Volume 135 Number 43 - Oct 23, 2008
|Celebrities flock to Des Allemands for swamp tours
Nestled along the outskirts of Des Allemands is a once-in-a-lifetime experience just waiting to happen that will impact the memories of tourists, locals and even celebrities for a lifetime.
|Council considers breathing new, natural life into roadways
The Parish Council is considering a proposal to buy an asphalt release agent that would eliminate the use of petroleum or citric base products that cause the breakdown of roads. The release agent, which comes in a liquid form and is made with natural ingredients, could keep roads in tact three to four times longer than normal, according to product maker Keymel Technologies.
|New $31 million bond issue to help homeowners
The Louisiana Housing Finance Agency has approved a $31 million bond issue to fund its Mortgage Revenue Bond Assisted Program.
|Parish could get more money from severance taxes if new amendment passes
When voters head to the polls on Nov. 4, they won’t just be electing a new president. There are also seven proposed constitutional amendments that range from the redistribution of state severance tax revenue to the establishment of term limits for members of state boards and commissions.
|Schexnaydre ordinance pulled by council members
Councilwoman had wanted ‘No Parking During Game’ sign put on Thomas Coby to reduce street parking during DHS games
A plan to put a “No Parking During Game” sign up near residents’ homes on the south side of Thomas Coby in Destrehan was removed from consideration by five council members Monday night.
|Schools want to cut down on workers’ comp claims
After an internal review showed that some employees may be taking advantage of the St. Charles Parish school system’s workers’ compensation policy, the board took the first step towards making a change.
|St. Pierre: server merger a done deal
Regardless of any objections by council members
The controversy is over - at least for Parish President V.J. St. Pierre.
A recent scouting trip into the Salvador Management Area revealed a ridge where acorns were falling on its banks.
Hahnville was able to bounce back from a tough loss to Destrehan by way of a huge 31-8 win over East Ascension, which moved the Tigers to 4-2 on the season and evened out their district record at 1-1.
After Destrehan failed to score in the first half against winless St. Amant, many in the stands wondered if this was a nightmarish flashback to last year, when the Wildcats needed a blocked field goal to keep their undefeated season in tact.
In writing this article I feel the same way I felt back in September of 2007 when the Indianapolis Colts defeated the New Orleans Saints 41-10.
Heather R. Breaux
On Oct. 15, the Destrehan High School Ladycats varsity volleyball team out served parish rivals, the Hahnville High School Lady Tigers to net a victory at the teams’ second meeting of the season.
DARZEL WASHINGTON Washington, who was picked as a Herald-Guide Playmaker last week, got the award once again after tearing through East Ascension for 8 tackles and 3 sacks, leading his team to a 31-8 win in the process.
We’re sure most folks in St. Charles Parish have already decided who they will vote for to serve as President next. But the job isn’t over.
The Queen of Hearts Miss, Teen, Ms. and Baby pageants will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15 beginning at noon at Sacred Heart School auditorium and will coincide with the River Parishes Fall Festival being held on the grounds of Sacred Heart School in Norco on Nov. 14, 15 and 16.
Louisiana Custom Cruisers, Inc. will hold the second annual benefit car show on Nov. 1 at St. Charles Plaza.
Heather R. Breaux
Four success-driven musicians, whose unique backgrounds span the borders of two southern states, come together to form the line-up of an up-and-coming rock ‘n’ roll band who’s got their eye on the most rewarding prize of all - making it big in the fast-paced music industry.
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Heather R. Breaux
On Friday, Oct. 17, Destrehan High School crowned Paige Hebert and Rufus Porter as the school’s homecoming king and queen.
DESTREHAN - The Music Appreciation classes at HMS have spent the last month studying the instruments of the orchestra, learning to identify the four families and the individual instruments that are specific to each family.
ST. ROSE - Amy Lind’s fourth grade students at St. Rose Elementary, Mariah Narcisse and Edward Hamlin, study the behaviors of earthworms while completing experiments with the “Food Chains and Webs” science kit.
NEW SARPY - Skyler Fabre, a third grader in Jan Theriot's class, enjoys reading to Marc Vining, his reading buddy.
LULING - Aspen Jack teaches third graders from Norco Elementary School about healthy eating.
NORCO - Ronald McDonald made a guest appearance to the students in grades kindergarten through fourth grade at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan to present a show called “Adventures into Friendship.”
“Boots Williams” by Erica Champagne got the most votes last week and is the Oct. 16 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.
12 new books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries
Norma Elizabeth Dufrene passed away on Monday, Oct. 13, 2008 in Patterson. Beloved daughter of the late Edmond Dufrene, Sr. and Ella Hogan Dufrene. Sister of Edmond Dufrene, Jr., Tim Dufrene, Donovan Dufrene and Elaine Stinnett. Also survived by 11 nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and great nephews.
Priscilla Theresa St. Amant Moore departed this life peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2008 at the age of 63.
Margaret Sumners Witte, 98, died peacefully in her sleep on Monday, Oct. 6, 2008 in Tallahassee, Fla.