Volume 137 Number 23 - Jun 10, 2010

News

Commercial kitchen adds tasty sauces to East Bank market
Hahnville’s Stacey Greco bottles remoulade sauce at Edible Enterprises in Norco. Greco and her husband’s company, called Omi’s Gourmet Foods, will begin selling the sauce at the East Bank German Coast Farmers’ Market. Pepper jelly, tea, olives and pastas also among offerings
Local entrepreneurs, who have been toiling away in Norco to produce sauces, tea, pasta and pepper jelly, will begin offering their food products for sale at the East Bank German Coast Farmers’ Market.

Council calls for lower speed limit on bridge
Luling resident Craig Perrier fractured his tibial plateau and broke his shoulder after his truck collided with a garbage truck near the top of the Hale Boggs Bridge. Here, Perrier stands in front of his destroyed truck. Says something needs to be done after fatal wrecks
After three serious wrecks on the Hale Boggs Bridge, two of which were fatalities, the parish council has asked the state Department of Transportation and Development to lower the speed limit from 70 to 60 miles per hour.

Free health screenings kick off summer
First-ever Success By 6 event filled with food, fun and prizes
The United Way of St. Charles and the St. Charles Community Health Center are teaming up this weekend to host a summer kick-off event for the Success By 6 program.

Library proposes tax reduction
Director concerned drop might be too much
In October, voters will get a chance to renew the St. Charles Parish Library System’s millage at 4.5 mills, which would result in a drop in revenue of $1 million in 2012, according to Library Director Mary desBordes.

River Road to remain open during levee work
The Army Corps of Engineers will keep River Road in Ama open during construction of the Western Tie-In.

Seafood dealers worried about life after crawfish season
Heath Folse, the owner of Bayou Bounty Seafood, digs into a nearly empty freezer. Folse said that he can’t get crabs or oysters and recently purchased shrimp from Texas. For the last few months, Blandon Zeringue, of Zeringue’s Seafood, has kept his eyes glued to the television screen as he watches BP’s ongoing efforts to cap the Gulf oil leak.

Shell gas leak shuts Airline for more than an hour
A pipeline leak at the Shell/Motiva complex in Norco on Tuesday morning forced the closure of Airline Highway for over an hour between Prospect Avenue and Apple Street.

Storm could push oil-filled water into West Bank homes
With the start of hurricane season and the current oil crisis in the Gulf, parish Emergency Operations Center Director Scott Whelchel has been busy.


Sports

Limit of crabs caught in Point-Aux-Chenes
By Bruce McDonald
For a month, Lake Cataouatche and Lake Salvador have been fished regularly because of the oil leak in the Gulf.
Wildlife and Fisheries amends fishing closure
From staff and wire reports
The pace of fishing closures and reopenings since the BP oil spill began has been staggering, but the head of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said there is method to the process.
American Legion schedules
From staff and wire reports
HHS, DHS stars ink college scholarships
From staff and wire reports
Harry Hurst band members named to All-Star squad
From staff and wire reports
The Louisiana Bandmasters Association hosted the Middle School All-Star Band concert which takes place during the summer at the Ducrest-Gilfry Auditorium at Angelle Hall at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette campus.

Editorial

Parents with children in school system best to serve on board
Letters to the Editor
To the Editor: Qualifying for the St. Charles Parish School Board election will be held on July 7, 8 and 9. We would like to encourage all citizens, especially parents of children currently enrolled in the public school system, to consider qualifying and running for the school board from their respective school board district.

Our View

This is no time to stop offshore production
It’s not enough that our coastal economy is in such turmoil. Now, the President has called a halt to all deeper offshore explorations and drilling for oil that will cripple the livelihoods of many more of our residents.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Denise M. Waterman, 41, of 4429 Louisiana 306 Hwy. in Bayou Gauche, was arrested on May 29 and charged with D.W.I.



Lifestyles

Some blueberries still ripening, can protect against diseases
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Deniese Hatty Zeringue MS, LSU AgCenter Extension Agent
Roasted cumin-crusted grilled steaks
From staff and wire reports
(Courtesy of Family Features)
Love is in the air
From staff and wire reports
Mr. and Mrs. Lovelace Broussard of Luling announce the engagement of their daughter, Felicia Marie Broussard, to Paul Anthony Stevens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Stevens of Luling. The wedding will take place June 12, 2010 on board the Carnival Triumph with reception to follow.
Catfish pageant winners announced
From staff and wire reports
The Louisiana Catfish Festival Baby and Youth Pageant was held in May in Des Allemands.
United Way awards scholarships, names chair
From staff and wire reports
United Way of St. Charles awarded LIVE UNITED scholarships to six St. Charles Parish high school graduates in May.
Tour hopes to attract people to gardens 5 years after Katrina
From staff and wire reports
Whether it is palms or camellias, native or exotic plants and trees, butterfly, Japanese or train gardens, New Orleans Botanical Garden in City Park is the place to begin a very special Odyssey of southern gardens. New Orleans has always been a “green” city, but has become even more so since Katrina.
VIP: Katie Pintado and Alexa Romero
From staff and wire reports
Katie Pintado and Alexa Romero were accepted into the New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA) for the 2010-2011 school year.