Volume 136 Number 34 - Aug 20, 2009

News

Ama man charged with killing pit bull, threatening girlfriend
A 50-year-old Ama man, who had three guns in his residence, allegedly shot his own pit bull before threatening to kill his girlfriend and turn the gun on himself, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

Driver injured in Highway 90 accident
Driver injured in Highway 90 accident A driver startled by Monday morning traffic near Hahnville High School slammed on the brakes and skidded into a post at the Exxon station in Boutte.

Faulty relays lead to NRC inspection at Waterford 3
7 relay failures reported in past year, but spokesman says public never in danger
On June 22, a faulty electrical relay at Waterford 3 gave operators problems starting a high-pressure safety injection pump that is used to supply cooling water to the plant's reactor core in case of an accident.

Millage changes have little impact
Parish rolls back sewer bonds, everything else stays the same
The St. Charles Parish Council voted to reduce property taxes by .03 mills, a move that is expected to generate about $25.7 million in 2010 for the parish government. Of that money, around $3.1 million will go into the general fund, while the rest goes towards services such as recreation, road maintenance and the library system.

Shelter looks at dog park to increase adoptions
Under the Hale Boggs Bridge and across from a million-dollar ball park sits the St. Charles Parish Humane Society - a building in grave need of repairs and upgrades, filled with stray animals also in want.

Social media sites allow businesses to branch out
Advertisement is great for any business, especially if it’s free, online and where the people are.

West Bank multi-use path finally a reality
The St. Charles Parish Council authorized the state to execute a construction contract for the main section of the West Bank multi-use path - a 6.2-mile-long project that will create a paved path for walkers, joggers and bike riders to enjoy the Mississippi River.


Sports

Mt. Zion slam dunks True Vine
By Heather R. Breaux
After a four-year championship run, True Vine Baptist Church of Hahnville handed over their title as local Christian basketball champions to Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Ama.
Outdoor Report
By Bruce McDonald
St. Charles Parish county agent Rene' Schmit urges hunters to have their food plot soil tested before attempting to plant food this deer season.
Luling’s Brandon Singleton makes strides at 2009 Junior Olympics
By Heather R. Breaux
Brandon Singleton, 12, of Luling traveled to Des Moines, Iowa for the 2009 Junior Olympics and earned a silver medal for his accomplishments in the 80-meter hurdle competition for the Midgets division.

Our View

Parish development sessions underway
Getting input from parish citizens on what they want St. Charles to be like in the years ahead is now underway in a program designed to let residents set goals for parish development in the next 20 years. Public workshops are being held Tuesday through today to get started.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Darrow J. Tregle, 55, of 217 Tregle Lane in Des Allemands was arrested on Aug. 12 and charged with simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling.



Lifestyles

You’ve got to read this!
By Staff Report
The following books are available at St. Charles Parish libraries:
The Cook's Corner
By Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Community Education
By Staff Report
Calling all residents! St. Charles Parish Public Schools wants you to broaden your knowledge and sign up for a community education course.
The Biggest Loser
By Heather R. Breaux
Lose weight and boost your self confidence with help from the Fitness Club’s “Biggest Loser” contest.
People Watch
By Staff Report
The St. Charles Art Guild continues to share its 15th summer Kids’ Visual Arts Camp Showcase at the West Bank Regional Library on Lakewood Drive. The show consists of pieces that were selected by each primary grade student who participated in the week-long camp.
The Cook's Corner
By Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
VIPs - Very Important Parishioners
By Staff Report
In recognition of outstanding scholastic achievements and demonstrated leadership potential, Brodie Dufrene was nominated to represent Louisiana at the National Young Leaders State Conference for the Gulf Coast Region in Birmingham, Ala.
Student Book Reviews
By Staff Report
“When It Happens” by Susan Colasanti is a fiction book set in New Jersey. The novel focuses on a high school love triangle involving the three main characters Sara, Tobey, and Dave.
You’ve got to read this!
By Staff Report
The following books are now available at libraries in St. Charles Parish:
Registration still available for fall classes
By Staff Report
With just a few weeks until the fall semester begins, a steady stream of new and returning students are currently scheduling classes at River Parishes Community College in Sorrento. Counselors are meeting daily with groups of students to help them select courses to fit each individual student's scheduling needs.
Girl Scouts - fun that most families can afford
By Staff Report
As more and more families are forced to reduce their expenses in this tough economy, they struggle with deciding which activities they can afford for their children. Dance, sports, and other extra-curricular activities can take a toll on their shrinking pocketbooks.
Neighbors gather for Night Out Against Crime
By Staff Report
Three families on Palmer Drive in Willowdale Subdivision organized a successful party for the Night Out Against Crime.