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KREWE OF LUL. Dolores and Irvon “Cookie” Gomez accepted the honor and will reign as king and queen. All hail the King & Queen
January 16, 2008 at 11:10 am
Krewe of Des Allemands

From the moment you meet Hugh “Nunnie” and Betty Dufrene, you can clearly see that reigning as the Krewe of Des Allemands’ king and queen means much more than just riding on a float - it’s an honor they’ll both treasure for years to come.

Heather R. Breaux BLOG: Honoring 90 years
January 16, 2008 at 11:06 am
Just when you thought you were free and clear from the temptations of the saturated fats and high-calorie foods of the holidays - just when you believed that it was okay to give into your New Year’s resolution and start that diet plan, you find yourself face to face with a box of Girl Scout Cookies.

FIRST LADIES. Local photographer Tammy Mars (right)was chosen as the official photographer to photograph Laura Bush (left) during her visit to the Benjamin Bannaker Elementary School in New Orleans last November. Herald-Guide People Watch
January 16, 2008 at 10:05 am
Local photographer, Tammy Mars of Gallery la Roux in Luling will have her work on display at the Louisiana State Museum in Patterson, Louisiana. The grand opening is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 17, and the display be be available for viewing for three months.

V.J. St. Pierre gives his first speech as parish president at the inauguration ceremony. Dawning of a new era in parish as St. Pierre, nine others sworn into office
January 16, 2008 at 9:24 am
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre, along with nine other councilmen and women, can officially drop the "elect" from their title after they were sworn in at an inauguration ceremony in front of the St. Charles Parish Courthouse on Jan. 13.

Parish jobs mean big money
January 16, 2008 at 9:24 am
A majority of the St. Charles Parish employees that survived the recent governmental transition rake in the big bucks, with many of their salaries topping out at over $60,000 a year.

Water pipe rushes towards completion Water pipe rushes towards completion
January 16, 2008 at 9:23 am
Todd Champagne, parish construction technician inspector, says the west bank pipe project that will filter water to residents living on the east bank is near completion.

Council plans to put committees to good use Council plans to put committees to good use
January 16, 2008 at 9:23 am
St. Charles Parish's newly elected officials held their first council meeting on Jan. 14 and agreed to redo bids on the west bank pump station and asked the newly formed Legislative Committee to decide how to impose a 20 percent fee on video bingo proceeds.

St. Germain to teach January workshop
January 14, 2008 at 9:21 am
LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild is holding a water media workshop called “Acquiring a Sound and Useful Understanding of color on Jan. 14 - 16, 2008 at the First Union Presbyterian Church on Lakewood Dr. in Luling.

The workshop instructor, Diane St. Germain of Slidell, has participated in many shows and has been honored with many awards.

St. Germain’s approach to teaching color theory is to raise the awareness of color temperature - warms and cools - as the key to seeing color and believes that one must see the relationship between colors relative to visual warmth and coldness to best capture the subject on paper or canvas.

Students of the workshop will explore how to get better control over manipulating hues, values and intensities of LULING - The St. Charles Art Guild is holding a water media workshop called “Acquiring a Sound and Useful Understanding of the colors on their palette.

There will be exercises in exploring how to mix beautiful grays, tints and shadows, and the importance of using complimentary colors will be studied as it relates to intensifying the glow of color or lowering its intensity.
For more information about this workshop, please contact Evelyn W. Dupuy at 985-785-0257 or Carol Fors at 985-764-3528.

Young golfers invited to classic
January 12, 2008 at 2:37 pm
DESTREHAN - St. Charles Parish area junior golfers ages 12 to 18 are invited to compete in the Carter Plantation Golf Club in Springfield on Saturday, Jan. 12 and Sunday, Jan. 13.

The two-day, 36-hole tournament is ranked by the National Junior Golf Scoreboard and hosted by the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour.

All players will receive a free practice round on Friday, Jan. 11 and enjoy unlimited range balls throughout the weekend.

Benefit BINGO held this weekend
January 12, 2008 at 12:53 pm
LULING - The American Cancer Society’s local Relay For Life team will hold a benefit bingo on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the VFW Hall located at 140 Angus Rd. in Luling.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., bingo starts at 7 p.m. The game will consist of cash and door prizes. Food and other refreshments will be sold.

Call Bonnie at 985-758-7012 for more information.
All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

HHS talent show on tap Jan. 12
January 12, 2008 at 12:51 pm
BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School talent show will be held on Jan. 12 in the HHA auditorium at 2 p.m. and at 6 p.m.
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from any ensemble band member or through the school.

For more information, call 985-758-7537.

HHS talent show set for Jan. 10
January 10, 2008 at 12:34 pm
BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School annual talent show will be held on Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are required for admission. The cost is $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Tickets can be purchased from any ensemble member or in the choir room.

St. Pierre apologizes for comments
January 10, 2008 at 9:55 am
Parish President-elect V.J. St. Pierre has issued a statement apologizing for the jokes he told at Albert Laque's retirement party.

The Devil's Bargain: Sweatshops and the American Scheme
January 09, 2008 at 3:10 pm
“They hit you…They hit you in the head…To make you work faster.”
—Nicaraguan Factory Worker

New Orleans puts on its best
January 09, 2008 at 3:06 pm
It was quite a week just past in the Crescent City.
New Years Eve brought a plethora of fireworks over the Mississippi River at Jackson Square as midnight ushered in 2008.

New era ahead in St. Charles
January 09, 2008 at 3:05 pm
St. Charles Parish is on the threshold of a new era this weekend. A new parish president and council will be inaugurated.

Sheriff's Reports
January 09, 2008 at 3:04 pm
Arrests
•Brandi Davis, 21, of 104 Folse St. in Des Allemands was arrested on Jan. 1 and charged with aggravated battery and simple battery.

It’s time to try capitalism again
January 09, 2008 at 2:47 pm
I am a committed and ardent capitalist. I believe in the market system and the risk and reward that goes with it. I believe that those with good ideas and keen productivity should enjoy the reward of handsome profits as long as they gain them in an openly competitive system.

Lifestyles

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Destrehan teacher pleads not guilty to sex with student
Destrehan teacher pleads not guilty to sex with student
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Destrehan High School English teacher Shelley Dufresne, who is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student, pled not guilty to carnal knowledge of a juvenile on Tuesday in St. Charles Parish.