Volume 135 Number 24 - Jun 12, 2008


HHS, DHS stadiums could get wider seats this year
HHS, DHS stadiums could get wider seats this year Destrehan might also scrap plans for covered court after bids came in 30 percent over budget
Next year, football fans in St. Charles Parish might have a little extra room as they settle in to watch Destrehan and Hahnville compete for the 2008 state title.

Inside of school buses can reach 92 degrees in May
Inside of school buses can reach 92 degrees in May School board looks into cooling off students by painting white roofs or even air conditioning fleet
During the piping-hot month of May, temperatures in parish school buses can reach as high as 92 degrees, which leaves school board members searching for a way to lower the heat. One of those options could include adding air conditioning to all 133 buses.

Parish finds 78 leaks in sewer
Parish finds 78 leaks in sewer some residents may foot bill
Smoke billowing up from yards and ditches this month in St. Charles Parish indicated that the contractor responsible for testing sewer lines found leaks in the sewer system.

Priest shortage affects parish
Priest shortage affects parish 4 area churches to share priests
Mass services continue right on schedule at four Catholic churches in St. Charles Parish, though a big change is coming soon because of a lack of priests in the area.

Rolling classroom offers businesses free seminars
Business owners in St. Charles Parish will get the unique opportunity to hear free seminars on topics vital to their success on a custom-designed 18-wheeler trailer.

Shopping centers moving in
Shopping centers moving in One will be complete in July, the other close to breaking ground
It’s taken close to a year of planning, but a new 7,500-square-foot strip mall is inching towards completion.

Teens help beautify parish
Teens help beautify parish Blake Champagne, Paul Loupe and Brent Simmons plan to keep busy all summer long by working to help beautify St. Charles Parish.

‘Fusion’ of talent, friendship sparks young entrepreneurs
‘Fusion’ of talent, friendship sparks young entrepreneurs A love of technology and a fascination with the mechanics of computers helped launch not only a career for two Hahnville High School friends, but the start of a brand new business in St. Charles Parish.


What a DOLL!
Heather R. Breaux
The New Orleans VooDoo ended its May-long losing streak when the team defeated the Columbus Destroyers 83-61 on May 30.
Herald-Guide Outdoor Report
Special to the Herald-Guide
Lake Cataouatche continues to be a hot spot in the area for bass, bream, and sac-a-lait.
LA Knights snag first place in Louisiana Rattler tourney
Staff Report
The LA Knights placed first in the LA Rattler Tournament and placed second in the By-you Guru's Tournament this weekend.
Lafreniere 91 Gamblers win back-to-back championships
Staff Report
For the second year in a row, The Lafreniere 91 Gamblers won the U17 Division State Championship Cup in Lafayette.
Willowdale and Mimosa swim meet results
Staff Report
Willowdale Country Club’s swim team hosted the Mimosa Park Club’s swim team on Wednesday, June 4.
Hahnville High hosts Hi-Stepper Kiddie Camp
Staff Report
HHS Hi-Stepper Kiddie Camp will be held Tuesday, June 17 through Friday, June 20 at Hahnville High School from 9 a.m. to noon in the HHS gymnasium.


Leave our street alone!
Letters to the Editor
To the editor: District IV Councilman Paul Hogan has, for the last few months, embarked on a "crusade" to change our street name on Bayou Estates South. He cites its "similarity" to our neighboring street, Bayou Estates Drive.

Our View

First 100 days going well
The ink is barely dry on some newly appointed parish administrative employees' contracts and yet they seem to be leaving their posts. What's going on?


Louisiana GPA students stand for abstinence on our state’s Capitol Hill
Special to the Herald-Guide
Louisiana student leaders from the Governor's Program on Abstinence joined young people from across the nation to participate in the third annual Abstinence Day on the Hill.
Taste Test
Heather R. Breaux
Mais Oui wine shop owner Ava Somme says that finding a great bottle of wine for a reasonable price isn’t as hard as it may seem.
Properly cooking your vegetables helps savor their natural nutrients
Heather R. Breaux
We’ve all heard the old adage - an apple a day keeps the doctor away - but there’s also a lot to be said for the nutrients found in vegetables, especially if they’re cooked properly.
Staff Report
The St. Charles Women's Club recently installed its 2008-09 officers at a luncheon at Ormond Country Club.
The Cook’s Corner
Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Camera Shootout 2008
Staff Report
“Puppy Love” by Terran Loupe got the most votes last week and is the June 5 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.
Ama church reopens to 250 members
Shonna Riggs
Sunday morning church services at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ama left everyone filled with a renewed spirit and a confirmed belief that prayer can accomplish the impossible, as more than 250 members marched through the doors of a new sanctuary.
Dow St. Charles Operations awards $18,000 in PTEC scholarships
Staff Report
The St. Charles Operations facility in Hahnville awarded six scholarships, at $3,000 each, to graduating high school seniors and mid-career adults in the River Parishes interested in pursuing an associate degree in PTEC.
Pets of the Week
Staff Report
Ginger, a 4-month-old female terrier mix, is available for adoption. She is friendly and loves to run!