Volume 134 Number 25 - Jun 21, 2007

News

Biggest cocaine bust in parish history
St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s deputies along with DEA agents and deputies in other sheriff's offices, arrested six foreign nationals and seized nearly 200 pounds of cocaine June 13, in Norco.

Burglars cut through roof of grocery store ...
HAHNVILLE supermarket ... to steal $82,000 in payroll checks that already had been cashed, say cops
One or more burglars using a torch and other sophisticated equipment, drilled a hole in the roof-top, of the Economical Supermarket in Hahnville climbed in and stole $82,000 worth of payroll checks and an undisclosed amount of cash on the evening of May 31, the Herald-Guide has learned.

Cops: Dad smoked pot with son, 10
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's office arrested a Destrehan man June 9 after he allegedly smoked marijuana with his 10 year-old son, authorities said.

Des Allemands to parish: ‘Where is our ballpark?’
ALL After nearly six years of cutting through the “red tape” and heated town hall debates the parish council has finally signed off on a revised site plan that will give Des Allemands kids what they’ve been waiting for - a community ballpark.

Hahnville subdivision WILL be finished ...
Hahnville subdivision WILL be finished ... ... says Saints star who has, rumors say, dropped the ball on Brookshire Estates
Former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Willie Whitehead wants to dispel rumors and speculations that he is not going to complete a subdivision he started developing in Hahnville.

Health insurance free for people who need it
Making the rounds!  
Olivia Zeringue, foreground, a Medicaid analyst, distributes pamphlets at Bethlehem Baptist Church, in Hahnville. Tri-Parish Medicaid employees in St. John Parish have been making the rounds in St. Charles Parish placing applications and brochures at barber shops, hair salons, and community events every Saturday in June, to encourage residents to take advantage of free health insurance programs.

John ‘Steve’ Sirmon, Sr. loses brave cancer fight
John "Steve" Sirmon,, Sr., a former St. Charles Parish councilman-at-large, public information officer, and most recently, registrar of voters, died Saturday, June 16, of cancer. He was 55.

Kid's ride out fires, storms in VFD's safety house
Kid's ride out fires, storms in VFD's safety house If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to ride through a tornado in a travel trailer or find your way out of a burning room, the Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department has a training vehicle that demonstrates what both scenarios are like. The best part is it’s free for all to try and it didn’t cost a dime of taxpayer money.

Luling Living Center’s plans to keep residents safe in a storm
Luling Living Center’s plans to keep residents safe in a storm Luling Living Center held a hurricane evacuation meeting for patient family members Tuesday, June 19 at 6:45 p.m. to discuss the center’s plans for the 2007 hurricane season.

Ooh la la! TV workshop for people who, well ... ‘parlez vous francais’
It’s fun, it’s free, and it’s FRENCH
The Council for the Development of French in Louisiana and Média-Louisiane are offering a free television production workshop for French speakers in Louisiana of all ages on Friday and Saturday, June 22 and 23, at Acadiana Open Channel in Lafayette.

Parish-to-parish bus line won’t run in July as planned, says official
Parish-to-parish bus line won’t run in July as planned, says official While the original date for the new $1 million transit system to start operating was by July, The River parishes Transit Authority said it would probably be a couple more months before the buses get rolling.

Sheriff: Contest CON MEN want your money
A phony check scam being propagated in St. Charles Parish has prompted authorities to once again remind locals that the old adage still rings true, if a deal seems too good to be true, it probably is.

There’s a lot to like about this year’s catch of Catfish Queens
Amanda Renee Dempster was named La. Catfish Queen XXXII.
Lacey Lynn Picou was named La. Catfish Teen Queen XXII. The Louisiana Catfish Festival Queens were chosen June 9, 2007 during the annual pageant held at J.B. Martin in Paradis.

What's Happening?
Wal-Mart’s Christine Rivera chats with customer Emma White of Luling. Heather R. Breaux’s BEST BET Wal-Mart Supercenter holds health fair for women this weekend BOUTTE - Wal-Mart Supercenter in Boutte will be hosting it’s Fourth Annual Women’s Health Fair Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some of the services offered by the various sponsors will include vision screening, blood and glucose screening, mammography information, healthy cooking demonstration, self defense instructions, cardiopulmonary resuscitation information, early child care information, mental health information, power walk and fitness workout demonstrations, fire safety demonstrations, with various other health related activities.


