Lifestyles




BELIEVE IT
December 20, 2006 at 11:26 am
You can achieve greater happiness in your home by persuading family members to work together for the common good, say experts who offer tips for encouraging the team spirit.

Fattest cat in the parish crowned King Kong Kitty tilts the scales at 26 lbs.
December 13, 2006 at 11:54 am
The scales have stopped shaking. The pounds have been calculated. And Taz, a 26-pound feline from Luling, has been crowned as the Herald-Guide's 2006 King Kong Kitty.

MONEYTALK
December 13, 2006 at 11:47 am
Dear Mr. Suffrin: I am 16 years old. I just got my first job at a pet store, but I am confused about the allowances section I need to fill out on the W-4 worksheet. If my parents are claiming me on their taxes, then what allowances should I claim? Also, can you explain to me the different taxes that will be taken out of my paycheck and what they are for? -Curious About Taxes, Destrehan

Notes from Destrehan & Hahnville High Schools
December 13, 2006 at 11:39 am
The theme for Destrehan’s annual Winter Formal dance was "Frozen in Time" and the king and queen of the evening were Tristan Babin and Brittany McCray, chosen by their classmates. Some opinions on the dance are:

Ask Nattie
December 13, 2006 at 11:34 am
Nattie Swan is St. Charles Parish’s best new advice columnist for kids and their parents. Let her help you. Send questions to editor@heraldguide.com

A man's best friend
December 13, 2006 at 11:31 am
While grocery shopping after work one evening I bumped into an old friend I hadn't seen in several years.

LAUGH
December 13, 2006 at 11:17 am
You can add years to your life and enjoy the best possible health your genes will allow - just by laughing a lot.

Moneytalk with Al Suffrin
December 06, 2006 at 2:38 pm
Dear Mr. Suffrin: I am a 16-year-old high school student and my parents say that I need to learn financial responsibility with my allowance and the money I earn from babysitting. My parents give me $20 a week for the chores that I do around the house, and I usually make $50 each week from babysitting neighborhood kids after school and on the weekends.

Most of the things that I need are purchased by my parents, and I normally use my money to buy special things that I want like movie tickets or a new CD.

What percentage of the $70 I earn each week be put towards my savings? Also, should I set a "savings goal" to make sure that my personal savings never falls below a certain amount?

-Interested in saving, Norco

$1 Children's Christmas Fund takes off
December 06, 2006 at 2:08 pm
KIDS from all over the parish are standing in line to hand off their donations to the $1 Children’s Christmas Fund sponsored by the Herald-Guide.

Ask Nattie
December 06, 2006 at 2:04 pm
Nattie Swan is St. Charles Parish’s best new advice columnist for kids and their parents. Let her help you. Send questions to editor@heraldguide.com.

Holiday shopping nightmare
December 06, 2006 at 2:02 pm
Long lines in a sea of swirling sale advertisements. The sound of loose change dropping into plastic cash register drawers and the shuffling of feet amidst it all. And it isn’t even daybreak yet.

Dear Santa,
December 06, 2006 at 1:48 pm
Dear Santa,
I want makeup. I want a computer, a camera and animls and earrings. Santa you are cyout. Does it snow a lot. I like you. I want a little pup.
Love, Ester Lagos

Steel trap memory no matter what your age - our tips show the way
December 06, 2006 at 1:41 pm
Just because you’re getting older doesn’t mean you can’t hold on to your memory and stop misplacing your car keys and forgetting what you went to the grocery store for.

Bugs on your Christmas tree? Here’s how to get ‘em off
December 01, 2006 at 12:30 pm
BOUTTE - Your pre-cut Christmas tree may be crawling with bugs, but don’t worry, says an expert - they’ll probably stay put on the tree, and even if they don’t, you can suck them up in a vacuum cleaner.

MONEYTALK with Al Suffrin
December 01, 2006 at 12:26 pm
Dear Mr. Suffrin: I am just starting college and I want to get a credit card to help build my credit. Which type of credit card should I get? Many people have told me that I shouldn't get one because most times students apply for several and get overwhelmed and can't pay them back. Is it a good idea to get one, and is there a certain card I should look for? If not, why not.

Our cooks try Ed’s cheese cake recipe - and love it
December 01, 2006 at 12:22 pm
Kandis Pitre of Des Allemands says that she rarely cooks, but was willing to put her culinary skills to the test with the help of her friend Danielle Jenkins of Paradis. Together they whipped up one of Chef Ed Rhinehart’s quick recipes - Pumpkin Cheese Cake.

Eat Like a King on the Cheap - the Chef Ed way Eat Like a King on the Cheap - the Chef Ed way
December 01, 2006 at 12:18 pm
DESTREHAN - You can eat healthy “on the cheap” with gourmet recipes from St. Charles Parish’s own Chef Ed Rhinehart that are simple enough for anyone to make.

Healthy holiday gifts for people you really love
December 01, 2006 at 12:17 pm
BOUTTE - You can give the gift of glowing good health this holiday season and your friends and family will love you for it.

Who killed Hilda Mae?
Who killed Hilda Mae?
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Nearly seven years after the 2007 murder of Hilda Mae Warren, family members are still awaiting justice because no one has been convicted in connection with her death.

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