Volume 140 Number 51 - Dec 19, 2013

News

April election will decide next at-large council member
Councilwoman declares early
St. Charles Parish voters will head to the polls on April 5 to elect a new representative for the at-large Division B seat following the resignation of former Councilman Clayton “Snookie” Faucheux.

Parish may have violated law by tossing out levee bids, trade association says
A statewide trade association sent a letter to St. Charles Parish President V.J. St. Pierre expressing outrage after the parish tossed out four of the six bids received for the first phase of the Willowridge Levee.


Sports

Lady Wildcats capture St. Charles Shootout championship
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan Lady Wildcats beat Thibodaux, St. Thomas Aquinas, Mandeville and John Curtis on their way to a championship in the St. Charles Shootout.
Tigers remain perfect in district play
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville boys soccer team improved to 4-0 in district play after beating Terrebonne and East St. John.

Editorial

Parish did not save money with free dumpster program, councilman says
Letters to the Editor
I read the recent Herald-Guide article “Attorney General closes the lid on Parish’s free dumpster program” to which I feel I have the obligation to reply and to clarify for the citizens some of what was reported. The article states that the program was set up in such a way as to avoid court cost that are incurred when the Parish follows the ordinance relating to derelict structures.

Our View

Lake Cataouatche needs attention
The collapse of Lake Cataouatche in St. Charles Parish into an open waterway with little vegetation protecting its perimeters is alarming. One of the purposes of our coastal restoration program is to keep vegetation along our shoreline to protect our coast.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Dec. 19)
From staff and wire reports
•Gayland Mitchell, 31, of 508 Revere Drive in LaPlace, was arrested on Dec. 8 and charged with DWI, speeding, driver not licensed and open container.



Lifestyles

HHS graduate earns bachelor’s degree
From staff and wire reports
Stefania Ivory Lee, a 2008 graduate of Hahnville High School class of 2008, has graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in biomedical engineering on Dec. 14.
Students write Christmas cards to soldiers
From staff and wire reports
Mimosa Park Elementary first graders in Mitzi Penick’s class used their writing skills to write Christmas cards to be sent to soldiers.
Luling United Methodist Church fundraises for anti-poverty foundation
From staff and wire reports
Friends and members of Luling United Methodist Church recently partnered with Z-Deco Ceramic Pottery of Destrehan to host a Christmas ornament painting party to benefit Heifer International, an organization that works with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth.
Artists of the month for December
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Art Guild named their artists of the month for the month of December at their annual Christmas luncheon held at the St. Charles United Methodist Church.
Norco Elementary visits Destrehan Plantation
From staff and wire reports
Norco Elementary’s third graders recently visited Destrehan Plantation for a field trip.
R.J. Vial student artist selected for Christmas card
From staff and wire reports
Victoria Hage, a fifth grade Talented Art student at R.J. Vial Elementary School, was awarded this framed picture for her competition-winning Christmas illustration at a recent St. Charles Public School Board meeting.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Mr. Kitty” (Dec. 19)
From staff and wire reports
This week’s Humane Society showcase is Mr. Kitty.
River Regions Ballet brings Nutcracker to nursing home
From staff and wire reports
River Region Ballet recently performed excerpts of the Nutcracker Ballet for the residents of Luling Living Center and Ormond Nursing and Care Center.
Lakewood Elementary takes on biology
From staff and wire reports
Fourth grade students, in Kim Colley’s class at Lakewood Elementary, observed the interaction between crickets and green anoles in their terrarium ecosystem.
St. Rose Elementary power hour
From staff and wire reports
Ava and Christy Dozier worked on the phonics program called Zoo-phonics.
Mimosa Park Elementary Captain’s Crew
From staff and wire reports
Mimosa Park Elementary Captain’s Crew is a title given to the top fifteen first and second grade students that participate in the Library’s reading program.

Obituaries

Frickey
Edgar E. Frickey, 85, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 3.
Horn
Jerline Fay Horn, 80, a native of Louisville, Miss. and a resident of Des Allemands, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 11:12 a.m. in Luling.
Gros
Mary L. Gros, 81, a native and resident of Paradis, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 8:40 a.m. at her residence. Private services were held later.
Edwards
David E. Edwards, 59, a native of Luling and a resident of Paradis, passed away on Monday, Dec. 9 at 4:55 p.m. in Paradis.
Walker
Esterlina “Sis” Legendre Walker passed away on Thursday, Dec. 5.
Friloux
Christine Ann Friloux, 65, a native of New Orleans and a resident of Houma, died on Dec. 4.
Planchard
Donald Raymond Planchard was born in New Orleans on May 18, 1940 and died on Nov. 27 surrounded by loving family after losing his fight against pancreatic cancer.
Comardelle
Beulah Matherne Comardelle, 90, a “True Saint” went marching home on Dec. 2. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. She was not only known as “maw maw” by her family, but to everyone she met.
St. Pierre
Vivian Schexnaydre St. Pierre, 86, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Kelly
Dorothy Morris Kelly, 88, a native of Clark County, Ark. and a resident of Luling, passed away on Monday, Nov. 18 at 9:50 a.m. in River Ridge.
Horn
Jerline Fay Horn, 80, a native of Louisville, Miss. and a resident of Des Allemands, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 11:12 a.m. in Luling.
Frickey
Edgar E. Frickey, 85, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 3.