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SBA offering up to $200,000 in loans to homeowners with damage

Owners or renters that experienced damage to their homes or personal property during either Hurricanes Gustav or Ike are eligible for up to $200,000 in loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:43 am

Student heritage day set for Oct. 15

DESTREHAN - Kindergarten through third grade students of public, private, parochial and home schools can make a “heritage connection” at Destrehan Plantation’s Heritage Day Ocktoberfest on Oct. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the manor grounds. Parish third graders can also attend Oct. 16.
The event is a hands-on experience for all kids with demonstrations on candle making, weaving, period dancing and so much more.

A Civil War encampment is on tap with the firing of cannons by the Slidell Battery. Others will be on hand to address Native American culture and archeology.

Admission is $5 for students and adults. Tours of the plantation are an additional $5.

Reservations are required.

Call Angela Matherne at 985-764-9315 or send an email to to schedule your reservation and for more information.
October 15, 2008 at 11:38 am

Jobless rate increases

Unemployment continues to rise in St. Charles, St. James and St. John Parishes, but some relief may soon be on the way after Nucor Steel decided to build a $2 billion plant in St. James. Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:00 am

Server merger: Money saver or home invader?

Kendall Stall, the parish's Information Technology director, plans to merge the council's e-mail server with the parish administration’s e-mail server, which means that his department will have access to council members’ home computers.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 9:11 am

Des Allemands family to appear on ABC show

A Louisiana bayou mama and a tutu-toting California princess swapped lives and families for two weeks. Brandi and Gregory Dufrene, Jr., of Des Allemands, and Monique and Mike Melton, of Huntington Beach, Calif., were participants on the reality television show “Wife Swap” that will air Oct. 24 on the ABC network. Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 9:11 am

Spillway Road repair delayed

Work to repair the Spillway Road got underway the week of Sept. 29 after Hurricanes Gustav and Ike delayed the project, with the road set to be complete by mid-October or early November depending on weather conditions.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 9:02 am

Parish native charged with murder of Va. man

A Des Allemands native has been arrested in connection with the murder of a 53-year-old man in Accomack County, Va.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 9:01 am

Plenty of supporters give Lemmon aid, decisive win

Hahnville lawyer Lauren Lemmon won the 29th Judicial District’s Division D seat on Oct. 4 after capturing 56 percent of the vote and knocking off incumbent Judge Kirk Granier.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 9:01 am

Boutte church welcomes singers

BOUTTE - Craig and Dianna Pippins will travel from Milton, Fla. to the Boutte Assembly of God on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. to perform and minister the word of God.

The church is located at 13271 HIghway 90 in Boutte. Call 985-785-2413 for details.Read More...
October 12, 2008 at 11:37 am

Girl Scout council extravaganza

GONZALES - St. Charles Parish Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to celebrate the birth of their new council and the beginning of the Girl Scout membership year by attending an Extravaganza on Sunday, Oct. 12, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Lamar Dixon Expo Center, 9039 St. Landry Rd., Gonzales.

For more information about Girl Scouting, call either Council office in New Orleans at 504-733-8220, Baton Rouge at 225-927-8946, or visit its website at More...
October 12, 2008 at 11:36 am

HHS Class of 1988 holds class reunion

LULING - The Hahnville High School Class of 1988 will hold their 20th class reunion on Oct. 11 from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the River Room (old Esperanza) in Luling.

Tickets are $60 per person ($120 per couple) and should be purchased in advance. Call or e-mail for the form to send with your payment. Tickets will be available at the door, but at an increased cost.

To receive more information, send your updated phone number, e-mail address and mailing address to or call Jan Gautreaux at 985-785-9168, Heather Hogan at 985-331-9971 or Kristi Hymel at 985-785-9419.
October 11, 2008 at 11:36 am

Firing range opens to public Oct. 11

KILLONA - The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will open their firing range to the public for sighting rifles only on Oct. 11 and Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m.

The Richard Benoit Memorial Firearms Range is located behind the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center on Highway 3127 in Killona.

All shooters must check in with the range officer upon arrival. Shooting is on a first come first serve basis. Shooters should bring all equipment necessary including ammunition, eye and ear protection, paper targets and staples.

All shooters must sign a release and shoot only under the supervision of Sergeant Edward Adams.

No weapons are to be brought to the range in loaded condition and no one under the age of 17 is allowed to shoot without parental supervision.

Contact 504-329-0689 with any questions.
October 11, 2008 at 11:33 am

Social Concerns seeks food items

LULING -The St. Charles Social Concerns is seeking nonperishable food.

The food pantry is running low on food items because of the increase in daily requests from the community.
Macaroni and cheese, grits, cereal, rice, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, potatoes, jelly, tuna, Vienna sausage, beef stew, Spam, juice, Jell-O, popcorn and crackers are among the items needed.

Items may be delivered to the St. Mark Catholic Church rectory daily from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
October 10, 2008 at 11:34 am

Destrehan thumps Hahnville 33-7

Destrehan struggled to find an offensive rhythm in the first half, but exploded in the second on their way to a 33-7 victory that keeps them undefeated at 5-0.Read More...
October 10, 2008 at 8:54 am

Business social in Garyville Oct. 9

GARYVILLE - Local business associations will hold the 14th annual River Parishes Business Social on Oct. 9 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at San Francisco Plantation, 2646 River Road in Garyville.

For information, e-mail or call board members Kent Lomax at 985-969-5593, Gus Gonzalez at 504-908-3844 or Angelle Songy at 985-651-0021.
October 09, 2008 at 11:32 am

Don’t build here

A group of Hahnville residents oppose the development of a subdivision they believe will destroy valuable wetlands that help limit flooding in their neighborhood.Read More...
October 08, 2008 at 4:48 pm

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St. Charles Public Schools ranked 4th best in state
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Ranking as the fourth best performing public school district in Louisiana, St. Charles Parish Schools Superintendent Felecia Gomez-Walker said their success is partly based on how students scored on major tests like the ACT.