Volume 139 Number 20 - May 17, 2012


Flare incident at Shell raises questions
Intense flaring and plumes of smoke that occurred over a two-day period at Shell Chemical at the Motiva Enterprises facility in Norco last week have been blamed on a storm that resulted in a mechanical breakdown.

Herald-Guide offers monthly prizes in facebook contest
The St. Charles Herald-Guide will hold a random drawing every month and award a prize to someone who is a fan of the newspaper’s page on Facebook. The page can be found by going to www.facebook.com/heraldguide.

Kids will get down, dirty at Swamp School
Fishing, canoeing and target shooting on tap at unique summer camp
Reality shows that take place in the picturesque swamps of Louisiana are a national craze and St. Charles Parish will try to offer that same sense of adventure to children in the area this summer.

Men plead guilty in connection with theft of prostitute
Lured her to Ama home by setting up encounter through Internet, police say
Two men who police say lured a prostitute to an Ama home in order to rob her were sentenced to six months in prison after both pleaded guilty to amended charges.

Parish gets $800,000 grant for sewer rehab
Wastewater collection lines along 26 streets in old Luling and Boutte are set for refurbishment thanks to an $800,000 Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant recently awarded to the parish by the State of Louisiana.

Police: Boutte man fires shots at co-worker
2 had gotten into argument over money
A Boutte man was allegedly shot at several times by a co-worker hours after the two got into an argument about money, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Takeover of Sunset District by parish likely to be on hold
The Sunset Drainage District may be able to save itself from being taken over by the St. Charles Parish Council.

Teen curfew will be strictly enforced this summer
Sheriff sent out warning after rash of car burglaries in Boutte
A day after 12 cars were burglarized near apartment complexes on Woodland Drive in Boutte last Wednesday, Sheriff Greg Champagne sent out an email alert warning residents about the parish’s curfew law.


DHS slugger signs with Stillman College
Jonathan Menard
Destrehan High School baseball player Ryan Burks recently signed a scholarship to Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
SCB finishes undefeated, wins parish championship
Jonathan Menard
St. Charles Borromeo School girls’ softball team was the River Parishes undefeated champions with an 8-0 record.
Dance Unlimited racks up numerous awards
Jonathan Menard
Dance Unlimited had a banner year, winning numerous awards during the season.
Lady Tigers host soccer camp for boys, girls
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Lady Tigers soccer team and coaching staff will host a four-day camp to provide instruction in fundamental individual skills, team tactics and strategies.
LWF Commission signals longer 2013 snapper season
Andy Crawford
Snapper fishermen could have more than twice the number of days to hit offshore rigs in 2013 if a proposal recently announced by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission ultimately is implemented.
DHS receiver nominated to U.S. Army Bowl
Jonathan Menard
Destrehan wide receiver Rickey Jefferson was one of 17 Louisiana high school football players nominated to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Hahnville’s season comes to end with 4-2 loss to Rummel
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville baseball team’s 18-game win streak finally came to an end in the quarterfinals of the Class 5A state tournament with a 4-2 loss to Archbishop Rummel.

Our View

Graduates need to think ahead
It’s graduation time again when students throw up their caps and cheer the results of their learning through years of schooling.

Sheriffs Reports

From staff and wire reports
•Arthur Hinson, Jr., 58, of 106 Aqueduct Drive in Montz was arrested on April 26 and charged with two counts of cruelty to animals, six counts of not providing animals with a rabies vaccine, four counts of not having a breeder registration, failing to procure a pitt bull registration, two counts of having dogs on tethers and driving without a license.


Hahnville High School Employees of the month
From staff and wire reports
Congratulations to the following Hahnville High School employees who were chosen as “Employee of the Month” for the month of May: Teacher - Elaine Fitzgerald, Support Staff – Claire Matherne.
R.K Smith Counseling intervention program
From staff and wire reports
R.K. Smith congratulates students (left to right), Shawn Miller, Jaylen Smith and Mariana Parrilla who successfully completed the Counseling Intervention Program.
River Region Ballet’s newest members
From staff and wire reports
River Region Ballet has announced the newest members of the 2012-2013 Junior Company Dancers. Front Row: Shelby Walls, Rose Coats, Lianne Keller Rebecca Helm Middle Row: Ashley Payne, Claire Seymour, Kate Lougon Back Row: Grace Raymond, Caroline Payne, Nicole Gilmore, Natalie Gilmore. The members will perform in The Nutcracker and Spring Concert, provide community outreach shows, and attend master classes or workshops.
Newer flowers adorn home landscapes
Letters to the Editor
Many of us may not realize it, but the last 20 years have been some of the most exciting times in the history of home landscaping. It would be impossible to list all the new ornamental plants – from trees to shrubs to perennials to annual flowers – that have been recently released.
Camera Shootout 2012 May 10 Winner
Kyle Barnett
“Little Miss Priss Jolie” by Candace Breaux got the most votes last week and is the May 10 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2012 photo contest. Submit your pictures online at www.heraldguide.com or e-mail to michelles@heraldguide.com for a chance to win the grand prize of $500 at the end of the year.
Destrehan Senior publishes book of poetry
Kyle Barnett
Mya LaGrange is not your average senior in high school. The Destrehan High School student is involved in numerous media projects. In addition to having a children’s book in the process of being illustrated she has filmed a documentary for her senior project and has now released a book of poems she wrote throughout her high school career named Thoughts of Mya.
Kingfish of St. Charles & the fishing guide boom
Kyle Barnett
Fishing in communities that are completely surrounded by water, such as St. Charles Parish, is not an uncommon thing. However, the number of professional fishing guides who have come out St. Charles Parish is and most of them have one thing in common…Ryan Lambert.


Adeline M. Keller, 86, passed away peacefully at her home with her family around her.
Earl "Mr. Big Stuff" Harris departed this life on Thursday, May 3, 2012. He was 72.
Lionel "Baby Doo" "Mr. Cool" Williams died on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at his home in Luling.
Amber Lynn Foglesong, 27, a native of Des Allemands and resident of Sulphur died on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 as a result of an automobile accident.