Volume 136 Number 13 - Mar 26, 2009


Dirty Job: 342 trash bashers raze 3.91 tons of litter from local roads
It was a dirty job, but someone - or in this case hundreds -had to do it.

Garbage truck overturns on Old Spanish Trail
This garbage truck got stuck in mud on the side of the roadway, causing it to flip on its side. It took Jake’s Towing four hours to tow the vehicle away. A garbage truck overturned near Griffin Street on Old Spanish Trail after getting sucked in by mud on the side of the road.

Lack of volunteers hamper Luling Red Cross
The American Red Cross office in Luling is understaffed and lacks volunteers, which has forced the agency to change their hours of operation. Humanitarian group looking for workers
Education and volunteer recruiting are at the top of the American Red Cross’ to do list, especially for the organization’s Southeast Louisiana Chapter - which services 1.2 million people including St. Charles Parish.

School shooting scenario tests emergency response
Five parish agencies, along with various state and federal departments, took part in a coordinated training exercise to test their ability to respond to a school shooting at Luling Elementary. Nearly 120 students also acted in the drill. First responders were on hand last Friday at Luling Elementary when five parish agencies, along with a variety of state and federal departments, joined forces for a mock training exercise that tested each agencies’ response to a school shooting scenario.

‘Green’ savings not so hot in January
Willowdale resident Anne Moyer stands in front of her solar “control center.” Moyer and her husband, David, spent $37,000 on green energy products to make their home more cost effective and environmentally friendly. So far, the savings have been minimal, Willowdale woman rates green energy process 6 out of 10 - but would do it all over again
It has been two months since Luling resident Anne Moyer and her family invested $37,000 into green energy products to make their home more cost effective and environmentally friendly, and so far, the savings have been minimal.


On your mark, get set, GO!
Heather R. Breaux
Hahnville High School hosted the 2009 Don Raymond Track Relays on March 28, with Hahnville and Destrehan’s boys teams placing second and third overall.
Destrehan baseball reels off five straight
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Joe Paul After dropping a tough 5-3 contest to Northshore in the Wildcat home opener last Tuesday, Destrehan was in search of a victory to end its losing streak.
Lady Tigers continue district winning streak
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Joe Paul As the 6-5A district leading Hahnville softball team huddled in shallow left field after a 7-0 shutout against Higgins Saturday, head coach Kenneth Vial stressed the importance of wanting to win each game.
Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald
Special to the Herald-Guide
It was a warm Sunday morning, and the wife wanted to make a crab trip.

Our View

Atchafalaya sediment could help save coast
There is a wealth of sediment in the delta of the Atchafalaya River. It is so massive that it creates problems for shipping in that area.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests • Tammy Rowell, 48, of 339 Carolyn Dr. in Destrehan was arrested on March 18 and charged with possession of hydrocodone, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled substance.


Schools hold first annual Arts Festival
Heather R. Breaux
Students from both sides of the Mississippi River will have the opportunity to show parish residents musical, theatrical and traditional art displays at the school district’s first-ever Arts Festival on March 28.
Happy Birthday Chiquita!
Heather R. Breaux
When Linda Rhodes’ husband gave her a baby Cockatiel in 1986, she had no idea that he would rule as head of the household for 22 years - and counting.
The Cook's Corner
Staff Report
The most popular way soft-shell crabs are prepared in Louisiana is fried, and for good reason, they’re good that way!
You've got to read this!
Staff Report
22 new books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries
Camera Shootout 2009
Staff Report
“Sunday Morning” by Christie Jeansonne got the most votes last week and is the March 19 weekly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest. Congratulations to Christie.


Betty Harrell Hebert passed away on March 22, 2009. Age 70. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, and above all, a precious child of God, Betty went home to be with her Heavenly Father peacefully surrounded by her husband, Walter, and daughter, Charlene.
Wilford Smith passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at Ochsner Hospital, Jefferson. Son of the late Hazel Dyson and Willie Smith.
Melien J. Dempster, Sr., passed away on Monday, March 23. Beloved husband of Elvie Gassen Dempster of Luling.