Summer Book Reviews Summer Book Reviews
July 31, 2008 at 9:19 am
In his exciting mystery novel, Tell No One, Harlan Coben tells of the dynamic life of his main character, Dr. David Beck.

You’ve got to read this!
July 31, 2008 at 9:17 am
19 new books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries

VIPs - Very Important Parishoners
July 31, 2008 at 9:15 am
Latter & Blum announced their annual scholarship winners.

Camera Shootout 2008 July 24 Weekly Winner Camera Shootout 2008 July 24 Weekly Winner
July 31, 2008 at 9:14 am
“Golden Gate Fog” by Charles Flowers got the most votes last week and is the July 24 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.

PRESENTATION PARTY. River Region Ballet artistic director Susan Ferrara (center) with founding River Region Ballet dancers Anne Comiskey, Jennifer Sanders Armand, Wendy Putnam and Sarah Comiskey at the RRB Presentation Party.
RRB celebrates year with inauguration
July 31, 2008 at 9:12 am
River Region Ballet celebrated its upcoming 2008-2009 season with their Inaugural Presentation Party at Ormond Country Club.

Kittens are available for adoption. Pets of the Week
July 31, 2008 at 9:10 am
Sarah is a sweet female Doberman Pinscher, Labrador Retriever mix that is full of energy and up for adoption at the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter.

The Cook’s Corner The Cook’s Corner
July 31, 2008 at 9:07 am
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.

ON SET. Destrehan’s Jodi Scaffidi is pictured with WWL anchor Lucy Bustamante. Herald-Guide PEOPLE WATCH
July 31, 2008 at 9:04 am
Destrehan High School sophomore Jodi Scaffidi recently had the opportunity to visit the set of WWL-TV Channel 4 and meet one of her idols, newscaster Lucy Bustamante.

ST. CHARLES 4-H WINNERS. Pictured (l to r) top row: Cody Duhe, George Hill, Keaton Northington, Daniel Morgan, Leah Alday, Jintrell Tassara, Justin Villers, Jarvis Lewis.  Second row: Andy Alday, Mamie McMillion, Mrs. Dee McGill, Kelsey McGill, Ebonie Coo St. Charles 4-H members participate at 4-H University
July 31, 2008 at 9:00 am
Every June hundreds of 4-H members gather in Baton Rouge at the Louisiana State University campus to participate in the annual LSU AgCenter's 4-H University, formerly known as 4-H Short Course.

Community Education registration begins Aug. 1
July 31, 2008 at 8:58 am
St. Charles Parish Postal Patrons will be receiving their Fall 2008 Community Education brochures in the mail the first week of August.

The InBoxes will have three new additions this year, the most important being a new and improved emergency guide. Schools make additions to award-winning InBox program
July 30, 2008 at 6:06 pm
In what has become an annual tradition, several workers gathered last week to “stuff” the InBoxes for students of the St. Charles Parish public school district.

HHS sets textbook, fee schedules
July 30, 2008 at 2:19 pm
BOUTTE - Hahnville High School has announced its schedule for paying fees, picking up textbooks and physical education uniforms, taking identification pictures and requesting schedule changes for the 2008-09 school year.
If more than one child in the family attends HHS at different grade levels, parents should choose one of the assigned times to come for both.

Students must bring their schedule with them and wear a uniform shirt to take their identification card picture.
Seniors report July 30 from 8 a.m. to noon. Freshmen report July 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. Juniors report July 31 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sophomores report Aug. 1 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

If students do not pick up textbooks, pay fees, take ID pictures and get PE uniforms on their scheduled day, they should do so Aug. 5 from 8 to 11 a.m. or stay after school Aug. 14. No books will be issued during the regular school day.

St. Charles Parish Assessor's Millage Meeting
July 30, 2008 at 1:21 pm
The St. Charles Parish Assessor's office will hold a public hearing on July 30 at 2 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse in Hahnville to consider levying additional or increased millage rates without further voter approval.

Another plan calls for the adopting of the adjusted millage rate and rolling forward to a millage that would not exceed the prior year's maximum. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting, which impacts the amount of property taxes residents are charged annually. For more information prior to the meeting, residents can contact the Tax Assessors office at 985-783-6281.

Sheriff's Reports
July 30, 2008 at 12:24 pm
•Tommy Franklin, 47, of 151 Ellis St. in Ponchatoula was arrested on July 18 and charged with DWI, obstructing a roadway and open container of alcohol in a vehicle.

Is there an alternative to living on earth?
July 30, 2008 at 12:23 pm
This writer became a Mars freak years ago when the big question in the universe was whether or not there was life on the closest planet to earth.

Millage rates in parish may go down this year
July 30, 2008 at 12:22 pm
By Renee Allemand
MILLAGE RATES. St. Charles Parish administration is gearing up to offer its proposal on property tax millage rates at the Aug. 18 council meeting. Council members will vote to approve or change the plan.

Waiting patiently for a decision
July 30, 2008 at 12:20 pm
There are three different ways that the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers can build a levee as part of the West Bank Hurricane Vicinity Project to protect residents from dangerous storms.

Some bad business taxes are leaving soon
July 30, 2008 at 12:18 pm
A number of years back, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) set out to eliminate certain business taxes imposed in Louisiana but not collected by other states. Those taxes put Louisiana at a competitive disadvantage in the competition for jobs and capital investment.


Kids share their version of Thanksgiving recipes and blessings
Kids share their version of Thanksgiving recipes and blessings
Before they all left for Thanksgiving break, area elementary students were asked...
Communities rally to support Cottages for CASA
Communities rally to support Cottages for CASA
Cottages for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is kicking off its playhouse...

Wildcats advance to quarterfinals with ease, beat Barbe 52-27
Wildcats advance to quarterfinals with ease, beat Barbe 52-27
Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux said his Wildcats’ performance against Barbe Friday night might have been his team’s very best of the season. High praise when speaking of an undefeated team, to be sure; few witnesses, however, would likely argue.