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TV segments to highlight local issues, keep public in the loop
February 27, 2008 at 9:39 am
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre may not have wanted the parish's committee meetings on TV, but he is hoping that the medium will help him accomplish a goal he made upon taking office.

Contract probe deepens
February 27, 2008 at 9:39 am
The parish has hired an engineering firm to examine all of their contracts to help determine if the firms that received them were the most qualified.

Memorial blood drive set at Luling church
February 23, 2008 at 12:43 pm
LULING - The Bible Center Church at 422 Barton Ave. will host a Memorial Blood Drive on Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of the late Kyle Price Bergeron who passed away from Leukemia Dec. 30, 2006 at the age of 18.

If you have been deferred from donating blood in the past you may be eligible to donate at this time since the deferred criteria has changed considerably.

If you should have any questions concerning eligibility contact the Blood Center at 504-887-3833.

You must be at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 lbs. and have a proper ID.

E-mail Vicki at sweet serenity1998@yahoo.com or call 985-785-0346 after 5 p.m. to sign up.

Learn the history of Creole homes at Destrehan library
February 23, 2008 at 12:07 pm
DESTREHAN - John H. Lawrence, Director of Museum Programs for the Historic New Orleans Collection, will give a visual presentation based on the book Creole Houses: Traditional Homes of Old Louisiana at the St. Charles Parish East Regional Library on February 23 at 2:00 p.m. The library is located at 100 River Oaks Dr. in Destrehan.

Creole Houses was selected as one of the top nonfiction works of 2007 by Times-Picayune book editor Susan Larson. In the book, Lawrence provides written commentary for the photographs taken by Steve Gross and Sue Daley.

Creole houses are found throughout Louisiana and are a blend of French and Spanish colonial styles with West Indian, African, and Native American influences.

Appreciation of Creole culture will be heightened as Lawrence presents in-depth information about the architectural design and interior decoration of the houses as well as the society that produced them.

The program will last approximately 45 minutes and includes a brief overview of the book's contents along with more detailed looks at a few of the buildings featured in the book.

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation. Books will not be available for purchase at the event, but Lawrence will be available to sign any books that were purchased in advance.

Please call the library staff at 985-764-2366 for further information.

Steel Magnolias on stage in St. John
February 23, 2008 at 12:06 pm
RESERVE - Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling will open St. John Theatre’s 2008 season.

The play is set for one weekend only, beginning Feb. 21 through Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb, 24 at 2:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $10 and available at Allied Express in LaPlace and at the theatre box office before each performance.

A reduced price of $8 is available to groups of 10 or more.
St. John Theatre is located at 115 W. 4th St. in Reserve.
For more information, visit www.stjohntheatre.com or call Beverly Beard at 985-764-7688.


Memorial blood drive set at Luling church
February 23, 2008 at 12:05 pm
LULING - The Bible Center Church at 422 Barton Ave. will host a Memorial Blood Drive on Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in honor of the late Kyle Price Bergeron who passed away from Leukemia Dec. 30, 2006. at the age of 18.

If you have been deferred from donating blood in the past you may be eligible to donate at this time since the deferrel criteria has changed considerably.

If you should have any questions concerning eligibility contact the Blood Center at 504-887-3833.

You must be at least 17 years of age and weigh at least 110 lbs. and have a proper ID.

This is your chance to make a difference. By donating in Kyle's honor you are helping other children and adults who may be battling blood cancer.

Kyle used over 280 blood products during his illness and he would not have had a fighting chance it it were not for people like you.

E-mail Vicki at sweet serenity1998@yahoo.com or call 985-785-0346 after 5 p.m. to sign up.


Local market hosts Gumbo cookoff
February 23, 2008 at 10:15 am
DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmers' Market will host its 2nd Annual Gumbo Cook-off on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan.

Free prescription program bus comes to Boutte
February 22, 2008 at 2:02 pm
BOUTTE- The “Help is Here Express” bus tour will arrive in Boutte on Friday, Feb. 22 outside the offices of the St. Charles Herald-Guide to help uninsured and financially-struggling residents with programs that provide prescription medicines for free or nearly free.

The bus will be parked at 14236 Highway 90 in Boutte from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call Cheron Brylski at 504-897-6110 or send an email to cbrylski@aol.com

Hahnville High School hosts Don Raymond Invitational March 7
February 20, 2008 at 1:12 pm
The HHS boys’ and girls’ track teams will host the Don Raymond Invitational on Friday, March 7 in the Hahnville High School Stadium.

Hi-Stepper meeting scheduled for March 6 at HHS cafeteria in Boutte
February 20, 2008 at 1:10 pm
There will be an informational meeting about Hi-Stepper tryouts for the 2008-2009 school year on Thursday, March 6 at 6 p.m. in the Hahnville High School cafeteria.

GOOD JOB. The Lady Tigers beat Lafayette in the bi-district playoff game 53-40. Hahnville’s Lady Tigers breeze past Lafayette Lions in bi-district playoff
February 20, 2008 at 12:58 pm
On Thursday, Feb. 14, The Hahnville High School girls basketball team defeated the Lafayette Lions 53-40 in a bi-district playoff game in Boutte.

ALMOST. Destrehan short stop Sam Carriere applies the tag to a Parkview Baptist runner. Though the tag appears to be made in time, the runner was called safe. Batter Up!
February 20, 2008 at 12:56 pm
Tigers win first game of year, Destrehan Wildcats fall 4-1

The Hahnville Tigers exploded past Vaderbilt 12-2 in the St. Charles Jamboree on Saturday, using some clutch hitting from Colby Broussard and B.J. Young and a shut down pitching performance from Adam Risinger.

DHS soccer players named district
February 20, 2008 at 12:55 pm
The following Destrehan High School boys soccer players were named to All-District teams. They are:

Let’s give our new governor a chance
February 20, 2008 at 12:48 pm
Gov. Bobby Jindal has taken it upon himself to address the issue of ethics first and try to make Louisiana a state in which government does what it is supposed to do and the people who work in it do not take advantage of their positions to the detriment of the public.

Electoral system needs to be changed in U. S.
February 20, 2008 at 12:47 pm
It’s high time the U. S. changes its way of electing our President and Vice President. This election season is enough to tell us why.

Sheriff’s Office sends one of their own to top FBI post
February 20, 2008 at 12:45 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has had one of their members named as president of the Louisiana Chapter FBI National Academy Associates.

Annalyse Zoe' Gendusa Birth Announcements
February 20, 2008 at 12:42 pm
Annalyse Zoe’ Gendusa, was born to proud parents to Troy and Brandy Gendusa of St. Rose at East Jefferson Hospital on Dec. 9, 2007 at 3:11 p.m.

Early voting begins Saturday
February 20, 2008 at 12:40 pm
Early voting begins on Feb. 23 for the 1st Congressional Party Primary and will be the first chance voters get to fill Gov. Bobby Jindal's vacated seat.

Dentist Spotlight - Sweet Tooth Dental
Dentist Spotlight - Sweet Tooth Dental
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Sweet Tooth Dental’s practice philosophy goes beyond typical dental care by educating patients on oral health and prevention of disease. The goal of their practice is to help their patients keep their natural teeth for life.

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