Volume 137 Number 27 - Jul 08, 2010


Catfish Fest raffles off Lombardi replica
Artist Landry Dempster poses with a wooden replica of the Lombardi Trophy that he built. The trophy is signed by 25 Saints players, including Drew Brees, Reggie Bush, Jeremy Shockey and Garrett Hartley. It will be raffled off at the Louisiana Catfish Fest Wood carving signed by 25 Saints, including Brees, Bush and Shockey
Excitement is rising around St. Charles Parish as the 36th Annual Louisiana Catfish Festival, which will be held at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands from July 9-11, nears.

Des Allemands writer’s book leads to museum
Des Allemands writer Joey Maddox has been busy.

Is end of popular tax credit causing home sales to plummet?
With the official end of the first-time homebuyer tax credit, some say the local real estate market has seen a drop in sales while others think the credit never made much of a difference.

Man charged with breaking into motel, beating manager
A 45-year-old Luling man allegedly snuck into a bathroom window at Breaux’s Motel and assaulted a female manager with a bicycle handlebar, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Parish facing rising costs in road construction
Local roads in St. Charles Parish are being revamped yearly based on the parish’s systematic Road Maintenance Program. The current work contract consists of 33 roads, or about 12-and-a-half miles. Major roads being repaired include Fifth Street in Norco, Carolyn Drive in New Sarpy and Davis Drive in Luling.

St. Rose company sends machines to capture Gulf oil
A disaster recovery firm in St. Rose has joined with a Florida company to deploy unique machines that have the ability to separate oil from water without the use of chemicals.

With a little ‘sweat equity,’ 19 families build own dream homes
The Brown family just moved into a new home that they helped build. From left to right, Teriane, Quiana and Briana stand outside their home on Boutte Estates Drive. Since 2007, 19 families in St. Charles Parish have taken advantage of a Family Resources of New Orleans program that allows them to build their own homes and qualify for a subsidized loan that leaves them paying only $400 to $500 a month.


Short crabbing trip to Bayou Des Allemands produces 3 dozen
Bruce McDonald
Staying close to home this year for the Fourth of July, my neighbor, John Champion, joined me and my wife Gretchen for a crabbing trip to Bayou Des Allemands on Monday.
Time to register for fall rec sports
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation will hold registration for the fall sports, including football, baseball, girls’ volleyball and cheerleading.
Registration open for HHS summer camps
From staff and wire reports
DHS hosts volleyball camp
From staff and wire reports
The Destrehan volleyball camp will be held July 19 - 23 in the Destrehan High School gym.
Wildcats’ Montz signs with LSU-A
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan second baseman Seth Montz has signed a letter of intent to play baseball next season at LSU-Alexandria.
Who Dats take second
From staff and wire reports
The Des Allemands 11-12 year old “Who Dats” finished as the runner-up in St. Charles Parish.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Joshua O. Jimenez, 26, of 114 Mark Drive in Des Allemands, was arrested on June 30 and charged with carnal knowledge of a juvenile and SCH 1 - possession of Marijuana.


Watch for Bagworms and Fall Web Worm Caterpillars
Rene' Schmit
Two insect pests that can be quite troublesome during the summer months are bagworms and fall web worm caterpillars.
Tomato, spinach and feta omelet
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Broussard-Stevens marriage
From staff and wire reports
Mr. and Mrs. Lovelace Broussard of Luling announce the marriage of their daughter, Felicia Marie Broussard, to Paul Anthony Stevens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Stevens of Luling.
Reuniting with friends:
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Borromeo High class of 1960
Reuniting with friends:
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan High class of 1960
Book Review: 'North of Beautiful'
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Alaina Brockmann


Edward “Eddie” Forsyth, 75, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at the Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Miss. He was a salesman for 29 years with Coastal Engineering. He was a graduate of Lutcher High School. He is survived by a very good friend, Ray Richard, three brothers: Claude, Lucius and Louis Forsyth; and one sister, Noelie Hymel.
Dianne Beadle Navarre Allen, 65, passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at her residence surrounded by her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother and home maker.
Odile “Dolly” Tastet Maggiore, 72, passed away on Saturday, June 26, 2010 at her residence in Slidell. She was a wife, mother and assistant at Gus’ Tackle and Nets in Slidell. She was a graduate of Destrehan High School and a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary from 1979 until 2010.
Emile Victor Gros Jr., 89, passed away on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at the home of his daughter in Minden.
Kevin Frank Ernst, 57, passed away on June 15, 2010. He was a native of Victoria, Texas and a resident of Luling.