Volume 136 Number 23 - Jun 04, 2009

News

Civil War train info rolling in
Some residents say train is buried in Bayou Des Allemands, others disagree
The search to prove or disprove the rumor that a Civil War train is covered by 100 years of muck in Bayou Des Allemands has spawned a wave of residents who all claim that they know the truth.

Club wants to open branch on East Bank
Lions Club district governor says move will enhance growing community
The Hahnville, Luling/Boutte and Norco Lions Clubs have raised a lot of money over the years for special needs children and the visually challenged, but supporters hope that a new branch in Destrehan will help the community even more.

Council members use own Web sites to connect with residents
Sites show all legislation sponsored by council member
Parish residents interested in the goings on in their district and the legislation introduced by their councilman or woman can now get all that information in one place - the council members individual Web sites.

Destrehan disabilities camp offers summer fun through education
After $17,000 grant, Caring Strategies able to expand summer programs
Special needs children and those with disabilities can have an educational and rewarding summer experience this year thanks to Caring Strategies’ “Let’s ALL Play” program.

Domino’s says ‘no’ to Carriage Lane
Destrehan pizza place changes ordering policy for new customers
Domino’s Pizza in Destrehan will no longer deliver food to Carriage Lane after an assistant manager at the store was robbed at gunpoint last month.

No concrete opening date for Spillway Road
No concrete opening date for Spillway Road A seasonal rise in the Mississippi River forced the Spillway Road in the Bonnet Carre Spillway to close on May 13, and the parish has no set date on when the road will be reopened.

Norco food incubator gets cooking
Though minor building repairs delayed opening, everything now set for culinary entrepreneurs
The parish’s first commercial kitchen and food production incubator, Edible Enterprises, is now open for business. The facility was scheduled to open its doors in Norco in mid-May, but that opening date was pushed back until June due to some minor building repairs. The repairs were completed early this week and now the stage is set for Edible Enterprises to get cooking.

Youth ministry fights back against abortion, violence
Youth ministry fights back against abortion, violence A local youth ministry is taking a stance against abortion, and speaking out against violent anti-abortion protests, with a one-two punch through their “KOA: Knock Out Abortion” mission.


Sports

‘Challenger’ season a homerun for parish youth
By Heather R. Breaux
Local children who are mentally or physically disabled had the opportunity of a lifetime - to participate in the Challenger baseball league.
Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald
Special to the Herald-Guide
School is out for the summer and that means it’s time to fish, fish and fish some more.
Hurricanes win state-qualifying tournament
By Staff Report
The Louisiana Hurricanes 10U girls softball team recently won a USFA state-qualifying tournament on the Southeastern Louisiana University campus in Hammond by going 7-0 and winning the championship game 2-0.
Akeem Isaac to play football for Malone University
By Staff Report
Former St. Charles resident, Akeem Isaac follows in the footsteps of his uncle, Terrance Isaac - Hahnville High School graduate, in playing collegiate football.
VIPs - Very Important Parishioners
By Staff Report
St. Charles Parish School System students were named to the All-District Baseball First Team.

Editorial

Lack of attendance has impact on DHS Baccalaureate ceremony
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, On Tuesday May 19, Destrehan High School held their Baccalaureate ceremony in the auditorium on campus. The word Baccalaureate is defined as a religious message addressed to a graduating class before commencement day. Faculty, students, and parents put a lot of work into this event and it was a nice celebration. The mantra was from Psalm 37:5, “Commit yourself to the Lord ; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”
Fill in Airline Highway borrow bit, prevent deaths
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, I hope each of you had a great Memorial Day weekend. I know one family which did not have a great weekend. Of course I am referring to the Richard family who lost Dorothy on Friday. In the humblest way I would like to address the borrow pit problem and possibly offer a better solution.

Our View

Here’s what to do if hurricane heads here
We’re into a new hurricane season that will probably keep most of us on our toes, listening to news about the weather and whether or not anything is coming our way. Here are some tips on how to be prepared:

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Chase M. Robichaux, 20, of 282 Poule Deau Lane in Thibodeaux was arrested on May 27 and charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.



Lifestyles

Parish honors 71 at civil service breakfast
By Staff Report
NORCO - St. Charles Parish honored 71 employees for their attendance and service during the 27th annual Civil Service Awards breakfast held at La Maison Magnolia reception hall.
Senior travel club to visit WWII museum
By Staff Report
The St. Charles Council on Aging has released its June calendar, which includes events open to St. Charles Parish seniors 60 years and older.
Savvy Seniors
By Heather R. Breaux
MaryAnn Placker of Montz has been battling hypertension for years, so it’s important that she takes her medication correctly and monitors her blood pressure regularly - something the Council On Aging helps her do.
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 Heather R. Breaux
Hurst Middle LaBranche Wetland Watchers has received $5,000 from the Monsanto Fund, a private foundation and the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, to help support the Hurst Middle LaBranche Wetland Watchers, which is designed to educate students about the importance of wetland conservation.
Camera Shootout 2009
By Staff Report
“Wonder What’s Out There” by Ann Allman got the most votes last week and is the May 28 weekly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2009 photo contest. Congratulations to Ann.
Camera Shootout 2009
By Staff Report
“Spring Grazing” by Brittany Jenkins was selected as the May monthly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2009 photo contest. Congratulations to Brittany.
Welcome, Baby!
By Staff Report
Send your birth announcements to Lifestyles Editor Heather R. Breaux at heatherb@heraldguide.com
Boyer - Griffith Engagement
By Staff Report
Lowell and Karen Boyer of Paradis announce the engagement of their daughter, Lacy Anne Boyer, to Mark Donnell Griffith, son of Mark and Annette Griffith of Watson. The wedding will be on July 25 at 7 p.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Destrehan.
Cortez Anniversary
By Staff Report
Murphy and Mittie Cortez celebrated 64 years of marriage on June 1, 2009.
VIPs - Very Important Parishioners
By Staff Report
St. Charles Parish School System students were recently honored as “Cox Inspirational Student Heroes.”
Blaire Guidry receives national honor
By Staff Report
The National Society of High School Scholars announced that Destrehan High School student Blaire Guidry has been selected for membership.
Cadet Mayeaux awarded Silver Valor
By Staff Report
Air Force Junior ROTC has approved the Silver Valor Award for Cadet Jeremy Patrick Mayeaux.
Elks Lodge scholarship award recipients
By Staff Report
The New Orleans Elks Lodge No. 30 awarded Jordan Kenny and Renee Fogarty of Destrehan High School an Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship.
St. Charles Borromeo Christianity awards
By Staff Report
St. Charles Borromeo School preschool and pre-kindergarten students were honored at the school’s end of the year blessing ceremony.

Obituaries

Gendron
Olivia A. Gendron, age 96, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at the St. Charles Parish Hospital. She was a native of Lucy, Louisiana.
Richard
Dorothy Mae Adams Otkins Richard passed away on Friday, May 22 in an automobile accident in St Rose.