Lifestyles




MONTHLY WINNERS. The St. Charles Art Guild recently selected its artists of the month for March. They are: Merrill Zeringue - 1st place, Melodie Hotard - 2nd place, Marie Goodfellow - 3rd place.
St. Charles Art Guild News
March 15, 2008 at 3:25 pm
The St. Charles Art Guild holds monthly meetings the first Tuesday of each month.

Birth Announcements Birth Announcements
March 15, 2008 at 3:22 pm
Brody Joseph Williams (at right) was born to proud parents Erica and Mark Williams Jr. of Paradis at East Jefferson General Hospital on October 31, 2007 at 1:25pm.

Camera Shootout 2008 Camera Shootout 2008
March 15, 2008 at 3:19 pm
“Cat-fishing” by Rosalie Gassen got the most votes last week and is the March 6 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.

Crawfish are good for you, but hold the SALT
March 15, 2008 at 3:16 pm
Whether you like them fried, boiled or in a stew, crawfish are a Louisiana favorite. And for the next few months, crawfish can be found on dinner tables and in backyard boils across the state.

The Cook's Corner The Cook's Corner
March 15, 2008 at 3:15 pm
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.

TREE PLANTING. Families for Home Education 4-H members help spruce up the West Regional Library on Lakewood Drive. Pictured are Emma Theall, Laura Theall, Sara Theall, Mary Johns, Kasey McGill and Keaton Northington. Library sprouts plants thanks to 4-H
March 15, 2008 at 3:13 pm
Members of the Families for Home Education 4-H get together for a tree planting project at the West Regional Library in Luling.

LOCAL WRITER. Lt. Deborah Johnston has published her
second novel in a possible series of four, Tied Up In Blue. Johnston’s first novel Lambda Blue was published in 2005. 'Tied Up in Blue'
March 15, 2008 at 3:05 pm
Fighting crime in St. Charles Parish is a career for Lt. Deborah Johnston, but writing novels is her creative outlet, something she does in her spare time, after a long day of protecting residents.

Farmer’s market plans to ‘pawty’
March 15, 2008 at 2:02 pm
DESTREHAN - Make plans "to pawty" with the German Coast Farmer’s Market on Saturday, March 15 at 10 a.m. at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan.

Costume your pets in holiday garb, and show them off as everyone parades through the market area. Carriages or wagons are allowed.

Prizes will be awarded for the best presentation of pet. Entrance fee is $5.

Register at the Welcome Booth during the Wednesday or Saturday markets held before the celebration, or sign up that morning at 9 a.m. at the Pawrade Registration Table.
Face Painting will be available for the kids along with a display table presented by St. Charles Library. Call 985-764-9762 for more information or visit the website at www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org

Catholic church hosts St. Joseph Altar
March 15, 2008 at 2:02 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will be hosting a St. Josephs Altar on Saturday, March 15 following the 10 a.m. mass. Blessing and viewing of the altar will be immediately following the mass until 4 p.m. Food will be served. Everyone is invited to attend.

Special-needs kids free summer camp available
March 15, 2008 at 1:15 pm
HAHNVILLE -Applications for a summer vacation full of fun for special needs youth in the St. Charles Parish area are now being accepted by members of the Hahnville Lions Club.
The Louisiana Lions Camp is located north of Leesville and will open Sunday, June 1.

There will be a one week session for youth with pulmonary disorders, two one-week sessions for the mild mentally challenged ages 8 to 19, two one-week sessions for visual, hearing and orthopedically impaired youth ages 7 to 19.
There is no cost to the parents for the camper’s stay. All request for the camp are handled locally by Lions.

For more information, call Charles Wilson at 985-783-1589 or 985-783-2045. You may also visit www.lionscamp.org.

Have fun, help cancer society with BINGO
March 15, 2008 at 11:07 am
NORCO - A benefit bingo will be held at the American Legion Hall located at 426 Clayton Dr. in Norco on March 15. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with bingo at 7 p.m.
There will be cash and door prizes. Food, drinks and refreshments will be sold.

For more information, call Bonnie at 985-758-7012 or 504-390-7013.

Cable barrier would cost $1 million Cable barrier would cost $1 million
March 12, 2008 at 4:38 pm
A million dollars is the estimated cost of putting a cable barrier system in place along the dangerous stretch of Airline Highway (U.S. Hwy. 61).

Students work TV program Students work TV program
March 12, 2008 at 4:28 pm
Students at ITT Technical Institute in St. Rose were invited to help a Westwego family get a brand-new start by serving as volunteers for the popular national television series Extreme Home Makeover.

4-H documentary airs on Louisiana channel
March 12, 2008 at 1:19 pm
BATON ROUGE - A half-hour TV documentary, “Louisiana’s Lucky Clover: A Century of 4-H” will be broadcast for the first time on Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) and its affiliate stations on March 12 at 7:40 p.m.

Produced by the LSU AgCenter, the documentary tracks the formation and development of this youth organization from the first “corn club” in Avoyelles Parish in 1908 to today’s vast network of clubs and projects across that state that involved about 225,000 young people in 2007.

Learn healthy eating with Laurie Acosta
March 12, 2008 at 1:18 pm
LULING - March is National Nutrition Month and Laurie Acosta, a dietician at St. Charles Parish Hospital will hold a public meeting on March 12 at 6 p.m. in classroom A of the hospital.

Refreshments are provided along with a nutrition game and prizes.

For more information, call 985-785-3608.

Reagan
March 12, 2008 at 11:12 am
Ronald “Ronnie” J. Reagan passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 5:50 a.m. in Houma.

Champagne
March 12, 2008 at 11:12 am
Audrey Oertling Kirn Champagne passed away on March 1, 2008 She was born in New Orleans, January 1, 1918.

Sheriff's Reports
March 12, 2008 at 11:10 am
Arrests
•Delayshia M. Carter, 19, of 234 Chad B. Baker St. In Reserve was arrested on March 3 and charged with possession of stolen auto over $500 and running a red light.

St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office releases name of suspect in deputy shooting
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office releases name of suspect in deputy shooting
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The man arrested in connection with the shooting of Corp. Burt Hazeltine has been identified as 56-year-old John Paul Devillier, of Gulfport, Miss.