Volume 138 Number 31 - Aug 04, 2011


Arc marks 40th year with expanded services
Along with sorting and wrapping recycled Mardi Gras beads, disabled citizens at the Arc are also given the chance to work in the yard maintenance and janitorial fields. Forty years ago, the St. Charles Women’s Club began a small project to help local families who had members that were mentally or physically disabled.

Get out of town fast: Tips to avoid evacuation gridlock
With five Atlantic and Gulf storms named already this year, the 2011 hurricane season is off to a strong start.

Hundreds expected at church prayer rally for sick toddler
Courtney and Randy Roth celebrate Tripp’s second birthday. The 2-year-old is battling a rare skin disease. Hundreds of residents are expected to attend a prayer rally on Sunday for a 2-year-old that has a rare skin disease that causes blisters and sores to form on his skin.

Luling man charged with stalking teen
A 40-year-old Luling man has been charged with stalking after authorities say he repeatedly harassed a 16-year-old girl by making lewd comments to her at her workplace.

One of area’s oldest families holds on to ‘big’ tradition
Sidney and Malvina celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary in 1976. The couple began a family reunion tradition that now boasts nearly 200 people. In the 1700s, Thomas Becnel set sail from London and headed for the German Coast. When he arrived, he and German Coast native Catherine Brou were married and founded what would become one of the oldest families in St. Charles Parish today.

Western Tie-In flooding still concerns officials
The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an $8.3 million levee contract that will connect the West Bank and Vicinity hurricane protection levee into the Mississippi River levee in Ama.

Woman pleads guilty to cruelty to her children
Left young kids home alone for night
A St. Rose woman has pled guilty to three counts of cruelty to juveniles after she left her four young children at home alone while she stayed with her boyfriend.

WPA bridge completion delayed
Contractor pushes for Aug. 10 opening
A delay in the completion of a new, wider span of the WPA Road bridge means residents in Bayou Gauche will have to detour past the area for a little longer.


14U Hurricanes win state tournament
From staff and wire reports
The 14U Louisiana Hurricanes softball team finished the 2011 season by winning the state tournament.
Express win World Series title
From staff and wire reports
The River Region Express dominated the World Series field on the way to the championship, finishing with a perfect 6-0 record and outscoring their opponents 57-5.

Our View

Congress needs to get on target
Though both congressmen representing portions of St. Charles Parish voted no on the bill to raise the debt ceiling and prevent a government default in Washington this week, the measure passed.

Sheriffs Reports

From staff and wire reports
•Jeffrey Forbes, 25, of 719 W. Heather Drive in Luling, was arrested on July 26 and charged with unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.


“The Maze Runner”
Special to the Herald-Guide
"The Maze Runner" by James Dashner is set in an impossibly massive labyrinth. Its central chamber, aptly named The Glade, is where the characters survive on what they can grow and are provided.
A guide to proper root cutting
LSU AgCenter News
By Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist
Recipe: Balsamic steak salad
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Local teacher named to state education group leadership
From staff and wire reports
Current and former Louisiana State Teachers of the Year voted in January to reinstate an affiliate organization of the National State Teachers of the Year (NSTOY) organization called LASTOY.
How to prepare a 3-day food supply
LSU AgCenter News
Food is a necessity for life, and as a result, a three-day emergency food supply is something you hear a lot about when a hurricane approaches. But just what is a three-day emergency food supply? LSU AgCenter nutritionist and food safety specialist Beth Reames says it involves more than just food.
State Police celebrate 75 years of service
From staff and wire reports
The Lousiana State Police celebrated its 75th anniversary on July 27 in the Training Academy Auditorium in Baton Rouge. The ceremony included the police Honor Guard, recognition of past superintendents and retirees, a tribute to fallen troopers, comments by Superintendent Colonel Mike Edmonson and a viewing of "75 Years of Pride," a historical retrospective of the department.