Volume 137 Number 31 - Aug 05, 2010


After 18 years, owners selling popular eatery
(From left to right) Katelin Schmill, Marilyn Hymel, John Hymel and Hailey Schmill stand behind the counter of Hymel’s Restaurant. The Hymels have owned the eatery for 18 years, but have decided to sell it. The owners of Hymel’s restaurant, which has been a Hahnville staple for the last 18 years, are selling the popular eatery - not because of the oil spill or the downtrodden economy, but because it’s “just time.”

Anticipated wetland park set for fall opening
Much of Wetland Watchers Park is already completed, but the parish is waiting for the construction of a grand pavilion to finish before having the park’s grand opening celebration. The park has a playground, park benches overlooking Lake Pontchartrain, co The much-anticipated Wetland Watchers Park is set to open in the fall, though enthusiastic local residents have already been eyeing the 28-acre facility.

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Police make arrest in St. Rose armed robbery
A 41-year-old St. Rose man has been arrested for allegedly robbing the St. Rose Driving Range and fleeing with an unknown amount of money, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Scary clown taunts motorists on I-310
Mask-wearing man was driving vehicle without license plate, witness says
A man wearing a clown mask reportedly tailed several vehicles on I-310 last week before pulling even with the drivers and staring them down, which led to 911 calls to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

St. Rose church bash provides free school supplies to students
Pastor Josh Carter (right) joins Nathan Falco, the discipleship pastor, in giving away a barbecue pit to community members. Pastor Josh Carter, of First Baptist Church in St. Rose, has spent a lot of his time recently gearing up for the third annual Back 2 School Bash sponsored by his church.

Tax-free shopping this weekend
St. Charles is only parish that suspends both local, state tax
On Aug. 6-7, St. Charles will be the only parish in the state that will suspend all sales taxes on most retail purchases.


Former HHS star gets rave reviews from Ole Miss coach
Mike Detillier
At the Southeastern Conference media days, Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt gave high praise to former Hahnville High School and current Rebel defensive end Kentrell Lockett.
Mt. Zion hopes to defend title in Christian basketball
From staff and wire reports
First Baptist Church of Paradis will be hosting its 16th Annual Christian Basketball Tournament on Aug. 14 at Hahnville High School.
Sign up now to ‘fish for Frankie’
From staff and wire reports
AVONDALE - The 2nd Annual Fishing for Frankie Bass Fishing Tournament is now looking for sponsors and is open for registration. The event is hosted by the Throw Me A Cure Relay Team, South Louisiana Trail and family and friends of Frankie. The event raises money for Frankie Champagne Jr., a native of Edgard and resident of Luling who was diagnosed with non small-cell lung cancer in 2007 and has been unable to work since June 2009 due to the effects of the cancer treatment.
Fresh water from diversion equals fisherman’s dream
Bruce McDonald
It is very enjoyable to fish with fishermen who have more intensity than I have.
All-Stars win Southwest Regional Championship
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Parish 9-10 girls All-Star team won the State Championship and then traveled to Magnolia, Ark. where they won the Southwest Regional Championship.

Our View

Grand Isle could have a big future
Everyone in the entire country knows where our neighboring Grand Isle, La. is. It’s been on national television news daily for more than three months.They know what the beach and surrounding waters look like and what seafood can be caught there.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Gavin M. Lucas, 24, of 200 Coleman Place in Kenner, was arrested on July 27 and charged with theft over $500 and vehicle requiring headlamp.


Raffle for playhouse will help children across River Parishes
From staff and wire reports
For the second year, Child Advocacy Services (CAS) is raffling off a playhouse for children in an effort to raise money. The design for the 2010 playhouse was revealed recently.
Recipe: Fettuccine Primavera
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Dolese-Cologne wedding
From staff and wire reports
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Dolese of Luling and Mr. and Mrs. Barry Cologne of Des Allemands announce the marriage of their children, Megan Drew Dolese and Barry A. Cologne Jr.
Matherne-Caire wedding
From staff and wire reports
Jourdia Lindsey Matherne and Benjamin Randle Caire exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. The Reverend Mark Wiesner served as the officiant.
Knights of Columbus elect new officers
From staff and wire reports
The Knight of Columbus St. Charles Council 2409 recently held its installation of officers and awards banquet.
Book Review: 'Kidnapped'
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Tyler Lirette


Agnes Duncan Lowry, 96, died on Sunday, July 25, 2010 at Twin Oaks Nursing Facility. She was a deeply religious person who died in her sleep in the arms of the Lord who gently led her home.