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Disturbed man keeps police busy on Halloween

A 26-year-old Destrehan man, who sat naked upon his apartment roof while screaming obscenities and ranting about God and the CIA, kept members of the parish’s Special Response Team and other officers busy for most of Halloween.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 9:01 am
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Council kills 3 Hogan ordinances while he was on family vacation

On Monday, the St. Charles Parish Council killed three proposed ordinances, all of which were introduced by Councilman Paul Hogan.Read More...
November 11, 2009 at 9:01 am
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St. Pierre declares state of emergency

St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre Jr. has declared a state of emergency this morning as a precaution in advance of possible inclement weather from Tropical Storm Ida. Read More...
November 09, 2009 at 9:32 am
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Get down at the Bayou Festival

HOUMA - Bring your dancing shoes to the Bayou Cajun Festival on Nov. 7 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Evergreen Cajun Center in Houma.

The festival will have bands, a live auction, raffle, sweet sale and door prizes. Beer and soft drinks will also compliment some Cajun specialties, such as chicken gumbo, potato salad, chili fritos and jambalaya. Admission is $7.
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November 07, 2009 at 10:33 am
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Luling Living Center Fall Fest

The Luling Living Center will hold its Fall Fest on Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center located at 1125 Paul Maillard Rd. in Luling. Event highlights include arts and crafts, Cristmas decorations, face painting, space walk, lots of food, blood pressure screening and music by "Bruce."
Admission is free.Read More...
November 07, 2009 at 9:06 am
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Nicholls hosts biology meeting

THIBODAUX – Nicholls State University will host the South Central Branch Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology on Nov. 6 and 7 in the Bollinger Memorial Student Union.

Dr. Joan Bennett, professor of plant biology and pathology and associate vice president for the promotion of women in science, engineering and mathematics at Rutgers University, will deliver the keynote lecture, slated for 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. Bennett’s lecture is titled “The Katrina Catastrophe: Floods, Fungi and Public Health.”

Additional information regarding pre-registration, abstract submission and program details can be found at www.nicholls.edu/biology.
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November 06, 2009 at 10:32 am
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Hahnville locks up district title with impressive win

The Hahnville Tigers won their first outright district title since 2004 in impressive fashion by dominating East St. John on both sides of the ball for a 41-21 win. Meanwhile, Destrehan won in a 34-33 thriller to lock up a playoff spot.Read More...
November 06, 2009 at 7:59 am
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Public meeting on Ormond culvert

DESTREHAN - The St. Charles Parish Department of Public Works will host a public meeting in November to review the Ormond Boulevard Culvert Replacement Project.

When: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5

Where: Ormond Country Club, 10 Villere Drive, Destrehan

Topic: Ormond Boulevard Culvert Replacement Project

For more information please contact Public Works at (985) 783-5102.
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November 05, 2009 at 10:32 am
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Students charged with HHS arson

Two Hahnville High School students, one of whom was overheard saying he wanted to blow up the school, were arrested last week for allegedly starting a fire in a trash can inside a boy’s restroom, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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Haunted History?

With Halloween approaching, residents and visitors from outside the parish will make their way to the Destrehan Plantation, hopeful that they might catch sight of one of the mansion’s supposed ghosts. And while the Ormond Plantation doesn’t allow tours, its history has plenty of tragedy and mystery.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 12:47 pm
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Parish lawyers still reviewing pair of Davezac contracts

The St. Charles Parish legal department is still reviewing two contracts with a Destrehan-based firm that has reported ties to the recent bribery case of former St. John Parish President Bill Hubbard. Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 12:46 pm
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The Cook's Corner

Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 11:13 am
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County agent shares tips on when to harvest citrus

County agent shares tips on when to harvest citrus
Homeowners with citrus trees often question the proper time to initiate harvest of the fruit. The answer is that harvest is based on several factors.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 11:11 am
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“Church Ladies” shed 101 pounds to win $3,000 in Biggest Loser

Twenty-two teams competed in the Fitness Club’s “Biggest Loser” competition. In all, the teams’ lost a total of 818.3 pounds in only eight weeks. The winners were determined by using a formula based on the individual's weight loss at the end of the competition being divided by the original weigh-in figure.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 11:10 am
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Parish grants show push towards green practices

A list of over $9.5 million in grant funding acquired by St. Charles Parish thus far in 2009 reveals a further push toward energy efficiency, safety and green practices.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 10:10 am
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Where there is a will, there is a way

What are the rules in Congress these days? It seems the playing field gets changed daily, depending on the leadership's ability to accomplish whatever it is it wants.Read More...
November 02, 2009 at 10:03 am
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Mimosa Park kindergarteners pick prizes for reading
Mimosa Park kindergarteners pick prizes for reading
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Students in Amanda Tregre’s kindergarten class at Mimosa Park Elementary got to pick prizes for reading 300 minutes or more in the school’s reading program called Perci’s Pals.