Montz wants their kids back from Norco Montz wants their kids back from Norco
April 16, 2008 at 10:50 am
Montz residents are forming a new civic association and plans are underway to create a separate booster club for the children who live in that community.

Nursing home head takes on theft, care Nursing home head takes on theft, care
April 16, 2008 at 10:44 am
The Luling Living Center, a nursing home that provides care to elderly and disenfranchised residents in the community, has been plagued with complaints and a bad reputation for years. But new owners are trying to change the center's image.

Ama levee on the way Ama levee on the way
April 16, 2008 at 10:43 am
Residents living in Ama could be next in line to get levee protection on the West Bank. That's because St. Charles Parish has been working with the Jefferson Parish Levee District on three possible alignment scenarios.

Open Wide
April 16, 2008 at 10:43 am
Todd Masson
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened the Bonnet Carré Spillway on April 11 and 12, unleashing 67,000 cubic feet per second of river water and raising the ire of some environmentalists.

St. Pierre says new library good for the East Bank
April 16, 2008 at 10:43 am
Led by the proposed 39,000-square-foot East Bank facility and plans for a new library in Des Allemands, the library system in the parish is currently undergoing a huge transformation.

Improving the wetlands one student at a time
April 16, 2008 at 10:43 am
Barry Guillot's hands have just been pricked by an albino hedgehog.

Get your GED for free
April 15, 2008 at 3:53 pm
Spring forward and complete your education for free.
Be a part of the NEW “FASTTRACK GED PREPARATION” class. Learn the academic and test taking skills you need to be successful on the GED test.

This special four week class will be held at the Boutte Adult Learning Center.

Registration and testing: Friday, April 11th (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) or Monday, April 14 (9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

Instruction begins Tuesday, April 15.

Call the Boutte Adult Learning Center at 985-785-1902 during the hours of 8 am or 3:30 pm for more information.

It’s ‘Food for Fines’ month at libraries
April 15, 2008 at 1:07 pm
LULING - St. Charles Parish Libraries are holding Food for Fines during the month of April.

In an effort to give something back to the community, the libraries will collect non-perishable foods which will be donated to the parish’s food bank.

Patrons are encouraged to bring in food items to clear their fines, which can be for overdue items or for accrued overdue charges.

The library is asking that you donate one item for every dollar you have in fines.

The following items are specifically needed: canned fruit, canned milk, cereals, small jars of jelly and small cans of meat.

For more information, call 985-785-8471.

Spring orchid show scheduled in Houma
April 15, 2008 at 9:22 am
HOUMA - The Terrebonne Orchid Society will hold their annual Spring Orchid Show April 15 through 17 at the Southland Mall located at 5953 West Park in Houma. Hours are: Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

The event is free to the public. For more information, call Linda Bellanger at 985-447-6404.

Destrehan drama kids perform musical
April 14, 2008 at 1:54 pm
DESTREHAN - The Destrehan High School music, art and drama departments are teaming together this semester to put on a full-out musical.

The students will be performing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with performances on Thursday, April 10 and Friday, April 11 at 7 p.m., on Sunday, April 13 at 4 p.m. and Monday, April 14.

Tickets are $8 and are on sale at the school.

‘Walk for Autism’ slated for April 12
April 12, 2008 at 1:06 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Greater New Orleans Autism Society of America will hold its annual Walk for Autism Awareness on Saturday, April 12 at La Salle Park located at 6600 Airline Dr. in Metairie.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. with the the walk to follow at 9:30 a.m.

Events include: music, food, children’s activities, a parade of prizes and a silent auction.

For more information, call Lynn at 504-388-4114, Sue at 504-231-4386 or Cissy at 504-256-1287. Visit the organizations online at

DHS Class of 1958 holds 50th reunion
April 12, 2008 at 1:05 pm
NORCO - The class of 1958 is celebrating its 50th class reunion on April 12 at the La Maison Magnolia from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

For more information, contact Emily Matherne at 985-764-6698.

American Legion hall sponsors blood drive
April 10, 2008 at 1:53 pm
HAHNVILLE - The American Legion #131 will sponsor a community blood drive with Ochsner Blood Bank on April 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse located at 15045 River Rd.

All donors will receive a New Orleans Hornets Blood Bank T-shirt, a mini physical, blood typing, cholesterol test and blood assurance package. A free meal will be served to participants and all donors can register to win two AMC movie passes.

Spillway to open today Spillway to open today
April 10, 2008 at 9:26 am
Heavy rain in the Mississippi Valley is prompting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to open the Bonnet Carré Spillway on Friday, April 11 at noon for the first time in 11 years.

State appointees need to work with assessors
April 09, 2008 at 4:37 pm
To the editor:
Assessors did indeed endorse Bobby Jindal for governor. Many assessors, hopefully, will influence the new governor to appoint Tax Commission members and Board of Commerce and Industry members who will work with the assessors rather than shift the tax burden to small businesses and homeowners.

Ethics reform long overdue
April 09, 2008 at 4:35 pm
Louisiana will become a national model for ethics in government, overcoming our past to lead the country in transparency. Every representative that holds a position of power that is supposed to stand for fairness in society as a whole should be held accountable for their actions. Louisiana's history of public corruption continues to harm our image around the country.

A workforce development system that can work
April 09, 2008 at 4:34 pm
When Governor Jindal addressed the Louisiana Legislature on March 31, he made it very clear that workforce development will be the primary focus of his administration during this session. Seeking to improve Louisiana’s image for economic development, the governor tackled ethics reform in an earlier special session and business tax reform in a second.

Riverfront can serve public as well as commerce
April 09, 2008 at 4:33 pm
It is unfortunate that with the many pleasures the people of New Orleans have enjoyed these many years, living along the river was not one of them.

Pet of the Week: Joy the dog
Pet of the Week: Joy the dog
This week’s St. Charles Humane Society’s showcase pet is Joy the dog.