Volume 137 Number 29 - Jul 22, 2010


Lack of mud at Spillway Run doesn’t stop fun
Runners congregate around one of the few mud puddles during the run. The Annual Spillway Classic Trail Run drew a huge crowd, but not much rain and mud.

New $1.3 million animal shelter in works
This schematic design shows what the new animal shelter could look like. St. Charles Parish has moved ahead with plans to design a 7,800-square-foot animal shelter that is estimated to cost $1.3 million.

Parish must remove Paradis levee
It was built without a permit, agencies say
St. Charles Parish is used to securing money to build levees, but now they will have to spend nearly $1 million to tear one down.

Party with neighbors, fight crime
Children got to see the inside of a police car during a Night Out Against Crime party last year. This year’s event will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 3, but now is the time to start planning neighborhood parties. National Night Out
Residents across the parish have begun to plan their National Night Out Against Crime parties, which take place on Tuesday, Aug. 3, and attempt to bring neighbors together to heighten crime and drug-prevention awareness.

Teachers spend summer getting hands dirty
A group of local educators completed summer internships in different areas throughout the parish. Pictured are (front row) Sonna Angelle, Shannon Saulsberry, Anitra Boyd, Pamela McCarter, (back row) Trina Douglas, Monique Guidry, Jenny Vicknair, Dan Erwin Twelve teachers and counselors went back to work this summer — but not at their regular jobs.


Crabbing in Parish Canal nets
Bruce McDonald
What a difference a year can make! Last year at this time the anticipation of the yearly Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo was on everyone's mind. With the recent oil spill, everything has changed.
St. Charles Stars Shine
From staff and wire reports
12-year-olds win another championship
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Parish 12-year-old All-Stars are champions again. Not only did they win the State USSSA Championship in June in St. Francisville, but they had a repeat.
10U Who Dats claim title
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Parish 10U Who Dats won the parish championship.
14U girls moving on to regionals
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Parish 14U All-Star girls softball team recently played in the Babe Ruth State Tournament held in Kentwood.


Tarpon Rodeo to be historic event this year
Allen Lottinger
The first Grand Isle Non-Fishing Tarpon Rodeo will be held Saturday. You read it right.
Church involvement could help solve country’s problems
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Harold Keller
Something has to give on federal, state levels
Dan Juneau
Something has to give. The federal government has run up obscene budget deficits, yet Congress and the Obama administration continue to push for more spending.
Letter to the Editor
Special to the Herald-Guide
From Bus passengers Chris and Darlene Castalano

Our View

Our View: Only four to vie for School Board seats
Apparently, St. Charles Parish residents are satisfied to a great extent with their School Board members this year. Only two of the eight seats that are up for election every four years are being contested.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports July 22, 2010
From staff and wire reports
Suspects are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law


Now is the time to prepare October pumpkin patch
Rene' Schmit
Growing pumpkins in the backyard garden can be fun, and there are countless varieties of pumpkin that range in size, color and shape.
Scott Dantonio is LA pharmacist of the year
From staff and wire reports
River Parishes Hospital recently announced that Scott Dantonio, RPh, was named the Health System Pharmacist of the Year by the Louisiana Society of Health-System Pharmacists (LSHP) at their annual conference. Dantonio was presented with a plaque by the emcee, Dr. Paul Knecht, a pharmacist at Earl K. Long Medical Center and a former president of LSHP.
Recipe: Chicken parmesan
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Cummins-Berryman engagement
From staff and wire reports
Matthew Cummins and Kristin Berryman are pleased to announce their engagement.
Book Review: 'Water for Elephants'
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Taylor Petit
Happy Tails
Special to the Herald-Guide
When malte-poo Deuce came into Brenda Louque’s life, she was still in mourning.
VIP: Military
From staff and wire reports
Army National Guard Spec. Corey A. Clements has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.


Herbert Joseph Breaux Jr., 71, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2010 in Bayou Gauche.
Larry G. Madere, 70, died on July 3, 2010.
Irvin Joseph (Tutone) Laiche, 89, passed away on Monday, June 28, 2010.