Volume 134 Number 43 - Oct 25, 2007

News

27 years later, Ama still waiting for public park
Morris Friloux, pictured here at the proposed site. An Ama resident has been waiting 27 years for a park and playground project for the children living in the close knit family community to be completed on St. Mark's Avenue.

Airport slowly returning to pre-Katrina levels
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is experiencing a boost in flights during October, with an additional 126 daily flight departures, which accounts for 14,701 seats.

Despite public outcry, water bills average
Waterworks director says system is one of the most efficient in area
Parish residents may think they are paying a high price for their water usage, but the main increases have been in sewerage and garbage which are also on the water bill.

Destrehan teacher wins Angel Award
Barry Guillot, a middle school science teacher in Destrehan and resident of Luling, has been named a winner of this year's Angel Award presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.

Election shows that parish is ready for fresh faces, new ideas
Next year, citizens of St. Charles Parish may have a hard time recognizing any of the areas’ politicians. That's because the recent primary has pushed several new faces into the spotlight while leaving plenty of political veterans fighting for their lives in the Nov. 17 run-off.

Humane Society wants new facility
Jackie Boudreaux, of the St. Charles Humane Society, and Angie Roberts, supervisor of the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter, appealed to the parish council Oct. 15 for $125,000 in funds to construct a new facility for parish animals.

Lawn mower accident causes child to lose arm
Alexis Revere and her mother Joanne need donations to help her get a prosthesis to replace the arm she lost in a  lawn mower accident. Devastated father receives counseling
On a sunny afternoon, on Sept. 8, 4-year-old Alexis Revere was riding in a Big Tyke's wagon hitched to the back of her father’s lawnmower as he cut grass.

Studies show that bottled water no better than tap
Waterworks director Brou says, in some cases, bottled water couldn’t meet state regulations
When it comes to drinking water, many health-conscious citizens opt for the bottled variety because they believe that it is safer than the water that makes its way into their home through underground pipes.

Visiting caregivers act as “angels” to those senior residents who are recovering from hospitalization
Visiting Angels experienced caregivers provide up to 24 hour care in the comfort of senior residents' homes who are recovering from hospitalization as an alternative to having the person placed into a nursing home or long term care facility.


Sports

Destrehan hopes victory comes easier this Friday
By Jonathan Menard
For the third straight week, Destrehan needed their defense to come through in the closing minutes of a game, and for the third straight week, the defense delivered.
Hahnville gaining confidence as season goes on
By Jonathan Menard
After building big leads in each of their previous contest, the Hahnville Tigers had to come from behind to pick up their seventh win of the season, using a last second field goal by Brandon Larousse to defeat Dutchtown 17-14.
Saints, Tigers rally for wins
By Mike Detillier
You get nothing more in the win column for style points and that is good news for both the LSU Tigers and the New Orleans Saints this past weekend.
St. Charles Herald Guide's Playmakers of the Week
By Jonathan Menard
Destrehan O-Line comes up big in win over East St. John
Record number of ducks on their way to Louisiana, and we have the groceries
By Ann Taylor
If the teal season is a taste of things to come, 2007 should be a banner year for Lake Salvador and Cataouatche duck hunters.

Editorial

Massive expansion of SCHIP: A move toward socialism
By Nathan Tabor
I recently heard about a young mother who received an unexpected call from a collection agency for a bill for a medical test that was performed on her infant son two years ago.
Majority of participants rule
By C.B. Forgotston
We often hear that in a democracy, a majority rules. It should be more properly stated that in a democracy, a majority of those who choose to participate rule. On Saturday, approximately 1.3 million people went to the polls to determine who would guide Louisiana's government for the next four years.




Lifestyles

Local writers enjoy success with children's book
By Shonna Riggs
Two teachers, educators with 50 years combined experience enriching the minds of children never anticipated that a book they wrote about roaches, and a familiar New Orleans donut treat called “The Beignet That Almost Got Away,” would line the shelves of local bookstores, and be used as a teaching tool in some pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classrooms.
Halloween doom dip
By Staff Report
Makes: 15 servings
Real Estate
By Leslie Cooper
It has become very evident over the last few months that we have an extremely large number of homes for sale right now in St. Charles Parish.
Students raise more than $500 for cancer research
By Staff Report
HHS students and DHS student, Kayla Tuircuit in the Health Career Exploration class at the Satellite Center teamed together to help raise money to find a cure for breast cancer during the HHS vs. East Ascension football game.
Students raise more than $500 for cancer research
By Staff Report
HHS students and DHS student, Kayla Tuircuit in the Health Career Exploration class at the Satellite Center teamed together to help raise money to find a cure for breast cancer during the HHS vs. East Ascension football game.
Students raise more than $500 for cancer research
By Staff Report
HHS students and DHS student, Kayla Tuircuit in the Health Career Exploration class at the Satellite Center teamed together to help raise money to find a cure for breast cancer during the HHS vs. East Ascension football game.
HMS Students Restore the Coast with LSU, Dow
Special to the Herald-Guide
Destrehan, LA - Coastal Roots and Seedling Nursery Program is changing the way students view the coast.
People Watch
From staff and wire reports
Congratulations to HHS Principal, Ms. Lorel Gonzales, on being named "Principal of the Year".
Grant Sanders shows his LOVE for science
By Staff Report
ST. ROSE - Using a magnifying glass, Grant Sanders studies the different properties of leaves in Ms. Judy Rongey's four year old class at St. Rose Elementary School.

Obituaries

BREAUX
Rodney James Breaux, 45, a resident of Chalmette , LA and a native of Ama, LA passed away on October 2, 2007. Beloved father of Lauren Breaux and stepfather to Sarah Julien.
ARABIE
Hilda Rita Ponvelle Arabie died at 82 on Friday, Oct. 19 in Destrehan. She passed away peacefully with family by her side, to who she was a devoted wife and mother.