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Super Bowl was one of the greatest this year

Super Bowls used to be dull affairs. Not Sunday night.
Pittsburg’s Steelers came roaring back after losing the lead in the fading minutes to the Arizona Cardinals. It was a thrilling ending after 60 minutes of some of the best football ever.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:38 am

Blue Dogs will shoulder the blame

During the last decade, Republican members of Congress have taken a beating in elections around the country. In most instances, those who lost elections-or whose vacant seats were turned over-were replaced by Democrats who proclaimed to be moderate or conservative. Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:37 am

Recovery plan should be short, sweet

Are we going too far with our economic recovery plan? Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:36 am

Shell, United Steelworkers agree to contract

The possibility of union workers at local refineries going on strike was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon after the United Steelworkers Union and Shell Oil Co. agreed to a basic contract for U.S. refineries, averting a possible nationwide strike by 30,000 workers.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:28 am

Crawfish numbers down

Almost immediately after the holidays, south Louisiana consumers start thinking about crawfish. Crawfish boils aren’t uncommon the first warm weekend of the year.
But according to an LSU AgCenter aquaculture specialist, early harvests are down this year, making crawfish a little harder to come by. Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:26 am

Businesses urged to support charity

Relay for Life of St. Charles Parish organizers are planning a new feature this year - a printed program outlining all the activities of the all-night event, which is set for 6 p.m. March 28 at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.

The program will also feature information on the approximately 20 local teams participating in Relay, as well as touching cancer survivor stories and prevention advice.

Companies, sports teams and individuals are being urged to sponsor advertisements in the over 20-page publication, with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

Businesses may offer information about their services, and individuals can choose to honor a loved one touched by the disease.

The deadline to reserve ad space is Feb. 4.

For more information on the program, visit or contact Renee Allemand Simpson at More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:10 am

HHS senior gets kids off bus after crash

Three weeks ago, bus 410 was hit head-on while going eastbound on Highway 90 by an SUV shoved over the median by a drunk driver, according to authorities. But because of one quick-thinking student and the school’s resource officer, none of the students or bus driver Earl “Pie” Tastet were seriously injured.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 10:05 am

Hospital partnership good for the heart

St. Charles Parish Hospital’s decision to partner with Ochsner is paying dividends for local parish residents with cardiac problems now that two Ochsner interventional cardiologist will help expand diagnostic services in the area.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 10:05 am

Dow cuts workforce by nearly 10 percent

Dow St. Charles has laid off nearly 10 percent of its 1,100 employees in response to Dow Chemical’s decision to cut 5,000 jobs worldwide.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 10:04 am

Jake’s Towing finds work for homeless vehicles as monster truck obstacles

While thousands of spectators were watching the Grave Digger grind over obstacles on the Superdome floor last Saturday, workers from Jake’s Towing in St. Charles Parish were keeping a look out on the vehicles below.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 10:04 am

Foster parents in demand for kids

The Louisiana Department of Social Services is currently in need of foster parents who are willing to open their homes to local children who are in state custody due to abuse, neglect and/or abandonment.

Interested persons should attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at 429 Airline Highway Ste. M in LaPlace or on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at 1416 Tiger Dr. in Thibodaux.

For more information about foster parenting and adoptions, call 1-800-748-7755 or 985-652-2938. Visit the department online at

February 03, 2009 at 11:12 am

Senior ring orders at Hahnville Feb. 3

BOUTTE - Hahnville High School seniors can order class rings and make payments on Tuesday, Feb. 3 in that HHS commons area from 9:40 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. A $50 deposit is required on all orders.
February 03, 2009 at 11:10 am

HHS reschedules athletic awards

BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School Fall Athletic Awards that was scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 29 has been rescheduled for Monday, Feb. 2 at 1:30 p.m. in the HHS auditorium.

The awards ceremony is for all underclassman who participated in football, volleyball, cross country and swimming.
February 02, 2009 at 11:11 am

‘Down Home’ to perform at dance

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church will hold its monthly dance on Saturday, Jan. 31 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.
Music provided by “Down Home.” Tickets are $15 per couple.

Bring your own liquor.

Call the church at 985-758-7542 for more information.
January 31, 2009 at 12:18 pm

Free Crapemyrtles to parish residents

St. Charles Parish receive five free crapemyrtle trees for becoming a member of the Arbor Day Foundation in January.

The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between Feb. 1 and April 30 with enclosed planting instructions. The six to twelve inch trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge.

To receive the free trees, send a $10 membership contribution to Five Crapemyrtles, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410 by Jan. 31.Read More...
January 31, 2009 at 11:39 am

Luling 7- and 8-year-old basketball takes second place in championship

The Luling 7- and 8-year-old girls recreational basketball team took place second in the parish championship on Saturday, Jan. 24.Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 1:50 pm

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Perfect Destrehan rolls start to finish in win at Central Lafourche
Perfect Destrehan rolls start to finish in win at Central Lafourche
Destrehan’s Kristian Mosley scored on a 68-yard run on the second play of Destrehan’s game at Central Lafourche and set the tone on a night his team moved to a perfect 7-0 this season with a 49-21 District 7-5A victory.