Volume 134 Number 13 - Mar 29, 2007


In the News
Ban cockfighting once and for all, says State Rep. Mike Strain State Rep. Mike Strain has filed legislation to ban cockfighting in Louisiana, a similar measure that was defeated last year.

Corps gets stormy earful from citizens at hearing
Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers held an open forum with officials and residents of St. Charles Parish Tuesday night in an effort to gain input about what needs to be done to ensure the that the devastation that plagued New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, doesn't happen in St. Charles.

Council approves Luling subdivision ... 63 homes on tap in Hidden Oaks
St. Charles Parish council approved the development of a subdivision in Luling.

Henry Friloux named River Region Chamber’s ‘Shining Star’ for 2007
And the winner is ... Henry Friloux, right. That’s chamber director Blaise Gravois, left. Henry Friloux, Owner and President of Echo Ventures, Inc. received the River Region Chamber of Commerce 2007 Shining Star Award at its annual banquet held on January 26 at the St. James Boat Club.

Killed by bulldozer
TOMMY KELLY: Accident a sad day for SC Parish. School’s Tommy Kelly run over while clearing land near Satellite Center
A St. Charles Parish public schools employee was killed March 20 while operating a bulldozer to clear land where a marquee sign was to be set up.

Melancon votes for hurricane-relief bill
Provides $6.4 billion to speed recovery from Katrina and Rita; ‘People in south Louisiana are tired of waiting,’ says Rep.
U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon voted for the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill, which would provide $6.4 billion in disaster relief for hurricane recovery along the Gulf Coast.

Off track? Train’s pit stops puzzle residents
Off track? Train’s pit stops puzzle residents St. Charles Parish Councilman Richard Duhe, health club manager Paul Centanni, and other residents of Destrehan want the Canadian National Railway Company to limit the number of times their trains block traffic by stopping between Ormond Boulevard and Murray Drive.

Port official arrested for reckless driving in St. John Parish
A former St. Charles Parish councilman was arrested last week after failing to return to the scene of an accident, according to the St. John the Baptist Sheriff's Office.

Schools ahead of curve with new college prep classes
St. Charles Parish schools are making curriculum and classroom changes designed to help students succeed in college.

SCP Sheriff replaces aging office with one that’s factory-fresh
SCP Sheriff replaces aging office with one that’s factory-fresh ... and it’s about time, too. The old unit served the parish well for 10 years. But repairs required because of roof damaged caused by Hurricane Katrina made the decision to replace it a no-brainer.

St. Charles schools rely heavily on millage renewal
The largest source of income for St. Charles Parish schools is in the hands of parish voters March 31 as they head to the polls to decide whether to renew the general fund millage.

Teacher Barry Guillot is SC Rotary Club’s Citizen of the Year
HONORED: Barry Guillot Science teacher Barry Guillot was awarded the St. Charles parish Rotary Club's Citizen of the Year at a ceremony March 23.

Very Important Parishioners
Jackie Robert and Jane Petit, Luling Elementary School, Allison Hnatyshyn, Albert Cammon Middle School and Debra Gomez, Mimosa Park Elementary School have been awarded $250 teacher’s grants from the River Parishes Education Iniative. Only nine educators from three parishes got the honor. Congratulations!

What's Happening
Herald Guide Best Bets St. Charles Parish Birthday party HAHNVILLE - Join residents and parish officals as they celebrate the Parish’s 200th birthday on Saturday, March 31 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the parish courthouse located at the parish courthouse located at 15045 River Road. There will be birthday cake, music, ice cream, drinks and party favors.


It’s all for one and one for all when HHS golf team tees off
Caleb Frey
On a slightly breezy, overcast day at Willowdale Country Club with the sun just peeking out from behind white cloud cover, the Hahnville High Varsity Golf Team took to the links against E.D. White and Terrebonne high schools, but they approach each contest the same. Like The Three Musketeers, it's all for one, and one for all.
Easy Recipes
Staff Report
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Winter bowling ends: here are the champs
Staff Report
The St. Charles Parish Senior Bowling League finished the winter season in December 2006.
Rec-league Tornadoes softball scoreboard
Staff Report
The St. Charles U-17 Girls Tornadoes softball team played their hearts out over the past two weeks.
From one basketball ‘all-star’ to another ...
Staff Report
St. Charles Parish recreational all-star basketball player Semaj Lewis congratulates one of his all-time basketball idols - LA Lakers guard Kobe Bryant.
District 5-5A honors for DHS sports stars
Staff Report
DHS Boys Basketball 5-5A All-District: Timothy Molton and Roosevelt Johnson - First Team All District; Dwayne Brown - Second Team; Darrow Barnes and Nolan Sharpe - Honorable Mention; Dwayne Brown - Defensive MVP.
Memorializing the late, great ‘De De’ Madere
Staff Report
Hahnville High School’s baseball coaches, players, central office personnel and board members dedicated their stadium’s baseball press box to the late Davis “De De” Madere (1939 – 2006). Madere was a great leader at HHS as a student and a coach.
All night long
Staff Report
HAPPY FEET. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in St. Charles Parish was held on Saturday, March 24 at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.
Coming Soon • Sports Shorts
Staff Report
REEL NEWS: Fishing rodeo at Spillway Park The St. Charles Parish Council on Aging's Annual Fishing Rodeo is scheduled for Friday, March 30 at the Spillway Park Pavilion in Norco from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for all residents over 60. Meals and transportation are available by reservation only. For information, call 985-783-3008. But hurry or you’ll miss your chance.


