Volume 135 Number 18 - May 01, 2008

News

Citizens urged to recycle
Bi-monthly drop-off dates scheduled
Though curbside recycling disappeared in the parish after Hurricane Katrina, residents still have the chance to turn in recyclable materials during bi-monthly drop-off events scheduled throughout the year.

Herald-Guide wins 12 LPA awards
The St. Charles Herald-Guide walked away with 12 awards from the Louisiana Press Association at the organization's annual awards banquet in Lafayette on April 26.

High schools strive for more academic growth
Destrehan and Hahnville both had minimal academic growth in the 2006-07 school year, but both school’s principals hope to exceed that mark next year by turning more focus to their freshman classes and increasing communication.

Hungry robber makes off with chips, drinks
Hungry robber makes off with chips, drinks A thief with the munchies broke into a Luling barbershop and stole 40 bags of potato chips and three 12-packs of soft drinks.

Pastor has no business in church, says judge
Pastor has no business in church, says judge Judge Robert Chaisson, of the 29th District Court in St. Charles Parish, agreed with members of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ama and ruled that Rev. DeVairre B. Mollaire can no longer be pastor of the church.

Report cards obsolete?
Report cards obsolete? Parents could soon check grades at anytime, from comfort of own home
As soon as next year, parents may be able to view their children's grades from the comfort of their own living room without having to wait for quarterly reports.

Residents asked to help
Residents asked to help Parish cracking down on debris, plans study this year to see if community long-range plans being followed
St. Charles Parish residents living on the east bank are upset about debris. It's a problem that Planning and Zoning Director Kim Marousek has been addressing on a regular basis. And with a master plan on the drawing board for the parish this year, Marousek says residents will be able to air grievances and be a vital part of the planning process to improve their community.

UWSC names new director
The United Way of St. Charles has named John Dias as the new executive director. After the board voted unanimously to accept the Human Resource Committee's recommendation, Dias assumed the responsibilities of his new position immediately on Thursday, April 10.

Video bingo out of parish
Video bingo out of parish Luling’s Video Bingo Palace shuts down
Luling’s Video Bingo Palace closed its doors last Tuesday night, and no other video bingo business will be allowed to open in the parish again without permission from the St. Charles Parish Council.


Sports

They’re in!
By Jonathan Menard
When Destrehan and Hahnville suffered back-to-back losses to end the season, both teams' playoff chances appeared to be in jeopardy.
Baseball league for the disabled starting in parish
By Staff Report
Local children who are mentally or physically disabled may be eligible to participate in the St. Charles Recreation Department's Challenger Baseball League.
High school stadiums get $1.4 million makeover
By Jonathan Menard
Both the Destrehan and Hahnville stadiums will be undergoing a reconditioning project that will make slight improvements to various parts of the stadiums. Neither one of the stadiums have been reconditioned in their 30 year existence.
St. Charles Catholic wins class 3A state title
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Mickle Ponthieux Southwest Daily Times SULPHUR- The St. Charles Lady Comets won their first state championship since 1998 against the Parkview Lady Eagles by a score of 2-1.
Louisiana Heat travel team takes all in LaPlace championship game
By Staff Report
The Louisiana Heat, an 11-year-old travel baseball team from St. Charles Parish, won the Championship at Noah Park in LaPlace on April 26 and 27.
Mustangs win Spring Classic, clench No. 1 power rating in state
By Staff Report
The Louisiana Mustangs won the championship at the Spring Classic, Major NIT USSSA Baseball Tournament in Belle Chasse April 19 and 20.

Our View

Recycling good for the environment
Recycling is still an important part of the way we handle trash in St. Charles Parish. Residents still get the opportunity to rid themselves of items they no longer need along with helping to keep the enviroment clean by bringing their recyclables to drop off points. Curbside recycling ended with Hurricane Katrina but may be resumed in the future.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Michael Williams, 22, of 85 Carriage Lane in Destrehan was arrested on April 18 and charged with simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.



Lifestyles

Giving back
By Heather R. Breaux
When Yvonne Dufrene of Luling spearheaded a personal gift-giving crusade to help animals throughout the parish last Christmas, she had no idea the monumental impact her kind gestures would have on the lives she touched - including her very own.
The Cook’s Corner
By Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
New animal shelter director educates public
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Renee Allemand Public Information Officer St. Charles Parish Angela Robert may work with animals every day, but she knows educating the human population is even more crucial.
Pet of the Week
By Staff Report
Monet, pictured below, is a neutered male Siamese cat.
Denim & Diamonds
By Staff Report
Get ready to raise that bid with hand painted-fans during the auction at the River Region Arts & Humanities Council fundraiser, Denim & Diamonds, May 3 at the Destrehan Plantation Mule Barn on River Road in Destrehan beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Camera Shootout 2008
By Staff Report
“Final Approach” by Scott Schexnaydre got the most votes last week and is the April 24 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.
Camera Shootout 2008
By Staff Report
“Windblown” by Abby Chabert is the April monthly winner in the photo contest.
Holy Family Annual Church Fundraiser
By Staff Report
Holy Family Catholic Church in Luling hosted its annual fundraiser, Extravaganza Express on Saturday, April 26 with a parade of prizes, an auction and live entertainment.
Heather R. Breaux BLOG
By Heather R. Breaux
It all seems so daunting. Climate change, hydrogen power, even solar energy. These terms are quickly becoming the vocabulary of a new century, of a new generation - and there’s a lot to learn!