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Crape myrtles may have blooming woes

The most popular summer-blooming tree in Louisiana is the crape myrtle with its lovely, long-lasting flowers. Crape myrtles start blooming between mid-May and early June and continue flowering for 80 to 100 days depending on the variety.Read More...
June 25, 2009 at 11:14 am
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Teen belly dance classes June 25

ST. CHARLES PARISH - Teens ages 12 and up interested in learning about Middle Eastern dance and culture are invited to participate in free belly dancing classes on Thursday, June 25 at the East Regional Library at 10:30 a.m., and at the West Regional Library at 2 p.m.. New Orleans dancer and instructor Samantha Young, who specializes in Middle Eastern, Brazilian, and Polynesian dance, will lead the workshops.

Participants will learn proper posture and dance moves and will learn how to play the zills to Arabic music. Young’s innovative workshop will encourage participants’ creativity by adding Middle Eastern moves to dances or music they like and already know.

This dance is a discipline that is great for self esteem and positive body image, as well as fostering a sense of community that comes from dancing in a group.

For more information about this program, call Amy Boling, teen coordinator, at 985-785-8464, or E-mail: amy.boling@stcharles.lib.la.us.
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June 25, 2009 at 9:05 am
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Man hits 5 cars while fleeing from cops

A 26-year-old New Orleans man led state troopers and sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase from Paradis to Destrehan, sideswiping five vehicles in the process, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 9:14 am
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River Road vandal arrested

A 23-year-old Luling man was arrested last week and charged with layering several local businesses on River Road with graffiti, even coming back to hit some of the businesses again after they had covered it up, according to St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Pat Yoes.Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 9:14 am
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Explosion of strip malls keep shoppers in parish

If the number of strip malls being constructed around St. Charles Parish is any indication of good commerce, then it would be safe to say business is booming in the “Parish of Plenty.” Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 9:11 am
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Cats’ lives running out after getting tossed out on I-310

For the past two weeks, Jamie Scaffidi has made several grisly discoveries while driving on I-310 - dead cats on the side of the road. And the only way those cats could have gotten on the interstate is by being thrown or dropped out of vehicles, according to Animal Control Director Angie Robert.Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 9:11 am
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United Way’s new board members bring experience

LULING- The United Way of St. Charles has added three new members to its board of directors in 2009. The new members are Loyd Bourgeois, Jr., Federico Martinez, Jr. and Timothy Marcel. Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 9:04 am
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Couch

Wilson Paul Couch, MD, passed away on Thursday, June 11 at Luling.Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 9:03 am
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Wilson

Belinda Babineaux Wilson, age 50, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 after a sudden illness. She was a native of St. Charles Parish and worked as an administrative secretary for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office for 22 years. Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 9:02 am
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Landry


Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Landry, age 85, a native of Philadelphia, Pa. and resident of Luling passed away June 12, 2009. Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 9:01 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests

Woman flees through stranger’s home after trying to steal purse

Quaneisha Lewis, 17, of LL Court Dr. in Edgard, was arrested on June 11 and charged with purse snatching, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, violence against the elderly and resisting an officer.
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June 22, 2009 at 8:59 am
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Remembering Dottie

For many years, Dottie Landry served as office manager of this publishing company. Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 8:58 am
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Are we really being honest about our hunger?

What is your hunger? What is it for which you thirst? Let us be honest, be real with ourselves even if we feel ashamed as though it is a disorder…Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 8:57 am
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Ex-governors get together on education

Four of our five living ex-governors got together the other day to express dismay over our present governor’s intention to cut spending on higher education. And, of course, our present governor, faced with such a formidable force questioning his plan, backed off somewhat.Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 8:56 am
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Parish yearly report coming to mailbox near you

Earlier in the year, the parish compiled interesting facts and information about St. Charles in order to “sell” the area to representatives in Washington, D.C. Now, they are taking a similar approach when it comes to residents.Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 8:55 am
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Officer shoots dog

A 78-year-old Luling woman said that she was forced into her home by a neighbor’s loose dog, which led to the 2-year-old pit-bull mixed breed getting shot in the face by a St. Charles Parish sheriff’s deputy. Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 8:54 am
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90 year-old woman left  in hot car gasping for air
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A Hahnville woman has been charged with cruelty to the infirmed after allegedly leaving her elderly mother locked inside her vehicle for nearly 40 minutes while she shopped at the Boutte Wal-Mart.