Volume 138 Number 33 - Aug 18, 2011

News

7 council members will run for re-election
Seven of the nine Parish Council members say they will seek re-election in October, with only Councilmen Terry Authement and Marcus Lambert choosing to leave office.

99 auto burglaries reported this summer
Sheriff warns residents to lock vehicle doors
This summer has been a busy one for car burglars, who lifted items from 99 vehicles from June through August, according to Sheriff Greg Champagne.

Gisclair will not seek another term as assessor
Parish Assessor Clyde “Rock” Gisclair, who has served in his post for more than 40 years, will retire at the end of his current term.

Heartthrobs film in Bayou Gauche
McConaughey, Efron film scenes for ‘The Paperboy’
Bayou Gauche is quickly becoming a Hollywood hotspot.

Is Hitler’s horse buried in St. Rose?
Evidence points to LaBranche Plantation as resting place
In the late 1940s, a local doctor, C. Walter Mattingly, bought a prized race horse from Germany. The horse was a chestnut thoroughbred stallion named Nordlicht and it lived on LaBranche Plantation in St. Rose until its death in 1968.

Lightning blows out windows of Luling home
The recent thunderstorms have provided some much-needed relief to Louisiana soil, but they can also be dangerous. No one knows that better than the Landeche family, who had lightning strike their large oak tree and travel into their house, where it blew out the front windows, burst the water heater and ruined all of their appliances.

Minority teachers hard to find, schools say
Have small employee pool to choose from
Finding minority educators for St. Charles Parish has been a challenge to the school district, even though the parish has a higher percentage of minorities than the national average.

Second frog heist suspect arrested
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has made a second arrest in connection with an incident where three teens were robbed of two frogs.

West Nile confirmed in Killona mosquito sample
The year's first confirmed case of West Nile Encephalitis virus in the Greater New Orleans area was found last week in a Killona mosquito sample.


Sports

Bethlehem wins Christian basketball tourney
From staff and wire reports
Bethlehem Baptist Church, of Hahnville, beat out seven other church basketball teams to claim the championship of the 17th Annual Christian Basketball Tournament.

Our View

Community Ed offers a lot to St. Charles
Education in St. Charles Parish is not just about teaching young people the ABCs and the complexities of physics. There’s a lot of practical stuff that can help people of all ages improve their lifestyles.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests
From staff and wire reports
•Demon Lee Williams, 23, of 319 Carolyn Drive in New Sarpy, was arrested on Aug. 8 and charged with burglary of a moveable.



Lifestyles

Book Review: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Heather Bergeron
Gardening and the Internet
LSU AgCenter News
By Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist
Recipe: Grilled salmon over lentil salad
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Killona group recognizes kids’ achievements
From staff and wire reports
The Killona Queens honored R.K. Smith Middle and Luling Elementary students whose grades improved and who had positive behavior in school last year.
Time to play at BCA
From staff and wire reports
Boutte Christian Academy students 6-12 years old recently took a field trip to Lafeniere Park.
Ladies’ Aux awards members, community
From staff and wire reports
The West St. Charles Ladies’ Auxiliary 3750 in Luling recently awarded Donna Guice (pictured) the plaque for State Outstanding Community Service Volunteer of the Year.
St. Charles stork has arrived
From staff and wire reports
Parents can help with homework success
LSU AgCenter News
When parents become involved in their children’s schoolwork, including helping with homework, studies show the children do better in school, says Diane Sasser, an LSU AgCenter family life educator.
School system wins national awards
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish Public Schools won nine awards in the National School Public Relations Association’s 2011 Publications and Electronic Media Contest.
St. Charles Parish 4-H members attended 97th annual summer program
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles 4-H members recently attended "Cirque de 4-H" at the 97th annual 4-H University program held at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.