Volume 135 Number 36 - Sep 04, 2008

News

Businesses bounce back quickly to aid recovery
Faye Hartman says that Hartman’s True Value has been extremely busy following Hurricane Gustav. Because they serve as a lifeline to returning residents, many parish businesses did their best to open up as quickly as possible after Hurricane Gustav left 90 percent of the parish without power.

Entergy says that a majority of the parish now has power
Entergy workers have been all over the parish trying to get power restored to the area. While 30,000 were without power last Monday, there are only around 500 without power now
Entergy now estimates there are about 500 customers in St. Charles Parish left without power today, according to Renee Allemand, the parish’s public information officer. That is down from a high of 30,000 customers without power at the beginning of this event on Sept. 1, spokesman Doug Rhodes said this morning.

Gustav leaves Des Allemands family without a home
A tree landed on Carolyn Smith’s home, forcing the family to flee to Raceland to stay with relatives. A Wal-Mart employee and her children and grandchildren returned home after Hurricane Gustav to find they have no place to live. While other families in the area wait for simple things like power, this family is waiting to find a new place to call home.

Parish strives to pick up debris before Ike
Debris pickup began on Sept. 8 in St. Charles, and the parish hopes to have all of it off the streets soon because of the potential danger of Hurricane Ike.

Several programs offer disaster relief to parish residents
Several state and government agencies are now offering disaster assistance to residents who were affected by or had to evacuate because of Hurricane Gustav. Listed below are programs that St. Charles Parish residents could qualify for if eligibility guidelines are met.

Sheriff’s Office reports 23 break-ins occur during storm
Believe that most of the crimes were committed during the height of Hurricane Gustav
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office says that there have been 23 break-ins since most of the area evacuated because of Hurricane Gustav.

St. Pierre pleased with parish’s response to storm
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre feels that the parish did a good job before, during and after Hurricane Gustav, though there are some things he hopes are improved next time around.

Stay informed throughout the storm
Did you know that some businesses and residents never lost power during Gustav?

Three parish residents die because of Hurricane Gustav
The St. Charles Parish Coroner's Office confirms that there were three deaths associated with Hurricane Gustav, but says those figures could change. An office spokesman released the names of the known victims Monday morning.

Where will Hurricane Ike strike?
Tab Troxler, the parish’s EOC director, says residents need to get prepared for Hurricane Ike, which has killed hundreds of people. EOC director says to get prepared
As Hurricane Gustav starts to diminish, Hurricane Ike is ready to take aim. Emergency Operations Center Director Tab Troxler says it's too early to tell where Ike will make landfall, but his advice to residents is to get prepared.


Sports

Tigers, Wildcats go through one final tune-up
By Staff Report
The Tigers and the Wildcats will take to the field on Aug. 28 when both teams take part in a four-squad jamboree at the Hahnville High School stadium.
LSU - climbing back up college football’s tall mountaintop
By Mike Detillier
Last year at this time I, along with a host of other college football analysts, picked the LSU Tigers to win the 2007 BCS National Championship.
Herald-Guide Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald
Special to the Herald-Guide
Red fish are in the local lakes and the passes. Speckle trout are piled-up along the coast and schooling up over the inland reefs. Bass, bream and sac-au-lait are active as the summer time winds down.
Colin Troxler named player of the year in kids’ summer golf tour
By Staff Report
Colin Troxler was awarded the Player of the Year Award for his age group in the 2008 U.S. Kids Summer Tour that took place in the surrounding Baton Rouge area.
Hahnville touchdown club meets every Tuesday
By Staff Report
The Hahnville High School Touchdown Club is an organization that supports the players, cheerleaders, trainers and coaches at HHS throughout the football season.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Kelly D. Lodge, 35, of 376 Spruce St. in Norco was arrested on Aug. 27 and charged with eight counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and deception and seven counts of forgery.



Lifestyles

Council On Aging offers a host of events in September
By Heather R. Breaux
The Council On Aging senior citizen activity centers serve as community focal points where older residents can receive meals, supportive services and can participate in planned socialization, recreation, education and health maintenance activities - and there are many excellent events planned for September.
Sideline Sweethearts
By Heather R. Breaux
Along with Friday night lights and game-winning touchdowns, comes perhaps one of the most joyful components of a high school football game - the cheerleaders. Or as many like to call them, the Sideline Sweethearts.
The Cook’s Corner
By Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Art guild plans new workshops for 2008-09
By Staff Report
The St. Charles Art Guild will begin its club year Sept. 2.
You’ve got to read this!
By Staff Report
Seventeen new books are waiting for you at your local library.
Student Book Reviews
Special to the Herald-Guide
Atonement, written by Ian McEwan, begins in 1935 England. Through the struggles of three main characters Briony and Cecilia Tallis and Robbie Turner, the novel moves through events such as World War II and an incident that could break the Tallis family apart.
Camera Shootout 2008 Aug. 21 Weekly Winner
By Staff Report
“Strolling Before the Storm” by Marcia Hokanson got the most votes last week and is the Aug. 21 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.