Volume 141 Number 12 - Mar 20, 2014

News

Barton Avenue in Luling closed through May
Barton Avenue in Luling closed through May A portion of Barton Avenue in Luling has been closed for road construction that began March 17 and will be ongoing through May.

Police: Search on for Boutte man wanted for rape
Bart A. Bourg The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has issued a warrant for a Boutte man who is wanted on charges of aggravated rape, false imprisonment and domestic abuse battery.


Sports

Tigers, Wildcats host top teams from area at Gerard Oubre tourney
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan and Hahnville baseball teams will host some of the top programs from around the area at the Gerard Oubre Memorial Tournament, which begins Thursday, March 20 at 4 p.m.
Wildcats go 2-2 during Jay Patterson tournament
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan Wildcats (7-6) knocked off Shaw and Rummel but lost to Jesuit and Brother Martin during the Jay Patterson Memorial Tournament.
Hahnville beats West Monroe, but drops 3 other tourney games
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Tigers (5-8) knocked off West Monroe but suffered tough losses to top competition at the Barbe tournament over the weekend, finishing with a 1-3 record.
Lady Wildcats lose to East Ascension, but beat Thibodaux in thriller
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan Lady Wildcats bounced back from a tough 12-1 loss to East Ascension to beat Thibodaux in a thrilling 1-0 game.
Lady Tigers blank Sam Houston, 5-0
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Lady Tigers (5-3) blanked Sam Houston but fell to both Brusley and Dutchtown over the weekend.
Apply now for summer camp
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation is now taking applications for its 2014 Inclusive Summer Day Camp.

Editorial

Angelle still feeling out statewide races
Special to the Herald-Guide
Friends of Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle say the Breaux Bridge Republican is continuing to consider a potential run for governor, with an eye to lieutenant governor as a possible back-up plan. He currently represents both Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes on the PSC.
Hard to be humble when you’re perfect
Special to the Herald-Guide
I wonder if the seeds of pride are not sown right after our birth. Though we might not be able to think that far back, it’s probable that people were telling our parents what a beautiful baby we were.
How legislators address problems
C.B. Forgotston
According to investigative reporter Lee Zurik of WVUE-TV (and the Times Picayune), State Senator Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb broke the law limiting campaign contributions from Political Action Committees (“PAC”).

Our View

Southeast Louisiana has a great future
The future of southeast Louisiana seems exceedingly bright except for one possible problem - growing pains, according to an article in the New Orleans Advocate by Jaquetta White.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports (March 20)
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Terrance G. Lawson, 44, of 106 Dianne Drive in St. Rose, was arrested on March 12 and charged with aggravated battery.



Lifestyles

This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Mya”
From staff and wire reports
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Mya.
You’ve got to read this! (March 20)
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
Mimosa Park Elementary grandparents' day
From staff and wire reports
Charlene Faucheux visited her grandson John Michael Savoie in Christina Palmer’s first grade class at Mimosa Park Elementary in Luling for grandparents' day.
R.J. Vial Elementary team member of the month
From staff and wire reports
Dora Gonzalez, a lunch monitor at R. J. Vial Elementary School, was selected as January’s Team Member of the Month.
Des Allemands firefighters awarded
From staff and wire reports
The Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department recently handed out awards to numerous firefighters and fire line and administration officers were announced.
Lakewood Elementary black history month celebration
From staff and wire reports
Michelle Adkins’s and Lauren Mire’s classes are seen here practicing for the black history program at Lakewood Elementary.
St. Charles Parish Girl Scouts participate in Lego League
From staff and wire reports
A group of St. Charles Parish Girl Scouts recently participated in their First Lego League challenge and came home with the next best thing to winning, The Rising Star Award.

Obituaries

Picard
Patricia K. “Patty” Picard, 67, a native of New York City and a resident of Luling, passed away on Thursday, March 13 at her residence.