Lifestyles




St. Charles 4-H'ers gather for LARGEST camp turnout - ever
October 23, 2006 at 5:36 pm
A group of 41 members, counselors and adults from St. Charles Parish recently attended 4-H Summer Camp. The camp, the 4-H Grant Walker Educational Center, is located in Grant Parish about 25 miles north of Alexandria in Pollock. Other parishes attending with St. Charles were: St. John, Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, Plaquemine, East Baton Rouge and St. Landry. This was one of the largest summer camp groups for these parishes due to the addition of St. Landry. Administrators were fearful that the Metro area parishes would not bring as many kids due to the destruction of the area by Hurricane Katrina but the Metro Parishes each brought nearly their regular numbers!

Garrett Fortin and Meghan O’Quinn – National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists Garrett Fortin and Meghan O’Quinn – National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists
October 23, 2006 at 5:34 pm
Garrett Fortin is the son of Sharon and Michael Fortin of Destrehan. He is a member of the DHS National Honors Society, president of the Destrehan Honors Scholars, president of the Literary Club, treasurer of Mu Alpha Theta,and team captain of Quiz Bowl. Garrett boasts a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Local company ‘shells out’ support Local company ‘shells out’ support
October 23, 2006 at 5:29 pm
Shell Pipeline Company LP sponsored a day for employees to give back to the community by offering them the opportunity to volunteer their time to help out St. Bernard residents trying to recover from the damages left by the Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

How high blood sugar makes you fat even if you aren’t diabetic
October 23, 2006 at 5:25 pm
BOUTTE - Men and women who gain weight without overeating and are tired all the time may be suffering from insulin resistance - a condition that’s often easy to conquer with a few dietary and lifestyle changes that will help you look and feel good again.

Can you top this?
October 23, 2006 at 4:28 pm
Way back when, butter-makingwas a back-breaking chore made only slightly less tedious by J.S. Gifford's hand-cranked "cylindrical butter worker" that's now on display in Bonnie Guidry's Bits 'N' Pieces antique shop in Paradis.

Dianthus: bright choice for cool-season color Dianthus: bright choice for cool-season color
October 12, 2006 at 10:40 am
Every year more and more choices are available for planting cool-season bedding plants to add color to landscapes during the fall and winter. October is a good time for planting many cool-season bedding plants that include garden mums, pansies, snapdragons, flowering kale/cabbage, petunias, dusty miller, calendula, delphinium, larkspur and dianthus. Certainly, the versatility and longevity of dianthus makes it one of the more ideal choices for containers, formal landscape designs and flower beds as well as for borders and cottage gardens.

A GOOEY mess, yes - but good. Louisiana’s best sweet potato recipe
October 12, 2006 at 10:31 am
The Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission and Louisiana Cookin' magazine have concluded the second annual Sweet Rewards Recipe Contest for Canned Sweet Potatoes, naming four first place winning recipes and one grand prize winner.


She won: San Francisco Plantation Manager Kim Fontenot is shown with her Angelus award. Butterflies are free
October 12, 2006 at 10:23 am
Butterflies were everywhere at the River Regions Arts & Humanities Council Members' and Guests Tea on Sept. 30.

Rotary clubs seek area professionals for goodwill exchange to Italy
October 12, 2006 at 10:18 am
Rotary club members of Southeast Louisiana and South and Central Mississippi are seeking outstanding professionals to visit Italy in June 2007 as part of the Group Study Exchange program of The Rotary Foundation.

Fight colds, flu, ‘superbugs' and more with doctor’s immune-booster salad
October 04, 2006 at 1:54 pm
You can protect yourself against illness and enjoy optimal good health by tossing up an immune-boosting "super salad" that a nutrition expert created exclusively for Herald-Guide readers who don't like getting sick.

This just in: LSU-UCLA study proves ... Obesity, heart disease FEAR tasty salads This just in: LSU-UCLA study proves ... Obesity, heart disease FEAR tasty salads
October 04, 2006 at 1:49 pm
Eating just one salad a day provides even greater health benefits than doctors and nutritionists previously thought, says eye-opening new research.

Dr. Rodney Lafon: Parents are a child’s most important teachers. R-E-S-P-E-C-T
October 04, 2006 at 1:44 pm
St. Charles Parish Public Schools has launched a new "character-education initiative" designed to teach children the importance of acting responsibly and fairly and treating themselves and others with respect.

Playful pooch needs lots of TLC Playful pooch needs lots of TLC
October 04, 2006 at 1:39 pm
Ozzy, an owner surrender, is available for adoption at the St. Charles Parish Humane Society.

Hat’s off to parish honor-roll kids: 612 Destrehan students make the grade & we name every one of them
October 04, 2006 at 1:32 pm
Brittany Abate, Ashley Able, Meghan Adams, Brittany Aitken, Jessica Albanese, Brittany Allesandro, Stephanie Allotto, Steve Alvarado, Chelsea Anderson, Robbie Anderson, Jake Andry, Amber Arceneaux, Ashley Arrington, Katie Arrington, Ahmi Atsina, Britny Aubert, Alyssa Aucoin, Rickey Aucoin,

Health center offers flu shots while supplies last
October 04, 2006 at 1:26 pm
St. Charles Community Health Center, a not-for-profit health clinic, has announced that they are administering flu shots for $15 as long as supplies last. Two thousand shots are now available.

Celebrate like the rich... even if you aren't Celebrate like the rich... even if you aren't
September 27, 2006 at 2:54 pm
You can treat your family, friends and guests to a "champagne and caviar' wedding reception on any budget with exclusive advice from leading chefs, caterers, consultants and planners who tell Herald-Guide readers exclusively how to party like the rich - whether you're loaded or not.

Hurst Middle students double as heroes Hurst Middle students double as heroes
September 27, 2006 at 12:53 pm
Hurst eighth graders Paige Duplantis and Paris Vinnett were both honored by the Heroes in Training National Award program sponsored locally by Esplanande Mall and PBS during an event that also featured Radio Disney.

Local 4-H members win top awards at group contest Local 4-H members win top awards at group contest
September 27, 2006 at 12:49 pm
Young people from across Louisiana were named 4-H State and Blue Ribbon winners at the recently held 4-H University contests in Baton Rouge. The event, formerly known as 4-H Short Course, was the 92th annual gathering of 4-H members from across the state. Members competed in over 40 different project related contests. Approximately 1600 members and 200 volunteers participated in the activities.

Former HHS star scoresTD in NFL debut
Former HHS star scoresTD in NFL debut
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How about the opening NFL game in the career of former Hahnville High School and LSU running back Alfred Blue?