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WHAT PARISH PEOPLE EARN
February 28, 2007 at 3:19 pm
Editor’s note: Hourly & annual salaries listed below are averages for every occupation from CEO to secretary and everything in between. Data is provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for the “Metropolitan Statistical Area” of St. Charles Parish, Kenner, Metairie & New Orleans. This is Part 1 of a fascinating 2-part series that you’ll find only in the Herald-Guide.


USING HIS GOURD: Sal Noto checks out a bird house that’s been damaged by squirrels. Purple martins are back
February 28, 2007 at 3:18 pm
Many in Southeast Louisiana consider February synonymous with Carnival season. But for Sal Noto it's not the parades that have him ripe with anticipation, but the return of hundreds of his “closest” feathered friends.

Constable recalls 1976 election that made history in SC Parish Constable recalls 1976 election that made history in SC Parish
February 28, 2007 at 3:02 pm
No African-American ever held the political position of constable in St. Charles Parish until 1976, when Rose Pierre-LeGaux decided to run for the office - and won.

VIPs
February 28, 2007 at 3:01 pm
Andrew Key Wood has been inducted into the Eagle Scout Court of Honor. He is a senior at HHS and a member of Troop 370. He is the son of proud parents Andy and Jo Rae Wood of Luling.

How 2 schools beat all comers in state fitness contest
February 28, 2007 at 3:00 pm
The Louisiana Department of Education honored two schools for promoting healthy eating and physical activities among their students - the only two schools that entered the Louisiana Healthy Schools competition.

In the news
February 28, 2007 at 2:59 pm
... plus, airport-expansion and fiery 18-wheeler crash in our "high-speed news" section.

Parish educator’s college fund still going strong
February 28, 2007 at 2:56 pm
Former teacher and principal Ethel Schoeffner may not have been a wealthy woman, but her frugal ways have paid dividends to over a 100 worthy students since 1991.


Dow & Motiva will put YOU to work
February 28, 2007 at 2:55 pm
St. Charles Parish chemical companies have a surplus of high paying jobs, and to fill them, company officials are recruiting students before they graduate from high school.

Got road kill? Here’s how to get the poor guy carted away
February 28, 2007 at 2:54 pm
Some consider them an eyesore, and others can't help but feel sorry for the lifeless lumps left on the roadside, but anyone who's traveled along a major roadway has seen an animal that met it's match against a moving vehicle.

Danger roads of SC Parish
February 28, 2007 at 2:54 pm
The number of vehicular crashes in St. Charles Parish has remained steady over the past four years, a trend the Sheriff's Office views as hopeful especially due to a rapid increase in population since 2005.

Parish to Cox: too many cable beefs
February 28, 2007 at 2:52 pm
Two proposals to improve TV cable service passed unanimously during the first March meeting of the St. Charles Parish Council.

Who’s Who in SC Parish?
February 21, 2007 at 3:04 pm
Who's Who in St. Charles Parish? You tell us.

10 reasons to quit smoking;
February 21, 2007 at 3:02 pm
Smoking is something millions of Americans do daily, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, but what many don't realize are the inherent risks that accompany the habit.

Got rentals? FEMA will help you find good tenants ... and it won’t cost you a dime
February 21, 2007 at 1:25 pm
Got a house or apartment for rent? State and federal authorities will help you find a tenant - fast.

Sandra and Allen Washington. “I will not cry,” says Sandra. “I will reach out. ... to help others.” Mom & dad start fund to honor four children killed in car crash
February 21, 2007 at 1:23 pm
The legacy of Allen and Sandra Washington's children, Rachel, Samantha, Allen Jr., and Alandra will continue to survive through the Washington Memomorial Scholarship Foundation, a fund started to remember the four children who died when the car driven by their oldest daughter Rachel, slipped into the the dark, murky, swamp waters along Airline Hwy. in Kenner, on the day before her 21st birthday.

Stop-smoking advice for a better life
February 21, 2007 at 1:20 pm
Smoking is a huge problem in Louisiana and St. Charles Parish, having been identified as one of the Top 10 health threats facing men and women and also children who are exposed to second-hand smoke.

The King and Queen of the Krewe of Ormond: Queen Miriam Loar and her escort Eric Fernandez and King Paul Barrios and his escort Kaitlyn O’Connor. Also pictured are Melissa White and LeRoid Jones who crowned the King and Queen of the Krewe of Ormond.
SC Borromeo Mardi Gras Ball a dazzling night to remember
February 21, 2007 at 1:17 pm
The St. Charles Borromeo Middle School Students and the St. Charles Borromeo Fountain of Youth held their Annual Mardi Gras Ball “The Krewe of Ormond” for the residents of Ormond Nursing and Care Center.

VIP
February 21, 2007 at 1:16 pm
Air Force Airman 1st Class Durell Marshall, right, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Anna Marshall of Luling, and a 2005 graduate of Hahnville High.

11U All-Stars cruise to state championship
11U All-Stars cruise to state championship
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The St. Charles Parish 11-year-old All-Stars won the state tournament, which was held in St. Amant at Stevens Park.