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Camera Shootout 2008

“When the Saints Go Marching In” by Donah Barrios got the most votes last week and is the Oct. 9 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 3:35 pm

History plays an important role in America’s current market plunge

As our country endures economic crisis, consumers are worried about the safety and security of their jobs, homes, retirement and financial futures.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 3:26 pm

Saints board meets in Ormond

The Saints Board of Realtors recently met at the Ormond Country Club. Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 3:25 pm

St. Charles Art Guild NEWS

The organization’s first workshop, “Basics of Landscape Painting,” will be held on Oct. 22 through 24 at Destrehan Plantation with Phil Sandusky as workshop instructor.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 3:22 pm

The Cook's Corner

Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 3:19 pm

Lions Club hosts annual baby contest

The Luling Boutte Lions Club will host the Fall Fest Baby Contest on Sunday, Oct. 26 at the VFW Post 3750 in Luling.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 3:17 pm


After the Benediction, the new book by Ellen L. Grant, is a reality-based, effective tool that addresses the challenges many Christians face today, such as controlling in-laws, overbearing bosses, pretentious pastors, dysfunctional families, illnesses, financial ruin, and what Grant calls "the most gratifying temptation of all … flesh." Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 3:16 pm

Overcoming the Odds

For nearly 20 months, Hahnville resident Jamona Anderson challenged herself daily to learn and master the first five belt levels in the martial arts sport known as Tae Kwon Do. Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 3:10 pm

Early voting gets underway on Oct. 21

As the election draws closer for the next president of the United States, St. Charles Parish residents who didn’t register to vote by Oct. 6 won’t be allowed to vote for John McCain or Barack Obama. Registrar of Voters Brian Champagne says that by law everyone has until 30 days prior to an election to register to vote.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 1:13 pm

New venture gives residents ability to cook, market food items

St. Charles Parish residents who have a passion for cooking and a good idea for a food product could see their homemade recipes lining the shelves of supermarkets everywhere. That's because the Norco Food Incubator, a facility that includes a commercial grade kitchen for production of home baked goods, is almost complete.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 1:10 pm

Sheriff's Reports

•Leonard Celestine, 23, of 1108 Paul Frederick St. in Luling was arrested on Oct. 6 and charged with possession with intent to sell crack cocaine, possession of Nabumetone, resisting an officer by flight and criminal damage to property.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:56 am

Should airport be privatized?

A new possibility has come forth on what to do about the ownership and management of Louis Armstrong International Airport. The City of New Orleans which owns it and the State of Louisiana have been investigating the possibility of the state buying it since it is a regional airport serving all of southeast Louisiana and the city can use the money.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:55 am

Courthouse employees show spirit

By Renee Allemand
Friday's big game between Hahnville and Destrehan High Schools brought out the fighting spirit of many employed at the St. Charles Parish courthouse.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:54 am

What’s coming up next - - ‘Plan D?’

They can’t say they weren’t warned. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives were told by the President, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Senate, and the House Democratic and Republican leadership that if they voted against the economic bailout bill passed by the Senate, the stock market would crash. A minority of 171 of them did, and the market has indeed crashed—in spite of the “rescue” bill passing by a large margin.Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:52 am


Nickie Lynn Vitrano Nicks, 53, died on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2008 at her home in Granbury, Texas, after a short battle with cancer. Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:51 am


Marie Amelia Boe' Laiche passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 at 10:45 a.m. Beloved wife of Irvin (Tutone) Laiche for 59 years. Read More...
October 15, 2008 at 11:47 am

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Cochran addresses taxes at forum
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A large crowd was assembled Wednesday morning at Belle Terre Country Club in LaPlace as all three River Parish Presidents sat together to speak to the River Region Chamber of Commerce as part of a Parish President’s Forum.