Volume 134 Number 22 - May 31, 2007


3 ‘dope sweeps’ land 4 in the hoosegow, say lawmen
It was a busy two days for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office as deputies managed to get more than two pounds of marijuana and four suspected drug dealers off the streets.

Humane Society says ...
ARF-ully nice of her, isn't it? Emily Gautreaux, 13, an R.K. Smith Middle School student, gives this lucky puppy a bath. Volunteer SHELTER HELPERS are a pet's best friends
The St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter needs student volunteers to help feed, bathe, and support animal control staff by assisting with pet care year ‘round.

In the news
Openings for 1,800 men, women, children Medical insurance for people who can’t get it anywhere else

phones, no radio, no TV
<u>phones, no radio, no TV</u> Just good clean fun at sheriff's camp for boys 10 to 16
The St. Charles Parish Sheriffs office in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America will be hosting its annual summer camp for boys between the ages of 10 and 16 years old, in Kiln, MS from July 22 through 27.

Destrehan is a 2-STAR SCHOOL just like Hahnville, state education officials say
The state has issued report cards to St. Charles public schools and the results are encouraging. Last week, the Herald-Guide looked at Hahnville High School’s performance. This week we zero in on Destrehan High School.

How sweet the sound
Big crowd flocks to 12th Gospel Festival in Boutte
Boutte’s Mount Zion Baptist Church staged its 12th Annual Gospel Festival and more than 1,000 people showed up for the choirs, the food, the games - and the fun.

How to tell if a friend or loved one is having a ‘brain attack’
YOU CAN tell if a friend or loved one is having a stroke by asking him to repeat a simple sentence.

Inmate’s sudden death blamed on natural causes
An inmate in the Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility died of “apparent natural causes,” St. Charles Sheriff’s spokesman Capt. Pat Yoes told the Herald-Guide.

School plan to save $$$ on building projects
Reaching out to non-local businesses may help
At a regular meeting of the St. Charles School Board, members Dennis Naquin and Steve Crovetto said they think more can be done to attract companies to bid on school projects and drive down costs.

Sheriff BLASTS FIREWORKS at state pow wow
Sheriff Greg Champagne and state Rep. Gary Smith went before the Louisiana House Committee seeking to pass a bill that would require residents to show proof of residence to buy fireworks and restrict sales to those who live in parishes where fireworks are illegal.

Sheriff’s deputy trades in his badge for a tour in Iraq
Chris Beard gets good-bye kiss from dad, George. Just a few days before Memorial Day, Chris Beard, 22, a St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s deputy and a soldier in the Marine Corps Reserves, left his job and family behind to serve his country in Iraq.

Solar buff’s power bill is just $7 a month
Sandy and Denise Petit pose in front of their solar-powered home on Grand Bayou Road. ... and that’s with the A/C running!
At first glance, Sandy and Denise Petit’s quiet Des Allemands home on Grand Bayou Road may not seem like anything out of the ordinary.

Teacher Appreciation Salad - we’ve got the SECRET RECIPE!
Teacher appreciation salad
A delicious veggie salad was served at the A. A. Songy Teacher Appreciation luncheon at the school in Luling by Amy Brezinsky, secretary, and Leslie Cambre, treasurer, of the Songy PTA.


From staff and wire reports
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has announced that the golden retriever will be featured in the “Retrievers Save Game” series for the 2008 Louisiana Waterfowl Conservation Stamp or Louisiana duck stamp competition.
Local high school athletes are a cut ABOVE the rest
Staff Report
Eight St. Charles Parish student athletes have made the cut and were named to The Times-Picayune All-Metro softball and baseball teams making them part of this week’s VIPs - Very Important Parishioners.
HHS Sports Week with Megan Waters
Megan Waters
Coaches, send your news to Megan Waters at intern@heraldguide.com
Louisiana Outdoor Writer’s Association announces youth contest winners
From staff and wire reports
The Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association has announced the winners of its annual Youth Outdoor Journalism Contest.
Hahnville High School Air Force ROTC make donations to local charities
Staff Report
Air Force ROTC unit LA-933 based at Hahnville High School recently made generous donations to local charities.
Destrehan’s Roussel signs with university
Staff Report
Destrehan High School senior Jules Roussel signed baseball scholarship commitment letter to Southeastern Louisiana University on May 24.
ON FIRE! Louisiana Heat baseball team plays well in tournament
Staff Report
The Louisiana Heat took second place in the Southshore Slam Tournament in River Ridge earlier this month.
13-yr-old traveling baseball team takes 1st place in Lagniappe game
Staff Report
The Bayou Boys Baseball team won 1st place in the Lagniappe Tournament in Terrebonne this weekend in Houma. The Bayou Boys are a 13 year old St. Charles Parish boys travel baseball team


Chavez is taking his people down that ‘Old Red Road’
Allen Lottinger
President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela is beginning to show his real color - red.
ters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor: I think having a YMCA in St.Charles Parish is an excellent innovation!
Debate over evolution heats up as presidential candidates weigh in
Special to the Herald-Guide
By DAVID MASCI Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life The evolution controversy, traditionally a state and local issue, has vaulted into the national political arena, making a surprise appearance at the first Republican presidential candidate debate on May 3 and garnering a large amount of press attention in the days following the event.
Religion in the NEWS...
Staff Report
Comments? Write editor@heraldguide.com

Our View

Prepare for a hurricane now - before it’s too late
With hurricane season right upon us, it is high time to get prepared. And there is only one person who can do that - - you.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff’s Reports
Staff Report
Remember: Suspects are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law. Don’t rush to judgment.


A chapter from the story of my life
Heather R. Breaux
Happy moments that will last an eternity are usually what float in and out of a pregnant woman’s mind when she daydreams of a life with her unborn child.
Eye of the Storm
Heather R. Breaux
Hurricane season has begun and before the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico lure in destructive and dangerous storms, the parish’s emergency preparedness department wants you be prepared if a tropical system heads our way.
Staff Report
PRETTY BIRD. The River Region Arts and Humanities Council is celebrating the parish bicentennial with a collection of colorful painted herons on display at the Herons in the Hall Gala on June 2.
Birth Announcement
Staff Report
Mia Noelle Tracy was born on December 28, 2006 to proud parents Melissa and Richard Tracy III.