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‘Voices of Louisiana’ gets two thumbs up ‘Voices of Louisiana’ gets two thumbs up
January 31, 2007 at 12:15 pm
A lesson in Louisiana history was taught with vigor and relish at Destrehan Plantation’s Mule Barn.

Ask Nattie
January 31, 2007 at 11:45 am
Nattie Swan is St. Charles Parish’s best new advice columnist for kids and their parents. Let her help you. Send questions to editor@heraldguide.com.

Are you a litterbug?
January 31, 2007 at 11:42 am
A few weeks ago I was walking to my car in the mall parking lot and I spotted a woman taking trash out of their car and throwing it on the payment next to her, and in a matter of seconds there it was - a mountain of empty water bottles, cigarette packs and greasy fast-food wrappers.

Crawfish crop is really big ... and thanks to rain and a mild winter Crawfish crop is really big ... and thanks to rain and a mild winter
January 31, 2007 at 11:38 am
Louisiana's famed crawfish harvest is bouncing back two years after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the $40-million industry - and the proof is in all the live CRAWFISH signs that are popping up all over St. Charles Parish.

TOWN TALK
January 31, 2007 at 11:18 am
Congratulations to King Milton and Queen Kathleen Cambre as royalty presiding over the Young at Heart Carnival Ball hosted by the St. Charles Council on Aging and Recreation Department on Jan. 21 at the Jerusalem Shriners Center in Destrehan. The ball is one of the highlights of the carnival season in our parish.

Weather Girl says: Weather Girl Megan
January 24, 2007 at 2:39 pm
Expect a mixed weather bag in the week ahead, with cool temperatures and accompanied by clouds, rain and sunshine depending on the day. Here’s Weather Girl Megan Water’s rundown:

OVERWEIGHT
January 24, 2007 at 2:32 pm
The United Health Foundation has ranked Louisiana as the “least healthy” state in the nation for 2006 and the picture painted by the respected research group isn’t pretty.

You can be a Herald-Guide Bicentennial supermodel like Chasidy Fonseca. E-mail heatherb@heraldguide.com and we’ll arrange to make you famous, too. New model each week.


Bicentennial trivia
January 24, 2007 at 2:28 pm
In honor of St. Charles Parish’s Bicentennial year, the Herald-Guide will feature seven trivia tidbits about the parish in weekly installments through Dec. 31, 2007. Ready? Read on:

Sheriff's Reports
January 24, 2007 at 2:14 pm
A 13-year-old Luling boy was booked on a charge of attempted first-degree murder, says the sheriff’s office, after he held a knife to his mother’s throat ...- threatened her with a gun ... tried to smother her with a pillow.

SAINTS RULE. Bradley Clark and David Robin show off their tattoos. Never say die
January 24, 2007 at 2:10 pm
On a dreary and rainy Sunday afternoon in St. Charles Parish, regular patrons, hardcore fans, and casual fans alike gathered at Sport's Pub in Destrehan to cheer on the New Orleans Saints in the biggest game of the 40-year franchise.

Spirit Happenings
January 24, 2007 at 2:09 pm
Christians and non-Christians invited to Bible Study in Luling

Cox threatens to clip Super Bowl cable and the question is, would they REALLY do that?
January 24, 2007 at 2:08 pm
The Super Bowl will not air for Cox Communications cable subscribers in St. Charles Parish unless CBS-affiliate WWL-TV’s parent company, BELO Corp., of Dallas, Texas, and Cox’s corporate office in Atlanta, Georgia, can settle a dispute before game day on Feb. 4.

Paul Rogat Loeb Mark Twain was right - everybody TALKS about the weather but nobody DOES anything about it
January 24, 2007 at 2:02 pm
By Paul Rogat Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time, and a good friend of the Herald-Guide.

Obituaries
January 24, 2007 at 2:01 pm
BATSON
Aubrey Merrell Batson, Sr. passed away on Sunday, Jan. 14 in Houma. A U.S. Marine Corp. veteran of WWII. Husband of the late Sylvia Mercedes Batson. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Batson. Father of Peggy Falla and husband Joe Falla; John Batson and girlfriend Karen Peters; the late Aubrey M. Batson Jr. William (Billy) Batson, Sue Tesch, Anita Gaubert and Mary Massengale. Father-in-law of Elaine peters Batson. Brother of Eugen McFarren and Vonda Morton. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Age 80, a native of Earle, Arkansas and resident in Houma. Visitation was at Alexander Funeral Home Norco at 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesday Jan 16. A private Graveside Service followed the visitation. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Terrebone House Asst. living, Terrebone General Hospital and the Gulf State L.T.A.C unit, all of Houma Alexander Funeral Home of Norco.

St. Charles school system is prospering
January 24, 2007 at 2:00 pm
We’ve seen evidence nationwide what a good school system can mean to a community.

Governor’s race turns political already with Blanco & Jindal opposing - again
January 24, 2007 at 1:57 pm
The campaign for governor in Louisiana has started in earnest and it looks like party politics will play a big part in it.

Murder madness in N.O. ... you don’t know the half of it
January 24, 2007 at 1:53 pm
As of this writing, 15 murders have been reported in New Orleans in the first 21 days of the year. At that rate the city is on its way to over 350 murders in 2007. There were three more shootings over the weekend, but as far as we know all three victims remain alive.

At the sound of the beep
January 24, 2007 at 1:51 pm
Editor: I hope everybody votes for the school millage renewal that you talked about in the Herald-Guide. Heaven forbid we have to shut the schools and fire the teachers. That wouldn’t do at all.

New chemical plant will be built in Luling
New chemical plant will be built in Luling
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Momentive Specialty Chemicals will build a new production facility in Luling while upgrading their plant in Geismar.