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McCain, Kennedy carry St. Charles Parish

Sen. John McCain carried St. Charles Parish in Tuesday’s presidential election with 65 percent of the vote. The tallies were 16,456 for the Republican and 8,515 for his Democratic opponent, Barrack Obama who won the election nationwide.Read More...
November 06, 2008 at 9:07 am
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Future of old Luling church remains in limbo

The former St. Anthony of Padua Church has been a lot of things over the years, including a kindergarten center, a book depository, a warehouse and a carpentry shop. Now though, the building is empty and the St. Charles Parish School Board will have to decide what future, if any, the old church has.Read More...
November 06, 2008 at 9:06 am
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Willowdale family goes green, sees red

Luling resident Anne Moyer never considered herself a “green” person, but in-depth research into the benefits of renewable energy has caused her to reconsider.Read More...
November 06, 2008 at 9:06 am
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Let’s not change everything too fast

Whew! It’s over at last - - the longest presidential campaign in history. And it really made history.Read More...
November 06, 2008 at 9:05 am
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Electoral system is very outdated

Now that the election is over, it is perhaps time to start thinking about reforming the electoral system. To say it is outdated is a gross understatement.Read More...
November 06, 2008 at 9:04 am
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Arc expands upon home care services

Families that attend to a physically or mentally challenged loved one will now have more options when it comes to their care after the United Way and the Arc partnered together to expand services in St. Charles Parish.Read More...
November 06, 2008 at 9:03 am
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Shopping center doors set to open

The first two tenants in a 12,000-square-foot shopping center are planning to open their doors in November, giving residents the chance to shop for LSU items and get in some exercise to make room for all that Thanksgiving food.Read More...
November 06, 2008 at 9:01 am
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Nuss: curbside recycling will eliminate trash in landfills

Council Chairman Dennis Nuss would like to see curbside recycling brought back into St. Charles Parish. Nuss said recycling efforts were made before Hurricane Katrina, but the company that offered the services to residents has since left and hasn't returned. Read More...
November 05, 2008 at 7:22 pm
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Parish gains control over type of debris that can be dumped

Sanitary landfill regulations in St. Charles Parish haven’t been updated since 1981, and because of that, the council approved a measure last month that now gives the parish more control over what type of landfill can move into St. Charles Parish.Read More...
November 05, 2008 at 7:19 pm
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Council collides over info request

The St. Charles Parish Council will seek an official opinion from the Louisiana Board of Ethics about what should be done when a public information request isn’t honored by a fellow council member.
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November 05, 2008 at 7:18 pm
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ADM not sure why grain elevator exploded

An explosion at the ADM Grain Elevator in Destrehan last Thursday morning left some residents puzzled about what caused an inside section of the grain elevator to blow up.
Raoul and Carolyn Laurent, of 121 Pelican Street, were jolted out of bed when they heard a loud popping sound.Read More...
November 05, 2008 at 9:06 am
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$7 million assisted living center coming to Ashton

The new Ashton Plantation Senior Living Center, an assisted-living facility designed to house elderly parish residents, will be located in front of the Ashton Plantation Subdivision. Read More...
November 05, 2008 at 9:06 am
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Cartoonist speaks at art guild meet

LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at the First Union Presbyterian Church located at 134 Lakewood Dr. in Luling.

Guest speaker Jim Tweedy, who is well known for his series of cartoon dogs titled “Jim Tweedy’s Friendly Doggies,” will be in attendance.

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November 04, 2008 at 12:40 pm
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Vacherie manor mourning tour

VACHERIE - St. Joseph Plantation is holding a “Creole Mourning Tour” of the house now through Nov. 3.

The plantation will be dressed in a full “deep mourning” to honor the important customs and traditions of ancient Catholics and river parish descendants.

The manor is open for tours Mondays through Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

For more information, visit www.stjosephplantation.com or call 225-265-4078.
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November 03, 2008 at 11:39 am
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100,000 books on sale in Jefferson

METAIRIE - The Friends of the Jefferson Public Library’s semi-annual book sale will be held from Thursday, Oct. 30 through Sunday, Nov. 2 at The Pontchartrain Center in Kenner where over 100,000 used books will be available for purchase.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, call 504-455-2665.
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November 02, 2008 at 12:42 pm
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Charitable hair cuts at Niki Walker

DESTREHAN - Niki Walker Salon in Destrehan will hold a Locks of Love event on Sunday, Nov. 2 from noon to 4 p.m.
Free hair cuts are available to those who donate 10 inches or more of hair. Hair cuts will also be given to those for monetary donations. All proceeds benefit Locks of Love.

Call Traci Woodward at 985-764-9677 or send an email to nikiwalkersalon@yahoo.com for more information.
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November 02, 2008 at 12:36 pm
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Craig Blackburn and Heather Hancock have had myriad obstacles and a lot of distance to overcome to make their relationship work. Despite that, in so many ways, the couple couldn't be closer.