Letter to the Editor




Thanks for great coverage of death
August 29, 2007 at 1:33 pm
To the editor:

Thanks for that great coverage of the death (murder) of my cousin and outstanding citizen Mrs. Hilda Zeringue Warren of St. Rose. The photos were truly an outstanding way to honor her even though she died an uneccessary and senseless death! My hat is off to Shonna Riggs who showed compassion as she covered the story as horrendous as it was. She is to be commended along with the rest of the staff as a whole for a fine job that you normally do always. I think that I can say on behalf of myself, the family and the rest of the community - - thank you, Herald Guide, for a job well done.

Here’s a simple plan to save our coast
August 29, 2007 at 1:31 pm
To the editor:

This letter is in response to Allen Lottinger’s article about Louisiana’s deteriorating coast. He was one of the first writers to write about the problems caused by the Mississippi River levee system. I agree with the fact that “Building of levees along the Mississippi River was the main cause of the erosion of our coast...” How can we get the politicians to listen to simple suggestions about how to correct this problem?

Help wanted - a local cartoonist
August 29, 2007 at 1:29 pm
Sometimes a picture can tell a story better than words. And so it is with editorial cartoons.

Democrats use bad taste with religious commercials
August 29, 2007 at 1:27 pm
Desperation seems to have entered the picture in the campaign for governor. The state Democratic party has resorted to playing on religious prejudices to try and win the election.

It’s time for citizens to take action
August 29, 2007 at 1:26 pm
The night out against crime recently was very successful in getting local residents to gather in their neighborhoods in a social atmosphere and reflect on what they can do to make St. Charles a safer parish. Now it is time for action.

Favoritism hurts small business and homeowners
August 29, 2007 at 1:21 pm
By Rock Gisclair, Assessor

For the past 50 years, the Louisiana Tax Commission was a grandfather, laissez-faire type of commission. Assessors do what you want with the homeowners as long as you don't complain about big industry and public service properties.

Lance Marino, clerk of court candidate Lance Marino announces candidacy for Clerk of Court
August 29, 2007 at 1:17 pm
By Lance Marino

My name is Lance Marino and I am a candidate for St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court. I am 45 years old.

Greg Champagne Sheriff Greg Champagne announces for re-election
August 29, 2007 at 1:13 pm
By Sheriff Greg Champagne

I have been honored to serve as the chief law enforcement officer of St. Charles Parish for the past eleven years. On October 20th, I will again be candidate for Sheriff in one of the state's fastest growing parishes. The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office has been in existence for over 150 years. It has been during my tenure that some of our most important milestones have occurred. As a result, your sheriff's office has become one of the most progressive and respected in the State of Louisiana.

State veterinarian Dr. Henry Moreau said an unusually high number of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) has been reported in St. Charles, Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes. Equine Encephalitis strikes St. Charles parish and vicinity
August 29, 2007 at 1:08 pm
As of Aug. 20, 23 horses in St. Charles and surrounding parishes have been infected with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), according to reports received by state veterinarian Dr. Henry Moreau. This total is more than the entire state saw in 2006.

Gary T. Norman Sex offender arrested
August 29, 2007 at 1:03 pm
*Editor's Note: The orignal address listed for Gary T. Norman in the print version of the Herald-Guide was incorrect. He is NOT a resident at 105 Choctaw in Luling and never has been. He currently resides in Kenner.

A Westwego man, who recently moved to Luling and is a convicted sex offender, attempted to lure St. Charles Parish school children into his vehicle while they waited for the school bus on the morning of Aug. 17 on Magnolia Ridge Road in Boutte.

Caravan of drivers shot at on Meadows Drive in Destrehan
August 29, 2007 at 1:01 pm
St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that took place on Meadows Drive in Destrehan, Sunday night.

Teen arrested in connection with Ormond burglaries
August 29, 2007 at 12:57 pm
A 16-year-old juvenile was arrested Tuesday in connection with a string of Ormond burglaries.

BROTHERLY LOVE. Aaron and Tyler Bourgeois of Luling joined their grandfather, Jimmy Ellis, on the green at the Riverlands Golf and Country Club for the club’s annual 9 to 11-year-old Junior Club Championships.  Aaron won the division with a two-day score Golfing brothers PUTT each other to the ultimate challenge
August 23, 2007 at 11:39 am
Four River Parish youths, and the grandsons of Jimmy Ellis of Luling, hit the green for the Riverlands Golf and Country Club Junior Club Championship match up in the 9 to 11-year-old division.

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL? Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?
August 23, 2007 at 11:31 am
PUMPED UP FOR PREP FOOTBALL. Destrehan High School football players Blaine Wagner #68 - junior, Brian Kahrs #70 - senior, Kurt Hebert #62 - junior and Stephen Cheralla #48 - senior joined the Wildcat coaching staff at last week’s Hahnville High School scrimmage to see what to expect this year from their parish rivals.

Love is in the air
August 23, 2007 at 11:22 am
Parish people are walking down the aisle and tying the knot ... can you hear the sound of the wedding bells ringing? We can!

VIPS
August 23, 2007 at 11:11 am
Congratulations to Tonya Keller Fontenot who graduated in May from the University of Louisiana with a bachelors degree in nursing and a member of the Nursing Honor Society.

Camera Shootout 2007 Camera Shootout 2007
August 23, 2007 at 11:01 am
“Water Baby” by Shirley Bourgeois got the most votes last week and is the Aug. 16 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2007 photo contest.

Herald-Guide People Watch Herald-Guide People Watch
August 23, 2007 at 10:41 am
Atmos meter-reader Brent Somme’ was captured by the Herald-Guide cameras early one August morning checking gas meters on Cottage Drive in Luling.

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The Destrehan Wildcats destroyed Pineville 54-0 on Friday night to cruise past the first round of the Class 5A playoffs.