Volume 135 Number 40 - Oct 02, 2008


69 teams battle it out for coveted paddle
The United Way of St. Charles is kicking off its 2008-09 campaign by giving residents the chance to get their fill of the best gumbo and jambalaya in the parish for only $5.

Complaints litter debris pickup
Residents tell parish that yards have been damaged during pickup, CWS general manager has only gotten one complaint
St. Charles Parish has received numerous complaints from residents that their yards were damaged during the debris pickup process, according to Renee Allemand, the parish's public information officer. St. Charles Parish has received numerous complaints from residents that their yards were damaged during the debris pickup process, according to Renee Allemand, the parish's public information officer.

Council chairman says no to equal representation on Library Board
Council chairman says no to equal representation on Library Board A plan to select residents from each district in the parish to sit on the library board won't get the support of the library's ex-officio member and Council Chairman Dennis Nuss.

Director wants employees safe from changes in administration
Kendall Stall, director of Information Services Technology for St. Charles Parish, wants his four employees to be given civil service employment status instead of being appointed by the parish president.

Environmental groups oppose Entergy’s bid for coal power plant
Four environmental groups met with an Entergy spokesman to request that the company decide against converting its Little Gypsy plant to coal power. Four separate groups of environmentalists met with St. Charles Parish Entergy spokesman Doug Rhodes on Sept. 23, to request that the company change its plans to convert its Little Gypsy plant to coal power.

Neighbor says house has bat infestation, needs to be torn down
Neighbor says house has bat infestation, needs to be torn down The 2,700-square-foot Willowridge eyesore that’s towered over Tupelo Court residents for years could soon face its demolition day.

No parking during games?
Schexnaydre says a no parking sign could help prevent difficulties during emergencies. Councilwoman plans to reintroduce ordinance to get “No Parking During Game” sign near Destrehan
Councilwoman-at-large Carolyn Schexnaydre plans to reintroduce an ordinance next month that failed to get enough votes and was not supported by the council last week.

Parish has delayed reaction to Ike surge
Willowridge ditches still feeling affect of storm surge almost three weeks later
Multiple mini-basins delayed water from reaching several areas in St. Charles Parish for days after high winds from Hurricane Ike first roared through the area, according to Tab Troxler, the parish's Emergency Operations Center director.

St. Pierre: lobbyist on hold until after presidential election
Although the decision was removed from consideration at Monday night’s council meeting, St. Charles Parish President V. J. St. Pierre still plans to hire a lobbying firm. He just wants to wait until after the presidential election.


Herald-Guide Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald
Staff Report
We have entered the passage of another season where time stands still for no-one - we have passed into the fall equinox.
Destrehan faces toughest non-district test of season
Jonathan Menard
The first-team Destrehan defense has only allowed one touchdown all season long, and that dominance was on display against Higgins as they shutout a squad that was averaging 37.5 points a game and helped their team to a 20-0 win.
Tigers offense, defense hope to peak at right time
Jonathan Menard
Everyone knew that Hahnville was extremely inexperienced on both sides of the ball this year, but few could have expected that the Tigers would look so good this early in the season.
Deuce’s time has arrived
Mike Detillier
New Orleans Saints fans have waited since Sept. 24, 2007 to see Deuce McAllister carry the rushing load for the team again.
St .Charles Herald-Guide's High School Playmakers
Staff Report
All-State noseguard Wendell Boyd had a huge season last year and helped lead Hahnville into the playoffs.
Staff Report
Along with the beginning of prep football season, the Herald-Guide cameras are hitting both the Wildcat and Tiger sidelines hoping to capture the Fan of the Week.
Hahnville grad makes the play at Rhodes College
Staff Report
TOUCHDOWN. Bradley Muller of Luling, tight-end for Rhodes College in Memphis, scores the first touchdown of 3 receptions that propelled to a 35-7 victory for his team.


Those near death sent back to redeem destiny
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Michael H. Brown www.spiritdaily.com

Our View

Are feds capable of solving crisis
What a week this has been. After finding out that our economy was about to go into turmoil, Pres. George W. Bush developed a plan that would put $700 billion on the table to be used in the emergency - - to be paid back later, of course, which did not fit the description of a “bailout” as it was called. But anyhow, that word caused its demise and we were back to part one.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Michael A. Williams, 18, of 365 Second St. in St. Rose was arrested on Sept. 21 and charged with aggravated assault, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.


Herald-Guide People Watch
Staff Report
Caring for wounded or ill warriors is top priority for the daughter of a Boutte woman who works at the largest American hospital outside the United States.
Making History
Heather R. Breaux
Destrehan resident Fay Louque, 70, died of congestive heart failure after a lengthy illness on Sept. 15, but will forever be remembered by most as an essential part of St. Charles Parish.
The Cook's Corner
Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Parish hospital promotes breast cancer awareness
Special to the Herald-Guide
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women. Each year, more than 211,000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed in women in the United States.
Camera Shootout 2008 September Winner
Staff Report
“A Bee-utiful Flower” by Abby Chabert is the September winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.
Camera Shootout 2008 Sept. 25 Weekly Winner
Staff Report
“What A Splash” by Jana Ordone got the most votes last week and is the Sept. 25 weekly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.
64 Harry Hurst kids help clean up lake
Staff Report
DESTREHAN - Sixty-four Hurst student volunteers spent their Saturday morning participating in the International Coastal Clean-Up collecting loads of junk and 28 full bags of trash.
Paradis students sculpt 3-D artwork
Staff Report
PARADIS - Te`von White and Dalton Comardelle, sixth grade students at R.J. Vial, create 3-D sculptures using clay during Sandy Mannear’s art enrichment class.
Cub Scouts visit New Sarpy boys
Staff Report
DESTREHAN - New Sarpy Elementary second graders, Alex Ferguson and Jacob Galatas learn about Cub Scouts during a presentation by local scout leaders.
I.D. program helps parents protect kids
Staff Report
NORCO - The Ident-A-Kid program visited St. Charles Borromeo School where parents were given the option to purchase a driver’s license-like card that contains their child’s photograph, fingerprint and description.
Digital comic strips come to life in St. Rose computer lab
Staff Report
ST. ROSE - Julia Silva and Demond Stewart, fourth graders in, Laurie Fisher’s class, create a cartoon strip during a technology-based lesson in the computer lab at St. Rose Elementary.
Birth: Mikayla Sofia Ayuso
Staff Report
Micheal Ayuso announces the birth of his little sister Mikayla Sofia Ayuso.
Birth: Maxsen Casey Pregeant
Staff Report
Maxsen Casey Pregeant was born at Ochsner on July 27 at 4:56 a.m. to proud parents Casey and Alayne Pregeant of Hahnville.
Birth: Indya' Danea Turley
Staff Report
Indya’ Danea Turley was born on Monday, Sept. 22 at 9 a.m. at Ochsner in Kenner to proud parents Raven Michelle Coleman and Eric Turley of Boutte.


Norma "Mary" O'Reilly Moate, age 80, was taken to the Lord's house peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008 after suffering a massive stroke on Monday, Sept. 16, 2008.
Odette Agnes Madere passed away on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 12:58 a.m. in Luling.
Adamae Petite Montz, a retired secretary with Destrehan High School, passed away Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008. She was 79 and a native of Ascension Parish.
Leander Joseph Troxler, beloved husband, father and grandfather, joined the Lord peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008 at the age of 80.