Camera Shootout 2008 May 22 Weekly Winner Camera Shootout 2008 May 22 Weekly Winner
May 28, 2008 at 1:44 pm
“Just a Swingn’” by Erica Williams got the most votes last week and is the May 22 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.

Pets of the Week Pets of the Week
May 28, 2008 at 1:40 pm
Two 5-year-old black and brown Dachshunds area available for adoption at the St. Charles Parish animal shelter.

Homeschooled 4-H club rack up awards at St. Charles Parish 4-H Project Day Homeschooled 4-H club rack up awards at St. Charles Parish 4-H Project Day
May 28, 2008 at 1:39 pm
The Families for Homeschool Education 4-H Club experienced great success at the St. Charles Parish 4-H Project Day. The members received the following honors:

The Cook’s Corner The Cook’s Corner
May 28, 2008 at 1:18 pm
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS. The featured students are recipients of St. Charles Women’s Club scholarships. Pictured are (l to r) front row - Jourdan McCullough, Lauren Matherne and Samantha May. Back row - Arielle Delery, Ronald Joseph and Kelsie Soudelier. Herald-Guide PEOPLE WATCH
May 28, 2008 at 1:12 pm
At the end-of-the-year luncheon the St. Charles Women’s Club awarded the following St. Charles Parish high school seniors scholarships:

Beat the rush
May 28, 2008 at 1:09 pm
The start of this year’s hurricane season is rapidly approaching, and LSU AgCenter experts say stocking up on supplies now makes sense – whether you think a storm comes your way or not.

High gas prices hit residents hard High gas prices hit residents hard
May 28, 2008 at 11:57 am
St. Charles Parish residents, like many across the nation, are watching gas prices skyrocket. Many are being cautious, counting every penny spent at the pumps while they wonder when they will get some relief.

Biodiesel plant back on track
May 28, 2008 at 11:50 am
A ray of hope in a dismal financial market came in the form of $100 million bonds for a firm planning to get things up and running again in St. Charles Parish.

What about the kids? What about the kids?
May 28, 2008 at 9:50 am
Some families living near the East Regional Library can't afford Internet services, and many don't even own computers. Because of that, some of the parish's youngest residents have come to rely on the public library to get important classwork done.

Nuss: Council not breaking the law
May 28, 2008 at 9:50 am
Residents concerned over whether or not the council has violated the Sunshine Law, which are rules that assure public access to government meetings, can relax. Council Chairman Dennis Nuss says that the council has not met in groups of five, which would be considered a violation and an illegal meeting because a majority of the council members would be present.

First-quarter crime totals drop to lowest level in more than 12 years
May 28, 2008 at 9:50 am
So far, so good for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

During the first quarter of 2008, crime fell by 2.38 percent when compared to the same period in 2007.That was a reduction from 474 total crimes to 463 and is the lowest first quarter total in more than 12 years.

Church will host revival May 25-27
May 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - The First Assembly of God church in Des Allemands will hold a revival on May 25 through 27 on church grounds located at 16976 U.S. 90.

Services will be on May 25 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. and services on May 26 and 27 will be at 7 p.m.

Andre Van Zyl, a minister for 26 years, will preach.
For more information, call the church at 985-758-7547.

West Regional library host tea
May 24, 2008 at 4:39 pm
LULING - The West Regional Library, located at 105 Lakewood Dr. in Luling will host the following event on Saturday, May 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

•Mother - Daughter Tea Party - Participants will learn proper etiquette and how to make tea. Traditional tea refreshments will be served. For ages 12 and up. Space is limited, so call 985-785-8471 to register.

Courthouse stage for Memorial Day gathering
May 24, 2008 at 4:37 pm
HAHNVILLE - St. Charles Parish will host a Memorial Day ceremony Saturday, 11 a.m. to noon, at the St. Charles Courthouse, 15045 River Road, Hahnville.

Charles Cancienne of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars is organizing the ceremony, which will feature presentation of colors by the Hahnville High School ROTC, a 21-gun salute by the United Veterans League, the playing of taps, and patriotic singing by local resident Penny Matherne.

Speakers are Parish President V.J. St. Pierre, veteran Sonny Savoie and former Parish President Albert Laque. Local veterans and other residents are encouraged to attend. For information, call Cancienne at (985) 758-7716.

Community chorus holds free concert
May 23, 2008 at 1:54 pm
DESTREHAN - The public is invited to attend the spring concert for the Community Chorus of the River Parishes on May 23 at 7 p.m. at the St. Charles Borromeo Church on River Road in Destrehan.

The concert will be inspirational in theme and will be ideal for family entertainment and all those who love music.
The concert is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted. The chorus also performs at no charge for church groups, the Council On Aging, veterans organizations and the parish.

For more information, call Louise Broach Fischer at 985-785-2819.

Rain, Rain, Go Away Rain, Rain, Go Away
May 23, 2008 at 1:21 pm
The wrath of Mother Nature descended upon St. Charles Parish last night as heavy downpours caused widespread street flooding throughout the area.

Chorus looking for new members
May 23, 2008 at 12:12 pm
DESTREHAN - The Community Chorus of River Parishes will hold their spring concert on May 23 at the St. Charles Borromeo Church in Destrehan.

The chorus is looking for new members and is open to all who love to sing. At present, the chorus has members from St. James, St. John and St. Charles parishes and continues to grow in number.

The concert is free and open to the public as well and donations are being accepted. For further information on how to join the chorus, call Louise Broach Fischer at 985-785-2819 or Marilyn Richoux at 985-764-2698.

Sheriff’s camp looking for a few good kids Sheriff’s camp looking for a few good kids
May 21, 2008 at 6:31 pm
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has openings for its Operation First Class Sheriff's Camp for boys ages 12 through 16. The camp, which features activities like archery, rifle range shooting, gun safety, swimming, team building and leadership building, is scheduled for July 6 through July 11.

Heliport going back to court
Heliport going back to court
Although 29th District Court Judge Timothy Marcel ruled against Tim Mayeaux’s proposed heliport on Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway, the Luling resident said he is appealing the decision.

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