Volume 139 Number 30 - Jul 26, 2012

News

Coyotes continue to make meals of parish pets
Several pets have been reported missing in neighborhoods around the parish and Animal Control Director Angie Robert said coyotes are the likely culprit.

Facebook prize goes to Des Allemands woman
Facebook prize goes to Des Allemands woman Cindy Autin, of Des Allemands, was randomly selected from the Herald-Guide’s list of Facebook friends for the month of July and won a Louisiana Sportsman’s decal.

Former Valero director guilty of child porn possession
Sentenced to 2 years in jail
A former Valero official will serve two years in prison after pleading guilty to nine counts of pornography involving juveniles and one count of obstruction of justice.

New manager turns focus to improving Fashion’s golf course
New manager Stacy Francis has big plans for Fashion Golf & Country Club. Before Hurricane Katrina, membership at the club approached 300. Now, there are around 100 members at the nine-hole course. When Stacy Francis was a young kid growing up on Hahnville’s Courthouse Lane, he shagged balls for golfers playing at the nearby Fashion Golf & Country Club.

Restore Act will provide some funding for West Bank levee
Act allocates funds from BP oil spill to coastal states
St. Charles Parish stands to receive some funding for the West Bank hurricane protection levee following the signing of the Restore Act earlier this month.

School principals will take lead in bullying investigations
This year the Louisiana legislature passed a bill dealing directly with how school systems should handle bullying.

Tax-free free shopping on Aug. 3-4
On Aug. 3-4, St. Charles will be the only parish in the state that will suspend all sales taxes on most retail purchases.


Sports

Parish dominates regional
By Jonathan Menard
St. Charles Parish showed the country that some of the best softball is played in the area, with three teams winning their age divisions in the Babe Ruth Southwest Regional.
14U wins region
From staff and wire reports
Team members of the 14U Babe Ruth Southwest Regional champions are: Front Row (L-R) Kady Huszar, Alyssa Ulep, Cassie Legendre, Kayla Chategnier, Morgan Foret and SonniMae Madere. Middle Row (L-R) Kate Brady, Mia Casanova, Abby Nette, Stephanie Chester, Allyson Colomb, Lindsey Schexnayder and Sydney Matherne. Back Row (L-R) Coaches Robert Colomb, Paulo Casanova and Neil Legendre. (Bat Girl) Isabella Casanova. Not pictured: Toni Rizzo.
8U heading to Nationals
From staff and wire reports
Team members of the 8U Babe Ruth Southwest Regional champions are: Top Row (L-R)  Head Coach Nicole Oubre and Assistant Coach Jennifer Wood. Middle Row (L-R)  Hailey Beard, Tyler Oubre, Sydnie Sims, Makenna Cortez, Addi-Jo Madere and Madison Hebert. Bottom Row (L-R)  Kamryn Bartholemew, Kathryn Smith, Elise Detillier, Avery Bourdonnay, Emily Wood, Jenna Dimaggio and Antoinette Chiarella.
Pros teach Rising Stars at HHS football camp
From staff and wire reports

Editorial

Electoral college is not democratic
By Allen Lottinger
Though we live in the world’s greatest democracy, we have some shortcomings in how we elect our President and Vice President.
Risk is crux of any free enterprise system
By Dan Juneau
One of the things I admire most about business people—particularly small business people—is that they have the courage to take risks. Free market capitalism isn’t for the faint of heart. Those folks who take an idea, wrap it in scarce resources, nurture it with hard work, and make it successful will always be special to me.

Our View

Drought not helpful in preserving our coast
One would never think this country is in a major drought judging from the amount of rainfall hitting Louisiana in recent weeks. But it is dry in much of the rest of the country, which has attracted damaging forest fires in many areas.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests
From staff and wire reports
•Cody Champion, 32, of 125 Wisner St. in Paradis, was arrested on July 8 and charged with D.W.I., reckless operation and hit and run.



Lifestyles

Area Student Attends Statewide Leadership Conference
From staff and wire reports
Abbie Elaine Chiasson recently attended the Louisiana Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar.
Hahnville couple to celebrate Golden Wedding Anniversary
From staff and wire reports
Deacon Elton Wilson and Deaconess Dorothy Mae Wilson will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary as members of Historic Bethlehem Baptist Church in Hahnville.
You’ve got to read this!
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
Birth: Simmons
From staff and wire reports
Seth and Krystal Simmons are proud to announce the arrival of Sladyn Carlyle. Born on July 9, 2012, at 1:20 p.m. weighing 9.4 pounds. Maternal grandparents areWade and Angela Gaubert of Des Allemands and paternal grandparents are Carl and Karen Simmons of Luling.
Book Review: The Mist
From staff and wire reports
The Mist is written by Stephen King, who has written many other books. The story is about a town in Maine named Brighton, where a mysterious mist and scary creatures come and scare everyone in the town.
Motiva and United Way team up at ARC of St. Charles
By Kyle Barnett
Marty Duhon and Joe Ocmand did the cooking with support from United Way and Motiva when they recently served day program participants at the ARC of St. Charles.
Senior friends program holds meet and greet luncheon
From staff and wire reports
The Senior Friends Members at River Parishes Hospital recently attended a Stars and Stripes Meet and Greet luncheon in the River Parishes Hospital Medical Pavilion.
River Region Ballet visits area nursing homes
From staff and wire reports
Members of the River Region Ballet Junior Company recently performed for the residents of Luling Living Center and Ormond Nursing and Care Center as a part of RRB’s commitment and dedication to community outreach programs. Pictured L-R: Lianne Keller, Rose Coats, Shelby Walls, Rebecca Helm. Front row L-R: Kate Lougon, Grace Raymond, Claire Seymour.
FBI national academy grad
From staff and wire reports
Capt. Kenneth DeCorte of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office was among 264 law enforcement officers who graduated from the FBI National Academy on June 8 in Quantico.

Obituaries

Eisman
John Edward Eisman Jr, 80, resident of Victoria, Texas and former resident of Luling for 40 years, passed away in his home in Victoria on July 19, 2012, after a long battle with cancer.
Kramer
Robert J. Kramer, Jr., 76, a native of New Orleans and a resident of Des Allemands died on Saturday, July 7 in Luling.
Humphreys
Michael Walter Humphreys, 54, departed this life on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.