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Council OKs land donation, clears way for crime-fighting complex

The St. Charles Parish Council has agreed to donate 7.74 acres of land to the sheriff’s office, a move that Sheriff Greg Champagne said will allow him to consolidate his enforcement operations and bring more efficiency to the department’s crime-fighting ability.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 12:01 pm
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After 6 year absence, priest returns to Norco

Parishioners at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Norco are welcoming back a familiar face - Father Terry Becnel.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:52 am
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Lights, Camera, Action

Once again, St. Charles Parish has found itself in front of the camera. But this time the “Parish of Plenty” serves as the backdrop for a short student film called “Acting Your Age.”Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:51 am
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Child’s death still haunts East Bank mother

It has been a little more than a year since the death of her 4-year-old daughter, but Melissa Champagne still feels like the tragic event occurred yesterday.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:51 am
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$1.7 billion Entergy project hits another snag

Entergy’s plan to build a new electricity generator fueled by petroleum coke at its Little Gypsy facility in Montz hit another snag in February after a joint report by the Alliance for Affordable Energy and the Sierra Club said that plans to convert the plant would leave customers with higher bills.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:51 am
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Parish winning war against code enforcement violators

The St. Charles Parish Planning and Zoning Department isn't fooling around when it comes to cleaning up communities in the area.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:51 am
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Herald-Guide still going strong

Several big-city newspapers are seeking bankruptcy. But fear not. St. Charles Herald-Guide is not one of those guys nor are any others in our area that we know of.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 9:39 am
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Sleep center hosts support meetings

DESTREHAN - A support group for those who suffer with sleep apnea will be held on March 3 at the Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Center located at 1972 Ormond Blvd. Ste. B in Destrehan.

The center will also host a restless legs support group meeting on March 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the center.
Call 985-764-1441 or email gulfcoastsleepcenter@cox.net for more information.
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March 03, 2009 at 10:52 am
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Grab your pole, it’s time to fish

NORCO - The St. Charles Council on Aging and the St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation will host their annual fishing rodeo on Wednesday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Bonne Carre Spillway Park Pavilion in Norco.

“The event is open to seniors 60 years and older,” said COA spokesperson Stephanie Boudreaux. “Fishing poles and bait are supplied, but seniors are asked to bring their own hats and chairs.”

Event highlights include music, entertainment, prizes, food and lots of fun.

In addition to the fishing rodeo the COA will also hosts a cookie contest and a “Tall Fish Tale” essay contest at the pavilion.

Seniors are invited to write a funny or far out “Tall Fish Tale” ranging from 50 to 75 words. Deadline is March 25. Entries may be handwritten or typed.

The cookie contest will also be held on Wednesday, April 1 at the Bonnet Carre Spillway recreation area in Norco during the organization’s annual fishing rodeo. For entry forms and rules, contact Stephanie at 985-783-6683.Read More...
March 01, 2009 at 12:41 pm
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Blood drive for Neil Bordelon

DES ALLEMANDS - A blood replacement drive for Neil Bordelon will be held on March 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department located at 16960 Highway 90.

For more information, call Julie Trosclair at 504-416-5936.Read More...
March 01, 2009 at 10:51 am
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Deadline for booth registrants nears

LULING - The United Way of St. Charles 5K Bridge Run/Walk and Festival is set for April 4. The deadline for all booths is March 1. The registration fee for a 10 x 10 spot is $75.

Registrants are responsible for providing all items needed for set up.

For more information, call 985-331-9063.
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March 01, 2009 at 10:51 am
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‘Highway 315’ to perform Feb. 28

DES ALLEMANDS - The St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will hold its monthly dance on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

Music by “Highway 315” Tickets are $15 per person. Bring your own liquor.

Call 985-758-7542 with questions.Read More...
February 28, 2009 at 10:50 am
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Free ACT practice tests at library

The St. Charles Parish library is offering two free ACT practice tests to parish teens.

The first test is set for Feb. 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the East Regional Library located at 100 River Oaks Dr. in Destrehan. The second will be held at the St. Rose Branch located at 90 East Club Dr. in St. Rose on March 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pencils are provided.

Registration is online at www.princetonreview.com/events or by calling 1-800-273-8439.Read More...
February 28, 2009 at 10:50 am
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Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald

If you are still thinking about hooking-up your boat and heading out to catch a big bass or a bunch of sac-a-laits, the time is at hand. Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 11:15 am
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Camera Shootout 2009 Feb. 19 weekly Winner

“Lollipop” by Jennifer St. Pierre got the most votes last week and is the Feb. 19 weekly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest. Congratulations to Jennifer.Read More...
February 25, 2009 at 11:12 am
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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...
February 25, 2009 at 11:09 am
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Humane Society Pet of the Week: Harry
Humane Society Pet of the Week: Harry
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This week’s St. Charles Humane Society’s showcase pet is Sheba.