Volume 137 Number 40 - Oct 07, 2010


Alexander wins School Board seat in landslide
All 3 property tax renewals pass
The votes are in and St. Charles Parish has chosen their representatives.

Construction begins on Fallen Hero Memorial
A conceptual drawing of the Fallen Hero Memorial, which will be placed in front of the new law enforcement complex. The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will begin construction on a Fallen Hero Memorial that will be placed in front of the new law enforcement complex. But time is running out for those who want to purchase memorial bricks to surround the area.

Destrehan businessman hopes sauce helps saves the coast
Richard Ruffino holds a bottle of “Help Save Our Coast and Way of Life” hot sauce. A Destrehan businessman has produced a new hot sauce for sale around the parish and 10 percent of the sales proceeds will go to the Audubon Nature Institute to help with oil spill cleanup efforts.

Man charged with forcible rape of teen
Leroy Jackson A LaPlace man was arrested and charged with the forcible rape of a 13-year-old Luling girl.

Wrecks increase in Louisiana after texting ban, study shows
In order to avoid being seen texting while driving by police, drivers may be hiding their phones and texting anyway. This forces them to take their eyes completely off the road. HHS, DHS students take part in mock texting crash
While Louisiana recently made it illegal to text and drive, data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety actually shows that accident rates have increased since the ban took affect.


Tigers need to make most of limited offensive possessions
Jonathan Menard
Due to the cancellation of their homecoming game against Vandebilt Catholic, the Hahnville Tigers had a rare bye week before beginning district play against East Ascension. That allowed the team to focus on one thing - fundamentals.
Wildcats begin brutal stretch, face three straight top 10 teams
Eric LeBlanc
Last Friday marked the beginning of the toughest stretch of the Destrehan Wildcats' schedule as they fell to the Lutcher Bulldogs, the No. 5 ranked team in Class 4A, by a score of 27-8.
Landry key in Ravens victory
Mike Detillier
Former Hahnville High School standout Dawan Landry played a big part in the Baltimore Ravens 17-14 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Looking for reds in all the right places
Bruce McDonald
With the recent passage of a cold front, most fishermen or hunters were ready to swarm the waters or woods.
Comets must wrangle Fisher, Wing-T offense
Jonathan Menard
St. Charles Catholic got into a shootout with Newman's explosive offense last week, but the Comets offense controlled the clock down the stretch and used two long scoring drives in the second half to come away with a 41-23 victory.
Players of the week
From staff and wire reports
Stroud: Key to victory is which team can establish, or stop run
Eric LeBlanc
The one-two punch of running back Effrem Reed and quarterback Leon Blouin was just too much for Destrehan to handle last Friday night as the Wildcats fell 44-10 to the Dutchtown Griffins. The loss took the Wildcats down to 2-4 on the season and 0-1 in district play.

Our View

Dreaded season not over yet
Here it is October and hurricane season is still with us. But, judging from the weather this week and last, one could never tell.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Suspects are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law


Glynn Boyd named anchor at ABC26
Michelle Stuckey
Glynn Boyd, Boutte native and 1980 Hahnville High School graduate, was recently promoted to anchor on ABC26 in New Orleans.
Recipe: Dessert pumpkin roll
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
United Way "Ride United" a success
From staff and wire reports
Over 150 bikers participated in the RIDE UNITED Poker Run hosted by United Way of St. Charles on Saturday, September 25, 2010.
Kids have fun with ZooPhonics
From staff and wire reports
The faculty of A.A. Songy Kindergarten Center recently held the 1st PACT Session (Parent and Child Together) of the school year.
Learning with the Brown Foundation
From staff and wire reports
Student Council members from St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan recently attended the annual Service Learning Event held at the Pontchartrain Center to accept grant funds from the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation’s Service Learning Program.
Young at art
From staff and wire reports
The Talented Art students at Lakewood Elementary have been creating art to express their views on the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Peer pressure: kids helping kids
From staff and wire reports
R.J. Vial Elementary School in Paradis is taking a stand against bullying with the 2010-2011 Bully-Free Kickoff.
Big books for big kids
From staff and wire reports
Protect this house
From staff and wire reports
Students in Brooke Savoie's 5th grade class at Lakewood Elementary have been participating in hands-on activities to enhance their understanding of weathering and erosion concepts.
VIPs:Very Important Parishioners
From staff and wire reports
James Michael Bell, Jaclyn Sutton, Mamie McMillion and Merlyna Adams
Arts and Humanities Council now accepting grant applications
From staff and wire reports
The River Region Arts and Humanities Council, or RRAHC, has 2011 grants available for schools, theatre groups, libraries, art guilds and other non profit organizations interested in presenting arts programs or humanities projects.
Get it growing with AgCenter
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist


Charles J. Clulee
Charles J. Clulee, 73, of Luling, died peacefully at River Region Hospice Home in River Ridge early Friday morning, Sept. 24, 2010.