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Herald Guide’s $1 Children's Christmas Fund
November 29, 2006 at 12:16 pm
BOUTTE - This year the St. Charles Herald-Guide sponsors its first annual $1 Children's Christmas Fund to help friends and neighbors in need.

This week's talking points
November 29, 2006 at 12:09 pm
Machines will replace humans in St. Charles Parish at the water works department “for two reasons, one is we just can’t find qualified people to work,” public works director Greg Bush tells the Herald-Guide.

Pssssst! Read how to get FREE STUFF from the Council on Aging even if you aren’t all that old
November 29, 2006 at 11:41 am
HAHNVILLE - What baby boomers and sixtysomethings don't know about the Council on Aging could fill a book - and executive director Margaret Powe thinks that's a crying shame.


Bound for glory Bound for glory
November 29, 2006 at 11:37 am
TAFT - His mother was an alcoholic and he never knew his dad. But Gregory Hill didn’t let a wrecked family life hold him back. He studied hard. He resisted the temptations of the street. He worked his way through college and landed a job he loves.

Real reason 800 people are out of work in St. Charles Parish
November 29, 2006 at 11:15 am
LULING - Getting a job in St. Charles Parish isn’t as easy as you might think.

9,000 miles from home alone 9,000 miles from home alone
November 29, 2006 at 11:00 am
BOUTTE - Imagine being in another world where nothing is familiar. No one speaks your language. No one knows you. You recognize nothing.

How death-row dog became a K-9 cop How death-row dog became a K-9 cop
November 16, 2006 at 4:42 pm
Loco the Labrador retriever was just days away from lethal injection in an Ascension Parish animal shelter when narcotics agent Ricky Oubre got the call to save the pitiful dog’s life.

What you must know about NEW cable TV deal
November 16, 2006 at 4:37 pm
Cheaper cable television with more and better channels and superior repair service may be in the offing when the parish’s contract with Cox Cable expires in 2007.

Can you top this? Can you top this?
November 16, 2006 at 3:54 pm
BAYOU GAUCHE - DeeAnn Edwards' cypress cabin is just the latest incarnation of a 100-year-old grocery that she found sitting in a field in Grand Point, Louisiana, and then, after negotiating a price with the owner, trailered over to her waterfront lot.

Louisiana’s running out of oysters and pecans just days before Thanksgiving
November 16, 2006 at 2:31 pm
Say it ain’t so! Oyster dressing and pecan pie – both made with Louisiana-grown products – could be hard to get this holiday season and cause consumers to dig a little deeper in their pockets when they DO find them.

The FACES of unemployment in St. Charles Parish
November 16, 2006 at 2:30 pm
IT SEEMS that everywhere you go in St. Charles Parish there's a "help wanted" sign on a window or door while able-bodied men and women mill around in front of convenience stores begging for money, sometimes wild-eyed and, on occasion, with an icy-cold beer in one hand - and a filter king in the other.

Are YOU average? Read our story and find out
November 16, 2006 at 2:00 pm
BOUTTE - You're an average St. Charles parishioner if you're:

BY DARK OF NIGHT. Video captures suspect. If you know this person, call the police - they want to chat. Suspect caught on video
November 08, 2006 at 3:56 pm
LULING - The theft of a $12,000 Polaris Ranger at a home on River Road in Luling was caught by a video surveillance camera set up at the victim’s residence.

Levee plan in January, says corps
November 08, 2006 at 3:36 pm
In a presentation to St. Charles Parish council members, project manager Frank Duarte said the Corps is in the final stages of analyzing the pros and cons of two top alternatives, one running along Hwy 90 near populated areas, and one across the Barataria Basin further south and closer to the Gulf of Mexico.

DANGER BUGS of St. Charles Parish DANGER BUGS of St. Charles Parish
November 08, 2006 at 3:27 pm
BOUTTE - Centipedes can send you to the hospital with their sting and so, too, can the buck moth. But the intense pain associated with their attacks is a walk in the park compared to the bite of a brown recluse spider - that little guy can kill you.

See-through oven’s up for grabs in exciting new Herald-Guide contest
November 08, 2006 at 3:24 pm
BOUTTE - You can win a futuristic countertop oven that's spacious enough to cook a Thanksgiving turkey and all the trimmings in a great new Herald-Guide contest that makes it easy for you to take home the grand prize.

Study to find out why you’re stuck in traffic
November 08, 2006 at 3:22 pm
DO YOU you dread the rush hour standstill on Highway 90 in Boutte - or creeping along at a snail’s pace on River Road? If so, then we’ve got some good news for you.

Surefire way to get the raise you deserve - fast
November 08, 2006 at 3:21 pm
BOUTTE - You want a raise. You need a raise. You deserve a raise. Still with us? Then read on to find out how to get that extra money in your paycheck with a surefire tip from author and career-coach JoAnna Brandi - exclusively in the Herald-Guide.

Accounting mistake cost company $8 million
Accounting mistake cost company $8 million
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After failing to reapply for a state-provided tax exemption, a local latex manufacturer is getting hit with a nearly tenfold property tax increase.