Volume 134 Number 32 - Aug 09, 2007

News

Carolyn Schexnaydre announces candidacy for councilman-at-large-division A
Carolyn Schexnaydre announces candidacy for councilman-at-large-division A Carolyn K. Schexnaydre, a lifelong resident of Destrehan, announces her candidacy for council-at-large division A.

Coastal Waste manager says rape suspects weren’t employees
Mark Fridge, division manager of Coastal Waste Services said neither of the men arrested and charged with aggravated rape of a 14 year-old Destrehan girl, July 25, worked directly for his company.

Cost of fighting mosquitos doubles under new contract
Costs, for controlling mosquito’s in the parish have skyrocketed, surpassing the $924,000 in millage budgeted annually and forcing the parish to dig into the general fund to make up the difference.

Federal appeals courts to hear key Katrina insurance lawsuit
By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court is poised to review a judge's verdict last year in the first trial among hundreds of lawsuits that Mississippi homeowners filed against insurance companies in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath.

Hahnville firefighters celebrate 40 years of saving lives
ALL IN A DAY’S WORK. Fire Chief Reggie Gaubert and president of the Hahnville Fire Department, Dennis Robbins pictured above  have over 60 years of combined experience putting out fires. Way to go guys! Hahnville Volunteer Fire Department held its 40-year celebration Saturday, August 4.

In the news
Deadline for announcements for political candidates - August 17
Candidates wishing to post free announcements in the St. Charles Herald-Guide must submit them before August 17.

Judge to Odom: stop seizing seafood imports for tests
BATON ROUGE - The state agriculture commissioner must stop confiscating imported seafood for antibiotic testing until a judge decides whether that is a job only for the health department.

Parish proposes millage reduction
Parish President Albert D. Laque submitted his proposed 2007 Ad Valorem tax ordinances to the Parish Council for their consideration on Aug 20.

Police searching for armed robbery suspect
Police searching for armed robbery suspect On June 24, 2007, an Armed Robbery took place at the Rose Casino, 10405 U.S. 61 St. Rose, Louisiana at approximately 8:06 a.m. During the robbery an unknown black male entered the business and robbed three cashiers at gunpoint.

Schools get a summer facelift
Schools get a summer facelift ROAD CREW. Trustees Darryl Clay, Sashara Gilmore and Terrell Ingram are part of a 6-man team that worked hard all summer painting our public schools.

Sheriff reports decline in crime during second quarter
Sheriff Champagne reports that crime in St. Charles Parish fell by .03% during the second quarter of 2007 when compared to the same period in 2006.

VIPs
VIPs Very Important Parishoners
Congratulations to Sergeant Paul Finn, a resident of St. Charles Parish, and a 15 year veteran of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, and his canine companion for receiving top honors at the council meeting Monday, August 6.


Sports

CELEBRATE: National Hunting and Fishing Day
From staff and wire reports
National Hunting and Fishing Day is Saturday, Sept. 22, and in Baton Rouge, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries will mark the day with its 23rd annual celebration.
Ama couple travels to Baltimore to watch NFL sons’ scrimmage match-up
By Shonna Riggs
Frank and Rhonda Landry watched their sons play against each other in an NFL football scrimmage game Saturday, August 4 in Baltimore, when the Baltimore Ravens took on the Washington Redskins.
Fantasy football rankings
Special to the Herald-Guide
By JOHN McFARLAND Associated Press Writer QUARTERBACKS: 1. Peyton Manning, Indianapolis: 4,397 yards passing, 31 touchdowns, 9 interceptions, 4 TDs rushing. With that pesky Super Bowl ring out of way, he can get back to piling up ridiculous fantasy stats.
Luling’s Koelling inks with Meridian Eagles
From staff and wire reports
Meridian Community College has signed Tyler Koelling of Luling, to a baseball scholarship, according to head baseball coach Chris Rose.
St. Charles Parish 10-year-old All-Stars
By Staff Report
Pictured: first row: Austin Reyes, Sheldon Folse, Gary Allemand, Kody Kempff, Colin Bosco, Colin Troxler.
St. Charles Hurricanes 12U win World Series
By Staff Report
The St. Charles Hurricanes 12U won the USSSA World Series in Disney World. The girls went undefeated in bracket play. They defeated teams from California, Texas, Florida, Michigan, New Jersey and Delaware.
Louisiana queens are ‘07 Ballpark Beauties
By Staff Report
The Ballpark Beauties has become an annual event, which allows Louisiana festival queens to be presented on the field during pre-game at a New Orleans Zephyrs minor league home game.

Our View

Earthquake, hurricane, what’s next?
And we thought we had it bad. Over in Hawaii this week, they had, first, an earthquake and, then, a hurricane.

Sheriffs Reports

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



Lifestyles

Hahnville oak tree inducted into national Live Oak Society
By Heather R. Breaux
Just spotting the Keller Plantation Oak from River Road in Hahnville is a sight, but standing beneath its massive canopy is an even better spectacle. And Hilda Keller Trege of Hahnville agrees - that’s why she nominated the Live Oak for membership in the Live Oak Society.
PEOPLE WATCH
By Heather R. Breaux
You can call her Lena Dufrene, but if you’re a member of the Life Fellowship Community Church in Bayou Gauche, then you’re probably calling this 82-year-old volunteer “Grandmother.”
2007 Back to school series
LSU AgCenter News
Don't let your child's after-school snack attack catch you off guard. Keep plenty of healthy food choices from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s MyPyramid on hand to satisfy ravenous appetites.
Winn-Dixie’s courtesy clerk has got this one in the bag
By Staff Report
Pat Ehrle announces the engagement of her son Craig Blackburn, 28, to his long-time girl friend Heather Hancock, 24, of Moore, Oklahoma.
Drama guild closes summer workshop with Norco expose
By Staff Report
The River Region Drama Guild concluded its 2007 Summer Theatre Workshop on Aug. 2 with a performance at the River Region Performing Arts and Cultural Center in Norco.
Spotlight on Community Education
By Heather R. Breaux
Calling all residents! St. Charles Parish Public Schools wants you to broaden your knowledge and sign up for a community education course.
VIPs
By Staff Report
Congratulations to Hollin Dufrene who graduated in May from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a bachelor of fine arts degree with graphic design.
Birth Announcements
By Staff Report
Sandra Antoinette and Lee Jaysen Chambers of Vernon Hills, Ill., announce the birth of their fourth child, a son, Jeremy Patrick, born June 18 weighing 9 pounds, 15.5 ounces. He is welcomed by two brothers, Joshua Adam, 6, and Andrew Joseph, 4, and sister, Sarah Christine, 1. Maternal grandparents are Shirley and Irvin Naquin of Destrehan, and paternal grandparents are Janice and Joe Chambers of River Ridge.
Camera Shootout 2007
By Staff Report
“Family Naptime” by Patricia Francis got the most votes last week and is the Aug. 2 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2007 photo contest.

Obituaries

Obituaries
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