Volume 137 Number 11 - Mar 18, 2010

News

4 years later, wastewater a boon to wetlands
4 years later, wastewater a boon to wetlands In a resolution issued by the Louisiana Wildlife Federation, the effectiveness of discharging wastewater into wetlands was called into question because of the perceived negative impacts the practice has caused in the Hammond area.

75 marijuana plants found in Hahnville home
A 42-year-old Hahnville man was arrested after 75 marijuana plants were discovered in his home, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Breakfast fraternity dishes out pranks, politics over coffee
Breakfast fraternity dishes out pranks, politics over coffee Six days a week, you can find them drinking coffee together on a long table in the middle of Teddy’s Diner having a spirited conversation.

Council vote puts brakes on community center
The St. Charles Parish Council voted against hiring Sizeler Thompson Brown Architects to design a new community center in Luling because of questions about the selection process. Now, the administration will have to begin what they called a time-consuming process all over again.

Destrehan woman charged with killing her two children
Dawn M. Wines, 22, of 231 Ormond Meadows Drive in Destrehan, was arrested on March 12 on a warrant from Arkansas for two counts of capital murder.

Fashion Golf relies on family, volunteers to weather harsh times
Fashion Golf relies on family, volunteers to weather harsh times Despite rain and slow economic times, one golf course in St. Charles Parish is doing well because of volunteer and family support.

Making a difference
Making a difference Volunteers keep St. Charles beautiful
It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it.

Plenty of parents logging in to check student grades
As of early March, every school in the parish that serves 3rd grade or higher is fully equipped with a Parent Portal. The portal allows parents to access real-time data about their child’s grades and attendance.

Second time the charm for Luling park
The second time was the charm for Rathborne Park, with St. Charles Parish securing $150,000 in funding - that combined with $150,000 from development fees - will cover most of the park’s amenities.

Text messages to minor lead to sex arrest
A Des Allemands man was arrested last week and booked with having sex with a 15-year-old girl, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Tigers, Wildcats faced with new challenges as they enter district play
Tigers, Wildcats faced with new challenges as they enter district play Last season, the senior-laded Wildcats captured a share of the 6-5A championship after tearing through district with a 13-2 record. Destrehan made it to the state quarterfinals before falling to district foe Dutchtown in a 5-4 heartbreaker.


Sports

For young Tigers to succeed, ‘everyone has to step up’
By Jonathan Menard
Last season was filled with ups and downs for the Hahnville Tigers.
Rec department seeks opinions for master plan
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department, working with consultant Wallace Roberts and Todd, recently began preparing a master plan that will allow the parish to better provide for its long-term parks and recreation needs.
SCC hosts Easter softball camp
From staff and wire reports
The Lady Comets will once again host an Easter Softball Camp beginning Monday, April 5 through Wednesday April 7 from 9 a.m. until noon for girls ages 7-14.
Spillway fishing rodeo
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Council on Aging, Inc. and the St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation invite you to attend the Annual Fishing Rodeo on Friday, March 26 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Bonnet Carre Spillway Park Pavilion in Norco.
Sack full of sac-a-laits caught in Salvador
By Bruce McDonald
After spending much of this spring battling the elements, last week turned out to be a good week to fish.
Lady Tigers blank Destrehan 6-0
By Jonathan Menard
Amye Barre and Hope Mair each had two hits and two RBIs and Courtney Dutreix also had two hits to lead Hahnville to a 6-0 win over Destrehan.
McCune, Carriere help Destrehan get revenge against Dutchtown, 8-4
By Al Suffrin
The Destrehan Wildcats got a little revenge this week when they knocked off Dutchtown to open district play.
Indoor sports complex to open
From staff and wire reports
The Big Easy Sportsplex and Baseball Academy, the largest indoor public sports training facility in Louisiana with more than 20,000 square feet of indoor AstroTurf and state-of-the-art practice equipment for virtually all sports needs, will hold its official Grand Opening on Friday, March 26 at 1:30 p.m. as political, business and community leaders dedicate this first-of-its-kind locally owned and operated sports entertainment facility.
Low water temps, strong winds making things difficult for fishermen
By Bruce McDonald
On Sunday, the wind was still blowing 15 to 20 miles per hour out of the northwest.
Taking the Trophy
From staff and wire reports
Youth teams capture championships and take home the hardware.

