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Businesses bounce back quickly to aid recovery

Because they serve as a lifeline to returning residents, many parish businesses did their best to open up as quickly as possible after Hurricane Gustav left 90 percent of the parish without power.Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 2:31 pm

Stay informed throughout the storm

Did you know that some businesses and residents never lost power during Gustav? Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 2:31 pm

Where will Hurricane Ike strike?

As Hurricane Gustav starts to diminish, Hurricane Ike is ready to take aim. Emergency Operations Center Director Tab Troxler says it's too early to tell where Ike will make landfall, but his advice to residents is to get prepared.Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 2:31 pm

Several programs offer disaster relief to parish residents

Several state and government agencies are now offering disaster assistance to residents who were affected by or had to evacuate because of Hurricane Gustav.
Listed below are programs that St. Charles Parish residents could qualify for if eligibility guidelines are met. Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 12:22 pm

Welcome Home

Most residents returned to St. Charles Parish last week to find their homes without power and their yards littered with branches. But for some, the damage was extensive.Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 9:11 am

Sheriff's Reports

•Kelly D. Lodge, 35, of 376 Spruce St. in Norco was arrested on Aug. 27 and charged with eight counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and deception and seven counts of forgery.Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 8:55 am

Gustav leaves Des Allemands family without a home

A Wal-Mart employee and her children and grandchildren returned home after Hurricane Gustav to find they have no place to live. While other families in the area wait for simple things like power, this family is waiting to find a new place to call home.Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 8:47 am

St. Pierre pleased with parish’s response to storm

Parish President V.J. St. Pierre feels that the parish did a good job before, during and after Hurricane Gustav, though there are some things he hopes are improved next time around.Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 8:46 am

Parish strives to pick up debris before Ike

Debris pickup began on Sept. 8 in St. Charles, and the parish hopes to have all of it off the streets soon because of the potential danger of Hurricane Ike.Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 8:45 am

Three parish residents die because of Hurricane Gustav

The St. Charles Parish Coroner's Office confirms that there were three deaths associated with Hurricane Gustav, but says those figures could change. An office spokesman released the names of the known victims Monday morning. Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 8:43 am

Sheriff’s Office reports 23 break-ins occur during storm

The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office says that there have been 23 break-ins since most of the area evacuated because of Hurricane Gustav.Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 8:42 am

Entergy says that a majority of the parish now has power

Entergy now estimates there are about 500 customers in St. Charles Parish left without power today, according to Renee Allemand, the parish’s public information officer. That is down from a high of 30,000 customers without power at the beginning of this event on Sept. 1, spokesman Doug Rhodes said this morning.Read More...
September 09, 2008 at 8:42 am

Ballet auditions for the Nutcracker

NORCO - The River Region Ballet will hold auditions for this year’s performance of the Nutcracker on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the River Region Performing Arts and Cultural Center located at 15146 River Road in Norco.

Auditions for acting roles boys and girls ages 7 to 10 is scheduled fro 2 p.m. There is an audition fee of $10.

All dancers must sign 30 minutes prior to audition time.
Intermediate and advanced dancers who are interested in becoming a member of the ballet’s company or junior company may call the artistic director to schedule auditions.

Junior company members must be 10 years old before Dec. 31 and dance at an intermediate level. Company members must be 13 years old and female dancers must dance on pointe at an intermediate or advanced level.

For more information, call 985-764-7678 or visit
September 06, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Empowerment workshop gears up

HAHNVILLE - It's time! Time to make that change, and the Empowerment Workshop "Tapping Into Untapped Potential" is the place to begin again. These four uniquely designed classes have been specifically created for women to unleash the creative force within them in order to change the world around them. The classes will be held at Hahnville High School, 200 Tiger Drive, which is located off of Highway 90 in Boutte.

The sessions will be held every Thursday in the month of October. Tuition is only $45 made payable to St. Charles Parish Public Schools. A supply fee of $3.00 cash will be paid to the instructor.

Registration for the class ends on Tuesday, September 2, 2008. Seating is limited. For more information contact the Community Education Department, St. Charles Parish Public Schools, 13855 River Road, Luling 70070, (985) 785-7268.
September 02, 2008 at 12:47 pm

Parish art guild begins new year

LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild will begin its club year Sept. 2.

The meeting will be held at First Union Presbyterian Church on Lakewood Drive in Luling. A coffee social begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 10 a.m.

Jan Wilken of Harahan will speak at 11 a.m. She will demonstrate how to create textures in watercolor paintings.
The organization’s first workshop, Basics of Landscape Painting, will be held on Oct. 22 through 24 at Destrehan Plantation with Phil Sandusky as workshop instructor.
Registration begins at the Sept. 2 meeting. For more information, contact Evelyn Dupuy at 985-785-0275.
September 02, 2008 at 12:44 pm

Class registration ends Sept. 2

The last day to register for community education classes is scheduled for Aug. 31, but because the deadline of falls on a Sunday, registration for classes will be accepted in the office until 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2.

Pre-registration is required for all classes. If you do not have the current Fall 2008 brochure, you can pick up one at your local library or the front lobby of the School Board Office. Class information is also available on the St. Charles Parish Public Schools web site at – under quick links choose Community, then the Community Education link for the most current information on classes.

Registration and tuition may be delivered to the main reception desk at the School Board Central Office at 13855 River Road – Luling during business hours, or deposited in the secure after-hours drop box located on the left hand side entrance of the building.

If you have any questions, please call Community Education at 985-785-7268Read More...
September 02, 2008 at 12:42 pm

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