Volume 134 Number 39 - Sep 27, 2007


Club using cell phones to correct vision
Lions Club to turn phones into cash to help correct youth eyesight problems
Because of the constant changes in cell phone technology, many users are forced to continually upgrade their phones, leaving several unused units scattered throughout St. Charles Parish.

Detective injured during Luling purse-snatching
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's detective Renee Kinler was injured after trying to arrest a purse snatcher.

Domestic violence cases spike since Hurricane Katrina
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office reports an increase in domestic violence cases since Hurricane Katrina and Lt. Pam Schmitt wants residents to know what to do if they are victims of these crimes.

Ethel Schoeffner students reap the benefits of successful program
Ethel Schoeffner students reap the benefits of successful program Destrehan's Ethel Schoeffner Elementary is one of five schools in St. Charles Parish that scored an exemplary rating according to the Louisiana Department of Education's accountability system for the 2006 to 2007 school year.

J.B. Martin raises money for Leukemia
J.B. Martin raises money for Leukemia Students and teachers at J. B. Martin Middle School in Paradis recently held a "Jeans Day" to raise more than $430 for the Louisiana Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Love bugs good for parish
There is not doubt that love bugs can be annoying insects.

Norco woman still remembers horrific Manchac bridge collapse
Norco woman still remembers horrific Manchac bridge collapse Norco resident Roxanna Colon is still haunted by the day she and her stepfather survived the Manchac bridge collapse, which occurred more than 31 years ago

School employees get raises
Full-time and part-time workers will receive substantial salary increases
The parish school board's decision to "roll up" the millage will pay off for school employees, who will all receive significant raises after the board approved the measure in last week's meeting.

Students prepare for ACT
St. Charles Parish high school students are gearing up for ACT testing in the hopes of getting top scores to secure free college money from the state's scholastic and scholarship programs.

Students produce own sports show
While most of their classmates are sitting in desks and counting down the time until their next break, a handful of students from both Hahnville and Destrehan are busy putting on their own TV show.


Wildcats attempt to K.O. John Ehret
Jonathan Menard
Behind 28-first quarter points, the Destrehan Wildcats had little trouble improving to 4-0 on the season by blanking Higgins 45-0 last Friday in a game where both the offense and defense showed consistency for all four quarters.
Defense makes Hahnville contender
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Tigers' defense continued to overpower their opponents last week, picking up their third shutout in four games with a 34-0 win over O. Perry Walker.
LSU, as good as advertised
Mike Detillier
With the New Orleans Saints hosting a nationally televised Monday night affair against the Tennessee Titans this week, it was the LSU Tigers that had football’s center stage this past weekend.
32 years ago: Mimosa swimmers remembered
Staff Report
Can you remember the summer of 1975? If so, and if your were a member of the Mimosa Park swim, then this picture just might bring back memories of fun in the sun at the Mimosa swimming pool.
Never underestimate a win
Mike Detillier
The LSU Tigers struggled with a pesky Tulane football team this past Saturday, especially in the first half of action, but a strong second half of the game propelled the second-ranked Tigers to a 34-9 win over the Green Wave.


Can Dr. Hillary save us?
Allen Lottinger
At this point in the presidential campaign, it appears that Sen. Hillary Clinton will be our next president. (Long pause for some expected regurgitations and other expressions of illness.)
Speculation on coming of Christ is reaching crescendo
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Michael Brown, spiritdaily.com In the years since the French Revolution, there have been numerous predictions of the Second Coming, or at least some kind of major manifestation of Christ.

Our View

Alligator Festival one of the best in the state
The alligator had just been taken off the endangered species list and some members of St. Charles Rotary Club were looking for an event to raise money for charitable causes.

Sheriffs Reports

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


Heather R. Breaux BLOG
Heather R. Breaux
It's 10 o'clock on Tuesday night and I have yet to finish my weekly column. And it's not that I have nothing to say or don't want to write, I just can't get my thoughts in order long enough to form a complete sentence. By the morning it'll be time for the newspaper to go to press and I will have been on deadline for almost 24 hours.
Camera Shootout 2007
Staff Report
“Shopping Spree” by Destiny Borne got the most votes last week and is the Sept. 20 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2007 photo contest.
Best of the Net
Staff Report
How to tell the sex of a fly?
Fitness Moms
Ann Taylor
The women were sweaty but happy, with the endorphins still pumped up from the work out at Viking Fitness Center on Paul Maillard Road in Luling. A very fit mother of three, Michelle Oubre, had just taught her favorite class - Bodyflow, and the hour had flown by - helped along by funny comments cracked by the exercisers.
Somewhere over Highway 90
Heather R. Breaux
The first day of autumn in Des Allemands was crowned with overcast skies, a few rain showers and the phenomenal optical illusion of that of a double rainbow over Highway 90, pictured at right.
People Watch
Shonna Riggs
The River Region Arts and Humanities Council hosted its sixth annual Fleur De The’ on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Ormond Country Club in Destrehan.


FOREMAN Hazel Marie Foreman, age 77, on Sept. 19, 2007 at 8 a.m. Native of St. Charles Parish and a resident of Luling. Visitation and religious service was held on Friday, Sept. 21 at Holy Family Church in Luling. Burial was held at Restlawn Cemetery in Avondale. Survived by two sons, David and wife Jan of Boutte, and William and wife Paula Foreman of Houma; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Preceded in death by her husband Henson Foreman; parents Maurice and Eldia Broussard Simon; sister Euna Arceneaux. Hazel was a perishoner of Holy Family Church.