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Citizens urged to recycle
April 30, 2008 at 12:01 pm
Though curbside recycling disappeared in the parish after Hurricane Katrina, residents still have the chance to turn in recyclable materials during bi-monthly drop-off events scheduled throughout the year.

Herald-Guide wins 12 LPA awards
April 30, 2008 at 12:00 pm
The St. Charles Herald-Guide walked away with 12 awards from the Louisiana Press Association at the organization's annual awards banquet in Lafayette on April 26.

UWSC names new director
April 30, 2008 at 11:59 am
The United Way of St. Charles has named John Dias as the new executive director. After the board voted unanimously to accept the Human Resource Committee's recommendation, Dias assumed the responsibilities of his new position immediately on Thursday, April 10.

High schools strive for more academic growth
April 30, 2008 at 11:58 am
Destrehan and Hahnville both had minimal academic growth in the 2006-07 school year, but both school’s principals hope to exceed that mark next year by turning more focus to their freshman classes and increasing communication.

Report cards obsolete? Report cards obsolete?
April 30, 2008 at 9:21 am
As soon as next year, parents may be able to view their children's grades from the comfort of their own living room without having to wait for quarterly reports.

Finally Home Finally Home
April 30, 2008 at 9:20 am
Last year, two St. Charles Parish Marines bid farewell to their loved ones and boarded a plane for Camp LeJeune, N.C. before getting sent overseas for a tour of duty in Iraq.

Finance director headed to Jefferson Finance director headed to Jefferson
April 30, 2008 at 9:20 am
St. Charles Parish finance director Lorrie Toups has been hired to fill the accounting director's position in Jefferson Parish. She plans to resign from her current position with the parish once the appointment is made official at the next Jefferson Parish council meeting on May 6.

Video bingo out of parish Video bingo out of parish
April 30, 2008 at 9:20 am
Luling’s Video Bingo Palace closed its doors last Tuesday night, and no other video bingo business will be allowed to open in the parish again without permission from the St. Charles Parish Council.

Spaghetti dinner on tap at Paradis church
April 27, 2008 at 10:57 am
PARADIS - The St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will sponsor a spaghetti dinner April 27 at noon in the parish hall.

Preparation day will be held April 26. Volunteers are needed. To help, call Rica Soudelier at 985-758-2510.

Local schools need your UPC labels
April 27, 2008 at 10:55 am
BOUTTE - Boutte Christian Academy and Allemands Elementary schools are collecting General Mills Box Tops for Education and Community Coffee UPC labels.

Boutte Christian Academy is also collecting empty printer cartridges, old cellular phones and fax machines.
To donate to Allemands Elementary, drop off tables will be at the school located on WPA road in Des Allemands or at Frank’s Supermarket.

‘Afternoon of Roses’ planned for April 27
April 27, 2008 at 10:55 am
BATON ROUGE - The LSU AgCenter invites you to an “Afternoon of Roses” at its Burden Center in Baton Rouge on April 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free to the public.
Activities include a presentation from horticulture professor Dr. Allen Owings, guided tours of the rose garden and light refreshments.

For more information, call 225-578-2263.

Blood drive held for Terry Vitrano
April 26, 2008 at 10:56 am
BOUTTE - A blood drive to collect replacement blood for Terry Vitrano, who is awaiting a liver transplant surgery will be held on Saturday, April 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wal-mart Super Center located at 13001 Highway 90 in Boutte.

The Ochsner bloodmobile will be on hand and all donors will receive a blood bank T-shirt, blood type identification, a mini physical and a cholesterol test.

All donors must have a picture ID.

Recreation camp registration April 26
April 26, 2008 at 10:56 am
DESTREHAN - The St. Charles Recreation Department will begin registration this week for its young recreation summer camp. For information, call the department at 985-783-5090.

Registration for the summer track program will be held April 26 at 10 a.m. at Destrehan High School.

Norco drama club presents play
April 26, 2008 at 10:54 am
NORCO - The drama club at Sacred Heart School in Norco will present three performances of Once Upon A Mattress to be held April 24 through 26 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Tickets are now on sale in the school office or may be purchased at the door.

Adult tickets are $6 and student tickets are $3.
For more information, call Tina Tardo or Sue Brennan at 985-764-3358.

Des Allemands church holds dance
April 26, 2008 at 10:54 am
DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will host their monthly dance on Saturday, April 26 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

Music by Seabrook. Tickets are $15 per couple.
For more information, call 985-758-7542.

Recreation department taking applications for summer camps
April 24, 2008 at 12:50 pm
Two new camp sites and lower registration fees are making it easier for St. Charles Parish youths to take advantage of summer camps sponsored by the Department of Parks and Recreation.




8th annual Avra Johnson Ramsay Memorial Golf Classic
April 24, 2008 at 11:10 am
The 8th Annual Avra Johnson Ramsay Memorial Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at Willowdale Country Club in Luling.

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April 24, 2008 at 11:08 am
Te LA Knights won their first baseball tournament this year, the 9-year-old April Warm-Up USSSA Tournament, which was held in Metairie last weekend.

Wildcats forge new identity
Wildcats forge new identity
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After finishing last season 14-1 and losing a host of key players to graduation, the Destrehan Wildcats regrouped this spring to find a new identity.