Volume 134 Number 15 - Apr 12, 2007

News

Armstrong International releases passenger survey
Things are looking up at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport -- in the most literal sense.

Groundbreaking for church Katrina could not vanquish
Groundbreaking for church Katrina could not vanquish Easter Sunday was cold, wet and dreary this year, but if the winds of Hurricane Katrina couldn't break the resolve of the congregation of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Ama, neither could a little rain when it came time to break ground for the site of their new place of worship.

HHS stadium expansion postponed because bids are ... out of bounds
The expansion of Hahnville High’s football stadium was put on hold after the St. Charles Parish School Board voted to reject all bids for the job at a regular meeting at their administrative offices in Luling.

In the News
How the Bonne Carre Spillway helps raise hurricane levees The Bonnet Carre Spillway’s primary purpose is to defend New Orleans against Mississippi River flooding. But it also plays a little-known and “dirty” role in hurricane defense.

Marathon Oil Company job fair set for April
Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) is finalizing plans for a job fair for its Garyville Major Expansion (GME) project on Saturday, April 28.

National zone safety awareness week
In recognition of National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, Louisiana's TIMED program is launching "TIMED to drive safe," a public awareness campaign to educate and inform Louisiana's young drivers about the hazards associated with traveling through work zone areas.

R.J. Vial cheerleaders sideline kickball game
R.J. Vial cheerleaders sideline kickball game Virginia Morgan and Nanette Dufrene, 6th grade teachers at R. J. Vial Elementary School act as cheerleaders during a kickball game after a week of testing to relieve student's stress.

SCP emergency operations center dangerously outdated
SCP emergency operations center dangerously outdated Construction of a spacious new five-story emergency operations center that’s been proposed for St. Charles Parish won’t come a minute too soon for emergency operations chief Tab Troxler.

Senator Vitter promises levee help
Says immigration and crime big concerns in town hall meeting
Levee improvements were a hot topic when U.S. Sen. David Vitter hosted a "town hall meeting" attended by residents and public officials at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse in Hahnville on April 9.

St. Charles Parish nets grant to help needy families
In the ongoing effort to help needy citizens of St. Charles parish, a $35,234 grant has been awarded for emergency food and shelter needs, according to Timothy J. Vial, Chairman of the Local Emergency Food and Shelter Board.

V.J. & Snookie RIDING HIGH in Laque’s election forecast
Outgoing parish president says five capable men are running for his office but these two are the guys to beat in Oct. vote.

What's Happening
Herald Guide Best Bets
Come on down to the 2007 United Way 5K Bridge Run

Will new school textbooks lift a weight off kids’ shoulders?
The St. Charles Parish School Board voted to buy newer social studies books for students to meet current state standards at a regular meeting at their administrative offices in Luling.


Sports

Hunters: now is the time to start planting your deer plots
LSU AgCenter News
Hunting season is more than seven months away, but deer hunters can improve their chances of success now by starting work on food plots now, according to the experts.
Destrehan bounces back from 2 district losses, beats
By Caleb Frey
It's well known in any sport that slumps happen, but if not turned around quickly, they can spread like disease.
HHS Sports Week with Megan Waters
By Megan Waters
Baseball Season update: On Tuesday, April 3, the Tigers played against Vanderbilt High. In the 6th inning the Tigers 10-run ruled the team and the Tigers went 10 for 12 up at bat. Tigers were unstoppable during the game.
Hats off to the HHS 2007-08 cheerleaders
By Staff Report
Congratulations to the following students who were chosen for the 2007-2008 Hahnville High School cheerleading squad. They are as follows:
Hahnville High AFJROTC aim high at national competition
By Staff Report
The Hahnville High School AFJROTC Varsity Drill Team competed in the American Legion & Coca Cola National Invitational Drill Meet in Montgomery, Ala.
Track program holds summer registration
By Staff Report
The USA-AAU Summer Track Program Registration for boys and girls ages 8 to 18 will be held Friday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Destrehan High School track area.
14-yr-old b-ball team wins state prep game
By Staff Report
On Sunday, April 1 the St Charles parish 14-year-old All-Stars defeated Donaldsonville All-Stars for the Pre-Prep State basketball championship in Kenner.

Editorial

Practicing the golden rule would put end to terrorism
By Allen Lottinger
Ye Publisher took his annual diversion to Manresa last week and, as usual, the place was spectacular. Most of the azaleas were in bloom, lillies, petunias and roses were blossoming everywhere and moss was dangling from the 17th century oaks in patterns that would make any artist proud.
1,000 really cool places to see before you die - starting right here in St. Charles Parish
By Barbara Munson
I was born in New Orleans, grew up in old Metairie and Kenner, and have lived in St. Rose for the past 23 years, but I’ve come to realize that there’s a lot about this area that I either don’t know or haven’t experienced.
SCP emergency center dangerously outdated
By Barbara Munson
Construction of a spacious new five-story emergency operations center that’s been proposed for St. Charles Parish won’t come a minute too soon for emergency operations chief Tab Troxler.
Letters to the editor
Letters to the Editor
Everybody has an opinion - we want to hear yours. Write: editor@heraldguide.com. Be sure to include your name, address and a phone number that we can use to reach you during normal business hours.
Spirit Happenings
By Staff Report
Catholics: April 15 is Divine Mercy Sunday On this day Jesus promised that he will grant complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. He told St. Faustina that this Feast of Mercy would be a very special day when "all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened". (Diary 699)
Religion in the news
By Staff Report
Pizza king: Florida needs more Catholics Domino's Pizza multimillionaire Thomas Monaghan is creating a community to draw residents who share traditional Catholic values. - The Miami Herald
International watchdog groups says ...
By Staff Report
Persecution of Christians is commonplace throughout the world but almost entirely ignored by the media.

Our View

Coastal restoration would be best protection
It is very seldom that 93 percent of the people agree on anything. But that is the number who think the proposed Louisiana coastal protection and restoration plan should get top priority in future plans for the state.

Sheriffs Reports

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



Lifestyles

Keep your flower beds beautiful all summer long
By Heather R. Breaux
Spring is here and with summer well on its way, LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill says that now is the time to start cultivating plants that will keep your flower gardens bright and vibrant until fall.
MoneyTalk with Al Suffrin
By Al Suffrin
Dear Mr. Suffrin: My daughter just celebrated her 8th birthday and was quite shocked that not all of the birthday cards she received had money in them.
Nestlé launches nationwide search for ‘tasteful’ kids
From staff and wire reports
OAKLAND, Calif. - To celebrate the cool science behind flavor development, Nestlé Ice Cream in inviting kids from across the nation to try out for a chance to be a “Flavorologist for a Day.”
Traveling museum exhibit puts St. Charles on the map
From staff and wire reports
Maps serve more purposes than just showing people how to get from one point to another: they’re artistic, scientific and technological creations - all at the same time.
Nifty $5 for YOUR jokes and riddles
By Staff Report
Q. What season is it when you are on a trampoline? A. Spring-time!
Speak with Authority
By Megan Waters
Experts agree that when you learn a new word, your world becomes a bigger and more interesting place.
VIPS
By Staff Report
Congratulatons to Caleb Lampert for being selected by the Hahnville High School faculty and staff to represent HHS at the High O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar to be held at LSU in May.
Herald-Guide celebrates St. Charles Parish schools
By Staff Report
What a hoot! Zoomobile brings kids a real tweet Submitted by Kathleen Shnowski NEW SARPY - Motiva, partners in education with New Sarpy Kindergarten Center, sponsored a visit from the Zoomobile for the monthly science investigation.

Obituaries

Obituaries
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