|Energy Saving Tips for a Hot Summer
April 26, 2006 at 11:52 am
Another summer and another energy price hike. It seems like an unstoppable pattern, made worse this year by the devastation wrought in the energy producing Gulf states but by Hurricanes Rita and Katrina.
|St. Marks celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday with levee procession
April 26, 2006 at 11:47 am
A Divine Mercy Celebration was held on Sunday at St. Mark’s Church in Ama by Father Joseph Dau Van Nguyen. Jesus told St. Faustina that this Feast of Mercy would be a very special day when “all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened.”
|Lakewood Elementary State Science Fair Winners
April 26, 2006 at 11:47 am
Several Lakewood Elementary sixth graders recently received awards at the State Science Fair at LSU. Among the students competing in the division were Austin Savoie-placing 4th in Physics, Jared Bosco and Thomas Hymel taking 3rd in team projects, and Michelle Bourgeois winning 1st in Behavioral. Michelle also won 3rd overall in the Junior Division and received the Louisiana Gulf Coast Section Institute of Food Technologist Special Award.
|Joh'anna's Jazz in Motion Shakes a Tail Feather in Baton Rouge
April 26, 2006 at 11:43 am
Joh’anna’s Jazz in Motion’s competition group traveled to Baton Rouge to compete in the VIP dance competition. The students walked away with gold, high medals and top awards.
April 26, 2006 at 11:41 am
Emma Griffith, was born to Emily Griffith and Curtis A. Brown on April 17, 2006 weighing in at 7 pounds 5 ounces and 10 1/4 inches long. Emma has a proud sister, Torey Gay, 6. Parents, sister and baby reside in Norco.
|Hand of hope
April 26, 2006 at 11:39 am
The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner. The baby was diagnosed with spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother's womb. Little Samuel's mother, Julie, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta. She knew of Dr. Bruner's remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb.
|Just a few more weeks
April 26, 2006 at 11:38 am
Sometimes you just need to get away to see what is really going on. Case in point, last Saturday’s well-anticipated mayor’s election in New Orleans.
|Wedding and Engagements
April 26, 2006 at 11:37 am
The marriage of Miss Quincee Marie Bourgeois and Mr. Randy Anthony Roccaforte will be solemnized on Friday, April 28, 2006 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Destrehan. Quincee is the daughter of Belinda Babineaux Wilson and Kevin Bourgeois of Destrehan. Randy is the son of Janice and Lonnie Roccaforte of Garyville. Quincee is a Certified Court Reporter and Registered Professional Reporter employed with Torres Reporting & Associates, Inc. with offices in Baton Rouge and New Orleans. Randy is a Process Operator employed at Marathon Oil in Garyville. The couple will reside in Garyville.
|Mobile Medical Unit gets grant to continue work
April 26, 2006 at 11:35 am
The Foundation of the Mid South has awarded St. Charles Community Health Center a $50,000 Bridge Grant from the Foundation’s Hurricane Recovery and Restoration Fund in order to continue SCCHC's mobile medical unit presence in south Louisiana.
|New park draws thanks
April 26, 2006 at 11:33 am
Nearly 8 years ago my science students at Hurst Middle adopted the site where the spillway's East Guide Levee meets Lake Pontchartrain as part of the LaBranche Wetland Watchers Service-Learning Project. It was a popular dumping spot where we found many washing machines, dryers, and refrigerators. The students took pride in the spot, planted many trees and worked with community leader Milton Cambre to plan out a nature trail in the area. Not only will this site have the first public nature trails in this region, it will also include an outdoor classroom, raised wooden decked trails, a fishing pier, sheltered picnic tables, a playground for children, and eventually real restrooms!
|Wrong-headed immigration policy
April 26, 2006 at 11:32 am
In more than 60 years of reading the Herald and Herald-Guide, I have never seen a more wrong-headed editorial than the one written by Allen Lottinger in the edition of April 20, 2006.
|Last chance to do it right?
April 26, 2006 at 11:30 am
If a system were the only one of its kind in the United States, was very antiquated, and yielded poor results, one would think those in charge of the operation would be desperately trying to reform it. Not so with Louisiana's Charity Hospital system. The genesis of the Charity system was during Huey Long's tenure as governor. In subsequent years, it grew to become the main delivery system for indigent health care across Louisiana. At its inception 70 years ago, it was a progressive approach. But in today's world of federally controlled Medicaid, it's a dinosaur being kept alive by politicians for political purposes.
|Destrehan man charged with insurance fraud
April 26, 2006 at 11:27 am
In the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, crimes such as insurance fraud are receiving national priority and attention and the Louisiana State Police Insurance Fraud Unit is maintaining a zero tolerance approach to its investigations.
|St. Charles Parish Art Guild 2006 Annual Member Art Show
April 26, 2006 at 11:26 am
The St. Charles Art Guild presented their 2006 Member Art Show at the St. Charles Parish Library in St. Rose. The show was presented in memory of Dee Rabalais, a charter member of the guild. The event was open to the public and there was a good turnout. Art students from Destrehan High School and Hahnville High School also participated in the show.
|Tigers sweep the pair and the title
April 26, 2006 at 11:23 am
In both rivalry games against Destrehan, Hahnville's program of excellence won them the rightful title of District 5-5A Champions. In their game on Thursday, Hahnville beat Destrehan 14-10. On Saturday, Hahnville took their second victory against Destrehan with a win of 2-0.
|FEMA advises west bank to raise new homes
April 26, 2006 at 11:22 am
New flood height advisories released by Federal Emergency Management Agency -- if adopted by St. Charles Parish -- will drastically affect the building of new homes in certain areas on the west bank. Most areas in the lower portion of St. Charles Parish will no longer be inside Zone-X.
April 26, 2006 at 11:21 am
~ Sheriff Greg Champagne reports that members of the Drug Enforcement Administration received information that the subjects below were planning a drug transaction involving the sale of 1000 tabs of Ecstacy, which would take place in St. Charles Parish. On April 14, St. Charles Parish Agents along with DEA Agents arrested Cavalier and Wrens after witnessing this drug transaction take place. At the time of the arrest, Wrens and Cavalier were found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun, two bundles of cocaine, and over $8,000 in US currency. This incident was an ongoing investigation involving DEA, St. Charles Sheriff’s Office, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Kenner Police Department. Other individuals were arrested in conjunction with this investigation.
• Kevin Cavalier, 19, of 100 Dixie Dr., Bayou Gauche, was arrested and charged with conspire to att. to poss. with intent to dist. 1000 DU’s of MDMA(ecstacy), poss. with intent to dist. cocaine and poss. of a firearm during the sale of a CDS at 13146 US Hwy. 90, Boutte, on April 14.
• Michael Wrens, 36, of 6757 Willie Lou Ave., Houma, was arrested and charged with conspire to att. to poss. with intent to dist. 1000 DU’s of MDMA (ecstacy), poss. with intent to dist. cocaine HCL and poss. of a firearm during the sale of a CDS at 13146 US Hwy. 90, Boutte, on April 14.
|$50,000 in Ecstasy seized in drug busts
April 26, 2006 at 11:20 am
In two separate incidents, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office -- in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Agency and other area parish police departments -- arrested four individuals attempting to traffic Ecstasy through the parish.
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