Volume 137 Number 41 - Oct 14, 2010

News

Expect Hwy. 90 day lane closures in weeks ahead
Over the next couple of weeks, Barriere Construction will once again perform daytime roadwork on Highway 90, but project manager Danny Donahoe said he does not expect any traffic delays to occur.

Gamblers lose $10.4 million during last year
Despite the state of the economy, residents in St. Charles Parish are still spending plenty of money on video gaming with $29.7 million going into the roughly 331 machines in the area in a 12-month period, according to statistics from the Louisiana State Police Gaming Enforcement Division.

HHS ROTC cadets battle hackers, viruses
Five Hahnville High School students will take part in a cyber security competition next week. The winning team members get up to $50,000 in scholarships. For the last three months, students from Hahnville High School have been working to protect their server from dangerous computer hackers.

New truancy law options include military service
A new law recently passed gives truant students under 18 years old more options.

Pictorial history spans more than 300 years
Several impressive watercolors by Father Paret, such as the one above, are included in the pictorial history. For more than five years, a group of parish historians worked through three hurricane evacuations and other emergencies to complete a history of the area told through a mixture of black and white photos and graphics, maps, historical documents and sketches.

Police: Levee workers bury equipment after joyride
Two employees of WRS Compass, a construction company working on the Western Tie-In levee project in Luling, were charged with causing more than $50,000 of damage to the company’s property.

Relaxed atmosphere credited with Bayou Gauche church’s growth
Pastor Paul Burke, of Life Fellowship Community Church in Bayou Gauche, greets members as they enter. In 2003, the Life Fellowship Community Church in Bayou Gauche only had 25 active adult members. Just seven years later, there are now about 250 people who regularly attend services.

Schools rank 10th in state after performance scores
School district performance scores were recently released and St. Charles Public Schools ranked No. 10 statewide. The district's score went from 104.9 in 2009 to 105.5 this year, a 0.6 increase. The state average is 92.5, up from 89.4 last year.

Search on for eligible bachelors, bachelorettes
The St. Charles Herald-Guide is accepting nominations for our first-ever eligible bachelor/bachelorette issue.

St. Rose man arrested for child porn
A 20-year-old St. Rose man was arrested for possessing more than 160 videos and images of explicit files of children on his computer, according to the Louisiana State Police.

Update: teens recovering from roadside accident
Update: teens recovering from roadside accident The three Hahnville High School students who were hit by a car in August while sitting in a front yard in Luling are all recovering well, according to one of the victims, Treval Dunmiles.


Sports

HHS vs. DHS is battle of experience vs. youth
By Jonathan Menard
Last year, Hahnville destroyed Destrehan 48-10, giving the Tigers their first win over their rivals since 2004. This year, Hahnville is once again picked by many to knock off the Wildcats, mainly due to the experience the Tigers field at almost every position.
HHS vs. DHS is battle of experience vs. youth
By Jonathan Menard
Last year, Hahnville destroyed Destrehan 48-10, giving the Tigers their first win over their rivals since 2004. This year, Hahnville is once again picked by many to knock off the Wildcats, mainly due to the experience the Tigers field at almost every position.
Confusion surrounds Limited Access Area in Salvador Management Area
By Bruce McDonald
In recent weeks, I have been asked many questions by local sportsmen concerning the "Limited Access Area" in the Lake Salvador Management Area.
Schools not only ones showing school spirit
By Jonathan Menard
Those looking for school spirit this week won't just find it in the halls of Destrehan and Hahnville, but instead will see it all around the courthouse on Friday.
Players of the Week
From staff and wire reports

Our View

It’s time to get back to drilling offshore
Though the moratorium on deep water drilling in the Gulf of Mexico has officially been lifted by the Obama Administration, we can’t expect any immediate salvation to the lifeblood of Louisiana’s coastal economy.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Dustin Hano, 28, of 12537 North Ave. in Roseland, was arrested on Oct. 4 and charged with D.W.I., speeding and not staying in a single lane of traffic.



Lifestyles

Bugging out at SCB
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Borromeo School kindergarten and first grade students were recently visited by Curtis Akey from the Audubon Nature Institute’s Bugmobile.
BCA is hot, hot, hot
From staff and wire reports
A member of the Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department poses with students at Boutte Christian Academy.
New Sarpy shines with stars
From staff and wire reports
New Sarpy Elementary 1st Grade STAR Students for the month of September were chosen from each of the 7 classes based on good behavior, being responsible students and being good friends to everyone.
Memories take shape at Sacred Heart
By Kristian Garic
In September, the Sacred Heart School, Norco Student Council, Beta Club and the Sacred Heart Parent Teacher Cooperative Club gathered to construct the new Fourcade Memorial Garden.
DHS is “No Place for Hate”
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan High School was recognized by the Anti-Defamation League as a “No Place for Hate” school.
VIPs: Very Important Parishioners
From staff and wire reports
Pets of the Week
From staff and wire reports
(Left) Jessie is a 4-month-old female hound mix. (Right) Dale is a 3-year-old red Dachshund.
Stuffed eggplant
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Celebrating 64 years
From staff and wire reports
Cletus and Pauline Martin recently celebrated their 64th wedding annivesary on Oct. 11 in Luling.

Obituaries

Landeche
Harold Joseph Landeche Sr., 80, passed away on Monday, Oct. 11, 2010 in Luling.
Schaubhut
Lloyd J. Schaubhut, 85, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 in Raceland.
Theriot
Sonya Theriot, 73, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 in Lafayette.
OUGEL
Ida Kay Ougel was born on October 5, 1943 in Norco, and passed away at the age of 66 on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at Lakeview Medical Center.
Bond
Sean "Shern" Michael Bond passed away on Monday, Oct. 18, 2010. Age 31.