FRIENDS. Yvonne Dufrene, shown at left, became friends with Herman Feist, right, after she surprised him and many of his
neighbors in Boutte Estates with pet supplies last Christmas. Giving back
April 30, 2008 at 4:08 pm
When Yvonne Dufrene of Luling spearheaded a personal gift-giving crusade to help animals throughout the parish last Christmas, she had no idea the monumental impact her kind gestures would have on the lives she touched - including her very own.

Louisiana Heat travel team takes all in LaPlace championship game Louisiana Heat travel team takes all in LaPlace championship game
April 30, 2008 at 12:50 pm
The Louisiana Heat, an 11-year-old travel baseball team from St. Charles Parish, won the Championship at Noah Park in LaPlace on April 26 and 27.

Hungry robber makes off with chips, drinks Hungry robber makes off with chips, drinks
April 30, 2008 at 12:06 pm
A thief with the munchies broke into a Luling barbershop and stole 40 bags of potato chips and three 12-packs of soft drinks.

Sheriff's Reports
April 30, 2008 at 12:05 pm
•Michael Williams, 22, of 85 Carriage Lane in Destrehan was arrested on April 18 and charged with simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.

Above the law
April 30, 2008 at 12:04 pm
Wouldn’t you, as a taxpayer, enjoy having the right to abide by only the tax laws that you agree with?

Many pork items in House Bill 1
April 30, 2008 at 12:03 pm
Following is a list of pork items included in House Bill 1 (State Operating Budget) of 2008.

Recycling good for the environment
April 30, 2008 at 12:02 pm
Recycling is still an important part of the way we handle trash in St. Charles Parish. Residents still get the opportunity to rid themselves of items they no longer need along with helping to keep the enviroment clean by bringing their recyclables to drop off points. Curbside recycling ended with Hurricane Katrina but may be resumed in the future.

Citizens urged to recycle
April 30, 2008 at 12:01 pm
Though curbside recycling disappeared in the parish after Hurricane Katrina, residents still have the chance to turn in recyclable materials during bi-monthly drop-off events scheduled throughout the year.

Herald-Guide wins 12 LPA awards
April 30, 2008 at 12:00 pm
The St. Charles Herald-Guide walked away with 12 awards from the Louisiana Press Association at the organization's annual awards banquet in Lafayette on April 26.

UWSC names new director
April 30, 2008 at 11:59 am
The United Way of St. Charles has named John Dias as the new executive director. After the board voted unanimously to accept the Human Resource Committee's recommendation, Dias assumed the responsibilities of his new position immediately on Thursday, April 10.

High schools strive for more academic growth
April 30, 2008 at 11:58 am
Destrehan and Hahnville both had minimal academic growth in the 2006-07 school year, but both school’s principals hope to exceed that mark next year by turning more focus to their freshman classes and increasing communication.

Report cards obsolete? Report cards obsolete?
April 30, 2008 at 9:21 am
As soon as next year, parents may be able to view their children's grades from the comfort of their own living room without having to wait for quarterly reports.

Finally Home Finally Home
April 30, 2008 at 9:20 am
Last year, two St. Charles Parish Marines bid farewell to their loved ones and boarded a plane for Camp LeJeune, N.C. before getting sent overseas for a tour of duty in Iraq.

Finance director headed to Jefferson Finance director headed to Jefferson
April 30, 2008 at 9:20 am
St. Charles Parish finance director Lorrie Toups has been hired to fill the accounting director's position in Jefferson Parish. She plans to resign from her current position with the parish once the appointment is made official at the next Jefferson Parish council meeting on May 6.

Video bingo out of parish Video bingo out of parish
April 30, 2008 at 9:20 am
Luling’s Video Bingo Palace closed its doors last Tuesday night, and no other video bingo business will be allowed to open in the parish again without permission from the St. Charles Parish Council.

Spaghetti dinner on tap at Paradis church
April 27, 2008 at 10:57 am
PARADIS - The St. John the Baptist Catholic Church will sponsor a spaghetti dinner April 27 at noon in the parish hall.

Preparation day will be held April 26. Volunteers are needed. To help, call Rica Soudelier at 985-758-2510.

Local schools need your UPC labels
April 27, 2008 at 10:55 am
BOUTTE - Boutte Christian Academy and Allemands Elementary schools are collecting General Mills Box Tops for Education and Community Coffee UPC labels.

Boutte Christian Academy is also collecting empty printer cartridges, old cellular phones and fax machines.
To donate to Allemands Elementary, drop off tables will be at the school located on WPA road in Des Allemands or at Frank’s Supermarket.

‘Afternoon of Roses’ planned for April 27
April 27, 2008 at 10:55 am
BATON ROUGE - The LSU AgCenter invites you to an “Afternoon of Roses” at its Burden Center in Baton Rouge on April 27 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free to the public.
Activities include a presentation from horticulture professor Dr. Allen Owings, guided tours of the rose garden and light refreshments.

For more information, call 225-578-2263.

Hahnville can't contain St. Thomas More in 52-12 loss
Hahnville can't contain St. Thomas More in 52-12 loss
Week 5 at St. Thomas More always promised to be one of the most challenging games on Hahnville’s schedule from both a physical and mental standpoint — the 4A Cougars are a perennial state contender, and the game would entail a Tiger road trip to Lafayette one week after facing archrival Destrehan.