Volume 135 Number 21 - May 22, 2008


2 men arrested in connection with shooting
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Department has made a pair of arrests in connection with a shooting that left a 16-year-old Hahnville student with a gunshot wound to the head. Sheriff's deputies arrested John B. Lumar, 18, on May 12 and Joshua D. Taylor, 18, two days later. Both men are charged with attempted murder.

Bids too high for DHS improvement project
Bids too high for DHS improvement project Destrehan High School may have to scrap plans for a covered basketball court after the lowest bid for the school's athletic facility relocation and improvement project came in at close to 30 percent above budget.

Men on ATVs lead police on high-speed chase through traffic
One of the men apprehended after fleeing into Cytec and asking to use the phone
Two men traveling on a pair ATVs led sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase through River Road traffic, reaching speeds of 80 mph as they evaded officers.

Parents cashing in on children’s clothes
Parents cashing in on children’s clothes If you can barely close the door on your children’s closets because it’s stuffed to the max with clothes they have grown out of, then making a stop at Luling’s Hopscotch Consignment shop could be well worth it.

Police track, arrest mom and pop burglar in Florida
The long arm of the law finally caught up to Metairie resident and suspected burglar Nicholas P. Banta.

Schools honor Week of the Young Child
Schools honor Week of the Young Child Banners created by children from the east bank of St. Charles Parish went on display at the New Sarpy, St. Rose and Destrehan libraries in May to celebrate the Week of the Young Child.

Sheriff’s camp looking for a few good kids
Sheriff’s camp looking for a few good kids The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has openings for its Operation First Class Sheriff's Camp for boys ages 12 through 16. The camp, which features activities like archery, rifle range shooting, gun safety, swimming, team building and leadership building, is scheduled for July 6 through July 11.

State to offer hurricane items tax-free on May 24-25
Louisiana residents can purchase needed items free of sales tax as they prepare for the 2008 hurricane season.

Tregre grills council members on decision to alter QBS Board
Tregre grills council members on decision to alter QBS Board A former parish president showed up at Monday night’s council meeting to protest an attempt to restructure the Quality Based Selection Board, a panel made up of university professors that decides what engineering firms get contracts for parish projects.

Troxler: levee won’t assure protection
Troxler: levee won’t assure protection And while they are still important, new EOC building also top priority
The west bank of St. Charles Parish has no levee protection and the east bank needs to be elevated to the proper height before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers includes the parish in their 100-year flood plan.


Heather R. Breaux
The loud buzz that rocked the New Orleans Arena for the first two rounds of the NBA playoffs now sounds more like a distant hum.
Public encouraged to support Challenger baseball
Staff Report
LULING - All baseball games need an audience, and St. Charles Parish is encouraging the public to attend upcoming Challenger baseball games, which give mentally and physically challenged youth a chance to play.
St. Charles Cyclones defend title by winning division in state match up
Staff Report
The U-19 St. Charles Cyclones have successfully defended their 2007 state championship title by winning the 2008 Louisiana Divison 1 U-19 championship played in Alexandria last month.
Hahnville High School athletes receive merits for a job well done
Staff Report
Hahnville High School recently held an athletic awards ceremony in the auditorium for underclassmen who participated in the winter and spring sports.
Little league baseball team starts season with 4-2 record
Staff Report
West St. Charles Little League’s 15-16 year old Rebels have begun the 2008 baseball season with a 4-2 record playing against teams from Baker and Amite, Louisiana.
Local boys compete in the 6th Annual St. Matthew Fishing Rodeo
Staff Report
Two local boys competed in the 6th Annual St. Matthew Fishing Rodeo May 16-17.
Vipers wipe out the competition at Paradis soccer tournament
Staff Report
The Division 1, U-12 St. Charles Parish Vipers recently won the Plantation Cup Soccer Tournament held in Paradis.
Hahnville High School golf player signs with Nicholls
Staff Report
Congratulations to Hahnville High School senior, Werlien Prosperie, III, who signed a golf scholarship with Nicholls State University.


Activities on tap for youth this summer
Our View
Parents need the support of summer camps to keep their children busy all summer, especially if the alternative is to leave them home alone.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
Staff Report
Arrests •Lawrence Brooks, 29, of 209 Hawthorn Dr. in Luling was arrested on May 13 and charged with aggravated assault.


Elite garden club serves east bank
Heather R. Breaux
If you’ve ever heard of the LaBelle Fleur Garden Club, then you know that being a member is a great way to interact with your neighbors and share a few of those truly golden gardening tips.
The Cook’s Corner
Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Staff Report
Nearly 300 eighth grade students were in attendance for the J.B. Martin’s annual career fair.
Camera Shootout 2008
Staff Report
“Holy Name Church” by Tom Longmire got the most votes last week and is the May 15 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.
Pets of the Week
Staff Report
Chopper is an 8-week-old male black lab mix. When he grows up he will be a hefty 70 pounds. He is cute, cuddly and playful.
Nutritious foods stretch the ‘food dollar’ further
LSU AgCenter News
To make each food dollar go farther, remember that healthy foods give you more value for the buck. Thrifty shopping, however, requires planning before and during trips to the store, according to LSU AgCenter nutritionist Dr. Beth Reames.
Arts council fundraiser goes on without a hitch
Colette Lottinger
Yvonne LaFleur’s husband, Jimmy Walsh, won the bid on this “Walk Through History” hat donated by the River Road Historical Society and Nancy Robert. Each element of this hat represents a significant feature in Destrehan Plantation’s history.
Remembering when ...
Staff Report
Mrs. Leonard M. Beauford at is pictured on May 4 at the Bonnet Carre Spillway with her two daughters, Gertie Marie and Kathy Beauford. The Mississippi River water was still flowing through the sluices. The level was a 20 feet.
Pets of the Week
Staff Report
Two 5-year-old black and brown Dachshunds area available for adoption at the St. Charles Parish animal shelter.