Louisiana State Troopers have just begun using Tasers within the last year, and the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office might allow patrol division deputies to be equipped with the device. Sheriff’s Office considers Tasers
July 23, 2008 at 3:07 pm
More than 5,000 police agencies all across the country purchased Taser stun guns for their officers last year. The Louisiana State Police was one of those agencies, and now the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has followed suit with the limited use of the stun guns by some of its deputies.

Chamber offers annual seminar
July 23, 2008 at 2:18 pm
NORCO - The River Region Chamber of Commerce will hold their 3rd Annual Women’s Seminar on Wednesday, July 23 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at LaMaison Magnolia Reception Hall located at 950 First St. in Norco.

The seminar will feature information regarding safety, self-defense techniques and briefings on the following healing modalities: Reiki, AURO-SOMA, Flower Essence Therapy and Holographic Memory Resolution.

Lunch will be provided along with a goodie bag to take home.
Prices: $25 for chamber members and $40 for non-chamber members.

RSVP is required. Call 985-359-9777 or visit

21st Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run Results 21st Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run Results
July 23, 2008 at 2:17 pm
The 21st Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run saw a record turn out of just under 1500 participants and a new course record for the womens' division on July 20 at the Bonnet Carre Spillway in Norco.

FULL FORCE. Luling’s Jessica Henry has been training with the Big Easy Rollergirls since February. Big Easy Rollergirl
July 23, 2008 at 2:12 pm
Adorned with bright-red tank tops, knee pads and their signature whiffleball bats, the Big Easy Rollergirls lined the streets of the French Quarter for the second annual New Orleans Running of the Bulls on July 12.

LITTLE LAKE. Mike Brassete with Little Lake redfish. Herald-Guide Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald
July 23, 2008 at 2:10 pm
It seems as though it would be hard to start thinking about hunting season in the middle of the July, but if you want to be successful when the time arrives, then you need to start preparing.

Ryleigh Lorice Daous Birth Announcements
July 23, 2008 at 1:54 pm
Ryleigh Lorice Daous was born on June 23, 2008 to proud parents Bobbie Miller and Scott Daous. She weighed in at 7 pounds 4 ounces. She measured at 20 inches.

VIPs - Very Important Parishoners VIPs - Very Important Parishoners
July 23, 2008 at 1:51 pm
Marilyn Richoux, pictured above, presents the Lester Burgett Memorial Scholarship Award to Kayla Watson on behalf of the Republican Women of St. Charles at the Destrehan High School Senior Awards Ceremony on May 1.

Summer Book Reviews Summer Book Reviews
July 23, 2008 at 1:48 pm
In the novel Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot, Katie Ellison seems to be living the perfect life. However, underneath it all are little secrets. When a childhood friend returns with information that could crumble Katie’s perfect world, she might be forced to begin being truthful.

Camera Shootout 2008 July 17 Weekly Winner Camera Shootout 2008 July 17 Weekly Winner
July 23, 2008 at 1:45 pm
“Reflections” by Thelezia Folse got the most votes last week and is the July 17 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest. Congratulations to Thelezia.

Cade - Anderson Wedding Cade - Anderson Wedding
July 23, 2008 at 1:39 pm
On June 21, 2008, Miss Bobbi Len Cade, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lynn Cade of Destrehan was married to Mr. Harold Vincent Anderson Jr., son of Mrs. Marilyn White Anderson and the late Mr. Harold Vincent Anderson Sr.

Clesi - Haydel Wedding Clesi - Haydel Wedding
July 23, 2008 at 1:38 pm
Catherine Anne Clesi and Donald Joseph Haydel III were married on April 12, 2008 at St. Joseph Plantation in Vacherie.

The Cook’s Corner The Cook’s Corner
July 23, 2008 at 1:35 pm
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.

Merrill Zeringue chosen as art guild’s artist of the year Merrill Zeringue chosen as art guild’s artist of the year
July 23, 2008 at 1:29 pm
The St. Charles Art Guild has chosen Destrehan’s Merrill Zeringue as the organization’s Artist of the Year.

Four local dancers sweep Oklahoma competition Four local dancers sweep Oklahoma competition
July 23, 2008 at 1:29 pm
Four dancers from Dance Unlimited of the River Parishes won awards June 15 through 16 at the Odyssey National Dance Competition in Midwest City, Okla.

SPECIAL GUEST. Ruby Bridges is pictured with the Raymond family. All For One
July 23, 2008 at 1:24 pm
In a time that was smothered by segregation and indifference, a young boy by the name of Don Raymond was born, and although his time on Earth was shorter than most, his impact on St. Charles Parish and the legacy he left behind will live on forever.

Sheriff's Reports
July 23, 2008 at 1:23 pm
•Eric Spiller, 28, of 964 Beachgrove Blvd. in Westwego was arrested on July 14 and charged with issuing worthless checks.

Councilman wants town hall meeting to end the violence
July 23, 2008 at 1:17 pm
Ask anyone who lives on Meadows Drive in Destrehan what they're concerned about right now and it definitely won't be the gas prices.

A new day for workforce development
July 23, 2008 at 1:16 pm
The Louisiana Department of Labor (LDOL) no longer exists. It has been replaced by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC).


Crafty Destrehan couple work together on art
Crafty Destrehan couple work together on art
Under the great oaks of Destrehan Plantation, Mary Alice Smith and her husband,...
Luling writer publishes child’s book set in the area
Luling writer publishes child’s book set in the area
Alberta Helmes Dunn wanted to write something unique so she combined two classical...

4 die from heroin OD in St. Charles Parish
4 die from heroin OD in St. Charles Parish
St. Charles Parish’s heroin overdoses could reach four with confirmation of the recent “double death” with two known users this year.