Volume 135 Number 23 - Jun 05, 2008

News

Club shows the heart of a lion by helping others succeed
Club shows the heart of a lion by helping others succeed The Luling-Boutte Lions Club members work hard to help residents keep and maintain a high quality of life by offering life-saving services that most people take for granted.

Council to have final say after Ama study
Council to have final say after Ama study The parish council will have the final say so in determining whether or not Ama is able to change their zoning laws to restrict more mobile homes from moving into the area.

Employees’ move into jail may come cheap
Employees’ move into jail may come cheap Converting the old parish jail into office space for St. Charles Parish workers won’t be as difficult or as costly as some might think.

For the second time, family finds themselves in way of progress
For the second time, family finds themselves in way of progress For the second time in nearly a decade, the Matherne family of Luling could be asked to move off of their beautiful waterfront property on Highway 90 to make way for government progress.

Now is the time to prepare
As many as nine hurricanes could form this year, with anywhere from two to five of them being Category 3 or higher. As many as 9 hurricanes could form this season, meaning that residents need to get serious
It could be a rough six months for St. Charles Parish if predictions by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration prove to be accurate.

Schools’ crisis plan one of the most sophisticated in area
Survey shows exactly what stakeholders think about current plan
Parents, teachers and administrators have a high level of confidence in the St. Charles Parish Public Schools’ Crisis Management and Emergency Response Plans, though they would like a little more information on the process.

Science teacher named LWF educator of the year
Harry Hurst science teacher Barry Guillot is honored as the Louisiana Wildlife Federation Conservation Educator of the Year. 
Harry Hurst science teacher Barry Guillot was recently honored as the Louisiana Wildlife Federation Conservation Educator of the Year for his innovations in environmental service learning with the nationally recognized LaBranche Wetland Watchers Program.

Teen drivers make summer dangerous
Study shows that from 1995 to 2004, teen drivers claimed the lives of 30,917 people, 11,177 were the drivers themselves
The halls are empty, the final bell has rung and now those students are barreling into their vehicles in search of summer fun.

Transplant doesn’t keep Oubre from employee of year
Transplant doesn’t keep Oubre from employee of year Charlie Oubre III, who has served as a dedicated, hardworking public servant for 25 years, has been named employee of the year for St. Charles Parish.


Sports

Summer basketball camp held at Hahnville
By Staff Report
Summer basketball is here! Hahnville High School will host its annual basketball camp July 7 through 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for ages 4 to 16.
Trading Bases
By Staff Report
After nearly three years of playing minor league baseball, Destrehan’s Randy Roth is trading in the mit for a chance to mold parish althetes into better players as assistant director over the St. Charles Parish Recreation Department.
Herald-Guide Outdoor Report
By Jonathan Menard
The start of Red Snapper season officially kicked off on June 1, and they were pulled in by the bucket loads south of Grand Isle.
Dance, dance, dance at the Desty Darlings Kiddie Camp
By Staff Report
Destrehan High School’s Desty Darlings dance team will hold their annual summer camp Monday, June 23 through Friday, June 27 at 10:30 am. each day.
Hahnville High cheerleaders hold 2008 ‘kiddie camp’
By Staff Report
The Hahnville High School cheerleading kiddie camp will be held on Monday, July 14 through Thursday, July 17 in the HHS gym from 9 a.m. to noon.
Three in a row: Louisiana Mustangs win another Mother’s Day Classic
By Staff Report
The 10U Major Louisiana Mustangs team won the Mother's Day Classic for the third year in a row at LaSalle Park in Metaire on Saturday, May 10.
Brice Jacobs signs with Delaware State
By Staff Report
Congratulations to Hahnville High senior Brice Jacobs, who recently signed a scholarship with Delaware State University for wrestling.
Locals reel in rare alligator turtle in Lake Des Allemands
By Staff Report
While Russell Oubre and Pete Madere were out sac-a-laiting on June 2, they ended up snagging this 60 pound alligator /loggerhead turtle in Lake Des Allemands.

Our View

Grain dust is big problem in St. Charles Parish
While some St. Charles Parish residents complain about the impact of grain dust on their property, like houses, cars and lawns, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is equally concerned about the health impacts of workers exposed to the grain dust on a regular basis.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Eugene Allemand Jr., 26, of 215 Hollywood Park in Montz was arrested on May 23 and charged with molestation of a juvenile.



Lifestyles

Shop closed
By Heather R. Breaux
After nearly 40 years of serving Norco as a full-service salon, Janie Rome and Connie Hotard have closed the doors on their shop, the Curler’s Corner.
Meet Elvin Ross
By Heather R. Breaux
The next time you watch a film directed by Tyler Perry listen closely to the melodies that carry you from scene to scene, because those musical compositions are the work of Hahnville’s Elvin Ross.
The Cook’s Corner
By Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Pets of the Week
By Staff Report
The animal shelter currently has three boy Boxer-shepherd mix puppies. They are about 8 weeks old. Any one interested should stop by the shelter for a visit.
Camera Shootout 2008 May 29 Weekly Winner
By Staff Report
“Doggy Days” by Jessica Gardnier got the most votes last week and is the May 29 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.
You’ve got to read this!
By Staff Report
22 new books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries