Volume 134 Number 36 - Sep 06, 2007

News

Business News
Art and Artis Kelm and her son, Dean Swanson, own and manage Getgo/Gator Systems, the only store in St. Charles Parish which specializes in sales and services of computer and other electronic equipment. Art provided computer services for Waterford 3 nucle Getgo Business Solutions expands operation in new location
Art and Artis Kelm are not in the art business, in spite of their names. They sell and service computers and associated products from their new location on U. S. 90 in Boutte.

Cox contract set to expire, parish looks at alternatives
... cable service options limited in parish
With St. Charles Parish's contract with Cox Communications set to expire later this year, the parish council has begun plans to invite other companies to provide service for area residents.

Dow awards $50,000 for community projects
Dow recently awarded $50,000 to thirteen non-profit organizations for community projects in St. Charles Parish with Dow's 2007 Community Grant Program. Representatives from recipient organizations are pictured here at a reception held at St. Charles Opera By Tommy Faucheux Dow Information Officer St. Charles Dow Operations recently awarded more than $50,000 to 13 non-profit organizations for an array of projects that positively impact the parish with the site's 2007 Community Grant Program. This is the fifth year of Dow's Community Grant Program, which has cumulatively given more than $215,000 in funding to local organizations.

Fatal accident along Airline leaves another person dead
Airline Hwy danger zone A fatal car accident that occurred on the deadly stretch of Airline Highway on Sept. 2 leaves a family mourning the death of Leroy Williams, 35, of Garyville.

Grants available for promoting cajun french media products
Grants available for promoting cajun french media products Média-Louisiane and the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) would like to help you create new media products in French.

Hunt for a killer
$13,000 reward offered for information on St. Rose murder
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s office held a press conference Wednesday morning to reassure the family and the St. Rose community that detectives are doing everything they can to solve the homicide of Hilda Mae Zeringue Warren, 70, on Aug. 13, which was the second murder in the parish this year.

Killona playground designed by kids, built by volunteers
Jan Walker from the United Way of St. Charles Parish, looks on while the kids create ideas for their playground.
Once a design is selected, 150 volunteers parishwide will assemble the new playground in Killona, October 24. Killona kids designed their own playground as part of a community service project spearheaded by Craig Howat, a Hahnville resident and Luling Elementary School teacher.

Mike Strain talks to Republican women
Commissioner of Agriculture & Forestry candidate Rep. Mike Strain socializes with Angelle LeBlanc and Priscilla Thibodeaux at Thursday nights Republican Women’s Club meeting. Hopes to unseat long-term Commissioner of Agriculture, Bob Odom.
Rep. Mike Strain who hopes to unseat Bob Odom who has been at the helm for 28 years and become Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry paid a visit to St. Charles Parish last Thursday night.

New voting machines make their appearance in St. Charles Parish
Allen and Colette Lottinger, owners of the St. Charles Herald-Guide are among  the first parish residents to try out the new voting machines. New voting machines have arrived in St. Charles Parish in compliance with the Help America Vote Act (HAVA).

Sheriff decides against tax increase, can still offer raises, benefits
Though he decided to roll back property taxes for his department, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne can still afford to keep the raises and benefits that have led to recent employee retention.

What's Happening
Put Lions Club fest on your to-do list LULING - The Luling Boutte Lions Club will hold its first Spring into Fall Festival on Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling. There will be crafts, a car show, a dunking booth, games, performances from Dance Unlimited and much, much more. For information, call Denise Lirette at 985-785-9553 or Nancy Whann at 504-400-0289.


