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100-year-old Ama cook still sharp as a tack

Anyone who sits down to talk to ‘Mama’ Lista Gilfore of Ama wouldn’t think she’s 100 years old. Her mind is as sharp as a knife. Her speech is crystal clear. But what’s more remarkable than that, is the fact that her memory is excellent. Read More...
November 12, 2008 at 6:48 pm
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$2 million turns old Kmart into hi-tech learning center

After spending nearly $2 million to turn an old Kmart building into a training center for teachers, the St. Charles Parish public school system is already starting to see an “academic” return on their investment.Read More...
November 12, 2008 at 11:37 am
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65-year-old shopper chases after Wal-Mart purse snatcher

A 65-year-old Luling woman that had her purse stolen at Wal-Mart chased the thief through the parking lot, yelling for help and alerting a witness who was able to follow the getaway car and get a good ID of the crooks.Read More...
November 12, 2008 at 10:32 am
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Bouncing sign irks New Sarpy residents

More than 500 residents living in New Sarpy have signed a petition asking St. Charles Parish President V. J. St. Pierre and the Parish Council to return the New Sarpy boundary lines to its original location. Read More...
November 12, 2008 at 9:32 am
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Suicide gives second chance to parish inmates

A suicide note left by a former law clerk of Chief Justice Edward Dufresne, Jr. alleges that a panel of three judges didn't review thousands of prisoner petitions over the last 13 years. Instead, those cases were merely signed off on and summarily rejected.
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November 12, 2008 at 9:31 am
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Parish nets nearly $5 million in free money for projects this year

St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre appointed a grants officer to secure money for the parish as part of his newly appointed administration, and so far this year, that decision has really paid off.Read More...
November 12, 2008 at 9:31 am
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Destrehan thrashes Dutchtown, Hahnville beats St. Amant

In what was supposed to be a big showdown between two of the top teams in the state, Destrehan proved that they are in another league entirely.Read More...
November 07, 2008 at 9:51 pm
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Founding church members forced out

When some members of the First Assembly of God church in Des Allemands witnessed an elderly woman get openly reprimanded by the pastor for speaking in tongues, they decided it wasn’t the place for them to worship.
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November 07, 2008 at 3:32 pm
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Nominations taken for Christmas fund

This year the St. Charles Herald-Guide sponsors its third annual $1 Children’s Christmas Fund to help a needy parish family this holiday season.Read More...
November 06, 2008 at 10:57 am
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Guild members paint parish landscapes

The plein-air workshop the St. Charles Art Guild sponsored in October with instructor Phil Sandusky was a huge success.Read More...
November 06, 2008 at 10:55 am
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Too close to home

Local science fiction writer Lee Hebert is helping raise diabetes awareness by donating 60 percent of the book sales from his Epic novel series for the month of November to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.Read More...
November 06, 2008 at 10:24 am
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Future of old Luling church remains in limbo

The former St. Anthony of Padua Church has been a lot of things over the years, including a kindergarten center, a book depository, a warehouse and a carpentry shop. Now though, the building is empty and the St. Charles Parish School Board will have to decide what future, if any, the old church has.Read More...
November 06, 2008 at 9:06 am
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Willowdale family goes green, sees red

Luling resident Anne Moyer never considered herself a “green” person, but in-depth research into the benefits of renewable energy has caused her to reconsider.Read More...
November 06, 2008 at 9:06 am
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Arc expands upon home care services

Families that attend to a physically or mentally challenged loved one will now have more options when it comes to their care after the United Way and the Arc partnered together to expand services in St. Charles Parish.Read More...
November 06, 2008 at 9:03 am
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Shopping center doors set to open

The first two tenants in a 12,000-square-foot shopping center are planning to open their doors in November, giving residents the chance to shop for LSU items and get in some exercise to make room for all that Thanksgiving food.Read More...
November 06, 2008 at 9:01 am
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Nuss: curbside recycling will eliminate trash in landfills

Council Chairman Dennis Nuss would like to see curbside recycling brought back into St. Charles Parish. Nuss said recycling efforts were made before Hurricane Katrina, but the company that offered the services to residents has since left and hasn't returned. Read More...
November 05, 2008 at 7:22 pm
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Rescue dogs track down missing  autistic boy
Rescue dogs track down missing autistic boy
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Joshua Magee of Hahnville and his new best friend Yellow the dog have both required a form of rescue. But the friendship the two have formed may ensure that neither will need it again.