Volume 140 Number 15 - Apr 11, 2013

News

Destrehan man arrested for littering: Witness thought he was planting bomb
A 54-year-old Destrehan man was arrested and charged with having a fake explosive device after he dropped a container next to a live Entergy underground transformer.

Destrehan players plead not guilty to resisting arrest
A pre-trial hearing has been set for May 29 for three Destrehan High School seniors who have pled not guilty to charges stemming from a Mardi Gras melee with Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies in which they were arrested.


Sports

Destrehan looks to extend 12-game win steak
By Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan Wildcats have been on cruise control this season, running out to a 24-3 record that includes close victories over some of the state’s top teams and blowout wins over district competition.
Tiger pitching staff credited with team’s district success
By Kyle Barnett
The Hahnville Tigers have been in the shadow of No. 2 ranked Destrehan for much of this season, but will get their first shot to eclipse the Wildcats when the teams face off on Friday.
Top-ranked Lady Tigers rebound from back-to-back losses, beat MCA
By Jonathan Menard
After winning their district with a perfect 5-0 record, the Hahnville Lady Tigers struggled against some of the state’s top competition at the Riverside Tournament.
Tigers shine at Don Raymond Relays
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville High School dominated the Don Raymond Relays on Friday, with both the boys and girls finishing first in the event.
No. 1 Lady Tigers will host Dominican Saturday in first round of playoffs
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville Lady Tigers (27-3) received the top seed in the Class 5A state softball playoffs and will host No. 32 Dominican on Saturday at 11 a.m.
Hahnville blanks Destrehan, 2-0
By Jonathan Menard
Behind an exceptional pitching performance by senior Brooks Vial, the Hahnville Tigers took control of District 8-5A with a 2-0 win over Destrehan on Friday.

Editorial

Bayou Gauche has been betrayed by government, resident says
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, As a resident of Bayou Gauche, I am stunned and very angry that we have been betrayed by our government at all levels -local, state and especially the federal government!
Major hurdle to West Bank levee is lack of priorities
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, The flood that is sure to eventually happen will devastate St. Charles Parish. It will bring physical damage to the West Bank’s privately owned property as well as public buildings and infrastructure, but the devastation will not stop there.

Our View

We need to put North Korea to rest
Even though South and North Korea are very small countries, they are a major issue in the way the world turns in the future. It is not likely that North Korea, one of the few dedicated communist countries in the world today, will have its way. It does not have support from the rest of the world.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (April 11)
From staff and wire reports
•Steven R. Washington, 46, of 615 Killona Drive in Killona, was arrested on March 26 and charged with possession of schedule II drug hydrocodone and entry/remain after being forbidden.



Lifestyles

Promapalooza: TV, iPad minis and laptop given as prizes to entice students to be responsible after prom
Special to the Herald-Guide
by Alicca Cavaretta After the conclusion of Destrehan’s prom last Saturday, 153 students gathered in the high school gymnasium to take part in safe, fun activities for the first Promapalooza.
Saints Board of Realtors awards
From staff and wire reports
The Saints Board of Realtors (SBR) held their annual awards gala at the Treasure Chest Casino in Kenner with the theme "Treasures on the Ponchartrain."
Harlem Globetrotter Visits R.K. Smith Middle School
From staff and wire reports
Firefly Fisher from the Harlem Globetrotters paid a visit to sixth graders at R. K. Smith Middle School in Luling.
HHS first place young author district winners
From staff and wire reports
(Top Row) Morgan Dufrene, Payton Bryant, Briar Falgoust, Katherine Hymel and Shawna Lombardi. (Bottom Row) Kyra Lair, Brittany Schaubhut, Alexander Pittman and Julian Turner.
HHS first place young author district winners
From staff and wire reports
(Top Row) Morgan Dufrene, Payton Bryant, Briar Falgoust, Katherine Hymel and Shawna Lombardi. (Bottom Row) Kyra Lair, Brittany Schaubhut, Alexander Pittman and Julian Turner.
You’ve got to read this!
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
Mimosa Park Elementary science class
From staff and wire reports
Alana Cassell’s first grade class at Mimosa Park Elementary explored the properties science kit.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Blaine”
From staff and wire reports
Blaine is a full grown five-year-old male border collie mix.
MPE perfect attendance celebration
From staff and wire reports
Mimosa Park Elementary students danced and ate with Perci, the school mascot, at the perfect attendance celebration.
J.B Martin 4-H week
From staff and wire reports
During 4-H week J. B. Martin Middle School picked a worthy organization and held a fundraiser to benefit that cause.
United Way fundraising efforts off to quick start in first quarter
From staff and wire reports
At their victory celebration held in early March, the United Way of St. Charles announced they have raised $91,483 more than this time last year.
R.J. Vial team member of the month
From staff and wire reports
Anita Dasch was selected as R. J. Vial’s Team Member of the Month for January.
A.A. Songy Elementary students tour EMS units
From staff and wire reports
Showing children that ambulances do not have to be scary, St. Charles EMS gave students at A.A. Songy Kindergarten a chance to see the parish’s new EMS units up close.
R. K. Smith field trip
From staff and wire reports
R.K. Smith Middle School's seventh grader Jordan Daigle looks on as classmates Isabella Hebert and Jyia Joseph pet a baby alligator during a recent field trip to Jean Lafitte Swamp.
Mimosa Park Elementary grant
From staff and wire reports
Gracie Dufrene, Family Center Literacy Teacher, and Myra Matherne, volunteer, labeled and organized books at Mimosa Park Elementary. The books were purchased with grant funds from the River Parishes Education Initiatives.
R. J. Vial Student of the Year luncheon
From staff and wire reports
R. J. Vial Elementary School in Paradis recently honored their 2012-2013 Student of the Year nominees at a special luncheon.
Birth: Sanders
From staff and wire reports
Congratulations to Seth and Teresa Sanders of Plano, Texas on the arrival of their son Coplen James Sanders.
HHS teachers receive grants
From staff and wire reports
Four Hahnville High School teachers recently received grants from local organizations.
R.J. Vial student wins art award
From staff and wire reports
Nicole Hue, a fourth grader at R. J. Vial, was selected as the first place overall ‘Young at Art’ winner for the months of Dec. 2011 through Dec. 2012 at River Parishes Hospital in LaPlace.
R.K. Smith Satellite Center visit
From staff and wire reports
On a recent trip to the Satellite Center in Luling, R.K. Smith students Jaleah Pierre, Kalen Kinard and Michael Kinler watched and listened as Danielle Waltz, a team member in the Engineering Design Program shows her work in SolidWork, a design program used by engineers.
Mimosa Park Elementary ‘Science is Fun Team’
From staff and wire reports
Rachel Clark and Jabreel Walker of the ‘Science is Fun Team’ from the Motiva Manufacturing Company visit Mimosa Park monthly to provide hands-on experiments and instruction about various science topics.