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St. Charles Parish School System employees to get one-time bonuses
June 28, 2006 at 2:53 pm
The St. Charles Parish School Board approved one-time bonus payments to all full and part time employees at the board's June 21 meeting.

Bonuses include a one-time payment of $1,000 to full time employees and $500 to part time employees. This one time bonus is in addition to the planned 5 percent teacher raise expected to be approved by the School Board at its July 5 board meeting.

Rotary President Jim Hooper is shown at left with this year’s scholarship award winners. They are Emily Rangel, Lauren Fogarty, Callie Anderson, Alyse Granier, Catherine Landry, Courtney Soudelier, Kristen Killen, and Rebecca Ory. Award Chairman Jennifer Parish rotarians raise top dollars for students
June 28, 2006 at 2:48 pm
From the beginning, the proceeds of the St. Charles Alligator Festival were dedicated to Rotary charities, parularly the scholarship program.

In 1980, Sharon Mecum was awarded the first scholarship of $250 per year. Since she would study for four years, that was a $1,000 commitment. Every year since that time it has grown, mainly due to money made at the yearly Alligator Festival. Since Katrina took care of last year’s festival, a Gatorganza was organized to help with the funding and this year an amazing $34,000 commitment was made for scholarships. To date some 160 students were helped with $339,500 in scholarship money.

Randy Roth is off to a bang in the minors with 13 homers, 50 RBIs and 19 doubles. Destrehan's Randy Roth makes the parish proud
June 28, 2006 at 2:44 pm
Former Destrehan High School star Randy Roth has been turning heads in the minors.

He learned the essential skills needed for a potential big league career growing up in the parish. Recently, at the Midwest League All-Star game, Roth won the home run derby.

Local tradition gets bigger
June 28, 2006 at 2:31 pm
It's a local tradition that gets bigger and better year after year. For the sixteen years, St. Charles Parish has sponsored a pre-4th of July celebration at the west bank bridge park in Luling.

It’s time to start on coastal restoration plan
June 28, 2006 at 2:29 pm
The is good news that reputable scientists met in New Orleans this week to come up with ideas on how to best spend the $1.2 billion in the Lousiana coastal restoration program planned by the state and federal governments. This is the amount of money the Bush Administration wants to provide to begin serious restoration efforts in the next 10 years. A more comprehensive plan would come later which would take some 30 years and billions of dollars more to complete.

Ormond Country Club Swim Team is in full swing Ormond Country Club Swim Team is in full swing
June 28, 2006 at 2:27 pm
Ormond Country Club swim season is in full swing. The club’s swim team has three more meets before concluding their season with a show down between Ormond and Hill Heights Country Clubs.

Nude stroll puts Norco man behind bars Nude stroll puts Norco man behind bars
June 28, 2006 at 2:25 pm
Last Thursday, Christopher Coll was arrested by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office after a witness claimed that she had seen him completely naked on Mary St. in Norco.

The means, the motivation and the opportunity
June 28, 2006 at 2:24 pm
The two most obvious areas needing attention in the aftermath of last year's devastating hurricanes were the levee system and housing. While efforts are being made to address those two important issues, another critical aspect of life in Louisiana remains reeling from the effects of the storms. Healthcare-particularly for the indigent and the uninsured-was under great stress before Katrina and Rita slammed into the state. Now, 10 months after the initial disaster, the crisis has worsened exponentially.

Politics or not, Gore film should be seen by all
June 28, 2006 at 2:22 pm
Going to see the Al Gore Film “An Inconvenient Truth” can bring two reactions from viewers.

One will say “It’s about time somebody had the guts to come out with the knowledge of our global-warming problems.” Another will respond “Gore must be running for President again.”

German Coast Farmer’s Market is growing
June 28, 2006 at 2:21 pm
On Wednesday, July 5, the German Coast Farmers' Market will open a second market on the west bank every Wednesday from 4 - 8 p.m. The Market will be located at Dougie V's Restaurant, 13899 River Road in Luling. Parish President Albert Laque and other Parish officials will be on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Hope for troubled families
June 28, 2006 at 2:19 pm
Drug abuse is a pervasive problem in today's society, disrupting the life of the drug abuser, and devastating and destroying family relationships. The daily success of living, coupled with family pressures or problems, may lead to drug abuse by one or more individuals as their means of coping.

