experience for students. They will learn about candle making, sugar refining, open-hearth cooking, spinning and weaving, indigo dyeing, period dancing, wood carving, doll making, moss mattress making, calligraphy, antique toys and games, hand stitching and embroidery, quilting and many other folk life skills so important to life long ago.

A Civil War encampment and gardening with the LSU AgCenter’s master gardeners also highlight the event.
Admission is $5 for students and adults. A tour of the plantation is an additional $5. Interested persons must call for reservations.

For more information and to make reservations, call Angela Matherne at 985-764-9315 or send an email to destreharitage@aol.com.
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October 27, 2009 at 8:59 am
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Hogan renews call for library investigation

Councilman Paul Hogan says that Library Board President Carolyn Tregre has refused to meet with him to discuss his concern that the East Regional Library’s increase in square footage from 33,587 to 39,655 was never approved by the board.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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Unemployment rises, should stabilize soon

From March until August, the parish’s unemployment rate has increased from 4.7 percent to 7 percent, mainly due to losses in construction and manufacturing, Economic Development Director Corey Faucheux said.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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Pieces of the past highlight ancient history of Paradis

For at least 600 years, southeastern Louisiana Indians occupied a 32-acre site in St. Charles Parish, complete with five burial mounds. Now, Brandt Dufrene, who serves as president of First National Bank USA, wants the parish’s help in making the area a part of the Jean Lafitte National Park.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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Carbon emission limit opposed by Chamber

The Wall Street Journal ran an interesting editorial recently about the short-sightedness of some major corporations that were resigning from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over their disagreement with the Chamber’s policy on the “cap and trade” legislation. Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 8:57 am
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President Obama’s brief visit was okay

Pres. Barack Obama made a mad dash through the New Orleans area last week. It was a four-hour visit, as if anyone can appreciate this area in such a brief period of time.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 8:56 am
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Door-to-door surveys for sewer rehab

Residents in the Luling area that have answered door-to-door surveys are helping St. Charles Parish in its quest to apply for a Louisiana Community Development Block Grant that would be used to rehabilitate the sewer system.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 8:55 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
•Garnet D. Marshall, Jr., 28, of 200 Sunset Ct. #74 in Hahnville, was arrested on Oct. 8 and charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and use of a controlled substance in the presence of juveniles.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 8:54 am
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Doctors find clues to why H1N1 is hitting younger generation hardest

The great majority of people who have caught the swine flu have recovered quickly, with nothing more than a few days of missed work or school to show for it. But the mystery of H1N1 is that unlike the seasonal flu, which can cause complications in the elderly or very young, H1N1 is hitting children and young adults the hardest.Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 8:52 am
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Local ‘House Hunters' needed for reality TV show

Cable television’s popular home and garden network, HGTV, could be headed to St. Charles Parish in search of homebuyers to feature in their No. 1 ranked series “House Hunters.”Read More...
October 26, 2009 at 8:50 am
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Hunter education field day Oct. 25

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The St. Charles Sheriff’s Office will host a hunter education field day class on Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The class will be held at the firing range behind the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center on Hwy. 3127.

Participants must complete the Hunter Safety Education Class beforehand. This class is available online at www.wlf.louisiana.gov/hunting/education/homestudyprogram. State law requires that all individuals born on or after Sept. 1, 1969 must obtain a hunting license prior to hunting in Louisiana.

The class will be limited to 30 students. To pre-register, call 985-783-1173.
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October 25, 2009 at 8:59 am
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Historic churches book signing

DESTREHAN - Author George Gurtner and photographer Frank H. Methe will be on hand at the German Coast Farmers’ Market at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan on Saturday, Oct. 24 to sign their book, “Historic Churches of Old New Orleans,” which captures in words and magnificent color photos, the incredible history of 50 of the oldest Catholic Churches in New Orleans.

All proceeds from the sale will go to restore the historically significant St. Alphonsus Church in the Irish Channel of New Orleans.
The book signing will begin at market’s opening at 8 a.m. and will continue until closing at noon.
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October 24, 2009 at 8:58 am
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Two officers named to Hall of Fame
Two officers named to Hall of Fame
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For years, Capt. Mark Candies and Cpl. Randy Pollet have helped keep their fellow police officers a little safer — and that hasn’t gone unnoticed.