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Parish cancels Shread contract

Back in February, the parish hired an engineering firm to examine all of its contracts to determine if those that received them were the most qualified. Five months later, that audit has led to a cancelled contract.Read More...
August 06, 2008 at 9:22 am
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Bus system to roll by October

A bus transit system that will pick up residents at their homes and transport them to destinations across the parish and into Kenner should be up and running by October, according to River Parishes Transit Authority Chairman Brent Petit.Read More...
August 06, 2008 at 9:22 am
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Council feud

Councilwoman-at-large Carolyn Schexnaydre says that she’s received complaints from residents that District III Councilwoman Wendy Benedetto doesn’t return emails or respond to the phone calls of those living in her district.
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August 06, 2008 at 9:22 am
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West Nile virus found in Willowdale, Red Church

Mosquito monitoring continues to expose an active presence of the West Nile virus in St. Charles Parish - despite increased spraying.
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August 06, 2008 at 9:21 am
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Subject Wanted on Kidnapping Charges

Sheriff Champagne reports that the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for Lionel E. Raymond b/m 7/25/08 (A.K.A. “Loc”). Raymond is approximately 6”01 and weighs approximately 250 lbs. Read More...
August 05, 2008 at 9:33 am
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Traveling art exhibit at libraries

The Traveling Showcase, created at the St. Charles Art Guild’s Kids Camp, is now on display through Aug. 2 at the East Bank library in Destrehan and will travel to the West Regional Library for display from Aug. 4 through 18.Read More...
August 04, 2008 at 12:31 pm
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Emergency shelter and food program

EAST BANK - Beginning Aug. 4, emergency food and shelter federal funds are available for East Bank residents of St. Charles Parish to assist in paying utility bills, mortgage or rent assistance.

Residents who applied for assistance in 2007 are not eligible for 2008 help.

Eligible residents meeting the following criteria may qualify: 1. Must be facing an emergency crisis, such as loss of income due to illness, reduction of work hours, etc. and 2. Must be a resident of St. Charles.

All residents qualifying for utility assistance must provided their current bill and disconnect notice.
All residents qualifying for mortgage or rent assistance must provide past due, foreclosure or an eviction notice.
Residents meeting these guidelines may call the St. Charles Parish Department of Community Services at 985-764-7944 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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August 04, 2008 at 12:27 pm
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Kids fishing rodeo in St. James

ST. JAMES - Summer may be coming to a close, but there is still time to use those fishing poles.

The St. James Boat Club will hold their "Annual Jr. Choupique Rodeo" on Aug. 3, 2008, on the Blind River Point Area and Boat Launch Areas. All participants, both male and female, up to 15 years old in the fishing rodeo are asked to be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

The fishing times start at 8 a.m. and end at noon. The fishing time has changed, but the registration fee is still 25 cents, so please be sure to get registered before fishing. Fishing is restricted to the banks of the Blind River Point and Boat Launch Areas. Awards will be given at close of rodeo. Refreshments will be sold at the Point Area.
For more information, call Craig Calcagno at 225-206-2476.
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August 03, 2008 at 12:28 pm
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Traveling art exhibit at libraries

The Traveling Showcase, created at the St. Charles Art Guild’s Kids Camp, is now on display through Aug. 2 at the East Bank library in Destrehan and will travel to the West Regional Library for display from Aug. 4 through 18.
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August 02, 2008 at 1:22 pm
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LSU author speaks at East Regional

LULING - Bud Johnson, author of “The Perfect Season: LSU’s Magic Year - 1958,” will read from his book and share his memories of LSU’s historic 1958 football season at the the East Regional Library on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m.
The library is located at 100 River Oaks Dr. in Destrehan. Copies of the book will be available for purchase for $24.95.

For more information, call 985-764-2366.Read More...
August 02, 2008 at 1:21 pm
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LSU author speaks at East Regional

LULING - Bud Johnson, author of “The Perfect Season: LSU’s Magic Year - 1958,” will read from his book and share his memories of LSU’s historic 1958 football season at the the East Regional Library on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 10 a.m.

The library is located at 100 River Oaks Dr. in Destrehan. Copies of the book will be available for purchase for $24.95.

For more information, call 985-764-2366.
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August 02, 2008 at 12:28 pm
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Former Sheriff charged with handgun violation/disturbing the peace

Former St. Charles Parish Sheriff and Parish Tax Assessor Julius “Ducky” Sellers Jr., was arrested for disturbing the peace and carrying a concealed handgun into the St. Charles Parish Courthouse Tuesday prior to a scheduled meeting with Parish President V. J. St. Pierre Jr.
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August 01, 2008 at 7:35 pm
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Monster gator pulled out of Spillway

After an 11-year-old-boy had his left arm gnawed off by a nearly 11-foot alligator last week, wildlife officers across south Louisiana have been keeping an eye-out for the dangerous reptiles.Read More...
August 01, 2008 at 3:54 pm
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Booster clubs hold registration

The Des Allemands Booster Club will hold cheerleader registration on July 31 at the Des Allemands ball field from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The booster club will also hold football registration on Aug. 14 at the ball field from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Aug. 20 at Landry Middle School.

Boys 6 years and older may participate this year if they turn 6 by Aug. 1.

The Des Allemands Booster Club will also have a free football clinic for Des Allemands, Bayou Gauche and Paradis players on Aug. 4 through 8 at 5 p.m. at the Des Allemands ball field. Contact Tim Perrin at 504-417-6973 for more information.

The Mimosa Booster Club will hold its football and cheerleading registration Aug. 6 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lakewood Elementary cafeteria.Read More...
July 31, 2008 at 12:27 pm
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Herald-Guide Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald

The key to being a successful angler is simple - if you want to catch a big fish, you have to have your line in the water - and the past few weeks has made for great fishing.Read More...
July 31, 2008 at 9:49 am
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End-of-summer swim team results

The following are the results of the Willowdale and Mimosa swim teams.Read More...
July 31, 2008 at 9:45 am
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St. John sheriff's deputy arrested on drug, weapon charges
St. John sheriff's deputy arrested on drug, weapon charges
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A St. John the Baptist Parish deputy was arrested in St. Charles Parish Wednesday morning and charged with possession of drugs and a weapon.