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Calling all parish beauty queens

Two pageants scheduled in the coming weeks for St. Charles contestantsRead More...
July 16, 2008 at 2:14 pm
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Jindal tries to head state the right way

Gov. Bobby Jindal has done an unheard of thing this week. He used line item vetoes to eliminate some 250 legislative earmarks from the state budget.Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 2:07 pm
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Parish residents should sign up for alert system

By Renee Allemand
As the summer of 2008 continues to drag on, we’re getting that much closer to the peak of hurricane season. We’ve been watching hurricane Bertha, and while it’s not headed toward the U.S. coast, it serves as a reminder of just how unpredictable hurricanes can be. Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 2:06 pm
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West bank levee route still in question

St. Charles Parish is still having problems getting its West Bank hurricane protection levee built. Part of it on the western end is already rising but a continuing dispute between the parish and U. S. Army Corps of Engineers over its route on the eastern end is still going on.Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 2:04 pm
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J & K takes hassle out of back to school shopping

Parents across the parish will soon begin the epic annual journey that is otherwise known as attaining school supplies. And while those very parents will soon run into each other, quite literally, at various supply stores, one local business is taking the hassle out of the search - for free.Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 2:01 pm
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
•Alfred Simmons, 29, of 1101 Kinler St. in Luling was arrested on July 2 and charged with possession with intent to distribute counterfeit cocaine and on a warrant for criminal neglect of family.Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 1:20 pm
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St. Pierre considers 4-day work week

The escalating cost of fuel has forced local governments around the country into a four-day work week as a way to help both the workers and employers survive the dilapidated economy. Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 10:10 am
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Schools crack down on worker's compensation

An internal review by the St. Charles Parish Public Schools’ Insurance Office showed that the district may be getting burned by their generous worker’s compensation policy while also overpaying post-retirement benefits.Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 10:10 am
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Drive by shooting in Destrehan

Two people were standing in the 300 block of River Oaks when a man exited a passing vehicle and opened fire, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 10:10 am
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Barton Avenue church hosts VBS

LULING - The Bible Center Church located at 422 Barton Ave. in Luling invites children ages 5 to 12 to our “Power Lab” where we will be "discovering Jesus' Miraculous Power."
Kids will experience songs, games, snacks, electrifying Bible adventures and much more.

Children will also participate in a missions project by collecting school supplies for two local elementary schools.

“Power Lab” begins July 14 and continues through July 18 at the church each day at 9 a.m. until noon.

For more information or to register your children, call the church at 985-785-0557 or send an email at biblecentervs@bellsouth.net.Read More...
July 14, 2008 at 1:22 pm
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Church hosts Bible school in Boutte

BOUTTE - It's time for vacation Bible school at West St. Charles Baptist Church.

Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are admitted free from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 14 through 18.
In this one-week adventure, kids will hear Bible stories, participate in cool crafts, listen to motivating music, eat snacks and play games.

Call 985-785-0967 or visit weststcharlesbaptist.org for more information. Read More...
July 14, 2008 at 1:21 pm
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Catfish Festival needs volunteers

DES ALLEMANDS - The Louisiana Catfish Festival committee is seeking volunteers to help with the festival July 11-13 on the St. Gertrude Grounds in Des Allemands.

The plant booth is accepting donations. Plants, pots and soil are needed. To help, call Jamie Hue at 985-758-1936.
The country store needs all donations, except clothes.
To donate, call Peachy Rogers at 985-758-2319.

The sweet booth needs fudge, pralines, cakes, candy and other sweets. To donate, call Patsye Lunk at 985-758-7406.
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July 13, 2008 at 1:22 pm
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Market holding preserves contest

DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmer’s Market The Best of Preserves Contest is scheduled for Saturday, July 12 on the grounds of Destrehan Plantation.

Your goal will be to retain valuable vitamins and minerals, while keeping the product pretty and tasting good. Information booklets are available at both Markets provided by the LSU Ag Center.

There are seven categories and contestants are allowed to enter more than one category.

Judging criteria will include quality or appearance of product.

Products must be labeled to include the name of the preserve along with the month and year that the preserve was made.
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July 12, 2008 at 1:43 pm
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Market holding preserves contest

DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmer’s' Market The Best of Preserves Contest is scheduled for Saturday, July 12 on the grounds of Destrehan Plantation.

The goal will be to retain valuable vitamins and minerals, while keeping the product pretty and tasting good.
Information booklets are available at both Markets provided by the LSU Ag Center.

There are seven categories and contestants are allowed to enter more than one category.

Judging criteria will include quality or appearance of product.

Products must be labeled to include the name of the preserve along with the month and year that the preserve was made.

Entry is to be self preserved by the contestant and participants are to sign up at the Market prior to the contest date.

For more information, call Ann Montgomery at 985-764-9762.

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July 12, 2008 at 1:21 pm
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Revival scheduled at church July 11

BOUTTE - Co-pastor Cyntrell Janeau and the Women of the Word Ministry of Changing A Generation FGBC in Boutte will be hosting a “One Night Revival” on Friday, July 11 at 7 p.m. at 14271 Highway 90.

The theme is “Women Empowered to Conquer.” Guest speaker Pastor Fran Love will also be in attendance.
For more information, call 504-417-1236. Read More...
July 11, 2008 at 1:42 pm
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Sheriff offers hunter education

KILLONA - The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will offer two hunter education course sessions to the public on the following dates:

•Friday, July 11 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, July 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

•Friday, July 25 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The course is designed for young hunters seeking to obtain their first hunting license as well as hunters who seek to acquire an out of state license.

All classes will be held at the Richard Benoit Memorial Firearms Range located behind the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center in Killona.

Participants will be required to complete one weekend class for certification purposes.

Register by calling Shelly Harrison at 985-783-1173 or Sgt. Ted Adams at 504-329-0689.
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July 11, 2008 at 1:41 pm
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Thriller filmed in Hahnville gets Super Bowl treatment
Thriller filmed in Hahnville gets Super Bowl treatment
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A thriller produced by J.J. Abrams that stars John Goodman and was partially filmed in Hahnville received prime time coverage during Sunday’s Super Bowl.