Volume 136 Number 2 - Jan 08, 2009

News

Bank scam hits parish
Scammers even call sheriff in vehicle warranty con
Some residents in St. Charles Parish have been the target of an elaborate e-mail scam that tries to fool customers of Capitol One Bank into giving out their account information.

Destrehan entrepreneur will bring grocery store to doorstep
Lisa Wallace, who started Select Grocery Delivery Service, shops for goods for some customers at Greaud Fine Foods in Norco. Select Grocery Delivery Service began in October, and besides delivering items from grocery stores to homes around the area, the s Destrehan entrepreneur Lisa Wallace is one step closer to making the sometimes-daunting task of grocery shopping easier for local residents.

Valero expansion still on schedule
Struggling economy doesn't stop $1.4 billion
Valero’s $1.4 billion expansion of its St. Charles Parish refinery is moving ahead on schedule despite the downtrodden economy and the low price of oil.

With holidays over, Christmas trees begin trek to wetlands
With holidays over, Christmas trees begin trek to wetlands Christmas trees from around the parish, which were nestled inside homes and decorated with lights a couple of weeks ago, will soon move on to another purpose - stopping erosion of the state’s wetlands.


Sports

TIGER STRIPES
Mike Detillier
I have felt strongly that former Destrehan High School signal-caller Jordan Jefferson was the best prep quarterback produced from a Louisiana high school since Eli Manning came out of Newman High School in the late 1990s.
Hahnville soccer defeats Destrehan 2-1 in overtime
Heather R. Breaux
The Hahnville High School boys soccer team proved to be a tough opponent for the Destrehan Wildcats after the team rallied a 2-1 victory on Jan. 2 in the rivals’ first match of the season.
Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald
Special to the Herald-Guide
Time is running out for deer and duck hunters. In area 6, our area, with a firearm, the season will remain open until Jan. 18.

Our View

Parish wants to make good first impression
A first impression is always important, and because of that the St. Charles Parish administration has been busy designing a new parish Web site, with plans to improve the Hahnville courthouse lawn also on tap.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
Staff Report
Arrests •Kristy Matherne, 26, homeless, was arrested on Dec. 29 and charged with distribution of carisoprodol.



Lifestyles

New photo contest begins TODAY!
Heather R. Breaux
Our competition is open to photographers in St. Charles Parish and all surrounding parishes - and to make sure everyone can join in on the fun, both digital and print formats are approved.
Calling all bird watchers
Heather R. Breaux
Bird watchers in St. Charles Parish are invited to sign up now for the 2008-09 season of Project FeederWatch.
Luling resident earns her ‘ears’
Staff Report
Jackie Stevens of Luling has been recognized as a Disney-savvy vacation planner as she joins the 2009 Walt Disney World Moms Panel.
The Cook's Corner
Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Council on Aging plans array of January events
Heather R. Breaux
The St. Charles Council on Aging has released its January calendar, which includes events open to St. Charles Parish seniors 60 years and older. The monthly list includes: