Volume 134 Number 19 - May 10, 2007


110 year old N.O. business moves to St. Rose
St. Charles Parish Council approved $8 million in Gulf Opportunity Zone bonds to allow Prager Inc. to relocate its offices from New Orleans to St. Rose by July 2008, creating 15 to 20 new jobs for machinists.

Board may equip EVERY SCHOOL with a heart-startin’ defibrillator
The St. Charles Parish School Board may become the first in Louisiana to put a heart-starting defibrillator in each of its schools in case somebody has a heart attack.

Club wants skateboard park in SCP
Will ask parish council to pony up $50,000 to build one at the East Bank Bridge Park
Brian and Julie Schmalz want St. Charles Parish Council members to put a skateboard park in Destrehan to give kids who participate in the sport a safe place to enjoy it.

Free medical & dental help for HOMELESS VETS
Homeless veterans from throughout Louisiana are being invited to Hammond to participate in “Stand Down 2007,” Louisiana’s first statewide event to provide them with medical and social services.

Man, 37, killed in motorcycle crash
Louisiana State Troopers investigated a fatal accident in Boutte on the afternoon of May 6. According to Troop B Spokesman Joseph Piglia.

Oil worker says he’ll make a good sheriff
Oil worker says he’ll make a good sheriff Destrehan’s Dennis Roussel announced his candidacy for the office of Sheriff of St. Charles Parish in a prepared statement while declining an interview request, playing his campaign - at least so far - remarkably close to the vest.

SCP Hospital’s BIG PLANS for 2007 & beyond
Hospital CEO Federico Martinez Not only is a $24 million expansion of St. Charles Parish Hospital right on schedule, an assisted-living center in Ashton Plantation is also in the works.

These teachers aren’t just good, they’re ... DYNAMITE
Big 3 winners Michelle Ruppert, Joey Brady, Kelley Toups. St. Charles Parish teachers gathered at the Ormond Plantation Manor House to honor the best of the best when it comes to shaping the minds of the parish’s youth - read on to find out who they are, and why they’re tops.

West Jeff. criminals cause local crime surge
Sheriff Greg Champagne cites ‘a disturbing trend’
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested three suspects believed to have been involved in a purse snatching in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart in Boutte, Sheriff Greg Champagne said in an e-mail to parish residents.


LWFC sets dove seasons & dove hunting zones
Special to the Herald-Guide
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the tentative dates for the 2007-08 hunting season for mourning doves, white-winged doves, Eurasian collared-doves and ringed-turtle doves at their May 3 meeting.
HHS state golf results
Special to the Herald-Guide
Hahnville High School golf coaches Ronnie Cantrelle and Jarrett Walker would like to congratulate the HHS boys and girls golf team on a successful season.
Fishermen ‘reel’ in the BIG one at Bayou Gauche fishing tourney
Special to the Herald-Guide
The annual Bayou Gauche Fishing Tournament was held the last weekend of April with a total of three groups competing for first place.
Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries News Briefs
Special to the Herald-Guide
The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission officially proclaimed June 9 and 10 "No License Required" fishing days for Louisiana citizens and visitors during May 3 meeting proceedings.


Beating stress is a cinch when you get professional help - FREE
Barbara Munson
Several months ago a local TV station aired a news show about the shortage of mental health workers in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


Pre-K teacher honored for 40 years of service
Shonna Riggs
Rosalind White Johnson "treats" her students to reading, writing and arithmetic like any other teacher, but she also works extra hard to help them to build character and learn the importance of self-discipline - all before they enter kindergarten.
Al Suffrin
Dear Mr. Suffrin: I’m 13-years-old and I’m saving my money so I can buy a car when I turn 18. I earn $60 a month babysitting for neighbors.
It was raining cats and dogs ...
Heather R. Breaux
It’s safe to wager that nobody has ever seen cats and dogs fall from the heavens during a rainstorm, yet whenever there’s a heavy downpour, the common phrase we all use is “it’s raining cats and dogs.”