‘Angel’ with cancer needs your help
Barbara Munson
I was first "introduced" to Angel Gordon when I saw her flyer on the door of a local convenience store. A photo of Angel with a shy little smile was next to the text, "Blood Drive on Behalf of Student/Cancer Patient". My heart broke. I signed up to be a donor and solicited family members to do the same.
Passion of Christ is revealed in a friend’s bicycle accident
Lilla Marie Lottinger
A very dear friend of mine had a bike accident right before my eyes recently, and ended up having a few big and deep cuts around one of her eyes. Her husband and I rushed her to the emergency room, certain she would need a few good stitches.
Spirit Happenings
Staff Report
GET YOUR FISH DINNERS DURING LENT Every Friday during lent the Knights of Columbus are frying fish throughout St. Charles Parish. locations include St. Charles Borremeo in Destrehan, Holy Family Church in Luling, the KC Hall on Spruce St. in Norco, and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Paradis. Dinners for sale beginning at 5 p.m. First come, first served.
Road Home Web site hasn't been updated in a week
C.B. Forgotston
There seems to be no way for citizens to monitor and hold Governor Blanco's Road Home Program accountable.

Our View

Schools millage endorsement
St. Charles Parish schools are among the best in the state. And if the good are to keep getting better, they need a steady source of income.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff’s Reports
Staff Report
Suspects are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law


Des Allemands 60 years ago,
Heather R. Breaux
Amidst the excitement of the parish’s 200th birthday, I sat down with my grandfather and listened to him talk about what it was like to be a kid in Des Allemands over 60 years ago. This is his story.
What to wear to the prom?
Heather R. Breaux
Hahnville High School juniors and seniors traded in their T-shirts and jeans for tuxedos and evening gowns and then hit the runway for the school’s 2007 Annual Prom Fashion Show.
MONEYTALK with Al Suffrin
Al Suffrin
Dear Mr. Suffrin: What should my kids know about money in order to become financially responsible? - Money in Montz
Monsanto employees volunteer in New Orleans
Staff Report
HELPING HANDS. Monsanto employees from the Luling plant and their families volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.
Parish beautification task force celebrates spring
Staff Report
SPRING IS SPRUNG. Glenda Clement of the St. Charles Parish Council’s Beautification Task Force celebrates the first day of spring by planting flowers at the east bank bridge park.
Winners at women's club tea cup auction
Staff Report
LUCKY WINNERS. Martha Laque, Diane Bayhi and Sue Garrity were just a few of the lucky winners at the St. Charles Parish Women's Club’s teacup auction on Saturday, March 24.
Kids-eye view of SC Parish on eve of our 2OOth B-day
Terry Linder
In celebration of St. Charle’s Parish’s 200th Bicentennial birthday, 16 second graders at Allemands Elementary School in Des Allemands created the eye-catching collage you see on this page.
Hoover - Smith Wedding
Staff Report
Genny Lee Hoover and James Kent Smith Jr. of Baton Rouge were married on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007 at First United Methodist Chruch of Baton Rouge.
Friloux - Fontenot Engagement
Staff Report
Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Friloux of Hahnville announce the engagement of their daughter, Aimee Francine to Jeremiah James Fontenot, son of Kieth Fontenot of Bayou Gauche and Mrs. Lisa Fontenot of Des Allemands.
Delaune - Ford Engagement
Staff Report
Melanie Marie Delaune of Des Allemands and Collin Joseph Ford of Baton Rouge will marry in a 1:30 p.m. ceremony April 28 at St. Joseph Cathedral in Baton Rouge.
Adams - Borne Engagement
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Romona and Lionel Adams of Raceland announce the engagement of their daughter, Lynell Jean to Ross Alton, son of Deborah and Clarence Borne of Lockport.
Camera Shootout 2007
Staff Report
The votes have been counted and we have chosen the March 22 winner.
Nifty $5 for YOUR jokes and riddles
Staff Report
Q: What did one candle say to the other? A: "Don't birthdays burn you up?"
Staff Report
Christopher Joseph was nominated as treasurer of Jesuit High School’s National Honor Society in New Orleans. He is the son of Christopher and Shelia Joseph of Boutte.
Herald-Guide celebrates St. Charles Parish schools
Staff Report
Quiz Bowl students on top in competition Submitted by Gary Creed NORCO - The Sacred Heart School Senior Quiz Bowl Team competed in the Brother Martin sponsored National Honor Society Prep Quiz Bowl competition and placed as one of the top four teams in the metropolitan area. Sacred Heart defeated Christian Brothers Academy and St. Pius X to play in the semi-final round.


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