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What's fasting got to do with it?

By Fr. Dwight Longenecker
I posted a video on my blog the other day from YouTube. It was an interview with a Romanian hermit. This grizzled old warrior was asked the most important element in a successful prayer life. He looked away with watery eyes then looked at the interviewer and replied, "Purity of the body."Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 11:04 am

Huey P. getting much needed upgrade

The Huey P. Long Bridge is an amazing structure. Built in the thirties, it has withstood a tremendous increase in traffic.Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 11:03 am

Peanut butter collection to go on despite salmonella scare

The recent salmonella outbreak won’t put the brakes on a St. Charles Parish Mardi Gras tradition - the collection of jars of peanut butter.Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 11:02 am

Fundraiser almost shut down because of lack of permit

When planning a fundraiser, the check list of things to do can take on a life of its own, especially if you don’t have your permits in order. Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 11:01 am

Lobbying firm sets priorities

Two days after the St. Charles Parish Council approved the hiring of Eglé and Associates by a slim 5-4 vote, the lobbying firm began its representation of the parish in Washington, D.C.Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 10:27 am

Knife-wielding man allegedly breaks into New Sarpy home

New Sarpy resident Clifton Blue, 33, was arrested on Feb. 12 and charged with attempted armed robbery and simple burglary after he allegedly tried to break into a residence located at 540 W. Lawson St.Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 10:27 am

Teacher hopes photos can help save old Luling church

With the fate of the old Luling church still undecided, one local teacher hopes to use photos of the historic landmark to raise money for the buildings restoration.Read More...
February 18, 2009 at 10:27 am

Sweetheart dance at fire department

DES ALLEMANDS - The Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Sweetheart Dance on Saturday, Feb. 14 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the fire station located at 16960 Highway 90 in Des Allemands.

The dance is open to kids 12 to 17 years of age. Parents are required to sign the child into and out of the dance. Admission is $5. Concessions will be sold.

For more information, contact Tracy Sparks at 504-915-3258 or Julie Trosclair at 504-416-5936.
February 14, 2009 at 11:33 am

Kid’s parade rolls at farmers’ market

DESTREHAN - The Kid Krewe du market will roll at the German Coast Farmers’ Market on Saturday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. at Ormond Plantation.

Decorated wagons with krewe members ages 10 and under will parade through the market booth area whirling Mardi Gras throws. First and second place prizes will be awarded to the “Best of Show.”

To participate, the decorated wagon must be pulled by an adult and the rider must provide his/her own throws.
Entrance fee is $5. Participants are asked to arrive between 9 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. to sign up.

Questions? Call 985-764-9762.
February 14, 2009 at 11:32 am

$1 buys you a bag of books at sale

HAHNVILLE - The Friends of the St. Charles Parish Library will conduct a one-day book sale on Friday, Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s theme is “A Buck Buys a Bag of Books.”

The sale will be held at the Friends of the Book Nook, adjacent to the Hahnville library.
February 13, 2009 at 11:32 am

Fundraiser for man hit by drunk driver

LULING - In an effort to raise money for Dennis Mahler's family, Jambalaya dinners and Domino's pizzas will be sold at a fundraiser on Feb. 13 at 4:30 p.m. at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Luling and at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Destrehan. Dennis's vehicle was struck by a drunk driver on Jan. 4.

He remains in critical condition at University Hospital.

Dinners include jambalaya, white beans, peas and bread. They will be sold for $7. Large Domino's cheese and pepperoni pizzas will be sold for $10.Read More...
February 13, 2009 at 11:31 am

The Cook's Corner

Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.Read More...
February 12, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Sign up for a community education class TODAY!

Registration for all spring 2009 Community Education classes will be accepted thru Feb. 20. Classes will begin the week of March 2.Read More...
February 12, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald

It was 8 a.m. on a Saturday morning with temperatures in the mid 60s. The ground was dry, but the air had enough humidity to leave a good rabbit scent on the ground. Bad news if you are a rabbit.Read More...
February 12, 2009 at 12:54 pm

Tigers defend goal against Wildcats, girls fall to rivals

Destrehan Coach Kurt Hargis said that although his team played well defensively, they just couldn’t find ways to get the ball in the hole in their 38-46 loss to Hahnville.Read More...
February 12, 2009 at 12:50 pm

Camera Shootout 2009 Feb. 5 Weekly Winner

“Shower Me With Kisses” by Donna Morgan got the most votes last week and is the Feb. 5 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest. Congratulations to Donna.Read More...
February 12, 2009 at 12:07 pm

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Council accepts two nominees for hospital board seat
Council accepts two nominees for hospital board seat
The St. Charles Parish Council accepted two nominees for the St. Charles Hospital Board seat vacated by John Landry III, who was forced to leave the position.