Volume 138 Number 25 - Jun 23, 2011


14-year-old booked on child pornography charges
Had several images on computer, police say
A 14-year-old St. Rose boy was arrested after authorities say he downloaded several pornographic images of young girls.

Crawfishing explodes in spillway as water subsides
Blake Duhe, of Norco, caught 100 pounds of crawfish at the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Tuesday. All 350 bays on the spillway were closed by Monday morning. Thousands of fishermen threw out their nets and traps in the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Monday and Tuesday, pulling in hundreds of crawfish each.

Dont be alarmed: IMTT holding training drill Saturday
East Bank residents shouldn’t get alarmed if they see smoke rising from the IMTT building in St. Rose.

Fast TRACK to Harvard
Jarvis Harris poses with the five state championship medals he won in two years at Jesuit High School. Though he owns several school athletic records, Harris also has an impressive academic resume. 5-time state track champ has 4.42 GPA
When he was only 9 years old, Jarvis Harris made a name for himself in track and field by winning the gold medal in the long jump at the Southern AAU Junior Olympics Regional Track Meet.

Former deputy, wife plead guilty to conspiracy
A former St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office lieutenant and his wife pled guilty to charges that they filed false federal tax returns using the names of inmates to collect more than $800,000, according to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's office.

Steals, deals up for grabs at sheriff's auction
This 2004 Ford Taurus police car will be up for bid at an auction Saturday. 8 vehicles, 100 pieces of furniture up for bid
Residents searching for a used car or office equipment will get the chance to buy both for cheap when the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office holds their annual auction this Saturday.

‘Fishing with dad’ wins grand prize
Craig Petit helps his 3-year-old son, Brenon, fish on a recent trip to Alabama. Wendy Petit took the photo, which beat out 10 other photos in the Herald-Guide’s Father’s Day Photo Contest to capture the top prize. The Petits will receive a $50 gift certif With more than 500 votes, Wendy Petit's Father's Day photo is the winner of a $50 gift certificate to Outdoor Express. The photo is of her husband, Craig Petit, and their son, Brenon, 3.


Redfish take over Salvador
Bruce McDonald
Last week, I heard that if I wanted to catch redfish, I needed to head to Lake Salvador.
Mimosa knocks off JCC, 609-446 in swim meet
Jonathan Menard
The Mimosa Dolphins swam around the Jewish Community Center in last week's meet, beating JCC 609-466.
Desty Darlings rack up awards
From staff and wire reports
Last week, the Destrehan High School Desty Darlings dance team attended a UDA Elite Summer Camp at the University of Louisiana- Lafayette and walked away with several awards.

Our View

Free trade would improve economy
One of the surest ways to improve our depressed economy would be to expand our foreign trade. And President Barack Obama said in his last state of the union address that he wants to double it by 2014.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •A St. Rose juvenile, age 14, was arrested on June 9 and charged with pornography involving juveniles.


Summer azalea problems answered
LSU AgCenter News
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings
Chicken & sweet potato dumplings
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Bayou Cajuns promote French
From staff and wire reports
Gaubert-Simmons wedding
From staff and wire reports
Krystal Gaubert and Seth Simmons were married in a ceremony on May 27, 2011.
Robbins-Maggard wedding
From staff and wire reports
The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lee Maggard Jr. was celebrated on March 26, 2011 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Norco. Rev. Wayne Taylor officiated.
Book Review: “The Other Boleyn Girl”
Special to the Herald-Guide
“The Other Boleyn Girl” by Philippa Gregory is a historical fiction book that takes place in 16th century England during the reign of King Henry VIII.
Sheriff announces Captain promotions
From staff and wire reports
Sheriff Greg Champagne recently announced that he has promoted Rodney Madere as Captain over criminal investigations and Kenny DeCorte Sr. as Captain at the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center.
Help available to low-income families wanting first home
From staff and wire reports
Single families in St. Charles parish who are trying to buy their first home can get some help.
Pets of the Week
From staff and wire reports
See Pets of the Week on YouTube at youtube.com/stcharlesgov or on Government Access Channel Cox Cable 6 in St. Charles Parish.
VIPs:Very Important Parishioners
From staff and wire reports


Owen John Mullins, 57, was entrusted into God’s loving care on June 9, 2011 in Destrehan.
Paul Edward Lambert, 57, passed away on June 11, 2011 at East Jefferson Hospital in Metairie. He was an operator for Shell Motiva and member of the Knights of Columbus, United States Army during the Vietnam War, and the American Legion Post 366.
Hugh Franklin Griffith, 85, a retired grain inspector for the U. S. Department of Agriculture and a U. S. Navy veteran of World War II, passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 13, 2011 at the Ormond Nursing and Care Center in Destrehan. He had been married for 47 years to his late wife, Rosemarie Teutone Griffith.