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Joe Medina works on resoleing a shoe. Besides, serving as a cobbler, Medina also offers several shoe supplies. Lost art -- Cobbler makes living for almost 40 years
February 27, 2008 at 1:00 pm
When you first step inside Joe Medina’s cobbler shop on Paul Maillard Road in Luling, it’s as though you’ve gone back in time to a place where the stitching and resoleing of shoes was big business.

HHS cheerleader & mascot tryouts
February 27, 2008 at 12:43 pm
BOUTTE - There will be an informational meeting about cheerleading and mascot tryouts for the 2008-09 school year on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Hahnville High School auditorium.

Those interested in trying out who are unable to attend the meeting should contact Ms. Candice Reed at creed@stcharles.k12.la.us after the meeting to obtain a packet of tryout information.

A mandatory instructional workshop will be held on April 7 through 10 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the school gym.
Tryouts will be held April 11 at 3 p.m.

Lady Tigers fall to Chapelle
February 27, 2008 at 12:21 pm
The Hahnville girl's basketball team finished just inches shy of the Class 5A state championship game, falling to Chapelle 56-39 in the semifinals on Monday night.

Camera Shootout 2008 Camera Shootout 2008
February 27, 2008 at 12:06 pm
“Fountain” by Charles Flowers got the most votes last week and is the Feb. 21 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.

See answers below. CROSSWORD
February 27, 2008 at 12:02 pm
Like crosswords? You’re going to love our new crossword puzzle - every week in the St. Charles Herald-Guide. Tell your friends and don’t miss a single great issue or puzzle.

Farm bureau invites ladies to compete in queens contest
February 27, 2008 at 11:58 am
Charlene Bruce, St. Charles Parish Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Chairman would like to invite single young ladies to enter the Farm Bureau Teen Queens Contest, and Queens Contest on Saturday, March 15.

The Cook’s Corner The Cook’s Corner
February 27, 2008 at 11:57 am
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.

Rob and Jessica Rebstock of LaPlace with their son Bobby. Herald-Guide PEOPLE WATCH
February 27, 2008 at 11:54 am
It was a sold-out crowd at the Superdome in New Orleans last weekend when Monster Jam 2008 rocked the house with amazing stunts and the roaring sounds of big-wheeled cars and trucks like Maximum Destruction and the Bulldozer.

Don Raymond, above, was one of the first black students to attend Hahnville High School. Gone but not forgotten
February 27, 2008 at 11:45 am
In March of 1969, an emotional shockwave was felt throughout the Hahnville area when the parish’s most celebrated black athlete, Don Raymond, lost his life in a tragic car accident on River Road.

Recommended practices for quality citrus production
February 27, 2008 at 11:31 am
Citrus is undoubtedly one of the most popular backyard fruits grown by homeowners throughout southeast Louisiana, mainly because citrus is easy to grow and often produces well each season.

JESSICA CANCIENNE slides in ahead of the throw to third during her team’s 15-0 win over Morgan City on Tuesday. Lady Tigers off to impressive 7-2 start
February 27, 2008 at 10:56 am
The Hahnville softball team bounced back from a 5-1 loss to Belle Chasse by sweeping Higgins last week 3-2 and 3-1.

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.

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