Volume 135 Number 27 - July 03, 2008


Caldwell: Bunge has right to expand
Residents waiting patiently for word on the Bunge grain elevator decision won't be happy. The state’s attorney general, Buddy Caldwell, recently offered his opinion and said that the grain elevator has the right to expand.

Deputy saves dog, trains him to search for dead bodies
Freckles is a 3-year-old lab mix that can sniff out bodies. While they may be known as "man's best friend," St. Charles Parish sheriff's deputy Ricky Oubre is quickly becoming theirs.

Family opens snowball stand, youth center
All the members of the Fields family have chipped in to open up Four Re’s Delight, which went into business on July 2. They are (back row, L-R) Terry, Robin, Reanda, Rechelle, Rea, Megan (front row, L-R) Tyisha, Chey, Courtney and Durrell. The doors of the parish’s newest concession stand, Four Re’s Delight, opened on July 2, offering residents a wide variety of tasty snowball flavors to help beat the summer heat.

Former head of schools Rice dies during lung transplant
Former head of schools Rice dies during lung transplant Former St. Charles Parish Superintendent Dr. Robert Rice, 69, passed away from complications associated with a lung transplant on June 21, but he won't be forgotten by many in the parish. Especially when people recall how he helped calm racial tensions after the murder of Timothy Weber.

School Board decides buses too ‘cool’ for school
The parish’s nine Head Start buses should all be air-conditioned by January. The photo above shows what the retrofitted buses could look like inside. Young children heading to school next year will find their ride a little more enjoyable after the St. Charles Parish School Board's Transportation Committee went ahead with plans to air-condition nine Head Start buses.

Spillway Road should be fixed before school starts
The Spillway Road is used by buses to carry children to school. Because the road is damaged, 321 students had to use the dangerous Airline Highway during the end of the year. For a majority of the year, the Bonnet Carré Spillway road serves as a pathway to school for 321 students each and every weekday. The opening of the spillway changed all that, and because the road took on extensive damage, the buses that carry those students were forced to use the dangerous Airline Highway after the opening.

St. Pierre: Parish vehicles costing too much money
St. Pierre: Parish vehicles   costing too much money Parish paid $119,000 in fuel, oil in May. St. Pierre now forced to keep some employees from
Some parish workers will no longer be able to take their government-owned vehicles home with them anymore because it was costing tax payers too much money.


Herald-Guide Outdoor Report
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Bruce McDonald While sitting around the table at a camp the conversation turns to four items this time of year.
Mimosa Red Socks wins championship
Staff Report
The Mimosa Dunn 11- and 12-year-old recreational baseball team won the parish championship in their division and were undefeated during tournament play.
Blazin’ Canes place 2nd in tournament
Staff Report
The USSSA 9AA Blazin' Canes baseball team from Destrehan finished their season by placing second in the 9AA state tournament held at Cypress Mounds in Baton Rouge.
Bayou Boys are divisional runners up
Staff Report
The 9- and 10-year-old recreational baseball team, the Bayou Boys, are the 2008 runners up for the parish championship in their division.
All-Stars win the Coquille Park Invitational and finish third in the state
Staff Report
The St. Charles Parish 13-year-old All-Star team finished their season winning the Coquille Park Invitational and placing third in state for 13-year-old majors.
American League champions
Staff Report
The Super Raiders, which represented, St. Rose for the 2008 season, went undefeated for the end of the season tournament.
14-yr-old All-Stars place third in state
Staff Report
The St. Charles Parish 14-year-old All-Star team won third place in the Louisiana State Championship USSSA baseball tournament in Breaux Bridge.

Our View

Supt. Bob Rice served us well
It shocked some residents of St. Charles Parish when the school board hired an out-of-parisher - - and out-of-stater - - to be superintendent of schools here back in the 1970s.


Beauty & the Beast
Heather R. Breaux
One of Disney’s most critically-acclaimed musicals comes to life this month as the River Region Drama Guild presents Beauty and the Beast.
Honoring Our Veterans
Heather R. Breaux
Amidst the excitement of Independence Day, members of Boutte’s West St. Charles Baptist Church took time to honor and remember our local veterans and their commitment to our country.
The Cook’s Corner
Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
German Coast Farmer’s Market celebrates fifth anniversary
Staff Report
The German Coast Farmers’ Market celebrated the 5th anniversary of its East Bank location on June 14.
Camera Shootout 2008
Staff Report
“Thirsty?” by Patti Goens got the most votes last week and is the July 3 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.