Transplant doesn’t keep Oubre from employee of year Transplant doesn’t keep Oubre from employee of year
June 04, 2008 at 8:43 am
Charlie Oubre III, who has served as a dedicated, hardworking public servant for 25 years, has been named employee of the year for St. Charles Parish.

Annual gospel fest on May 31
May 31, 2008 at 4:40 pm
BOUTTE - Rev. Robert Pardo and the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Boutte invite everyone including congregations and choir groups to participate in Mt. Zion’s annual gospel festival.
The festival will be held on May 31 and June 1 at 107 Magnolia Ridge in Boutte from noon to 7 p.m.

To scheldule your choir or group, call Ronald Diggs at 985-785-8605 or 504-756-2868.

Booths are also available to rent at $60 for one day or $100 for two days. For more information, call Wayannita Austin at 504-338-7296.

Boutte school hosts free meals
May 31, 2008 at 3:13 pm
BOUTTE - The Boutte Christian Academy is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participating requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color national origin, sex, age or disability.

Meals are provided at the following sites and times:
•Boutte Christian Academy - located at 13271 Highway 90. Meals served May 26 through August 8 Monday through Friday. Breakfast served from 7:45 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. and lunch from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Double Deuce to perform at dance
May 31, 2008 at 3:12 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church will hold their monthly dance on Saturday, May 31 from 8 a.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center.

Music will be performed by Double Deuce. Tickets are $15 per couple. Bring your own liquor.

For more information, call 985-758-7542.

St. Charles Parish Library May computer classes
May 30, 2008 at 4:25 pm
St. Charles Parish Library is offering free beginner level computer classes at three library locations.

All classes are single two-hour classes, not continuing courses.

It is necessary to register for each class you wish to attend, but you may register for all available classes at the same time.

Call any St. Charles Parish Library or visit their website to register. Classes can be repeated. Classes are:

•Basic Computer Skills - May 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Rose location, May 15 from 10 a.m. to noon at Luling location.

•Internet Basics - May 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Destrehan location, May 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Rose location and May 29 from 10 a.m. to noon at Luling location.

•Basic Microsoft Word - May 16 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Destrehan location and May 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Rose location.

•Basic E-Mail - May 23 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Destrehan location and Jun2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Rose location.

Library locations are: East Regional Library, 100 River Oaks Dr. in Destrehan, 985-764-2366; St. Rose Library, 90 East Club Dr., 504-465-0646; West Regional Library, 105 Lakewood Dr., Luling,

United Way holds blood drive May 29
May 29, 2008 at 4:37 pm
United Way of St. Charles will host a blood drive with The Blood Center on Thursday, May 29 from noon to 4 p.m.
The blood drive will be held at the United Way of St. Charles at 13207 River Rd. in Luling. It costs nothing to give blood and you will get a free t-shirt. Just bring an ID with you.

Laque article said misleading
May 29, 2008 at 1:05 pm
(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following letter was written in response to an article in the Herald-Guide May 14 regarding the pending litigation brought by three former employees of the Department of Community Services whose positions were eliminated following a study by an independent consultant and recommendations by three Parish officials to the then Parish President Albert Laque.)

ABC Title’s Angel Karliegh helps Derick Barre with his title needs. ABC Title first opened up in December of 2004 and is owned by Lee Fabre. The store can perform many of the same duties as the DMV. Avoiding waiting lines at DMV as easy as ABC Title
May 28, 2008 at 3:22 pm
A trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles to get a tag or title usually means taking a day off of work to spend time waiting in line with other frustrated people.

May 28, 2008 at 3:21 pm
Frank H. “Pancho” Ernest, Jr. died on May 18 at 4:30 p.m. Native of McFadden Ranch Texas and resident of Luling.

May 28, 2008 at 3:20 pm
Elma Ruiz Champagne, daughter of the late Emmanuel and Emma Ruiz, died on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at the age of 96.

May 28, 2008 at 3:19 pm
Leah Goutierrez Andry died on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at her residence in Montz. Age 42, she was born in Erath, but has lived in Norco all her life.

Sheriff's Reports
May 28, 2008 at 3:10 pm
•Kanisha Paul, 18, of 238 Magnolia Ridge Rd. in Boutte was arrested on May 20 and charged with three counts of theft of goods by under ringing.

The $1.25 billion question
May 28, 2008 at 3:09 pm
When Governor Jindal was campaigning last fall, he was openly critical of former Governor Blanco's use of non-recurring revenue to perpetuate $800 million of spending in the current (FY 07/08) budget.

What to do with big Charity?
May 28, 2008 at 3:07 pm
New Orleans area has been very successful in making use of old buildings. In fact, it’s against the law to bulldoze or tamper too much with a building that is historic in any way.

Council not expected to agree on everything
May 28, 2008 at 3:06 pm
It's been officially 100 days since the new council members and parish president took office in St. Charles Parish.

 Students chosen to represent their respective schools at the Character Links banquet are (Back Row L-R) Tracy Hilaire, Remington Burkhardt, Joe Kerry, Crystal Quintero, Megan Schexnaydre, Micah Cesar (Middle Row L-R) Caitlin Mikesell, Heather Atchley, Di Program ‘links’ academics with virtue to improve character
May 28, 2008 at 3:04 pm
Developing a child's character is an important part of their upbringing and usually determines how successful that child becomes later in life.

Residents will have to wait a little longer to see bus signs like this spring up across the parish. Still, once the bus transit system is in place, it will provide curbside service to residents. Bus transit system delayed
May 28, 2008 at 3:00 pm
The developers of a bus transit system that would provide much needed transportation both around the parish and even into New Orleans hope to present their proposal to the River Parishes Transit Authority on June 4.

Ragin’ Cajuns place in three consecutive tournaments Ragin’ Cajuns place in three consecutive tournaments
May 28, 2008 at 2:07 pm
The Ragin Cajuns, a 12-year-old AA baseball team from St. Charles Parish, has placed in their last three tournaments.


Communities rally to support Cottages for CASA
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Humane Society Pet of the Week: Patrick
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This week’s St. Charles Humane Society’s showcase pet is Patrick the cat....

HHS senior just wants to help
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Hahnville High School senior Lee Robichaux is out to make a difference, and he’s going about it in a unique and positive way.