Volume 136 Number 37 - Sep 10, 2009


130 students opt out of Obama’s school speech
President Barack Obama steered clear of politics in a pep talk to students Tuesday that sparked controversy locally, leading St. Charles Parish parents to online forums to voice their concerns regarding the address.

Ammo coming back in stock
A nationwide ammo shortage that resulted from a run on guns by consumers since the election of President Barack Obama seems to be letting up as suppliers catch up with the increased demand - at least for one local dealer.

Councilman says he’s not trying to stop construction of library
Councilman says he’s not trying to stop construction of library St. Charles Parish Councilman Paul Hogan wants an investigation into what he says was a lack of approval by the Library Board of Control to increase the square footage of the East Bank Regional Library from 33,587 to 39,655 prior to the project going out for bid.

Hahnville rolls, Destrehan streak ends
Hahnville rolls, Destrehan streak ends Tigers win 56-0, while Wildcats fall 31-21
The Hahnville Tigers cruised to another monster win on Friday, while the Destrehan Wildcats saw their 30-game win streak snapped with a 31-21 loss to Thibodaux.

New Boutte restaurant mixes food with antiques
New Boutte restaurant mixes food with antiques Standing behind the front end of a ‘54 GMC serving locals “momma’s favorites” is where you’ll find Christina Reed each day.

Program aims to deliver monthly books to children
Every child in St. Charles Parish from birth to five years old can receive a book in the mail every month if they sign up for a new United Way program that is scheduled to begin in October.

Resurrecting a Ghost
Resurrecting a Ghost Des Allemands writer tells story of Louisiana pilot tortured
On May 30, 1944, ace pilot and Ida native Capt. Fletcher E. Adams was shot down in German territory and tortured and murdered by German civilians.

Steal a deal at sheriff’s auction
Steal a deal at sheriff’s auction Ford Crown Victorias, Chevy Impalas, Ford Mustangs and Honda Civics will be among the 45 cars auctioned off on Sept. 19 by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office in New Sarpy. A majority of the vehicles for auction this year are ones that were used by the Sheriff’s Office.


Hahnville must shut down option to beat Sarah Reed
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Tigers couldn't have played any better against John Ehret last week, needing only 24 minutes to put the Patriots away 42-0.
Thibodaux superstar could pose problems for Wildcats
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan Wildcats may have had to fight for their lives in their come-from-behind win against Helen Cox last weekend, but the offense looked light years ahead of where they were in the jamboree.
Reason to BELIEVE
Mike Detillier
I have been covering the New Orleans Saints for the past 25 years and I have never written this before an NFL season started.

Our View

Obama tells students what they must do
It’s not often the President of the United States visits students in their classrooms. In fact, we can’t remember it ever happening.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Brian P. Brady, 48, of 617 Pine St. in Norco was arrested on Sept. 1 and charged with DWI, speeding, failure to signal, and failure to change address within 10 days.


HHS, DHS Kiddie Camp participants to dance at Sept. 18 football games
Staff Report
The Hahnville High School Hi-Steppers have set the date for their Kiddie Campers’ performance.
Color your world
Heather R. Breaux
The St. Charles Art Guild held their first blank canvas meeting of the year where members were able to discuss new opportunities for the coming months.
Hahnville cadets awarded at camp
Staff Report
BOUTTE - Hahnville High School students from LA-933 attended a week-long summer leadership school sponsored by the Senior ROTC Program at LA Tech University.
Borromeo children select 2009-10 school theme
Staff Report
DESTREHAN - At the end of the 2008-2009 school year, teachers and faculty from St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan selected their school’s theme for 2009-2010 as “I am the vine and you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, will bear much fruit; For without Me you can do nothing.”
Student of Month honors three kids
Staff Report
LULING - R. K. Smith Middle School has announced August Students of the Month.
New Sarpy welcome for new bus drivers
Staff Report
DESTREHAN - New Sarpy Elementary School administrators enjoyed a back to school breakfast with their school bus drivers.
Spirit shirt mimics third grade design
Staff Report
DESTREHAN - New Sarpy Elementary third grader Jonathan Elias shows his new Spirit T-shirt design.
Camera Shootout 2009
Staff Report
“Sadie’s New Hat” by Jennifer Myers-Lind got the most votes last week and is the monthly winner for August in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2009 photo contest. Congratulations to Jennifer.
Record-breaking enrollment at RPCC
Staff Report
SORRENTO-River Parishes Community College in Sorrento started fall semester classes on Monday with a record number of students enrolled, and the total continued to climb throughout the first week of school.
Student Book Reviews
Special to the Herald-Guide
John Kennedy Toole’s novel, “A Confederacy of Dunces,” is a fictional story set in New Orleans.


Stanley F. “Bully” Keller, Jr. passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009 at 4:53 a.m. Beloved husband of the late Erna Mae Nicholas Keller. Father of Stanley III, Marvin and Gail Keller, Caryl Spurgeon and the late Donald Keller.
Antoinette “Kit” Brady Kling passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday, Aug. 31, 2009 at 6:23 a.m. at the age of 89.
Loyola Zeringue, age 85, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009 at 5:45 a.m. at the St. Charles Parish Hospital.