Volume 138 Number 40 - Oct 06, 2011


Archbishop Hannan was spiritual leader of Luling Ferry Disaster
Set up temporary morgue for ferry disaster victims, prayed with families
Archbishop Philip Hannan passed away last week at the age of 98, but his legacy will live on in St. Charles Parish for the vital healing role he played during and after the Luling Ferry Disaster.

Elmo makes CD for sick toddler
Elmo makes CD for sick toddler Two-year-old Tripp Roth is unlike most kids. Most kids don’t have a mother who has won a national award and a CD of songs made especially for them by THE Elmo. But Tripp also has a very rare skin disease called epidermolysis bullosa, which causes blisters and sores to form on his skin anywhere the friction occurs.

Former civic president admits stealing from clubs
A Montz man will have to reimburse two civic associations after pleading guilty to stealing money from both of them. Christopher Kennedy, 38, pleaded guilty to two counts of theft valued over $500.

Join parishwide cleanup effort
Students from Harry Hurst Middle School pick up trash on the side of the road during last year’s Trash Bash. More than 150 parishioners have already signed up to help keep St. Charles clean during this weekend’s Trash Bash event.

Meet-your-neighbor night moves to October
Each year, around 20 families host Night Out Against Crime Parties. Deputies stop by registered parties, hand out goodies and allow children to get an inside look at a police car. Deputies will hand out goodies Oct. 11 at night out event
Residents across the parish have begun to plan their National Night Out Against Crime parties, which take place on Oct. 11 and attempt to bring neighbors together to heighten crime and drug-prevention awareness.


Wildcat defense needs to contain talented Higgins QB
Eric LeBlanc
The Destrehan Wildcats had the opportunity to give the second-ranked Dutchtown Griffins more than they could handle last Friday night. But two costly fumbles swung the momentum of the game and the Wildcats came away with their third loss of the season.
Tigers must be ready for 2 different offenses against BHS
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville offense put together its best game of the season last Friday, rolling up 469 yards on their way to a 58-37 victory over McDonogh 35 - and head coach Lou Valdin couldn't be happier.
Tigers pick up first win of season
Kyle Barnett
The Hahnville Tigers broke their four game losing streak in a 20-19 win over the Bonnabel Bruins in their first district game of the year to improve to 1-4.


Test of character: Louisiana style
Special to the Herald-Guide
By John Maginnis, LaPolitics.com
Clarity coming for health care law
Dan Juneau
This column has made the point repeatedly that one of the major drags on the U.S. economy comes from the uncertainty that the business community faces in determining how government laws and regulations will impact its costs going forward.

Sheriffs Reports

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


The Silver Girls rock
Colette Lottinger
It was Kathryn Caulking France’s turn to host the monthly gathering of Silver Girls and since they were celebrating 50 years of togetherness, she wanted it to be a special standout party.
Recipe: Whole-wheat zucchini brownies
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Book Review: "East of the Sun"
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Katherine Hymel
State Troopers offer advice during Rail Safety Week
From staff and wire reports
In promotion of Louisiana Rail Safety Week, Oct. 3-9, State Troopers are collaborating with local and federal agencies to educate motorists and the general public on the importance of railroad safety.
Use caution when eating cantaloupe
LSU AgCenter News
Some people may be wondering if they should ever eat cantaloupe again. But LSU AgCenter food scientist Marlene Janes says she certainly plans to, although she recommends taking precautions.
Parish awarded emergency food and shelter funds
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish has been chosen to receive $19,378.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs according to Timothy J. Vial, Chairman of the Local Emergency Food & Shelter Board.
Zeta Phi Beta works hard for River Parishes
From staff and wire reports
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Upsilon Mu Zeta Chapter coordinated a Voters’ Registration at Wal-Mart in LaPlace, LA on August 27, 2011.
First ‘Super Plant’ named for fall 2011
LSU AgCenter News
By Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist
Playing with fire: fun with the VFD
From staff and wire reports
The Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department hosted its annual Fire Prevention/Open House on Oct. 1.


James Francis Kees
James Francis Kees, 80, was born on Nov. 19, 1930 in Olla to the union of his parents, Frank Francis Kees and Ruth King Kees.
Mae Truxillo Clark
Mae Truxillo Clark, 75, passed away on Sept. 26, 2011 in River Ridge.
Francis C. Brien
Francis C. Brien, 92, of Luling, entered into eternal rest on Sept. 27, 2011.
Betty G. Manuel
Betty G. Manuel, 74, passed away on Oct. 1, 2011 in River Ridge.
Evelyn S. Myers
Evelyn S. Myers, 74, passed away on Sept. 23, 2011. She was a native of Gulfport, Miss. and daughter of the late William and Wilma Scheeler.