Volume 138 Number 34 - Aug 25, 2011

News

Former councilman seeks state rep post
Ram Ramachandran A second East Bank resident has joined the race for the soon-to-be-vacant District 56 seat in the Louisiana State House of Representatives.

Help on the way for ailing grandmother, grandkids
Widow’s home has broken windows, leaking roof
Employees from International Matex Tank Terminals in St. Rose will be donning gloves and tool belts this Friday to help out an ailing caretaker.

More teachers leave LES
At rate 3-times higher than other elementary schools
Luling Elementary had more than three times as many certificated employees leave the school last year than any other elementary school in the district.

Parish employee charged with theft from clerk’s office
Kerri Breaux An employee in the St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court’s office was arrested last week and charged with stealing more than $600 and falsifying records, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.


Sports

Defense key in Wildcats jamboree against Lutcher
By Jonathan Menard
Destrehan will enter tonight's jamboree with Lutcher after a successful scrimmage against Salmen that the Wildcat defense dominated.
Valdin: Jamboree is dress rehearsal for special teams
By Jonathan Menard
Hahnville head coach Lou Valdin has said numerous times that when it comes to his team's annual jamboree against St. James, he could care less about the score.
Cypress Lakes wins city championship
From staff and wire reports
The Cypress Lakes (formerly Ormond) Gators recently won the 2011 Greater New Orleans Country Club Swim League's City Championship at UNO.

Editorial

Program makes victims twice over
Special to the Herald-Guide
By John Maginnis, LaPolitics.com
Good news/bad news of downgraded credit rating
By Dan Juneau
The bad news is the U.S. credit rating was recently downgraded by Standard and Poor’s. In essence, that rating agency said the soundness of our government’s finances is more risky than that of nations like England, France, Canada and Australia.

Sheriffs Reports

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



Lifestyles

Book Review: "Red Harvest"
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Jared Bosco
Rudbeckia offer garden color in summer, fall
LSU AgCenter News
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings
Recipe: Cider-braised spicy pork stew
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
New butterfly queens flutter in
From staff and wire reports
The 5th Annual Festival of Charities Pageant took place last weekend and three new girls will hold the butterfly titles
Gautrau-Hebert Engagement
From staff and wire reports
Mr. and Mrs. W. Gerard Gautrau of St. Rose announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Elise Gautrau, to Jake Michael Hebert, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Hebert of Destrehan.
It's a boy!
From staff and wire reports
Luke Christopher Bourgeois was born on July 26, 2011 at 7:56 a.m. to parents Robin and Joey Bourgeois of Paradis.

Obituaries

Junious "Pop Poochie" Lawrence
Junious “Pop Poochie” Lawrence, 54, departed this earthly life on Aug. 15, 2011 at Canon Hospital of Metairie.
Lucille "Cile" Vitrano Falgout
Lucille “Cile” Vitrano Falgout, widow of Lawrence J. Falgout, passed away on Aug. 5, 2011 at Pointe Coupee Healthcare.