Volume 136 Number 30 - Jul 23, 2009


Bridge accident claims life of Luling woman
A Luling woman is dead after the Honda CRV she was driving collided with a Mack garbage truck that had run out of fuel on top of the Hale Boggs Bridge, according to the Louisiana State Police.

Bugging Out
Bugging Out Bayou Gauche man catches thousands of creepy crawlers for Insectarium
When residents visit the Audubon Insectarium’s Louisiana swamp exhibit, they probably don't know that many of the creepy crawlers that are on display come from right here in St. Charles Parish.

Community rallies around Norco baby with rare skin disease
Community rallies around Norco baby with rare skin disease Two months ago Randy and Courtney Roth of Norco welcomed their son Tripp into the world. But shortly after his arrival, the family’s joyous occasion was overshadowed when the infant was diagnosed with a life-threatening skin disease.

Vehicular homicide trial delayed...again
Pedestrian struck by truck in 2005
A Des Allemands man charged with vehicular homicide is scheduled to go to trial on Oct.19, more than four years after he allegedly caused the death of 31-year-old Melvin Woods, III.

‘Night Out’ brings neighbors together
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is inviting residents throughout the parish to participate with thousands of other communities nationwide in the 26th Annual National Night Out Against Crime.


La. Catfish Festival 5K winners
Staff Report
The annual Louisiana Catfish Festival 5K winner are as follows. Overall male winner was Keith Balza. Overall female winner was Lauren Clark. First masters winners for 40 and over were Raylan Allemand and Ginny Dufrene.
Boutte Hurricanes close season as T-ball runner up
Staff Report
Boutte Hurricanes closed the baseball season as runner up in the T-ball competition.
LA Crushers go undefeated, win Florida championship
Staff Report
LA Crusher's go undefeated to win Championship at Summer Celebration Tournament in Pensacola Florida on July 3rd - July 5th.
Cold front hits GI coast
Bruce McDonald
This past weekend you needed to be along the coast to catch specs and reds. Grand Isle experienced a rare weather treat.
Successful swimmers
Heather R. Breaux
The Mimosa Dolphins swam their way to the top in the divisional swim meet, capping off a four-year stretch of being undefeated.
River Parish SENIORS bring home the gold
Staff Report
Winners from St. Charles, St. John and St. James parishes in the Bayou Senior Olympics are:

Our View

Big happenings at Grand Isle
There are big happenings going on south of St. Charles Parish this week We’re talking about the annual Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, the oldest fishing rodeo in the United States. It starts today and ends Saturday when the prizes are awarded and the big party comes to a climax. But don’t go and think you’ll have free reign of the island.


Around the World
Heather R. Breaux
Over 40 international students made their way through St. Charles Parish this month, when local rotarians opened their homes to the traveling pupils.
Free school supplies, health tips headline resource fair
Staff Report
Free school supplies, health information, educational aids, nutrition tips and child fingerprinting are just a few of the services that are headlining this year’s “School Days Project 2.”
The Cook's Corner
Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Just call me Catherine
Ann Taylor
Catholic teens from several West Bank youth groups dedicated two days of their time last week to clean up the yards of five residents who needed help.
Dufrene Anniversary
Staff Report
Shelby and Theresa Dufrene recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary by dining at Sal’s 90 West restaurant in Boutte with their three daughters Beverly (Jeanie) Morgan, Ramona Adams and Carlette Dufrene along with two of their sons-in-law Lionel Adams and Ricky Gaubert.
Welcome, baby!
Staff Report
Beau Michael Williams was born to proud parents Erica and Mark Williams Jr. of Paradis at East Jefferson General Hospital on June 15, 2009 at 10:38 p.m. Beau weighed in at 7 pounds 14 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches.
Camera Shootout 2009
Staff Report
“Summertime Blues” by Tamara Plattsmier got the most votes last week and is the July 16 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2009 photo contest. Congratulations to Tamara.


Adele Strecker Langkopp passed away at her family home in Destrehan on Monday, July 6, 2009.
Wanda Perez Gordon passed on July 10, 2009 at the age of 67. Gordon was a graduate of Joseph S. Clark High School. Later on, she attended Louisiana State University in New Orleans. She worked for the U.S. Immigration Service and was a longtime housewife.