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First African-American to serve parish council honored First African-American to serve parish council honored
June 22, 2006 at 10:53 am
Before the regular minutes of the evening began during Monday’s parish council meeting, the memory of Curtis T. Johnson, Sr. was colorfully recalled amid a packed room.

Council invites Holy Cross to move to parish
June 22, 2006 at 10:50 am
Introduced by Councilman Dickie Duhe, a resolution passed requesting the Parish President Albert Laque, along with St. Charles Economic Development and Tourism Director Corey Faucheux, to pursue and invite Holy Cross High School to relocate its campus from the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans to St. Charles Parish.

Popular lunch spot hit by criminals in a overnight heist. Thieves strike Hahnville grocery store
June 22, 2006 at 10:47 am
In the early morning hours of June 11, thieves struck Birdie's Express, on River Road in Hahnville. At 1:52 a.m., St. Charles Parish deputies responded to a call from the store's owner stating that the store had been burglarized.

Jordan Brown is patiently weighing his options of playing professional baseball. Brown selected by Braves
June 22, 2006 at 10:42 am
St. Charles Parish continues to produce some of the best players in the state. Shining at the collegiate and sometimes professional levels, Hanhville and Destrehan remain hotbeds of great baseball athletes.

This year is no different.

David Prieskop, 19, Boutte; Toney Thibodeaux, 25, Des Allemands; and Lacey Breaux, 18, Boutte Three booked for cruelty to animals
June 22, 2006 at 10:35 am
In two separate cases, three individuals from the parish were charged with cruelty to animals. In both cases, dogs were the victims.

One case was negligence, while the other incident involved leaving a dog in a hot car on a scorching June afternoon.

Only a hour into their trip, passengers of the Sunset Limited were rocked from their seats when the train struck a pick-up. Eighteen Wheeler knocks out Amtrak train in Paradis
June 22, 2006 at 10:27 am
An eighteen wheeler truck struck an Amtrak train, the Sunset Limited, headed for Los Angeles at about 1 p.m. on June 14. The incident sent three people to the hospital for minor injuries.

Coastal concerns a major issue for legislature
June 22, 2006 at 10:25 am
BATON ROUGE – Issues that have long drawn concern from only south Louisiana communities, such as hurricane protection, flood control and coastal restoration, were crystallized as major state policy during the regular session that adjourned Monday evening.

The 2006 Hill Heights Country Club Hurricane Swim team, pictured with Head Coach Nicole Matherne (sitting at right) and her Assistant Coach, Kristen Laurent (sitting at left). New Head Coach enthusiastic about summer swim season
June 21, 2006 at 12:44 pm
With summer in full swing, Hill Heights Country Club's swim team, the Hurricanes, are hard at work practicing, swimming and competing at local swim meets.

School System falculty/employees retire
June 21, 2006 at 12:35 pm
Congratulations to the following St. Charles Parish School System employees/falculty on their retirement.

St. Charles Parish kids to perform in JPAS musical
June 21, 2006 at 12:34 pm
Twelve St. Charles parish children are participating in the 12th Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s Children’s Summer Theatre production June 22-25.

New Royalty Chosen to represent the La. Catfish Festival
June 21, 2006 at 12:31 pm
The Louisiana Catfish Festival Queens were chosen June 10, during the annual pageant held at Hahnville High School in Boutte.

Sheriff Reports
June 21, 2006 at 12:29 pm
Arrests
• Tracy Williams, 21, of 270 Magnolia Ridge, Boutte, was arrested and charged with unauthorized use an access device at Nelson Correctional Center on June 13. Sheriff Champagne reports that the above subject was arrested after allegedly illegally utilizing a debit card.

Real Estate Transactions
June 21, 2006 at 12:25 pm
Good Hope
•Lots 17& 18 Eighth St., Good Hope,for $1,333.32 from Landry Family to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hughes on Apr. 28.


Obituaries
June 21, 2006 at 12:23 pm
Hebert
Eula Mae Dufrene Hebert, on Monday, June 12, 2006 at Bethlahem, Pa. Beloved wife of the late Herbert J. Hebert. Father of Hal Hebert and his wife Janet, Neil Hebert and his wife Debra, Melanie Sims and her husband Robert and Melissa Pinkerton and her husband Rev. Russell Pinkerton. Grandmother of Anna Halloran and her husband Brian, Aaron, Andrew, Lee Hebert, Jonathan, Amy Pinkerton, Hunter, Zach and Amanda Sims. Daughter of the late Henry and Azelene Authement Dufrene. Sister of Nancy Bush and the late Herbert Dufrene and Clara Arceneaux. A native of Bayou Blue and a resident of Des Allemands, La. Age 79 years. Relatives and friends of the family were invited to attend funeral services at Bible Center Church, Luling, La., on Friday, June 16, 2006 at 10 a.m. Interment Mennonite Cemetery, Des Allemands, La. Falgout Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.


June meeting set for Republican women
June 21, 2006 at 12:22 pm
RWSC next general meeting will be held on June 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish West-Bank Library in the 2nd floor meeting room.

Playwrights get your submissions ready
June 21, 2006 at 12:21 pm
Le Petit Theatre de Terrebonne announces its one act playwriting competition, which is open to playwrights of any age, experience or location.

Family and friends invited to celebration
June 21, 2006 at 12:20 pm
Fifth African Baptist Church, St. Rose, will celebrate Family and Friends Day on Sunday, June 25. from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

JPSA presents Annie Get Your Gun
June 21, 2006 at 12:19 pm
The Jefferson Performing Arts Society Summer Theater Program will present Annie Get Your Gun on June 22, 23, 24 at 7:30 p.m. and June 25 at 2 p.m.

State asked to investigate Hahnville fire department
State asked to investigate Hahnville fire department
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After months of bickering within the Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) and allegations of mismanaged funds, the fire service members have finally agreed on one thing – the organization should undergo a forensic legislative audit to determine if any money was misappropriated during the reign of former Fire Chief Reginald Gaubert.