Volume 138 Number 10 - Mar 10, 2011

News

Churches offer extra services, add more Masses for lent
Several Catholic churches in St. Charles Parish offer additional mass times and give parishioners a chance to walk the Stations of the Cross, meditate and pray in Eucharistic Adoration. Christians throughout St. Charles parish will have plenty of opportunities to worship in the weeks leading up to Easter, no matter what their denomination.

Norco murder case put on hold pending sanity hearing of two teens
The case of two Norco teenagers who are charged with murdering an elderly woman has been put on hold and the two will be held without bond while the courts await the outcome of a sanity hearing in juvenile court.

Parish: ATV riders break through pump station gates
Parish officials are asking residents in New Sarpy and Destrehan to be watchful of ATV riders in the area of the Schexnaydre and New Sarpy pumping stations after three recent incidences of vandalism.

Pumping station upgrades improving West Bank drainage
An Work on a trio of pumping stations on the West Bank of St. Charles Parish is improving drainage in three of the parish’s most populous towns.

Visitors can play games, win prizes at Biz Fest
Held at HHS Friday, Saturday
Families looking for a fun way to get over the Mardi Gras hangover need to look no further than the Business and Craft Showcase of St. Charles, which is breaking with tradition this year by having a game show, a putt-putt golf course, Zumba classes and taekwondo demonstrations.


Sports

Destrehan falls to Airline, Shreve in Monroe tourney
By Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan Wildcats went 0-2 in the Monroe Tournament last week, falling to Airline 13-0 before being defeated by Captain Shreve 12-5.
Rabbit season ends with a bang
By Bruce McDonald
We celebrated the end of rabbit season by going on our annual hunt with the famous A B C beagles owned by Pete Cassange.
Louisiana Sportsmen’s Show starts March 11
From staff and wire reports
This year, the 32nd Annual Louisiana Sportsmen's Show & Festival will be held at the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center on Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 13.
St. Charles Pride takes home HFC Classic championship
From staff and wire reports
CONGRATULATIONS to the St. Charles Pride Soccer Team, under the coaching talents of Philip Lyons and Matt Loosemore, for winning the U-14 tournament championship at the HFC Classic in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Editorial

UNO, SUNO should be merged
By Allen Lottinger
Gov. Bobby Jindal is right in wanting to consider a merger of UNO and SUNO in his efforts to cut expenses. Even if it were not a matter of eliminating state budget deficits, there is no need to have two state-supported universities almost side by side in New Orleans.
Ethics, politics by the numbers
Special to the Herald-Guide
By John Maginnis LaPolitics.com In side-by-side newspaper stories last week: -- former Gov. Buddy Roemer insisted that his $100 limit on individual contributions to his presidential committee is not unrealistic. -- Gov. Bobby Jindal insisted that $250,000 contributions to his wife’s education foundation from big companies having business before state government are not unethical.
State’s approach to secondary education chaotic
By Dan Juneau
The evolution of post-secondary education in Louisiana emulates neither efficiency nor logic.

Sheriffs Reports

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



Lifestyles

Start saving money at the grocery store now
LSU AgCenter News
By Deniese Zeringue LSU AgCenter Extension Agent
Recipe: Dirty martini steak kabobs
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features

Obituaries

Juliette Alvina Hellmers Cote
Juliette Alvina Hellmers Cote, 80, of Montz, passed away on Feb. 26, 2011 in Baton Rouge General Hospital.
Ulysse J. Dufresne
Ulysse J. Dufresne, 88, passed away on Feb. 28, 2011.
Jamie Paul Harris
Jamie Paul Harris, 26, entered into God’s Kingdom on Jan. 29, 2011.
Susan Abate
Susan “Sue” Abate, 56, passed away on Feb. 16, 2011 at Oschner Hospital in Jefferson.
Willard J. Bergeron Sr.
Willard J. Bergeron Sr., 92, U.S. Army veteran of World War II, passed away on Feb. 18, 2011.
Edward J. Tregle Jr.
Edward J. Tregle Jr., 83, passed away on Feb. 17, 2011 in Luling.
Elodie Blanchard Tregle
Elodie Blanchard Tregle, 79, passed away on Feb. 7, 2011 in Des Allemands.