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New venture gives residents ability to cook, market food items

St. Charles Parish residents who have a passion for cooking and a good idea for a food product could see their homemade recipes lining the shelves of supermarkets everywhere. That's because the Norco Food Incubator, a facility that includes a commercial grade kitchen for production of home baked goods, is almost complete.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 1:10 pm
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
•Leonard Celestine, 23, of 1108 Paul Frederick St. in Luling was arrested on Oct. 6 and charged with possession with intent to sell crack cocaine, possession of Nabumetone, resisting an officer by flight and criminal damage to property.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:56 am
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Should airport be privatized?

A new possibility has come forth on what to do about the ownership and management of Louis Armstrong International Airport. The City of New Orleans which owns it and the State of Louisiana have been investigating the possibility of the state buying it since it is a regional airport serving all of southeast Louisiana and the city can use the money.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:55 am
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Courthouse employees show spirit

By Renee Allemand
Friday's big game between Hahnville and Destrehan High Schools brought out the fighting spirit of many employed at the St. Charles Parish courthouse.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:54 am
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What’s coming up next - - ‘Plan D?’

They can’t say they weren’t warned. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives were told by the President, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Senate, and the House Democratic and Republican leadership that if they voted against the economic bailout bill passed by the Senate, the stock market would crash. A minority of 171 of them did, and the market has indeed crashed—in spite of the “rescue” bill passing by a large margin.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:52 am
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Nicks

Nickie Lynn Vitrano Nicks, 53, died on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008 at her home in Granbury, Texas, after a short battle with cancer. Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:51 am
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Laiche

Marie Amelia Boe' Laiche passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 at 10:45 a.m. Beloved wife of Irvin (Tutone) Laiche for 59 years. Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:47 am
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Folse

Reed J. Folse, 77, a native and resident of Raceland, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday Sept. 26, 2008. Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:46 am
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Canaski

Trysten Brown Canaski passed away on Oct. 6, 2008. Trysten joined the Lord’s Choir of Angels at the age of 2 years and 3 weeks. He is survived by his mom and dad, June and Chris Canaski. Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:45 am
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Bouvier

Mary Catherine Pellegrin Bouvier, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008 at 3:41 a.m. in Belle Chasse. Beloved wife of Ernest Bouvier, Jr. Mother of Jerry Bouvier and wife Nanette and Catherine Gunn and husband Mike. Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:44 am
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SBA offering up to $200,000 in loans to homeowners with damage

Owners or renters that experienced damage to their homes or personal property during either Hurricanes Gustav or Ike are eligible for up to $200,000 in loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:43 am
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Student heritage day set for Oct. 15

DESTREHAN - Kindergarten through third grade students of public, private, parochial and home schools can make a “heritage connection” at Destrehan Plantation’s Heritage Day Ocktoberfest on Oct. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the manor grounds. Parish third graders can also attend Oct. 16.
The event is a hands-on experience for all kids with demonstrations on candle making, weaving, period dancing and so much more.

A Civil War encampment is on tap with the firing of cannons by the Slidell Battery. Others will be on hand to address Native American culture and archeology.

Admission is $5 for students and adults. Tours of the plantation are an additional $5.

Reservations are required.

Call Angela Matherne at 985-764-9315 or send an email to destreheritage@aol.com to schedule your reservation and for more information.
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October 15, 2008 at 11:38 am
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Jobless rate increases

Unemployment continues to rise in St. Charles, St. James and St. John Parishes, but some relief may soon be on the way after Nucor Steel decided to build a $2 billion plant in St. James. Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:00 am
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Server merger: Money saver or home invader?

Kendall Stall, the parish's Information Technology director, plans to merge the council's e-mail server with the parish administration’s e-mail server, which means that his department will have access to council members’ home computers.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 9:11 am
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Des Allemands family to appear on ABC show

A Louisiana bayou mama and a tutu-toting California princess swapped lives and families for two weeks. Brandi and Gregory Dufrene, Jr., of Des Allemands, and Monique and Mike Melton, of Huntington Beach, Calif., were participants on the reality television show “Wife Swap” that will air Oct. 24 on the ABC network. Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 9:11 am
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Spillway Road repair delayed

Work to repair the Spillway Road got underway the week of Sept. 29 after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike delayed the project, with the road set to be complete by mid-October or early November depending on weather conditions.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 9:02 am
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St. John sheriff's deputy arrested on drug, weapon charges
St. John sheriff's deputy arrested on drug, weapon charges
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A St. John the Baptist Parish deputy was arrested in St. Charles Parish Wednesday morning and charged with possession of drugs and a weapon.