Volume 138 Number 38 - Sep 22, 2011


DHS student cured of fatal diseases
DHS student cured of fatal diseases Doctors are calling it a medical miracle
Madison Tully is living a typical teenage life. The 17-year-old is a senior at Destrehan High School and looks forward to going to beauty school next year. But just one year ago, Madison was fighting for her life against two rare and life-threatening diseases.

DNA evidence halts St. Rose arson case
Authorities believed man set store on fire to collect insurance
The St. Charles Parish District Attorney’s Office has chosen not to prosecute a man authorities believed set his convenience store on fire twice in an attempt to collect a $1 million insurance policy.

Generous donation paves way for new EOC
St. Charles Parish will go out for bids on a new emergency operations center this fall after Dow Chemical donated $870,000 towards construction of the building.

H1N1 flu not major threat this year, experts say
While nearly 100 percent of all influenza diagnoses last year were the H1N1 virus, there is no indication that the same problem should occur this year in St. Charles Parish, according to Julia Bodden with the St. Charles Community Health Center.

Lane closures on Hale Boggs Bridge this weekend
The right lanes of the Hale Boggs bridge on Interstate 310 will be closed in both directions starting at 7 p.m. Friday until 5 p.m. Saturday for movement of construction equipment, according to the state Department of Transportation and Development.

Luling man gets 7 years for child porn
Anonymous tip led police to search computer
A Luling man charged with seven counts of pornography with juveniles pleaded guilty last week.

Major changes coming to Airline
Big changes are coming to Airline Highway that should increase safety on the heavily-traveled road.

Teachers, emergency responders tested in fake school shooting
More than 100 students, some with fake gun shot wounds, filled the halls of Lakewood Elementary School during the training exercise. Gun shots and explosions rang through the halls of Lakewood Elementary School last Friday as school district staff, Sheriff’s Office employees and high school students enacted a fake school shooting scenario.


Wildcats focus on explosive offense of 4th-ranked Bucs
Jonathan Menard
Destrehan suffered their first loss of the season in heartbreaking fashion last week, falling to Edna Karr 27-29 in overtime. But the Wildcats don't have time to dwell on the defeat and must regroup quickly for their battle with the fourth-ranked West Jefferson Buccaneers on Friday.
St. Augustine a dangerous team despite record, HHS coach says
Eric LeBlanc
It was anyone's game last Friday night in Lutcher until the last two minutes of regulation as the Bulldogs pulled out to a two touchdown lead and defeated the Hahnville Tigers, 34-21.
Players of the Week
From staff and wire reports
Ernest Thompson, Michael Smith, Jerqwinick Sandolph, Zach Agurcia

Our View

Tax system needs to be changed
One of our country’s major problems at the present time is caused by a tax system with many flaws in it that cannot be corrected with less than a major overhaul. And that does not appear to be forthcoming.

Sheriffs Reports

From staff and wire reports
•Nathaniel G. Allen, 23 of 20 Sawgrass Drive in LaPlace, was arrested on Sept. 13 and charged with D.W.I., speeding, possession of Marijuana and contraband in correctional center.


September is Kids’ Health Month
LSU AgCenter News
The LSU AgCenter is helping youngsters become healthier and more physically active, and children’s health is the focus during Childhood Obesity Awareness Month in September.
Ground covers great for fall planting
LSU AgCenter News
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings
Recipe: Pistachio-crusted tenderloin
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Book Review: “Shakey”
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Leighton Webre
How to save your own seeds
LSU AgCenter News
By Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist
New Sarpy class awarded $2,000 for reading project
From staff and wire reports
On September 13, Christina Suffrin’s 1st grade class at New Sarpy Elementary School was awarded $2,000 for their Service Learning Project, "Reading Buddies."
German Coast board presented at 1st La. Farmers’ Market Conference
From staff and wire reports
Representatives from the German Coast Farmers’ Market recently participated in the first Louisiana Farmers’ Market Conference, held in Rayne.
VIPs: Very Important Parishioners
From staff and wire reports
Dean Wray, Thanh Nguyen, Julie Brauninger, Deborah Unger
St. Charles students shine in “Young at Art” competition
From staff and wire reports
River Parishes Hospital is proud to announce its monthly art winners for the months of June, July and August.
DHS student designed this year’s Alligator Festival poster
From staff and wire reports
This year’s Alligator Festival poster was designed by recent DHS and Satellite Center graduate, Shelby Neblett.
A good visit to the principal
From staff and wire reports
St. Rose Elementary Principal Merlyna Valentine celebrates her job with Judy Rongey’s 4-year-old students.
Celebrating another school year
From staff and wire reports
Albert Cammon Middle School recently held a Back-to-School dance.
STAR students
From staff and wire reports
Running for the finish line
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Catholic High School’s Cross Country team is in full action with meets through November.