What's Happening

Christmas parade needs participants
October 12, 2007 at 1:01 pm
NORCO - The Norco Christmas parade is looking for participants as it celebrates “Christmas through the years - celebrating the St. Charles Parish Bicentennial.”

The Norco Civic Association is looking for floats, bands, marching groups, horse groups and antique cars as it ushers in the Christmas season for the River Parishes.

For more information, call 985-764-2808 or 985-764-9424. Space is limited.

Women’s association starts member drive
October 12, 2007 at 12:58 pm
LAPLACE - The LaFlambeau Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association kicks off its membership drive with a dinner and program on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Armand’s Restaurant at the Quality Inn in LaPlace beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The cost of the dinner is $16. For more information and to make reservations, call Greta Duhe at 985-536-7439 or Melissa King at 985-536-4601 by Friday, Oct. 12.

Big top circus coming to town this month
October 12, 2007 at 12:57 pm
METAIRIE - The Cole Bros. Circus of the Stars will set up shop at Zephyr Field on Friday, Oct. 12 through Sunday, Oct. 14 with shows at 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Advance tickets on sale at High IQ Toys located at 5101 W. Esplanade Ave. or log onto www.ticketmaster.com.

Call 1-800-796-5672 or visit www.gotothecircus.com.

First-time homebuyer workshop this month
October 12, 2007 at 12:56 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Family Resources of New Orleans invites the community to attend a 12-hour homebuyers education program to learn the ins and outs of buying a home.

The workshop will be on Saturday, Oct. 13 and Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 817 N. Claiborne Ave.

For more information, call 504-822-8519.

Plantation's tour celebrates tradition
October 12, 2007 at 12:56 pm
VACHERIE - St. Joseph Plantation announces its second annual Mourning Tour featuring the customs and rituals of 19th century Creole Louisiana now through Saturday, Nov. 3.

The house will be dressed in full deep mourning - according to the old prescribed protocol of mourning.

The plantation is located along River Road in Vacherie with daily tours Monday through Saturday at 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. and on Sundays at noon and 4 p.m.

Tickets: $10. For information, visit www.stjosephplantation.com.

Self-defense and child fingerprinting offered by sheriff
October 12, 2007 at 12:55 pm
ST. CHARLES - The St. Charles Sheriff's Office along with the St. Charles Parish School's Community Education is offering the following classes:

Self Defense Workshop for kids ages 6 to 14 at Destrehan High on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Child fingerprinting at Destrehan High on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6 p.m. to 7p.m.

Self Defense for Women & Teenagers on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Destrehan High.

To register, contact Susie Breaux at 985-783-1355.

Pumpkin patch and tractor ride Oct. 13
October 12, 2007 at 12:55 pm
LULING - Come join the greater New Orleans area MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers - chapter for a morning of fall fun for the entire family on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 9:30 a.m. at Perilloux Farms in Montz.

Cost: $5 per person and includes a tractor ride and a pumpkin. Kids under 12 are admitted free.

Please bring canned goods to donate to a needy family.

For directions call 985-652-3672.

The St. Charles Parish MOPS meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18 from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Bible Center Church located at 422 Barton Ave. in Luling. Call 985-785-0557 for details.

Terrebonne museum hosts wetlands fest
October 12, 2007 at 12:55 pm
HOUMA - Southdown Plantation House and The Terrebonne Museum located at 1208 Museum Dr. in Houma hosts the Voices of the Wetlands Festival 2007 Oct. 12 through Oct. 14.

Highlights are: local musical acts, a south Louisiana menu and children’s activities.

Festival hours are: Friday - 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For details, call Rueben Williams at 985-798-5665.

Get your $20 flu shot at parish health clinic
October 12, 2007 at 12:53 pm
LULING - The St. Charles Community Health Center, located at 843 Milling Ave., is administering flu shots for $20, as long as supplies last.

Appointments are not required and walk-ins are welcomed.

Clinic hours are: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

October 11, 2007 at 3:40 pm
Percy "Toot" G. DeJean Jr., 53, a native of Des Allemands and resident of Lake Charles, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to funeral time Monday at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands. Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church, with burial in the church cemetery. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Parr DeJean; one daughter, Tanya D. Curtis; four brothers, Greg, Bobby, Richard and Mark DeJean; one sister, Lorraine Faucheux; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father, Percy DeJean Sr. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Falgout Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

October 11, 2007 at 11:35 am
Along with the excitement of prep football season, the Herald-Guide cameras are hitting both the Wildcat and Tiger sidelines hoping to capture the Fan of the Week.

SWEET SHOTS. The freshman and junior varsity teams for Hahnville and Destrehan High School faced off on Oct. 3. DHS JV beat HHS 34-0, but the Tiger freshman came back with a 20-18 victory. Hahnville, Destrehan freshmen & JV display plenty of talent in game
October 11, 2007 at 11:32 am
The future of both Hahnville and Destrehan football was on display last week when the freshman and JV squads faced off for both schools.

AND THE BEAT GOES ON.  Destrehan High School senior Stephen Tumblin was chosen as a member of the U.S. Army’s band. DHS student chosen to perform with national band
October 11, 2007 at 11:31 am
Congratulations to Destrehan High School senior Stephen Tumblin who was chosen as a member of the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.

St. Charles Herald-Guide's High School PLAYMAKERS
October 11, 2007 at 11:28 am
For the second week in a row, Destrehan's Jerico Nelson was able to make his opponent pay by continually bulldozing his way down the field, helping his team to yet another victory in the process.

No. 1 ranked Tigers prove their worth in 28-24 win
October 11, 2007 at 11:27 am
What a tale of two football teams. One, a night when Tiger Stadium set a record for attendance - 92,910 - it also gave the viewing audience a game of a lifetime to remember.

PARISH RIVALS. After last week’s slugfest, both Hahnville and Destrehan High Schools have to continue their strong play against their remaining four district foes. This week, Hahnville will host East Ascension and their strong offense, while Destrehan wil Destrehan and Hahnville enter into the heart of district play
October 11, 2007 at 11:23 am
Though losing to rival Destrehan in double-overtime may be a bitter pill to swallow, Hahnville head coach Lou Valdin knows that his team doesn't have time to think about what might have been.

All that glitters & more at business social All that glitters & more at business social
October 11, 2007 at 11:22 am
LUCKY WINNER. A champagne Diamond Raffle delights winner Tammy Mars who took home a forever diamond drop necklace donated to the St. Charles Business Association from Rousell's in Luling for the River Parishes Business Social held Oct. 4 at the Jerusalem Temple in Ormond.

Homeschooled kids attend 2-day speech and debate conference Homeschooled kids attend 2-day speech and debate conference
October 11, 2007 at 11:19 am
Homeschool students from the River Parishes, Kenner and Metairie attended a Communicators for Christ Speech and Debate Conference.


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Parish President candidates discuss importance of communication
Parish President candidates discuss importance of communication
Communication has often been cited as a key issue when it comes to making sure the parish council, the parish president and the many parish departments work together efficiently and effectively. If elected, what will you institute to ensure good communication between parish governmental agencies?