Lifestyles




Career QUIKS For a better life
November 08, 2006 at 3:17 pm
LULING - You can double your money by folding it - or you can dust off the old resume and go looking for a new and better job.

Will you marry me? Will you marry me?
November 08, 2006 at 2:08 pm
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Breaux of Luling are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Amanda Marie Breaux to Mr. Kyle James Thomas Ducan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Duncan Sr. of Canada. The groom’s parents currently reside in Luling.

St. Charles man goes Hollywood St. Charles man goes Hollywood
November 01, 2006 at 5:13 pm
BOUTTE - Gary Dauphin will serve as executive producer for a new television drama that will start out being filmed in New Orleans but might soon be shot in Hahnville.

How to keep your tropical plants happy this winter
November 01, 2006 at 4:17 pm
BATON ROUGE - Tropical plants that thrive on decks, patios, porches and courtyards through the summer can’t withstand freezing and must be protected in the winter.


Whole lotta shakin’ going on Whole lotta shakin’ going on
November 01, 2006 at 4:02 pm
HAHNVILLE - Super-fit Kelly McNulty stays that way by belly-dancing for fun and also showing other women how to enjoy the ancient art form in classes at Hahnville High School.

"It's interesting and it's a fun and free-spirited form of dance," says McNulty, who's taught continuing-education classes for St. Charles Parish Schools for the past two years.

PEP
November 01, 2006 at 3:57 pm
BOUTTE - You can boost energy and sail through your busy day with simple lifestyle tips that won’t cost you a dime, a nutritionist tells Herald-Guide readers exclusively.

‘Two-ton’ tabby pigs out on ice cream and frozen yogurt ‘Two-ton’ tabby pigs out on ice cream and frozen yogurt
October 25, 2006 at 3:28 pm
LULING - Before the sun comes up and the roosters get a chance to crow, Rocky, the King Kong Kitty, cries so loud for his breakfast that the bellowing meows can be heard echoing from one end of the house to the other.

Can you top this?
October 25, 2006 at 2:47 pm
Dick Pitre’s 1959 Edsel Ranger looks showroom new, but with 114,000 miles on the odometer, this buggy’s been around.

SENIOR SALUTE ... SENIOR SALUTE ...
October 25, 2006 at 12:46 pm
Congratulations to Destrehan High School seniors –Sharion Scott and Valicia Miller – who were named semifinalists in the National Achievement Scholarship program.

SEEING THE UNSEEN? Susan Christie says she lives with ghosts that she can see, sense - and feel.
EEK! Parish woman lives with ghosts
October 25, 2006 at 12:42 pm
I live with ghosts.

But even though the experience can be startling, I’ve never been afraid.


It’s all in the way you move It’s all in the way you move
October 25, 2006 at 12:38 pm
"Ballroom dancing is an art form," says Charlotte Giardina, of St. Rose. And anyone can do it, she insists - even you.

SQUEAKY-CLEAN salons like Rose’s Nails in Luling can help you care for nails, say experts. Pictured: Manager Kim Nguyen. Fingernail myths that keep you from looking your best
October 25, 2006 at 11:02 am
BOUTTE - You can grow and take advantage of strong, beautiful nails with tips from a dermatologist who says common misconceptions and “old wives’ tales” may be doing you more harm than good.

And when you abuse your nails with chemicals and synthetic hardening agents, says the expert, you can make your fingers “sick.”

Animal Control Officer, Shawn Palmisano - pictured with China, was recently recognized by the parish with a plaque of recognition  ordaining her a ‘true animal lover.’ Animal control officer is a dog’s best friend
October 24, 2006 at 4:16 pm
‘I do it for the animals and because it is my passion.’
In that short sentence, Norco resident and St. Charles Parish animal control officer Shawn Palmisano explains why she’s devoted to a job that a lot of people simply could not handle.

Shocking real reason you wake up grumpy
October 23, 2006 at 5:38 pm
Thousands of grumpy and groggy parish people rely on caffeine-rich coffee or soda pop to give themselves a leg-up on their day.

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.

Woman accused of poisoning husband won’t face charges
Woman accused of poisoning husband won’t face charges
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A St. Rose woman accused of poisoning her husband’s drink will avoid jail after the husband asked the St. Charles Parish District Attorney’s Office to drop the charge.