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Celebrate like the rich... even if you aren't Celebrate like the rich... even if you aren't
September 27, 2006 at 2:54 pm
You can treat your family, friends and guests to a "champagne and caviar' wedding reception on any budget with exclusive advice from leading chefs, caterers, consultants and planners who tell Herald-Guide readers exclusively how to party like the rich - whether you're loaded or not.

Obituaries
September 27, 2006 at 2:51 pm
GUSS
Janice Marie Guss on Sat., Sept 23 in an automobile accident in LaPlace. Daughter of Octavia S. Guss and the late Herman Guss Jr. Sister of Lysandra Johnson, Terry and Rodney Guss and the late Herman Guss, III. Also survived by a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Age 46 years. A native of Hahnville and a resident of LaPlace. “Janice worked most recently in the Technology department at the school board office, after working her way up from secretary, in special education, to part time college student after working all day, then became a middle school teacher at Landry Middle School. She was promoted to the technology department where she found her calling. Janice touched so many of our lives,” said friend Pam Dufrene. Relatives and friends of the family, also priest and parishioners of Our Lady of Grace and Holy Rosary Catholic Churches and all neighboring churches were invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 1 Rectory Lane in Hahnville on Thurs., Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. Father Bernard Francis, celebrant. Interment at Holy Rosary Cemetery in Taft. Visitation at the above named church was held from 8 a.m. until mass time. Rosary at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family request Masses said in Janice Gross name at one of the above listed Catholic churches. Serviced by Robottom.

Chorus talent show is family fun
September 27, 2006 at 2:50 pm
Community chorus members will hold their first talent show performance on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m., at the St. Charles United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall located on Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan.

Boogie woogie at St. Gertrude’s
September 27, 2006 at 2:48 pm
St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands is hosting a dance for Sat., Sept. 30 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center.

Kiddie Kampers to show talent at Oct. 6 DHS game
September 27, 2006 at 2:47 pm
The Kiddie Kampers will hold a practice on Sept. 30 at the Destrehan High School gym from 10 a.m. to noon for their performance at the Oct. 6 football game.

Federal money used for coastal restoration must actually solve the problem
September 27, 2006 at 2:38 pm
One of the biggest issues facing Louisiana is the preservation of its coastal regions. Loss of coastal areas impacts hurricane safety, wildlife and fisheries, and private property.

Analysis: Insurance race has hefty issues for coast, but very few solutions
September 27, 2006 at 2:35 pm
BATON ROUGE -- In separate interviews this week, The St. Charles Herald-Guide asked the front-running Republican candidates for insurance commissioner what they would specifically do about the scarcity of home insurance in coastal Louisiana, the perceived ineffectiveness of the Insurance Rating Commission and the fledgling Citizens Property Insurance Corporation.

Saints victory was more than just a win
September 27, 2006 at 2:32 pm
In many respects, it was the greatest game ever played in the Superdome.

Religions can play bigger role in world unity
September 27, 2006 at 2:31 pm
It’s time for religions to get a better grip on unifying populations into a saner direction for the world.

Companies partner for largest motion picture pact in Louisiana history
September 27, 2006 at 2:24 pm
(NEW ORLEANS, LA) SEPT. 14 -Sam Nazarian's Los Angeles based Element Films and New Orleans based LIFT Films are partnering in a new motion picture production financing agreement with the potential total production outlay to exceed $200 million in the state of Louisiana.

Sheriff's Reports
September 27, 2006 at 2:06 pm
Arrests
•Gilbert P. Bartholomew, 41, of 123 East 6th St. in Edgard was arrested on Sept. 24 on U.S. 90 at I-310 and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possesssion of 28 grams of cocaine.

Hahnville High's Darius Reynaud is SMOKIN' at West Virginia Hahnville High's Darius Reynaud is SMOKIN' at West Virginia
September 27, 2006 at 2:05 pm
The West Virginia Mountaineers are turning heads nationally with their high-powered offense led by former Hahnville High School star running-back-turned-wide-receiver Darius Reynaud.

Unlocked vehicles pose as easy burglary targets
September 27, 2006 at 2:04 pm
On Sept. 19, Sheriff Greg Champagne issued a crime alert via email to all citizens urging them to be wary of a rash of automobile break-ins that occurred on Destrehan’s Ormond Meadows Drive.

Father Deogratias Ekisa with Rotary President Kirsti Brocato at the Alligator Festival. Africa's Father Deo in SC Parish seeking your help
September 27, 2006 at 1:56 pm
Uganda's big-hearted Father Deogratias Ekisa said all three Sunday Masses at Holy Family Catholic Church in Luling on Sunday. When I found out he had nothing scheduled between noon and his 6 p.m Mass, I asked him if he would like to try some alligator at the St. Charles' Rotary Club’s Alligator Festival.

Comedian tells how we've forgotten to live & love in age of throwaway morality
September 27, 2006 at 1:51 pm
EDITOR'S NOTE: Making the rounds on the Internet is a seemingly unlikely but thought-provoking message from wrinkled and wizened funnyman George Carlin, a stand-up comedian and social critic who joked about drugs and sex in the 1960s and '70s but, as you can see for yourself, is serving up a different brand of humor and commentary today. The message that follows is popping up in e-mails and on Internet message boards nationwide. And when you read it, we think you'll agree that perhaps in the case of Mr. Carlin, the Lord truly does work in mysterious ways.

Battle for the Paddle arrives
September 27, 2006 at 1:41 pm
The United Way of St. Charles will hold their annual jambalaya and gumbo cook-off on Thur., Oct. 5 from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.

Top ( l to r) Taylor Melancon, Victoria McLin, Taylor Connor, Victoria Daigle, Paige Heurtin, Jovonni Mariano. Middle (l to r) Melody Diggs, Kelsi Ocmand, Jada Gonzalez, Carlee Lauve. Bottom (l to r) Kristen Curole, Eden Curole, Mindi Matherne, Nelly Pena JBM Cheerleaders take home top awards
September 27, 2006 at 1:15 pm
The 2006-2007 J.B. Martin Cheerleaders received top awards at the Universal Cheerleading Association’s camp this summer at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Hahnville's junior linebacker Alton James levels Bulldog runningback Khymest Williams last Friday night.  Hahnville won the game 21-6. Tigers to host St. Augustine Purple Knights
September 27, 2006 at 1:08 pm
St. Augustine will be coming to town on Sept. 29 looking to provide a competitive football game for the Hahnville Tigers. They are coming with one goal in mind, to win. This year is a rebuilding year for the Purple Knights. Hurricane Katrina took their equipment, their coach and displaced most of the team. Their weight room sat under 5 feet of water. They are playing football this year and are having a rough go of it. It will not get any easier tomorrow night.

Suspect captured in attempted kidnapping in Boutte
Suspect captured in attempted kidnapping in Boutte
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A man who is believed to have attempted to kidnap a 17-year-old girl from a Boutte parking lot at gunpoint has been captured.

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