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Local writers enjoy success with children's book
October 24, 2007 at 2:45 pm
Two teachers, educators with 50 years combined experience enriching the minds of children never anticipated that a book they wrote about roaches, and a familiar New Orleans donut treat called “The Beignet That Almost Got Away,” would line the shelves of local bookstores, and be used as a teaching tool in some pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classrooms.

Heather R. Breaux Blog
October 17, 2007 at 5:08 pm
Thousands of die-hard purple and gold fans cheered on the LSU Tigers as they marched into triple overtime against Kentucky last Saturday.

River Parishes Hospital announces monthly ‘Young At Art’ contest winners
October 17, 2007 at 5:02 pm
River Parishes Hospital is proud to announce its monthly art winners for the month of September. They are: Beija Cerda, a student at Riverbend Preschool and Kirsten Cases and Heath Mohon, students at Riverside Academy.

ART WINNERS. Merrill Zeringue, Marie Weiler, John Wanger and Evelyn Dupuy. People Watch
October 17, 2007 at 4:59 pm
The artwork judging for the St. Charles Council On Aging’s annual calendar contest took place at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 26 followed by an entertaining reception.

Eeek, drink and be merry
October 17, 2007 at 4:58 pm
Makes 6 cakes. Prep time: 15 minutes. Baking time: 27 minutes.Refrigerating time: 60 minutes. Decorating time: 30 minutes.

Histories and customs of Halloween
October 17, 2007 at 4:56 pm
Halloween is an annual celebration, but just what is it actually a celebration of? And how did this peculiar custom originate? Is it, as some claim, a kind of demon worship? Or is it just a harmless vestige of some ancient pagan ritual?
The word itself, "Halloween," actually has its origins in the Catholic Church.

A walk to remember
October 17, 2007 at 4:53 pm
In 1719 the early immigrants of St. Charles Parish sailed in from Germany, Switzerland and found their way from a small German territory called Alsace Lorraine to settle the Parish of Plenty as colonists.

All that glitters & more at business social All that glitters & more at business social
October 11, 2007 at 11:22 am
LUCKY WINNER. A champagne Diamond Raffle delights winner Tammy Mars who took home a forever diamond drop necklace donated to the St. Charles Business Association from Rousell's in Luling for the River Parishes Business Social held Oct. 4 at the Jerusalem Temple in Ormond.

Homeschooled kids attend 2-day speech and debate conference Homeschooled kids attend 2-day speech and debate conference
October 11, 2007 at 11:19 am
Homeschool students from the River Parishes, Kenner and Metairie attended a Communicators for Christ Speech and Debate Conference.

Camera Shootout 2007 Camera Shootout 2007
October 11, 2007 at 11:13 am
“Water” by Brock Barlow got the most votes last week and is the Oct. 4 weekly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2007 photo contest.

Eeek, Drink and be Merry Eeek, Drink and be Merry
October 11, 2007 at 11:07 am
Makes 1 cake. Prep time: 20 minutes. Decorating time: 40 minutes.

Ingredients: 2 (16-ounce) cans vanilla frosting, 2 (16-ounce) frozen pound cakes - thawed, 1 box thin chocolate wafer cookies, 1 (0.68-ounce) tube black decorating gel, 1bag Twix Fun Size Bars, 1 bag M&M’S milk chocolate candies.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER. Jack Cali (right) - a Destrehan native - is the creator of Drivesoft. Pictured at top left, Cali on the November 2004 issue of Car Audio magazine. Pictured at right, Cali with Pimp My Ride host Xhibit. Jack Cali is his name and software development is his game
October 11, 2007 at 11:01 am
Drivers are witnessing the phenomenon of electronic navigation systems that help with directions while sitting in the driver's seat and other new technologies like instantaneous video conferencing and music downloads in your car - and Destrehan’s Jack Cali is putting fuel to the fire in the auto-electronics boom with an invention that is drawing raves from auto enthusiasts across the country.

Heather R. Breaux BLOG
October 11, 2007 at 10:59 am
The countdown has begun - five ... four ... three ... two ... one - blast off, right through the swinging double doors and on to the operating table.

Camera Shootout 2007 Camera Shootout 2007
October 04, 2007 at 8:09 am
“Stairway to Heaven” by Julie Abadie got the most votes last week and is the September monthly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2007 photo contest.

Camera Shootout 2007 Camera Shootout 2007
October 04, 2007 at 8:06 am
“Cat Nap” by Piper Soudelier got the most votes last week and is the Sept. 27 weekly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2007 photo contest.

Mimosa children raise $2500 to fight cancer Mimosa children raise $2500 to fight cancer
October 04, 2007 at 8:03 am
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Studying insects Studying insects
October 04, 2007 at 8:02 am
ST. ROSE - Amy Lind's fourth grade class at St. Rose Elementary along with students Kalen Brown, Krystal Abate and Emily Nyblom observe crickets to study their body parts and movements to identify them as a particular type of insect.

Grandparents visit at New Sarpy Elementary Grandparents visit at New Sarpy Elementary
October 04, 2007 at 8:00 am
DESTREHAN - PaPere Kimball discusses what’s inside a coconut after teaching the class a song about a coconut.

Judge sides with spurned Aviation Board nominee
Judge sides with spurned Aviation Board nominee
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The ongoing saga of St. Charles Parish’s Aviation Board seat has taken yet another turn as the St. Charles Parish Council was found in violation of the open meetings law when they nominated Gary Smith Sr. to the board.