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$1M PAY HIKE FOR PARISH WORK FORCE
November 08, 2006 at 2:43 pm
HAHNVILLE - A cost-of-living increase and other salary hikes totalling $1 million are flowing to St. Charles Parish employees as part of a $90 million budget for 2007 that includes $20 million for west bank levee improvements to protect residents from flooding in a big hurricane like Katrina.

SPLAT. The Herald-Guide’s Heather R. Breaux smacks a mosquito, saving herself an itchy bite. St. Charles parishioners from Boutte to Ama to Des Allemands and beyond are doing the same. The year’s been a bad one for the bugs, that’s for sure. Worst mosquito year ever
November 08, 2006 at 2:39 pm
THE "buggy equivalent" of a 100-year hurricane has slammed into St. Charles Parish with residents from Norco, Ama and Kenner to Boutte, Paradis, Bayou Gauche and Des Allemands complaining that this season's crop of insects is the worst they've ever seen.

Will you marry me? Will you marry me?
November 08, 2006 at 2:08 pm
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Breaux of Luling are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Amanda Marie Breaux to Mr. Kyle James Thomas Ducan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Duncan Sr. of Canada. The groom’s parents currently reside in Luling.

St. Charles man goes Hollywood St. Charles man goes Hollywood
November 01, 2006 at 5:13 pm
BOUTTE - Gary Dauphin will serve as executive producer for a new television drama that will start out being filmed in New Orleans but might soon be shot in Hahnville.

Ex-gay advocate urges telling truth about molestation-homosexuality link
November 01, 2006 at 4:38 pm
(AgapePress) - The executive director of an organization that offers support to members and to the families of members of the "ex-gay" community -- former homosexuals and those struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction -- has a unique perspective on the Mark Foley scandal. While reproaches and recriminations abound in the media, she says someone needs to offer the disgraced former Congressman and others like him a message of hope and truth.

Voters to decide in eight states to preserve traditional marriage
November 01, 2006 at 4:37 pm
(AgapePress) - Marriage traditionalists and pro-family leaders are predicting Wednesday's ruling in New Jersey requiring equal rights for same-sex couples will energize Christian conservatives in eight states where, in less than a week, voters will decide whether to amend their state constitutions to preserve traditional marriage.

We <u>are</u> the champions We are the champions
November 01, 2006 at 4:29 pm
The Hahnville Lady Tigers volleyball team wrapped up one of the most successful seasons in their history, sweeping District 7-I with an 8-0 record and finishing with an overall record of 20-7.

Hahnville & LSU alumni help Ravens derail Saints
November 01, 2006 at 4:25 pm
A duo of former Louisiana prep standout defensive backs, Dawan Landry from Hahnville High School and Ronnie Prude from LSU, intercepted passes for touchdowns that helped guide the Ravens to an upset win over the Saints.

<u>This</u> one’s for the whole enchilada - Destrehan & East St. John face off in a ‘Battle of the Unbeatens’ This one’s for the whole enchilada - Destrehan & East St. John face off in a ‘Battle of the Unbeatens’
November 01, 2006 at 4:20 pm
DESTREHAN - The stage was set. The pundits had made their predictions. Every neutral party assumed an easy Destrehan win. And then Hahnville showed up and nearly pulled off what could have been the biggest upset of the year.

How to keep your tropical plants happy this winter
November 01, 2006 at 4:17 pm
BATON ROUGE - Tropical plants that thrive on decks, patios, porches and courtyards through the summer can’t withstand freezing and must be protected in the winter.


Whole lotta shakin’ going on Whole lotta shakin’ going on
November 01, 2006 at 4:02 pm
HAHNVILLE - Super-fit Kelly McNulty stays that way by belly-dancing for fun and also showing other women how to enjoy the ancient art form in classes at Hahnville High School.

"It's interesting and it's a fun and free-spirited form of dance," says McNulty, who's taught continuing-education classes for St. Charles Parish Schools for the past two years.

PEP
November 01, 2006 at 3:57 pm
BOUTTE - You can boost energy and sail through your busy day with simple lifestyle tips that won’t cost you a dime, a nutritionist tells Herald-Guide readers exclusively.

Obituaries
November 01, 2006 at 3:46 pm
LABRANCHE

Loraine Duhe La Branche on Thursday, Oct. 19 in Jefferson. Wife of the late Paul La Branche . Daughter of the late Paul LaBranche and Leoda Simon Duhe. Mother of Larry LaBranche and wife, Phyllis LaBranche and Joey LaBranche and wife, Marsha LaBranche. Sister of Dorothy LaBranche, Yvonne Richoux, Catherine Weber, Alton Duhe and Lloyd Duhe. Grandmother of Corey, Nicole and April LaBranche and Holly Troxler. Great-grandmother of Bryce and Tristan Troxler. Age 80. A native of Montz and resident Destrehan. Mass of Christian Burial was at 10 a.m. on Oct. 23 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norco. Interment was in St. Peter's Catholic Church, Mausoleum in Reserve. Visitation was at H.C. Alexander Funeral Home in Norco from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m.

How children were taught to love God in 1855
November 01, 2006 at 3:42 pm
CHAPTER IV. THE BIBLE.

MY DEAR CHILD - Can you see God? No; you cannot see him. No one in this world can see him, though he can see us all the time. He looks at us, and sees all we do; he hears all we say, and he knows every thing which we think about or wish, even if we do not tell it to any body.


Healing foods of the Holy Bible
November 01, 2006 at 3:40 pm
THE Holy Bible pointedly refers to dozens of healthful foods that you might want to consider adding to your diet as part of an overall wellness plan.

And here you’ll find 10 of them as referenced in "Hertel’s New Standard Bible" - an 82-year-old "classic" that was published in 1924 and has been passed down through my family for generations.

Sheriff's Report
November 01, 2006 at 3:35 pm
A 14-year-old Destrehan boy has been booked with solicitation for murder and illegal possession of a handgun after St. Charles Parish authorities said he offered a 15-year-old Destrehan boy $90 to kill another boy.

3rd quarter crime up a little from 2nd quarter, a lot from last year
November 01, 2006 at 3:32 pm
Sheriff Greg Champagne reports that crime in St. Charles Parish during the third quarter of 2006 rose nearly 2 percent when compared to this year’s second quarter, and 12 percent when compared to last year’s third quarter.

Our View
November 01, 2006 at 3:29 pm
Salvation of the west bank of St. Charles Parish could rest in the construction of a hurricane protection levee along the Intracoastal Canal south of Lake Salvador. That would take the place of other proposed routes for the Donaldsonville to the Gulf levee planned by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.

New site connects job seekers with thousands  of open positions
New site connects job seekers with thousands of open positions
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A new online job connection program that seeks to match the skill set of job seekers with the needs of potential employers is expected to be a great help to St. Charles Parish residents and local industry alike.