Parish ACT scores drop
August 27, 2008 at 8:58 am
Louisiana's class of 2008 is more college ready than any of the state's previous graduating classes, but while the state as a whole may have excelled in the ACT, St. Charles Parish took a step backwards.

Parish residents need to keep a close eye on Hurricane Gustav, which could be near New Orleans by Labor Day. Residents need to plan an evacuation route just in case. Get ready for Gustav
August 27, 2008 at 8:58 am
Although it's too early to tell where Hurricane Gustav will make landfall, Tab Troxler, director of the parish’s Emergency Operations Center, says he's a little nervous about this one. In fact, he has already activated his family’s emergency plan in case they have to evacuate.

While visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, WWII veterans watch the changing of the guard before laying a wreath. Parish WWII veterans being recruited for special trip
August 27, 2008 at 8:55 am
St. Charles Parish’s World War II veterans are being recruited to take a trip they'll never forget. Louisiana Honor Air wants to fly veterans to Washington, D.C. to view the World War II Monument and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Gardening seminar offered Aug. 26
August 26, 2008 at 11:09 am
ST. ROSE - A fall gardening program, led by St. Charles Parish County Agent Rene’ Schmidt, will be held Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. at the St. Rose library.

Ladies Bible study at Luling church
August 25, 2008 at 11:08 am
LULING - The Bible Center Church will host a 12-week Ladies Bible Study Aug. 25 through Nov. 19. at the church located at 422 Barton Ave. in Luling.

This semester’s topic will focus on the book of Daniel.
Workbook cost is $16.30. The class meets Monday nights from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

For additional information, contact Margie Pierce at 985-764-9336, Glenna Smith at 504-431-7138 or Nadine Montet at 985-785-8873.

Teen dance in Paradis Aug. 22
August 22, 2008 at 12:33 pm
PARADIS - The Paradis Volunteer Fire Department will host a teen dance on Aug. 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 807 Barber Rd. in Paradis.

The dance is open to ages 12 to 17 and admission is $5. Concessions are available.

Hunter McDonald with a 45-inch black drum at Seabrook Bridge. 5 secrets to catching fish at Seabrook
August 21, 2008 at 2:31 pm
Imagine a location 35 miles from Boutte where you are able to catch big redfish that stretch 24 to 27 inches long, nearly two-feet trout, black drum weighing in at 30 to 40 pounds and limits of puppy drum.

Destrehan begins defense of state title Destrehan begins defense of state title
August 21, 2008 at 2:26 pm
Destrehan cruised to the Class 5A state championship last year, finishing the season with a perfect 15-0 record that included the demolition of every single opponent they faced in last year's playoffs.

Tigers are young, but have plenty of talent Tigers are young, but have plenty of talent
August 21, 2008 at 2:23 pm
Even though Hahnville head man Lou Valdin only returns four overall starters from last year's team, he's not worried. In fact, Valdin feels that while his squad will be young, there is enough talent on both sides of the ball for his team to be competitive.

You've got to read this!
August 21, 2008 at 2:15 pm
11 new books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries

Camera Shootout 2008 August 14 Winner Camera Shootout 2008 August 14 Winner
August 21, 2008 at 2:14 pm
“Speedy Gonzales” by Abby Chabert got the most votes last week and is the Aug. 14 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest. Congratulations to Abby.

Birth Announcements Birth Announcements
August 21, 2008 at 2:12 pm
Blakely Elizabeth Thompson was born on June 16, 2008 at 7:17 p.m. at Oschner Hospital in Kenner, to the proud parents of Holly and Jacob Thompson of Destrehan.

Benedic - Worth Wedding Benedic - Worth Wedding
August 21, 2008 at 2:10 pm
Mr. And Mrs. Oren Benedic of St. Rose announce the marriage of their daughter, Stephanie Lynn, to Mr. Chad Michael Worth, son of Mr. And Mrs. Donald Worth of Destrehan.

Keller - Walters Engagement Keller - Walters Engagement
August 21, 2008 at 2:08 pm
Mrs. Patsye V. Lunk announces the upcoming marriage of her daughter Miss Laurie Marky Keller to Mr. Michael E. Walters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred E. Walters of River Ridge.

Naquin - Mule’ Wedding Naquin - Mule’ Wedding
August 21, 2008 at 2:02 pm
On July 19, 2008, Miss Katie Lynn Naquin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Naquin of Destrehan, married Mr. Frank Mule’ III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mule’ II of Metairie.

A GREEN thumbs up A GREEN thumbs up
August 21, 2008 at 2:01 pm
When Fayla Breaux of Luling pulled a newly sprouted fern bud from the ground over 20 years ago, little did she know that the tiny greenery would survive three transplants, Hurricane Katrina and grow to be nearly 5 feet tall.

St. Charles Art Guild celebrates 40 years
August 21, 2008 at 1:59 pm
The St. Charles Art Guild is amongst the oldest and still functioning art guilds in the metropolitan New Orleans area. It was established in 1968 by Mariann Burns, Laura Wilk and Claire Van Wirt. Charter members were Travis Pitchford and nationally known Mississippi mud clay artist Lorraine Gendron.

The Cook's Corner The Cook's Corner
August 21, 2008 at 1:59 pm
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.

Wildcats advance to quarterfinals with ease, beat Barbe 52-27
Wildcats advance to quarterfinals with ease, beat Barbe 52-27
Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux said his Wildcats’ performance against Barbe Friday night might have been his team’s very best of the season. High praise when speaking of an undefeated team, to be sure; few witnesses, however, would likely argue.