Volume 138 Number 39 - Sep 29, 2011


Candidates to air out issues during forum
Eleven candidates for public office have been invited to speak in a public forum that will be held at Hahnville High School on Oct. 4.

Colleges flock to Destrehan to meet with teens
Provide one-on-one time with recruiters
St. Charles teens will have the chance to meet with college, technical school and military recruiters from across the country at the district's annual Future Prep Night on Oct. 5.

Former lieutenant, wife get jail time for tax scam
A former St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office lieutenant and his wife both received jail time after pleading guilty to charges that they filed false federal tax returns using the names of inmates to collect more than $800,000, according to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten’s office.

New Sarpy man gets 30 years for killing neighbor
A 60-year-old New Sarpy man was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the shooting death of his neighbor.

Political signs have not been problem this year
Earl Matherne, with Planning and Zoning, said that the department has not seen many problems with political signs this year.

Record 101 teams sign up to cook jambalaya, gumbo in culinary battle
After getting their fill of all the jambalaya and gumbo they can eat, visitors vote for their favorite team. This year’s Battle for the Paddle winner will truly have to earn the trophy after 101 teams signed up to cook their special gumbo and jambalaya recipes for a parish full of taste testers.

Students grill officials on cyberbullying, future jobs
Brad Grundmeyer, director of communications for Cox Communications, introduces parish officials representing schools, government, industry, law enforcement, healthcare and the court system during the New Generations Forum. Parish leaders were put under the microscope last week as teens from across the parish asked pressing questions about life and the future in St. Charles during the New Generations Forum.


Valdin: McDonogh 35 loaded with talent, better than St. Aug
Eric LeBlanc
The Hahnville Tigers looked very strong at halftime last Friday against a tough St. Augustine team. The defense had just made a crucial stop on a fourth and goal with only seconds remaining in the second quarter and the team took a 21-14 lead into the locker room. However, three second half turnovers changed their fortune as the Purple Knights were the ones who ended up going home with a 40-21 victory.
Destrehan offense will be tested against No. 2 Dutchtown
Jonathan Menard
A week after falling to the fourth-ranked team in the state, the Destrehan Wildcats face an even tougher test on Friday when No. 2 Dutchtown comes to Wildcat Stadium.

Our View

Take a night out to meet the candidates
With election time nearing, St. Charles Parish residents should take advantage of the Meet the Candidates night Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Hahnville High School.

Sheriffs Reports

From staff and wire reports
•Keith G. Lightell, 44, of 265 Carolyn Drive in Destrehan, was arrested on Sept. 20 and charged with D.W.I. and not driving in a single lane of traffic.


Junior ballerinas announced
From staff and wire reports
The River Region Ballet announces the Junior Company for the 2011-2012 Season. RRB holds open auditions to select their Junior Company members to perform in the subsequent season.
Fall is best time to plant fruit trees
LSU AgCenter News
Late fall through winter in Louisiana is a great season for planting low-maintenance fruit trees in backyard landscapes. Options include fig, citrus, pomegranate and persimmon. Most of these can be easily grown, have nice landscape form, texture and color.
Recipe: Lavender & Olive Oil Cake
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Book Review: “The Devils of Loudun”
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Briar Falgoust
New food bank open in St. Charles
From staff and wire reports
A Second Harvesters Food Bank is now open to serve needy residents of the Paradis/Des Allemands area. It was opened through the combined efforts of Knights of Columbus Council 2409, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department and the Archdiocese of New Orleans.