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The Cook's Corner

Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.Read More...
August 21, 2008 at 1:59 pm

Norco American Legion elects new officers

The American Legion Spillway Post in Norco installed their officers for the 2009 year. Read More...
August 21, 2008 at 1:56 pm

J. B. Martin cheerleaders win top awards

The J.B. Martin cheerleaders won top honors at the UCA Camp at Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond.Read More...
August 21, 2008 at 1:54 pm

Sports camp at First Assembly

DES ALLEMANDS - First Assembly of God will sponsor a Mega Sports camp Aug. 21 through 24 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church located at 16976 U.S. 90 in Des Allemands.

Children ages 5 to 11 may attend. Baseball, soccer and cheerleading will be offered. Rallies, sport stories and Bible stories also will be featured.

Registration will begin at 4:45 each day. For information, visit the Web site or call camp directors Taylor and Irene Dufrene at 985-758-7547.
August 21, 2008 at 11:07 am

Thrift store relies on the help of disabled residents

With the help of several disabled citizens, a new business venture has opened its doors in St. Charles Parish.
The thrift store, Cajun Village, started out as a simple vision that the executive director and a few earnest volunteers have made into a reality.Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 5:21 pm


Sidney James "Snake" Matherne, a native of Evergreen and a resident of Destrehan, for the past 55 years, passed away at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 8, 2008 at the age of 83.Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 11:13 am


Roland Paul Bernard went to meet the Lord on Tuesday, Aug.12, 2008.Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 11:11 am

Sheriff's Reports

•Nicholas P. Banta, 30, of 3531 46th St. in Metairie was arrested on Aug. 8 and charged with simple burglary.Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 11:07 am

Historical association thanks parish for cleanup

Dear Editor:
On behalf of the St. Charles Museum and Historical Association, I would like to thank Parish President V.J. St. Pierre and his staff for the continued support and assistance afforded the association. I would also like to thank the Department of Parks and Recreation for refurbishing and maintaining the historical walkway at the West Bank Bridge Park. Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 11:05 am

How will we pay for politicions programs, proposals?

As the presidential and congressional campaigns take on more momentum heading toward the nominating conventions and Labor Day, sugar-coated promises are filling the airwaves. It is easy for politicians to pander if they aren’t required to say how they plan to pay for the programs and proposals they set forth as temptations for the voters.Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 11:03 am

Parish changes strategy on West Bank levee

By Renee Allemand
Hurricane protection is vital to the future of St. Charles Parish, and officials are continuing work to expedite the construction of a West Bank levee.Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 11:02 am

Coastal restoration efforts move toward construction

At last, there’s some good news about coastal restoration efforts in Louisiana. We’re not just studying, planning, re-planning and re-studying it. We’re getting ready to do it. Construction, that is.Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 11:01 am

Council gives property owners tax break

The St. Charles Parish Council agreed with residents and decided to roll back millage rates. That made some taxing districts unhappy, some concerned and some indifferent.Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 11:00 am

Minor league football could be headed our way

When minor league football coach Ken Austin looks down the 100-yard stretch of a football field he sees more than just the blueprint for a game.Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 10:59 am

Change in minimum wage has minimum impact

Though the federal minimum wage recently rose by 70 cents, only 2 percent of the nation's workforce experienced a pay increase, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 10:58 am

Dog-saving Lieutenant graduates from FBI academy

Lt. Ricky Oubre, who is known for saving dogs from animal shelters throughout the southeastern part of the state and training them for police work, graduated from the FBI National Academy Program.Read More...
August 20, 2008 at 10:56 am

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Destrehan survives Hahnville rally, wins thriller
Destrehan survives Hahnville rally, wins thriller
With a roller coaster ride of a game tied at 28 with 10 seconds left, and the eyes of seemingly all of St. Charles Parish focused on the field, Bradley Quinn came through for his team.