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Local leaders add support to the Jindal Bill Local leaders add support to the Jindal Bill
March 22, 2006 at 3:00 pm
Congressman Bobby Jindal was recently joined by parish presidents, mayors, and coastal advocacy groups to add further weight behind the push to pass his Domestic Energy Production through Offshore Exploration and Equitable Treatment of State Holdings Act of 2006.

Outstanding citizens honored
March 22, 2006 at 2:58 pm
Every year, we honor people in the parish by selecting them as outstanding citizens, young people and deputies.

This year, a much larger number of such people in the parish were honored, mainly because of outstanding accomplishments in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Dow Offers $6,000 in PTEC Scholarships Dow Offers $6,000 in PTEC Scholarships
March 22, 2006 at 2:27 pm
The chemical industry has been vocal about how their operations have changed over the years. Technology has changed and, as a result, the skill sets a plant operator must have today have changed through the years as well. That is why Dow St. Charles Operations and neighboring companies have partnered with the Louisiana Technical College -- River Parishes Campus to offer an Associate's Degree in Process Technology (PTEC).

Superintendent Lafon and Dir. of Public Information Rochelle Cancienne (right) accept the Grace Under Fire Award School district's response to Katrina rewarded
March 22, 2006 at 2:24 pm
Nationwide, along with two other school districts, Superintendent Dr. Rodney Lafon and Director of Public Information Rochelle Cancienne were recognized for their performance during Hurricane Katrina. Winners of the Grace Under Fire Award at the American Association of School Administrators’ (AASA) annual conference, the St. Charles Parish School District receives a $10,000 endowment.

MONA BAGOT was honored as 2005-06 Citizen of the Year in the parish by St. Charles Rotary Club Friday night. Top Citizen, Young People are honored at Rotary banquet
March 22, 2006 at 2:20 pm
This year’s Citizen of the Year was praised as a heroine in saving ill and elderly hospital patients during Hurricane Katrina.

Punishing Apostasy
March 22, 2006 at 2:16 pm
"Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp and said, Who is on the Lord's side? Let him come unto me. And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together unto him.

Race Chairman Tracie Lack and United Way Executive Director Denise Brodsky hold the coveted team participation trophy won by St. Charles Parish Schools for the past two years. Coveted trophy up for grabs
March 22, 2006 at 2:12 pm
Businesses will again challenge St. Charles Parish School System for the highly coveted team participation trophy awarded by the Valero St. Charles United Way Bridge Run. For the past two years, St. Charles Parish Schools has won the trophy. Last year’s school team boasted over 300 participants.

Accused rapist jumps bail Accused rapist jumps bail
March 22, 2006 at 2:10 pm
The St. Charles Sheriff's Office is looking for a Luling man charged with the forcible rape of a juvenile after he skipped out of a court date on March 10.

Hurricane recovery could be overshadowed during regular session Hurricane recovery could be overshadowed during regular session
March 22, 2006 at 2:08 pm
BATON ROUGE -- When six feet of Katrina’s water rushed down Bayou Savage along the eastern side of New Orleans, Pete Gerica rescued his elderly mother from the surge and strapped her to the top of a tree using a cable wire.

Local girls dominate all-district team
March 22, 2006 at 1:31 pm
The All-District team was released for girls' soccer and plenty of talent represented the area.

On the first team for Hahnville High School, senior midfielder Rachel Byrd, sophomore midfielder Samantha May, sophomore striker Ashley Eusea, junior goalie Megan Waters and freshman defender Raven Scott were named, with offensive juggernaut, Eusea named offensive MVP for scoring 38 goals this season.

4x100 Hahnville Girls’ Track Team won first place in the Don Raymond Relays. Hahnville's track: the sky is the limit
March 22, 2006 at 1:26 pm
The Don Raymond Relays certainly is a place to find good talent in track and field. High schools from the surrounding areas participated on Friday at Hahnville High School. However, for the Hahnville girls and boys team, winning was not an option but a plan. They both successfully took first place in the Don Raymond Relays.


Death trap Death trap
March 22, 2006 at 1:22 pm
The deadly canal that runs alongside Airline Highway between St. Rose and Destrehan, continues to claim lives and reap havoc on automobiles.

St. Charles Catholic to host first ever after prom party
March 22, 2006 at 1:16 pm
Whenever a new tradition is started, it is usually met with some resistance because most people are resistant to change. St. Charles Catholic is planning to establish a new tradition and dispense with any resistance by putting on a one of a kind party.

Sheriff Reports
March 22, 2006 at 1:11 pm
Indecent Behavior
John L. Smith III, 60, of Luling, LA, was arrested and charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile at St. Charles Correctional Center on March 12. Sheriff Greg Champagne reports that the above subject was arrested on a warrant that was issued on March 12, 2006 for the above charge. On March 11, 2006 the subject was observed taking inappropriate pictures of a six year old juvenile, and allegedly inappropriately touching a juvenile. Smith was released on March 14, 2006 after posting $12,530.

What's Happening
March 22, 2006 at 1:06 pm
Mouth watering for more?
Because of the overwhelming success of its Fish Fry on March 10, Knights of Columbus Council 2409 will host a Fish Fry on Friday, March 24 to support the Hahnville High School Band's upcoming trip to Washington, D.C. Dinners will be served from 5 p.m. to until sold out at St. Anthony's Church on Angus Drive in Luling. The cost will be $6 per plate and will consist of fresh fried catfish, potato salad, corn and French bread, take-out or dine-in. Drinks and dessert will be available.


Obituaries
March 22, 2006 at 1:02 pm
Lewis

Johnny Lewis, Jr., on Saturday, March 11, 2006 at his residence in Killona, LA. Son of Julia Lewis and the late Johnny Lewis, Sr. Brother of Michael A. Williams, Patricia L. (James) Downing, Gilbert Lewis, Navada L. (Rickie) Borne, Nathan (Foncella) and David Lewis. Also survived by a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Age 52 years. A native and resident of Killona, LA. Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers and members of Canaan, Children of Israel and Bethlehem Baptist Church and all neighboring churches were invited to attend the funeral service at Canaan Baptist Church. Rev. Henry Wolfe, Pastor, Officiating. Interment Bethlehem Cemetery, Hahnville, LA. Serviced by Robottom.


Displaced Metairie man charged with indecent behavior Displaced Metairie man charged with indecent behavior
March 22, 2006 at 12:58 pm
A New Orleans area man, who was staying with a Luling family, was charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile.The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office arrested John L. Smith III, 60, Metairie, on March 12 after someone witnessed him taking inappropriate photographs of a 6 year-old girl in Monsanto Park.


Some spring pests have arrived early
March 22, 2006 at 12:56 pm
This year's mild winter and warming temperatures have set up the perfect scenario for an early emergence of various insect pests.

100-foot-long mural nearly complete on River Road
100-foot-long mural nearly complete on River Road
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After eight years in the making, an expansive mural depicting 300 years of settlement in St. Charles Parish is nearing completion in an unlikely spot.