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Search is on for lost ferry bell

After several meetings, it looks like St. Charles Parish may finally get a monument to commemorate those that lost their lives in the Luling/Destrehan Ferry Disaster. However, committee members are searching for one lost piece of the puzzle that would make the monument really stand out - the George Prince ferry bell.Read More...
April 20, 2009 at 10:51 am

Father, military sons together for first time

Easter weekend was extra special for Des Allemands’ Michael Burton. After all, it was the first time in his life that he was able to celebrate the holiday with his two sons.Read More...
April 20, 2009 at 10:51 am

Paradis man on crusade to clear dangerous crossing

Every morning when Paradis resident Colin Breaux heads to work, he glances across the street at the railroad crossing at Cajun Paradise road and figures it’s only a matter of time before a dangerous accident occurs.Read More...
April 20, 2009 at 9:55 am

The Resurrection of Our Bodies

By Christopher West
During this Easter season it is fitting to reflect on the resurrection not just of Jesus’ body, but of our own bodies at the end of time. Many people have an erroneous “super-spiritual” view of eternal life. Such people tend to see the body as a shell that they’re anxious to get rid of, as if death were the moment in which our souls were finally “liberated” from the “prison” of our bodies.Read More...
April 20, 2009 at 9:13 am

Government projects on the move

By Renee Simpson
Recent council meetings have included numerous contracts to begin engineering or construction work on needed infrastructure projects.
April 20, 2009 at 9:10 am

Simple way needed to finance government

Now that the frustrating income tax preparation season is over, have you had enough? It seems to be a very unfair way of financing the government.Read More...
April 20, 2009 at 9:09 am

LSU fires knowledgeable hurricane researcher

A very respected spokesman on hurricane protection and coastal restoration in Louisiana has been fired from his job as research director at LSU. Dr. Ivor van Heerden was a knowledgeable participant at many of the high level meetings on how to repair and protect the fragile Louisiana coast.
April 20, 2009 at 9:08 am

Sheriff's Reports

A man robbed the Waffle House in Boutte on April 14 shortly before 1 a.m., and made off with a small amount of cash, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The robber walked into the restaurant, ordered a cup of coffee, then pointed a handgun at the cashier and demanded money. Read More...
April 20, 2009 at 9:07 am

Assault on teacher called rare incident

An 18-year-old Hahnville High School student was arrested recently at the school and booked with battery after twisting his teacher’s wrist as she confiscated his cell phone, authorities say. Read More...
April 20, 2009 at 9:06 am

High school students grill panel of parish leaders

Levees, the economy, drugs and teenage speeding were all on the minds of students from Hahnville and Destrehan High Schools, who posed some tough questions to a panel of public officials and other local representatives.Read More...
April 20, 2009 at 9:00 am

Jambalaya dinner at St. Gertrude

DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will hold a jambalaya dinner April 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Father Mac Community Center. The cost is $6 per plate. For more information, call Keith or Miriam Matherne at 985-758-7511.Read More...
April 19, 2009 at 11:49 am

Barbecue dinner at Hahnville church

HAHNVILLE - The Knights of Columbus Council 2409 will host a barbecue chicken dinner at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church on Sunday, April 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dinners include a half-chicken, beans, salad and bread and will cost $7. Drinks and dessert will be available.

Tickets need to be bought in advance and are available at For Heaven’s Sake in Boutte or by calling Kenny Gonzales at 504-722-5957.

April 19, 2009 at 11:45 am

Paradis sponsors garage sale

PARADIS - The religion program at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Paradis will sponsor a garage sale on April 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church parking lot.
Donations may be dropped off April 4 from 9 a.m. to noon and April 6 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the religious education building.
April 18, 2009 at 11:48 am

Catfish committee sells raffle tickets

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The Louisiana Catfish Festival Committee is seeking girls ages 11 to 13 to sell raffle tickets for the chance to win the Junior Catfish Queen XXVI title.

The girl selling the most tickets will win the crown. A sign up meeting was held on April 2 at 6 p.m. at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

The committee will sponsor the annual children’s pageant on April 18 at 10 a.m. in the Father Mac Community Center. Children ages 10 and younger may enter.

For more information, call Lydia Dempster at 985-758-0289 or Aimee Champagne at 985-306-0262.
April 18, 2009 at 11:47 am

Sign up for track program today

DESTREHAN - The St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation is currently accepting applications for its summer track program.

Registration for ages 8 to 18 will be held at Destrehan High School on April 18 at 1 p.m.

The following is required: copy of birth certificate, doctor’s physical examination, $60 registration fee and parent or guardian’s signature on permission slip.

The department is also in need of volunteer coaches.
For more information, call Theresa Theriot at 985-783-5090.
April 18, 2009 at 11:46 am

Immunization mobile April 18

ST. CHARLES PARISH - The United Way of St. Charles in partnership with the St. Charles Community Health Center will be providing free immunizations for children ages birth to 5 on April 18 at the First Assembly of God Church in Des Allemands from 9 a.m. to noon and at the Canaan Baptist Church in Killona from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Children ages 6 and up are welcome, however, fees may be assessed.
Call 985-331-9063 for more information.
April 18, 2009 at 11:45 am

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