Volume 138 Number 23 - Jun 09, 2011


Copper thieves target homes, businesses and restaurants
Often appear to be repairmen to blend in
Copper theft in St. Charles Parish is an ongoing chronic problem that residents need to watch out for, according to Sheriff Greg Champagne.

Former paperboy living sweet life running sugar cane mill in Costa Rica
Brian Campbell, who worked as a paperboy for the River Parishes Guide in the 1980s, is now managing more than 20,000 acres of sugar cane in Costa Rica. Brian Campbell’s life is all about sugar. The Luling native spends his days managing more than 20,000 acres of sugar cane, but he’s doing it far from home.

Kiddies search for piggies at local businesses
18 placed around the parish, redeem for prizes
Have you been seeing pigs around the parish? St. Charles Parish libraries have hidden 18 pigs - mascots for their young summer reading program - in local businesses to promote reading in the parish. Kids who find the mascots can bring them to any library branch for a prize.

New animal shelter gets builder
St. Charles Parish Animal Control workers will soon say goodbye to the building that has housed stray cats and dogs in the parish for nearly 30 years.

Police on lookout for man who made lewd gestures
A woman shopping at Winn-Dixie in Destrehan told police that a man parked behind her and began making lewd and obscene comments.

Spending bill would limit state funding to schools
A spending plan for public schools is advancing through the Louisiana legislature that would keep state funding per student for public schools at the same amount for the third year in a row. The almost $3.4 billion plan, called the Minimum Foundation Program, would not provide the 2.75 percent increase that schools used to get annually to cover rising health and retirement costs.

Woman doctor-shopped in 2 states, police say
Police have arrested a Des Allemands woman they say traveled to doctors in Louisiana and Texas to have multiple prescriptions filled and would then sell some of the drugs.


Luling native Koelling named Mississippi’s best
From staff and wire reports
Luling native and Southern Miss senior outfielder Tyler Koelling was named the 2011 recipient of the Cellular South Ferriss Trophy, given to the top collegiate baseball player in the state of Mississippi.
Cataouatche hotter than the temperature
Bruce McDonald
Launching out of the State Park at Bayou Segnette, John Champion and I decided to make a mid-week trip to Lake Cataouatche.

Our View

Spillways, diversions need to combine forces
If there’s one thing we have learned with the opening of our two spillways to avert flooding this year, it is the benefit such openings can have to help build up the Louisiana coast.

Sheriffs Reports

From staff and wire reports
•Domingo J. Gray, 41, of 171 Mcreine Road in LaPlace, was arrested on May 27 and charged with simple burglary.


Women’s Club gives locally
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Women’s Club held its annual club year end luncheon and announced which organizations would receive funds from the money they raised throughout the year.
Check trees for storm safety
LSU AgCenter News
By Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist
Recipe: Mediterranean burgers
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Getting a head start: ‘Success By 6’ program kicks off with a bang
From staff and wire reports
What would happen if all children started their first day of kindergarten ready to succeed- socially, developmentally, and academically? That is the question that the “Success by 6” program tries to answer.
Family time at Destrehan Plantation
From staff and wire reports
For the first time ever, Destrehan Plantation hosted a Family Day, billed as a way for residents to take a look at all the plantation has to offer for a low price while participating in free horse rides, games and giveaways.
VIPs: Very Important Parishioners
From staff and wire reports
Courtney Speice and Hayden Vicknair have been named the recipients of academic scholarships from the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Scholarship Program.
Book review: “Don Quixote”
Special to the Herald-Guide
The beginning of the 17th Century was a time of developing civilization at the expense of romanticized order and chivalry. Beneath a vow and the alluring vex of his insanity, Don Quixote de la Mancha devoted himself to knight-errantry for restoration of the outdated past and his beloved “princess.”
Life Church offers summer meals to kids
From staff and wire reports
The Life Church Assembly of God is participating in the Summer Food Service Program.
Food ‘plate’ makes eating well easier to swallow
LSU AgCenter News
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new food plate plan to encourage healthy eating is certainly easier to swallow than the old food pyramid schema, says Heli Roy, LSU AgCenter nutritionist.


Robert A. Falgout, 75, passed away on May 29, 2011 at his residence in Destrehan.
Homer Lee Bates Jr., 51, passed away on May 19, 2011.