Volume 135 Number 26 - Jun 26, 2008

News

Clothing boutique getting parish ready for the ‘runway’
Clothing boutique getting parish ready for the ‘runway’ If indulging in the latest clothes and fashion accessories, like trendy handbags and shoes, is at the top of your to-do list, then look no further than Destrehan’s newest boutique, Runway Clothing, Shoes and Accessories.

Director says subsurface drainage won’t solve parish’s flood problems
Some neighborhoods in the parish that have experienced flooding seem to believe that the installation of subsurface drainage would solve the problem.

Free music cost parents big bucks
Free music cost parents big bucks Music swapping sites like LimeWire can lead to ruined hard drives
Thousands of kids and adults in St. Charles Parish are breaking the law every time they download music using free sites like LimeWire and BearShare.

Government jobs empty
To fill spots, parish may hire workers without high school diplomas or GEDs
The St. Charles Parish Public Works Department needs 22 workers to help complete parish projects, but no one is applying for the jobs despite the promise of stability and other benefits packages.

Local citrus growers under quarantine
Local citrus growers under quarantine St. Charles Parish has been placed under quarantine in an effort to stamp out an insect that can kill citrus trees in the parish.

Where are the children?
Shortage of staff, money hamper new YMCA
All of the lights were out and the glass doors to the River Parish YMCA Youth Center on Paul Maillard Road were closed during the day - vacant of activity or children.

Who’s watching who?
Who’s watching who? Parish can legally monitor employee emails/web activity
The St. Charles Parish government has the authority to view their employee’s email and Internet history because of an agreement those workers signed when they were first hired.

‘Help Wanted’ signs of trouble
Help wanted signs are popping up across the parish. The nation’s unemployment rate spiked to 5.5 percent in May, which was the biggest one-month jump in decades and caused help wanted signs to vanish in almost every area of the country.


Sports

Herald-Guide Outdoor Report
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Bruce McDonald If you are waiting for the fish to start biting, Louisiana waters are the place to be. July is the month to do it in.
Mustangs headed to World Series
By Staff Report
The Mustangs won the 10U Majors USSSA Louisiana State Championship in Carencro on June 20 through 22. As state champions, the team will advance to the World Series in Birmingham, Ala. in July.
12-year-old All-Stars place third in state
By Staff Report
The St. Charles Parish 12-year-old All-Star team won third place in the 2008 Louisiana State Championship USSSA for baseball.
Hurricanes place second in 2008 tournament
By Staff Report
The Boutte Hurricanes are the second runner up in the 2008 T-Ball Tournament.
Lyndon Eusea drafted in Major Leagues
By Heather R. Breaux
Hahnville High School graduate Lyndon Eusea was drafted on June 6 in the 46th round to the Minnesota Twins as a right fielder.
New Sarpy Blue Devils win division
By Staff Report
The New Sarpy Blue Devils won the St. Charles Parish American League 13- to 14-year-old championship.
St. Rose T-ball champions
By Staff Report
Pictured are: (kneeling) Tyler Morton, Alton Newton III, Syre' Lewis, Eric Ramon, Nathan Rhodes.
Nine wins lead to championship
By Staff Report
After a first-game loss and entering the losers bracket, Norco girls 13-14 softball team endured a grueling nine-game winning streak to win the parish champ title.

Our View

Employment shortage or not?
All over the country, the cries and woes of financial difficulties echo from almost every corner. Rising gas prices, grocery bills, and home foreclosures bring to the forefront news that the economy is in trouble - or is it?

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
By Jonathan Menard
Arrests •Gary Matherne, 49, of 489 Longview Dr. in Destrehan was arrested on June 15 and charged with possession of marijuana.



Lifestyles

Boutte pizzeria joins cause to fight cancer
By Heather R. Breaux
Rotolo’s Pizzeria Restaurant in Boutte is taking steps to help find a cure for cancer.
DAYTIME DIVA
By Heather R. Breaux
Destrehan native Shelley Hennig first found herself in the spotlight when she was crowned as Miss Teen USA in 2004, but it’s her role on NBC’s Days of Our Lives that’s quickly making the soap-opera starlette a household name.
The Cook's Corner
By Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Summer Book Reviews
Special to the Herald-Guide
Geek High by Piper Banks is a teen novel that follows the life of Miranda Bloom, a student at Nottingham Independent School, which is filled with gifted and high IQ intellectuals who refer to the school as "Geek High."
Lafayette comic book artist leads workshop
By Staff Report
Comic book writer and artist, Rob Guillory of Lafayette, leads a comic making workshop for teens at the St. Rose library on June 17.
Camera Shootout 2008 June 19 Weekly Winner
By Staff Report
“Got bail?” by Gena Schmill got the most votes last week and is the June 19 weekly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.
St. Charles Art Guild sponsors acrylics workshop
By Staff Report
The St. Charles Art Guild recently sponsored a workshop, “Acrylics and Acrylic Medium: Beginners to Advanced” with instructor Larisa Clevenger.
VIPs - Very Important Parishioners
By Staff Report
Alyssa Ann Dowouis was one of two students who won top honors in South Louisiana Electric Cooperative Association's annual Rural Electric Youth Tour Writing Competition.