Volume 135 Number 39 - Sep 25, 2008


Boutte man charged in assisted suicide
Suspected of giving girlfriend gun after she said she wanted to shoot herself
A 55-year-old Boutte man was arrested for allegedly giving his girlfriend a gun to commit suicide and then waiting 45 minutes before calling the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office after she shot herself.

Destrehan resident covers feet and makes beds in Africa
Activist Margie Eugene-Richard is on a mission from God to fight injustice. That mission has taken
her around the world. Destrehan resident and activist Margie Eugene-Richard spent the last 17 days delivering mattresses and passing out flip-flops to barefoot orphans who live in roofless shelters without walls and sleep on concrete slabs in Uganda, Africa.

Former sheriff pleads not guilty to disturbing peace, violating permit
Julius Sellers Former St. Charles Parish Sheriff Julius ‘Ducky’ Sellers, Jr. pled not guilty to disturbing the peace and violating a concealed handgun permit on Sept. 11 in Judge Emile St. Pierre's courtroom.

Good deals can be found at sheriff’s sale, but so can risks
This home, located at 101 Ivy Lane in Luling was to go to auction on Oct. 15, but since the hurricanes, recent sales have been delayed by two to three weeks. Mortgage owed on this home is $97,940.91. Each week the St. Charles Herald-Guide publishes properties that are currently up for bid at auction in the sheriff’s sales section of the newspaper.

Hurricanes cost parish $10 million
Parish President V. J. St. Pierre St. Pierre says Corps will pick levee alignment by spring of 2009
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre says Hurricanes Ike and Gustav cost St. Charles Parish $10 million.

Registered voters rise steadily over last year
The number of registered voters has increased steadily in St. Charles Parish since last year. Registrar of Voters Brian Champagne believes that voter registration drives conducted at different areas in the parish are the reason for the spike in the numbers.


Herald-Guide Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald
Special to the Herald-Guide
After three weeks of Hurricanes, Gustav, Hanna and Ike, Louisiana, Texas and the Gulf Coast have earned a well-deserved break from the weather.
HHS faces tough test against stout O.P. Walker defense
Jonathan Menard
Hahnville was able to bounce back from their overtime loss to South Plaquemine, using three rushing touchdowns by Jai Steib to steamroll Helen Cox 32-12 and move to 1-1 on the season.
Destrehan’s offensive line leading the charge so far
Staff Report
Going into the season, everyone knew that Destrehan was loaded on defense. And while that unit has certainly played lights out so far, the offense has been extremely efficient, needing only two games to rack up 76 points.
Oh no, not again
Mike Detillier
For the third straight week the New Orleans Saints’ offense had an opportunity to seal away a victory and they came up short with yardage in running plays.
St. Charles Herald-Guide’s High School PLAYMAKERS
Staff Report
Hahnville running back Jai Steib loves contact - and that's evident to anyone who watches him play the game of football.
Staff Report
Along with the beginning of prep football season, the Herald-Guide cameras are hitting both the Wildcat and Tiger sidelines hoping to capture the Fan of the Week.

Our View

Festive weekend ahead in St. Charles
Get ready for a festive weekend in St. Charles Parish coming up. The 29th annual Alligator Festival will bring crowds of funlovers to the West Bank bridge park, offering alligator sauce piquante and other delicious cuisine as well as good music, dancing, rides and a chance to socialize with their neighbors and visitors.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Edward Washington, 35, of 409 Capitol Dr. in Avondale was arrested on Sept 15 and charged with possession of marijuana and codeine, no seat belt, operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license, open container, and as a fugitive of Jefferson Parish.


Hahnville High School Hi-Steppers
Heather R. Breaux
The Hahnville High School Hi-Steppers dance team won several awards this summer at the American All-Star dance camp held annually at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux.
Kids get ‘passport’ through history
Staff Report
Local students in third through fifth grades are invited to learn about their state's history, people and culture through a new program that promotes attractions and historical sites in southeast Louisiana.
Hometown hurricane clean-up crew goes the extra mile for their neighbors and friends
Heather R. Breaux
It’s been nearly a month since Hurricane Gustav’s wrath left St. Charles Parish neighborhoods with down trees, rising waters and days without electricity.
Four generations of Rebstocks
Staff Report
Pictured above are Robert Joseph Rebstock Sr., Robert Joseph Rebstock Jr., Robert Joseph Rebstock III and Robert Joseph Rebstock IV.
Family celebrates fifth generation with birth of Makhi Gaben Dufrene
Staff Report
Pictured above are: Great-great-great-grandparents Murphy and Mittie Cortez, great-grandmother Bonnie Benoit, grandmother Kelly Benoit, father Dustin Dufrene, mother Krista Vitrano and baby Makhi Gaben Dufrene.
Mathernes mark fifth generation
Staff Report
The Matherne family of Des Allemands have recently marked their family’s fifth generation. Pictured at right are: Keith Matherne, Ronald Matherne, Megan M. Roy, Daphne Roy and Alverta (Tootle) Matherne.
Camera Shootout 2008 Sept. 18 Weekly Winner
Staff Report
“Tiger Fever” by Charlene Hebert got the most votes last week and is the Sept. 18 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.
You’ve got to read this!
Staff Report
10 new books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries


Bertrand R. "Bobby McGee, Da-Daddy, Bert" Braun passed away on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008 in Luling.
Blake F. Charvat, age 26, of Baltimore, MD and formerly of Destrehan, died Aug. 21, 2008.
Wilma Boone Johnson died on Sunday, Sept. 14 at East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie.
Fay Walker Louque, born May 13, 1938, died Sept. 15, 2008. Age 70.
Daniel Anthony Matherne, 78, a native and resident of Des Allemands, died Sept. 17, 2008.