Volume 137 Number 26 - Jul 01, 2010

News

73-year-old dies in Airline wreck
A New Orleans man was killed last week in a two vehicle accident in Destrehan after authorities say he lost control of his truck and crossed into the path of a car on Airline Drive.

Council members trade barbs through the mail
After trading barbs at a recent council meeting, council members Dennis Nuss and Paul Hogan have continued doing so through the mail.

Football coach to serve as new safety czar of schools
In an effort to make St. Charles Parish schools as safe as possible, the School Board recently decided to create a safety coordinator position for the district.

HHS fire causes $100,000 in damage
An electrical fire in the art room of Hahnville High School melted equipment and sent smoke billowing through the school. A fire broke out in the Hahnville High School art room on June 24 around 3 a.m. and caused more than $100,000 in damage, according to school officials.

Locals face tough choice when it comes to continuing Florida beach tradition
Hayes Montgomery, 21 months old, plays in the sand at Pensacola Beach in mid-June. He is the grandson of Don and Ann Montgomery of Destrehan. Some cancel plans while others vow to visit beach no matter what
Now that oil has finally washed ashore on some of northwest Florida’s pristine beaches, St. Charles Parish residents are having to reconsider their annual summer trips to the coast.

Luling publisher joins with Apple for eBook revolution
Luling-based Write2Grow became the first Louisiana publisher to be picked up by Apple, Inc. for its iTunes Book store, which will allow customers to purchase books online to read on their iPads, iPods, computers and eBook readers.

Player’s death teaches team to cherish every moment
17-year-old found unresponsive during practice, dies at hospital
The death of Hahnville High School basketball player De’Vante Alexander sent shockwaves throughout the community and left his former teammates stunned by how quickly a life can be taken away.

Spectacular fireworks show July 3
First 3,000 get goodie pack to honor 20th year
For almost two decades, parish residents have made an annual trek to the West Bank Bridge Park for an evening filled with music, food, fun, and most importantly, a fireworks show that lasts between 20 to 30 minutes.


Sports

Mimosa picks up huge win with 409-266 victory over Willowdale
From staff and wire reports
Mimosa swam right past Willowdale, picking up a 409-266 victory.
Registration open for HHS summer camps
From staff and wire reports
DHS hosts volleyball camp
From staff and wire reports
Surf fishing at Coon Point yields specks
By Bruce McDonald
What a difference a day can make.
They got game
From staff and wire reports
Team Fontenot cruised to a championship win in the parish’s "End of Season" Franchise Tournament for the 13-14 age group.
Mimosa Ramsey captures 7-year-old championship
From staff and wire reports
Mimosa Ramsey defeated Des Allemands Seneca 11 to 9 in the 7-year-old parish championship held at the East Bank Bridge Park.
13-year-old All-Stars finish second in shoot out
From staff and wire reports
The 13-year-old St Charles All Star team finished runner-up in the Slidell "Shoot Out" Tournament held June 19-20.
Ed Reed shows how the pros get down
From staff and wire reports
End of an era
By Jonathan Menard
For the last 20 years, Stephen Robicheaux has patrolled the Destrehan High School sidelines and given his all to the program. Now, the coach said it’s time to put his family first.

Our View

Hurricane season makes its mark
It wasn’t the hurricane we feared so much. It was the possibility of it spreading the oil spill along the coast of Louisiana and into our wetlands.
Constant rebuilding of wetlands needed
Some years ago, it was suggested by this newspaper that the state invest in a new kind of boat developed in Europe. It could suck up sand offshore from the bottom of the sea into its hull and then travel to our coast where the sand would be pumped out to help build up barrier islands that are eroding away.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Cherie E. Aucoin, 27, of 210 Ormond Oaks Drive in Destrehan, was arrested on June 22 and charged with forgery.



Lifestyles

Vanessa Johnson of Ama publishes first mainstream novel
By Michelle Stuckey
Vanessa Alexander Johnson, an Ama resident, has published her first novel entitled “Sacrifices in the name of love.” The book was released on June 3 in eBook format at www.redrosepublishing.com/books.
Do you look like your pet?
Michelle Stuckey
Does Frank look like Fido? Does Claire look like Cuddles? Or does Polly just like to wear Pat’s glasses? If you know someone who looks just like their pet, we want to see it.
Book Review: 'The Blindfold Test'
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Daniel Binet
Recipe: Red, white and blueberry torte
From staff and wire reports
Recipe courtesy of Family Features.

Obituaries

Richard
Anna Scaffidi Richard, 64, passed away on Friday, June 18, 2010 in Des Allemands.
Alexander
De’Vante Michael Alexander, 17, passed away on Thursday, June 24, 2010 at St. Charles Parish Hospital in Luling.
Schutz
Alberto C. “Tito” Schutz, 59, a native of Iquique, Chile, and resident of Des Allemands, died on Wednesday, July, 23, 2010.