Volume 136 Number 6 - Feb 05, 2009

News

Crawfish numbers down
Almost immediately after the holidays, south Louisiana consumers start thinking about crawfish. Crawfish boils aren’t uncommon the first warm weekend of the year. But according to an LSU AgCenter aquaculture specialist, early harvests are down this year, making crawfish a little harder to come by.

Dow cuts workforce by nearly 10 percent
Dow St. Charles has laid off nearly 10 percent of its 1,100 employees in response to Dow Chemical’s decision to cut 5,000 jobs worldwide.

HHS senior gets kids off bus after crash
John Klein Quick-thinking student uses lifeguard training to evacuate students from smoking bus
Three weeks ago, bus 410 was hit head-on while going eastbound on Highway 90 by an SUV shoved over the median by a drunk driver, according to authorities. But because of one quick-thinking student and the school’s resource officer, none of the students or bus driver Earl “Pie” Tastet were seriously injured.

Hospital partnership good for the heart
Hospital partnership good for the heart St. Charles Parish Hospital’s decision to partner with Ochsner is paying dividends for local parish residents with cardiac problems now that two Ochsner interventional cardiologist will help expand diagnostic services in the area.

Jake’s Towing finds work for homeless vehicles as monster truck obstacles
Jake’s Towing finds work for homeless vehicles as monster truck obstacles While thousands of spectators were watching the Grave Digger grind over obstacles on the Superdome floor last Saturday, workers from Jake’s Towing in St. Charles Parish were keeping a look out on the vehicles below.

Shell, United Steelworkers agree to contract
The possibility of union workers at local refineries going on strike was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon after the United Steelworkers Union and Shell Oil Co. agreed to a basic contract for U.S. refineries, averting a possible nationwide strike by 30,000 workers.


Sports

Wildcat boys soccer embark to playoffs
By Heather R. Breaux
The Destrehan High School boys soccer team snagged a playoff spot after they shut out parish rivals, Hahnville, 3-0 in the District 6-1 season closer on Jan. 30.
Wildcat boys soccer embark to playoffs
By Heather R. Breaux
The Destrehan High School boys soccer team snagged a playoff spot after they shut out parish rivals, Hahnville, 3-0 in the District 6-1 season closer on Jan. 30.

Our View

Recovery plan should be short, sweet
Are we going too far with our economic recovery plan?




Lifestyles

Plant figs, citrus and blackberries
By Dan Gill
Local nurseries should have an excellent selection of these plants newly arrived for planting in late winter and early spring. But you need to pay careful attention to selecting, planting, growing conditions and care these plants need.
Behind the Scenes
By Heather R. Breaux
Team members from the “Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism” pathway at the Satellite Center in Luling met with Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu while attending the 2009 Louisiana Travel and Tourism Summit.
The Cook's Corner
By Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Herald-Guide People Watch
By Staff Report
St. Charles Borromeo High School class of 1958 held its 50th class reunion which was celebrated with a mass by Msgr. Henry J Bugler in Destrehan, immediately followed by a reception at La Maison Magnolia in Norco.
Council on Aging plans array of February events for parish seniors
By Heather R. Breaux
he St. Charles Council on Aging has released its February calendar, which includes events open to St. Charles Parish seniors 60 years and older. In honor of Black History Month, the COA had several special events planned. The complete monthly list includes:
Camera Shootout 2009 Jan. 29 Weekly Winner
By Staff Report
“Your Move” by Kevin Benoit got the most votes last week and is the Jan. 29 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest. Congratulations to Kevin.
Camera Shootout 2009 January Winner
By Staff Report
“Love” by Chelsea Levron was selected as the January 2009 monthly winner. Congratulations to Chelsea. She qualified for the monthly drawing after it was selected as the weekly winner for Jan. 8.
You’ve got to read this!
By Staff Report
15 new books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries
Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald
Special to the Herald-Guide
The big buzz in fishing is the catch made by Steve Rockweiler last week.