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Spring garden show set for April 5 & 6
April 06, 2008 at 1:53 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The 2008 Spring Garden Show in New Orleans will be held at the City Park Botanical Garden on April 5 and 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Patrons can browse through gardens and meet with plant and garden product vendors.

The show will also feature a Q & A tent where LSU AgCenter specialists will answer questions relating to tree and plant health, and soil samples can be brought in for analysis.

Admission is $6 for adults and $2 for children ages 5 to 12. Children under 5 and members of Friends of City Park may enter free.

For more information, contact Karen Blackburn at 504-838-1170 or send an email to kblackburn@agcenter.lsu.edu.

Giddy up! Horseshow at Houma Air Base
April 05, 2008 at 1:05 pm
HOUMA - The Terrebone Livestock Association will present a horseshow on Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Houma Air Base Arena located at 221 Moffet Rd.

Admission is free to spectators. Concessions are sold.
For more information, contact Ray Allemand at 985-991-1005 or Veronica Songe at 985-665-1005.


Get ready to run!
April 05, 2008 at 1:03 pm
LULING - Grab your running - or walking shoes - and head on over to the East Bank Bridge Park on Saturday, April 5 for the United Way’s annual 5K marathon that will take you across the Hale Boggs Mississippi River Bridge and lead you to the finish line at the West Bank Bridge Park.

Late registration forms are now being accepted for a fee of $25 through the day of the race along with a $20 no T-shirt entry.

The 3.1 mile course offers a magnificent panoramic view of the Mississippi River from the Hale Boggs Bridge. And race organizers have left nothing to chance - there’s an alternate ground-level course that may be used in the event of hazardous conditions or weather on the bridge.

Packet pickup and late registration information is Friday, April 4 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the West Bank Bridge Park. Packet pickup begins at 7:30 a.m. on race day at the East Bank Bridge Park.

The 5K runners will fire off at 8:30 a.m. with race walkers and fitness walkers following at 8:32 a.m.

Awards will be given in seven divisions and a $4,000 prize money purse. Commemorative medallions will also be presented to the 1st and 2nd place male and female in each age group.

Post race festivities include: music by The Wiseguys, food and refreshments, face painting, inflatables, dunking booths, St. Charles Parish bookmobile, pony rides, raffles and a 50/50.

For more information, visit www.runNOTC.org, www.uwaysc.org, or call NOTC at 504-467-8626 and United Way at 985-331-9063.

Cake BINGO held for Abigayl Breaux fund
April 05, 2008 at 11:41 am
LULING - A cake bingo for the Abigayl Breaux Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the St. Anthony C.A. Building located behind St. Anthony Church in Luling.

$5 entry includes 1 bingo card, 1 drink and 1 hot dog or nacho plate. Additional cards are $1 each.
Doors open at 5 p.m. with a 50/50 raffle.

The event is sponsored by the Kinghts of Columbus Council #2409.

Dangerous fugitive captured in Destrehan
April 04, 2008 at 1:11 pm
A man that was wanted by Crimestoppers for two counts of attempted first degree murder, attempted armed robbery and aggravated burglary in Jefferson Parish was arrested in Destrehan yesterday.

Reel ‘em in at the COA fishing rodeo
April 04, 2008 at 1:04 pm

NORCO - The St. Charles Council On Aging and the St. Charles Department of Parks and Recreation Annual Fishing Rodeo for seniors 60 years of age and up on Friday, April 4 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Spillway Park Pavilion.
Fishing poles and bait are supplied. Lunch and transportation will be provided by reservation only.

Activities include: fishing contest, cookie cook-off contest, hat contest and parade, Tall Fish Tales contest, senior olympic practice games, and music and dancing.
Call Lauren at 985-783-3008 for information and to make reservations.

Unusual approach to spring break Unusual approach to spring break
April 02, 2008 at 5:27 pm
Teenagers enjoyed spring break in many ways all across St. Charles Parish, but one group of involved Hahnville High School students spent time doing community service work.

Parish divorce rates soar since Katrina
April 02, 2008 at 5:21 pm
Many relationships couldn't endure the wrath of Hurricane Katrina, and parish counselor and relationship therapist Kathleen McGraw says since the storm divorce has been steadily increasing parishwide.

Ama’s Precious Singleton wins MVP in March meet
April 02, 2008 at 1:52 pm
MVP. Hahnville High School track runner Precious Singleton of Ama was awarded the Most Valuable Player award at the St. James High School Crawfish Relays on March 14.

Transit authority to hold meeting April 2
April 02, 2008 at 1:52 pm
LAPLACE - The River Parishes Transit Authority will hold a regular meeting on Wednesday, April 2 at 3:30 p.m. at the Port of South Louisiana located at 171 Belle Terre Blvd.
Any individual requiring reasonable accommodation is requested to contact the South Central Planning and Development Commission at 985-851-2900 to discuss the particular accommodations needed three days in advance of the meeting.

Hahnville High School volleyball tryouts
April 02, 2008 at 1:37 pm
Hahnville High School girls volleyball tryouts for the 2008-2009 school year will be held on April 28, 29 and 30 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the main gym.

Hahnville band 2009 sign up set for April 15
April 02, 2008 at 1:35 pm
Hahnville High band registration for 2008-2009 school year will be held on April 15 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on May 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the HHS band room.

SENIOR OLYMPICS. Many St. Charles Parish elders gathered in March for the 2008 Senior Olympic games, which are
celebrating their 20th year. Events included: shuffleboard, javelin, discus, free-throw contests, dance teams, bait casting, bowling doubles, a Senior Olympics
April 02, 2008 at 1:29 pm
Javelins flew across clear blue skies on March 27 as older athletes from all over the parish participated in the 2008 Senior Olympic competition games in Hahnville. Event winners will move on to the state competition and winners from there go on to the nationals.

Property tax reforms are in danger
April 02, 2008 at 1:12 pm
After much anticipation, Governor Jindal’s Tax Commission was sworn into office on March 18, 2008.

Full investigation needed into St. Rose Fire Station
April 02, 2008 at 1:11 pm
To The Editor
To The Citizens of St. Charles Parish; To District Attorney Harry Morel;
To Sheriff Greg Champagne;
To U.S. Attorney Jim Letten; and,
To FBI Special Agent Daniel H. Evans
The current controversy surrounding Councilman & Fire Chief Larry Cochran and the St. Rose Volunteer Fire Department needs to be resolved in a fair, open, transparent, and unbiased manner. I sincerely hope that after such review, Mr. Cochran and the members of the fire department will emerge vindicated of any wrongdoing.

Giving season not over in parish
April 02, 2008 at 1:10 pm
While the season of giving usually begins and ends during the Christmas holiday, those in St. Charles Parish are getting the chance to continue that giving spirit thanks to a pair of important local events.

Remember when?
April 02, 2008 at 1:09 pm
Newspapers are published mainly for reading news. But pictures can sometimes deliver a message that the printed word cannot.

United Way of St. Charles wishes director Denise Brodsky farewell United Way of St. Charles wishes director Denise Brodsky farewell
April 02, 2008 at 1:08 pm
Family, friends and co-workers gathered at a farewell bash for now-former United Way of St. Charles director Denise Brodsky who resigned in January.

Des Allemands mother: ‘I’m glad he’s off the street’
Des Allemands mother: ‘I’m glad he’s off the street’
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With this week’s arrest of a New Orleans East man, Jolene Dufrene may have gotten the answers she sought about her daughter’s murder.

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