Volume 138 Number 8 - Feb 24, 2011

News

10 daily recycling bins to be placed across parish
Though a measure to add curbside recycling to the garbage contract was shot down late last year, St. Charles Parish residents will soon be able to visit one of 10 permanent recycling bins around the area.

Arrest made in violent Des Allemands robbery
A 21-year-old Des Allemands man has been arrested in connection with the violent robbery of a Paradis man earlier this month.

Life in the swamp helps Destrehan man land spot in TV adventure show
Sam Ebeyer (right) spent this autumn in South America for a reality TV show. Show airs on Thursdays on the Discovery Channel
By Todd Mason Louisiana Sportsman Editor

Parish pays $1.6 million to clear way for Willowridge levee permit
Parish pays $1.6 million to clear way for Willowridge levee permit The St. Charles Parish Council approved the spending of $1.6 million on wetland mitigation, clearing what one councilman called the last major hurdle for a levee in the Willowdale/Willowridge area.

Road name change comes at no cost to schools, Sheriff’s Office
Changing the name of Sugarland Parkway to Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway will have little effect on the school system or the Sheriff's Office, which both have facilities located on the street.

School bus accident not serious, official says
A school bus carrying Destrehan High School students to a field trip at the World War II museum last week hit an unexpected delay when a pipe from a neighboring truck hit a bus window.

Time running out to purchase signed bricks for hero monument
Time running out to purchase signed bricks for hero monument Only another week remains for those who want to be part of a “legacy walk” and have their names forever associated with the construction of the Fallen Hero Memorial.

Want to be in movies?
Class gives tips to get you in front of camera
Have you ever wanted to be an extra in a Hollywood movie? What about a production assistant or casting aide? With so many production companies now filming in the area, working on-set can be a great way to earn a little extra money or experience. Finding out how to get involved in the growing film industry in southeast Louisiana is just one thing you can learn about through the St. Charles Parish Community Education program this spring.


Sports

Anglers target Lake Cataouatche during Bassmaster Classic
By Bruce McDonald
The top 50 bass anglers in the world descended upon the Louisiana Delta to fish for large mouth bass, and many of them quickly discovered that St. Charles Parish waterways were the way to go.
Former DHS pitcher recognized by SEC
From staff and wire reports
At this time last year, LSU’s Kurt McCune was pitching for the Destrehan Wildcats. Now, McCune has been named the SEC Pitcher of the Week after leading the Tigers to a 9-1 victory on Sunday.
Big Buck contest returns to Sportsmen’s show
From staff and wire reports
“The Big Buck” contest is coming to the Louisiana Sportsmen's Show, with cash and prizes for the entrants with the highest-scoring deer in several categories.
Lady Tigers fall to Airline in first round
By Jonathan Menard
Despite 29 points from Kaelynn Boyd, the Hahnville Lady Tigers were defeated by Airline in the bi-district round of the Class 5A state playoffs.

Editorial

Colorblind Governor should look out
Special to the Herald-Guide
By John Maginnis, LaPolitics.com
Judges just don’t seem to get it
By C.B. Forgotston
In a commentary on Monday I wrote about the proposed pay freeze for state employees in the executive branch for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
We deserve action and answers on federal debt
By Dan Juneau
For decades, through numerous Congresses and presidential administrations led by both parties, budget deficits have expanded and the federal debt has soared. (If you would like a jolt of reality, you can go to http://www.usdebtclock.org and watch the hands of the clocks turn feverishly.) In a few weeks, our federal government will once again bump up against the federal debt limit, currently at $14.3 trillion.

Sheriffs Reports

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



Lifestyles

Dental health important for kids
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Community Health Center is celebrating National Children's Dental Health Month with special events.
St. Charles Parish Schools celebrate Black History Month
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish Schools joined together this month to celebrate Black History Month with plays, dances, speeches and special guests.

Obituaries

Sensat
Lloyd Sensat was a most important teacher in the St. Charles Parish School System leading young students in his Education through Historic Preservation program.
Parker
Margie Falgout Parker, 83, passed away on Jan. 31, 2011 in Boutte.
Palmisano
Mardee “Zia” Patricia Palmisano, 33, went home to be with her Savior on Feb. 10, 2011.