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Free-money for college students: how to apply
October 11, 2006 at 3:48 pm
College students who have graduated from either Destrehan High School or Hahnville High School may be eligible to apply for the Ethel Schoeffner Scholarship.

Chamber of Commerce raffle tickets go on sale
October 11, 2006 at 3:47 pm
Tickets for the River Region Chamber of Commerce’s Super Raffle & Silent Auction are available to purchase by calling 359-9777.

Painting workshop Oct. 23-27:
October 11, 2006 at 3:46 pm
The St. Charles Art Guild will feature contemporary painter Kitty Parakh in a workshop on creativity using color and shapes.

Ministry’s Women’s Conference Oct. 21
October 11, 2006 at 3:45 pm
Evangelist Shirley Sims and Virtuous Women of Victory Women’s Ministry of First Baptist Church in Paradis presents the Women’s Conference 2006 on Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Norco Family Day: fun & food for YOU
October 11, 2006 at 3:43 pm
The Norco Civics Association will be celebrating 10 years; and to commemorate this occasion the organization will be hosting a Norco Family Day on Saturday, October 14th, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Westside Recreational Park.

Parish spends $32Gs for park but can’t say when workers will build it
October 11, 2006 at 3:23 pm
St. Charles Parish spent $32,800 to buy land for a community park in Des Allemands last August, but now, two months later, it’s still not clear when construction will start.

Norco man fires gun at wife in wild squabble
October 11, 2006 at 3:20 pm
A 46-year-old man was charged with attempted first-degree murder after he shot at his wife with a high-powered Glock 40-cal. handgun at their home in Norco, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office reports.

Frickey says no meal is complete without him glugging down a big bottle of water. My friends call me Hercules, you can call me, 'Sir!'
October 11, 2006 at 3:15 pm
Mild-mannered Jason Frickey is 43 years old and an insulin-dependent diabetic. But that doesn't stop the 195-pound Des Allemands iron-man from bench-pressing over twice his weight - a personal-best 455 pounds.

Rep. Smith & family hit back at rumors
October 11, 2006 at 3:06 pm
Rep. Gary Smith Jr., D-Norco, has been turning up in the press a lot lately but not entirely because of his work as a state legislator.

Tired of your old plants? Trade them at the Oktober Fest
October 11, 2006 at 3:01 pm
The German Coast Farmers Market will celebrate its Oktober Fest on Saturday, Oct. 21.

Man shot in the face with a 12-gauge - & he’s still alive
October 11, 2006 at 2:59 pm
A 25-year-old Boutte man was charged with attempted second-degree murder after he blasted another man in the face with a 12-gauge shotgun, say cops.

Laque gives FEMA a ‘coonass earful’ in levee-lobby effort
October 11, 2006 at 2:53 pm
For a year now. Albert Laque has been pleading with higher-ups to protect St. Charles Parish with levees on both the east and west banks of the Mississippi.

'Paradox of Our Time': Comic didn’t write it, but everyone thinks he did
October 04, 2006 at 2:00 pm
There are no guardrails on the information highway, and The Paradox of Our Time, a "think piece" featured on the Spirit Weekly page in our last issue, is an excellent example of how the Internet can create seeming realities that have no more substance than smoke or mist.

Fight colds, flu, ‘superbugs' and more with doctor’s immune-booster salad
October 04, 2006 at 1:54 pm
You can protect yourself against illness and enjoy optimal good health by tossing up an immune-boosting "super salad" that a nutrition expert created exclusively for Herald-Guide readers who don't like getting sick.

WAS SHE REALLY TALKING to Our Lady? It certainly looks that way in this 2002 photograph snapped by her mother. Miracle of the Talking Virgin and the Baby Who Heard Her
October 04, 2006 at 1:54 pm
This riveting photograph has traveled the world in newspapers and e-mails read by millions of people - and no wonder: Baby Anna DiMaggio, of LaPlace, not only appears to be talking with the statue of Mary in her family's garden, her father, Andrew DiMaggio, says she WAS talking to the Virgin ... and the Virgin was talking back.

This just in: LSU-UCLA study proves ... Obesity, heart disease FEAR tasty salads This just in: LSU-UCLA study proves ... Obesity, heart disease FEAR tasty salads
October 04, 2006 at 1:49 pm
Eating just one salad a day provides even greater health benefits than doctors and nutritionists previously thought, says eye-opening new research.

Obituaries
October 04, 2006 at 1:47 pm
AICKLEN
Shauna Faith Aicklen of Luling on Thurs., Sept. 21, 2006. Beloved daughter of Kelley Chubb Aicklen and Joey Aicklen, III. Sister of Jessica. Also survived by a host of family and friends. Age 4 1/2 months. Relatives and friends of the family were invited to attend the Funeral Services at Mothe Funeral Home, 7040 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero, LA on Wed., Sept. 27, 2006 at 1 p.m. Visitation at the funeral home was on Wed., Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. until Funeral time. Interment was privately held at a later date.

Dr. Rodney Lafon: Parents are a child’s most important teachers. R-E-S-P-E-C-T
October 04, 2006 at 1:44 pm
St. Charles Parish Public Schools has launched a new "character-education initiative" designed to teach children the importance of acting responsibly and fairly and treating themselves and others with respect.

Lifestyles

First day of school at Allemands Elementary
First day of school at Allemands Elementary
Marsha Walters, principal of Allemands Elementary School, was excited for the first...
Book review: “The Face on the Milk Carton”
Book review: “The Face on the Milk Carton”
In The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney, Janie’s life is turned upside...

Retired Army general threatens parish protest
Retired Army general threatens parish protest
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Retired U.S. Army Lt. General Russel Honoré is front and center in the brewing discussion over how to handle toxic emissions he says were released throughout the month of June from the IMTT facility in St. Rose.