Sports

Best bet for tasty reds - Lake Salvador/Lafitte
By Anthony Taylor
The Lake Salvador/Lafitte area is a haven for fishing of all types. But right now there is one big story that bounces from boat to boat over the lakes, the reds.
New baseball league will hold tryouts in July
By Caleb Frey
If you think you have what it takes to compete amongst a wide variety of amateur baseball players then the Southeast chapter of the National American Baseball Association wants you to show them your best stuff at tryouts on July 22.
Willowdale Country Club swimmers smoke Jewish Community Center’s team ...
From staff and wire reports
Hill Heights Country Club vs. Belle Terre (Final Score HH 372- BT 158) June 7, 2007
HHS Sports Week with Megan Waters
By Megan Waters
Summer League Baseball: Boys Season Update: This summer the boys are racking up some playing time on the field with games almost every other day agianst various competitive teams in the area. Recently on the line-up, the Tigers played Grace King, the Southland Hogs, and most recently Bonnebell High. Outstanding performances go to Adam Risinger for solid pitching, Ryan Waters for hitting a grandslam, the second of his high school baseball career, and Colby Broussard for excellent defense tactics. It is must see event, and the Tigers need all of their fans’ support. This weekend, June 22-24, the Tigers will travel to Foley to play in a competitive tournament agianst teams from around the South.
Sports Shorts
Special to the Herald-Guide
Ed Reed football camp at Destrehan
The Ed Reed Destrehan Football Camp will he held June 26 through 29 from 9 a.m. to noon at Destrehan High School. The cost is $40 per camper. For more information, call 985-764-9946.

Editorial

Vatican issues 10 Commandments for motorists - and LORD KNOWS it’s time
Special to the Herald-Guide
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Thou shall not drive under the influence of alcohol. Thou shall respect speed limits. Thou shall not consider a car an object of personal glorification or use it as a place of sin.
Religion Making Headlines
From staff and wire reports

Our View

Why are we fertilizing the Gulf of Mexico
There is one place where fertilizer provides no benefits. And that is in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast. In fact, it is deadly there - - to fish that is one of the mainstays of our state’s economy.

Sheriffs Reports

Sherrif’s Reports
From staff and wire reports



Lifestyles

Memorial Hospital nursing staff reunite with SC parish rescue team
By Shonna Riggs
It’s been almost two years since Hurricane Katrina, plowed the Louisiana coastline forcing 28 nurses from Memorial Hospital in New Orleans, along with some family members to evacuate into the nightmarish and deplorable conditions at the Ernest Morial Convention Center, prompting an emergency rescue by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Finance classes for teachers being offered statewide
Special to the Herald-Guide
High school teachers across the state who want to learn how to teach their students about money management will have opportunities between June 26 and July 24 from the LSU AgCenter.
VIPs
Special to the Herald-Guide
Birth Announcements
Special to the Herald-Guide
Family Matters with Denise Zeringue
By Denise Zeringue
Enjoy Louisiana blueberries. They can help protect against diseases, including certain cancers and heart disease.
Moneytalk with Al Suffrin
By Al Suffrin
Dear Mr. Suffrin: I am a 17-year-old senior at Destrehan High School and I need to find a way to earn and start saving money for my senior trip.
Anniversary Announcements
Special to the Herald-Guide
Wedding Announcements
Special to the Herald-Guide
Senior citizens work up a sweat in COA fitness club
By Heather R. Breaux
The Council On Aging keeps parish seniors busy and in shape with their new fitness club held every Tuesday and Thursday at The Fitness Club located on Highway 90 in Boutte.

Obituaries

Obituaries
Jose Aman Ta’bora Jose Aman Ta’bora passed away on Saturday, June 9 at 1:24 p.m. in LaPlace. Husband of the late M. Hortensia Ta’bora. Son of the late Daniel and Maria Rapalo Ta’bora. Father of Jose Aman Ta’bora, Jr. Allan E. Ta’bora, Ledda Montellh, Mayra White, Mirna Rodriguez, the late Daniel Ta’bora and Sergio Ta’bora. Brother of Elan Ta’bora, Ofelia Vitanza, the late Tito Ta’bora, Fernel Ta’bora, and Rosa Soto. Grandfather of the late Michael Jason Montheailh. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Age 92, a native of Honduras and a resident of Destrehan. Mas of Christain Burial at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, June 13 at Alexander Funeral Home in Norco. Interment in St. Charles Borromeo Mausoleum in Destrehan. Visitation at Alexander Funeral Home in Norco from 9 am to 12 pm on Wednesday, June 13.