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On April 26, Destrehan musician Jake Smith and his band will, for the first time, play a venue unlike any other - the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.Read More...
April 15, 2009 at 12:13 pm

The Cook's Corner

Any spring social event in Louisiana is most definitely centered around a crawfish boil. This time of year, is a time to relax with family and friends, enjoy the outdoors, and enjoy the bounty of the season, live Louisiana crawfish.Read More...
April 15, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Cutting trends for two decades

For over 38 years Wanda Candies has enjoyed her career as a hair stylist in St. Charles Parish, and celebrating 20 years as owner of Luling’s Candies & Company is the icing on the cake.Read More...
April 15, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Council announces April’s senior events

The St. Charles Council on Aging has released its April calendar, which includes events open to St. Charles Parish seniors 60 years and older.Read More...
April 15, 2009 at 11:59 am

Farmers’ market holds Easter parade

DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmers’ Market will hold its kids’ Easter parade on Saturday, April 11 at Ormond Plantation located on River Road in Destrehan from 8 a.m. to noon.

In addition to the parade, the Easter Bunny will be on hand to visit with children. A “Tastes of the Season” booth will be open to the public along with a library display.

The market will also feature weekly seafood and meat specials, lots of fresh produce and other value-added items.
Call 504-782-8517 or visit More...
April 11, 2009 at 11:50 am

Get free clothes at church give-a-way

LULING - The First Baptist Church of Luling will hold a free clothes distribution for all parish residents on Saturday, April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the church grounds located at 921 Paul Maillard Rd. in Luling.

A free Christian concert featuring Destrehan musician Jake Smith will follow the distribution from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Smith is also scheduled to perform at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on April 25.

Inflatables and refreshments will be available.

Call 985-785-6297 for more information.
April 11, 2009 at 11:47 am

‘Dig’ for diamonds at blood drive

KENNER - The Blood Center’s annual “Dig for Diamonds” blood drive will take place at the Esplanade Mall on April 9 through 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the lower level next to the Ann Taylor Loft store.

Donors will be invited to “dig” for diamonds and other prizes donated by Esplanade merchants.

Prizes include gift certificates and merchandise from Esplanade stores, and diamond jewelry donated by Mr. Goldman. All donors will also receive a Blood Center T-shirt, family blood coverage and a cholesterol check.

For more information, call 1-800-86-BLOOD or visit More...
April 11, 2009 at 11:45 am

Grab your basket, egg hunt April 11

LULING - The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department will hold its first annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 11 at the West Bank Bridge park. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. A hat contest will also be held at 10 a.m.

The hunt is open to kids ages 1 to 10 years. A $2 donation is required to participate.

The hunt is sponsored in conjunction with the Special Olympics and Caring Strategies.

Call 985-783-5090 for more information.
April 11, 2009 at 11:27 am

Students: register for band by April 9

BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School band is holding registration for the 2009-10 school year on April 9, April 23 and May 21 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the HHS band room.

All band students and a parent must attend one of these sessions in order to fill out registration papers and pay band fees.

For more information, call David Rosenthal at 985-758-2562.
April 09, 2009 at 12:04 pm

More doctors needed at hospital

I was pleased to see that the hospital bond issue passed Saturday, but only about 5 percent of registered voters were concerned enough to exercise their duty and privilege to vote. But I’ll bet that in the future many residents will be in the emergency room and be very pleased at what they see.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 11:44 am

Guaranteeing the guarantees

Occasionally you hear things that you find hard to believe. That happened recently when I heard the 44th President of the United States giving a government guarantee for the warranties of cars purchased from General Motors and Chrysler. Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 11:43 am

There’s good and bad coming out of Washington

This new administration up in Washington is giving us plenty to talk and write about. Have you noticed how much time the TV networks have devoted to what President Barack Obama is doing up thereand around the world?Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 11:41 am

Council decision is a win-win for parish

The St. Charles Parish Council’s decision to approve the discharging of treated wastewater into wetlands owned by Rathborne Land Co. is a win-win for both the parish and Rathborne.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 11:40 am

Sheriff's Reports

•Damon Scott, 18, was arrested following an altercation with his teacher. Scott was allegedly upset with one of his teachers for taking away his cell phone. As the teacher attempted to turn the cell phone into the office, Scott, allegedly twisted her wrist until she dropped the phone. The victim was treated at River Parish Hospital for possible wrist injury. Scott was arrested and booked accordingly.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 11:39 am

4-car wreck leads to death of 27-year-old Destrehan man

A 27-year-old Destrehan man, Rafael Rangel, died April 3 after his 1990 Toyota Corolla was involved in a four-car accident on Highway 90 in Jefferson Parish.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 11:38 am

An Easter reflection on sin and mercy

By Christopher West

I thought it would be fitting during this Easter to reflect on a really bad three-letter word that rarely gets mentioned anymore: sin. We needn’t fear this word so long as we never talk about it, think about it, or otherwise acknowledge it outside the context of its five-letter antidote: mercy.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 11:37 am

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Destrehan man accused of Birdie's robbery arrested
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A Destrehan man accused of involvement in the armed robbery of a Birdie’s Food and Fuel this week has been arrested.