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Wildcat boys soccer embark to playoffs

The Destrehan High School boys soccer team snagged a playoff spot after they shut out parish rivals, Hahnville, 3-0 in the District 6-1 season closer on Jan. 30.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 3:08 pm

You’ve got to read this!

15 new books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish librariesRead More...
February 04, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Camera Shootout 2009 January Winner

“Love” by Chelsea Levron was selected as the January 2009 monthly winner. Congratulations to Chelsea. She qualified for the monthly drawing after it was selected as the weekly winner for Jan. 8.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Camera Shootout 2009 Jan. 29 Weekly Winner

“Your Move” by Kevin Benoit got the most votes last week and is the Jan. 29 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest. Congratulations to Kevin.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Council on Aging plans array of February events for parish seniors

he St. Charles Council on Aging has released its February calendar, which includes events open to St. Charles Parish seniors 60 years and older. In honor of Black History Month, the COA had several special events planned. The complete monthly list includes:Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Herald-Guide People Watch

St. Charles Borromeo High School class of 1958 held its 50th class reunion which was celebrated with a mass by Msgr. Henry J Bugler in Destrehan, immediately followed by a reception at La Maison Magnolia in Norco.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 12:41 pm

The Cook's Corner

Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Behind the Scenes

Team members from the “Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism” pathway at the Satellite Center in Luling met with Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu while attending the 2009 Louisiana Travel and Tourism Summit.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Plant figs, citrus and blackberries

Local nurseries should have an excellent selection of these plants newly arrived for planting in late winter and early spring. But you need to pay careful attention to selecting, planting, growing conditions and care these plants need.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 12:32 pm

PAYT program would save residents money

To the editor:
I wonder how many people realize that solid waste (garbage) disposal is a public service just as water, electricity, phone, gas etc. The problem is we are not charged for the amount of waste we want disposed of. All residents of St. Charles Parish pay $17.31 a month for this service even if you leave home for two months. Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:39 am

Super Bowl was one of the greatest this year

Super Bowls used to be dull affairs. Not Sunday night.
Pittsburg’s Steelers came roaring back after losing the lead in the fading minutes to the Arizona Cardinals. It was a thrilling ending after 60 minutes of some of the best football ever.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:38 am

Blue Dogs will shoulder the blame

During the last decade, Republican members of Congress have taken a beating in elections around the country. In most instances, those who lost elections-or whose vacant seats were turned over-were replaced by Democrats who proclaimed to be moderate or conservative. Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:37 am

Recovery plan should be short, sweet

Are we going too far with our economic recovery plan? Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:36 am

Shell, United Steelworkers agree to contract

The possibility of union workers at local refineries going on strike was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon after the United Steelworkers Union and Shell Oil Co. agreed to a basic contract for U.S. refineries, averting a possible nationwide strike by 30,000 workers.Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:28 am

Crawfish numbers down

Almost immediately after the holidays, south Louisiana consumers start thinking about crawfish. Crawfish boils aren’t uncommon the first warm weekend of the year.
But according to an LSU AgCenter aquaculture specialist, early harvests are down this year, making crawfish a little harder to come by. Read More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:26 am

Businesses urged to support charity

Relay for Life of St. Charles Parish organizers are planning a new feature this year - a printed program outlining all the activities of the all-night event, which is set for 6 p.m. March 28 at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.

The program will also feature information on the approximately 20 local teams participating in Relay, as well as touching cancer survivor stories and prevention advice.

Companies, sports teams and individuals are being urged to sponsor advertisements in the over 20-page publication, with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

Businesses may offer information about their services, and individuals can choose to honor a loved one touched by the disease.

The deadline to reserve ad space is Feb. 4.

For more information on the program, visit or contact Renee Allemand Simpson at More...
February 04, 2009 at 11:10 am

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School Board set to  tackle trans bathroom law
School Board set to tackle trans bathroom law
The St. Charles Parish School Board has stepped up its next move on a federal mandate that allows transgender students to use a bathroom based on their chosen sex, but it’s doing it amid a growing political firestorm nationally.