Volume 140 Number 22 - May 30, 2013

News

Local judges having trouble filling jury pools
It is not uncommon for registered voters and licensed drivers to get a summons in the mail requesting their presence at the local courthouse to sit for jury duty, however, it is becoming less and less common for St. Charles Parish residents to actually show up.

State legislature honors Herald-Guide's Newspaper of the Year selection
The Louisiana legislature has honored the St. Charles Herald-Guide for the newspaper’s selection as Newspaper of the Year for Division 4.


Sports

Desty Darlings host kiddie camp
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan High School will host the Desty Darling Kiddie Camp from June 3-7 at the school’s gym.
Former DHS ace helps LSU win SEC tourney
By Jonathan Menard
Former Destrehan ace Kurt McCune spent the early part of LSU’s season rehabbing from an injury, but the junior gave the Tigers a spark in the SEC championship game.

Our View

Be prepared this hurricane season
It’s that time of year again. Hurricane season, we mean.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (May 30)
From staff and wire reports
•Whitney Gautreaux, 39, of 238 Destrehan Drive in Destrehan, was arrested on May 15 and charged with improper control of vehicle, an attachment and possession of Diazepam.



Lifestyles

Book review: “Terminally Human”
From staff and wire reports
Terminally Human, a chapbook written by Barry W. North, a St. Charles Parish author, is a collection of twenty-three poems that capture various moments in a human’s life.
You’ve got to read this! (May 30)
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
Norco Elementary’s Students of the Month
From staff and wire reports
Character traits for Norco Elementary’s students of the month were fairness, conservation and perseverance.
SCB Green Team receives check
From staff and wire reports
In partnership with DOW Chemical, St. Charles Borromeo School established their first Green Team.
Mimosa Park Elementary school charity
From staff and wire reports
Mimosa Park Elementary recently held their Jump Rope for Heart event. Students asked friends and families to donate to the American Heart Association.
R.K. Smith Middle School testing workshop
From staff and wire reports
Kevin Haar and other teachers at R.K. Smith Middle school took part in a workshop given by Shonda Harris, assistant vice-principal, and Tiffany Cologne, counselor and testing coordinator.
New Sarpy Elementary reading program
From staff and wire reports
New Sarpy Elementary Library proudly announces the winners for March’s reading program, "Take Flight, Read!" Students read books and completed short forms.
Young Authors state winners
From staff and wire reports
Norco Elementary students who placed in the Young Author’s contest at the state level include (L to R): Kyla Royal – 2nd in Poetry, Emma Rome – 1st in Fiction, Caleb Thomas – 2nd in Non-Fiction and Lanie Fincher – 3rd in Non-Fiction.
SCB student receives honors scholarship
From staff and wire reports
Evan Thomason, an eighth grader at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan, recently received the Archbishop Joseph Francis Rummel Honors Scholarship.
Cat in the Hat at SCB
From staff and wire reports
In celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, kindergarten students at St. Charles Borromeo School were visited by The Cat in the Hat.
Luling Elementary choir performance
From staff and wire reports
The Luling Elementary Choir, under the direction of Valencia Pleasant, performed at the St. Charles Parish Arts Awareness Festival.
Luling Elementary Jazz band performance
From staff and wire reports
The Luling Elementary Jazz band under the direction of Alvin Pittman performing at the St. Charles Parish Arts Awareness Festival.
New Sarpy Elementary Young Author Winners
From staff and wire reports
Winners of New Sarpy Elementary Young Authors' Contest recently had a celebration with their special guests. They were awarded medals and given their illustrated entry in a nice frame for a keepsake.
J.B. Martin Social Studies and Science Fair Winners
From staff and wire reports
J. B. Martin Middle School had two students who placed in the Regional Social Studies Fair held at Nichols State University.
Hahnville High School Spanish IV AP
From staff and wire reports
Cigi Robert’s Spanish IV students learned about Hispanic artists.
Norco Primary Student’s of the Month
From staff and wire reports
Norco Primary focuses on a different character trait each week.
Norco Elementary physics lesson
From staff and wire reports
Students in Michelle Naquin’s 4th grade class measured feet per second.
Lakewood Elementary students learn about Dust Bowl
From staff and wire reports
Students in Lisa Young and Jessica Farrell’s fourth grade classes are practiced how to read drama performances while learning about the Dust Bowl.
Grants awarded to St. Charles Parish teachers
From staff and wire reports
The River Parishes Education Foundation (RPEF) presented six teachers, representing a total of $3,000 in grants to fund proposals promoting parent, family and community involvement in the instructional process.

Obituaries

Lauve
Leonard Anthony Lauve Sr., 89, a lifelong resident of Luling, went to be with his Lord on May 26.