Volume 137 Number 22 - Jun 03, 2010

News

Entergy declares cold war on Waterford during summer
Residents around the parish aren’t the only ones who feel the heat of those hot summer months. The higher temperatures also mean Entergy and employees of Waterford 3 must enact a Summer Reliability Plan that includes installing temporary air conditioning units to cool sensitive equipment and using divers to clean the intake structure on the Mississippi River.

J.B. Martin, New Sarpy lead way in test scores
Some lower-scoring schools face challenges to attendance, achievement
Another school year is over in St. Charles Parish and that means that LEAP, iLEAP and GEE state testing scores are in. As far as test scores are concerned, it’s been another good year in the parish with 75 percent of students scoring at basic level or above - the same as 2009.

Police draw first blood over holiday
Warrants will force suspected drunk drivers who refuse breathalyzer to take blood test
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will now seek search warrants to draw blood from arrested suspects who refuse to take breath tests in an attempt to strengthen drunk driving cases in court.

Red Cross trains businesses to mobilize for disaster
Red Cross trains businesses to mobilize for disaster The American Red Cross has launched a new program that enables them to recruit and train volunteers from local companies and organizations so that they can be mobilized quickly in any disaster.

River Road closure could last 45 days
Corps to hold public meeting on June 9
If the Army Corps of Engineers decides to elevate River Road on the east side of the Davis Pond Diversion in Ama, it could cause the road to be closed for 45 days, according to Renè Pochè, with the Corps’ public affairs office.

Shrimper lucky to be alive after twister sinks boat
Shrimper lucky to be alive after twister sinks boat A 74-year-old Ama shrimper was motoring his 27-foot Lafitte skiff to Pier 90 from Grand Isle when a tornado tore apart and sunk his shrimping boat and left him dangling in the water for 30 minutes.


Sports

Matt Allo
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville ace Matt Allo had a banner year for his Tigers, going 4-0 from the stripe to help his team reach the postseason.
Kurt McCune
From staff and wire reports
LSU signee Kurt McCune did it all for the Wildcats.
Sam Carriere
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan’s Sam Carriere was not only named the gold glove winner in District 6-5A for his defensive prowess, but he finished as the MVP of the league.
Jared Harrell
From staff and wire reports
Tiger senior Jared Harrell was one of the leaders of the young Tiger squad last season and backed it up with clutch hitting from the plate and diving grabs in the outfield.
Matt Smith
From staff and wire reports
Matt Smith was one of the clutch performers for the Wildcats during the season, leading the team in RBIs with 40.
Ryne Robert
From staff and wire reports
When the Tigers needed a big hit last season, it seems like senior Ryne Robert was on hand to deliver it.
Dylan Lucich
From staff and wire reports
Senior Wildcat Dylan Lucich was a tough out all season long for the competition, hitting .345 on the year.
Scott Stonestreet
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan senior Scott Stonestreet shined from both the plate and the stripe for the Wildcats last season, hitting .308 while pitching his team to three wins.
Zach Schexnaydre
From staff and wire reports
Zach Schexnaydre wrapped up a banner junior campaign by hitting .309 with six doubles and a triple.
Brandt Bourgeois
From staff and wire reports
Wildcat junior pitcher Brandt Bourgeois was a big surprise for Destrehan this season.
Dillon Boudreaux
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville senior Dillon Boudreaux not only proved his value to his team on the field, but he also had a big year at the plate.
Mike Ford
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville sophomore Mike Ford was the youngest parish player to make the All-District team, and his numbers were impressive.
Ethan Hutson
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan junior pitcher Ethan Hutson had a breakout season, finishing with a perfect 4-0 record for his Wildcats.

Our View

We need to save our state
The Top Kill did not work as intended so now British Petroleum is trying another method to stop the escaping oil from the drill stem. It involves cutting the pipe and capping it to bring the oil up to ships waiting on the surface of the sea.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Wade R. Williams, 29, of 116 Rosenwald in Reserve, was arrested on May 22 and charged with D.W.I.



Lifestyles

Get It Growing: Landscapes require never-ending planning
By Dan Gill
Landscapes are dynamic creations that are always changing.
Hahnville grad awarded Zeta Phi Beta book stipend
From staff and wire reports
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. proudly announced that Ms. Ama Nyeneba Sefah, of Hahnville High School, is the recipient of Upsilon Mu Zeta Chapter 2nd Annual College Book Stipend Award, ($500.00).
Beef fajita salad
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
It's a girl!
From staff and wire reports
Madilyn Anne Durapau was born on Jan. 8, 2010 to parents Brian Durapau and Cecille Durapau of Raceland.
Book Review:
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Erik Beadle
Beauty queens take the field
From staff and wire reports
The Ballpark Beauties is an annual event that allows Louisiana festival queens to be presented on the field during pre-game at a New Orleans Zephyrs home game.
Love is in the air: couple celebrates 65 years
From staff and wire reports
Murphy Cortez a native of Des Allemands married Mittie Stevens a native of Bayou Sally in Des Allemands 65 years ago on June 1,1945.
VIP: Steven Hauser
From staff and wire reports
Steven Hauser, a Cammon Middle 8th grade student, was given the Cox Young Hero Award.
St. Mark’s names altar server of year
From staff and wire reports
Gabrielle Lauve has been named altar server of the year at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Ama.
Kittens of all colors adoptable at shelter
From staff and wire reports
Kittens of all colors and breeds are currently available at the St. Charles Animal Shelter. The shelter’s hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is located under the Luling Bridge on the West Bank.
5-year-old wins pumpkin contest
From staff and wire reports
Kyle Doucet won the pumpkin growing contest at the German Coast Farmers’ Market.
Radio Disney interviewed Hurst kids
From staff and wire reports
Harry Hurst 8th graders Annie Duplantis, Ian Rogers, and Courtney Parker were recently interviewed on Radio Disney New Orleans 1450 for the Disney Kids Concerns Show that airs each Saturday.
Saints player visited local kindergartens
From staff and wire reports
Zack Strief visited Boutte Christian Academy as part of the school’s Student Appreciation Week.
D.A.R.E. awards essay winners
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Borromeo academic team to compete nationally
From staff and wire reports
Members of the Academic Games team at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan qualified to attend the national tournament in April in Cincinnati, Ohio.
First-time homebuyer class at LSU AgCenter a success
From staff and wire reports
This nine-hour workshop is designed to expand home ownership capacity among potential first time homebuyers.
Sam Carriere 1st team All-District Senior, Destrehan
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan’s Sam Carriere was not only named the gold glove winner in District 6-5A for his defensive prowess, but he finished as the MVP of the league.