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Is the gravy train coming to an end?

For a number of years, higher government revenues have been flooding into the state’s coffers. Budget surpluses have set records and state spending has hit unprecedented levels. Now the “embarrassment of riches” may be coming to an end, and it will be interesting to see how the governor and a Legislature with many new faces handle the new economic reality.Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 12:29 pm

Obama vs. McCain - - who should you vote for?

Next week, we will elect a President of the United States for the next four years and it’s importance cannot be minimalized. Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 12:27 pm

Amendment checklist

St. Charles Herald-Guide does not endorse individual candidates for public office since, in a small community such as St. Charles, candidate-choice is influenced heavily by friendships and relationships. But we do offer suggestions on proposed constitutional amendments.Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 12:25 pm

Youth center has big ideas, but needs community help

Although Luling’s Umoja ComeUnity Center is up and running for after-school activities, and for school events and private parties, the center’s founder, Reanda Fields, says that they are still in need of crucial donations like computers and volunteers.Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 12:19 pm

Trick-or-treaters need to be mindful of high school game traffic

Hundreds of children will don their scariest outfits and head to neighborhoods around the parish on Friday, hoping that they might be able to put enough fright in those homeowners to be rewarded with bags full of candy.Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 12:06 pm

Tin cans, fishing line and wood - oh my! Learn to make ‘junk music’ at library

LULING - Musician Mike Anderson will lead a "junk music" workshop Oct. 29 at West Regional Library on Lakewood Drive in Luling.

Tweens and teens are invited to attend. Anderson is mountain dulcimer player, singer, writer and storyteller. He will present a short talk on the history of musical instruments, and then participants will build a junk music instrument of their own using tin cans, fishing line and a chunk of wood.

Participants are asked to bring a hammer with them, if possible.

Also, two dulcimer presentations are planned for children and adults.

Presentations will be held Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at East Regional Library on River Oaks Drive in Destrehan and Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. at West Regional Library.

For more information call the library at 985-785-8464.
Anderson's latest recordings, "The Great Sled Race" and "Anna's Old Boot" have won Parents' Choice awards. "Anna's Old Boot" also won a Children's Music Web award for best children's song in 2003." Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Orgeron named art director

Besides being a busy wife, a working mother of two kids and a St. Charles Parish community volunteer, Kristie Orgeron has been promoted to Art Director for the Louisiana Publishing Company in Boutte. Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 9:59 am

Parish water sample is best tasting in region

A tap water sample from the East Bank of St. Charles Parish has been named ‘best-tasting' in a regional contest held by the American Water Works Association in Tulsa, Okla.Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 9:23 am

Ama woman kicks and flees from spillway robber

A 47-year-old Ama woman fought back against a man who robbed her at the spillway, kicking him before jumping in her truck and driving to safety, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 9:10 am

Cable choice is yours

For years, residents have complained about the lack of cable service providers in St. Charles Parish. Now though, that will all change.Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 9:10 am

Hidden town wants parish recognition

Driving through St. Rose, everyone rolls past a tiny town called Elkinsville, although no one would ever know it. That’s because there’s no sign or historical marker to identify the small community.Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 9:10 am

No grant equals no new park in Luling- at least for now

Residents living in the Willowdale and Lakewood subdivisions in Luling will have to wait a little longer before they have a new place to relax and play in their community after a grant fell through for Rathborne Park.Read More...
October 29, 2008 at 9:10 am

Luling hair salon aids cancer society

LULING - Hair Illusions salon will be doing hair cuts only on Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 12371 Highway 90, Ste. C in Luling.

All proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.
Call 985-785-2708 for more information.
October 26, 2008 at 11:59 am

Lions Club holds fall baby contest

LULING - The Luling Boutte Lions Club will host the Fall Fest Baby Contest on Sunday, Oct. 26 at the VFW Post 3750 in Luling.

Registration begins at 12:15 p.m. followed by the contest at 1:30 p.m.

Parents are reminded that the LBLC contest is an all natural pageant. No pageant hair or makeup.
Entry fee is $40.

Call festival director Erica Adams at 504-669-5777 with questions.
October 26, 2008 at 11:58 am

Firing range opens to public Oct. 11

KILLONA - The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will open their firing range to the public for sighting rifles only on Oct. 11 and Oct. 25 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 4 p.m.

The Richard Benoit Memorial Firearms Range is located behind the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center on Highway 3127 in Killona.

All shooters must check in with range officer upon arrival. Shooting is on a first come first serve basis. Shooters should bring all equipment necessary including ammunition, eye and ear protection, paper targets and staples.

All shooters must sign a release and shoot only under the supervision of Sergeant Edward Adams.

No weapons are to brought to the range in loaded condition and no one under the age of 17 is allowed to shoot without parental supervision.

Contact 504-329-0689 with any questions.
October 25, 2008 at 11:12 am

Farmer’s market Ocktoberfest

DESTREHAN - The Ocktoberfest of the German Coast Farmers' Market will be celebrated every Saturday in October at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan from 8 a.m. until noon.

As part of the celebration, a "Pass Along" plant exchange will be held on Oct. 25 at 9 a.m. with the exchange at 11 a.m.

Everyone is encouraged to participate by bringing 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 simple instructions for care.

For further information please call Marilyn Richoux at 985-764-2698.
October 25, 2008 at 11:09 am

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Corps begins reclosing spillway
Corps begins reclosing spillway
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is gradually reclosing 200 bays of the Bonnet Carre’ Spillway, making way for the much anticipated fishing and crawfishing bounty expected with area flooding.