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Statewide “Tropical Delights” orchid show this weekend

BATON ROUGE - With the theme of “Tropical Delights,” the Baton Rouge Orchid Society will present its 31st annual Orchid Show and Plant Sale on July 10 - 11 at the Baton Rouge Garden Center, 3790 Independence Blvd. Orchid societies from Houma, Lafayette, and Alexandria, and others from across the Gulf South will stage awesome exhibits to carry out this theme.

The show is free and open to the public. Dates and times are Saturday, July 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, July 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Further information is available at www.batonrougeorchidsociety.org or by calling
225-308-1404.
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July 11, 2010 at 9:44 am
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Scam forces bank to put hold on all ATM withdrawals

First National Bank USA has put a hold on all ATM withdrawals by its customers after several residents were victimized by a debit card fraud scheme.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 2:44 pm
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Parish facing rising costs in road construction

Local roads in St. Charles Parish are being revamped yearly based on the parish’s systematic Road Maintenance Program.
The current work contract consists of 33 roads, or about 12-and-a-half miles. Major roads being repaired include Fifth Street in Norco, Carolyn Drive in New Sarpy and Davis Drive in Luling.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 12:25 pm
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Hunter education classes offered

KILLONA - The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will give Hunter Education Classes on the dates listed below. State Law requires that all individuals born on or after Sept. 1, 1969 to obtain a hunting license prior to hunting in Louisiana. Individuals must be 10 years of age or older to be certified. The course will cover such topics as firearm safety, survival, first aid, and wildlife identification.
Each student must pre- register and attend each day. The classes will be held at the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s firing range. The times for the two-day classes will be Fridays, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There will be two field days for individuals that have taken the course online with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. The time for the field days are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Dates for full classes are:
July 9, 10, 30 and 31.

Dates for the field days are:
Aug. 14 and 28.

To pre-register call (985) 783-1173. For further information, call Sgt. Ted Adams at (504) 201-5222. Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:53 am
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Constant rebuilding of wetlands needed

Some years ago, it was suggested by this newspaper that the state invest in a new kind of boat developed in Europe. It could suck up sand offshore from the bottom of the sea into its hull and then travel to our coast where the sand would be pumped out to help build up barrier islands that are eroding away.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:42 am
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Do leges think that they are invisible?

The mirrors in the Capitol Building must be broken. Either that or the leges think they are invisible.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:42 am
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Fall elections will have both type primaries

It used to be said that Republicans in Louisiana could hold their conventions in a phone booth. That was the joke that Democrats put out whenever they had the opportunity.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:41 am
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Ernst

Kevin Frank Ernst, 57, passed away on June 15, 2010. He was a native of Victoria, Texas and a resident of Luling.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:39 am
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Gros

Emile Victor Gros Jr., 89, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at the home of his daughter in Minden.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:38 am
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Maggiore

Odile “Dolly” Tastet Maggiore, 72, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at her residence in Slidell. She was a wife, mother and assistant at Gus’ Tackle and Nets in Slidell. She was a graduate of Destrehan High School and a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary from 1979 until 2010.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:37 am
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Allen

Dianne Beadle Navarre Allen, 65, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother and home maker.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:36 am
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Forsyth


Edward “Eddie” Forsyth, 75, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at the Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Miss. He was a salesman for 29 years with Coastal Engineering. He was a graduate of Lutcher High School. He is survived by a very good friend, Ray Richard, three brothers: Claude, Lucius and Louis Forsyth; and one sister, Noelie Hymel.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:34 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests

•Joshua O. Jimenez, 26, of 114 Mark Drive in Des Allemands, was arrested on June 30 and charged with carnal knowledge of a juvenile and SCH 1 - possession of Marijuana.
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July 09, 2010 at 9:30 am
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St. Rose company sends machines to capture Gulf oil

A disaster recovery firm in St. Rose has joined with a Florida company to deploy unique machines that have the ability to separate oil from water without the use of chemicals.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:28 am
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Des Allemands writer’s book leads to museum

Des Allemands writer Joey Maddox has been busy.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:27 am
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Is end of popular tax credit causing home sales to plummet?

With the official end of the first-time homebuyer tax credit, some say the local real estate market has seen a drop in sales while others think the credit never made much of a difference.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:25 am
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Destrehan sophomore earns LSU offer
Destrehan sophomore earns LSU offer
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Sophomore running back John Emery has been recognized around Destrehan as being a special talent with great upside since he arrived at the school as a freshman.