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River Region Ballet in ‘The Nutcracker’
November 29, 2006 at 11:49 am
DESTREHAN - The River Region Ballet performs Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” at Destrehan High School, on Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday Dec. 10.

River Region Ballet in ‘The Nutcracker’
November 29, 2006 at 11:49 am
DESTREHAN - The River Region Ballet performs Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” at Destrehan High School, on Saturday, Dec. 9 and Sunday Dec. 10.

Iron man! Run, bike and swim in triathlon
November 29, 2006 at 11:48 am
HOUMA - The first ever Tri-Barracuda Mini Triathalon - a 2-mile run, a 10-mile bike & a 200-yard swim - begins Nov. 25 at 9 a.m. at the Bayou Barracuda Swim Facility off of South Hollywood Road.

Pick me! Pick me! Farmer of the Year
November 29, 2006 at 11:46 am
BATON ROUGE - The LSU AgCenter is accepting nominations for the 2007 Farmer of the Year competition through Dec. 15.

Mardi Gras ball on tap - tickets on sale
November 29, 2006 at 11:43 am
HAHNVILLE - The St. Charles Recreation & Parks Department will hold its 11th annual Mardi Gras ball at the Jerusalem Shrine Center

Pssssst! Read how to get FREE STUFF from the Council on Aging even if you aren’t all that old
November 29, 2006 at 11:41 am
HAHNVILLE - What baby boomers and sixtysomethings don't know about the Council on Aging could fill a book - and executive director Margaret Powe thinks that's a crying shame.


Bound for glory Bound for glory
November 29, 2006 at 11:37 am
TAFT - His mother was an alcoholic and he never knew his dad. But Gregory Hill didn’t let a wrecked family life hold him back. He studied hard. He resisted the temptations of the street. He worked his way through college and landed a job he loves.

Real reason 800 people are out of work in St. Charles Parish
November 29, 2006 at 11:15 am
LULING - Getting a job in St. Charles Parish isn’t as easy as you might think.

9,000 miles from home alone 9,000 miles from home alone
November 29, 2006 at 11:00 am
BOUTTE - Imagine being in another world where nothing is familiar. No one speaks your language. No one knows you. You recognize nothing.

Remember the good old days at the College Inn
November 16, 2006 at 9:35 pm
THIBODAUX - The 2nd annual Arts Council College Inn reunion concert will be Nov. 17. at the Nicholls State University Cotillion Ballroom on Leighton Drive from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

How death-row dog became a K-9 cop How death-row dog became a K-9 cop
November 16, 2006 at 4:42 pm
Loco the Labrador retriever was just days away from lethal injection in an Ascension Parish animal shelter when narcotics agent Ricky Oubre got the call to save the pitiful dog’s life.

What you must know about NEW cable TV deal
November 16, 2006 at 4:37 pm
Cheaper cable television with more and better channels and superior repair service may be in the offing when the parish’s contract with Cox Cable expires in 2007.

Wildcats are rolling - again Wildcats are rolling - again
November 16, 2006 at 4:31 pm
The Destrehan Wildcats accepted their fate, facing an essentially 9-1 Dutchtown team in the first round of the playoffs, and took them down 35-28 Friday night. Tomorrow, the Wildcats will again be at home against the 8-4 Carencro Bears in the regionals.

Oh, So Close…
November 16, 2006 at 4:28 pm
All week long New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton stressed that his team had to protect the football if they expected to knockoff the defending world champion Pittsburgh Steelers.

MONEYTALK with St. Charles Parish’s Al Suffrin
November 16, 2006 at 4:25 pm
Dear Mr. Suffrin: I'll need a loan to pay for my college education and I don't know how to choose a good one. Help!

23 weight-loss strategies for people with NO willpower
November 16, 2006 at 4:23 pm
Dieting doesn't have to be painful or an exercise in futility - here are 23 super tips that can help make yours easy to start and stick with.

Our Heather blasted off 60 pounds! Our Heather blasted off 60 pounds!
November 16, 2006 at 4:21 pm
Every day I looked at myself in the mirror - in the bathroom in the morning while brushing my teeth, in department store dressing rooms. I even looked at my reflection in shop windows as I passed by them.

How fruits & veggies can be hazardous to your health
November 16, 2006 at 4:17 pm
BOUTTE - The strawberry you spoon into your cereal each morning ought to be marked with a skull and crossbones because even though the luscious red fruit appears to be a healthy choice, it's actually dripping with deadly pesticides that won't wash off.

Sports

Jordan did Mavericks wrong
I might as well weigh in on that bizarre DeAndre Jordan situation that broke out...
In memory of a star
In memory of a star
Luling resident and former coach Bruce McDonald remembers a specific game in 1992...

Millions could be lost with tax credit cut in SCP
Millions could be lost with tax credit cut in SCP
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With St. Charles Parish being the second largest collector of inventory taxes in Louisiana, officials are bracing for the impact of a 25 percent cut in the state’s tax credit or reimbursement to the companies that pay them on the local level.