Volume 141 Number 22 - May 29, 2014

News

Chamber will celebrate 10th anniversary in Destrehan
The River Region Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 10 year anniversary on Friday, June 20, from 6 p.m. till 10 p.m. at the Cypress Lakes Country Club in Destrehan. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets can contact the Chamber office at (985) 359-9777 or visit www.riverregionchamber.org .


Sports

Former DHS ace helps lead LSU to SEC tournament title
Jonathan Menard
Former Destrehan pitcher Kurt McCune came up big for LSU in the SEC tournament title game against Florida on Sunday.
Perrier Blues capture 14-U parish championship
From staff and wire reports
The Perrier Blues won the St. Charles Parish 14-U championship with a thrilling, 5-4 win.
Super sophomore named team MVP after batting .380
From staff and wire reports
Mary Elise Leary, daughter of St. Charles Parish District Judge Lauren Lemmon and Dan Leary, was named most valuable player on Louise S. McGehee School’s varsity softball team.
HHS golfer finishes 4th at state championship
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville golfer Colin Troxler placed in a tie for 4th place out of 48 of Louisiana’s best golfers at the Division 1 State Golf Championship at East Ridge Country Club in Shreveport.
Hahnville's Tyler Lamers signs with Louisiana College
Jonathan Menard
Hahnville’s Tyler Lamers signed with Louisiana College after a successful senior season for the Tigers.
Destrehan's Kade Granier signs with Southeastern
Jonathan Menard
Destrehan’s Kade Granier will continue his baseball career at Southeastern Louisiana University after a stellar high school career.
Hahnville's Dylan Keller signs with Louisiana College
Jonathan Menard
Hahnville’s Dylan Keller signed with Louisiana College after batting .245 during his senior season. Keller hit three doubles, drove in 16 runs and scored 24 runs for the Tigers during the season.
Hahnville's Matt Fontenot signs with Louisiana College
Jonathan Menard
Hahnville’s Matt Fontenot signed with Louisiana College after batting .314 during his senior season. Fontenot hit five doubles, a triple and a home run while driving in 19 runs for the Tigers.
Tigers, Wildcats place 13 on All-District team
From staff and wire reports
Tigers, Wildcats place 13 on All-District team.

Our View

Hurricane season is straight ahead
The Atlantic hurricane season for 2014, which begins Sunday, is predicted to be almost average. That means almost nothing.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (May 29)
From staff and wire reports
•Charlotte M. Simmons, 50, of 126 Mott St. in Des Allemands, was arrested on May 21 and charged with possession of crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and obstruction of justice.



Lifestyles

Valedictorian speech wows Hahnville crowd
Special to the Herald-Guide
On graduation day, Friday, May 16, Hahnville High School Valedictorian Derek Walker received a standing ovation for a speech he gave to the graduating class of 2014. Below is the speech in its entirety, which he dedicated to his grandfather Lawrence Baudouin Sr. who passed away on Friday, April 25.
“Marcy” Humane Society showcase adoption pet
From staff and wire reports
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Marcy.
Book review: “The Death of Bees”
Special to the Herald-Guide
The Death of Bees, a fiction book written by Lisa O’Donnel, is set in destitute parts of modern-day Glasgow.

Obituaries

Maginnis
John James Maginnis, 66, the publisher of LaPolitics Weekly and LaPolitics.com, and author of “The Last Hayride,” died May 25 in New Orleans.
Chaisson
Walter David Chaisson, 50, died on Monday, May 26 after a hard fought battle with multiple scleroris.