Lifestyles




AUTUMN WREATHS. Jenny Zoglio, Richelle Jones and Julie Hebert pose with their handmade autumn wreaths. Photo by Ann Taylor. Autumn has arrived at wreath-making party
October 04, 2007 at 7:51 am
CRAFTY GALS. All you need is a glue gun, craft supplies and a few good friends to bring autumn to life in your home - just ask Jenny Zoglio, Richelle Jones and Julie Hebert of Luling who spent an afternoon designing and making their own ornamental wreaths.

Paradis Elementary fourth grade class, 1950. What memories are made of ...
October 04, 2007 at 7:48 am
In 1950, Paradis Elementary’s fourth grade class gathered outside the building to take the photo you see pictured to the right.

The 2007 Alligator Festival had an all-time high attendance record. Weekend of Lights
October 04, 2007 at 7:46 am
The St. Charles Parish Rotary Club rolled out the red carpet last weekend at the Westbank Bridge Park in Luling for the “King of the Swamp” at the 28th Annual Alligator Festival - and patron of the event said that this year was better than ever.

Heather R. Breaux BLOG
October 04, 2007 at 7:39 am
What do you call a standard 4-gallon black trash can filled to the brim with - well ... uh ... overflowing with balled-up and sneezed-on tissues, already microwaved Campbell’s Soup-At-Hand containers and three empty boxes of Puffs Ultra facial tissue?

Sheriff's Reports
October 04, 2007 at 7:37 am
Suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

40 parish residents make way to Jena rally to offer support 40 parish residents make way to Jena rally to offer support
October 04, 2007 at 7:34 am
A bus filled with 40 African-American residents from St. Charles Parish headed to Jena on Sept. 20, to join crowds of thousands of protesters from all across the country, and chant in raised voices, "Free the Jena 6."

Real Estate Transactions
October 04, 2007 at 7:32 am
The following Real Estate Transactions were taken from the public records at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse. Below you will find purchased homes and vacant land in the St. Charles Parish area. The following transactions primarily took place primarily during the month of September.

Obituaries
October 04, 2007 at 7:29 am
Send your obituary announcements to heatherb@heraldguide.com.

River Parishes Community College awarded $17 Million for development
October 04, 2007 at 7:27 am
Sorrento, LA. River Parishes Community College received $17 Million as a result of the unanimous vote of Senate Bill 337 (Act 391) that was signed by Governor Blanco in July 2007.

Councilman has signs burned, stolen from yard
October 04, 2007 at 7:26 am
As election races build-up momentum and anticipation in St. Charles Parish, one public official, Councilman 'Ram' Ramchandran is feeling the heat, literally - someone set his state representative campaign signs, posted in the front yard of his home in Destrahan, on fire.

State regulators discuss national insurance issues
October 04, 2007 at 7:25 am
Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon, along with state regulators from Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina, Arkansas, and the Virgin Islands participated in a forum last week to discuss the insurance issues affecting hurricane-prone states.

Group wants BET to clean up its offensive programming
October 04, 2007 at 7:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) _ A church leader has begun a series of weekend protests, demanding that media outlets and corporations stop portraying blacks in demeaning and offensive ways, with a demonstration at the home of Black Entertainment Television's chief executive.

Shh!  Quiet in the hallways.....Allemand’s students are excited about the day’s learning and planned fun activities ahead. Allemands Elementary able to improve scores because of parent, teacher support
October 04, 2007 at 7:20 am
Allemands Elementary, nestled in a quiet corner of St. Charles Parish in Des Allemands, received an exemplary rating from the Louisiana Department of Education for the 2006 to 2007 school year.

Domestic violence cases spike since Hurricane Katrina
October 04, 2007 at 7:19 am
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office reports an increase in domestic violence cases since Hurricane Katrina and Lt. Pam Schmitt wants residents to know what to do if they are victims of these crimes.

Local doctors note increase in child obesity
October 04, 2007 at 7:14 am
Overweight children are at risk for serious health conditions like type two diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol - all once considered exclusively adult diseases.

Charles M. Baloney Purse-snatcher charged with armed burglary
October 04, 2007 at 7:13 am
A Luling man recently arrested and held with a $430,000 bond has a lengthy criminal history, according to police reports.

Hahnville High School graduate Riece Walton’s work will be featured at the Perrin Benham Gallery beginning with an artist’s reception at 6 p.m. on Oct. 5. and running through the month. Walton, who now lives in Pensacola, Fla., paints vivid New Orleans sc HHS graduate returns for art show opening
October 04, 2007 at 7:10 am
St. Charles Parish native Riece Walton will make his return to the area on Oct. 5, when his art exhibit "Do You Know What It Means?" is featured at the Perrin Benham Gallery on Magazine St.

Gumbo fans get ready
October 04, 2007 at 7:09 am
A record-breaking 76 teams will fight for the right to bring home the paddle in the United Way's sixth annual "Battle for the Paddle" cook-off, which will be held Oct. 4 at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.

New HHS coach surrounds himself with familiar faces
New HHS coach surrounds himself with familiar faces
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Ever since new Hahnville football coach Nick Saltaformaggio took over the program he has focused on one thing – changing the culture of his team, a practice he calls “restoring the H.”