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Making the Grade

J.B. Martin Middle School teacher Stacy Neighbors has a lot to be proud about. After all, the eighth grade language arts teacher is a finalist for “Louisiana Middle School Teacher of the Year.”Read More...
May 26, 2009 at 2:19 pm
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Herald-Guide People Watch

For nearly nine years, Tanya Street has served as a school nurse in St. Charles Parish. Currently, she works at A.A. Songy Kindergarten Center, Mimosa Park Elementary and Lakewood Elementary.Read More...
May 26, 2009 at 2:16 pm
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Summer reading programs begin June 1 at library

St. Charles Parish Library announces the 2009 teen reading program, "iLibrary." Teens ages 12 to 18 can go to the library to register beginning June 1. The program runs until July 31.Read More...
May 26, 2009 at 2:11 pm
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Hibiscus sale set for May 24

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hibiscus Society will host a “Show ‘n’ Sale” Sunday, May 24 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ursuline Academy Campus located at 2635 State St. in New OrleansRead More...
May 24, 2009 at 9:04 am
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Touchdown club sells concessions at May 21 game

BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School Touchdown Club will be selling concessions at the football team’s May 21 spring game in addition to 2008 T-shirts and HHS flip flops.

All proceeds benefit the football program, cheerleaders, trainers and managers. A membership drive will also be held.
Call 504-914-1402 for more information about the HHS Touchdown Club.
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May 21, 2009 at 9:03 am
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Summer food service offers free lunches

By Renee Simpson
St. Charles Parish children 18 years of age and under can receive a free hot meal in June and July through the annual Summer Food Service Program.Read More...
May 18, 2009 at 9:02 am
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Tilapia join the nutria as a major nuisance

Tilapia has never been on this writer’s plate. Though it is readily available at area grocery stores, mine eyes have always seen the locally produced catfish and flounder instead and, after a fishing trip, speckled trout and redfish.Read More...
May 18, 2009 at 9:01 am
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Smoking decision should be left up to the owners

A bill introduced by State Rep. Gary Smith that would ban smoking in bars is sure to elicit strong opinions depending on who you ask.Read More...
May 18, 2009 at 9:00 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Thieves break into 5 vehicles in Luling
During the early morning hours of May 12, thieves broke into five vehicles in the Lakewood and Mimosa Park area, making off with cash and an iPod. Read More...
May 18, 2009 at 8:58 am
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Parish monitoring 18 mosquito species that can transmit diseases

Each summer, hordes of mosquitoes descend on backyards, parks and playgrounds. Read More...
May 18, 2009 at 8:56 am
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Corps plans to beef up spillway for off-road recreation

Last year, an estimated 400,000 people visited the Bonnet Carré Spillway, and while more than a quarter of that number was likely due to the spillway’s opening, the rest was because of the recreational opportunities offered there.
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May 18, 2009 at 8:55 am
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Smith lights fire under smokers

Three years ago, Louisiana lawmakers banned smoking in restaurants, office buildings and other public places, but granted exceptions to bars, truck stops and casinos.Read More...
May 18, 2009 at 8:51 am
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Jail courses keep inmates on straight path after prison

Since its inception in 2005, Project Transition has become an important lifeline for inmates at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center, giving them the skills and training they need to cope with the outside world.Read More...
May 18, 2009 at 8:51 am
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Rat terriers in spillway a mystery

For the second time in less than a year, St. Charles Parish animal control workers have been called out to the Bonnet Carré Spillway for an unusual request - to pick up purebred rat terriers.Read More...
May 18, 2009 at 8:51 am
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‘Pass along’ plant exchange May 16

DESTREHAN- The German Coast Farmer’s Market will hold a “Pass Along Plant Exchange” at its Saturday market on May 16 at Ormond Plantation in Destrehan. The event begins ar 10 a.m., with the exchange at 11 a.m.

Everyone is encouraged to participate by brining a well-established, healthy specimen in a one-half gallon or larger container. The botanical or pet name of the plant should be included, along with instructions for care.

Old southern plants are always popular - ones that have been “cut” from plants of friends and family and those that can’t be found at nurseries. However, all plants are welcomed.

For more information, contact Marilyn Richoux at 985-764-2698.
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May 16, 2009 at 1:18 pm
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Community chorus sets spring concert

DESTREHAN - The Community Chorus of the River Parishes invites the public to its spring concert, “That’s Entertainment,” on May 16 at the St. Charles United Methodist Church on Ormond Boulevard at 7 p.m.

The concert is free and will feature soloists, duets, trios and quartets, plus selections sung by the full chorus.
For more information call Louise Broach Fischer at 985-785-2819 or Marilyn Richoux at 985-764-2698.Read More...
May 16, 2009 at 1:01 pm
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Ambulance triggers multi-vehicle wreck that kills LaPlace woman
Ambulance triggers multi-vehicle wreck that kills LaPlace woman
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A Luling man was driving a St. Charles Parish Hospital ambulance Monday on an emergency call when the vehicle apparently drifted onto the left lane of Airline Highway and triggered a multi-vehicle accident involving a fatality.