Volume 137 Number 18 - May 06, 2010


After hostile public meeting, corps calls off New Sarpy stockpiling
After hearing from outraged residents and officials at a public meeting in March, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided not to stockpile clay on a 42-acre vacant property located at Vans Lane and River Road in New Sarpy.

Businesses finally recover from fire
Jennifer Dodson (left) and her mother Linda Baxa unload merchandise as they prepare to reopen Itís All About You Interiors. Some forced to close doors for more
Itís been a long month for Linda Baxa and her daughter, Jennifer Dodson, after a fire at nearby East Island Chinese Restaurant on March 24 caused thousands of dollars of damage at their store, Itís All About You Interiors, and forced them to temporarily close their doors.

Herald-Guide wins 17 press association awards
The St. Charles Herald-Guide picked up 17 awards at the Louisiana Press Associationís annual luncheon, which was held in Lafayette.

Mosquitoes swarm Luling, low numbers in rest of parish
One of the coldest winters on record has thrown off the mating habits of mosquitoes, which means many residents in St. Charles Parish have been able to venture out of their homes without having to constantly swat at the annoying insects.

New center to offer medical, dental care to East Bank students
Certified nurse practitioner Amie Falgout, Albert Cammon Wellness Center Director Yvonne Gaspard, and medical assistant Kim Bailey pose for a picture in one of the centerís three patient rooms. A new school-based wellness center located between St. Rose Elementary and Albert Cammon Middle School will provide nearby students medical and dental care with no out of pocket cost to their parents.


10th inning home run knocks Hahnville out of playoffs
Jonathan Menard
Hahnville and Jesuit traded jabs for three hours in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs, but a two-out home run by Blue Jay Derek Dunham in the bottom of the tenth inning knocked out the Tigers and ended their season by a 3-2 score.
Registration open for HHS summer camps
From staff and wire reports
Lady Tigers fall in bid for first-ever state title
Jonathan Menard
After leading throughout the game, the Lady Tigers couldnít hold on down the stretch as they fell 4-3 to St. Thomas More in Hahnvilleís first-ever state championship appearance.
Tigers on way to state tourney after regional win
From staff and wire reports
The Lady Tigers defeated Mandeville in singles and the boys defeated Zachery in doubles last week to win the consolation round of the Regional Tournament held at Highland Park in Baton Rouge for Division 1 Class 5A.
Early redfish, speckle around Lafitte
Bruce McDonald
Last week the winds calmed down so Pete Cassange, Andrew Callias, and I decided to head to Lafitte for some redfishing.
Coach Marty Luquet
From staff and wire reports
Marty Luquet begins his eighth year as head baseball coach at Destrehan High School.
Destrehan makes it look easy in 9-1 victory
From staff and wire reports
Sam Carriere jacked a home run in the first at bat for Destrehan and the Wildcats never looked back as they cruised to a 9-1 win over John Ehret in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.


Our waterborne industries need help
Allen Lottinger
Even if we can avert the worst consequences possible from the current oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Louisianaís commercial and sport fishing industries have already suffered significant damage. Both of them adhere to tight budgets that do not allow for much leeway.
Voters donít buy legislative pay raises
C.B. Forgotston
Monday, Bernie Pinsonat released a statewide poll.
Is there a vat in our future?
Dan Juneau
As the national debt swells to unsustainable levels and federal spending continues unchecked, the folks who gave us our huge financial problems are casting about for a ďsolution.Ē

Our View

Local governments come to our aid
Louisiana is demonstrating how local governments can do more for their people than the federal government can. The current Gulf of Mexico oil spill is a case in point.


Student-written play is first of many for HHS Drama Club
Michelle Stuckey
The Hahnville High School Drama Club's latest production is unlike any other play that the school has performed.
Sherry Hymel volunteered for Girl Scouts worldwide
From staff and wire reports
Girl Scouts volunteer and Norco resident Sherry Hymel received special recognition during Girl Scouts Louisiana East's annual Adult Recognitions event on April 24 in Gonzales.
Chicken sandwich with avocado spread
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of River Parishes Hospital
R.J. Vial celebrates young authors
Michelle Stuckey
R. J. Vial Elementary School celebrated its up-and-coming authors at a special event for parents and students on April 30.
Letter to a mother...
Special to the Herald-Guide
Thirteen years ago my mother, Mrs. Thelma C. Bradley, and I had a conversation that was her way of saying goodbye. I didnít realize that at the time. Shortly thereafter on a beautiful Autumn Sunday, she began her journey home to her eternal resting place.


Missionary Ferlin Bourg, 56, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2010 after a nearly year-long battle with lung cancer.
Norma Kinler Growl, 80, a native and resident of Luling, died on Tuesday April 27, 2010.
Mabel Faucheux Matherne, 81, a native of St. Rose and a resident of Destrehan for 54 years, entered into her eternal rest on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at Canon Hospice.
Destinie Fate LeBlanc, 14, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2010.