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Hospital hosts grand opening celebration
April 19, 2008 at 9:22 am
LULING - On Saturday, April 19 St. Charles Parish Hospital will host a Grand Opening Celebration and Dedication Ceremony for the David J. Vial, M.D. Patient Care Centré.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to tour the new facility, have fun with family oriented activities and celebrate an important medical expansion for our community.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. and last until 2 p.m. and includes a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony, tours, food and entertainment featuring St. Charles Parish Hospital's award winning jambalaya, and children's activities including a Teddy Bear Clinic where kids can bring their teddy bears in for a check-up, fire department safe houses and "Sparky" the Fire Dog.

The celebration will be held on Milling Avenue behind St. Charles Parish Hospital in Luling. Parking will be available near the hospital with shuttle transportation.

For more information, call 985-785-3607.

Fundraiser on tap for travel softball team
April 19, 2008 at 9:21 am
HAHNVILLE - The 16U Louisiana Interrogators girls travel softball team will hold a fundraiser on April 19 at 10:30 a.m. at Hymel’s Restaurant located at 15805 River Rd. in Hahnville.

Plate lunches including fried catfish, white beans and rice, potato salad and bread will be on sale for $5. The meals are take-out only.

For tickets, call Gena Schmill at 504-599-0996. Tickets are also on sale at the restaurant.

Questions asked on potential fire department violations
April 18, 2008 at 10:20 am
Dear Editor:
The letter below has been sent to Sheriff Greg Champagne. I hope that you will publish it, as I believe many people have the same questions that I do and we all would like to know that when his investigation is complete, we will have the answers to the questions below made public.

Questions asked on potential fire department violations
April 18, 2008 at 9:43 am
Dear Editor:
The letter below has been sent to Sheriff Greg Champagne. I hope that you will publish it, as I believe many people have the same questions that I do and we all would like to know that when his investigation is complete, we will have the answers to the questions below made public.

Calling all moms! Club holds meeting
April 18, 2008 at 9:20 am
DESTREHAN - The MOMS Club of Kenner, Destrehan and LaPlace is holding an open house on Friday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kenner City Park located on the corner of Loyola Avenue and Vintage street in Kenner.

The club will have a bounce house, treasure hunt and refreshments. The Kenner Fire Department and Kenner Police Department will be there to perform car seat checks and fingerprinting.

For more information call Melanie Kennedy at 504-458-1226.


Destrehan software guru survives helicopter crash Destrehan software guru survives helicopter crash
April 16, 2008 at 3:53 pm
Destrehan native Jack Cali didn’t think twice when he traded racing Corvettes around a Nevada speedway for a helicopter-style view of the western United States.

Death of 8-year-old child highlights abuse prevention Death of 8-year-old child highlights abuse prevention
April 16, 2008 at 2:48 pm
Keep telling and telling and telling until somebody listens.

Sheriff's Reports
April 16, 2008 at 2:19 pm
Arrests
•Sharon Jones, 27, of 5155 Barras St. in St. James was arrested on April 4 and charged with DWI, possession of marijuana and illegal tint.

Government could soon have power to ban nicotine
April 16, 2008 at 2:18 pm
Landmark legislation making its way to the House floor would shift responsibility of regulating tobacco products to the Food and Drug Administration, which will likely lead to bigger warning labels and the removal of dangerous additives in cigarettes.

Outspoken councilwoman doing her best for East Bank Outspoken councilwoman doing her best for East Bank
April 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm
Carolyn Schexnaydre, councilwoman-at-large from the East Bank, has been embroiled in a lot of controversy lately because of a resolution she wrote urging an investigation to clear Councilman and St. Rose Fire Chief Larry Cochran, along with his department.

Museum moving into Destrehan Plantation
April 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm
Destrehan Plantation's Caire House will soon be the home to a unique museum that plans to interpret the historical integrity of St. Charles Parish for present and future generations.

Students get the chance to become ‘satellite’ film stars
April 16, 2008 at 2:16 pm
Enterprising students from both Hahnville and Destrehan will get the chance to show-off their own films at the Satellite Center's third annual Video and Animation Festival.

Legislative mandates increase cost of insurance
April 16, 2008 at 2:14 pm
Sometimes it is true indeed that the more things change, the more they remain the same. That may be the case with our new Legislature and the issue of health insurance mandates.

Catholics are upset but Pope is making headway
April 16, 2008 at 2:13 pm
The Catholic Church has made the headlines this week, first with the closing and merging of many churches in the Archdiocese of New Orleans and now with the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI in Washington.

Spillway’s opening is historical
April 16, 2008 at 2:12 pm
The opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway earmarks a decade long event in St. Charles Parish.

Monsanto expansion creates 380 new jobs
April 16, 2008 at 2:07 pm
Monsanto will make an investment of up to $196 million over the next 18 months at its glyphosate manufacturing facility in Luling, a move that will lead to the hiring of close to 400 people.

TOGETHER AGAIN. New Orleans VooDoo kicker and HHS alumni Alex Romero visits with two of his high school coaches Kade Rogers and Frank Harding on April 5.
Hahnville High baseball celebrates VooDoo style
April 16, 2008 at 11:22 am
On April 5, the Hahnville High School baseball team defeated Destrehan 4-3, but this powerhouse group of boys wouldn’t be the only ones to celebrate that day.

Louisiana Hurricanes finish first in Starz Sports tourney Louisiana Hurricanes finish first in Starz Sports tourney
April 16, 2008 at 11:20 am
The Louisiana Hurricanes 10U girls softball team recently finished 1st place in the Starz Sports tournament held in Brusly.

Murder victim found in burned car identified as Des Allemands native
Murder victim found in burned car identified as Des Allemands native
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Des Allemands native Lindsay Nichols has been identified as the woman found in a burning car at the intersection of Michoud and Lake Forest boulevards in New Orleans East on Sunday.

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