Lifestyles




Grace Becnel Keller of Destrehan and Mary Ann Becnel Breaud of Lafayette, the two oldest living descendants. 27th Annual Becnel Family Reunion
August 29 at 5:07 pm
One of the oldest families in St. Charles Parish recently hosted their 27th annual family reunion at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Kenner.

St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office civilian range day - rifles only
August 29 at 5:05 pm
KILLONA – The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will be holding a civilian range day for rifles only on Saturday, Sept. 6 from 8 to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m. at Hwy. 3127 in Killona.

Sydney Poulos, Teen Miss Little Red Church Queen III and Payton Bourgeois, Miss Little Red Church Queen III. Miss Little Red Church Children’s Coronation annual pageant
August 29 at 4:56 pm
The Miss Little Red Church Children’s Coronation held their annual pageant on May 4 in the St. Charles Borromeo Gym.

Peter, Lexi, Carsyn, Rosana, and Nicole Ford enter the new kindergarten wing accompanied by Misti Cunningham. Lexi is a kindergarten student. Mimosa Park holds back to school bash
August 29 at 4:55 pm
Mimosa Park Elementary School in Luling recently held the annual Back to School Bash before the children started another school year.

Riley Zeringue and Alexz Huszar. Social studies Scrabble
August 29 at 4:54 pm
Harry Hurst students in Melanie Zeringue’s eighth grade Louisiana History class use a letter scramble activity to create words based on Louisiana geography and resources.

Last day to register for community education classes
August 29 at 4:00 pm
PARISHWIDE – The last day to register for fall 2014 Community Education classes will be Friday, Aug. 29.

Patricia Elizabeth Beck Adams Adams
August 29 at 1:13 pm
Patricia Elizabeth Beck Adams, 68, a native of Miami, Fla. and a resident of Thibodaux, passed away on Friday, Aug. 22 at her home.

Robert J. “Bobby” Orgeron Orgeron
August 29 at 1:12 pm
Robert J. “Bobby” Orgeron, 71, a native and resident of Des Allemands, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

Sheriff’s Reports (August 28)
August 29 at 1:10 pm
Arrests

•Brandon R. LeBlanc, 19, of 213 Barreca St. in Norco, was arrested on Aug. 19 and charged with principle to theft $500-$1,500.

Community Education can benefit many
August 29 at 1:09 pm
If you’ve already graduated from high school and even college, there is still opportunity to gain new educational benefits in St. Charles Parish through the Community Education program.

Pornography is another silent killer
August 29 at 1:08 pm
High blood pressure is called the silent killer because a person can walk around for years without warnings or symptoms, and then out of nowhere it makes its grand entrance in the form of a heart attack or stroke.

Governor being watched closely as exit approaches
August 29 at 1:06 pm
With expectations mounting that Gov. Bobby Jindal will soon announce his campaign for president, attention is turning to not only who he will bring along with him but also what will transpire politically back home during the transition.

Parish secures permit for Magnolia Ridge levee
August 29 at 1:05 pm
St. Charles Parish can move ahead with construction of an 8.3-mile stretch of levee between the Davis Pond Diversion and the Paradis Canal after receiving a permit for the Magnolia Ridge reach last week.

Earl “Pie” Tastet has served as justice of the peace for 35 years but a recent state ammendment put his status in jeopardy because he was over the age of 70. However, a Baton Rouge court ruled that Tastet, and others, can run for office this fall. Federal court rules that elderly public officials can seek re-election
August 29 at 1:03 pm
Several longtime public officials over the age of 70 will be allowed to run for public office despite a state amendment that says they are too old to serve.

Sheriff Greg Champagne Crime drops by 20 percent in St. Charles
August 29 at 1:01 pm
The number of reported crimes in St. Charles Parish dropped by an astounding 20 percent in the first six months of the year when compared to the same period in 2013.

Duane Foret, director of the parish’s Parks and Recreation Department, said the splash part is not used much during the week because school has started. Lack of participation forces weekday closure of new splash park
August 29 at 12:59 pm
A splash park in Ormond that opened in June to much fanfare has now closed from Monday through Friday due to lack of participation.

Morel, Marcel ready for Round 2 Morel, Marcel ready for Round 2
August 29 at 12:52 pm
After narrowly defeating attorney Tim Marcel for the Division E judgeship in a 2012 special election, Judge Michelle Morel will face Marcel once again with her seat on the line.

Cherie LaGrange St. Rose woman accused of poisoning husband’s drink
August 29 at 12:17 pm
A St. Rose woman is in jail after authorities say she poisoned her husband’s drink on Saturday.

Greenhouse goes from disused shell to key part of local food economy
Greenhouse goes from disused shell to key part of local food economy
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The greenhouse at the ARC of St. Charles is a multifunctional building that provides offseason tomatoes for local farmers’ markets and grocery stores while serving as an educational facility for local students, but it was not always this way.