Volume 136 Number 29 - Jul 16, 2009

News

Lightning strike cripples health center
Thousands of calls being re-routed
The St. Charles Community Health Center is hoping that lightning doesn’t strike twice after a thunderstorm last week crippled operations and forced the center to re-route calls to Kenner.

Photos of ferry prove elusive, needed for monument
Photos of ferry prove elusive, needed for monument The George Prince ferry bell was supposed to be the final piece of the puzzle when it came to erecting a monument to honor those that lost their lives in the 1976 Luling/Destrehan ferry disaster.

Rising Rockers
Rising Rockers DHS senior project creates 'Best Unsigned Band in New Orleans'
On stage in front of hundreds of his fellow classmates, former Destrehan High School student Sami Khan performed his original power ballad, “100 Years,” for all of his graduating class to hear.

Rotary seeks young professionals to visit Argentina
Rotary club members are seeking professionals in St. Charles Parish to visit Argentina in April 2010 as part of the Group Study Exchange Program sponsored by the Rotary Foundation.

Talking trash
CWS general manager says council chairman snubbed him
When Council Chairman Terry Authement introduced a resolution to seek proposals for a new solid waste contract instead of awarding a renewal to Coastal Waste Services, there was one notable absence at the meeting - CWS General Manager Gus Bordelon.

United Way distributes $1.4 million to area agencies
LULING - United Way of St. Charles Board of Directors approved over $1.4 million to fund 30 local agencies providing services in St. Charles Parish.

Unlocked cars provide high-tech prizes to thieves
11 vehicles burglarized in Hahnville; GPS units, laptop, binoculars stolen
Thieves didn't have to try too hard to get away with thousands of dollars in merchandise on June 12, targeting unlocked vehicles on River Park Drive in Hahnville, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.


Sports

Rockin' & Bowlin'
By Staff Report
Don’t let the name of St. Charles Parish’s senior bowling league fool you. While there’s fun to be had at the lanes, these bowlers meet to compete and they mean business.
Keep an eye on the sky
By Staff Report
It's so easy to forget about watching the sky for thunderstorms when fishermen are on the prowl.
Mustangs take home trophy in 20009 Southshore Classic
By Staff Report
The 11 year old Major USSSA Mustang Baseball team won the Southshore Classic at the Westbank Bridgepark in Luling this past weekend, July 11-12.
Slammers enter invitational undefeated, finish on top
By Staff Report
The St. Charles Slammers 8U All-Star softball team is currently undefeated and placed first in the St. Charles Invitational tournament on June 20 and first in the Donaldsonville tournament on June 27 and 28.
Luling Hornets come out on top in 8U division as champs
By Staff Report
The Luling Hornets are the parish champions in the 8U division.

Our View

President’s visit with pope offers some hope
President Barrack Obama’s visit with Pope Benedict XVI gives us hope that he wants to keep open the doors to those with whom he has major disagreements. He is playing the game like politicians should play it, of course.
President’s visit with pope offers some hope
President Barrack Obama’s visit with Pope Benedict XVI gives us hope that he wants to keep open the doors to those with whom he has major disagreements. He is playing the game like politicians should play it, of course.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •John H. Nolting IV, 53, of 219 Monsanto Dr. in Luling was arrested on July 3 and charged with DWI and reckless operation.



Lifestyles

20 SCB kids attend Ohio youth conference
By Staff Report
Twenty students from St. Charles Borromeo Fountain of Youth traveled to Steubenville, Ohio for the Steubenville High School Youth Conference on the campus of Franciscan University on June 12 through 14.
People Watch
By Heather R. Breaux
It’s a dream that’s come true, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime - at least for Des Allemands sophomore Trevor Arthur.
Mmm ... CATFISH
By Heather R. Breaux
Belly-up - like a catfish who’s seen better days - is how many St. Charles Parish residents reeled in their weekend. After all, what else is there to expect after three days of soaking up the sun, surrounded by the aroma of fresh, Des Allemands catfish frying in the horizon?
Camera Shootout 2009
By Staff Report
“Puppy Dog Tails” by Abby Chabert got the most votes last week and is the July 9 weekly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2009 photo contest. Congratulations to Abby.
The Cook's Corner
By Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.

Obituaries

Shifflett
Edward Lee Shifflett, Sr. Age 72. Native of McGaheysville, Va. and resident of Des Allemands for the last 30 years. He entered the gates of Heaven on Saturday, July 11, 2009.
Waguespack
Mae Degruise Waguespack, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2009 at 8:17 a.m. in Thibodaux.