Volume 135 Number 17 - Apr 24, 2008


Des Allemands man grows monster crawfish
Des Allemands man grows monster crawfish Monster Crawfish
A Des Allemands businessman has taken crawfish farming to a higher level, and this year it's paying off. He's growing giant crawfish the likes of which have never been grown locally.

East Bank not a political hurdle for St. Pierre
Though V.J. St. Pierre is the first parish president from the East Bank, the war veteran doesn't believe that he faced any extra hurdles because he came from that side of the river.

New Sarpy the beautiful
New Sarpy the beautiful Leaders call on residents to clean up community
A lump of dirt and clay will will serve as the foundation for a gazebo and pavilion to be constructed for seniors, and is the first of many area beautification projects slated for New Sarpy.

Schools cut out the junk
Doughnuts, carbonated beverages and candy will not be offered to some children next school year
Parents will begin staggering through local stores in the next couple months in search of those ever elusive school supplies. But when they begin that trek through the store, they need to make sure to avoid the junk food aisle.

Spillway wildlife may move into neighborhoods
Spillway wildlife may move into neighborhoods Residents could see increase of snakes, mice
Those living near the Bonnet Carré Spillway might see a stream of animals headed their way as spillway wildlife flee the newly flooded areas.

St. Charles to Baton Rouge bike project stalls
St. Charles to Baton Rouge bike project stalls The expansion of the East Bank bike path from the St. Charles Parish line in Destrehan to East Baton Rouge Parish has been put on hold because there was no money in the federal budget this year to start the study.

“Mudbugs” serve as unique mentors to their peers
“Mudbugs” serve as unique mentors to their peers New Sarpy's Mudbug Mentors recently received an honorary proclamation from the St. Charles Parish Council because of their outstanding leadership skills.


Recreation department taking applications for summer camps
Staff Report
Two new camp sites and lower registration fees are making it easier for St. Charles Parish youths to take advantage of summer camps sponsored by the Department of Parks and Recreation.
Destrehan, Hahnville control their own destiny
Jonathan Menard
Hahnville, Destrehan and East Ascension are currently locked in a three-way tie for first place in Class 5A District 6 and it appears likely that each team will make their way to the 2008 state playoffs.
HHS golf team results
Shonna Riggs
The Hahnville High School boys golf team played a match with Vandebilt at Ellendale Country Club in Houma on Wednesday and came out with a one-shot victory.
St. Charles Borromeo School participates in Trike-A-Thon
Staff Report
The Early Childhood students at St. Charles Borromeo School participated in a Trike-A-Thon for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital recently.
LA Knights win first baseball LA Knights win first baseball
Staff Report
Te LA Knights won their first baseball tournament this year, the 9-year-old April Warm-Up USSSA Tournament, which was held in Metairie last weekend.
8th annual Avra Johnson Ramsay Memorial Golf Classic
Staff Report
The 8th Annual Avra Johnson Ramsay Memorial Golf Classic will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at Willowdale Country Club in Luling.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Kyron Hill, 20, of 145 Johnson St. in St. Rose was arrested on April 16 and charged with possession of marijuana and possession with intent to distribute fake controlled dangerous substances.


Heather R. Breaux BLOG
Heather R. Breaux
In honor of my grandfather’s 68th birthday, my family and I traveled to McNeil, Miss. for a fun-filled day complete with aunts, uncles, cousins and a steaming pot of my dad’s boiled crawfish.
Shonna Riggs
Alexandra Schmaltz, a Luling resident and mother of two, has helped her son Logan through the stages of Tourette’s syndrome for the past 15 years.
The Cook's Corner
Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Pets of the Week
Staff Report
Sushi, the dog pictured at right, is a Basenji mix. She is 4 months old and is already crate trained. She just recovered from a broken back leg and is doing great after she was found with her sister on the streets. Sushi is a very affectionate dog who has lots of energy and is a joy to have around.
St. Charles Art Guild News
Heather R. Breaux
The St. Charles Art Guild will hold their next monthly meeting on Thursday, May first at the Ormond Country Club located on Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan.
Parade of Homes
Jonathan Menard
The 2008 Parade of Homes officially got underway last weekend and will continue for the next two weeks. Overall, 15 of the homes on the “Around The Lake” tour are inside the parish, with 12 of them located in Ashton Plantation.
Health sciences scholarships available
Staff Report
River Parishes Medical Society is accepting applications for its health sciences scholarship for $1,000.
St. Charles 4-H’ers compete in archery and food contests
Staff Report
Members had to actually cook the dish at home and bring one-half of the food dish and a copy of the recipe to the contest. Judges judged the dish primarily based on taste. First place winners in the foods contests qualified for the District Cookery Contest in Houma.
Adult day care seeks local talent for annual summer variety show
Staff Report
Norco Adult Day Care is planning its 16th annual Summer Variety show to be held at Sacred Heart School Auditorium in Norco.
Local strawberries are higher quality
LSU AgCenter News
Choose Louisiana strawberries for a nutritious and delicious treat. Besides being naturally sweet and tasty, these locally grown berries require less shipping time than those grown out-of-state.
Camera Shootout 2008 April 17 Weekly Winner
Staff Report
“Crazy Crawfish” by Beth Bourgeois got the most votes last week and is the April 17 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.