Volume 137 Number 24 - Jun 17, 2010

News

Committee to discuss repealing fireworks ban
Ordinance would limit when they could be shot
Once again, the St. Charles Parish Legislative Committee will meet to discuss an ordinance that would allow both the sale and popping of fireworks in the parish.

Curbside recycling is back, but only on the East Bank
Curbside recycling is making a return to St. Charles Parish, but only on the East Bank due to the demand for the service on that side of the river.

Destrehan man charged with ‘09 kidnapping
Police find him after responding to shots fired call
A Destrehan man was arrested on June 14 for firing a gun in a residence during an argument and was also charged in connection with a 2009 incident where he allegedly beat and kidnapped his girlfriend.

Gas tank-toting rig catches fire in Boutte
An 18-wheeler carrying multi-gas tanks had an engine fire last week, which could have led to a serious explosion if not for the quick work of parish firefighters, who were able to get the fire under control in a matter of minutes. Disaster averted due to quick response from firefighters
An 18-wheeler carrying multi-gas tanks had an engine fire in Boutte last week, forcing the driver to pull over into the middle of the St. Charles Room Bingo Hall parking lot and call 911.

Memphis crime drama shoots scene in Ama
St. Charles Parish has been standing in for Texas for the past few weeks during filming of “The Fields” and now Ama served as the setting of a Memphis crime drama.

Non-profit will relocate homeless to Hahnville
Wants to help ‘clean, decent’ people who want to make a better life
A non-profit organization has proposed relocating about 30 homeless people who are veterans, disabled, elderly or mentally ill from New Orleans and the surrounding area to Hahnville this summer due to the hot weather conditions and the prediction of an active hurricane season.

Schools want tax kept the same
At a School Board Finance Committee meeting on June 14, members discussed the proposed millage rate of 56.37 mills for the coming year - the same millage as last year.


Sports

Registration open for HHS summer camps
From staff and wire reports
Registration for camps is now open.
Mimosa holds on for 508-481 victory over Ormond Country Club
From staff and wire reports
The Mimosa swim team picked up a victory over Ormond in its first meet of the season, winning 508-481.
Redfish in Buras - catch while you can!
By Bruce McDonald
With many of the coastline fishing areas closed due to the oil spill, some areas around Buras are still open to fish saltwater.
14U Hurricanes beat out 22 teams from three states
From staff and wire reports
The 14U Louisiana Hurricanes’ successful season continued with a second place finish where the team beat out 22 other teams from Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida.
82-pound turtle caught in Cataouatche
From staff and wire reports

Editorial

Opening up the river would help fight oil
By Allen Lottinger
Doug Brinkley gave us one of the best solutions to the oil crisis in a program on CNN TV last week. He said we should open up the Mississippi River that has been leveed in for almost a century to flow into and clean up the wetlands of Louisiana of the oil that is invading.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Donovan Chopin, 24, of 1509 Vans Arpel St. in LaPlace, was arrested on June 1 and charged with distribution of crack cocaine.



Lifestyles

Child advocates desperately needed in St. Charles Parish
By Michelle Stuckey
Many of Child Advocacy Services’ programs rely on volunteers, especially the Court Appointed Child Advocates program, or CASA.
Creative recipes for fresh tomatoes
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Book Review: 'Gravity's Rainbow'
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Barbara Maikell
Nuccio-Rochelle Wedding
From staff and wire reports
Elizabeth Anne Nuccio of Slidell and Dr. Jared Matthew Rochelle of Destrehan exchanged wedding vows on May 22, 2010 at St. Benilde Church in Metairie with Msgr. Earl Gauthreaux officiating. A reception followed at The Balcony.
Monsanto donates $8,000 to Wetland Watchers
From staff and wire reports
Harry Hurst Middle announced it has received $8,000 from the Monsanto Fund, a private foundation and the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, to fund activities involved with the nationally recognized Wetland Watchers Service-Learning Project.
Sweet potato growers optomistic about 2010 crop
From staff and wire reports
Farmers have finished planting much of Louisiana’s sweet potato crop, and its success is crucial to many farmers who are struggling financially after two bad years.
Civil Air Patrol gets ready for hurricanes
From staff and wire reports
The Louisiana Wing Civil Air Patrol (CAP) members are preparing for the hurricane season that began on June 1.
KC presents check to local non-profits
From staff and wire reports
Mr. Warren Louque of the Knights of Columbus, Red Church Council Norco Division presented a donation check to the Arc of St. Charles and the Special Olympics Louisiana.
Prune for air movement before hurricanes come
By Rene' Schmit
Rene Schmit is a County Agent for the LSU AgCenter.
St. Charles 4-H goes for gold at achievement day
From staff and wire reports
After participating in contests, educational events, and service activities all year long, St. Charles Parish 4-H members came together to celebrate the ending of the 2009-2010 year by not only competing in contests but also receiving gold medals, trophies, plaques, ribbons, and certificates for their year long achievement at the annual 4-H Achievement Day held at Hahnville High School in Boutte.