Volume 136 Number 9 - Feb 26, 2009


Community feedback sought for March planning meetings
Next month, St. Charles Parish will hold public interviews for consultant teams vying for the opportunity to lead the parish’s comprehensive planning effort.

Hazardous sink hole draws residents' ire
Hazardous sink hole draws residents' ire Hole in state-owned land along Highway 90 sits near popular kid bike path
When a problem occurs in the parish, it can be a difficult enough situation to solve. But if that problem happens to occur on state-owned land inside the parish, the situation can become extremely complicated.

IRS warns local residents against tax e-mail scam
The Internal Revenue Service wants local residents to know there may be a scam waiting in their e-mail inbox that looks official but could be dangerous to both the person and their computer.

Neighborhood tips lead to arrests in booster club trashing
Tips from neighborhood residents led to the arrest this week of three suspects, including a 12-year-old, who St. Charles Parish Sheriff's investigators say burglarized the Norco Booster Club concession stand twice and then trashed it.

Peak in strawberry season bodes well for the body
Strawberries can fight against cell damage, improve memory and eliminate toxins from the blood. Not only do Louisiana strawberries taste good, they’re good for you. And the season’s peak is right around the corner. Laurie Acosta, a dietician at St. Charles Parish Hospital, says that strawberries are low in calories and are packed with the nutrients your body needs.


Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald
Staff Report
If you are still thinking about hooking-up your boat and heading out to catch a big bass or a bunch of sac-a-laits, the time is at hand.

Our View

Mardi Gras over, time to embrace Lent
Mardi Gras came and went in St. Charles Parish, with two successful parades that brought tons of fun to the area. As a benefit, the rain held off last weekend, which made the parades even more enjoyable.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •John Miller, 20, of 100 Lance Lane in Des Allemands was arrested on Feb. 18 and charged with possession with intent to distribute of marijuana and contraband corrections.


Luling’s Charlene Bruce named manager of Rhinestone Runway
Staff Report
Rhinestone Runway, a family owned and operated business, is please to announce its grand re-opening and new management.
Krewe of 'Full of Life'
Heather R. Breaux
Senior citizens at the Luling Living Center on Paul Maillard Road didn’t have far to travel to enjoy Mardi Gras. In fact, they didn’t even have to leave the building.
The Cook's Corner
Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Camera Shootout 2009 Feb. 19 weekly Winner
Staff Report
“Lollipop” by Jennifer St. Pierre got the most votes last week and is the Feb. 19 weekly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest. Congratulations to Jennifer.


Jane L. Bruer passed away on March 19, 2009. Preceded in death by parents Wilbur T. and Carolyn D. Loke, as well as her husband Alfred E. Bruer and grandson Lawrence Deroche Jr.
Terry J. "Head" Champagne passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2009 in Luling. Beloved husband of Nancy Vicknair Champagne for 34 wonderful years.