Volume 139 Number 10 - Mar 08, 2012

News

Bank phone, text scam targets residents
Residents around the area are receiving scam phone calls claiming to be from First National Bank USA that ask them to "reactivate" their account by giving out their personal information, according to St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne.

Hospital collects 426 jars of peanut butter during parade
Hospital collects 426 jars of peanut butter during parade During the recent Des Allemands parade, St. Charles Parish Hospital organized its annual Peanut Butter Drive for St. Charles Social Concerns "Food Pantry."

Luling All-American has basketball jersey retired by Louisiana-Lafayette
Dean Church, of Luling, shares the University of Louisiana at Lafayette basketball court with family members during a ceremony retiring his jersey. Church was the first basketball All-American for the school. Luling’s Dean Church became only the fourth basketball player in the history of University of Louisiana at Lafayette to have his jersey retired by the school.

Pictures, memories sought for art teacher tribute
After Lloyd Sensat retired as a teacher, he became active in the Save Our Cemeteries program and gave tours. He also appeared as Father Noel during Christmastime. Sensat passed away in 2011. Organizers are seeking written memories and photos that can be used in a tribute to Lloyd Sensat, who passed away last year but had a tremendous influence on students in St. Charles through his Talented Art program.

Sheriff supports harsher punishment for copper thieves
Copper thieves in St. Charles could be facing harsher punishments if a recently-introduced bill passes through the Louisiana House of Representatives.


Sports

Hunters take advantage of leap day
By Bruce McDonald
Hunters in Louisiana had an extra day to hunt because of leap year, so we took a trip to Myrtle Grove to get some rabbits.
Cheerleaders place 2nd in JamFest
From staff and wire reports
The competitive cheerleaders at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan recently won second place out of eleven teams in the JamFest Mega -JAM series held in Baton Rouge.
Desty Darlings finish 14th in national competition
From staff and wire reports
The Desty Darling competition team attended the UDA National Dance Team Championship held in Orlando and finished in 14th place.
SCB girls win city championship
From staff and wire reports
With a 13-0 record, the girls’ varsity basketball team at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan was named River Parishes Catholic League champions.

Editorial

Higher Ed issues on Spring Break
Special to the Herald-Guide
By John Maginnis, LaPolitics.com
Education, retirement will bring debate
By Dan Juneau
In less than two weeks, the 2012 Regular Session of the Legislature will be gaveled to order. There will be new faces in both chambers, new leaders in the House and Senate, and a bevy of controversial issues that will make life interesting for the lawmakers. Members of the Legislature do not relish controversy.




Lifestyles

St. Charles nurses receive regional awards
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish Hospital is proud to be home to two winners at this year’s 11th Annual Louisiana Awards Gala for Nursing and Healthcare. Bruce Pizzolato, RN and Jean Hill, MHA, RN, ONC of St. Charles Parish Hospital were both recognized during a Gala.
Flavorful landscapes
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Melinda Myers Gardening expert, TV/radio host, author and columnist
Recipe: pierogy bruschetta
From staff and wire reports
Use insecticides sparingly
By Dan Gill
Yard and garden pest problems will become more common as we move into the warmer summer months. Some gardeners still feel that they should immediately get an insecticide and begin spraying when they see insects or some apparent insect damage in their gardens.
Entergy donates $25k for Wetland Watchers Park
From staff and wire reports
Entergy presents a check in the amount of $25,000 for further improvements at Wetland Watchers Park in Norco during a recent parish council meeting.
Nicholls student wins top honors at regional culinary competition
From staff and wire reports
Paul Terrebonne, a Nicholls State University culinary senior from Larose, practices for the San Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition national title. Terrebonne won top honors at the regional competition in San Antonio, Texas, in January.
United Way of St. Charles raises $92k more funds than last year
From staff and wire reports
United Way of St. Charles announced at their Victory Celebration on March 1 that they are approximately $92,000 over what they raised at the same time last year.
Mardi Gras Indians performed at LES
From staff and wire reports
In February, more than 700 students and faculty members of Luling Elementary welcomed the Mardi Gras Indians.
Celebrating multicultural month
From staff and wire reports
STAR student announced
From staff and wire reports
The Satellite Center is proud to announce this year’s STAR Student of the Year, Allison Robin.

Obituaries

Collette "Peche" Labbe Radecker
Collette "Peche" Labbe Radecker, 74, passed away on Feb. 22, 2012 at North Oaks Health System in Hammond.
Mildred Babin Portera
Mildred Babin Portera, 89, passed away in February 2012. She was born in St. Rose, raised in New Sarpy and a resident of Destrehan.
Catherine A. Marshall
Catherine A. Marshall, 62, passed away on Feb. 17, 2012 at Ochsner of Kenner.
Gina Mela Torres
Gina Mela Torres, 96, passed away on Feb. 18, 2012.