Volume 135 Number 6 - Feb 07, 2008


Breach forces council to act
Ordinance pulled after public catches wind of proposal
Plans to stop the televising of parish committee meetings got pulled from the agenda after the preliminary draft of the proposal was sent out to several residents in the parish.

Committee members, taxes to be voted on Feb. 9
Elections for St. Charles Parish Democratic and Republican Committee members will be held Feb. 9. Selected members will keep their posts from 2008 through 2011.

Deputy risks life to save suicidal woman
Most men join the sheriff's office for the chance to be a hero. For Deputy Kenneth Delaune, he only had to wait two years for that title to be thrust upon him.

Gas leak almost kills Mimosa family
As a Mimosa family slept on a chilly night, fumes from their gas heater exposed them to lethal carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that can kill a person as they sleep.

Pair of Luling armed robberies leaves man shot on Paul Fredrick
One man was shot and another was forced to give up cash and credit cards in a pair of early morning armed robberies that occurred in Luling.

Rec department hopes tax helps build skate park
Rec department hopes tax helps build skate park The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department has endured a lot of criticism in the past, but with a new administration in place and other leadership changes, plans are underway for some upgrades, like a BMX racing track and a skateboard park similar to one in Hammond.

Revamped real estate, classified sections make buying, selling easy
Herald-Guide Classified Sales Manager Sonia Duhe goes over the new real estate section with Coldwell Banker’s April Freese-Templet. Online home search, free classified ads highlight changes
The Herald-Guide has revamped both its classified and real estate sections to make both buying a home and selling items easier for residents of St. Charles Parish.

Theft way down, other crime totals similar to ‘06
Due to a huge drop in theft, crime in St. Charles Parish fell from 2,283 reported incidents in 2006 to 2,179 in 2007, which is the lowest total in the last 12 years.


For the LOVE of the game
Jonathan Menard
Even without one of their top offensive weapons, the Destrehan Wildcats were able to stretch their district record to 4-2 with a 71-56 win over archrival Hahnville last week.
Saints award Hurst teacher $5,000
Staff Report
The New Orleans Saints recognized Hurst Middle School Teacher, Barry Guillot, as one of the 2007 winners of the Saints NFL Community Quarterback Awards.
Destrehan’s Jeffery Berger plays in All-American Bowl
Staff Report
Jeffery Berger Jr. of St. Rose was chosen to participate in the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Classic Bowl which was held on Jan. 5.
GOLFERS: Mark your calendars for March classics
Staff Report
HHS band classic The Hahnville High School Tiger Band Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, March 15 at Willowdale Country Club.
Mimosa Heat basketball team named parish classic champions
Staff Report
The "HEAT" is on for the Mimosa 7-8 year old division basketball team who were named champions of the 1st Annual St. Charles Parish Classic on November 30 and December 1, 2007 and the 1st Annual Christmas Classic on December 27 and 28, 2007. The Boutte Booster Club sponsored both tournaments.

Our View

Mardi Gras over, time to embrace Lent
Mardi Gras ended on a high note in St. Charles Parish, with lots of parades and family fun.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Three juveniles, 16, of Destrehan were arrested on Jan. 24 and charged with simple burglary.


Fitness Moms
Heather R. Breaux
Working out to jump start your day is probably how you’d start each morning if you spent a day in the shoes of Luling’s Shelia Duncan.
St. Charles Hospital names Cynthia Potier dietetic technician of the year
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Brandon Kelly St. Charles Hospital Writer Cynthia Potier, DTR, Dietetic Technician/Patient Services Coordinator for St. Charles Parish Hospital, has been recognized by the New Orleans Dietetic Association as the Dietetic Technician of the Year.
Free breasts exams available to women at health center
Shonna Riggs
St. Charles Parish residents can take advantage of a program offering free breast examinations to women in the community.
‘Go Red’ this month and help fight the No. 1 killer of U.S. women
LSU AgCenter News
February is American Heart Month. Women will again “Go Red for Women” by wearing something red or special pin to raise awareness of heart disease, women’s no. 1 killer.
Young-At-Art 2007 art contest winners
From staff and wire reports
River Parishes Hospital held its annual Young At Art Reception on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the hospital's Medical Pavilion.
Parish clinic only one in state with podiatrist on staff
Shonna Riggs
St. Charles Parish Community Health Center is the only clinic in Louisiana with a podiatrist on staff, Dr. Yacara Tabb.
Heather R. Breaux BLOG
Heather R. Breaux
It’s been nearly a year since the retina in my right eye detached, and just when I started to feel like I was out of the danger zone and that I could finally breathe easily, I started to see spots with the only eye I have left.
Local chef Wayne Shexnayder filmed for Canadian food network
Colette Lottinger
Last month, local chef Wayne Schexnayder was filmed by the Canal Evasion Travel Channel in Quebec to be featured on a cooking show.
The Cook's Corner
Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Hahnville High School’s Principal’s & Superintendent’s lists
Staff Report
The following list depicts the second quarter prinicpal's and superintendent's list for Hahnville High School.
Staff Report
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LA strawberry crop off to good start despite cold snaps
LSU AgCenter News
Near-perfect growing conditions in the fall have allowed the state’s strawberry growers to produce a good early crop, despite recent freezing temperatures.