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Fire destroys Ormond  family home Fire destroys Ormond family home
June 26 at 1:14 pm
As flames engulfed Ray Tyree’s home of 20 years in Destrehan last Thursday all he could think about was the fire consuming their precious memories until he realized there were people gathering all around.

Norco toddler beats doctors’ odds of survival Norco toddler beats doctors’ odds of survival
June 26 at 1:05 pm
By Kristen Higdon
Contributing writer
editor@heraldguide.com

Trish Caples-Tierney has always dealt with whatever life has thrown her with resilience.

FBC’s Bible school takes kids on ‘Journey Off the Map’ FBC’s Bible school takes kids on ‘Journey Off the Map’
June 26 at 9:20 am
First Baptist Church in Luling recently held its annual Vacation Bible School under the direction of Rachel Mire with 180 students age K – 6th grade. Assisting Mire were about 90 workers with church youths and from area churches.

St. John Theatre will perform ‘Annie Get Your Gun’
June 26 at 9:19 am
The St. John Theatre will celebrate its 35th summer season in the historic theater with the production of Irving Berlin’s “Annie Get Your Gun.”

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Reviewed by Michael Duvoisin “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Reviewed by Michael Duvoisin
June 26 at 9:17 am
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, a fiction book, was written by J.K. Rowling. This is the final book in a seven part series, which is set in the present and takes place in the United Kingdom. However, most scenes take place at the school of Hogwarts.

St. Charles Women's Club makes difference, donates thousands St. Charles Women's Club makes difference, donates thousands
June 26 at 9:11 am
By Kristen Higdon

Many nonprofit organizations in the community are feeling the impact of extra funds generously donated to them from the St. Charles Women’s Club.

Easy catch of crabs in Lake Pontchartrain Easy catch of crabs in Lake Pontchartrain
June 26 at 9:08 am
Rising water temperature means an easy catch of crabs in Lake Pontchartrain.

Former DHS, LSU ace still chasing the dream Former DHS, LSU ace still chasing the dream
June 26 at 9:06 am
By Lori Lyons

There comes a time in every athlete’s life when he or she realizes, it’s time. It’s time to quit chasing the dream and give up the game.

Lester Ricard Star Tulane quarterback takes reins of HHS offense
June 26 at 9:03 am
By Lori Lyons

For a while there, folks might have needed a tracking map to keep tabs on Lester Ricard.

Cooking Matters workshop
June 25 at 10:36 am
DESTREHAN - Karen Gardner, Community Nutrition Specialist with Second Harvest, will host “Cooking Matters at the Store” at 10 a.m. June 25 at Winn Dixie, 12519 Airline Hwy. in Destrehan. This free guided grocery store tour will cover finding healthy deals, reading nutrition labels, selecting fruits and vegetables in different forms, and identifying whole grains. For more information or to register, call Karen Gardner at (504) 729-6339.

Monsanto announces plans for $1B expansion in Luling Monsanto announces plans for $1B expansion in Luling
June 24 at 1:18 pm
Monsanto President and Monsanto Chief Operating Officer Brett Begemann announced the company’s decision to begin its preliminary investment in expanding its St. Charles Parish operations in Luling.

Murder victim found in burned car identified as Des Allemands native Murder victim found in burned car identified as Des Allemands native
June 23 at 3:08 pm
Des Allemands native Lindsay Nichols has been identified as the woman found in a burning car at the intersection of Michoud and Lake Forest boulevards in New Orleans East on Sunday.

Interactive nutrition workshop
June 23 at 10:36 am
DESTREHAN - The St. Charles Parish Library and Second Harvest Food Bank will hold a “Harvesting Health” interactive nutrition workshop at 10 a.m. June 23 at East Regional Library, 160 W. Campus Drive, Destrehan. A second session will be held at 12:30 p.m. at the Paradis Branch, 307 Audubon St. The workshop will focus on reading nutrition labels and MyPlate, which provides information about the building blocks for a healthy diet. Karen Gardner, Community Nutrition Specialists with Second Harvest, will conduct the workshops. For information, about Harvesting Health, contact Lauren Pitz at lauren.pitz@myscpl.org or (985) 764-2366.

German Coast Farmers’ Market anniversary celebration
June 20 at 10:35 am
DESTREHAN – The German Farmers’ Market will hold its anniversary celebration 8 a.m. to noon June 20 at Ormond Plantation in Destrehan. Events will include a vegetable garden contest, music, bee and wood carving demonstrations, bunny petting zoo, St. Charles Parish Library display, door prizes and craft vendors. Sign up for the vegetable contest ends June 13. Entries are due by 9 a.m.

United Way book swap
June 20 at 10:35 am
LULING - United Way of St. Charles is hosting a children’s book swap on June 20 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the United Way office in Luling. UW is asking for donations of new or gently used children’s books appropriate for early childhood through fifth grade reading levels prior to the event. Book donations can be dropped off at the United Way of St. Charles office at 13207 River Road Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to noon, leading up to the event. Volunteers of all ages are needed to assist with the book swap. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Volunteer Coordinator Kelsey Matthews at (985) 331-9063 or kelseym@uwaysc.org.

UW book swap
June 20 at 9:20 am
LULING - United Way of St. Charles is hosting a children’s book swap on June 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the United Way office in Luling. UW is asking for donations of new or gently used children’s books appropriate for early childhood through fifth grade reading levels prior to the event. Book donations can be dropped off at the United Way of St. Charles office at 13207 River Road Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to noon, leading up to the event. Volunteers of all ages are needed to assist with the book swap. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Volunteer Coordinator Kelsey Matthews at (985) 331-9063 or kelseym@uwaysc.org.

Citizens are lunch for legislators
June 19 at 1:11 pm
“Today, I don’t feel like we’re a band of brothers,” [Sen. J.P. Morrell] said. “I feel like we’re packs of wolves.”
- LaPolitics Weekly, June 12, 2015

More than 75K pounds of  hazardous materials collected More than 75K pounds of hazardous materials collected
June 19 at 1:02 pm
Paint topped the list in the 75,349 pounds of items collected in this year’s Household Hazardous Materials Collection Day in St. Charles Parish, as well as marked the highest collection since 2008.

Des Allemands Catfish Festival offers bands, rides and lots of food
Des Allemands Catfish Festival offers bands, rides and lots of food
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Thousands of people will head to Des Allemands this weekend to pay tribute to the “Catfish Capital of the Universe” and its signature dish of fried catfish with white beans and rice.

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