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Wisdom vs. expediency

On December 15, Louisiana Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) will meet at the state Capitol to certify some very important fiscal data. The group is charged with giving the official estimate for state revenues that the governor and the Legislature must use to limit state spending. In recent years, the conference has done a commendable job of establishing conservative revenue estimates.Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 12:14 pm
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Louisiana’s open-mindedness is impressive

Louisiana now has two distinctions in its voting record to its credit. Last year we became the first state to elect an Indian-American as its governor when Bobby Jindal won his seat easily. Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 12:12 pm
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Something special about DHS Wildcats

It’s been a wild ride for the Destrehan football team over the past two seasons. Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 12:10 pm
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Roussel’s jeweler wins state competition for best ring design

Roussel’s Fine Jewelry & Gifts’ jewelry designer Dennis Sprague will travel to New York in January with his award-winning engagement ring in hand to compete in the nationwide design competition.Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 12:05 pm
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Local salon gives important gift to adopted cancer patient

Salon owner Yolanda Triche has a good reason to be proud of her Hair Illusions’ staff.Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 12:04 pm
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Prank mimics home invasion

What seemed like a joke to three teens isn’t a laughing matter to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 9:31 am
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Complex manager: Hahnville murder a rarity

The manager at Hahnville’s Raintree Court Apartments, which was the site of a deadly shooting on Dec. 1, said that the murder was an isolated incident and that the complex has never experienced anything like this during her 10-year tenure.Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 9:31 am
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St. Pierre: No timeframe for choosing EOC head

St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center Director Tab Troxler, who has taken a similar job with Dow Chemical’s St. Charles Operations plant, is tentatively set to remain at his post through February, according to Parish President V.J. St. Pierre.Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 9:30 am
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Fate of historic landmark in jeopardy with closing of ChefEds

The fate of the old Migliore’s Food Store in New Sarpy is in jeopardy with the apparent closing of ChefEds, which is being forced out of business because the government has come to collect on a 121-day loan.Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 9:30 am
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Wildcats can’t wait to tackle ‘powerhouse’ West Monroe

It’s a feat rarely accomplished today no matter the sport, but the Destrehan Wildcats have beaten the odds and have a unique chance to repeat as Class 5A state champions on Saturday.Read More...
December 10, 2008 at 9:30 am
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Norco remembers Pearl Harbor

NORCO - The annual Norco Christmas Parade will pay tribute to local World War II veterans and other military personnel as it rolls through the streets of Norco for the eighth consecutive year.

“Norco Noel: Norco Remembers Pearl Harbor,” is the theme of this year’s event, which will roll Dec. 7 at 2 p.m.

The parade will follow a route from River Road up Good Hope Street and down Apple Street on the first Sunday in December.

The lighting of the community Christmas tree will follow at the Capital One bank parking lot, and children will be offered free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

This year’s date just lent itself to a military theme, parade co-chairman Marty Luquet said.

Dec. 7, 1941, was the day Japan’s military bombed the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor which resulted in the nation’s involvement in World War II.

“It’s a great opportunity for our parade to pay tribute to those who have served our country,” Luquet said.

The parade’s organizing committee is inviting all local World War II veterans and other military personnel to take part in this year’s holiday event. The parade welcomes a variety of participants including, but not limited to, floats, marching groups, antique cars, horse riders, pageant queens and marching bands. Read More...
December 07, 2008 at 3:25 pm
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Red Velvet night highlights artists

DESTREHAN- Ormond Plantation Plaza Businesses in Destrehan will open their doors and display local artists’ work on Red Velvet Night set for Dec. 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1970 Ormond Blvd.

Wine will be served along with silent auctions. The event is sponsored by Niki Walker Salon. Call 985-764-6977 for more information.
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December 07, 2008 at 11:12 am
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Parish celebrates seniors on Dec. 7

LULING - St. Charles Parish will hold its annual Senior Citizens’ Christmas Luncheon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m Dec. 10 at the VFW Hall in Luling. For more information, call (985) 783-5000.
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December 07, 2008 at 11:12 am
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Wetland Watchers’ fundraiser Dec. 7

DESTREHAN - The Wetland Watchers invite you to attend “A Wetlands Reveillon” on Sunday, Dec. 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jerusalem Shriners Temple located at 1940 Ormond Blvd.

Entertainment for the event will be provided by Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys along with over 50 silent auction and raffle items.

Food to be provided by the Satellite Center Culinary Arts team and local restaurants and chefs.
Cocktail attire is required. Tickets are $35.
For more information about the Wetland Watchers program contact Barry Guillot at 985-764-6367 or visit www.wetlandwatchers.org.
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December 07, 2008 at 11:08 am
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Community Chorus of the River Parishes performs annual Christmas concerts

DESTREHAN - The Community Chorus of the River Parishes will present its annual Christmas Dinner Concerts at Ormond Country Club in Destrehan on Dec. 5 and 6. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a social hour with cash bar. A delicious dinner buffet will begin at 7 p.m. and concerts will follow at 8 p.m.

Some of the selections to be performed include - “Pachelbel’s Canon of Peace,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Gesu Bambino,” “The Best Gift of All, Silver Bells,” “Jesus,” “The Light of the World,” and other traditional Christmas songs.

The concerts provide a wonderful opportunity for family and friends as well as business associates to gather to enjoy beautiful Christmas music and to celebrate this special time of the year together. Please call Kathy Woulfe at 985-764-9667 to purchase tickets.

Established in 2000, the Community Chorus is now in its eighth year. It is open to and welcomes all. Throughout the year, the chorus provides concerts at no charge for the parish, churches, veterans, senior citizens and other organizations and is always available for special events in the River Parishes. Its mission is to bring together voices in harmony for the purpose of promoting cultural enrichment through music. For further information please call Louise Broach Fischer at 985-785-2819 or Marilyn Richoux at 985-764-2698.Read More...
December 06, 2008 at 11:18 am
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Library hosts book reading on Dec. 6

DESTREHAN - The River Region Ballet will present A Nutcracker Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the East Regional LIbrary located at 100 River Oaks Dr. in Destrehan and at 11 a.m. at the West Regional Library located at 105 Lakewood Dr. in Luling.

Join the company’s dancers at the library for a reading of this classic story.
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December 06, 2008 at 11:13 am
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Rescue dogs track down missing autistic boy
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Joshua Magee of Hahnville and his new best friend Yellow the dog have both required a form of rescue. But the friendship the two have formed may ensure that neither will need it again.