Volume 138 Number 36 - Sep 08, 2011


Being dead isnít excuse when it comes to parish grass ordinance
Alleged murderer Gary Farrell has been in a coma for more than a year, but that doesn't mean his lawn can be neglected.

Council delays decision on new Des Allemands boat launch
The St. Charles Parish Council postponed a decision on whether or not to seek a grant for a new boat launch in Des Allemands due to concerns over the 2012 budget. While the move doesn't kill the project, it does delay it for at least a year.

Councilman throws hat into race for Parish President
Billy Raymond will challenge V.J. St. Pierre
Qualifying for the October 22 election has ended and most races will have opposition against the incumbents. While many new names have been tossed into the mix, voters will also recognize many people on the ballot, including current Councilman Billy Raymond who is running for Parish President against V.J. St. Pierre. See below for a complete list of qualifying candidates from the Secretary of State.

Courthouse must upgrade security, officials say
Option includes single entrance for public
Now that the department of motor vehicles has been moved out of the St. Charles Parish Courthouse to a stand-alone facility across the street, parish officials agree that itís time to enhance security at the government headquarters.

Lee causes minimal damage, flooding in St. Charles
Lee causes minimal damage, flooding in St. Charles Tropical Storm Lee caused 200 power outages, partial flooding of two Norco homes and led to high water on 31 parish streets over the weekend, according to statistics released by St. Charles Parish.

Sheriff's Reports
Suspects are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law.


Wildcats blast South Lafourche in opener, 37-20
Eric LeBlanc
On Monday night, the Destrehan Wildcats quickly put last year's disappointing season behind them and made a definitive statement in their 37-20 victory over the South Lafourche Tarpons.
Tigers to focus on running game against Istrouma
Jonathan Menard
Heading into the season the Hahnville running game was supposed to be the strength of the offense, but the Tigers averaged a little more than 2-yards per carry in their 28-13 loss to Jesuit in the season opener.
Players of the Week
From staff and wire reports
Easton Melancon, Dillan Dent, Tyren Hills, Dereck Robinson


Whatís in it for David Vitter?
Special to the Herald-Guide
By John Maginnis, LaPolitics.com
Senator NOT running for governor
C.B. Forgotston
Today, State Senator Rob Marionneaux broke his silence and announced that he is NOT running for governor of Louisiana. While we werenít told what else Marionneaux is NOT going to do, his announcement has brought pressure on me to announce what I am NOT going to do.
Americaís workforce deserves better
Dan Juneau
Once again, Labor Day approaches. For the third consecutive year, it is a time of considerable anxiety for America's workforce. Wages are stagnant while prices for basic commodities are rising. Housing values are depressed.

Our View

Time to start making up our minds
Not only do we have to be prepared for hurricanes this fall, here in Louisiana we have to be prepared for elections.


Calling all brides, past and present
From staff and wire reports
Did you recently get married, or has it been decades since you tied the knot? Whether you were wearing the latest and greatest dress and accessories or you are pictured with big 80s hair - every bride is perfect on her big day.
Recipe: Seven-layer dip
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Orgeron-Salazar engagement
From staff and wire reports
David and Rose Orgeron of Bayou Gauche are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Marie Orgeron to Roland Acuna Salazar, son of Roland Salazar and Norma Acuna Guevara.
Book Review: "The Red Pony"
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Thomas Hymel
Parish remembers Katrina, 9/11
Michelle Stuckey
In honor of the anniversaries of Hurricane Katrina and September 11, St. Charles Parish proclaimed Labor Day as "Remembrance Day" this year. Twelve other parishes and state officials came together in Destrehan at the Jerusalem Shrine Center on Monday.


Karen Elizabeth Terrebonne Callais
Karen Elizabeth Terrebonne Callais, 56, a native of Golden Meadow and resident of Poplarville, Miss. was intrusted to Godís loving care on Aug. 24, 2011 in Poplarville.
Theresa Mejia
Theresa Mejia, 71, passed away on Aug. 10, 2011. She was a home maker and a native of New Orleans who lived in St. Charles Parish for the past five years and worked as a nurseís aide.
Bennie Troxler
Bennie Troxler, a veteran of the US Army and retiree of American Cyanamid, passed away on Aug. 30, 2011.
Leontine Mae Ory Gros
Leontine Mae Ory Gros, 93, passed away peacefully on Aug. 26, 2011 in Minden surrounded by family.
Leo J. Lambert Jr.
Leo J. Lambert Jr., 80, passed away on Aug. 28, 2011 at St. James Parish Hospital.
Dianne Barconey
Dianne Barconey departed this Earthly Life and entered into Eternal Rest on Aug. 25, 2011 at her residence in Apopka, Fla.