The Watchdog




Road Home Web site hasn't been updated in a week
March 29, 2007 at 1:02 pm
There seems to be no way for citizens to monitor and hold Governor Blanco's Road Home Program accountable.

Coming Soon • Sports Shorts
March 28, 2007 at 4:43 pm
REEL NEWS: Fishing rodeo at Spillway Park

The St. Charles Parish Council on Aging's Annual Fishing Rodeo is scheduled for Friday, March 30 at the Spillway Park Pavilion in Norco from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for all residents over 60.

Meals and transportation are available by reservation only. For information, call 985-783-3008.

But hurry or you’ll miss your chance.

And the winner is ... Henry Friloux, right. That’s chamber director Blaise Gravois, left. Henry Friloux named River Region Chamber’s ‘Shining Star’ for 2007
March 28, 2007 at 4:39 pm
Henry Friloux, Owner and President of Echo Ventures, Inc. received the River Region Chamber of Commerce 2007 Shining Star Award at its annual banquet held on January 26 at the St. James Boat Club.

Spirit Happenings
March 28, 2007 at 4:37 pm
GET YOUR FISH DINNERS DURING LENT

Every Friday during lent the Knights of Columbus are frying fish throughout St. Charles Parish. locations include St. Charles Borremeo in Destrehan, Holy Family Church in Luling, the KC Hall on Spruce St. in Norco, and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Paradis. Dinners for sale beginning at 5 p.m. First come, first served.

Passion of Christ is revealed in a friend’s bicycle accident
March 28, 2007 at 4:36 pm
A very dear friend of mine had a bike accident right before my eyes recently, and ended up having a few big and deep cuts around one of her eyes. Her husband and I rushed her to the emergency room, certain she would need a few good stitches.

Sheriff’s Reports
March 28, 2007 at 4:33 pm
Suspects are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law

Obituaries
March 28, 2007 at 4:30 pm
Send your obituary announcements to heatherb@heraldguide.com for speedy publication in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s print and Internet editions. Compiled by Megan Waters, Intern

SCP Sheriff replaces aging office with one that’s factory-fresh SCP Sheriff replaces aging office with one that’s factory-fresh
March 28, 2007 at 4:26 pm
... and it’s about time, too. The old unit served the parish well for 10 years. But repairs required because of roof damaged caused by Hurricane Katrina made the decision to replace it a no-brainer.

Council approves Luling subdivision ... 63 homes on tap in Hidden Oaks
March 28, 2007 at 4:25 pm
St. Charles Parish council approved the development of a subdivision in Luling.

Corps gets stormy earful from citizens at hearing
March 28, 2007 at 4:23 pm
Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers held an open forum with officials and residents of St. Charles Parish Tuesday night in an effort to gain input about what needs to be done to ensure the that the devastation that plagued New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, doesn't happen in St. Charles.

Port official arrested for reckless driving in St. John Parish
March 28, 2007 at 4:21 pm
A former St. Charles Parish councilman was arrested last week after failing to return to the scene of an accident, according to the St. John the Baptist Sheriff's Office.

Louisiana has spoken: now for some ACTION
March 28, 2007 at 4:20 pm
A public outreach campaign to get input on the state's hurricane recovery effort generated a lot of response and a surprising degree of agreement, says an official who has been working on a rebuilding plan.

Protecting our right to bear arms - senator weighs in
March 28, 2007 at 4:17 pm
On March 12, the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia overturned Washington D.C.’s long standing ban on firearms as a violation of the Constitutional rights of D.C. residents.

States force HPV vaccine on school-age girls ...
March 28, 2007 at 4:11 pm
Americans continue to be indoctrinated with the false idea that the government has our best interests at heart and we should trust them to do what’s best for us.

VIPs
March 28, 2007 at 4:08 pm
Jackie Robert and Jane Petit, Luling Elementary School, Allison Hnatyshyn, Albert Cammon Middle School and Debra Gomez, Mimosa Park Elementary School have been awarded $250 teacher’s grants from the River Parishes Education Iniative. Only nine educators from three parishes got the honor. Congratulations!

CHEERLEADER: Angel Gordon’s active, happy, vibrant life is threatened by leukemia. ‘Angel’ with cancer needs your help
March 28, 2007 at 4:05 pm
I was first "introduced" to Angel Gordon when I saw her flyer on the door of a local convenience store. A photo of Angel with a shy little smile was next to the text, "Blood Drive on Behalf of Student/Cancer Patient". My heart broke. I signed up to be a donor and solicited family members to do the same.

Melancon votes for hurricane-relief bill
March 28, 2007 at 4:01 pm
U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon voted for the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill, which would provide $6.4 billion in disaster relief for hurricane recovery along the Gulf Coast.

Schools ahead of curve with new college prep classes
March 28, 2007 at 4:00 pm
St. Charles Parish schools are making curriculum and classroom changes designed to help students succeed in college.

Donation clears way for bed and breakfast at Destrehan Plantation
Donation clears way for bed and breakfast at Destrehan Plantation
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Destrehan Plantation has received a major donation that will go toward construction of a nearly $1.8 million renovation that includes the creation of a bed and breakfast on the property.