Volume 138 Number 4 - Jan 27, 2011

News

50 years later, ‘Bayou Boys’ remember magical season
(Top) The original Des Allemands team.
(Bottom) Sherwood “Flash” Frickey, Lane Foster, coach Morris Friloux, Marshall Dufrene and Donald Rome pose for a picture on Saturday during a mini “Bayou Boys Reunion.” Almost all of the surviving members of the te Fifty years ago, a small football team from Des Allemands captured the heart of their community by winning the West Bank championship and then knocking off St. Charles Catholic in the first Catfish Bowl.

Board members discuss whether year-round schooling would increase scores
With a new rating system going into effect and the state raising the bar for public school performance, St. Charles Parish decided last week to research year-round schools in the hopes that it would bring up performance scores and keep kids learning all year long. School Board member John Smith brought up year-round school during a Jan. 18 committee meeting as something the school district needs to start looking into.

Catchy business slogan goes viral over Internet
When DNA Chiropractic in Luling came up with this witty slogan advertising their DNA testing business, they never imagined it would go viral on the Internet. When DNA Chiropractic decided to perform DNA testing in their office, owners Derek and Angelle Stratton knew they had to come up with a catchy slogan to bring in business. Their idea was “Who Dat Baby Daddy?”

Law to legalize fireworks is shot down
An ordinance that would have legalized fireworks in St. Charles Parish was overwhelmingly shot down by council members on Monday.

New school rating system called misleading
Children in St. Charles Parish will no longer be attending two and three star schools this fall. Their schools will be rated as B, C and D schools by the state starting in October.

Searchers recover body in river
Believed to be brother of NFL star Ed Reed
With the help of volunteer rescue workers, authorities recovered a body in the Mississippi River, according to Sgt. Dwayne LaGrange, a spokesman for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.


Sports

Lady Tigers claw way back from big deficit to knock off Lady Cats, 52-51
By Jonathan Menard
Trailing by nine points with two minutes remaining, it looked like the Hahnville Lady Tigers would drop a hard-fought game with rival Destrehan.
HHS lineman commits to Nicholls
By Mike Detillier
Last week I reported that Nicholls State University was spending plenty of time recruiting some of the talent in the River Parish Region. Those efforts continue to pay off as they got a verbal commitment from Hahnville High School defensive tackle Jordan Thompson.
Limited Access Area called ‘huge success’ for area hunters
By Bruce McDonald
In October, I was asked the following questions by local sportsmen concerning the "Limited Access Area" in the Lake Salvador Management Area.
Fighting for playoff berth, Lady Tigers knock off East St. John
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville Lady Tigers soccer team picked up a huge win over East St. John on Friday, blasting the Wildcats 7-0.
HHS boys pick up overtime win over ESJ
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville boys soccer team got their second wind after the end of regulation against East St. John, scoring in the first overtime period to knock off the Wildcats 2-1.

Editorial

Maintenance program improves 53 roads
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Renee Simpson
Oil, gas drilling unlikely to return to normal
By Dan Juneau
Left entirely to the whims of the Obama administration, there is little hope that oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico will remotely resemble the pre-moratorium activity levels any time soon. The regulatory agencies that oversee energy production are expanding faster than a bad fungus in a rain forest, but none of the expansion is fostering a return to energy exploration and production in the Gulf. In fact, it appears to be having just the opposite impact.
United Way needs help reaching campaign goal
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, I would like to begin by thanking all those in St. Charles Parish and the surrounding parishes who contributed to the United Way St. Charles 2010-2011 Campaign.

Sheriffs Reports

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



Lifestyles

Time to prune your roses
By Dan Gill
It would be hard to dispute that the most popular summer-flowering shrub is the rose. Most roses need at least some annual pruning to maintain an attractive shape, remove dead wood and encourage vigorous growth and blooming. This is generally done from the last week of January in south Louisiana through mid-February in north Louisiana.
Deep dish blueberry pie
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Enjoying the weather
From staff and wire reports
DARE to stop bullying
From staff and wire reports
On Wednesday, Jan. 12, St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Department D.A.R.E. Officer Deputy Vicki Ballard Carter talked with kindergarten students at Allemands Elementary School about recognizing and preventing bullying. D.A.R.E. stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education and is a nationwide program.
Capturing the spirit of New Orleans
From staff and wire reports
Congratulations to HHS talented art student, Randy Bowers, who placed fourth in the Cox Cable Art Contest for his painting titled “Spirit of New Orleans.”
Trust us
From staff and wire reports
R. J. Vial students were honored for displaying the character trait of trustworthiness.
Spelling it out
From staff and wire reports
Sacred Heart School in Norco held a spelling bee recently.
Love is in the air
From staff and wire reports
Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Eugene Friloux were united in marriage on Dec. 18, 2010 at Holy Name of Jesus Church in New Orleans.
Around the market
From staff and wire reports
Blaine Greaud, left, is holding a regular white cauliflower and Timmy Perilloux is showing off a Romanesco Italian cauliflower grown on his farm in Montz.
It's a girl
From staff and wire reports
Cierra Rose Cortez was born to parents Cherokee Michael Cortez and Maci Renee' Duran on Dec. 13, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. in Raceland at Ochsner St. Anne General Hopital.
It's a boy
From staff and wire reports
John Andrew Badgerow II was born on Dec. 22, 2010.
VIPs: Very Important Parishioners
From staff and wire reports
Cade Miguez, 6th grade student from R. J. Vial Elementary School in Paradis, was selected to the All Youth District VII Honor Band in December.

Obituaries

Mike Phillips
Mike Phillips, 72, passed away on Jan. 7, 2011 at his home.
John Detillier Sr.
John Detillier Sr., 76, passed away on Jan. 6, 2011 in Ama.
Mary McCoy Matherne
Mary McCoy Matherne, 89, passed away on Jan. 14, 2011 in River Ridge.
Louise Matherne Schaubhut
Louise Matherne Schaubhut, 78, a native and resident of Des Allemands, passed away on Jan. 15, 2011.
Beatrice R. Cowans
Beatrice R. Cowans, 65, of St. Rose, passed away on Jan. 13, 2011.
Percy "Pep" Detillier
Percy “Pep” Detillier, 76, passed away on Jan. 14, 2011 at his home in Lutcher with his family by his side.
Mabel Champagne Schaubhut
Mabel Champagne Schaubhut, 88, a native of Boutte and resident of Des Allemands, was entrusted to God's loving care on Jan. 22, 2011 at her home.