Volume 135 Number 5 - Jan 31, 2008

News

Bidding war begins for artificial surface at Hahnville, Destrehan
Artificial turf is made with synthetic fibers sewn together with rubber granules. The St. Charles Parish school district is now accepting bids for the installation of an artificial turf system at both Hahnville and Destrehan High Schools.

Car Wash not a safe place to hide for armed robber
This picture allowed police to locate Conrad. The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 29-year-old St. Rose man for allegedly robbing the Express Cleaners in Destrehan. The arrest was made exactly a week after the crime took place.

Davis Pond not diverting fair share
Flaws must be fixed before true impact on coast is known
There's still a whole lot of work left to be done on the Davis Pond Diversion Project before people in the area will see the kinds of results the project was supposed to create.

Mardi Gras parades finally here
Elaine Fabre (bottom left) designs a float with family members and friends over the weekend. Fabre, who turns 60 on Fat Tuesday, will be on one of 30 floats that will take to the streets in the Krewe of Lul Mardi Gras parade on Feb. 2 at 12 p.m. After months of preparation, the Luling and Des Allemands Mardi Gras parades will finally get the chance to roll through their respective towns this weekend, tossing out beads and other collectibles as they go.

Parents of 11-year-old speed racer sentenced to weekend in jail, probation
The parents of an 11-year-old boy that led police on a high speed chase on Oct. 5 each received six months in prison for allowing the child to use the car to run errands and drive his disabled father around town.

Parish looks to cut cost
St. Pierre says he is 60 employees short, needs more money
St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre, and his executive staff are looking at ways to reduce spending in the parish so that he can reward hard-working employees and bring in new workers.

St. Pierre, staff moving into old courthouse jail
St. Pierre, staff moving into old courthouse jail In an effort to consolidate his offices, parish president V.J. St. Pierre plans to renovate the third floor of the courthouse to create more space for both him and his executive staff.

Students of the year shine both in and out of school
The 12 selected students of the year are: Kristen Yent: Ethel Schoeffner, Elise Brown: Lakewood, Ashlyn Frahm: Norco, Sasha Hernandez: Luling, Hailey Robert: St. Rose, Julian Turner: R.J. Vial, Lea Trusty: Albert Cammon, Taylor Borne: R.K. Smith, Michelle Three finalist will represent parish at regional competition
St. Charles Parish Public Schools named their 2007-08 students of the year last week and three of the 12 selected students will go on to compete in regionals.

Technology makes identity theft easy, leads to more ruined lives
The Federal Trade Commission estimates that as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year. A great number of those thefts occur during the holiday season. Advances in technology, like the internet revolution in the 90s, have made life easier on everyone, including identity thieves.

UWSC director Brodsky resigns
UWSC director Brodsky resigns United Way of St. Charles parish is in need of a new director.


Sports

DHS Wildcats rank at No. 18 in country
By Jonathan Menard
Even though they haven't played a football game in almost two months, the accolades continue to roll in for the Destrehan Wildcats.
DHS’ Nelson and Richard verbally commit
By Mike Detillier
This past week two of the best football players in the River Parish Region announced where they will attend college.
Patriots to take it all in
By Mike Detillier
This coming Sunday is the day every NFL football player dreams about. In this sport getting to play to be a world champion does not happen every season and for many athletes that situation may never even occur for them during their career.
Ama’s Landry brothers visit St. Charles Parish schools
By Shonna Riggs
NFL football players and hometown favorites, Dawan and LaRon Landry, made rounds visiting elementary and middle schools in St. Charles Parish on Jan. 24

Our View

St. Pierre giving the people what they want
After the recent elections, it became obvious that parish residents wanted change.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
By Staff Report
Arrests •Robert Joseph, 17, of 175 Murphy Lane in Des Allemands was arrested on Jan. 22 and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.



Lifestyles

Bzzzzzz! Introducing the 'Used to Bees'
By Heather R. Breaux
When New Orleans Hornets owner George Shinn said he wanted to create a senior dance squad to perform at home games, the team’s dance choreographer Ashley Deaton took Shinn’s idea and ran with it.
Herald- Guide PEOPLE WATCH
By Heather R. Breaux
If you’re a collector of unique and rare items, then you’re sure to appreciate the firefighter figurine collection of Hahnville’s Reggie Gaubert.
The Cook’s Corner
By Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Heather R. Breaux BLOG
By Heather R. Breaux
These days I find that the best way to escape reality and unwind from a long day at the office is to sit down with a tall glass of white wine and spend an hour with my favorite daytime soap opera, Days of Our Lives.
Love is in the Air
From staff and wire reports
Parishioners are on bended knee, walking the aisle and tying the knot. Can you hear the wedding bells ringing? We can!
Camera Shooutout 2008
From staff and wire reports
“Powers Combined” by Natalie Graves got the most votes last week and is the Jan. 24 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.