Volume 138 Number 27 - Jul 07, 2011


Recycling program a big hit
The parish has added another recycling bin in the Luling area to take pressure off of the bins located at the Professional Learning Center and Lakewood Elementary. Parish adds 11th bin at Winn-Dixie in Luling
Because of increased demand, St. Charles Parish has added yet another permanent recycling bin in Luling in order take pressure off two other bins that are constantly stuffed with recyclables.

Destrehan tax preparers accused of $2.2 million fraud
The Justice Department is suing to keep two Destrehan women from preparing federal tax returns after they say the two claimed bogus refunds that could total as much as $2.2 million.

Lung cancer symptoms can be hard to detect
Stacey Dantin, of Des Allemands, plays with grandchild Sebastian Cooper. Des Allemands woman one of many fighting for life
In the United States, one in ever 16 women will be diagnosed with lung cancer. Stacey Dantin, 48, of Des Allemands joined that statistic in April, and now she and her family are fighting for her life with everything they have.

River destroys Spillway Road
Several areas of Spillway Road were damaged due to the almost complete opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway. The most severe damage occurred near the seven culvert crossings. Temporary fix estimated to cost $225,000
The opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway has left Spillway Road in bad shape and with more damage than the road suffered in 2008, according to Renee Simpson, St. Charles Parish spokeswoman.

‘Bayou Boys’ honored 50 years later
‘Bayou Boys’ honored 50 years later As part of the Louisiana Catfish Festival, a football team that captured the hearts of the Des Allemands community in 1961 will be honored with a special trophy.


Catfish, bass continue to bite in Cataouatche
Bruce McDonald
Last weekend, Aaron Champagne and I headed to Lake Cataouatche for a quick fishing trip. He wanted to run his Boston Whaler with a 50-HP motor, which had been sitting in the garage.
Tennis carnival coming to West Bank park
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department, USTA and local tennis clubs will be sponsoring a day of tennis instruction, giveaways and lunch for residents that join the USTA at the West Bank Bridge Park on July 23 from 9 a.m. to noon.
9U All-Stars beat out 10 teams for state championship
From staff and wire reports
The 9-year-old St. Charles Parish All Star team won the USSSA State Championship in St. Francisville, where they beat out nine other teams for the title.
8-year-olds win Metairie’s Summertime Slam NIT
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles 8-year-old All-Stars won another championship, this time coming in first at the Summertime Slam NIT, which was held in Metaire.


Jindal’s re-election looking likely
Allen Lottinger
Though there has been some dissatisfaction with Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration of the state to date, there doesn’t seem to be enough of it at the present time to foreclose on his re-election.
Why are underpaid leges seeking re-election?
C.B. Forgotston
Why are so many underpaid and overworked leges running for re-election this fall?
God provides, protects even at baseball games
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Harold Keller
Pampered egos need to find guts
Dan Juneau
The debate is raging in Washington about the looming debt limit witching hour, and the arguments are multifaceted.

Our View

Grand Ridge dressing up a beautiful parish
When you live in St. Charles Parish, you live close to nature. And no place is that more evident than in the Willowdale area, site of the former Willowdale Country Club and the upcoming Grand Ridge Golf Club.

Sheriffs Reports

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


Des Allemands natives honored by Girl Scouts
From staff and wire reports
Girl Scouts Louisiana East held their annual Gold Award reception and pinning ceremony on June 1 at the Governor’s Mansion in Baton Rouge, where Savanna Barbee and Kate Induni of Des Allemands were among the 10 Girl Scout recipients in the council’s 23 parishes who earned this award for 2010-2011.
Book Review: “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”
Special to the Herald-Guide
“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer takes place in New York City almost a year after the attack on September 11, 2001. This fictional novel was written to bring tears to the readers’ eyes from both laughter and sorrow.
Recipe: Shrimp Fra Diavolo
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Spillway cats need a home
From staff and wire reports
Two cats that were living in the Bonnet Carre Spillway before it was flooded are now in need of a good home.
VIPs:Very Important Parishioners
From staff and wire reports
Xander Savage, Gerard Giangrosso, Elise deBruler and Luke Burlison


Macklin "Maggie" St. Pierre
Macklin “Maggie” St. Pierre, 86, of Destrehan, entered into eternal rest on June 29, 2011.
Sibyl L. Loiacano
Sibyl L. Loiacano, 55, passed away on June 27, 2011 at River Region Hospice.
Marvin E. Bolding
Marvin E. Bolding, 84, passed away on June 28, 2011.
Dawn Lynn Callaghan
Dawn Lynn Callaghan, 62, entered Heaven'sgates on June 27, 2011.
Julie Marie Chaisson
Julie Marie Chaisson, 80, a native of Bayou Gauche and resident of Luling, passed away on July 2, 2011.