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Parish to put properties up for sale Parish to put properties up for sale
June 14, 2006 at 10:54 am
Pending parish council approval, St. Charles Parish government will put hundreds of properties up for auction. On Monday, June 19, the council will consider an ordinance to allow the parish to execute an auction with Gilmore Auction & Realty Company of adjudicated properties.

Obituaries
June 14, 2006 at 10:53 am
Humphries,
Dequan Arren Humphries on Thursday, June 1, 2006 in Houston, Texas.

Welcome little one!
June 14, 2006 at 10:52 am
Mark James Borne was born May 8, 2006 to Brett and Johanna Borne of Destrehan.

DHS announces honor roll
June 14, 2006 at 10:50 am
Destrehan High School 4th quater honor roll.

Roussel-Ordoyne
June 14, 2006 at 10:49 am
Mr. and Mrs. Duane Roussel Sr. of Luling announce the engagement of their daughter, Angie Alexia Roussel to Mr. Travis Gerard Ordoyne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Ordoyne. The wedding will be July 8, 2006, at St. Anthony of Pauda Church in Luling at 7 p.m.

Dufrene-McCully Wedding
June 14, 2006 at 10:48 am
The marriage of Miss Kristy Cherie Dufrene and Mr. Derek Paul McCully was solemized April 14, 2006 at Destrehan Plantation.

A.J. Cancella and the late James Polk tend to their precious honey bees. Bees are my business
June 14, 2006 at 10:43 am
When master beekeeper, James Polk, gave A.J. and Janett Cancella their first beehive, he bet them that they would return it to him in a week.

Naked and exposed Naked and exposed
June 07, 2006 at 3:27 pm
Along the parish's southern flank, most of the west bank section is without any significant hurricane levee; this is a fact of life that west bank parish residents have grown accustomed to.

Vitter comes to St. Charles Vitter comes to St. Charles
June 07, 2006 at 3:27 pm
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. David Vitter today announced satellite office hours for St. Charles Parish residents. Vitter uses satellite offices around the state to make it easier for his constituents to find help in dealing with the federal government. This month, satellite office hours will be Monday, June 19 in Hahnville.

Summer reading programs kick off at parish libraries Summer reading programs kick off at parish libraries
June 07, 2006 at 3:20 pm
Starting June 5, children can register for the annual summer reading program at any library branch in St. Charles Parish.

The theme for this year's program is "Paw to Read" and the program is full of exciting activities for youngsters of all ages.

Track team sprints into summer Track team sprints into summer
June 07, 2006 at 3:17 pm
The St. Charles Striders, a summer track team known to produce national champs such as Jaii Scott, long jump; Chris Richards, long jump, triple jump, 100 and 200 meters; Traun Smith, triple jump; and Jarvis Harris, triple jump.

PLANTATION GHOST? Australian mystic Victoria Maison prays over a ghost on the rear stairway of Destrehan Plantation. Maison described the ghost as a mistress of the manor home in her 30’s who asked forgiveness for being cruel to the house slaves. Ghost Story - part 1
June 07, 2006 at 3:10 pm
Australian mystic talks to Destrehan Plantation spirits

This is the first of a two-part interview with Australian Victoria Maison. Next week: Ghost story - part II, How to deal with spirits of darkness.

Two weekends ago, during the Destrehan Plantation Spring Festival, Australian mystic Victoria Maison said she saw a ghost on the stairway in the back of the plantation. Maison, from Lismore Australia, says she has been blessed with the gift of being able to speak with souls. These souls or "ghosts" appear to her seeking help.

It’s all about the angle
June 07, 2006 at 3:09 pm
It’s all about the angle.

Nine months later, with the scars of Hurricane Katrina all around us and the vivid images of the madness she left in her wake still fresh in our mind, Hurricane Season is once again upon us. With it comes the very real need to start your evacuation planning.

Local citizens need to be seen and heard more
June 07, 2006 at 3:08 pm
What’s that you say? The people up in Washington D. C. don’t care what you think?

Well think again. Senators and Congressmen are constantly holding area meetings to get input from their constituents. And those meetings are often very poorly attended.

Caleb Madere takes a heavy cut at the ball. Legion ball is a hit
June 07, 2006 at 3:05 pm
Although area high schools have recently let out and ending the baseball seasons for the Hahnville and Destrehan, summer is baseball is in full swing, as American Legion Baseball kicks off this week in St. Charles Parish.

Class action lawsuit loophole
June 07, 2006 at 3:04 pm
Last year, Congress did something it rarely does these days; it passed a major reform in the face of strong opposition. Responding to many well-documented abuses, Congress enacted a compromise bill on class action lawsuit reform. Class action petitions were flooding state courts prior to the reform and, on too many occasions, the plaintiffs got coupons and their attorneys got lots of cash. One of the primary provisions of the federal bill was to channel most of the class action suits into federal court. However, the bill made a clear exception: Class action cases brought by a state's attorney general could still be heard in state courts.

Courtney Western prepares to fire one across the plate. Hurricanes Girls Softball team in high gear
June 07, 2006 at 3:02 pm
In an effort to give girls a chance to play competitive softball outside of school and the recreation department, Kenneth Vial, head girls softball coach at Hahnville High School, gathered a handful of local girls and created a competitive softball team called the St. Charles Hurricanes.

Louisiana takes lead in making abortions illegal
June 07, 2006 at 3:00 pm
The anti-abortion bill just passed by the Louisiana Legislature successfully by-passes the pro-choice argument that a woman should be able to choose what to do with her own body.

Marine has pulled 400-pound cart in 5-year trek across country
Marine has pulled 400-pound cart in 5-year trek across country
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Allie Stevens was a strange sight to see as he lugged a 400-pound rickshaw along Highway 90 through St. Charles Parish last week.