Lifestyles




Just in time for New Year's Eve
December 27, 2006 at 11:39 am
You can party hearty on New Year's without making a fool of yourself with tips from an expert who's written a book on people who get into trouble while trying to get ahead in life.

Gifts that keep on giving - or not!
December 27, 2006 at 11:35 am
We all get that one Christmas present from a distant relative, friend or co-worker that just isn't right, regardless of the child-like anticipation we felt before opening it. It’s not that we’re being ungrateful, the gift is just unwanted.

PHOTO like this could make you a winner. Shutterbugs: LSU photo contest can make YOU famous ... fast
December 27, 2006 at 11:26 am
The LSU AgCenter is once again offering photographers an opportunity to contribute to its popular Get It Growing calendar.

Moneytalk
December 20, 2006 at 12:05 pm
Dear Mr. Suffrin: I am a 17-year-old senior at Destrehan High School and I need to find a way to earn and start saving money for my senior trip.

Rude clerks don't have the Christmas spirit
December 20, 2006 at 11:57 am
Hello, goodbye, thank you and have a nice day are all acceptable salutations when greeting others, but it seems as though the closer it gets to Christmas and New Years, the more frowning faces I see. I get more silent treatments and I encounter at least one Scrooge per day.

Ask Nattie
December 20, 2006 at 11:50 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.

In these pictures, you’re seeing students prepare a spectacular meal for the St. Charles Parish Business Association. School food isn't what it used to be...
December 20, 2006 at 11:37 am
Culinary Arts classes at the parish’s Satellite Center are an advanced introduction to the food-service/hospitality industry. The goal is to prepare students for culinary school or job placement in the industry.

Emergency makeup and a crucifix for protection are must haves for Belen Conover, Luling, who also keeps teeth whitener, a checkbook, coins, business cards and more in her white purse. FOR WOMEN ONLY
December 20, 2006 at 11:31 am
What you carry in your purse says a lot about you and your personality, says a prominent author and psychiatrist. And the St. Charles Parish ladies we interviewed for this story are prime examples of how the lipstick, coupons, sewing kits, pens, pencils and everything else you can stuff in a handbag reveals the inner you.

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.

Plan would drastically alter Highway 90 traffic
Plan would drastically alter Highway 90 traffic
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Business owners and St. Charles Parish Council members have expressed concern over a comprehensive construction program currently underway on Highway 90 that will change the way the busy roadway functions.