Volume 136 Number 33 - Aug 13, 2009


Authement asks council for input on chairman duties
After a resolution seeking his removal as council chairman was pulled from the agenda, Terry Authement said he has sent an e-mail to all council members seeking input about their concerns.

Hale Boggs repair work to slow down bridge traffic for over a year
Hale Boggs repair work to slow down bridge traffic for over a year Starting Sept. 12, residents crossing the Hale Boggs Bridge will be met with a slower speed limit and possible lane closures as the state begins work to replace all of the bridge's cables.

Pair of garbage companies make parish unique offer
Two garbage companies told St. Charles Parish Council members that they would not only sign a service contract at the end of Tuesday’s Contract/Finance and Administrative Committee meeting, but would hold to that rate two years from now.

Schools: ID colors have been based on GPA for years
Students with colored IDs receive discounts at school events
The beginning of the new school year has spawned discussion among some high school parents about how the color of school IDs is based on GPA averages.

Waterford 3 beefs up security
Waterford 3 beefs up security Enhancements include mile-long concrete wall, 2.5 miles of fencing, detection system
Residents driving near Waterford 3 in Killona have noticed some major changes at the nuclear plant, including a mile-long concrete wall around the perimeter of the plant that is designed to keep both unauthorized people and vehicles away from the facility.

Where is our parish headed?
Planners ask residents to bring ideas to upcoming meetings
St. Charles Parish officials want to know: What would make life better for you? What is missing in your community? What do like about the parish? What would you like to keep here forever?

Woman stabbed in neck at St. Rose party
Memphis suspect charged with attempted murder
A Memphis, Tenn. woman has been arrested for attempted murder after stabbing another woman in the neck at a St. Rose party, which caused a minor loss of sensation to the right side of the victim’s body.


Fishing for Frankie
Bruce McDonald
On Saturday morning, “Fishing for Frankie” was held at Pier 90. Thirty-two boats with two fishermen aboard fished on a cloudy ominous morning. Local Bass fisherman, Ritchie Friloux, was a prime candidate to win the benefit rodeo.
Ballpark Beauties
Staff Report
The Ballpark Beauties has become an annual event, which allows Louisiana festival queens to be presented on the field during the pre-game at a New Orleans Zephyrs home game.
All-Stars place first in three tournaments, 24th nationally
Staff Report
St. Charles Parish 11-year-old All-Stars had a great season, placing first in three tournaments - the Summer Heater, the Summer Sizzler NIT and the Southshore Classic, The team also placed second in the Cajun Classic.
Parents and kids compete at post-season cabbage ball game
Staff Report
The St. Charles Parish 13 and 14-year-old baseball champions from Destrehan gathered for a cabbage ball game against their parents.
Hahnville Hi-Steppers excel at American All-Star Camp at Nicholls
Staff Report
The Hahnville High School Hi-Steppers dance team excelled at the “American All-Star Dance Camp” held at Nicholls State University.

Our View

Schools start Aug. 13, so drive carefully
School bells are ringing today, not literally, of course, but the doors to the St. Charles halls of education will be filled with our adults of tomorrow. Which means, of course, that traffic patterns will change somewhat.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Alexis Chyine, 28, of 6711 Hallshire in Memphis, Tenn. was arrested on Aug. 2 and charged with attempted murder.


SCP professionals eeded for exchange
Staff Report
Rotary club members of Southeast Louisiana and South and Central Mississippi are seeking outstanding professionals to visit the Argentina (Rotary District 4825) in April-May 2010 as part of the Group Study Exchange program of The Rotary Foundation.
Community Education
Staff Report
Calling all residents! St. Charles Parish Public Schools wants you to broaden your knowledge and sign up for a community education course.
People Watch
Staff Report
Terry LeCompte, a local 4-H Club member in St. Charles and Terrebonne Parishes, recently placed ninth out of 39 contestants in the 14-years-and-older Reining Class at the 4-H Regional Horse Show in Little Rock, Ark.
Boudreaux - Zammit Wedding
Staff Report
Kali Ann Boudreaux, daughter of Danny and Edna Boudreaux of Raceland, Louisiana, was married to Mr. Blake Matthew Zammit, son of Eric Zammit of River Ridge, Louisiana and Mrs. Candis Patecek of Luling, Louisiana in a 7 p.m. ceremony on Friday, May 29, 2009 at the St. Hilary of Poitiers Catholic Church in Raceland.
Breaux Anniversary
Staff Report
Guy and Fayla Breaux of Luling celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on Aug. 7, 2009.
Ledet - Brevelle Wedding
Staff Report
Robert Ledet and Bradley Joseph Brevelle were married July 9, 2009, at a small family wedding in Luling. The ceremony was performed by Earl “Pie” Tastet.
St. Charles Parish Volunteers for Family and Community
Staff Report
by JoAnn Walker, LVFC The theme for this year’s VFC luncheon was “Thank You to the Soldiers,” we followed it with red, white and blue decorations.
Camera Shootout 2009
Staff Report
“Audubon Zoo” by Pallie Miller got the most votes last week and is the Aug. 6 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2009 photo contest. Congratulations to Pallie!
Student Book Reviews
Staff Report
Eclipse by Stephanie Mayer is third in the Twilight series that has become a national bestseller as well as a modern movie.