Volume 134 Number 30 - July 26, 2007

News

Abandoned cars and houses an eyesore in Ama
Delapidated house in Ama. ... parish plans underway to clean up the mess
Ama residents want delapidated houses and abandoned junk cars cleared from the community.

Ama RV park owner forced to close after violating temporary ban
Ama RV park owner forced to close after violating temporary ban Ama RV park owner, Ritchie Stanley, must have 33 trailers removed from his property within 30 days following a cease and desist order placed on the property July 24 by the planning and zoning department.

Changing the face of Killona
Changing the face of Killona Residents give out free supplies to school kids
The hot weather and muggy temperatures didn’t stop Killona residents from hosting a community back to school drive Sunday, July 22.

In the news
Little Gypsy given green light to store coal
St. Charles Parish council voted eight to one to allow Entergy Louisiana's Little Gypsy power plant in Montz to store open-air solid fuel on the site.

Law enforcement officers and seniors discuss crime prevention
Law enforcement officers and seniors discuss crime prevention Members of SALT (seniors and lawmen working together) met to discuss crime prevention and how to keep the eldest members of the parish informed about safety programs available to them.

Mystery plane lands in cane field
Mystery plane lands in cane field A two-person Cessna 150 appeared unscathed from an apparent unexpected landing in the sugarcane field across from RK Smith Middle School in Luling.
A Cessna 150 E airplane owned by John Devaull of Wildwood, Fl made an emergency landing on July 15 in the sugarcane field across from RK Smith Middle School in Luling. Attempts to contact Mr. Devaull were unsuccessful.

Woman, charged with stabbing husband, pepper sprayed by deputy
A Boutte woman was arrested and charged with aggravated battery after she stabbed her ex-husband in the chest with an ink pen and struck him several times, official reports said.


Sports

MEOW!
From staff and wire reports
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries added big exotic cats to the list of Potentially Dangerous Quadrupeds and Non-Human Primates on June 20.
Grab your rod & reel
From staff and wire reports
The Grand Isle International Tarpon Rodeo will be held this year from July 26 through 28.
Sign up TODAY for adult softball league
From staff and wire reports
We are just weeks away from the St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation's 2007 adult softball season and it is time for all of us to get organized.
Dig it!
By Staff Report
DIG IT. The Sacred Heart Volleyball team attended camp in July at St. Joan of Arc in LaPlace to improve their skills.
Softball team places in Babe Ruth tourney
By Staff Report
WAY TO GO. The St. Charles 12-U All-Stars finished 3rd in the Babe Ruth Softball State Tournament.
Sweet! Two locals are Honeybees
By Staff Report
Two local women were picked to be Honeybees for the New Orleans Hornets 2007-2008 basketball season.

Editorial

Gambling revenue may not be permanent
By Allen Lottinger
Louisiana may be in more trouble in the years ahead financially after the Legislature passed a record budget this past year. Some of the money that paid for it was increased state income from the gambling business when gamblers in the state lost $3.06 billion during the 2005-06 fiscal year, according to an Associated Press report by Alan Sayre.
Get ready with this candidate questionnaire
By Dan Juneau
Whether we like it or not, election season is here. Yard signs and billboards are popping up all over the landscape, and a few early television commercials are airing, with smiling-faced candidates saying little about issues but trying to convince us that they deserve our trust, support—and money.
Two measures would help protect us
Our View
So much attention is paid to the need for levees these days that the best means of hurricane protection are almost forgotten.
Pope Benedict XVI urges an end to all wars, calling them “useless”
Special to the Herald-Guide
By TRISHA THOMAS Associated Press Writer LORENZAGO DI CADORE, Italy (AP) _ Pope Benedict XVI called Sunday for an end to all wars, describing them as ``useless slaughters'' that bring hell to Earth.
RELIGION IN THE NEWS
By Staff Report
When to Let Go? Medicine's Top Dilemma Hospitals are grappling with ethical decisions about the end of life as medical advances increasingly enable doctors to extend the lives of the terminally ill. - Reuters
Recovery czar wants to turn New Orleans East into a fish farm
By C.B. Forgotston
In a published news story, the Recovery Czar of New Orleans, Dr. Ed Blakely, made what I thought was a ridiculous suggestion for economic development in New Orleans.




Lifestyles

Heather R. Breaux BLOG
By Heather R. Breaux
For most kids, now is the time to reflect on the carefree days of their summer vacation and treasure the time that is left before a new school year begins, but for most parents, planning for the year ahead has begun and shopping carts loaded down with school supplies and uniforms are lined up at stores around the parish.
A Cajun Wedding Story
By Heather R. Breaux
In today's modern world of wedding etiquette, we have all become familiar with the not-so-sentimental gift-giving drill. You receive a wedding invitation in the mail from a relative or friend and somewhere on the card, in small type you find a note from the bride and groom stating where they are registered for wedding presents.
Back to School Series
LSU AgCenter News
Start the school year off right by sending your kids to school using a budget and the money-management skills you will teach them.
People Watch
By Staff Report
GROUP LUNCHEON. Members of the Vieux Carre Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution attended and Independence Day luncheon on July 6 at Commander’s Palace in New Orleans.
People Watch
By Staff Report
WEDDING BELLS. The marriage of Ms. Tiffany Poche and Mr. Matthew Morales was solemnized on June 9.
Who’s your daddy’s daddy?
From staff and wire reports
Members of German-Acadian Coast Genealogical and Historical Society learned more about resources available for genealogical research at the main branch of the St. John Library in LaPlace at the July meeting.
You’ve got to read this!
By Staff Report
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries
Camera Shootout 2007
By Staff Report
“Stars & Stripes Baby” by Maranda Mire Weber got the most votes last week and is the July 19 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2007 photo contest.
12 parish kids graduate from gardener program
From staff and wire reports
This week’s VIPs, Very Important Parishioners are none other than homegrown 4-Hers who recently completed the LSU AgCenter’s Master Gardener Program.
Share your home with teen & student ambassadors from around the world
From staff and wire reports
SHARE!, an international exchange student, program looking for caring volunteers in the St. Charles Parish area - with or without children - to share their homes with teen ambassadors from abroad for the upcoming 2007-2008 school year.

Obituaries

Obituaries
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