Volume 135 Number 1 - Jan 03, 2008


'America’s Most Wanted' fugitive captured by parish deputy
Man was wanted for brutal rape in ‘99 that took place in Maryland
A convicted burglar and suspected rapist, who was one of America's Most Wanted Fugitives, was arrested on Ormond Boulevard after an alert sheriff's deputy interrupted the man during a home burglary.

2011 deadline for East Bank levee
2011 deadline for East Bank levee Board set to award contracts for East Bank levee upgrade in 2008
Marti Lucore, project manager for the Lake Pontchartrain/St. Charles Hurricane Protection Project, says the East Bank levee will be complete by June 2011.

Epilepsy counselor to visit area schools
Counselor will train teachers in how to recognize symptoms of the disease in school age children
Kelly Aprill, a counselor for the Epilepsy Foundation of Louisiana, will be visiting elementary school classrooms in St. Charles Parish this January to educate teachers in the area about recognizing the signs of the illness.

Legendary restaurant still being discovered
Frostop deals with move to Destrehan
The famous 2,000 pound root beer mug lies on its side, relegated to an unnoticeable location on the far side of an Ormond Blvd. shopping center.

New lawsuit filed against the parish
A councilman elect and an attorney have joined forces and filed a lawsuit against St. Charles Parish over the $27.4 million dollar bond issue that would bring hurricane levee protection to the West Bank.

No go for Valero zone money because of executive order
No go for Valero zone money because of executive order Valero announced a $1.4 billion dollar expansion, but the company won't be able to use Go-Zone bond money.

St. Rose man robbed at gunpoint while heading to apartment
The holiday season did not get off to a good start for a 34-year-old St. Rose man, who was robbed at gunpoint as he headed towards his apartment just three days before Christmas.

UWSC changes strategy towards long-term success
With a new year comes new resolutions, and the United Way of St. Charles is taking full advantage of that fact by turning their community improvement strategy from short term success to long term improvement.


Use it or lose it!
From staff and wire reports
New research proves that maintaining physical activity in the middle age leads to better basic physical abilities as we age, and that weight is not a deciding factor.
From staff and wire reports
7 bowl games, 14 teams scheduled to face off in January
Saints fall again against the Bears
Mike Detillier
The most anticipated season in New Orleans Saints history ended just like it did last season with a loss at Soldier Field to the Chicago Bears.
Hahnville’s Christina Chester performs in Capitol One Bowl
Staff Report
Congratulations to the Hahnville High School tiger mascot, Christina Chester who will be participating in the Capitol One Bowl Pre-Game Show in Orlando, Fla. on Jan. 1.
R.K. Smith middle schooler to stand in district honor band
Staff Report
R. K. Smith Middle School band students had the opportunity to audition for the District 7 All Youth Honor Band in Thibodaux on Saturday, Dec. 1.

Our View

Washington should be less partison
Last week we reflected on what an exciting year 2008 will be. We’ll have big sporting events in the Crescent City next door. There’ll be a new parish administration and council taking over to solve our local problems. And the state will have a new administration and almost new legislature to help save us from the encroaching Gulf of Mexico.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
Staff Report
Arrests •Brenette Chopin, 44, of 803 E. Lawson in New Sarpy was arrested on Dec. 22 and charged with distribution of crack cocaine.


Care for plants that are freeze-damaged
LSU AgCenter News
Although winter temperatures in Louisiana are generally relatively mild, they are punctuated by periods of moderate to severe freezes. Freezing weather is often followed by extended periods when temperatures stay above freezing.
Prosciutto Wrapped Olives
Staff Report
Ingredients: 1 ounce (whole piece) Parmesan-Reggiano or aged Parmesan cheese, 1 (6-ounce) can Lindsay Black Ripe Pitted Olives, drained, 3 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, Small frilled wooden picks or colorful cocktail picks, Red lettuce leaves
Camera Shootout 2007
Staff Report
“Camel Ride in Egypt” by Lisa Vitrano got the most votes last week and is the Dec. 27 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2007 photo contest.
Camera Shootout 2007
Staff Report
“Ghost” by Jamie Abadie is the monthly winner for December in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2007 contest. Congratulations to Jamie.


Drake Davis Henderson passed away on Friday, Dec. 7 in Metairie. Beloved son of Miles and Gwen Henderson. Grandson of Aubrey and Betty Stephens, Billy Henderson, Charles and Emelia Alleman.
Thomas Henry McMurry passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007 at 5:20am in Jefferson, LA.
Darryl W. Petit passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007 at 9:07 p.m. at his residence in Bayou Gauche, LA.
Eve L. Pollet entered into eternal life on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007 at 1:39 p.m. at her home in New Sarpy surrounded by loving family and friends.