Volume 135 Number 25 - Jun 19, 2008


Bubbling sewer draws ire of EPA
A sewer overflow problem in Ormond sparked a complaint to the Environmental Protection Agency as council members and the public works department address drainage concerns parishwide.

Gonzales makes her mark on hometown high school
Gonzales makes her mark on hometown high school The happiest part of most children’s day is when the clock strikes 3 p.m. and they get to leave the seemingly cramped confines of their school and head out to an afternoon filled with endless possibilities.

Hidden leaks might cause bills to rise
Waterworks director says parish may not be responsible for high water bills
Water bills across the parish seem to be getting higher for some residents, while others say that their bills are about the same.

Hogan: Flood tubes only temporary solution
Hogan: Flood tubes only temporary solution Some Bayou Des Allemands residents want a floodwall, while others say the structure would disrupt their quality of life along the bayou by blocking both their view and their access to fishing and boating activities.

Kid friendly computers help educate parish’s young
The United Way of St. Charles and Monsanto have teamed up to purchase computers and developmental software in an attempt to make sure all children in the parish are educationally prepared for first grade.

Not too late to cash in on that government rebate
2008 Economic Stimulus Act also helps first-time homebuyers
Many people have already received their economic stimulus payments, but the Internal Revenue Service wants residents to know that it’s still not too late to file and receive the payment.

Resident request: Could we have real bathrooms?
Resident request: Could we have real bathrooms? Fifty one residents attended the spillway meeting and the first draft of the plan will be complete by August. The final plan should be complete by October.

Virus outbreak has council concerned
Virus outbreak has council concerned A simple call will send mosquito sprayers to you
After mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus were found in Ormond, Montz and Norco last month, the entomologist for the parish’s mosquito control office filled the council in on what he is doing to keep the pesky bugs to a minimum.


Changing tides get the fish moving in Grand Isle
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Bruce McDonald Like clockwork, when the tides change along the coast and the range is greater than one foot, the fish get turned on and are easier to catch.
Luling’s Andrew Noto wins Southern Junior Championship
Heather R. Breaux
Editor's note: Information in this article was compiled from articles written in the following publications: Daily Times Leader, Louisiana Golf Association and www.ragincajuns.com Andrew Noto punched his ticket to the 102nd Southern Amateur next month in Orlando by taking the 36th Southern Junior Championship 15-18 year old division at Old Waverly Golf Club last week.
Otto Candies adult baseball league results
Staff Report
The Otto Candies adult baseball league has competed in nearly nine games so far this season.
Harry Hurst Middle School hosts Ed Reed summer camp
Staff Report
Harry Hurst Middle School will host the 2008 Ed Reed football camp Tuesday, June 24 through Friday, June 24 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Willowdale and Ormond swim meet results
Staff Report
Willowdale Country Club’s swim team hosted the Ormond swim team on Wednesday, June 11.

Our View

A taxing problem?
It's a battle the St. Charles Parish tax assessor has been fighting for years in an attempt to lower our property taxes.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Emanual Harries, Jr., 36, of 145 Pitt Road in Boutte was arrested on June 9 and charged with distribution of crack cocaine.


Four herbs that love hot weather
LSU AgCenter News
Many popular herbs languish in the heat of summer, and some down right pitch a fit. Herbs that do not like our hot, wet summers include thyme, chives, sage, parsley, cilantro, French tarragon, lavender, feverfew and chamomile.
Staff Report
St. Charles Parish Hospital, in collaboration with the St. Charles Parish Public School System, recently hosted three teacher interns from the School-to-Career program.
Bayou Angel
Heather R. Breaux
Standing in a dilapidated orphanage in Guatemala, Vanessa Robichaux of Des Allemands is photographed holding a tiny infant boy named Edwin.
The Cook’s Corner
Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Cortez 63th Anniversary
Staff Report
Murphy Cortez a native of Des Allemands married Mittie Stevens Cortez a native of Bayou Sally in Des Allemands on June 1, 1945.
Richert - Breaux Wedding
Staff Report
Shannon Rae Richert and Shane Breaux were married on April 26 at Southern Oaks Plantation.
Madere - Sassin Wedding
Staff Report
Angelle Marie Madere and Brandon James Sassin exchanged vows during a candlelight ceremony on March 28 at Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Church in Hahnville.
Hammett - Sacra Engagement
Staff Report
Sarah Elizabeth Hammett and Strother Lee Sacra, Jr., announce their engagement to be married.
Camera Shootout 2008 June 12 Weekly Winner
Staff Report
“Sunday Picnic” by Amanda Robeau got the most votes last week and is the June 12 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest. Congratulations to Amanda.
Camera Shootout 2008 May Monthly Winner
Staff Report
“Dolphin Splash” by Shari de Castro is the May monthly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.
Staff Report
Send your VIPS announcements to Lifestyles Editor Heather R. Breaux at heatherb@heraldguide.com.