Volume 138 Number 22 - Jun 02, 2011

News

4 children left alone overnight placed with child services
Melissa O’Neal One found wandering near busy highway
A St. Rose woman was arrested last week after she allegedly left her four young children at home alone overnight.

Grandma tried to cover up dog attack, police say
Lynda Bowman Booked with cruelty to a juvenile
A grandmother has been booked with second degree cruelty to a juvenile after authorities say she failed to seek treatment for her handicapped granddaughter, who had been attacked by a dog.

Parish picks up summer lunch tab for children, teens
Meals include jambalaya, red beans
Once again, St. Charles Parish is shelling out the dough to make sure children and teens under the age of 18 receive a free, piping-hot meal for lunch during the summer.

Plantation will show off new attractions during Family Day
Visitors to Destrehan Plantation view art commemorating the 1811 Slave Revolt. The plantation is hosting Family Day this Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Along with getting a tour of the plantation and all of the exhibits on display, free horse and pony Free horse rides, family games
For the first time ever, Destrehan Plantation will host Family Day, billed as a way for residents to take a look at all the plantation has to offer for a low price while participating in free horse rides, games and giveaways.

Police still searching for alleged credit card thief
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for help identifying the woman above. The picture is from a security camera at Wal-Mart and shows the woman entering the store. Authorities believe she is using a duplicated credit card. Authorities are still searching for a woman they believe used a duplicated credit card at two Wal-Marts to charge more than $1,000 of merchandise.

Record percentage of 8th graders advance to high school
Record percentage of 8th graders advance to high school Fewer teachers needed for summer school due to success
With the end of another school year comes the state testing results for St. Charles public schools, and on the whole, parish schools did better on iLEAP, LEAP and GEE tests across the board with a record number of eighth graders advancing to high school.


Sports

Sacks full of sac-a-lait in Cataouatche
By Bruce McDonald
Launching at the Bayou Segnette State Park, Kenny Domangue, Pete Cassange and I took a quick boat ride along the ring levee to the Whiskey Canal, then headed across Lake Cataouatche.
Grasshoppers win parish title
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Parish Grasshoppers won the 2011 9/10 girls softball parish championship last week by a 5-3 score.

Editorial

Focus on temporary revenue in crunch time
By Dan Juneau
It was quite a week on the fiscal front at the state Legislature. Accusations and epithets were flying as crunch time began to approach in the effort to reconcile state spending with the amount of revenues that has been certified as being available to place in the budget.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Suspects are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law



Lifestyles

Plenty to do in summer landscape
LSU AgCenter News
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings
Recipe: Tenderloin & red velvet demi glace
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Art Guild names Artist of the Year
From staff and wire reports
Luling resident Ann Clement was named the Artist of the Year by the St. Charles Art Guild.
VIPs: Very Important Parishioners
From staff and wire reports
Claire Elizabeth Crutti and Daniel Charles Arnold
Book Review: "Something Borrowed"
Special to the Herald-Guide
“Something Borrowed” is a flirty novel written by Emily Giffin.
Are you ready for a hurricane?
LSU AgCenter News
If you think you are ready for a hurricane, take this 20-question quiz on disaster survival.
Friloux-Horn wedding
From staff and wire reports
The wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Garith Brandon Horn was solemnized on February 26, 2011 at St. Dominic Church in New Orleans.
Master Gardeners celebrate 20 years of service
LSU AgCenter News
The Louisiana Master Gardener program, a volunteer service organization of the LSU AgCenter, is preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2012 with a wide array of activities around the state.
Glenn Singleton signs recently released book on Don Raymond
From staff and wire reports
Ama’s Glenn Singleton met with parishioners and state and local officials at the East Regional Library to sign copies of his new book, “Crossing Over: A Tribute to Don Raymond.”

Obituaries

Don Joseph Sardenga Sr.
Don Joseph Sardenga Sr., 66, passed away on May 23, 2011 in Baton Rouge.
Thomas F. Cheramie
Thomas F. Cheramie, 88, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2011 in Kenner.
Diane Marie Pierre Harris
Diane Marie Pierre Harris, 56, passed away on May 24, 2011 at Ochsner Hospital in Jefferson.
Debra Ann Madere
Debra Ann Madere, 59, passed away at her residence on May 25, 2011.
Curtis Bernard "Six" Williams
Curtis Bernard "Six" Williams, 64, entered into eternal rest on May 22, 2011 at Ochsner Medical Center.