Editorial




Our View
October 17, 2007 at 4:13 pm
When you wake up Saturday morning, remember that bad public officials are elected by good people who don’t vote. And then go out and do your duty.

Letter to the editor
October 17, 2007 at 4:09 pm
Dear Editor,
I read with great interest J. Cornelius Rathborne's letter in the Oct. 11 edition of The Herald-Guide. He states that St. Charles residents deserve honest discussions about levee placement. On this point I agree completely and thus wish to address a few items he mentioned in his letter.

Coastal restoration should come first, Mr. Governor to Be
October 17, 2007 at 4:05 pm
Whoever is elected governor of Louisiana should keep one thing in mind . . . the most important task that will benefit our state will be to restore and preserve our coast. Nothing else will really matter in our area if our coast washes away into the Gulf of Mexico

Sheriff's Reports
October 17, 2007 at 3:43 pm
Arrests

• Shawn Morris, 20, 1533 Westminister Blvd. in Marrero was arrested on Oct. 4 and charged with two counts of simple burglary.

Pictured above is the Cardiac Rehabilitation Team.  From left to right: Gerald Miller, Karman Champagne, Laurie Salas, and Rosalind Morris. Parish hospital one of only 27 in state to get cardiac rehab certification
October 17, 2007 at 1:38 pm
The St. Charles Parish Hospital became one of only 27 hospitals in Louisiana, and the only hospital in the River Parishes, to be recognized as a nationally certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Center.

The Basketry owner Kristi Brocato (right) helps customer Toni Payne, of Toni and Co. Hair Salon, find the right piece of Pandora’s Box jewelry. Luling gift basket business gaining national following
October 17, 2007 at 1:34 pm
When Kristi Brocato took a job at a gift basket company in college, little did she know that one day her own gift baskets would be received by the likes of former President Bill Clinton, Senator Bob Dole, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Gladiator director Ridley Scott.

Bridge City man gets 20 years for stabbing Luling resident
October 17, 2007 at 1:32 pm
A Bridge City man accused of killing a Luling man who took him in after Hurricane Katrina pleaded guilty to manslaughter Tuesday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, according to St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel Jr.

Red Cross, HUD team up to find affordable housing for disaster victims
October 17, 2007 at 1:30 pm
The American Red Cross and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) signed an agreement last week that will allow disaster victims quick access to housing information and assistance.

Fire causes damage to three Des Allemands neighborhood homes Fire causes damage to three Des Allemands neighborhood homes
October 17, 2007 at 1:23 pm
Two Des Allemands families lost their homes on Oct. 12 after a fire started in one dwelling and spread to the other.

Money $ Money $ Money
October 17, 2007 at 1:19 pm
While most residents are pinching pennies as they prepare for the upcoming holiday season, the three candidates for parish president are gathering, and spending, money at an astonishing rate in their bid to attain the highest governmental post in the parish.

Police urge precaution after string of parish purse-snatchings
October 17, 2007 at 1:17 pm
A Destrehan woman, whose purse was ripped from her shoulder while she was placing groceries in her car, is the latest victim of a spree of random purse snatchings that have occurred recently on both the east and west banks of the parish.

EPA: Air quality good despite numerous odor complaints, flares EPA: Air quality good despite numerous odor complaints, flares
October 17, 2007 at 12:55 pm
The recent outbreak of factory flares, combined with 327 odor complaints so far this year, are literally adding fuel to the fire that the air St. Charles Parish residents breath may be laced with chemicals.

Ordinance gives residents public hearing on video bingo
October 17, 2007 at 12:49 pm
The St. Charles Parish Council voted to approve Councilman Barry Minnich's proposal to prohibit future video bingo establishments from opening in St. Charles Parish without a public hearing.

Tempt your taste buds at food festival
October 13, 2007 at 12:58 pm
HOUMA - The 5th Annual Taste of South Louisiana will be held on Oct. 17 at the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center located at 346 Civic Center Blvd. starting at 6 p.m.

Samples of food and wine from participating restaurants will be available for tasting.

Tickets are $20 and are available at the door.

Call Carmen Austin at 985-851-1020 for details.

B-I-N-G-O: Try your luck at Sacred Heart
October 13, 2007 at 12:58 pm
NORCO - The Sacred Heart School Parent Teacher Cooperative Club is having a Fall Super Bingo Night on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the school at 985-764-9958 or for $10 and $12 at the door. Food and refreshments will be sold.

ROBERT
October 12, 2007 at 3:41 pm
Ralph Joseph Robert, Sr., a native of Luling, died Friday, Oct. 12 after his difficult battle with lung cancer. Ralph left this Earth peacefully around 11:15 p.m. surrounded by his immediate family. Ralph, born Dec. 8, 1942, was a devoted husband, loving father, veteran of the United States Army and an avid hunter. He was 64. Ralph is survived by his beloved wife Nellie Zeringue Robert, son Ralph J. Robert and wife Jill, daughter Inga Robert Comardelle and husband Keith, and one grandson, Colby John Robert. His brother Lawrence Robert Jr. and wife Johnna and his sister Elaine Robert St. Pierre and husband Jack, in addition to many nieces and nephews, also survive him. He is preceded in death by his father Lawrence F. Robert Sr. and his mother Eunice Gaubert Robert. A celebration of his life will be held for all family and friends at his home in Luling on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Christmas parade needs participants
October 12, 2007 at 1:01 pm
NORCO - The Norco Christmas parade is looking for participants as it celebrates “Christmas through the years - celebrating the St. Charles Parish Bicentennial.”

The Norco Civic Association is looking for floats, bands, marching groups, horse groups and antique cars as it ushers in the Christmas season for the River Parishes.

For more information, call 985-764-2808 or 985-764-9424. Space is limited.

Women’s association starts member drive
October 12, 2007 at 12:58 pm
LAPLACE - The LaFlambeau Charter Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association kicks off its membership drive with a dinner and program on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Armand’s Restaurant at the Quality Inn in LaPlace beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The cost of the dinner is $16. For more information and to make reservations, call Greta Duhe at 985-536-7439 or Melissa King at 985-536-4601 by Friday, Oct. 12.

SCP will bill residents $150,000 for ‘free’ dumpster program
SCP will bill residents $150,000 for ‘free’ dumpster program
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Under threat of seeking another attorney general’s opinion on how to recoup $150,000 for dumpsters provided to residents at no charge to remove blighted property, the St. Charles Parish government agreed to bill residents who received the service.