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June 13, 2007 at 1:40 pm
St. Charles Parish Department of Community Services has funds available now for East Bank residents that need assistance paying utility bills, mortgage, or rent beginning June 4, 2007.

$500Gs for ‘no-flood pump’ in Paradis
June 13, 2007 at 1:38 pm
In south Louisiana where nearly everything is below sea level, there might be few things as important as pumping stations that help keep Louisiana from flooding and FEMA recently approved funding for upgrades to the pump station in Paradis.

HERE, KITTY KITTY. Humane Society president Jennifer King loves to cuddle with these cute kittens. 100 kitty cats up for grabs in super shelter ‘adopt-a-thon’
June 13, 2007 at 1:33 pm
June is ‘Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat’ month and the St. Charles Parish animal control staff urges residents to adopt a cat or kitten.

Disaster & recovery plan ready to roll
June 13, 2007 at 1:31 pm
Hurricane season is upon Louisiana once again and the St. Charles Parish School Board are crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s on their hurricane disaster preparedness and recovery plan, a work that has been in constant progress since the storm hit nearly two years ago.

Can pollster make our schools better?
June 13, 2007 at 1:30 pm
The St. Charles Parish School Board is considering hiring the services of a New Orleans based pollster to conduct a series of school and community surveys that feedback from would be used in shaping the goals of the school system.

Safety tips guaranteed to float your boat
June 06, 2007 at 3:27 pm
As summer approaches and the waterways of south Louisiana see more and more traffic, St. Charles Sheriff Greg Champagne wants anyone who decides to operate a watercraft to know that drinking and boating can turn into a deadly combination.

Hospital’s “patient transport bus” will roll into action during an evacuation, say officials familiar with the plan. Hospital plan to keep patients & staff safe during a hurricane - even another Katrina
June 06, 2007 at 3:20 pm
And the lessons learned from past storms have helped the administrative team to reorganize and adjust the hospital’s plan to provide continued support and safety for both patients and staff.

Talk about “cool tents” - this baby is not only spacious, it’s equipped with comfortable cots ... and a special “air duct cooling system.” That’s construction volunteer Mitch Mclean relaxing. Church buys new tents for Good Samaritan volunteers
June 06, 2007 at 3:13 pm
Attempting to get things ready for the next group of volunteers to come and help rebuild homes in New Orleans, the First Union Presbyterian Church in Luling is upgrading its tents and replacing them due to weather damage caused by the rain and the heat.

JACKSON FAMILY: (L-R) m left: Bruce Jackson, Jr., Nicole Jackson and Rev. Bruce Jackson, Sr. Blind preacher COPES with SUDDEN loss of sight
June 06, 2007 at 2:59 pm
After losing his eyesight due to exposure to industrial chemicals, in 2006, Rev. Bruce Jackson, 38, associate minister of Mending Broken Hearts Ministry in Luling, is determined not to let the life altering experience slow him down.

Hot stuff Hot stuff
June 06, 2007 at 2:57 pm
With insurance rates going up in St. Charles Parish due, in part, to a shortage of firefighters, the Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department is working to “flesh out its ranks” with a special firefighting training course for teens at Hahnville High.

Speed cited in car crash that killed 2 teens
June 06, 2007 at 2:56 pm
Speed was a factor in the one-car crash that claimed the lives of two girls on St. Rose Ave., Louisiana State Troop B spokesman Joseph Piglia said.

THEY MADE THE GRADE: 20 graduates, inset, top. In foreground, inmate Byron Bacon with proud daughter, Jessica. And guys - from all of us here at the Herald-Guide, great job. We congratulate you - and salute you. The future’s SO BRIGHT they gotta wear shades
June 06, 2007 at 2:52 pm
The Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility held it’s sixth annual graduation ceremony, on May 31, for 20 inmates receiving a General Education Diploma.

In the news
June 06, 2007 at 2:40 pm
Spare change?

Pushy panhandlers are on the prowl in Ormond, but you can JUST SAY NO

Why Entergy is paying YOU $8 a month
June 06, 2007 at 2:35 pm
From now until the beginning of next year, Entergy Louisiana customers should start seeing some additional digits on their energy bill, but not in the form of a new charge as $91 million in refunds are set to start rolling out over the next six months.

H-ville High principal retires after 34 years as ‘The Fuse’ H-ville High principal retires after 34 years as ‘The Fuse’
June 06, 2007 at 2:33 pm
Hahnville Principal Barbara Fuselier may be retiring at the end of June, but to the graduating classes she's helped shape over the last 34 years she will always be affectionately remembered as "The Fuse."

Outside firm hired to inspect buildings
June 06, 2007 at 2:32 pm
St. Charles Parish Council voted to hire an outside firm to perform building inspections because there is not enough adequately trained personnel qualified in the planning and zoning department to do the job.

Get ready for storms now, say officials Get ready for storms now, say officials
June 06, 2007 at 2:23 pm
St. Charles Parish President Albert Laque and Emergency Operations Center director Tab Troxler demonstrated the parish’s ability to evacuate residents with their pets at a mock hurricane drill Thursday, May 31.

How to tell if a friend or loved one is having a ‘brain attack’
May 30, 2007 at 2:50 pm
YOU CAN tell if a friend or loved one is having a stroke by asking him to repeat a simple sentence.

$400,000 grant will help locals get free on-the-job training in high-demand fields
$400,000 grant will help locals get free on-the-job training in high-demand fields
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St. Charles Parish job seekers with little to no work experience will get a lift after a $400,000 grant was provided to the River Parishes office of the Louisiana Workforce Commission for on-the-job training.