Editorial




Learning plant skills will benefit parish
September 05, 2007 at 2:31 pm
Learning the skills to operate plant equipment should certainly benefit high school seniors in St. Charles Parish. And it should help keep many of them at home when they get permanent jobs in the future.

St. Charles treated unfairly when it comes to Homestead Exemptions
September 05, 2007 at 2:17 pm
By Rock Gisclair

In nine years, the total number of homes in St. Charles Parish rose from 12,307 to 13,751; while the number of homes covered by the homestead exemption has significantly decreased.

BASS IN THE GRASS. These Waggaman anglers found plenty of bass in the exploding grass beds of Lake Catouachie. The boom is still young with most of the bass still on the small side, but as they grow up-- watch out! Another plus -- the grass is cleaning up Herald-Guide Outdoor Report
August 29, 2007 at 2:36 pm
The bass bite in Lake Cataouatche has been aggressive all summer and will only get better as the weather cools.

The six cadets and two instructors from Destrehan are: Standing (L to R) LtCol Meilke (Instructor); Cadet’s Tyler Corkern, Autumn Morrissey, Kyle Kiefer, Sara Rodriguez, Ahmi Astina, Ashley Gibbins, and CMSgt Dorsey (Instructor).
DHS ROTC: Six cadets attend school for leadership
August 29, 2007 at 2:33 pm
On the evening of Saturday, June 9, six cadets from Destrehan High School AFJROTC were packing and thinking about what a week at the South Carolina Cadet Officer Leadership School (COLS) was going to be like. COLS is held at the beginning of June every year at The Citadel in South Carolina.

Herald-Guide People Watch Herald-Guide People Watch
August 29, 2007 at 2:31 pm
HERE’S TO YOU. Ava Somme’ and Bob Wittorff opened the doors of Mais Oui wine shop on May 1, and even though summer’s been a slow season, the twosome’s Portugese wine tasting last week was a big hit.

St. Charles Bridal Guide St. Charles Bridal Guide
August 29, 2007 at 2:28 pm
Attention lovebirds, the time has come for the jam-packed fall edition of the Herald-Guide’s St. Charles Bridal Guide and we want to make you a part of it.

Good Work Guys. This volunteer crew from Zachry Construction Company helps build ramps for grateful seniors free of charge living in St. Charles Parish as part of the Safe Harbor Program, sponsored by Council On Aging. Pictured is Vivian Domingue of Lulin Senior citizens get ramped
August 29, 2007 at 2:24 pm
BY HEATHER R. BREAUX and SHONNA RIGGS

The Safe Harbor Program in conjunction with Zachry Construction Company is giving back to the community by building wheelchair ramps and making other home repairs for senior citizens in St. Charles Parish free of charge.

YOU'RE A WINNER. If you were the lucky winner in the Powerball Lottery, then this would be the person to tell you, the infamous lotto announcer - Mike Pace. Heather R. Breaux BLOG
August 29, 2007 at 2:19 pm
Last weekend, I purchased my first authentic Dolce & Gabbana handbag and I took a red-eye flight to Italy just because I wanted to see the beautifully classic painted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel - well not exactly.

Port of South Louisiana Dedicates
August 29, 2007 at 2:18 pm
The Port of South Louisiana dedicated its newest security vessel, the PSL Responder, among hundreds of public officials, business representatives, and other guests at Globalplex Intermodal Terminal on the Mississippi River on August 15.

“True friendship with Christ is expressed by one’s way 
of life.” - Pope Benedict Get Your "Passport" Ready for Heaven, Says Pope
August 29, 2007 at 2:15 pm
VATICAN CITY, AUG. 26, (Zenit.org).- Heaven is an equal-opportunity destination, but to gain entry one needs a “passport” stamped with virtues such as humility, mercy and truth, says Benedict XVI.

12 Elmwood Dr., Destrehan for $665,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Gagliano to Mr. and Mrs. Philip Dorsey on Aug. 13 Real Estate
August 29, 2007 at 2:12 pm
The following Real Estate Transactions were taken from the public records at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse. Below you will find purchased homes and vacant land in the St. Charles Parish area. The following transactions primarily took place primarily during the month of July and August.

Obituaries
August 29, 2007 at 2:07 pm
Email your obituary announcements to Heather R. Breaux at heatherb@heraldguide.com

Sheriff’s Reports
August 29, 2007 at 2:03 pm
Suspects are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law

Website unites property owners with residents searching for affordable housing
August 29, 2007 at 2:00 pm
BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana citizens searching for affordable housing in the state and landlords wanting to list available properties are coming together online on www.LAHousingSearch.org, a free, state-sponsored housing website, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.

National bridge poll: Many see national bridge safety problem but remain confident in local spans National bridge poll: Many see national bridge safety problem but remain confident in local spans
August 29, 2007 at 1:56 pm
By: ALAN FRAM - Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- With tens of thousands of U.S. bridges considered structurally deficient, Gary Bowen figures the Minneapolis span that collapsed last week can't be the only one with big problems. Joyce Davis isn't quite so worried.

Purse snatcher targets VFW Hall in Luling
August 29, 2007 at 1:53 pm
A Luling woman was leaving the VFW Hall, 146 Angus Drive, August 18, at 11:00 p.m. when a black male riding on a bicycle snatched her purse.

Everybody’s welcomed at the Luling YMCA: James Poole, (job service director), Anthony Coleman, Jr. (YMCA director), Lou Johnson, (YMCA senior director) and Kathy Adams, (board member) couldn’t wait to open the doors at the Luling center. Luling YMCA now open
August 29, 2007 at 1:50 pm
The Luling YMCA opened its doors Aug. 27, for children parish-wide.

Egle new CASA supervisor
August 29, 2007 at 1:46 pm
Child Advocacy Services (CAS) welcomes Miranda Egle' to the Luling Madere Center as the new CASA Advocate Supervisor. Miranda Egle' is a lifelong resident of St. Charles Parish, with a strong understanding of the local culture and history. Having grown up on the Eastbank and currently residing on the Westbank, Miranda has a deep connection to the community and strives to do her part in giving back to the children and families.

Go nutty for seeds harvested in Des Allemands swamp
Go nutty for seeds harvested in Des Allemands swamp
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Those fields of lily pads are more than just fish magnets — they’re a source of some of great food. Here’s how one Des Allemands resident takes advantage of the bounty.