Sports




TOUGH COMPETITION - The 2006 Valero United Way Bridge Run drew competetive runners from New Orleans and surrounding areas. Altitude challenge draws record crowd
April 05, 2006 at 2:40 pm
Record crowds came out on April 1 to watch or participate in this year's Valero/United Way Bridge Run/Walk.

Participants were rewarded at the end with fabulous food and drink and live music as well as entertainment for the kids.

Blanco catches second wind Blanco catches second wind
April 05, 2006 at 2:38 pm
BATON ROUGE -- Castration for sex offenders, human cloning, cockfighting, flag burning, computer-assisted hunting, an official state song.

Sheriff's Reports
April 05, 2006 at 1:45 pm
Sheriff Greg Champagne reports that several vehicles in the Ormond Subdivision were burglarized on March 31 and April 3. There were no signs of forced entry in any of the vehicles except for one. If anyone has information on these burglaries, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-903-STOP. Individuals with information may be eligible for a cash reward.

206 Hawthorn Drive, Luling for $220,000 from Tara Stoufflet to Mr. and Mrs. Mario Hernandez on Feb. 24th.
Real Estate Transactions
April 05, 2006 at 1:31 pm
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•Lot 9 – A, Block H Ama Heights, Ama for $19,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Chatelain to Gabourel’s Construction, LLC on Feb. 21st.

Obituaries
April 05, 2006 at 1:29 pm
Dufrene
Annie D. Dufrene, on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 5:45 a.m. in Luling, LA. Beloved wife of Raymond J. Dufrene for 68 years. Mother Leslie Dufrene and his Evelyn, Dale Dufrene and his wife Mary, Flora Arceneaux and her husband Wally. Daughter of the late Pierre and Lucia Authement Dufrene. Sister of Josh Dufrene, Walterine Comardelle, Winnie McCully, Dessie Burson, Vonnie McBlair and the late Walter Dufrene and Eula Dufrene. Also survived by 8 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. A native of Bourg, La and resident of Des Allemands, La. Age 88 years. Relatives and friends of the family were invited to attend funeral services at First Assembly of God Church, Des Allemands, La. Interment was at Matherne Cemetery, Bayou Blue, La. Falgout Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.

Best Artists in Town Showcased
April 05, 2006 at 1:27 pm
The St. Charles Art Guild will hold its Annual Art Show at the St. Charles Parish Library in St. Rose on April 7 & 8. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday from 2- 4 p.m.

What's Happening
April 05, 2006 at 1:21 pm
Senior Citizens, put on your dancin’ shoes
Sheriff Greg Champagne will be holding his Annual Senior Citizens Easter Luncheon on Tuesday, April 11. All Senior Citizens of St. Charles Parish are invited to attend. It will be held at the Shriner's Hall on Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan. Lunch will be served between 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Special presentations will be handed out for the oldest male and female, along with door prizes donated by local businesses. The Shriner's Dance Band will be performing beginning at 10 a.m. For more information contact Susie Breaux Gauthier at 985-783-1355.

Kevin Mathews, a student at Destrehan High School, Mason Vial, a student at Hahnville High School, work with state-of-the-art equipment in the Advanced Television Production Program at the Satellite Center. Lights, Camera, Action!
April 05, 2006 at 1:18 pm
At the Satellite Center, a handfull of students have the priviledge of participating in the Advanced Television Production Program which utilizes state-of-the-art filming equipment.

HHS plays a melodies of sweet success
April 05, 2006 at 1:16 pm
Congratulations to the HHS Concert and Symphonic Bands on receiving all Superior ratings in both Performance and Sight-Reading at the District VII Concert Band Festival held at Nicholls State University on March 28-30.

DHS choir is SUPERIOR
April 05, 2006 at 1:15 pm
Friday, March 31, 2006: The DHS Chamber Singers received Sweepstakes (all Superior Ratings) and the DHS Concert Choir received Superior ratings on stage and Excellent ratings in sight-reading.

Lending a helping hand
April 05, 2006 at 1:12 pm
Local residents and organizations are lending a helping hand to the FISH relief volunteer camp located directly behind the First Union Presbyterian Church in Luling.

Harald Vicknair points to some of his best selling ‘whirlygigs’ in his front yard in Luling. Spinning in the wind
April 05, 2006 at 1:08 pm
If you're an area local, chances are you have seen Harold Vicknair's 'whirlygigs' spinning in his front yard on the corner of River Road and Barton Avenue in Luling.

Putting God in your marriage can keep it strong
March 29, 2006 at 1:56 pm
After 13 years of marriage, Rick Harris loved his wife even more than he did when he first married her. He wrote the following poem in hopes that the insight he gained after 13 years of marriage would help other married couples.

Arthur Gassen, Jr. prepares for the Bridge Run this Saturday by running on the Mississippi River Levee. Luling couple runs for the ages
March 29, 2006 at 1:25 pm
This weekend during the Valero's United Way Bridge Run/Walk two familiar faces will be competing in the 70 and over age group, Amelia and Arthur Gassen. At 78 and 81 respectively, these two have climbed Hale Boggs Bridge numerous times, with Arthur winning the event several times.

Patrick Brice of the U-12 Patriots prepares to defend the ball. Recreation Spring soccer in full bloom
March 29, 2006 at 1:23 pm
Spring Recreation Soccer is in full swing and over 100 girls and boys in St. Charles Parish are participating. This pass weekend, three of the teams traveled to Baton Rouge to represent St. Charles Parish in the Red Stick Tournament. Those teams are the U-19 boys-Tornadoes, U-13 boys-United and the U-12 boys- Patriots.

Dr. Ragas spoke on housing and economic conditions post-Katrina in the River Parishes. He projects St. Charles’ population to ballon to 60,000 in 3 years. Real Estate expert speaks to realtors
March 29, 2006 at 1:20 pm
Dr. Wade Ragas, retired UNO professor and local real estate expert spoke at the Saints Board of Realtors General Membership meeting on March 23rd at Ormond Country Club.

Dr. Ragas spoke about effects and the recovery of the New Orleans metro area since Hurricane Katrina.

On your marks, get set, climb!
March 29, 2006 at 1:18 pm
When most people hear the words "St. Charles Parish," usually their first thought is that of the Hale Boggs Bridge. It's towers rise over 400 feet tall into the sky with its 5,280 miles of cable used to suspend the roadway well above the Mississippi River traffic below. It truly is a parish symbol. It has done more to pull this parish together than any other effort or object before it.

We’ve learned a lot of lessons with Katrina
March 29, 2006 at 1:16 pm
Sometimes it takes a tragedy to make people do the right things. Such a tragedy was Hurricane Katrina. And many good things hopefully are coming about as a result.

Strange modular units stored at Pier 90 are part of $850 million plant
Strange modular units stored at Pier 90 are part of $850 million plant
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Motorists traveling along Highway 90 last week noticed a strange site in the parking lot of Pier 90 where a number of very large metal modular units were being stored.