Volume 140 Number 37 - Sep 12, 2013

News

Assessor closes property tax rolls, appeals pending
After being open for the required 15-day viewing period, the St. Charles Parish property tax assessment rolls officially closed today.

Ducks Unlimited banquet will be held in Destrehan on Sept. 18
Ducks Unlimited banquet will be held in Destrehan on Sept. 18 The St. Charles Ducks Unlimited annual banquet will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 18 and attendees will get a chance to win prizes that included prints, decoys, hunting gear and more.

Investigation into former D.A. appears ongoing, but attorney maintains charges were refused
Two weeks ago, attorney Ralph Capitelli said that the U.S. Attorney’s Office had declined to press charges against his client, former St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel, after being presented with evidence gathered by the FBI. However, Capitelli now says that the FBI appears to still be investigating the case.

Police will participate in training exercise in Norco
The Norco Manufacturing Complex will be participating in a joint training exercise with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office from 8 a.m. until noon Sept. 12. The purpose of the exercise is to test the site and area agency responses to multiple emergencies.


Sports

Destrehan hopes up-tempo offense will wear down Helen Cox
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan offense couldn’t have gotten off to a better start in the season opener, scoring on all seven of their possessions in the first half in a 54-22 win over West Jefferson. Now, Wildcat head coach Stephen Robicheaux just hopes his squad’s offensive success continues when Destrehan hosts Helen Cox at 7 p.m. this Friday.
Hahnville faces defending state champions in first home game
Kyle Barnett
The reigning Class 5A state champions will be coming to Tiger Stadium this Friday as the Archbishop Rummel Raiders take on the Tigers for Hahnville’s first home game of the season.
Saints look to continue impressive start against Bucs
Mike Detillier
Call it momentum or sports confidence, but it is important for the mental part of the game for a football team to get off to a fast start in the NFL.
Week one player of the week: Destrehan offense
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan quarterback Donovan Isom was nearly perfect in the opener, completing 12 of his 13 passes for 255 yards and 5 touchdowns. He also rushed for a score in the DHS win.
Week one player of the week: Hahnville offense
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville quarterback Dylan Keller was the Tigers workhorse against Salmen, rushing for 63 yards and two touchdowns. He also completed four passes for 31 yards in the HHS win.
Week one player of the week: Hahnville defense
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville linebacker Daquante’ Taylor was all over the field for the tigers and finished with double-digit tackles against Salmen. His tackle total led the Hahnville defense.
Week one player of the week: Destrehan defense
From staff and wire reports
Only a sophomore, big Destrehan defensive end Ed Leonard finished with 5 tackles, but it was his ability to rush the passer on almost every play that helped lead DHS to the win.
HHS cross country team starts season on right foot
From staff and wire reports
On Saturday morning, in less than favorable running conditions at Highland Park, the HHS Cross Country team ended the day with a very respectable fourth-place finish out of 17 teams.
Hahnville loses heartbreaker in final seconds of home opener
Kyle Barnett
The Hahnville Tigers opened up their first home game of the season with a heartbreaking loss to the Archbishop Rummel Raiders.
Isom throws four touchdowns in blowout over Helen Cox
Eric LeBlanc
Balance was the key word Friday night in the Destrehan Wildcats’ 55-12 victory over the Helen Cox Cougars.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Sept. 12)
From staff and wire reports
•Don Matherne Sr., 62, of 126 Twin Bridge Road in Des Allemands, was arrested on Sept. 3 and charged with aggravated battery and aggravated assault.



Lifestyles

Hahnville High School 2013 Louisiana Writes contest winners
From staff and wire reports
Louisiana Writes Contest winners were recently announced and several students from Deborah Unger’s gifted English classes at Hahnville High captured the top spots.
R. J. Vial's Peaceful School Bus Program
From staff and wire reports
All R. J. Vial students met in route groups that included buses, car riders, walkers or Before and After Care during the first Peaceful School Bus Program meeting of the year.
United Way of St. Charles 2013 campaign prepared for kick off
From staff and wire reports
Representatives from Monsanto, Valero, ADM and Confidential Coaching and Consulting are serving as chairpersons for the 2013 United Way of St. Charles Fall Campaign.
Hospital hosts school-to-career internships
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish Hospital, in collaboration with the St. Charles Parish Public School System, hosted three teacher interns from the School-to-Career Program over the summer.
First Baptist Church vacation bible school
From staff and wire reports
The First Baptist Church of Luling held their annual vacation bible school over the summer.
DHS grad completes Army Reserve basic training
From staff and wire reports
Army Reserve Pvt. Ireneisha Augillard has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
You’ve got to read this! (Sept. 12)
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
Book review: “The Last Little Blue Envelope”
Special to the Herald-Guide
The Last Little Blue Envelope, written by Maureen Johnson, revisits the world of Ginny Blackstone after her incredulous journey through Europe guided by letters from her deceased aunt.
Lakewood Elementary students explore writing
From staff and wire reports
Lakewood Elementary fifth graders Ellie Hymel and Kennedy Ertel explored editorials in Jessica Brevelle's class.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Dylan”
From staff and wire reports
This week’s Humane Society showcase is Dylan.
Norco Elementary 3rd grade “Grandparents Day”
From staff and wire reports
Grandparents were invited to a morning meeting with their grandchildren.
LIVE UNITED scholarship recipients
From staff and wire reports
United Way of St. Charles awarded LIVE UNITED scholarships to six St. Charles Parish 2013 high school graduates.
St. Charles Parish Girl Scouts earn Girl Scout Bronze Award
From staff and wire reports
Nine Girl Scout Juniors from St. Charles Parish Troop 20024 recently earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Junior in grades 4-5 can achieve.
Luling First Baptist Church members practice fellowship at summer camp
From staff and wire reports
Under the leadership of Youth Pastor Rev. Daniel Martin, members of the youth department at Luling First Baptist Church recently attended LifeWay Christian Conference Center Centrifuge Camp in Glorietta, N.M.
Luling United Methodist Church back to school blessing
From staff and wire reports
Students and teachers prepared to head back to school with a back to school blessing, given by Rev. Wayne Taylor of Luling United Methodist Church.
Birth: Gautrau
From staff and wire reports
Former St. Rose resident, Air Force Captain Douglas and Monica Gautrau of Biloxi, Miss. welcomed their second daughter, Nola Rosemary Gautrau on July 16.
St. Charles Parish Hospital holds pre-sports physicals
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish Hospital recently held its annual pre-Sports Physicals for all St. Charles Parish Middle Schools.
Norco Primary Celebrates the new school year
From staff and wire reports
The Norco Primary family began the new school year with a meet and greet.