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Register to vote, learn how to use new machines at parish post offices

Next week is Voter Education Week, and the Registrar of Voters will conduct registration drives at post offices around the parish.

The office will also demonstrate how to use the voting machines used for early voting and will mail informational postcards to all households for the upcoming fall elections. The registration drives will be held on July 15 at the Boutte Post Office, July 16 at the Destrehan Post Office and July 17 at the St. Rose Post Office.

Registration will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at each location.

Voter Education Week is held to remind voters of the major changes going into effect for the fall elections. During the week of July 14-18, Secretary of State Jay Dardenne will join election officials throughout the state in spreading the message of closed congressional primaries and the importance of accurate voter registration.

Louisianians will vote in closed primaries for the first time in decades beginning with the Sept. 6, 2008 1st Party Primary for all seven Congressional Districts and the U.S. Senate race. The 2nd Party Primary will follow on Oct. 4, the same day as voters will choose many local leaders, such as district attorneys and judges, in open primaries.

Anyone interested in registering, or changing their voter registration, can contact the Registrar of Voters at 985-783-5120 or visit Additionally, they can call the Secretary of State's election hotline at 1-800-883-2805 or visit More...
July 17, 2008 at 1:41 pm

‘Mama Lou’ - a Shoney’s staple

Every morning at exactly 4 a.m., Louise Bearden, affectionately called ‘Mama Lou’ by most visitors who come to dine at the Shoney’s in Boutte, comes to work with a smile on her face, ready to wait tables.
July 17, 2008 at 11:10 am

A fisherman’s tale

It’s been a slow year for commercial fishermen on the bayous of St. Charles Parish, and the escalating fuel costs and downtrodden economy aren’t helping.
July 17, 2008 at 10:10 am

Library needs more money

The architect in charge of designing the new East Regional Library, Norman Chenevert, met with the St. Charles Parish Council's Legislative Committee to ask for additional money to complete the building.
July 17, 2008 at 10:09 am

Sheriff’s Office sets ‘high standards’ for graduates

There are very few professions where any single individual can have a dramatic impact on the lives of everyone around them. Thirty St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, who graduated from the police academy last month, will now have that opportunity.
July 17, 2008 at 9:07 am

Check receipts during sales tax holiday

Customers expecting tax relief on Aug. 1 and 2 because of the parish sales tax holiday need to be careful. Some businesses may not have their registers programmed to give the tax credit. Read More...
July 17, 2008 at 9:06 am

Plantation getting face-lift

The oldest documented antebellum home in the lower Mississippi Valley is getting a much deserved face-lift.
Construction workers have labored for nearly six weeks to ensure that St. Charles Parish’s Destrehan Plantation gets a perfect roof renovation.Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 2:55 pm

Kickball division announces open registration

WAKA Kickball is proud to announce open registration for the LA Crescent Division in New Orleans, Louisiana.Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 2:54 pm

Destrehan head football coach honored as ‘Citizen of the Year’

Stephen Robicheaux, head football coach at Destrehan High School, recently received the American Legion - Department of Louisiana “Citizen of the Year” award. Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 2:52 pm

Tigers receive baseball scholarships

Lydon Eusea and Colby Broussard received baseball scholarships to Louisiana State University at Eunice. LSUE has just won the Division II National Championship, their second in three years.Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 2:51 pm

Babe Ruth softball are state champs

The Babe Ruth softball team are 2008 Louisiana State Champions.Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 2:50 pm

Renegade All-Stars play in state game

The 2008 7- and 8-year-old St. Charles Westbank Renegade All-Stars played in the LAUSSSA State tournament in St. Francisville and the Little League World Series in Mandeville this summer.Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 2:49 pm

Mimosa Rougeou wins championship

Mimosa Rougeou 9- and 10-year-old softball team went undefeated in the St. Charles Parish Recreation Tournament to win the championship.Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 2:48 pm

Destrehan boys take championship

Destrehan 9- and 10-year-old boys’ team, Orange Crush, played with great heart during the regular season.Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 2:46 pm

Bayou Katz travel team places third

The Bayou Katz, a 10-year-old travel team from St. Charles Parish, placed third in the Louisiana State Championship tournament held in Carencro on June 20.Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 2:44 pm

Metairie-based company sponsoring St. Charles Soccer Club

OrthoSynetics, the largest provider of non-clinical business and marketing services to orthodontic and dental practices worldwide, today announced its sponsorship of Saint Charles Soccer Club, the only chartered Soccer Club in Saint Charles Parish.Read More...
July 16, 2008 at 2:43 pm

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