Editorial

Paper took negative approach when covering the ending of spring festival
Letters to the Editor
To the editor: The article on the front page of the March 11, 2010 St. Charles Herald-Guide contained information on our Spring Heritage Day Events and Civil War Encampment. Instead of representing this as what it is, a positive event, you chose the negative headline of “Destrehan Spring Fest Halted.”

Our View

Bonds will help coastal restoration
At last we are beginning to get some action on the possibility of selling bonds to help finance Louisiana’s desperately needed coastal restoration.
Keep entire Holy Triduum sacred, not just Easter Sunday
With the Lenten season coming to a close, it’s easy to forget that Easter Sunday isn’t the only day that the church is celebrating the coming of the Easter season.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Joshua R. Dupre, 23, of 122 Bridlewood Drive in Poplarville, MS, was arrested on March 4 and charged with possession of Hydrocodone, possession of Alprazolam, use of a firearm with a CDS and improper turn signal.
Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Gary L. Heacock, 54, of 406 Collins St. in Winslow, IN, was arrested on March 16 and charged with D.W.I. and improper control of vehicle.



Lifestyles

Norco 8th-grade student named Archdiocesan student of the year
By Michelle Stuckey
Kara Tucker, a Norco resident and student at Sacred Heart of Jesus School, was named the Archdiocesan 8th-grade student of the year.
Recipe: Chocolate shamrock bread pudding
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Pets go green for St. Patrick's Day
From staff and wire reports
The Annual St. Patty’s Pet Pawrade at the German Coast Farmer’s Market went off without a hitch on March 13.
St. Charles Parish Schools celebrate the arts
By Michelle Stuckey
St. Charle Parish Public Schools held an art awareness day on March 20, inviting the entire community to come out for a day of performance and visual art.
Local student places in LA poetry contest
From staff and wire reports
Destiny Garcia was one of the top six finalists at the Poetry Out Loud 2010 Louisiana State Final National Recitation Contest on Saturday, March 6.
Zesty orange cookie cups
From staff and wire reports
(Family Features)
It's a girl!
From staff and wire reports
Legacy Blayne Pregeant was born on Jan. 12, 2010 to proud parents Casey and Alayne Pregeant of Hahnville.
DHS senior volunteer awarded
From staff and wire reports
Congratulations to Destrehan High senior Macy Terrebonne, who has recently been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a state-level Certificate of Excellence from the 2010 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.
Wetland Watchers teach kindergarten
From staff and wire reports
The Hurst Middle Wetland Watchers recently facilitated activities for Kindergarten students from Riverside Academy and St. Peter’s School in Reserve.
Students volunteer at Earth Fest
From staff and wire reports
Over 60 Harry Hurst Middle Wetland Watchers and Destrehan High WISE (Wildcats Interested in Saving the Environment) students volunteered as presenters at the Audubon Nature Institute’s popular Earth Fest.
Preschool visits Audubon Aquarium
From staff and wire reports
Seth Aucoin and his dad, Wayne Aucoin, enjoy feeding the stingrays.
HHS celebrates Black History Month with “I Have A Dream Extravaganza”
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville High School speech teacher, Mr. Brian Lumar, along with students, faculty, and staff brought a bit of fantasy into the school by presenting the first annual “I Have A Dream Extravaganza”.
Finding the perfect wedding, bridesmaid dresses without breaking the bank
By Michelle Stuckey
In a world where people spend hundreds of dollars on wedding dresses, it can be hard to find one in a lower price range.
Brandon-Ayo engagement
From staff and wire reports
Dr. and Mrs. John David Brannen are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Marie to Mr. Anthony Michael Ayo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll James Keller Jr. of Luling.