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The Public Works Department has been on a four-day work week schedule for years. St. Pierre considers 4-day work week
July 16, 2008 at 10:10 am
The escalating cost of fuel has forced local governments around the country into a four-day work week as a way to help both the workers and employers survive the dilapidated economy.

Schools crack down on worker's compensation
July 16, 2008 at 10:10 am
An internal review by the St. Charles Parish Public Schools’ Insurance Office showed that the district may be getting burned by their generous worker’s compensation policy while also overpaying post-retirement benefits.

Drive by shooting in Destrehan
July 16, 2008 at 10:10 am
Two people were standing in the 300 block of River Oaks when a man exited a passing vehicle and opened fire, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

Barton Avenue church hosts VBS
July 14, 2008 at 1:22 pm
LULING - The Bible Center Church located at 422 Barton Ave. in Luling invites children ages 5 to 12 to our “Power Lab” where we will be "discovering Jesus' Miraculous Power."
Kids will experience songs, games, snacks, electrifying Bible adventures and much more.

Children will also participate in a missions project by collecting school supplies for two local elementary schools.

“Power Lab” begins July 14 and continues through July 18 at the church each day at 9 a.m. until noon.

For more information or to register your children, call the church at 985-785-0557 or send an email at biblecentervs@bellsouth.net.

Church hosts Bible school in Boutte
July 14, 2008 at 1:21 pm
BOUTTE - It's time for vacation Bible school at West St. Charles Baptist Church.

Children in kindergarten through sixth grade are admitted free from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 14 through 18.
In this one-week adventure, kids will hear Bible stories, participate in cool crafts, listen to motivating music, eat snacks and play games.

Call 985-785-0967 or visit weststcharlesbaptist.org for more information.

Catfish Festival needs volunteers
July 13, 2008 at 1:22 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - The Louisiana Catfish Festival committee is seeking volunteers to help with the festival July 11-13 on the St. Gertrude Grounds in Des Allemands.

The plant booth is accepting donations. Plants, pots and soil are needed. To help, call Jamie Hue at 985-758-1936.
The country store needs all donations, except clothes.
To donate, call Peachy Rogers at 985-758-2319.

The sweet booth needs fudge, pralines, cakes, candy and other sweets. To donate, call Patsye Lunk at 985-758-7406.

Market holding preserves contest
July 12, 2008 at 1:43 pm
DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmer’s Market The Best of Preserves Contest is scheduled for Saturday, July 12 on the grounds of Destrehan Plantation.

Your goal will be to retain valuable vitamins and minerals, while keeping the product pretty and tasting good. Information booklets are available at both Markets provided by the LSU Ag Center.

There are seven categories and contestants are allowed to enter more than one category.

Judging criteria will include quality or appearance of product.

Products must be labeled to include the name of the preserve along with the month and year that the preserve was made.

Market holding preserves contest
July 12, 2008 at 1:21 pm
DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmer’s' Market The Best of Preserves Contest is scheduled for Saturday, July 12 on the grounds of Destrehan Plantation.

The goal will be to retain valuable vitamins and minerals, while keeping the product pretty and tasting good.
Information booklets are available at both Markets provided by the LSU Ag Center.

There are seven categories and contestants are allowed to enter more than one category.

Judging criteria will include quality or appearance of product.

Products must be labeled to include the name of the preserve along with the month and year that the preserve was made.

Entry is to be self preserved by the contestant and participants are to sign up at the Market prior to the contest date.

For more information, call Ann Montgomery at 985-764-9762.


Revival scheduled at church July 11
July 11, 2008 at 1:42 pm
BOUTTE - Co-pastor Cyntrell Janeau and the Women of the Word Ministry of Changing A Generation FGBC in Boutte will be hosting a “One Night Revival” on Friday, July 11 at 7 p.m. at 14271 Highway 90.

The theme is “Women Empowered to Conquer.” Guest speaker Pastor Fran Love will also be in attendance.
For more information, call 504-417-1236.

Sheriff offers hunter education
July 11, 2008 at 1:41 pm
KILLONA - The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will offer two hunter education course sessions to the public on the following dates:

•Friday, July 11 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, July 12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

•Friday, July 25 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The course is designed for young hunters seeking to obtain their first hunting license as well as hunters who seek to acquire an out of state license.

All classes will be held at the Richard Benoit Memorial Firearms Range located behind the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center in Killona.

Participants will be required to complete one weekend class for certification purposes.

Register by calling Shelly Harrison at 985-783-1173 or Sgt. Ted Adams at 504-329-0689.

Drama guild stages Beauty & the Beast
July 10, 2008 at 1:20 pm
DESTREHAN - Disney’s Beauty and the Beast will be performed at Destrehan Auditorium, 1 Wild Cat Lane in Destrehan for a limited engagement beginning Thursday, July 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Other performances will be held on July 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. and July 13 at 2:00 p.m.

Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12 years of age.

To order tickets or for more information, contact Marcia Peyton at 985-764-1969.

Fire stations may merge Fire stations may merge
July 09, 2008 at 2:17 pm
Putting out fires all over St. Charles Parish isn’t easy, especially if there aren’t enough firemen to do the job. Consolidating all of the fire stations in the parish would allow for combined budgets, giving a new, singular department the ability to hire paid firemen instead of volunteers.

Brothers selected as All-Stars Brothers selected as All-Stars
July 09, 2008 at 2:16 pm
Two sets of brothers were selected for the West Bank Recreational 9- and 10- and 11- and 12-year-old All-Star teams.

Girls take 1st in tournament Girls take 1st in tournament
July 09, 2008 at 2:14 pm
The STC 10U Girls All-Star team competed in the LA Lightning Tourney on the Bayou in Houma. The girls were undefeated and took first place in their age bracket.

Mimosa Hargis softball girls are champs Mimosa Hargis softball girls are champs
July 09, 2008 at 2:13 pm
The Mimosa Hargis 11- and 12-year-old girls softball team, won the parish championship and went undefeated in tournament play.

Super Raiders go undefeated Super Raiders go undefeated
July 09, 2008 at 2:11 pm
The Super Raiders baseball team, which represented St. Rose for the season went undefeated for the end-of-the season tournament.

John David Brady and Hunter McDonald in the West Canal. Herald-Guide Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald
July 09, 2008 at 2:09 pm
This time of year everyone thinks of enjoying the outdoors.

Summer Book Reviews Summer Book Reviews
July 09, 2008 at 2:07 pm
Dark Lord, written by Ed Greenwood, takes place in a fantasy world in the present day.

Swimmer shakes off injury, makes waves in competition
Swimmer shakes off injury, makes waves in competition
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What should have and could have been a season ending injury motivated a 14-year-old Montz resident to do what her doctor said was improbable, if not impossible.