Lifestyles




LOCAL WRITER. Lt. Deborah Johnston has published her
second novel in a possible series of four, Tied Up In Blue. Johnston’s first novel Lambda Blue was published in 2005. 'Tied Up in Blue'
March 15, 2008 at 3:05 pm
Fighting crime in St. Charles Parish is a career for Lt. Deborah Johnston, but writing novels is her creative outlet, something she does in her spare time, after a long day of protecting residents.

Farmer’s market plans to ‘pawty’
March 15, 2008 at 2:02 pm
DESTREHAN - Make plans "to pawty" with the German Coast Farmer’s Market on Saturday, March 15 at 10 a.m. at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan.

Costume your pets in holiday garb, and show them off as everyone parades through the market area. Carriages or wagons are allowed.

Prizes will be awarded for the best presentation of pet. Entrance fee is $5.

Register at the Welcome Booth during the Wednesday or Saturday markets held before the celebration, or sign up that morning at 9 a.m. at the Pawrade Registration Table.
Face Painting will be available for the kids along with a display table presented by St. Charles Library. Call 985-764-9762 for more information or visit the website at www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org

Catholic church hosts St. Joseph Altar
March 15, 2008 at 2:02 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will be hosting a St. Josephs Altar on Saturday, March 15 following the 10 a.m. mass. Blessing and viewing of the altar will be immediately following the mass until 4 p.m. Food will be served. Everyone is invited to attend.

Special-needs kids free summer camp available
March 15, 2008 at 1:15 pm
HAHNVILLE -Applications for a summer vacation full of fun for special needs youth in the St. Charles Parish area are now being accepted by members of the Hahnville Lions Club.
The Louisiana Lions Camp is located north of Leesville and will open Sunday, June 1.

There will be a one week session for youth with pulmonary disorders, two one-week sessions for the mild mentally challenged ages 8 to 19, two one-week sessions for visual, hearing and orthopedically impaired youth ages 7 to 19.
There is no cost to the parents for the camper’s stay. All request for the camp are handled locally by Lions.

For more information, call Charles Wilson at 985-783-1589 or 985-783-2045. You may also visit www.lionscamp.org.

Have fun, help cancer society with BINGO
March 15, 2008 at 11:07 am
NORCO - A benefit bingo will be held at the American Legion Hall located at 426 Clayton Dr. in Norco on March 15. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with bingo at 7 p.m.
There will be cash and door prizes. Food, drinks and refreshments will be sold.

For more information, call Bonnie at 985-758-7012 or 504-390-7013.

Cable barrier would cost $1 million Cable barrier would cost $1 million
March 12, 2008 at 4:38 pm
A million dollars is the estimated cost of putting a cable barrier system in place along the dangerous stretch of Airline Highway (U.S. Hwy. 61).

Students work TV program Students work TV program
March 12, 2008 at 4:28 pm
Students at ITT Technical Institute in St. Rose were invited to help a Westwego family get a brand-new start by serving as volunteers for the popular national television series Extreme Home Makeover.

4-H documentary airs on Louisiana channel
March 12, 2008 at 1:19 pm
BATON ROUGE - A half-hour TV documentary, “Louisiana’s Lucky Clover: A Century of 4-H” will be broadcast for the first time on Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) and its affiliate stations on March 12 at 7:40 p.m.

Produced by the LSU AgCenter, the documentary tracks the formation and development of this youth organization from the first “corn club” in Avoyelles Parish in 1908 to today’s vast network of clubs and projects across that state that involved about 225,000 young people in 2007.

Learn healthy eating with Laurie Acosta
March 12, 2008 at 1:18 pm
LULING - March is National Nutrition Month and Laurie Acosta, a dietician at St. Charles Parish Hospital will hold a public meeting on March 12 at 6 p.m. in classroom A of the hospital.

Refreshments are provided along with a nutrition game and prizes.

For more information, call 985-785-3608.

Reagan
March 12, 2008 at 11:12 am
Ronald “Ronnie” J. Reagan passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 5:50 a.m. in Houma.

Champagne
March 12, 2008 at 11:12 am
Audrey Oertling Kirn Champagne passed away on March 1, 2008 She was born in New Orleans, January 1, 1918.

Sheriff's Reports
March 12, 2008 at 11:10 am
Arrests
•Delayshia M. Carter, 19, of 234 Chad B. Baker St. In Reserve was arrested on March 3 and charged with possession of stolen auto over $500 and running a red light.

Obama wins St. Charles
March 12, 2008 at 11:06 am
In an effort to bring a message of change all across the country, Barak Obama has continued to do well in the presidential primary, perhaps a sign of history in the making. He’s winning in states like Mississippi, and other sections of the country that might have seemed unlikely to some people.

Parks a good idea for parish kids
March 12, 2008 at 11:05 am
Willowdale and Lakewood residents will finally get the park they’ve been waiting for, which means a safe place for kids to play.

Putting some sense into politics
March 12, 2008 at 11:04 am
The following column was published four years ago almost to this date. It is just as timely now as then because it concerns presidential politics during an election year. It tells of a movement then that sought to put into perspective just what voters should consider when they vote for president. It follows:

UWSC names top donaters
March 12, 2008 at 11:03 am
The United Way of St. Charles completed another successful annual campaign, raising $2,378,034.35 thanks to the help of local industry and businesses, and the support of the community.

Destrehan man returns state trooper’s semi- automatic rifle
March 12, 2008 at 11:02 am
A 51-year-old Destrehan man returned a rifle he found on the side of I-10 after the weapon fell out of the trunk of a state trooper’s vehicle.

School board searches for new carrier due to high costs
March 12, 2008 at 11:01 am
In what John “Jay” Robichaux says could be the “biggest decision” the school board will make since he has been a member, the insurance committee has begun looking at other healthcare providers as possible alternatives to UnitedHealthcare.

Sports

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Dressing for success for school
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With five children to dress for school, Christina Moore of Boutte eagerly picked out uniforms Saturday at St. Charles Parish’s first Back To School Uniform Giveaway.