Volume 134 Number 33 - Aug 16, 2007

News

Destrehan man shot over $20
Destrehan man shot over $20 Derek Turley, 40, who lives on Meadows Dr. in Destrehan, helped save his neighbor’s life by calling 911 after an arguement over money almost turned deadly.

Families affected by I-49 await decision by department of transportation
Six families who live in mobile homes on private property on Alexander Street in Boutte, could be forced to move if the Louisiana Department of Transportation follows through with a proposal to build a section of Interstate Highway 49 through their land.

In the news
Petition started in Ama: Residents plan to keep out mobile home park
Ama residents are opposing the rezoning of the property next to St. Mark's Church, located at 10971 Highway 18 owned by Patrick McEvoy.

Luling Bridge rating drops
Luling Bridge rating drops Rusty cables could mean a $20 million repair bill
The Hale Boggs Bridge (Luling Bridge) needs new cables and the Louisiana Department of Transportation is opening the bids as early as July 2008 for contractors interested in applying to make the repairs.

Shelley Tastet announces candidacy for District 2 councilman seat
Shelley Tastet announces candidacy for District 2 councilman seat Shelley Tastet, a life long resident of St. Charles Parish, is announcing his candidacy for the District 2 councilman, soon to be vacated, by Brian Fabre.


Sports

DISCOVER:
From staff and wire reports
Discover Louisiana Hunting , the fall hunting promotion for new hunters, has been scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 23-25, announces Bryant Hammett, secretary for the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.
Parish swim teams announce overall
By Staff Report
HILL HEIGHTS. High-point winners: front row - Sydney Twiner, 2nd 6 and under girls (tie); Morgan Rigby, 2nd 6 and under girls (tie); Seth Smith, 2nd 6 and under boys; Logan Lege, 3rd 6 and under boys; Pylar Zeringue, 1st 7 to 8 girls. Middle row - Katie Waguespack, 1st 9 to 10 girls (tie); Paxton Zeringue, 4th 9 to10 girls. Back row - Coach Nicole Matherne; Adam Fisher, 1st 13 to 14 boys; Sam Frazier, 2nd 13 to 14 boys; Garrett Dipuma, 4th 13 to 14 boys (tie); Sara Schexnaydre, 4th 13 to 14 girls; Jared Rodrigue, 1st 15 to 18 boys; Coach Kristen Laurent; Evan Pfister, 2nd 7 to 8 boys.
Bears den found in wetland reserve habitat in Cocodrie
From staff and wire reports
A cooperative habitat restoration program that restores wetlands on marginally and non-productive croplands recently helped produce five black bear cub litters in Louisiana.

Editorial

Magazines build case to save coast
By Allen Lottinger
Louisiana’s deteriorating coast got a lot of play this past week in national magazines. Two of the most popular, Time and Fortune, gave it prime coverage.
Are tattoos and body piercings moral?
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Father Peter Joseph Many upright people are repelled by modern fads and fashions, such as tattooing, multiple earrings and other body piercing, but feel unequipped to give a clear judgment on the morality of such practices, or to rebut the charge that they are elevating their personal preferences into a moral code. In this article, I will set out some criteria that are relevant to making a moral judgment on these things.
Spirit Happenings
By Staff Report
Ladies fall bible study explores living beyond yourself A non-denominational bible study focusing on the spiritual truths and concepts on the book of Galations will begin August 27 through November 14 with a break in between. Classes will be on Monday nights from 7-9 and Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 at the Bible Center Church on Barton Ave. in Luling.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
By Staff Report
Suspects are innocent until proven guilty.



Lifestyles

Camera Shootout 2007
By Staff Report
“Tomato Face” by Virgina LeBlanc got the most votes last week and is the Aug. 9 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2007 photo contest.
Heather R. Breaux BLOG
By Heather R. Breaux
A trip to the mall or a stroll through the New Orleans French Market all seem like ideal day trips, but a few days ago I went shopping for something that will literally change my life forever - a new eye.
MAKING THE GRADE
By Heather R. Breaux
After boarding four airplanes and dealing with numerous airport layovers, Hannah Orgeron of Destrehan took her first-ever flight from Louisiana to Washington D.C. to take part in the Junior National Young Leaders Conference at the National 4-H Youth Conference Center.
State leaders invite students to find their niche in a local 4-H organization
LSU AgCenter News
More than 179,000 youth in Louisiana have found a home in 4-H. The new school year offers the opportunity for students to join 4-H clubs where they can interact with others who have common interests, according to LSU AgCenter director of the 4-H Youth Program Dr. Mark Tassin.
Herald-Guide
By Staff Report
LOT OF LOVE. On Aug. 5, Kaylie Fabre, daughter of Brian and Andrea Fabre of Luling donated more than ten inches of her hair to the Locks of Love Foundation which makes human hair wigs for children with medical conditions or who have had treatments that cause them to lose their hair.

Obituaries

Obituaries
Send you obituary announcements to Heather R. Breaux at heatherb@heraldguide.com for prompt publication.