Volume 136 Number 19 - May 07, 2009

News

Overgrown Paradis crossing gets facelift after story
Overgrown Paradis crossing gets facelift after story Tree branches cleared from Cajun Paradise after resident brings visibility problems to light
Three railroad crossings in St. Charles Parish were closed last week for rehabilitation, all within a few miles of where waterworks employee Jacque Griffin, 19, lost his life when a train collided with his parish vehicle.

Paradis man tempts taste buds with unique Cajun seasonings
Clyde McCully, of ‘T Pierre’s authentic herbs and spices, tries to develop new flavors unique to the region. If you're searching for the perfect mix of Cajun seasonings, then you need to look no further than ‘T Pierre’s authentic herbs and spices.

Parish has 3 years to fund launch on Des Allemands
An artist’s rendering of what a new boat launch on Mud Lake could look like. After Riverbend Corporation and Robert Wiegand decided to donate three acres of land on Mud Lake to the parish for the construction of a boat launch near Down the Bayou Road, Councilman Paul Hogan said it’s imperative that the parish find the money to build it within the specified time limit.

St. Pierre picks new emergency director
A Department of Defense professional with extensive experience in intelligence analysis and incident management has been confirmed as director of the St. Charles Parish Department of Emergency Preparedness.

Termites swarm West Bank
Termites swarm West Bank 60 percent of termite samples in parish from most destructive species
Among the evening dusk of these early summer days, swarming termites are being spotted, flying together near street lamps throughout neighborhoods - especially on the West Bank of St. Charles Parish.

Vietnam wall visits Destrehan
Vietnam wall visits Destrehan On Wednesday, hundreds of cheering Harry Hurst Middle School students waved American flags as they welcomed a replica of arguably the most famous monument in the nation.


Sports

7th-seeded Wildcats find comfort at home
Special to the Herald-Guide
When the 6-5A Co-District Champion Destrehan baseball team takes the field today, the team is hoping the Wildcat faithful will continue to provide a decided home field advantage.
HHS drops heartbreaker to Denham Springs
Special to the Herald-Guide
The Hahnville softball team surprised many this season by going undefeated in district play and cruising to the state tournament in Sulphur last weekend, but it was a few uncharacteristic mistakes that ultimately ended the Lady Tiger's run.
Outdoor Report
Special to the Herald-Guide
With the wind howling at 15 to 25 miles per hour, it seemed we couldn't get a break to go fishing. Jacob Thompson, a good coaching friend from Destrehan, had a cousin and his girlfriend from Alaska in town for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and he called to see if we could make a crab run on Lake Pontchartrain.
With backs against wall, Tigers battle way into playoffs
Special to the Herald-Guide
Heading into the top of the seventh last Thursday at St. Amant, the Tigers needed at least a run to take the lead and definitely needed the win to make the playoffs.

Our View

Proposed cargo airport may not fly
Gov. Bobby Jindal is pulling his support away from state funding for a proposed cargo airport in the Donaldsonville area. The airport was intentioned to tie in air shipments to boat freight traffic along the Mississippi River.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Elexksis Whitaker, 32, of 53 Brandon Hall in Destrehan was arrested on April 23 and charged with theft under $300.



Lifestyles

Dream’s do come true
By Heather R. Breaux
“Dreams Do Come True” was the theme for the 3rd Annual Festival of Charities Junior, Teen and Miss Pageant. The pageant was held Sunday, April 26 at the American Legion Home in St. Rose.
COA announces May event details
By Heather R. Breaux
The St. Charles Council on Aging has released its May calendar, which includes events open to St. Charles Parish seniors 60 years and older.
The Cook's Corner
By Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.