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Parish schools announce LEAP test scores Parish schools announce LEAP test scores
May 17, 2006 at 1:50 pm
At a press conference on May 15, St. Charles Parish School Board officials were delighted to announce that the results from the parish's annual LEAP testing showed an improvement over last year's scores.

Katrina revisited
May 17, 2006 at 1:49 pm
Some of us are getting tired of hearing about that storm named Katrina, which touched all of our lives in some way. Many people can rally around and get through a crisis lasting a short while.

Katrina revisited
May 17, 2006 at 1:49 pm
Some of us are getting tired of hearing about that storm named Katrina, which touched all of our lives in some way. Many people can rally around and get through a crisis lasting a short while.

Good people, tough times
May 17, 2006 at 1:48 pm
Hurricanes Katrina and Rita impacted 81,000 businesses in the State of Louisiana, most of them small businesses. Unless you are in their shoes, it is difficult to understand what the affected small businesses are going through. Imagine for a moment that, in the span of 24 hours, your store or office is heavily damaged, your customer base is greatly reduced, your workforce is dispersed, and you find out that your insurance does not cover all of your losses. Those are just some of the problems that tens of thousands of small business owners are facing in the aftermath of the storms.

Jarrod Friloux (right) with Sgt. Tim Traylor at Balad Airbase in 2003. Good Fellows
May 17, 2006 at 1:46 pm
In the deserts of Iraq, American soldiers bare the face of true bravery. The work they do, sometimes, represents a side of the Iraqi conflict that most never see. They are the faces standing behind you in line at the grocery store. They are the faces sitting next to you at the little league game. They are the faces that at first glance appear to blend in with the rest of the world. Although sometimes unknown, they are the true American heroes.

Selection of New Orleans mayor important to us
May 17, 2006 at 1:45 pm
We can find reasons to vote for either of the candidates for mayor in our metropolitan big city Saturday.

Mayor Ray Nagin was a successful businessman four years ago before he was elected to public office for the first time. His opponent, Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu, is a born and bred politician.

Free Go Zone workshop for businesses in Houma
May 17, 2006 at 1:44 pm
A seminar to address business incentives offered through the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24 at the Houma Civic Center.

Join Forces, Stop Chasing Fire Ants Around Your Neighborhood
May 17, 2006 at 1:43 pm
It’s one of the best seasons of the year to try to rid your yard of fire ants, and the most success can come if you get your neighbors involved in the fight, too, according to experts with the LSU AgCenter.

St. Charles Operations Human Resource Leader, Sonya Davis, speaking to the award recipients on the importance of education and the impact of Dow on the community. Dow recognizes high achievers at Hahnville
May 17, 2006 at 1:42 pm
Students at Hahnville High School were recognized by Dow Chemical Company last week for their outstanding academic achievements.

Local tech college offers free construction trade classes
May 17, 2006 at 1:41 pm
The need for construction workers in the River Parishes has blossomed post-Katrina, and St. Charles Parish and the New Orleans metro area each need a vast amount of workers to meet the huge demands.

Dow to move boilers
May 17, 2006 at 1:41 pm
Two huge package steam boilers, weighing more than 160 tons each, are scheduled to be moved from Hahnville to the Dow St. Charles Operations site on Wednesday, May 24. Some of the roads in the area will be temporarily closed by St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Deputies while two 80-foot long transporters move the boilers.

Business keeps coming post-hurricane Business keeps coming post-hurricane
May 17, 2006 at 1:39 pm
BATON ROUGE – If you believe the economic development flacks, businesses inside Louisiana and around the country – world, even – continue to salivate at the thought of gobbling up some of the post-Katrina work here.

Woman killed in River Road crash
May 17, 2006 at 12:27 pm
On Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at 12:36 a.m., the Louisiana State Police Troop B, investigated a single car fatal crash on LA 18 (River Rd.) in St. Charles Parish.


Come out and sing at gospel festival
May 17, 2006 at 12:26 pm
Pastor Rev. Robert B. Pardo and the Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Boutte invites residents for fellowship at the 11th Annual Gospel Festival, May 27 and 28 from noon to 7 p.m.

Crowning a queen at the Catfish Festival
May 17, 2006 at 12:25 pm
The La. Catfish Festival will host its' 31st annual La. Catfish Queens pageant on Saturday June 10.

Future Picasso? Art camp set for June
May 17, 2006 at 12:24 pm
HHS Art Teacher Kristi Gough will hold a Kiddie Camp June 26 – 29 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

DHS class of ‘81 grads to hold reunion
May 17, 2006 at 12:22 pm
The Destrehan High School Class of 1981 will celebrate their 25 year class reunion on June 10 at 8 p.m. - midnight at La Maison Magnolia in Norco.

DHS class of ‘81 grads to hold reunion
May 17, 2006 at 12:22 pm
The Destrehan High School Class of 1981 will celebrate their 25 year class reunion on June 10 at 8 p.m. - midnight at La Maison Magnolia in Norco.

Principal of the Year took unconventional path to top
Principal of the Year took unconventional path to top
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Despite recently being named Louisiana High School Principal of the Year, Hahnville High School Principal Ken Oertling’s life is one that could have gone down a much different path.