Volume 135 Number 14 - Apr 03, 2008

News

Former sheriff wants public pools back
A former sheriff and Hahnville resident wants the parish to consider opening public swimming facilities for families living on both sides of the river.

HHS students design, build own robot to take on world
The robots pushed 44-inch balls around a huge track to get points during the Bayou Regional Competitions. Though it may have seemed out of the question even five years ago, several students at Hahnville High School got the chance to battle other schools from around the country with a robot they created in only five weeks.

Parish divorce rates soar since Katrina
Local relationship therapist says new methods, such as collaborative divorce, help ease the strain on everyone involved, especially children
Many relationships couldn't endure the wrath of Hurricane Katrina, and parish counselor and relationship therapist Kathleen McGraw says since the storm divorce has been steadily increasing parishwide.

Preacher orders church to stay away
Reverend DeVairr B. Mollaire, pastor of Ama’s Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, filed a temporary restraining order against his own church, saying that he was asked to step down as pastor without grounds for his dismissal.

Rain ruins festival
Rain ruins festival ...but doesn’t hamper spirits
Just like the survivors the event honors, Relay For Life will go on despite a delay caused by unforeseen events.

Sheriff’s Office still searching for armed and dangerous man
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's office has captured a wanted man charged with second degree murder, but is still searching for another man they consider armed and dangerous.

Unusual approach to spring break
Unusual approach to spring break Teenagers enjoyed spring break in many ways all across St. Charles Parish, but one group of involved Hahnville High School students spent time doing community service work.

With gas prices set to rise above $4 a gallon, get some bang for your buck
Gas prices are expected to rise above $4 a gallon this summer, making it more important than ever to increase a vehicle’s gas mileage. Though many people now consider the price of gas outrageous, just wait until the summer when consumers could be paying an extra $10 to $20 per fill-up.

Woman saved from flasher by observant neighbor
Neighbor told jogger she was being stalked by pant-less man driving single cab Nissan truck
Some cities act as magnets for certain people.


Sports

Senior Olympics
By Heather R. Breaux
Javelins flew across clear blue skies on March 27 as older athletes from all over the parish participated in the 2008 Senior Olympic competition games in Hahnville. Event winners will move on to the state competition and winners from there go on to the nationals.
Hahnville band 2009 sign up set for April 15
By Staff Report
Hahnville High band registration for 2008-2009 school year will be held on April 15 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on May 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the HHS band room.
Ama’s Precious Singleton wins MVP in March meet
By Staff Report
MVP. Hahnville High School track runner Precious Singleton of Ama was awarded the Most Valuable Player award at the St. James High School Crawfish Relays on March 14.

Editorial

Full investigation needed into St. Rose Fire Station
Letters to the Editor
To The Editor To The Citizens of St. Charles Parish; To District Attorney Harry Morel; To Sheriff Greg Champagne; To U.S. Attorney Jim Letten; and, To FBI Special Agent Daniel H. Evans The current controversy surrounding Councilman & Fire Chief Larry Cochran and the St. Rose Volunteer Fire Department needs to be resolved in a fair, open, transparent, and unbiased manner. I sincerely hope that after such review, Mr. Cochran and the members of the fire department will emerge vindicated of any wrongdoing.

Our View

Giving season not over in parish
While the season of giving usually begins and ends during the Christmas holiday, those in St. Charles Parish are getting the chance to continue that giving spirit thanks to a pair of important local events.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Roland M. Perrin, 30, of 649 Pat Dr. in Avondale was arrested on March 24 and charged with contractor’s missapplication of payments.



Lifestyles

Heather R. Breaux BLOG
By Heather R. Breaux
In 2000, the first Final Destination movie was released in theaters. But little did anyone know just how popular a film about teenagers who ultimately cheat death by avoiding a plane crash would become.
Cajun Cuisine
By Heather R. Breaux
Whether you like them fried, boiled or in a stew, crawfish are a Louisiana favorite - especially in St. Charles Parish where for the next few months you’ll find them on dinner tables and in backyard boils across the parish.
The Cook’s Corner
By Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week
‘The Traveling Shrimp Boots’
By Staff Report
In an effort to raise the spirits of the students at St. Bernard Unified School during the months following Hurricane Katrina, an art teacher drew on an old shrimper tradition and had the students paint a picture describing what Louisiana means to them on a white shrimper’s boot.
United Way of St. Charles wishes director Denise Brodsky farewell
By Staff Report
Family, friends and co-workers gathered at a farewell bash for now-former United Way of St. Charles director Denise Brodsky who resigned in January.

Obituaries

Borne
Leopold Baptist Borne, Jr., sandblaster-painter for Shell Chemical, died on Monday, March 24, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. at his residence of 7 years in Ponchatoula Age 82. A native of Edgard and had lived in Norco for the past 56 years.
Naquin
Herbert J. Naquin passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 3:03 p.m. at the age of 78. He was a resident of Norco.
Badeaux
Charleston James Badeaux passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at 10:40 a.m. at St. Charles Parish Hospital, Luling. Age 50. A native of lifelong resident of Destrehan. He was a Deckhand with Gnots Fleet and of the Catholic faith. Son of MaryBelle Badeaux of Destrehan.