Sports

Volunteers: 4-H Club seeks shooting sports volunteering
LSU AgCenter News
Area 4-H programs are presently seeking adult volunteers age 21 years and older to assist with their Outdoor Skills Shooting Sports programs.
Destrehan faces first test of season
By Jonathan Menard
Destrehan opened the 2007 season in impressive fashion last week, thumping Karr 31-0 behind solid play from both their offense and defense.
Hahnville running game key to win
By Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville defense proved to be too much for McDonogh 35 to handle last week, leading the Tigers to a 21-0 shutout win to open up the 2007 season.
Hospital hosts SPORTS physicals
Special to the Herald-Guide
BY BRANDON KELLY St. Charles Hospital Writer St. Charles Parish Hospital hosted pre-sports physicals for the four middle schools in St. Charles Parish on Saturday, Aug. 18.
The Saints are marching in
By Mike Detillier
Ever since that cold, windy day in Chicago in mid-January of 2007, fans of the New Orleans Saints have waited patiently for this day. This week the Saints face off against the defending Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts in the most anticipated season-debut in the history of the franchise.

Editorial

Democrats use bad taste with religious commercials
By Allen Lottinger
Desperation seems to have entered the picture in the campaign for governor. The state Democratic party has resorted to playing on religious prejudices to try and win the election.
Faith, science often at odds when it comes to origins of life
Special to the Herald-Guide
By David Masci, Senior Research Fellow, Pew Forum The relationship between faith and science in the United States seems, at least on the surface, to be paradoxical. Surveys repeatedly show that most Americans respect science and the benefits it brings to society, such as new technologies and medical treatments. And yet, religious convictions limit many Americans' willingness to accept controversial scientific theories as well as certain types of scientific research, such as the potential use of embryonic stem cells for medical treatments.
Spirit Happenings
By Staff Report
New Orleans Rosary Bowl Fr. James Kelleher, S.O.L.T. will be the featured speaker at this rosary crusade from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat. Sept. 8 in Audubon Park at the Shelter 10 pavilion. Fr. Kelleher is the leader of the Russian mission team and travels all over the world promoting rosary crusades. The purpose: to pray for the rebuilding of New Orleans according to God's holy and moral laws. "May almighty God build our house and watch over our city.” (psalm 127)

Sheriffs Reports

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



Lifestyles

Lions Club queens honored by council
By Staff Report
On Monday, July 23, four newly crowned Luling - Boutte Lions Club royalty were presented with plaques by the St. Charles Parish Council.
The Lil’ Misses of Parish of Plenty
By Staff Report
The 8th Annual Parish of Plenty Pageant was held on July 28 at the K.C. Home in Norco.
TEA TALK
By Colette Lottinger
I subscribe to a Wellness Report edited by Dr. Russell Blaylock for NewsMax.com. Since he attended the LSU medical school in New Orleans, I suppose I felt more comfortable about getting his report.
Camera Shootout 2007
By Staff Report
“What’s In There” by Krissie Keller got the most votes last week and is the Aug. 30 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2007 photo contest.
VIPs
By Staff Report
Five new faculty members have joined the Allemands Elementary staff this year. They are: Stephanie Knight and Elizabeth Hickman, first grade; Abby Berget, art; Brandi Granier, teacher’s aide and Cindy Swint, kindergarten.
ACT prep course offered for parish’s students
By Staff Report
High school students who are residents of St. Charles Parish are invited to attend a series of two help sessions to assist them in their preparation for taking the ACT.
Physics teacher defies the laws of gravity
By Heather R. Breaux
For most, the thought of randomly bouncing around free from the constraints of the gravitational pull is a concept that’s a hard to swallow, but for Hahnville High School physics teacher Clarence Borne, defying gravity is all in a day’s work.
Herald-Guide People Watch
By Staff Report
NICE CATCH. In mid July, brothers Brian and Dave Dufrene of Hahnville and Luling were fishing waist deep in the Grand Isle surf hoping to catch a few fish for dinner, when Dave hooked the “big catch” pictured above.
Heather R. Breaux BLOG
By Heather R. Breaux
If you’re anything like me then watching your weight is a constant struggle, and since I’ve packed on 15 pounds since my eye surgery I’m back on the scale carefully calculating everything that I eat - especially since I go back under the knife this month for a second surgery.