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Join the library and the BIG READ April 1
April 01, 2008 at 1:51 pm
LULING - St. Charles Parish libraries and the National Endowment for the Arts presents the Big Read on Tuesday, April 1 at the West Regional Library in Luling at 6:30 p.m.
The event will feature a book discussion and celebration of the novel A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines.

A copy of the book can be reserved by calling 985-758-8471. Free study guides are available at all library branches.

UWSC Bridge Run scheduled for April
March 31, 2008 at 11:08 am
This is the twelfth year of the United Way of St. Charles 5K Bridge Run. This premier sporting event raises awareness of United Way and the need for health and human services critical to our community. The theme this year is “Building Communities, Enriching Lives”.

The UWSC needs and appreciates both in-kind and cash donations. Bridge Run Posters, signed and numbered by local artist Matt Touchard are available for $20 each. Activities include face painting, dunking booths,
inflatables, pony rides and raffles. There will also be $4,000 in prize money.

Those who register by March 31 only have to pay $20. There is a $25 fee after that date. Register online at www.runNOTC.org or www.usaysc.org.

Vvvrrom! Annual River Road Car & Bike show in Destrehan
March 29, 2008 at 1:54 pm
DESTREHAN - The third annual River Road Car & Bike Show will be held on Saturday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Destrehan Plantation.

Row after row of classic cars, trucks and bikes will fill the front lawn of the historic plantation, all competing for a wide range of awards.

The event will feature live music by Don Rich and Ruff-N-Ready, delicious Cajun food, local crafts and children’s face painting and pony rides.

The show’s $10 admission fee includes a tour of the beautiful Destrehan Plantation home.

Cars, trucks and bikes are welcome to enter the competition. Entry fee is $20 for early registration and

$25 for day of show registration.

Don’t miss this event! For more information or to register, call the River Parishes Tourism Commission at 1-866-204-7782 or visit www.takemetotheriver.com.

Wayne Foret to sing at St. Gertrude dance
March 29, 2008 at 1:51 pm
DES ALLEMANDS - St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands will hold a dance on Saturday, March 29 from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Father Mac Community Center.
Music by Wayne Foret. Tickets: $15 per couple. Bring your own liquor.

For more information, call the church at 985-758-7542.

Republican women gather at meeting
March 27, 2008 at 1:50 pm
LULING - The next Republican Women of St. Charles general membership meeting will be held Thursday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. Please join them at the West Bank Regional Library in the upstairs meeting room.

Newly elected officials of St. Charles Parish have been invited for a “meet and greet.”

For more information, call Martha at 985-331-8598.

Mustangs win Northshore Slam Mustangs win Northshore Slam
March 26, 2008 at 4:00 pm
The Mustangs baseball team in recently undefeatedly winning the Northshore Slam 10-year-old major championship.

Herald-Guide Outdoor Report
March 26, 2008 at 3:58 pm
The waterways in and surrounding St. Charles Parish are frequented by many local fisherman. So, anglers grab your pole. Here's your fishing report.

Boutte TaeKwonDo students compete in regional tournament
March 26, 2008 at 3:57 pm
Students from St. Charles TaeKwonDo Plus in Boutte, competed in the New Orleans Regional TaeKwonDo Tournament on February 23 in Metairie.

EVALUATIONS. A St. Charles Parish baseball player has his batting skills evaluated at the West Bank Bridge Park on March 6. St. Charles recreation department rolls out new baseball leagues for 2008
March 26, 2008 at 3:54 pm
Kids returning for the 2008 recreational baseball season in St. Charles Parish will be ready to play competitively thanks to a new reorganization effort.

10-year-old St. Charles Parish All-Star team competes nationally 10-year-old St. Charles Parish All-Star team competes nationally
March 26, 2008 at 3:49 pm
The 10-year-old St. Charles Parish All-Star biddy basketball team competed in the National Biddy Basketball Tournament held in Slidell March 14 through 19.

Cheyney Hill signs basketball scholarship with Dillard University Cheyney Hill signs basketball scholarship with Dillard University
March 26, 2008 at 3:47 pm
Congratulations to Hahnville High School Senior Cheyney Hill who recently signed a scholarship to play basketball at Dillard University.

HHS golf team results
March 26, 2008 at 3:44 pm
Below are results from the Hahnville High School golf match played at Willowdale Country Club in Luling on Tuesday, March 18.

HAHNVILLE SOFTBALL GIRLS. Pictured in no particular order are: Gina Sierra, Danielle Nicholas, Amber Dutreix, Jessica Cancienne, Kristen Laque, Meghan Vial, Megan Hamilton, Chelsey Flores, Jia Bridges, Lauren Candies, Kelli Walls, Mindi Gaubert, Dara Font Softball district proves tough for Destrehan, Hahnville
March 26, 2008 at 3:41 pm
Everyone has talked about how tough Class 5A District 6 is for baseball, but the Hahnville and Destrehan softball teams are having their share of trouble in the lady's side of things.

Camera Shootout 2008 March 20 Winner Camera Shootout 2008 March 20 Winner
March 26, 2008 at 3:27 pm
“Swamp” by Marcia Hokanson got the most votes and is the March 20 weekly winner in the Camera Shootout Contest.

You’ve got to read this!
March 26, 2008 at 3:21 pm
17 new books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries

Drainage study planned to rid parish of street flooding
March 26, 2008 at 3:16 pm
Sam Scholle, director of public works and wastewater, plans to redo a master drainage study of St. Charles Parish this year because the one currently in place is seriously outdated. Scholle says flooding in subdivisions needs to be corrected and it's a problem that's decades old.

CROSSWORD CROSSWORD
March 26, 2008 at 3:13 pm
Like crosswords? You’re going to love our crossword puzzle - every week in the St. Charles Herald-Guide. Tell your friends and don’t miss a single great issue or puzzle. See answers below.

La Belle Fleur Garden Club news
March 26, 2008 at 3:03 pm
The regular meeting of the La Belle Fleur Garden Club was held on March 11, 2008 at the home of Alice Miller in Destrehan.

St. Rose woman charged with  vehicular homicide
St. Rose woman charged with vehicular homicide
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A St. Rose woman has been arrested in connection with the alleged hit-and-run death of a LaPlace bicyclist around 11 p.m. last Thursday.