Volume 136 Number 25 - Jun 18, 2009


Cats’ lives running out after getting tossed out on I-310
For the past two weeks, Jamie Scaffidi has made several grisly discoveries while driving on I-310 - dead cats on the side of the road. And the only way those cats could have gotten on the interstate is by being thrown or dropped out of vehicles, according to Animal Control Director Angie Robert.

Explosion of strip malls keep shoppers in parish
Destrehan resident Amanda Alley buys some gifts for Father’s Day from Tiger Town Gifts’ employee Alyssa Dowouis. Tiger Town is one of several businesses in the parish that have taken advantage of the new strip malls that have popped up across the area. If the number of strip malls being constructed around St. Charles Parish is any indication of good commerce, then it would be safe to say business is booming in the “Parish of Plenty.”

Man hits 5 cars while fleeing from cops
Suspect tried to hire personal driver to escape pursuit
A 26-year-old New Orleans man led state troopers and sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase from Paradis to Destrehan, sideswiping five vehicles in the process, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Officer shoots dog
Officer shoots dog A 78-year-old Luling woman said that she was forced into her home by a neighbor’s loose dog, which led to the 2-year-old pit-bull mixed breed getting shot in the face by a St. Charles Parish sheriff’s deputy.

Parish yearly report coming to mailbox near you
12-page book seeks to make government more open, inform citizens of progress
Earlier in the year, the parish compiled interesting facts and information about St. Charles in order to “sell” the area to representatives in Washington, D.C. Now, they are taking a similar approach when it comes to residents.

United Way’s new board members bring experience
LULING- The United Way of St. Charles has added three new members to its board of directors in 2009. The new members are Loyd Bourgeois, Jr., Federico Martinez, Jr. and Timothy Marcel.


Little League heats up in final tournaments
Staff Report
It’s that time of year, the time when Little League teams across the region face off in season-ending tournaments, hopeful to stay on top and represent St. Charles Parish.
Willowdale defeats Metairie 486 to 468
Staff Report
On June 10, Willowdale Country Club defeated Metairie Country Club, 486 to 468 at the club in Luling. The results are as follows.
Outdoor Report
Allen Lottinger
A new geotube levee is being built along the eastern 6 1/2 miles of beachfront at Grand Isle by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It will replace the levee that was almost entirely destroyed by Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.
All-Star 10U girls take first in West Side tournament
Staff Report
The St. Charles Parish All-Star 10U girls took first place in the “West Side All-Star Warm-up Tournament" in Brusly on June 13 and 14.
Desty Darling Kiddie Kamp
Staff Report
The Destrehan High School Desty Darlings dance team held their annual summer Kiddie Kamp June 1 through 5 in the school’s auditorium.

Our View

Remembering Dottie
For many years, Dottie Landry served as office manager of this publishing company.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
Heather R. Breaux
Arrests Woman flees through stranger’s home after trying to steal purse Quaneisha Lewis, 17, of LL Court Dr. in Edgard, was arrested on June 11 and charged with purse snatching, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, violence against the elderly and resisting an officer.


All aboard!
Heather R. Breaux
These days, the morning chitchatter surrounding cups of coffee in Des Allemands focuses on the idea that there is a Civil War train buried beneath the floor of Bayou Des Allemands.
The Cook's Corner
Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Hi-Steppers are going ‘green,’ raising money
Staff Report
The Hahnville Hi-Steppers Parents Club is raising funds to help pay for the dance team's trip to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade this November.
Praise and worship, laughter and love at Hahnville’s Ladies Tea
Staff Report
The Bethlehem Baptist Church in Hahnville hosted its spring Ladies Tea on Saturday, June 13 at the church.
VIPs - St. Charles Womens Club
Staff Report
The St. Charles Women’s Club recently held its annual disbursements and installation reception at the St. Charles Parish Schools Satellite Center in Luling. The non-profit civic and social organization in existence since 1966 raises money each year to distribute back into the community of St. Charles Parish. Holding to its motto, “Making a Difference,” the club was able to give over $20,000 this year.
Summer Book Review
Staff Report
“Jerk, California” by Jonathan Friesen is about high school senior Sam Carrier, who lives with his mother and his stepfather. Sam struggles with his stepfather, who criticizes him about his Tourette's Syndrome, and struggles to see his true identity, Jack Keegan.
Camera Shootout 2009
Staff Report
“Original Party Animal” by Pallie Miller. got the most votes last week and is the June 11 weekly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2009 photo contest. Congratulations to Pallie.
Songy - Meyer Engagement
Staff Report
Barry Sr. and Rosemary Songy of Houma annonce the engagement of their daughter Laura Adele Songy to Jay Ryan Meyer, son of Alvin Jr. and Christine Meyer of Des Allemands.
Welcome, Baby!
Staff Report
Angelina Rome was born on Feb. 26, 2009 at West Jefferson Hospital.
Welcome, baby!
Staff Report
Rylee Renee Larousse was born on April 17, 2009 at 9:43 a.m. to Jarrad and Kyna Larousse of Luling. She weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and was 20 inches long.
Play it safe with food, prepare before a storm
LSU AgCenter News
Power outages often accompany summer storms, but there are steps you can take before a storm to give the food in your refrigerator or freezer a little more time.


Dorothy ‘Dottie’ Landry, age 85, a native of Philadelphia, Pa. and resident of Luling passed away June 12, 2009.
Belinda Babineaux Wilson, age 50, passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2009 after a sudden illness. She was a native of St. Charles Parish and worked as an administrative secretary for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office for 22 years.
Wilson Paul Couch, MD, passed away on Thursday, June 11 at Luling.