Volume 140 Number 12 - Mar 21, 2013

News

Parish secures final permit for West Bank levee
St. Charles Parish has received a permit to construct Phase III (Ellington Phase) of its much-needed West Bank Hurricane Protection Levee.

Software will allow at-risk students to complete school work from home
Program’s aim is to increase graduation rates
The St. Charles Parish School Board adopted new software to assist poorly performing students in graduating high school.

Victim of Hwy. 90 hit-and-run asks for help locating driver
A Luling woman is asking for the public’s help locating a hit-and-run driver who caused an accident when leaving Pier 90 on Thursday night.


Sports

Wildcats sweep through Gerard Oubre Memorial
By Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan Wildcats swept the competition at the Gerard Oubre Memorial Tournament, beating Holy Cross, Jesuit, Brother Martin and Central Lafourche to improve to 16-3 on the season.
Tigers beat Jesuit, Brother Martin
By Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Tigers went 3-1 over the weekend at the Gerard Oubre Memorial Tournament, beating Brother Martin, West Ouachita and Jesuit while falling to Holy Cross.
DHS, HHS face off at freshmen tournament
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville and Destrehan will battle against each other at 8 p.m. on Friday at the West Bank Bridge Park in the first Hahnville Tiger Baseball Freshmen Invitational.
Hahnville lineman invited to Rivals camp series
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville junior offensive lineman Hunter Perrin has stayed busy during the off-season.
HHS long distance runner wins Oak Alley race
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville cross country star Bryce Robinson left the competition in the dust at the Reveille at Oak Alley 5K on Saturday, finishing in first place.
Tigers win second meet, Robinson sets school record
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville Tigers boys’ track team won their second meet in a row last Thursday night in the Rummel Classic, which was held at Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park.
Destrehan falls to Evangel, Ouachita but beats Parkway
By Jonathan Menard
After cruising through the Catfish Classic, the Destrehan softball team struggled against some of the top teams in the state at the Sulphur Spring Classic.
Lady Tigers go 3-0 during Sulphur Spring Classic
By Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Lady Tigers continued to cruise through a tough early schedule, beating Pineville, Byrd and Ouachita over the weekend at the Sulphur Spring Classic. With the three wins, the Lady Tigers have now swept three tournaments so far this season and have improved their record to 16-1.

Our View

Rail travel would enliven living here
Southeast Louisiana, including St. Charles Parish, is fast becoming a metropolitan area. Growth between Baton Rouge and New Orleans is making it difficult to travel the roadways between the two cities.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (March 21)
From staff and wire reports
•Jenne D. Lauve, 49, of 106 Matthew Lane in Luling, was arrested on March 14 and charged with DWI and speeding.



Lifestyles

This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Sica”
From staff and wire reports
Sica is a 9-month-old female pitt bull mix. Humane Society officials said she has stolen the hearts of all at the shelter and has a great personality. Sica has been living in the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter and needs a home.
You’ve got to read this!
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
SCB students visit the airport
From staff and wire reports
Students in PK4 and kindergarten at St. Charles Borromeo recently attended the first Airport Education Day at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport with five educational sessions about the aviation industry.
St. Rose Elementary Students Explore Space
From staff and wire reports
Third grade students in Alissa Ball’s class at St. Rose Elementary are exploring space.
R.J. Vial selects mascots
From staff and wire reports
The following 5th graders have been chosen to represent R. J. Vial Elementary School as “RJ,” the mascot, for various school functions.
ROARS iPad winners
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan High School rewarded students who meet the school’s ROARS Expectations each semester.
R.J. Vial's Frog and Toad performance
From staff and wire reports
R. J. Vial's students performed “A Year with Frog and Toad,” which promoted acceptance and friendship. The cast of the musical is pictured.
Hahnville High School Teacher of the Year
From staff and wire reports
Jeanne Nouri, an English III American literature teacher, has been selected Hahnville High School 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year.
Calling all home chefs Get your recipe in the Herald-Guide
From staff and wire reports
Share your favorite recipe with St. Charles Parish.

Obituaries

Danford
Jack L. Danford, 84, transitioned into heaven on Friday, March 15 at 10:20 p.m. to be rejoined with his beloved wife, Sue Danford. Jack was a dedicated and loving father to W. Patrick Danford, Jana Lynn D. (Wayne) Knight and the late Joseph L. (Connie) Danford. Paw-Paw Jack was dearly loved by his nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, with two more on the way this spring, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Daigle
Stella McBroom Daigle, 67, entered into eternal rest on Friday, March 15 at 1 p.m.