Editorial




Louisiana, Florida coasts quite different
July 09, 2008 at 1:37 pm
After a few days at Grand Isle, Ye Publisher and his wife went to a press meeting in Sandestin, FL last week. We figured it would allow us to make a good comparison between the prime Louisiana beach site and the premier Florida panhandle resort. And there was quite a difference.

No credit, no medical care
July 09, 2008 at 1:36 pm
It's been a battle the hospital has been trying to win. St. Charles Parish CEO Fred Martinez says the hospital goes before the council each year to borrow money just to offset the costs of the 30 percent of their visitors who don’t pay their hospital bills.

Parish waiting for grants to update pumping stations
July 09, 2008 at 1:35 pm
St. Charles Parish is actively seeking grants to help pay for updates to both the Cousins and Schexnayder Pump Stations.

The 34th Annual Louisiana Catfish Festival in Des Allemands will have plenty of food and fun for the entire family. The festival takes place on July 11 and ends on July 13. Cajun cuisine, music and rides highlight 34th Catfish Festival
July 09, 2008 at 1:34 pm
If the best catfish cuisine around is what your taste buds desire, then it’s probably a good idea to drop by this weekend’s 34th Annual Louisiana Catfish Festival in Des Allemands.

Sylvia Zeno used to play the role of a teacher with her dolls. Now, she gets the chance to do so with hundreds of students each and every day. Principal used first grade teacher as inspiration
July 09, 2008 at 1:32 pm
This is the second in a three-part series highlighting the parish’s three principals
of the year.

Deputies used MySpace to track a group of parish residents. MySpace helps deputies nab 7
July 09, 2008 at 9:56 am
A video depicting a group of residents showing off AK-47 assault rifles and allegedly threatening to harm a person, as well as police officials, led to seven arrests.

Hospital asks parish for millions
July 09, 2008 at 9:56 am
Whether it's noon or midnight, when an accident occurs in St. Charles Parish, the victims are rushed to the hospital and treated by a staff that is on call 24 hours a day.

Schools look into security system used by NYPD
July 09, 2008 at 9:56 am
A security system used by 80 percent of the cruise line industry that can also be found in Air Force bases and the New York Police Department, might find its way into the St. Charles Parish School System.

Shonna Riggs/Herald-Guide
The community clean-up effort in St. Rose required the use of heavy equipment donated by Shelley Tastet. Knock'em Down
July 09, 2008 at 9:56 am
They’ve knocked down old houses, destroyed rusted out trailers, picked up trash and cleared high weeds simply because they want their community to be beautiful again like it was years before.

Middle school needs your help
July 06, 2008 at 12:54 pm
PARADIS - J.B. Martin Middle School in Paradis is asking families to save the pull tabs of canned drinks.

The tabs will be redeemed to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The tabs can be delivered to the school, beginning in August.

Call 985-758-7579 with questions.

Microchipping for pets discounted
July 06, 2008 at 12:53 pm
LULING - St. Charles Parish Animal Control is offering $15 microchipping for dogs and cats through hurricane season, which ends on Nov. 30

Microchipping is available at the shelter, located under the Luling Bridge on the West Bank, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Parish hosts 4th of July celebration
July 03, 2008 at 12:51 pm
LULING - A fireworks extravaganza will once again cap off St. Charles Parish’s Independence Day Celebration, from 6 to 9 p.m. July 3 at the West Bank Bridge Park, 13825 River Road.

Those include a patriotic musical performance by the St. Charles Parish Community Band under the direction of David Rosenthal. There will also be a red, white and blue clown with balloon animals for the kids as well as an F-15 flyover.

Opening ceremonies, including the national anthem and a 21-gun salute, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Attendees will help countdown to the flyover shortly thereafter. A DJ will entertain the crowd throughout the night.

Local nonprofit groups will sell food and drinks, including jambalaya, hamburgers, hot dogs, snowballs and baked goods.

Council on Aging flag celebrations
July 03, 2008 at 11:32 am
The St. Charles Council on Aging will hold Fourth of July celebrations at all activity centers.

•Hahnville - July 1 from noon to 2 p.m. at 626 Pine St. Call 985-783-3008.

•New Sarpy - July 2 from noon to 2 p.m. at 150 Trosclair Dr. Call 985-764-2412.

•Norco - July 2 from noon to 2 p.m. at 149 Apple St. Call 985-764-7025.

•Luling - July 3 from noon to 2 p.m. at 145 Angus Dr. Call 985-785-1981.

Supt. Bob Rice served us well
July 02, 2008 at 1:27 pm
It shocked some residents of St. Charles Parish when the school board hired an out-of-parisher - - and out-of-stater - - to be superintendent of schools here back in the 1970s.

Come celebrate at the Bridge Park tonight
July 02, 2008 at 1:26 pm
By Renee Allemand
Come out and celebrate. It's July 3. If you're reading this column, I'm most likely out at the West Bank Bridge Park helping to set up for our annual Independence Day Celebration.

There’s important business ahead for Jindal
July 02, 2008 at 1:24 pm
Now that Gov. Bobby Jindal has gotten that legislative pay raise off his back by vetoing the measure, he needs to get back to the most important business facing the state. And that is preservation and restoration of the coast.

The parish’s nine Head Start buses should all be air-conditioned by January. The photo above shows what the retrofitted buses could look like inside. School Board decides buses too ‘cool’ for school
July 02, 2008 at 1:17 pm
Young children heading to school next year will find their ride a little more enjoyable after the St. Charles Parish School Board's Transportation Committee went ahead with plans to air-condition nine Head Start buses.

All the members of the Fields family have chipped in to open up Four Re’s Delight, which went into business on July 2. They are (back row, L-R) Terry, Robin, Reanda, Rechelle, Rea, Megan (front row, L-R) Tyisha, Chey, Courtney and Durrell. Family opens snowball stand, youth center
July 02, 2008 at 1:15 pm
The doors of the parish’s newest concession stand, Four Re’s Delight, opened on July 2, offering residents a wide variety of tasty snowball flavors to help beat the summer heat.

St. Charles Parish remembering Katrina
St. Charles Parish remembering Katrina
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I got a phone call from a friend who worked at a contractor that was doing clean up at the Murphy oil spill in St. Bernard Parish after Katrina.

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