Volume 136 Number 17 - Apr 23, 2009

News

Board wants to sell church, but doesn’t want its legacy lost
Board wants to sell church, but doesn’t want its legacy lost With nearly six months of discussion behind them, St. Charles Parish School Board members have come to an unofficial agreement regarding the future of the original St. Anthony of Padua Church in Luling - sell it.

Ex-bandmates team up to find missing ferry bell
Ex-bandmates team up to find missing ferry bell The search for the George Prince ferry bell, which spanned almost three years, is now over.

Given A Chance
Given A Chance Parish residents with mental and physical disabilities now have more employment opportunities thanks to the Arc of St. Charles.

To build or not to build
To build or not to build Library drama continues after council adds second option
To build or not to build, that is the question when it comes to a new library in Paradis.

U.S. marshals apprehend men wanted for attempted murder
Two Luling neighbors, who were wanted in connection with a Dec. 24 shooting that left three people with gunshot wounds, have been apprehended by U.S. marshals in Atlanta.


Sports

Lady Tigers overcome early jitters for 12-3 win over Natchitoches
Special to the Herald-Guide
After a half inning Tuesday afternoon, the No. 3-seeded Lady Tigers were down 1-0 in the opening round of the 5A state playoffs against Natchitoches Central.
Destrehan locks up playoff spot, Tigers get hammered 13-7
Special to the Herald-Guide
With Tuesday's 8-5 road win against East St. John, the Destrehan baseball team is guaranteed a spot in the 2009 state playoffs.
A fisherman’s dream
Special to the Herald-Guide
If a fisherman could make one wish during a fishing trip, it would be to make the wind go calm.
Harvey, Lady Cats examples of heart, desire
Special to the Herald-Guide
When the final bell tolled on Destrehan softball team's season with a 4-0 loss at Dutchtown last Tuesday, the Lady Cats were still fighting, just like they had since day one.
Harvey, Lady Cats examples of heart, desire
Special to the Herald-Guide
When the final bell tolled on Destrehan softball team's season with a 4-0 loss at Dutchtown last Tuesday, the Lady Cats were still fighting, just like they had since day one.

Editorial

Parish teacher crossed the line in custody battle
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, I am writing this letter because I believe that the people of St. Charles Parish should be informed of what happens when home disagreements spill over into the school.
Take extra care when crossing railroad
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, While it’s true that some railroad crossings aren’t as safe as they could be either from inadequate visibility along railroad tracks and/or their not being signalized, there are still ways to minimize the chances of colliding with any train at any such crossing.

Our View

Parish Council on top of library issue
The St. Charles Parish Council should be applauded for taking the time to fully consider every possible avenue when it comes to finally putting a library branch in the Des Allmands/Paradis area.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Patrick L. Sumlin, 44, of 330 Alexander St. in Boutte was arrested on April 10 and charged with unauthorized entry in an inhabited dwelling.



Lifestyles

Festival of Charities pageants April 26
Heather R. Breaux
The Festival of Charities will hold their annual pageants and “Butterfly Extravaganza” on Sunday, April 26 at the American Legion Hall in St. Rose. The theme for this year’s festivities is “Dreams Do Come True.”
Jazz Fest Bound
Heather R. Breaux
Back again this year under the gospel tent at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will be St. Charles Parish’s own Gospel Inspirations of Boutte.
The Cook's Corner
Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Des Allemands native turns 95
Heather R. Breaux
Albert “Buddy” Mott, Sr. has a lot to be grateful for. After all, the Des Allemands native just celebrated his 95th birthday.
4-H’ers sew, show and shoot their way to victory
Staff Report
Members of the St. Charles Parish 4-H gathered to attend the annual 4-H Contest Day held at the 4-H Office in Luling.
Camera Shootout 2009
Staff Report
“Jack and Jill Went Up the Hill” by Lois Bernard got the most votes last week and is the April 16 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2009 photo contest. Congratulations to Lois.
You’ve got to read this!
Staff Report
20 new books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries
Mosley - Smith Wedding
Staff Report
Katherine Barrett Mosely, daughter of Ms. Rita Katherine “Kay” Long of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Mr. Dean Meredith Mosely of Jena, Louisiana, was married to Mr. Gary Lyn Smith, junior, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Lyn Smith of Norco, Louisiana, in a 6 p.m. ceremony March 14, 2009, at the First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge.

Obituaries

Labry
Rita Ristroph Labry was entrusted to God’s loving care Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 5:05 a.m. at the age of 88. She was the retired district director for St. Charles Public Social Services, a native of St. Francisville, and a resident of Hahnville.