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Trash Bash
February 09, 2006 at 12:10 pm
Admittedly, we have had a lot of Hurricane Katrina-related trash in addition to regular trash to pick up in St. Charles Parish since the storm tore up thousands of trees and branches and portions of many structures. So it is somewhat understandable that we would have somewhat of a trash problem.

Ben Oubre being sworn as president by Lynda Butler. Davis named realtor of the year
February 09, 2006 at 12:04 pm
New president installed

The Saints Board of Realtors held their Installation of 2006 Board of Directors on Friday, January 13, 2006 at Ormond Country Club. Ben Oubre was installed as President by 2005 Louisiana Realtors Association President, Ms. Lynda Butler.

River Parish Hospital employees pose with their donation to the United Way. Hospital honors workers for United Way contributions
February 09, 2006 at 12:02 pm
River Parishes Hospital recently held a celebration for its employees, honoring them for their donations totaling over $12,000 to the St John United Way Fund. Scott Boudreaux, CEO, welcomed the employees and thanked them for their generosity in helping residents of the community. Boudreaux talked about the organizations that the United Way sponsors and said he feels these organizations are a great asset to St. John Parish, especially during and after the recent hurricanes.

Protestors presented their petitions to Cox Cable in Destrehan recently in an effort to get Cox Cable to reinstate the religious channel to it's basic channel line-up and to quit paying for MTV. Viewers around the country protest obscene programing on basic cable
February 09, 2006 at 11:51 am
Several programs currently on basic cable television should be considered pornography, according to the Parents Television Council, yet they are part of the general basic programming offered by Cox Cable. We will not go over the details here, but explicit examples of obscene programming currently being aired on MTV, Fox FX, and other basic cable stations can be reviewed on the web site www.parentstv.org.

Sheriff Champagne to award a scholarship
February 09, 2006 at 11:49 am
Honorary Membership Program helps worthy St. Charles Parish student further their education

Sheriff Greg Champagne will award a scholarship providing assistance to a worthy St. Charles Parish student in furthering their education and training with resources made available through the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Honorary Membership Program. It will be awarded to a graduating high school student from either Destrehan High School or Hahnville High School.

A change is underway
February 09, 2006 at 11:46 am
Management program transforming government

BATON ROUGE -- Whether you’re a good government egghead or a cynical crackpot, it’s difficult to find fault with making government more responsive, less bureaucratic and increasingly adept. But to make it all happen, to eclipse antiquated systems and bury the fabled good-ol’-boy network, a process must be undertaken that is easier preached than carried out.

Buses lined up at the St. Charles Parish School Board.  Parish recieved funds to run buses on Bio-diesal fuel. School buses run on bio-diesel fuel
February 09, 2006 at 11:42 am
School system hopes to reduce pollution

In an effort to reduce pollution in the New Orleans area, the St. Charles Parish School System's Transportation Department received a grant from the EPA's Clean School Bus USA program for bio-diesel fuel to be used in 98 of its 149 bus fleet. The fuel, produced from a number of renewable sources including soybean old, rapeseed oil and animal fats, will replace the standard fuel normally used in the buses.

Accusing Cox Cable of misinformation, council wants TV Guide channel reinstated.
February 09, 2006 at 11:34 am

February 09, 2006 at 11:31 am

Real Estate Transactions
February 09, 2006 at 11:29 am

• 303 Country Cottage Blvd., Montz for $202,900 from Moore Maintenance Service, LLC to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Arceneaux on Dec. 29th.

• Lot 34 A Dixieland Subdivision, Montz for $13,721 from Bailey Family to Mr. and Mrs. G. Warren Simmons III on Dec. 19th.

Sheriff Reports
February 09, 2006 at 11:27 am
• Assorted jewelry and assorted medication, an undetermined value, were reported stolen from 1016 First Street, Lot 10, Norco, LA, on Feb. 3

United Way to hold victory celebration
February 09, 2006 at 11:26 am
United Way to hold victory celebration

Louisiana Federal Credit Union to hold scholarship contest
February 09, 2006 at 11:25 am
Louisiana Federal Credit Union to hold scholarship contest

Nicholls looking for new mascot design
February 09, 2006 at 11:24 am
Nicholls looking for new mascot design

Calling all future cheerleaders
February 09, 2006 at 11:22 am
Calling all future cheerleaders

Golf Team Tournament
February 09, 2006 at 11:21 am
Golf Team Tournament

Open House at Sacred Heart School
February 09, 2006 at 11:20 am
Open House at Sacred Heart School

Sheriff responds to recent allegations that Ormond is not patrolled
February 09, 2006 at 11:19 am
"Officers are present in the area," says Sheriff Greg Champagne.

The Ormond area has been the victim of at least three strings of over night vandalism that resulted in criminal damage to several vehicles and mailboxes throughout the subdivision. As residents remain concerned about the incidents, Sheriff Greg Champagne is speaking out against allegations that the area is not being patrolled by deputies. And residents are echoing his sentiments saying the area has police presence.

St. Rose Tavern relocates to historic New Sarpy landmark
St. Rose Tavern relocates to historic New Sarpy landmark
The historic St. Rose Tavern is preparing to reopen in New Sarpy after the family that ran the restaurant was evicted from the building that served as their home in St. Rose for 60 years.