Volume 137 Number 34 - Aug 26, 2010


Classes that can change your life
The belly dancing class is one of the most popular, and highly-rated classes each year. For more than 30 years, St. Charles Parish Schools has offered community education classes to further teaching and learning after high school and beyond.

DHS junior one of 4 students from U.S. picked for global conference
Mya LaGrange (center) poses with other students from across the globe at a young leaders conference. Goal is to become international correspondent for CNN
Destrehan junior Mya LaGrange is making her way towards a future in international journalism.

Driver, dog attack deputy during traffic stop
Man went for officer’s gun
A Montz man was arrested on Monday after an altercation with a police officer that resulted in numerous charges, including attempted murder.

Paradis woman dies from severe burns sustained in house fire
Christine Loupe was severely burned during a fire at this Paradis home. She died three days later. Investigators believe that a gas vapor explosion from natural gas that was dispensed from piping within the kitchen triggered the fire. Authorities believe gas vapor explosion led to blaze
A 48-year-old Paradis woman died last week from injuries she sustained in a fire, according to State Fire Marshal H. “Butch” Browning.

Parish expects to collect $1 million less in tax revenue
Because of a reduced inventory at some industries, the value of the parish’s tax roll is expected to drop by $35 million this year.

Sheriff’s Office releases full jail roster online
Sheriff says move means more accountability for court system, law enforcement
The names of every single inmate incarcerated at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center are now online, and includes a feature that automatically notifies residents when a specific inmate is released.

Swine flu pandemic over, drama-free season expected
After a swine flu epidemic last year, the St. Charles Community Health Center says that residents can stop worrying about contracting the virus.


Destrehan offense must get back on track after disappointing showing
Jonathan Menard
Destrehan's scrimmage against Salmen last week was a tale of two units. The defense was able to contain a talented Spartans offense for most of the contest, but the offense struggled mightily and will remain a huge question mark going into the 2010 season.
HHS trio named to All-Metro team
Jonathan Menard
Hahnville Tigers Brian Ensminger, Ben Taylor and Alvin Kelly all landed on the Times-Picayune's All-Metro Preseason Football Team for large schools.
Valdin’s eyes will be focused on special teams during jamboree
Jonathan Menard
The defense was supposed to be one of the main strengths for the Hahnville Tigers this season, but the unit struggled last week in a scrimmage against Higgins. Now, they will get a chance to redeem themselves when they host St. James in the Ed Reed Jamboree on Aug. 26.
‘Fish for Frankie’ this weekend
From staff and wire reports
The 2nd Annual Fishing for Frankie Bass Fishing Tournament will take place on Aug. 28 at the Pier 90 boat launch.
Tiger receiver signs with Memphis, former DHS star on college award watch list
Mike Detillier
Former LSU running backs coach Larry Porter is noted for being a good recruiter and good fisherman. Well the first-year Memphis University head coach knows where to find good football talent in the state of Louisiana and last week he landed Hahnville wide receiver Derek Howard.
Fishing made easy
Bruce McDonald
On a recent fishing trip out of Lafitte, we launched at Seaway Marina at 5:45 a.m. Saturday morning and we had to wait in line to launch.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Michael Simmons, 22, of 121 Lakewood in Luling, was arrested on Aug. 17 and charged with theft under $300 and simple robbery.


Destrehan native rewarded for community service, academics
From staff and wire reports
Sean Moore of Destrehan received a $5,000 scholarship for his excellence in both academics and community service.
Final week to enter Pet Look-Alike photo contest
From staff and wire reports
The pet look-alike photo contest is coming to an end with the final day to submit pictures on Tuesday, Aug. 31.
Cauliflower & Mushroom Soup
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Wetland Watchers featured nationally
From staff and wire reports
Harry Hurst Middle Wetland Watchers teacher Barry Guillot recently hosted Brooke Ross, Editor of Weekly Reader News, on a local trip with the student environmental group.
Parish of Plenty boasts little misses
From staff and wire reports
The 10th Annual Parish of Plenty Pageant was held in August at the Knights of Columbus Home in Norco.
LeBeauf-Mitchell wedding
From staff and wire reports
Deborah and Michael LeBeauf of Luling are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, NaKeisha Shanel LeBeauf to Delaney Lamont Mitchell on June 26, 2010, at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ama.
VIP: Marlon A. Ferez
From staff and wire reports
Army National Guard Pvt. Marlon A. Ferez has graduated from the Basic Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla.
Book Review: 'Who's looking out for you?'
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Thomas Hymel