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THE REAL DEAL: Explorers Brice Palumbo, Amanda McCarte, and Joseph Schnider in training with unidentified teacher (above) and  Deputy Berley McCarter, below.. Sheriff’s camp shows teens what it’s like to be a cop
June 13, 2007 at 3:00 pm
St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Explorer Program is looking for teens between the ages of 16 through 21 to take part in a training camp designed to promote various careers in law enforcement.

Taking his job seriously: One of Tommy Faucheux’s last assignments with the parish was a mock disaster drill. Tommy Faucheux out, Steve Sirmon in as parish’s information officer
June 13, 2007 at 2:54 pm
St. Charles Parish President Albert Laque has appointed Steve Sirmon,Jr. as the new Public Information Officer for the parish effective June 11, 2007.

Councilman Clayton PLUS: Snookie throws hat into ring for parish president ...
June 13, 2007 at 2:26 pm
St. Charles Parish residents can add one more name to the list of potential candidates for the October 2007 parish president’s race, Councilman Clayton “Snookie” Faucheux - who officially announced his candidacy just days ago but told Herald-Guide readers exclusively that he was running last January.

Billy Raymond running for Desmond Hilaire’s District 1 council seat Billy Raymond running for Desmond Hilaire’s District 1 council seat
June 13, 2007 at 2:23 pm
Billy Raymond, Sr. 49, a lifelong resident of Hahnville, and a 27-year employee of Dow St. Charles Operations, in Taft, has announced his candidacy for the District 1 councilman position currently held by Desmond Hilaire, whose term ends this year.

VIPs - Very Important Parishioners
June 13, 2007 at 2:14 pm
Shaun Boudreaux has been named employee of the month at St. Charles Parish Hospital. Shaun works in the Information Management Department as a Computer Operator.

EYE SORE. The old Killona Elementary School faces possible demolition. Killona Elementary’s fate undecided
June 13, 2007 at 2:04 pm
The old Killona Elementary School certainly has seen better days and they may all be behind the old structure as the cost to repair the school is a more than the school board bargained for.

Henry Bergeron with this bobcat that slammed into his riding lawnmower on Old Spanish Trail in Paradis. Mee-OUCH
June 13, 2007 at 2:01 pm
St. Charles Parish resident, Henry Bergeron, was cutting grass in a field across the street from his house on the morning of Saturday, June 9, when a bobcat plowed into his riding lawnmower.

Hunter gets nod as airport chief
June 13, 2007 at 2:00 pm
The New Orleans Aviation Board voted to name Interim Director of Aviation Sean C. Hunter permanent in the position as Director of Aviation at the New Orleans International Airport effective immediately.

Schools ban too-sexy shorts & iPods but give cell phones a thumbs up
June 13, 2007 at 1:56 pm
Parents with children enrolled in St. Charles Parish schools will definitely want a copy of their child’s school handbook for the upcoming school year as it outlines changes in dress codes, disciplinary action, and the use of cell phones during school hours.

All clippety, no clop: Even with her right front leg missing is as sweet as she can be. 3-legged pony needs a special sling - will YOU help buy it?
June 13, 2007 at 1:51 pm
Molly, a 15-year-old pony rescued after Hurricane Katrina by Kaye and Glenn Harris of St. Rose, is the only pony in Louisiana with an artificial leg because she was attacked by a pit bull dog in 2005.

Wal-Mart’s Christine Rivera chats with health-conscious customer, Emma White of Luling. Wal-Mart Health fair FOR WOMEN ONLY
June 13, 2007 at 1:46 pm
Wal-Mart Supercenter will be hosting its Fourth Annual Women’s Health Fair Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In the news
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.

Lifestyles

Book Reviews - ”The Troop”
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2014 Battle for the Paddle winners announced
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Mom arrested for using fake ID to register school children
Mom arrested for using fake ID to register school children
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By Jacob Bielanski

A St. Rose mother and her boyfriend were arrested after authorities say they used a fake ID when registering two girls for St. Rose Elementary School.