Volume 138 Number 6 - Feb 10, 2011


3 decades later, missing ferry bell returns to St. Charles
Parish employees deliver the George Prince ferry bell to the East Regional Library, where it will be displayed. After more than three decades, the George Prince ferry bell will finally be displayed in St. Charles Parish.

DHS graduate killed in wreck
A 2009 Destrehan High School graduate was killed when the car he was driving crashed into a concrete light pole in New Orleans.

Disabled veterans may get tax credit
After the Parish Council gave it the OK on Monday, voters will decide whether or not disabled veterans will be able to double their homestead exemption to $150,000.

Hottest obstacle course comes to spillway
So far, 6,000 people have signed up to tackle a crazy obstacle course that has racers slithering through a swamp, climbing over giant straws of hay and leaping over fire. The race, called the Warrior Dash, is making its first appearance in Louisiana and w 8,000-10,000 racers expected
Thousands of racers will descend upon the Bonnet Carre Spillway on March 5 and attempt to navigate a 3-mile course filled with obstacles that will have them jumping on junkyard vehicles and leaping over a wall of fire.

Sheriff: Phone scam targeting senior citizens
Callers claim to be from American Legion Post
Several residents have been contacted through the phone for donations from people claiming to be from the local American Legion Post, but Sheriff Greg Champagne warns that it is a scam.

Social media sites take over parish
Social media sites take over parish Almost every organization, business and agency in the parish has reached out to local computer users in the past two years.


Fishing is cure for hunting withdrawals
Bruce McDonald
Lake Cataouatche has produced good catches of bass and catfish in recent weeks.


More kids participating in rec sports
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Renee Simpson
Obama administration taken to judicial woodshed
Dan Juneau
It was not a good week for the Obama administration in federal courts. In two high-profile issues, two different federal judges took Team Obama to the judicial woodshed with rulings that upset the administrationís applecart in two key areas.


Groundhog, nutria predict early spring and summer
From staff and wire reports
The national icon Punxsutawney Phil woke up on Groundhog Day, Feb. 2 and did not see his shadow, signifying that winter will soon end and spring will come early.
Recipe: Chocolate Chip Hearts
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
New Business Association leaders
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Business Association recently elected officers for 2011.
VIPs:Very Important Parishioners
From staff and wire reports
Finding success with houseplants
Dan Gill
LSU AgCenter horticulturalist
KC Leaders
From staff and wire reports
Knights of Columbus Council 2409 has announced its 2011 Catholic Youth Leadership Award Winners.


Obituary: Laurent
Frances Falgout Laurent, 94, a native and resident of Hahnville, passed away on Jan. 29, 2011.
Obituary: Charles
Elder Albert M. Charles transitioned from this life to eternal glory on Feb. 5, 2011 at his home with his family at his side.