Volume 136 Number 8 - Feb 19, 2009


Fundraiser almost shut down because of lack of permit
A benefit lunch for Todd “Duck” LeBlanc was nearly cancelled after the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals said the Fisherman’s Wharf did not possess a food license. Bayou Gauche’s Fisherman’s Wharf told they needed food license in order to host benefit lunch
When planning a fundraiser, the check list of things to do can take on a life of its own, especially if you don’t have your permits in order.

Knife-wielding man allegedly breaks into New Sarpy home
Knife-wielding man allegedly breaks into New Sarpy home 2 men also charged with exchanging gunfire in Boutte
New Sarpy resident Clifton Blue, 33, was arrested on Feb. 12 and charged with attempted armed robbery and simple burglary after he allegedly tried to break into a residence located at 540 W. Lawson St.

Peanut butter collection to go on despite salmonella scare
Even with the recent salmonella scare, peanut butter will still be collected at both the Luling and Des Allemands parades. According to the FDA, none of the major brands of peanut butter have been affected. The recent salmonella outbreak won’t put the brakes on a St. Charles Parish Mardi Gras tradition - the collection of jars of peanut butter.

Teacher hopes photos can help save old Luling church
Rhitt Growl, a facilitator at the Satellite Center, wants to sell photos like this one to help with the old Luling church’s restoration. He also believes the church could be turned into an interactive parish museum - with a little help from the Satellite With the fate of the old Luling church still undecided, one local teacher hopes to use photos of the historic landmark to raise money for the buildings restoration.


Wildcats, Tigers near season end
Staff Report
When Hahnville lost to Dutchtown last Friday night, they gave East St. John the boost they were looking for, putting the team atop the District 6-5A standings.
Justin Jefferson places third in national contest
Staff Report
St. Rose Elementary School made a sweep in the 2008-09 NFL Pepsi Punt, Pass and Kick state championship.
Outdoor Report with Bruce MCDonald
Special to the Herald-Guide
It's been two years since I have made a good catch of sac-a-laits.
Girls All-Stars place second in Lockport
Staff Report
On Feb. 14 and 15, the St. Charles Girls 8- and-under All-Star team finished second behind South Lafourche.
DA Gators awarded for 2 perfect seasons
Staff Report
The undefeated Des Allemands Gators won their 24th game in a row in their second season to win the title of St. Charles Parish Champions in the 6-7-8-year-old division.
Franchise team wins SCP championship
Staff Report
The Des Allemands 11- and 12-year-old franchise team won the St. Charles Parish championship.
Girls All-Stars place second in Lockport
Staff Report
The 2009 St. Charles Parish 9-year-old All-Star team was chosen. The team participated in the South Lafourche 10-year-old Biddy Invitational Tournament and placed second. Team members are pictured from left to right.

Our View

Mardi Gras is a time to spend with family
Mardi Gras officially kicks off this weekend in St. Charles Parish, with the Krewe of Lul and the Krewe of Des Allemands rolling down the streets with plenty of good throws for the waiting crowds.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Timothy Banks, 63, of 312 River Ridge Dr. in Boutte was arrested on Feb. 9 and charged with DWI, driving under suspension, improper lane use and no proof of insurance.


Mr. Singleton goes to Washington
Heather R. Breaux
The presidential inauguration of Barack Obama will be a day that Ama’s Glenn Singleton will never forget.
The Cook's Corner
Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Dufrene - Fuqua Engagement
Staff Report
The marriage of Ashley Nicholle Dufrene and Keeno Dwain Fuqua, Jr. will be solemnized on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.
Fedrick - Bate Engagement
Staff Report
Dee and Karen Fedrick of Luling announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica Lynn Fedrick to Robert Mitchel Bate, son of Steven and Mercedes Truxillo of Paradis.
You’ve got to read this!
Staff Report
21 new books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries
Camera Shootout 2009
Staff Report
“Follow the Leader” by Shirley LeBlanc got the most votes last week and is the Feb. 12 weekly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest. Congratulations to Shirley.