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Camera shootout 2.0
November 11, 2009 at 10:46 am
After dozens of Herald-Guide reader comments and suggestions, the latest and greatest version of the Camera Shootout photo contest has arrived online, 24 hours a day at

School Board to vote on calendar
November 11, 2009 at 10:41 am
Parents and students still have time to weigh-in with their comments or suggestions on the proposed St. Charles Parish Public Schools’ 2010-2011 calendar.

Social dance club publishes member-inspired cookbook Social dance club publishes member-inspired cookbook
October 28, 2009 at 12:10 pm
The East Bank based “Oldies but Goodies Dance & Social Club” is taking their pot-luck dinners to the next level with the release of their first cookbook, “From Our Mamas an ‘nem ...”.

Local ‘House Hunters' needed for reality TV show
October 26, 2009 at 8:50 am
Cable television’s popular home and garden network, HGTV, could be headed to St. Charles Parish in search of homebuyers to feature in their No. 1 ranked series “House Hunters.”

Hahnville, Destrehan high schools select homecoming kings, queens Hahnville, Destrehan high schools select homecoming kings, queens
October 21, 2009 at 10:25 am
Both Destrehan and Hahnville High celebrated their school’s homecoming with the crowning of a new king and queen to reign over this year’s senior class.

Study: Half of swine flu patients otherwise healthy
October 19, 2009 at 8:51 am
The largest U.S. analysis of hospitalized adult swine flu patients has found almost half were healthy people who did not have asthma or any other chronic illnesses before they got sick.

Pregnant woman out of 6-week coma
October 12, 2009 at 12:49 pm
After spending six weeks in an induced, paralyzing coma, Kristy Dufrene-McCully and her unborn baby are finally home.
The 25-year-old expectant mother, who suffered from a life-threatening respiratory disease called acute respiratory distress syndrome in late June, has lived in a coma for nearly two months on a respirator to give her lungs time to heal.

Talented drama club in full gear for fall season Talented drama club in full gear for fall season
October 12, 2009 at 8:59 am
Student actors in Hahnville High’s talented drama club have been hard at work for the past month practicing for their latest performance, “Miss Nelson is Missing,” based on the classic children’s book.

Woman robbed leaving festival
October 05, 2009 at 2:26 pm
On Saturday, Sept. 26, a Luling woman was robbed at knife-point on River Road as she was leaving the Alligator Festival at around 7 p.m.

Fame Fame
October 05, 2009 at 11:15 am
Former Joh’anna’s Jazz in Motion student Kristy Flores has studied dance around the country and can now be seen on the big screen as Rosie Martinez in the 2009 remake of “Fame,” now in theaters.

Businesses transform into haunted house
October 05, 2009 at 8:57 am
Three area businesses are joining forces to bring more fun to the parish for kids this Halloween.

Turning the page
September 30, 2009 at 11:13 am
With nearly 2,000 books sold, Des Allemands writer Lee Stephen credits most of the success of his science-fiction book series, Epic, has received to both independent publishing and the Internet.

Hunters are getting paid less for alligators even though the price of shoes or purses hasn’t fallen, St. Charles Parish wildlife and nuisance control officer Kenny Schmill says. Alligators still in demand, but price just isn’t right
September 30, 2009 at 10:36 am
With little market for alligator hides, hunters are staying home rather than heading out into local swamps and marshes after the big, toothy reptiles.

This tumor, which was 15 pounds, was discovered along with a basketball-sized one inside the stomach of Vanessa Bell. Infant-sized tumors shock Des Allemands woman, doctors
September 30, 2009 at 10:25 am
After being diagnosed with fibromyalgia, Vanessa Bell of Des Allemands didn’t foresee herself dealing with another serious medical condition. That was, however, until mid 2008 when two infant-sized masses were discovered in her abdomen.

Duplantis builds largest home on East Bank Duplantis builds largest home on East Bank
September 21, 2009 at 12:49 pm
With nearly a year of construction under their tool belts, builders continue to chisel away at what has been deemed the largest residential property on the East Bank.

Destrehan High kids mentor peers Destrehan High kids mentor peers
September 21, 2009 at 11:44 am
DESTREHAN - The first thing that comes to mind when you hear of a mentor is someone that helps or guides another when in need.

Pictured above are Joanne Mehrtens and Pat Roig, friends and teachers who have began a series of children’s books that focus on the learning adventures of Ralph and Roxanne  two New Orleans roaches. Making learning fun
September 21, 2009 at 11:41 am
Within 20 pages of crayon-colored illustrations and clever learning rhymes, children follow two roaches, Ralph and Roxanne, as they count their way around New Orleans in “Counting Around the Neutral Ground.”

The Louisiana Artist Association held a member’s exhibit on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Mocha Latte Restaurant in Destrehan. The winner’s were: Claire Oliver - first place under glass, William Crowell - first place not under glass, Myrie Van - second place under Color your world
September 14, 2009 at 9:41 am
The St. Charles Art Guild held their first blank canvas meeting of the year where members were able to discuss new opportunities for the coming months.

New Boutte restaurant mixes food with antiques New Boutte restaurant mixes food with antiques
September 14, 2009 at 8:50 am
Standing behind the front end of a ‘54 GMC serving locals “momma’s favorites” is where you’ll find Christina Reed each day.

130 students opt out of Obama’s school speech
September 14, 2009 at 8:48 am
President Barack Obama steered clear of politics in a pep talk to students Tuesday that sparked controversy locally, leading St. Charles Parish parents to online forums to voice their concerns regarding the address.


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Council OKs $10M pump station
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In still another move to expand St. Charles Parish's hurricane protection system, the Council approved the $10.2 Magnolia Ridge Drainage Pump Station.