Editorial




NEW STAMPS. The United States Postal Service has released a list of the stamps to be released in 2008. Pictured are stamps depicting Bette Davis, Frank Sinatra and the “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” stamp. Others include American journalists, American sci Postal service previews 2008 stamps
January 16, 2008 at 11:30 am
WASHINGTON, DC — What do Bette Davis, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” and Latin jazz have in common? They’re some of the subjects recognized in the Postal Service’s 2008 stamp program.

The Writer’s Nook
January 16, 2008 at 11:25 am
Editor’s Note: The Writer’s Nook is an occasional series that features the literary writings of parish high school students. This week’s feature contains a poem titled “Pockets” written by Zachary Wilson. Zachary is a sophomore at Destrehan High School.

MONTHLY WINNERS. The St. Charles Art Guild recently selected its artists of the month for January. They are: First Place - Melody Hotard for her pencil drawing “Little Pearl,” second place - Ann Clement for her acrylic painting “Tuscany Wine,” and third p St. Charles Art Guild News
January 16, 2008 at 11:23 am
The St. Charles Art Guild holds monthly meetings the first Tuesday of each month.

The Cook’s Corner The Cook’s Corner
January 16, 2008 at 11:20 am
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.

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

St. Rose family has lit the way for Santa Claus for last 24 years
St. Rose family has lit the way for Santa Claus for last 24 years
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Glen Nelson was 16 years old when he first got the idea to build a bonfire for the holidays. At that time, it was supposed to be a small bonfire in the backyard for Halloween.