Norvel M. Revader, 23, Boutte Boutte man booked with domestic violence
June 28, 2006 at 2:18 pm
An explosive argument erupted between Norvel M. Revader, 23, and his girlfriend after it was discovered that their son had a case of poison ivy at 3:49 p.m. on June 25.

Danielle Shareef, a Hahnville counseler killed in a car accident Hahnville loses a mentor and a friend
June 28, 2006 at 2:15 pm
By the age of 36, Danielle Shareef had led, by most accounts, a full life.

She had played college basketball at Big Eight powerhouse Kansas University and professionally in the United States and overseas in Israel.

Catfish Festival kicks off July 7 at St. Gertrude Catholic Church Catfish Festival kicks off July 7 at St. Gertrude Catholic Church
June 28, 2006 at 2:03 pm
It’s time again for the La. Catfish Festival. The 32nd Annual event will begin on July 7 and the fun will continue through July 9 at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands. The La. Catfish Festival is one of the oldest festivals in the state of Louisiana.

Corey J. Pierre, 36, Boutte and Pernell Simmons, 33, Luling Two west bank residents flee from police
June 28, 2006 at 1:56 pm
Two west bank subjects were arrested on June 16 after St. Charles Parish Deputies responded to a call that the subjects were selling crack cocaine in the Luling area.

The man with the plan The man with the plan
June 28, 2006 at 1:25 pm
BATON ROUGE -- Scott Angelle pointed hard and fast to Caddo Parish. The he breathlessly offered an overview of the state’s dry hole tax credit. Next he jabbed Cameron Parish and released a spitfire evaluation of coastal land loss.

103 Evangeline Ln., Destrehan for $425,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Julian Parrish to Mr. and Mrs. Mark Campbell on May 4
Real Estate Transactions
June 28, 2006 at 1:14 pm
Luling
•111 Allie Ln., Luling for $129,900 from JJJ Development Partners, LLC to Renee Weber on May 1

•125 Ivy Ln., Luling for $187,000 from Ann Spell to Larry Parchman, Jr. on May 10

•Lot 4 Choctaw Dr., Luling for $94,819.48 from John Burelle to Mr. and Mrs. Cary Burelle on May 10

•115 Allie Ln., Luling for $129,000 from JJJ Development Partners, LLC to Jason Collura on May 2

•Lot 49 C Estates Dr., Luling for $60,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Barnie Kruse to The New Image Hair Care, INC & Chad Jackson on May 12

•1231 Paul Fredrick, Luling for $160,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Rondell Honor to Kenneth Boyd, Jr. on May 5

•113 Allie Ln., Luling for $135,775 from JJJ Development Partners, LLC to Mr. and Mrs. David Silverblatt & Mr. and Mrs. Val Brown, Jr. on May 9

•515 Kellogg Dr., Luling for $186,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Mark Devillier to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Landry on May 9

•126 Braden Dr., Luling for $214,000 from Touch of Class Homes, INC to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mire on May 16

•Lot 9, Sq. 24 Ashton Plantation Estates, Luling for $63,000 from Adam Ayme to Mr. and Mrs. Jason Guillot on May 16

•119 Laurel Ct., Luling for $279,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Mark LaBorde to Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Anglin on May 12

•Lot 1, Sq. 2 Ashton Plantation Estates, Luling for $86,000 from Ashton Plantation Estates, LLC to Hoffman Custom Built Homes, LLC on May 16

•Lot 71 Allison Dr., Luling for $61,200 from Samro Construction Company, INC to Lisa Krupa & Jan Mansfield on May 17

•Lot 42, Sq. 2 Ashton Plantation Estates for $92,550 from Ashton Plantation Estates, LLC to Mr. and Mrs. Patrick McCloskey on May 17

Norco Adult Day Care looking for talent
June 28, 2006 at 1:13 pm
Norco Adult Day Care is planning its 14th annual summer variety show to be held at Sacred Heart School auditorium in Norco on July 28 from 1-3 p.m.

Dominant Wildcats face familiar foe in second round of playoffs
Dominant Wildcats face familiar foe in second round of playoffs
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After destroying Pineville in the first round, the Destrehan Wildcats will travel to face a foe that they defeated just three weeks ago – East St. John.