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Schools hold first annual Arts Festival

Students from both sides of the Mississippi River will have the opportunity to show parish residents musical, theatrical and traditional art displays at the school district’s first-ever Arts Festival on March 28.Read More...
March 26, 2009 at 9:12 am
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Dempster

Melien J. Dempster, Sr., passed away on Monday, March 23. Beloved husband of Elvie Gassen Dempster of Luling. Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:39 am
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Smith

Wilford Smith passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at Ochsner Hospital, Jefferson. Son of the late Hazel Dyson and Willie Smith. Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:38 am
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Hebert

Betty Harrell Hebert passed away on March 22, 2009. Age 70. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, and above all, a precious child of God, Betty went home to be with her Heavenly Father peacefully surrounded by her husband, Walter, and daughter, Charlene. Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:37 am
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Champagne

Terry J. "Head" Champagne passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2009 in Luling. Beloved husband of Nancy Vicknair Champagne for 34 wonderful years.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:36 am
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Bruer

Jane L. Bruer passed away on March 19, 2009. Preceded in death by parents Wilbur T. and Carolyn D. Loke, as well as her husband Alfred E. Bruer and grandson Lawrence Deroche Jr. Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:36 am
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Parish mourns loss of young employee

By Renee Simpson
U.S. flags in front of all St. Charles Parish government buildings were flown at half-mast last week to honor the memory of Jacque Griffin. Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:34 am
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Technology and human conception

By Christopher West
When Nadya Suleman gave birth to octuplets earlier this year, the Internet was abuzz with debates about the reproductive technology industry. But the debates focused primarily on how many embryos should be allowed to be transferred to a woman’s body. Very few seemed to be asking the more fundamental question: Should we be producing children in a laboratory at all?Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:32 am
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Our state, city among the most dangerous

We became apprehensive earlier this week when a headline on the internet proclaimed the announcement of America’s most dangerous states and cities. We feared the answer may include our home state and the nearby city we go to so often.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:31 am
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Atchafalaya sediment could help save coast

There is a wealth of sediment in the delta of the Atchafalaya River. It is so massive that it creates problems for shipping in that area.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:30 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
• Tammy Rowell, 48, of 339 Carolyn Dr. in Destrehan was arrested on March 18 and charged with possession of hydrocodone, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:29 am
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Garbage truck overturns on Old Spanish Trail

A garbage truck overturned near Griffin Street on Old Spanish Trail after getting sucked in by mud on the side of the road.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:21 am
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‘Green’ savings not so hot in January

It has been two months since Luling resident Anne Moyer and her family invested $37,000 into green energy products to make their home more cost effective and environmentally friendly, and so far, the savings have been minimal.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:19 am
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Parish unemployment rate rises

The unemployment rate in St. Charles Parish has risen from 3.7 percent to 5 percent over the last year, but is far from the February national average of 8.1 percent, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 8:44 am
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Lack of volunteers hamper Luling Red Cross

Education and volunteer recruiting are at the top of the American Red Cross’ to do list, especially for the organization’s Southeast Louisiana Chapter - which services 1.2 million people including St. Charles Parish.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 8:43 am
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Dirty Job: 342 trash bashers raze 3.91 tons of litter from local roads

It was a dirty job, but someone - or in this case hundreds -had to do it.Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 8:43 am
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This 91-year-old is a world globetrotting grandmother who loves traveling
This 91-year-old is a world globetrotting grandmother who loves traveling
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Virgie Naquin has lived in Des Allemands all of her life, but that hardly means she’s content to stay in one place.
The 91-year-old never has been, really. Her travels have taken her to England, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Canada, Nova Scotia, California, Alaska and Hawaii, to name a few.