Lifestyles




Camera Shootout 2007 Camera Shootout 2007
August 23, 2007 at 11:01 am
“Water Baby” by Shirley Bourgeois got the most votes last week and is the Aug. 16 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2007 photo contest.

Herald-Guide People Watch Herald-Guide People Watch
August 23, 2007 at 10:41 am
Atmos meter-reader Brent Somme’ was captured by the Herald-Guide cameras early one August morning checking gas meters on Cottage Drive in Luling.

Parish school volunteers do more than just organize bake sales and fairs
August 23, 2007 at 10:37 am
With the start of school, many parents’ thoughts go to preparing their child for a positive start, however, little time is spent figuring out how parents can get involved in supporting their child during the school year, according to 4-H youth development professor Dr. Janet Fox.

COMMUNITY ED.  Rosalie Gassen, pictured above, practices her brush stroke in Dan Hare’s watercolor class at Hahnville High School for Community Education. Register today, deadline is Aug. 31. Community Education
August 23, 2007 at 10:36 am
Registration for community education classes is now being held. Brochures are available at your local libraries. West bank coordinator Jayne Tate said that this year’s list of over 200 classes are both interesting and well worth attending. Don’t miss out - registration deadline is Friday, August 31st.

THE SECRET. This 2006 documentary features hard-core believers in the law of attraction and the power of thoughts. Heather R. Breaux BLOG
August 23, 2007 at 10:33 am
Shhh! What I’m about to tell you will unlock the secrets of the universe and give you everything that you’ve ever wanted - or at least that’s what the filmakers of the 2006 self-help documentary The Secret claim will happen if you just, believe.

Obituaries
August 23, 2007 at 10:31 am
Gibson

Julie Simoneaux Gibson, was welcomed into Jesus’ arms, on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 4:45 p.m., ar the age of 66. Wife of the late Roy “Hoot” Gibson.

Sheriff's Reports
August 23, 2007 at 10:28 am
Suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law

Spirit Happening
August 23, 2007 at 10:24 am
A non-denominational bible study focusing on the spiritual truths and concepts on the book of Galations will begin August 27 through November 14 with a break in between. Classes will be on Monday nights from 7-9 and Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 at the Bible Center Church on Barton Ave. in Luling.

Jason Brauninger takes first vows Jason Brauninger takes first vows
August 23, 2007 at 10:11 am
Jason Brauninger, 25, a St. Rose native and seminary student, professed his first vows before God, church leaders, friends and family in a special ceremony Aug. 15 held at St. Charles College in Grand Coteau.

Footballs take to the air in St. Charles Parish
August 23, 2007 at 10:02 am
This week offers us a good opportunity to get our minds off hurricanes and politics - - temporarily.

State should take action against corruption, too
August 23, 2007 at 10:00 am
Another part of the legacy of the Blanco Administration was unveiled last week. It is one of corruption.

Stop targeting underage drinkers
August 23, 2007 at 9:58 am
BATON ROUGE -- Attorney General Charles C. Foti, Jr., joined by 29 attorneys general nationwide, urged the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) to stop alcohol manufacturers from making misleading health-related statements when advertising alcoholic beverages that contain caffeine and other stimulants. Attorney General Foti is the co-chair of the National Association of Attorneys General Youth Access to Alcohol committee.

Commission ignores Katrina- effect on home property values
August 23, 2007 at 9:55 am
Dear Taxpayer:

The Louisiana Tax Commission (LTC) ordered a reassessessment of St. Charles Parish for 2007 because our ratio study was 8.9 percent. A passing grade is 9 percent.

Things are heating up in Louisiana politics
August 23, 2007 at 9:53 am
Record setting temperatures buffeted Louisiana last week, driving the mercury past the 100 degree mark. But the thermometer wasn't the only thing heating up in the Bayou State. Storm clouds-literally and figuratively-were enveloping the horizon.

Local races to start revving up, too
August 23, 2007 at 9:52 am
Things have been heated up a long time for the Presidential election which is still more than a year away. And finally, after slow starts, the campaigns for state and local elections which are a scant two months away are getting started.

What's Happening
August 23, 2007 at 9:48 am
LULING - Mais Oui wine shop in Luling wants you to drop in on Friday, Aug. 24 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at their Luling location for a free wine-tasting social.

How to prepare for a flood
August 22, 2007 at 3:49 pm
If a flood is imminent, you still have time to protect yourself and property. When a flood watch or warning goes into effect, consider taking these last minute steps:

Evaucation Map. See recommended routes in article. Troxler gives best evacuation routes and times for east and west bank
August 22, 2007 at 3:36 pm
If a mandatory evacuation is ordered this hurricane season, Emergency Operation Center Director Tab Troxler has specific route recommendations for residents of St. Charles Parish.

Owner of proposed Hahnville homeless housing says parish unfairly targeting complex
Owner of proposed Hahnville homeless housing says parish unfairly targeting complex
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After nearly five years of planning, a homeless veterans apartment building in Hahnville has been stalled due to planning and zoning restrictions, prompting volunteers to spend the night out in the elements in solidarity with those left out.