Volume 134 Number 35 - Aug 30, 2007


Caravan of drivers shot at on Meadows Drive in Destrehan
... three New Sarpy men left wounded
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that took place on Meadows Drive in Destrehan, Sunday night.

Egle new CASA supervisor
Child Advocacy Services (CAS) welcomes Miranda Egle' to the Luling Madere Center as the new CASA Advocate Supervisor. Miranda Egle' is a lifelong resident of St. Charles Parish, with a strong understanding of the local culture and history. Having grown up on the Eastbank and currently residing on the Westbank, Miranda has a deep connection to the community and strives to do her part in giving back to the children and families.

Herald-Guide Business News
Herald-Guide Business News Dougie V’s makes Thursdays Steak night
Dougie V’s Esperanza Plantation Restaurant, has brought back steak night by popular demand along with a change of menu in 2007.

Lance Marino announces candidacy for Clerk of Court
Lance Marino, clerk of court candidate By Lance Marino My name is Lance Marino and I am a candidate for St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court. I am 45 years old.

Luling YMCA now open
Everybody’s welcomed at the Luling YMCA: James Poole, (job service director), Anthony Coleman, Jr. (YMCA director), Lou Johnson, (YMCA senior director) and Kathy Adams, (board member) couldn’t wait to open the doors at the Luling center. ... teens invited to after-school activities
The Luling YMCA opened its doors Aug. 27, for children parish-wide.

National bridge poll: Many see national bridge safety problem but remain confident in local spans
National bridge poll: Many see national bridge safety problem but remain confident in local spans By: ALAN FRAM - Associated Press WASHINGTON -- With tens of thousands of U.S. bridges considered structurally deficient, Gary Bowen figures the Minneapolis span that collapsed last week can't be the only one with big problems. Joyce Davis isn't quite so worried.

Port of South Louisiana Dedicates
The Port of South Louisiana dedicated its newest security vessel, the PSL Responder, among hundreds of public officials, business representatives, and other guests at Globalplex Intermodal Terminal on the Mississippi River on August 15.

Purse snatcher targets VFW Hall in Luling
A Luling woman was leaving the VFW Hall, 146 Angus Drive, August 18, at 11:00 p.m. when a black male riding on a bicycle snatched her purse.

Sex offender arrested
Gary T. Norman After trying to lure children waiting for school bus
*Editor's Note: The orignal address listed for Gary T. Norman in the print version of the Herald-Guide was incorrect. He is NOT a resident at 105 Choctaw in Luling and never has been. He currently resides in Kenner. A Westwego man, who recently moved to Luling and is a convicted sex offender, attempted to lure St. Charles Parish school children into his vehicle while they waited for the school bus on the morning of Aug. 17 on Magnolia Ridge Road in Boutte.

Sheriff Greg Champagne announces for re-election
Greg Champagne By Sheriff Greg Champagne I have been honored to serve as the chief law enforcement officer of St. Charles Parish for the past eleven years. On October 20th, I will again be candidate for Sheriff in one of the state's fastest growing parishes. The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has been in existence for over 150 years. It has been during my tenure that some of our most important milestones have occurred. As a result, your sheriff's office has become one of the most progressive and respected in the State of Louisiana.

Sheriff’s Reports
Suspects are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law

Teen arrested in connection with Ormond burglaries
A 16-year-old juvenile was arrested Tuesday in connection with a string of Ormond burglaries.

Website unites property owners with residents searching for affordable housing
BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana citizens searching for affordable housing in the state and landlords wanting to list available properties are coming together online on www.LAHousingSearch.org, a free, state-sponsored housing website, according to State Treasurer John Kennedy.


Herald-Guide Outdoor Report
Ann Taylor
The bass bite in Lake Cataouatche has been aggressive all summer and will only get better as the weather cools.


Here’s a simple plan to save our coast
Letters to the Editor
To the editor: This letter is in response to Allen Lottinger’s article about Louisiana’s deteriorating coast. He was one of the first writers to write about the problems caused by the Mississippi River levee system. I agree with the fact that “Building of levees along the Mississippi River was the main cause of the erosion of our coast...” How can we get the politicians to listen to simple suggestions about how to correct this problem?
Thanks for great coverage of death
Letters to the Editor
To the editor: Thanks for that great coverage of the death (murder) of my cousin and outstanding citizen Mrs. Hilda Zeringue Warren of St. Rose. The photos were truly an outstanding way to honor her even though she died an uneccessary and senseless death! My hat is off to Shonna Riggs who showed compassion as she covered the story as horrendous as it was. She is to be commended along with the rest of the staff as a whole for a fine job that you normally do always. I think that I can say on behalf of myself, the family and the rest of the community - - thank you, Herald Guide, for a job well done.
Get Your "Passport" Ready for Heaven, Says Pope
From staff and wire reports
VATICAN CITY, AUG. 26, (Zenit.org).- Heaven is an equal-opportunity destination, but to gain entry one needs a “passport” stamped with virtues such as humility, mercy and truth, says Benedict XVI.

Our View

It’s time for citizens to take action
The night out against crime recently was very successful in getting local residents to gather in their neighborhoods in a social atmosphere and reflect on what they can do to make St. Charles a safer parish. Now it is time for action.


Heather R. Breaux BLOG
Heather R. Breaux
Last weekend, I purchased my first authentic Dolce & Gabbana handbag and I took a red-eye flight to Italy just because I wanted to see the beautifully classic painted ceiling of the Sistine Chapel - well not exactly.
Senior citizens get ramped
Staff Report
BY HEATHER R. BREAUX and SHONNA RIGGS The Safe Harbor Program in conjunction with Zachry Construction Company is giving back to the community by building wheelchair ramps and making other home repairs for senior citizens in St. Charles Parish free of charge.
St. Charles Bridal Guide
Staff Report
Attention lovebirds, the time has come for the jam-packed fall edition of the Herald-Guide’s St. Charles Bridal Guide and we want to make you a part of it.
Herald-Guide People Watch
Heather R. Breaux
HERE’S TO YOU. Ava Somme’ and Bob Wittorff opened the doors of Mais Oui wine shop on May 1, and even though summer’s been a slow season, the twosome’s Portugese wine tasting last week was a big hit.


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