Volume 140 Number 36 - Sep 05, 2013


$1 million Powerball ticket purchased in Destrehan
$1 million Powerball ticket purchased in Destrehan Louisiana Lottery officials are urging people to check their tickets after a $1 million Powerball ticket was purchased at the Circle K on Ormond Boulevard in Destrehan.

$250 million Valero pipeline complete
Will transport 110,000 barrels of oil per day
A $250 million pipeline that delivers gas and diesel from Valero St. Charles Refinery in Norco to a Kinder Morgan terminal in Collins, Miss. has been completed.

ATV theft a growing problem across parish
St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne is warning ATV owners to be careful with their four-wheelers after seven of them were stolen in the last two months.

Council votes to reimburse legal fees for public officials cleared of ethics violations
The St. Charles Parish Council has added a law that calls for the parish to reimburse legal expenses for some public officials who are cleared in an ethics investigation.

Group wants to build new library in Norco
The Norco Civic Association is starting a push for the construction of a new Norco Library.


High-powered Destrehan offense will be tested against speedy West Jeff
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan offense put on a clinic in last week’s 35-13 win over Lutcher in the Ed Reed River Parishes Jamboree, but they will face their first real test of the season Friday night when they host West Jefferson at 7 p.m.
Hahnville will rely on powerful rushing attack in season opener against Salmen
Kyle Barnett
When the new season kicks off against the Salmen Spartans in Slidell this Friday, the Hahnville Tigers football team will get their first real test of a new offense that was put in during the offseason.
Saints, Falcons is best rivalry in NFC
Mike Detillier
For many years, the biggest and best rivalry in the NFC was the Dallas Cowboys versus the Washington Redskins.
Tigers cross country team looks to three-peat as district champs
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville High School cross country team goes into this coming season with high hopes.
Destrehan offense puts on clinic in 54-22 win
Jonathan Menard
Destrehan quarterback Donovan Isom and the rest of the Wildcat offense put on a clinic on Friday, scoring on all seven of their possessions in the first half on their way to a 54-22 blowout win over West Jefferson. Isom was spectacular, throwing five touchdowns and scrambling for another to lead Destrehan.
Hahnville pulls out gritty win against Salmen
Kyle Barnett
With a blanket of mist hanging over the field for the entire night the Hahnville Tigers slipped and slided their way on rain sodden turf to a season opening victory against the Salmen Spartans.

Our View

Coastal restoration can’t wait any longer
We’ve been waiting for much too long to get coastal restoration for Louisiana along the Gulf of Mexico going at a fast rate of speed. Now we understand that some of the money due us as civil penalties from the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe could arrive within a year. Hallelujah!

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Sept. 5)
From staff and wire reports
•Ryan P. Dugas, 24, of 164 Phoenix Lane in LaPlace, was arrested on Aug. 28 and charged with second-degree battery.


Book Review: The Forgotten
Special to the Herald-Guide
David Baldacci’s newest book, The Forgotten, has raised the bar for action novels. Set in the tourist-based town of Paradise, Florida, this fiction book uses modern time conspiracy to convey a plot full of unexpected twists and turns.
Church members volunteer at Luling Living Center
From staff and wire reports
Members of Luling United Methodist Church recently visited the Luling Living Center.
Norco Civic Association names 2013 officers
From staff and wire reports
(L-R) Sal Digirolamo, President, Ronald St. Pierre, Vice-President, Gerald Songy, Treasurer, Glenda Clement, Secretary, Directors: Bud Duhe, Herman Louque, Eric Stumpf, Larry LaBorde, Not pictured - Alfred Holmes.
School volunteer awarded at Governor’s Mansion
From staff and wire reports
Melissa "Missie" Pitre was honored at the Governor’s Mansion for being the recipient of the A+PEEL School Volunteer Award.
You’ve got to read this! (Sept. 5)
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Sweet Kitty”
From staff and wire reports
This week’s Humane Society showcase is Sweet Kitty.
Girl Scout troop learns to make jam
From staff and wire reports
While working on the "Between Earth and Sky" journey, members of Luling Girl Scout Daisy Troop 20337 recently made homemade strawberry jam.
Parkway Pipeline provides $100,000 to improve access to Wetland Watchers Park
From staff and wire reports
Parkway Pipeline LLC, a joint venture between Kinder Morgan and Valero, delivered a $100,000 contribution to St. Charles Parish for repairs to the Spillway Guide Levee Road.
Parish honors 95 at civil service awards
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish honored 95 employees for both attendance and service during its 31st annual Civil Service Awards/Training Program.
Paradis man graduates from basic training
From staff and wire reports
Air Force Airman 1st Class Thomas J. Colomb graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.


Marie Zeringue Poche passed away on Friday, August 23.
Lucy Aucoin Ramsey, 71, lost her battle to cancer on July 29.