Lifestyles




Pets of the Week
May 07, 2008 at 2:25 pm
Bosco, a 2-year-old neutered-male hound mix who loves to run around in wide-open field and play fetch is currently up for adoption at the St. Charles Humane Society.

Mother of the Year
May 07, 2008 at 2:24 pm
When the Herald-Guide went on the hunt for St. Charles Parish’s Mother of the Year, we had no idea just how many great moms call our parish home.

Fishing park on the west bank?
May 07, 2008 at 2:22 pm
On Sunday, the police cited four unsuspecting anglers with criminal trespassing for bank fishing along the containment levee of the Davis Pond diversion.

The Cook’s Corner
May 07, 2008 at 2:22 pm
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.

Sheriff's Reports
May 07, 2008 at 2:14 pm
Arrests
•Nancy NcKenna, 51, of 2108 Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan was arrested on April 29 and charged with theft of goods under $100.

Willowridge sewage leak needs fixing
May 07, 2008 at 2:12 pm
To the editor:
I am a resident of St. Charles Parish and have been for most of my life. When my husband and I moved back after 8 years of Navy life, we were excited to be able to purchase a home in the Willowridge Subdivision. Growing up here, I have always admired and loved the subdivision and when we purchased our small home on Laurel Court I felt beyond blessed.

Heather R. Breaux BLOG
May 07, 2008 at 2:12 pm
If you were my mother, then you’d probably still be able to recall the echoing of my bedroom door being slammed shut out of frustration or the shrieking sounds of my sister and me fighting for no other reason than “because we can.”

St. Charles info officer learns about life on the other side
May 07, 2008 at 2:11 pm
By Renee Allemand
For my entire collegiate and professional career I've been on the other side of government.

Let’s take another look at the President
May 07, 2008 at 2:09 pm
Though the favorability ratings of President George W. Bush are claimed to have gone down, it seems that many citizens would side with him on the basic issues, especially here in Louisiana.

Justice of the Peace Smith resigns from Hahnville post
May 07, 2008 at 2:06 pm
Aleshia J. Smith has resigned from her post as Justice of the Peace for District 1 in order to take a position on the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology.

St. Pierre helps ease senior hurricane worries St. Pierre helps ease senior hurricane worries
May 07, 2008 at 10:58 am
Dozens of seniors from around the parish gathered last week at the VFW Hall in Luling for a hurricane seminar that specifically zeroed in on what they should do in the event a hurricane hits St. Charles Parish.

Testing dates moved back for first time in 10 years Testing dates moved back for first time in 10 years
May 07, 2008 at 10:57 am
LEAP, iLEAP and GEE testing dates will be pushed back for students in every grade beginning next school year. This change means that testing will occur in April for the first time since the state’s accountability system began in 1999.

Parish certification could lead to lower flood insurance Parish certification could lead to lower flood insurance
May 07, 2008 at 10:55 am
St. Charles Parish is one step closer to receiving a national certification for storm preparedness. According to FEMA, the Insurance Services Organization (ISO) may provide points to communities that reach this certification, which can be applied toward lowering flood insurance rates.

Cox looking for high school students to host TV program Cox looking for high school students to host TV program
May 07, 2008 at 10:54 am
Cox Plugged In, a cable television show, is looking for Hahnville and Destrehan High School students to be hosts for the program. The show’s 11th season starts in August and auditions will be held on May 10.

Valero spends $600 million on environment Valero spends $600 million on environment
May 07, 2008 at 10:54 am
The Valero St. Charles Refinery in Norco has earned statewide recognition for environmental excellence and will receive an award in May at its Voluntary Protection Program Association (VPPA) Region VI conference.

Bills could change tax setup in parish Bills could change tax setup in parish
May 07, 2008 at 9:25 am
Three bills currently under consideration by the Louisiana legislature could change the way sales taxes are collected and distributed at the local level.

A Destrehan family plans to inspire others this Mother's Day by launching a Web site A Destrehan family plans to inspire others this Mother's Day by launching a Web site
May 07, 2008 at 9:24 am
For the Vinnett family, Mother’s Day is more than just another holiday filled with cards, flowers and candy. Instead, it’s a time for the family to reflect upon the many special memories they have of a woman who imparted words of wisdom and love upon them.

Don’t throw it away
May 07, 2008 at 9:24 am
Most residents don’t think twice about throwing away old electronic equipment or household cleaning products, but these materials can cause severe damage if taken out with the regular trash.

St. Charles Parish residents shocked that former DHS teacher will avoid jail
St. Charles Parish residents shocked that former DHS teacher will avoid jail
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“Disgusting! This is a proven case of ‘who you are and the pull you have with the system!’” Shannon Pugh Polizzi said of Shelley Dufresne’s plea agreement that avoided jail time and having to register as a sex offender.