Volume 137 Number 1 - Jan 07, 2010


Christmas trees to begin second life as wetlands aid
Christmas trees from around the parish, which were nestled inside homes and decorated with lights a couple of weeks ago, will soon move on to another purpose - stopping erosion of the state's wetlands.

Contest entry leads to new hat
Jenny Myers-Lind’s photograph entitled “Sadie’s New Hat” has won the Herald-Guide’s 2009 Camera Shootout.

Hi-tech hospital Web site provides video, info on critical health procedures
A new Web site launched by River Parishes Hospital will give consumers immediate access to information about the hospital’s services and medical staff, interactive health tools, educational videos and animations.

Monthly recycling drop offs scheduled
St. Charles Parish residents will be able to turn in recyclable materials during monthly drop-off events through the end of 2010.

Wetlands award named for Cambre
Wetlands award named for Cambre Honored for saving LaBranche for over 40 years
Milton Cambre was recently named the first recipient of the “Spirit of the Wetlands” award. Cambre, 74, has been an advocate of conserving and restoring the LaBranche Wetlands for over 40 years.


2011 parish prospects already drawing attention
Mike Detillier
One football recruiting season doesn’t end and another one starts up in college football.

Our View

Don’t think about global warming
If you thought our planet was about to succumb to global warming, think again. In the next few days, St. Charles Parish is expected to have its lowest temperatures in 14 years. England is experiencing its worst winter in a century.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Clifton Soley, 21, of 15562 LA 18 in Hahnville, was arrested on Dec. 23 and charged with possession of stolen things, forgery and theft under $300.


Luling girl first to bring national title home to LA
Michelle Stuckey
Carly Ann Fricken has won her share of pageants in the past year.
HHS Teacher of the Year named
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville High School announced Mrs. Deborah Unger as their 2009-2010 Teacher of the Year. Unger has been a teacher at Hahnville High School for five years.


Jessie Michael Dunn Sr., 68, a native of Raceland and resident of Des Allemends, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009. Visitation was held on Dec. 30 at Samart-Mothe Funeral Home of Raceland and at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Paradis on Dec. 31.
Chad Michael Gaubert, 28, passed away on Jan. 1, 2010. Son of Keith M. Gaubert and the late Anita Batson Gaubert.
St. Pierre
On Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, Wayne Joseph St. Pierre was released from his Earthly bond. From his birth on March 28, 1944, until the day of his passing, the man bestowed on family and friends the largesse of his kindness and caring. He joins his parents Lelia Hymel and Albin Joseph St. Pierre Sr.; and brothers: Albin Joseph St. Pierre Jr. and Stanislaus St. Pierre.