Volume 136 Number 5 - Jan 29, 2009


Change in parade route allows more people to view
Change in parade route allows more people to view The line-up and staging area for the Krewe of Lul parade will no longer be within the Angus Drive and Sugarhouse Road route as it has been in past years.

Councilman doesn’t want prying eyes viewing e-mail
Servers are merged, but Hogan still concerned about privacy
The servers of the Parish Council and the parish administration have been combined, a move that will save the government $20,000, according to Information Technology Director Kendall Stall.

Monument still sought for Luling Ferry Disaster victims
Dolores Pritchett and her son Tommy want a monument in place in St. Charles Parish to remember those who perished in the Luling Ferry Disaster. Dolores’ son and Tommy’s brother, 16-year-old Kevin, was killed in the disaster. Filmmaker Royd Anderson is on a crusade to get a memorial in St. Charles Parish where the worst ferry accident in U.S. history took place.


Rivals reflect on season, prepare for final contest
Heather R. Breaux
Although the Destrehan High School boys soccer team is standing at fourth place in district, they’re playoff hopes are still alive if they defeat Hahnville on Friday, Jan. 30 in the final season’s final game.
Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald
Special to the Herald-Guide
Salvador duck surveys in Despite a pitiful last weekend, duck season on Lake Salvador was a success for several local hunters who killed their six-bird limits on previous weekends.
College BOUND
Mike Detillier
Two more key figures in Destrehan High School’s undefeated 2008 season and a second straight Class 5A state championship have made their decisions on where they will attend college.
Mimosa Saints’ 7- and 8-year-old girls win division undefeated
Staff Report
The undefeated 7- and 8-year-old Mimosa Mustangs girls won their division after beating out Luling 20-8 on Saturday, Jan. 24 in the championship game.
Hahnville High sets cheerleader,Hi-Stepper, mascot and colorguard tryout dates for early February
Staff Report
There will be an informational meeting for Hahnville High School cheerleader and mascot tryouts for the 2009-10 school year on Monday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the HHS auditorium.
Luling 7- and 8-year-old basketball takes second place in championship
Staff Report
The Luling 7- and 8-year-old girls recreational basketball team took place second in the parish championship on Saturday, Jan. 24.


Laws not outdated, 4-way stop signs are too plentiful
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, I wanted to thank Kim Perret for the compliments she gave me on my recent letter stating the facts concerning 4-way stop signs. Just like Joe Friday says on the TV show, Drag Net, “Just the facts, ma’am. Just the facts.” Well, the fact is that the federal traffic manual, which is used in every state in the union, is not outdated or antiquated.

Our View

Abortion breaks the cycle of poverty?
Last Thursday, Jan. 22, we joined over 300,000 other pro-lifers who flooded Washington D.C. for the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The 2009 Pro-life March was a powerful event, (see pictures page 7) yet the endless procession of protesters marching down Pennsylvania Avenue, hardly made the news.


Rene' Schmit
Irish potatoes are a popular vegetable for many home gardeners because they are easy to grow and often return a high yield for the small area they occupy in the garden.
Mardi Gras royalty ...
Heather R. Breaux
Carnival season is upon us and the bead-filled days of Mardi Gras wouldn’t be complete without the rolling of the Krewe of Lul and Krewe of Des Allemands parades.
Brooks named SCPH employee of the year
Staff Report
St. Charles Parish Hospital is proud to announce the “Employee of the Year for 2008, Claudia Brooks.
The Cook's Corner
Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Camera Shootout 2009 Jan. 22 Weekly Winner
Staff Report
“Let’s See How She Likes It” by Pallie Miller got the most votes last week and is the Jan. 22 weekly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2009 photo contest.


Lisa Cortez Adams passed away on Jan. 21, 2009 at 1:24 p.m. Native of Des Allemands and resdient of Raceland. Survived by her husband Tony Adams, her father Fredick “Crip” Cortez and his wife Berdine “Dee” Cortez.
Katie Macalusa Dufrene, 66, a resident of Boutte, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009. Visitation was from 9 a.m. to funeral time Tuesday at Falgout Funeral Home in Raceland.
Paula Ann Nazio, age 40, passed away on Jan. 17, 2009 at 9:06 a.m. Native and resident of Paradis. Visitation was held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Friday, Jan. 23 followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Charles Cemetery.
Stephen Jude Johnson (46) of Norco was unexpectedly welcomed into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Jan. 24, 2009. He was born Dec. 15, 1962 in Baton Rouge, and a resident of Norco for the past 25 years. Graduate of Destrehan High School and University of Phoenix.
Beverly Mary Millet Schexnaydre died on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at the age of 79, in Kenner. She was a native of Norco and resident of Destrehan for 43 years.
Joseph H. Schneider passed away on Dec. 31, 2008 at his home following a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Virginia Quinn Schneider; children, Sandy Arnold and her husband Ken of Luling, Barbara Schneider of Tucson, Ariz, Joseph R. Schneider and his wife, Sharon, of Chester, NJ; sisters, Eleanor Moran, Florence Sharp and Marge Hallas all of Illinois; seven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.