Volume 139 Number 6 - Feb 09, 2012


Committee looks at modifying fireworks ban
Ordinance would allow fireworks to be shot on certain days, but not sold
At a legislative committee meeting Tuesday night, St. Charles Parish Council members discussed an ordinance that would allow fireworks to be shot on certain days inside the parish but would continue to ban their sale.

Hospital chef selected as one of state’s best
Chef Blaine Guillot, who cooks up culinary creations like seafood-stuffed peppers and crawfish enchiladas for the crowd at the St. Charles Parish Hospital café, has been named one of the top chefs in the state.

Humane Society gala celebrates opening of animal shelter
The St. Charles Humane Society recently celebrated a milestone with donors and friends. The organization hosted an event in Luling to highlight the upcoming opening of the new St. Charles Animal Shelter next month.

Luling woman charged with doctor shopping at 16 medical centers
A 30-year-old Luling woman has been arrested after police say she visited 16 different medical offices and received the same prescription from multiple doctors.

Northbound lanes of Hale Boggs will close for 82 hours
The northbound lanes of the Hale Boggs Bridge will be closed from Friday at 7 p.m. until Tuesday at 5 a.m. so that the expansion joint on the bridge can be replaced. Closure occurs on weekday for first time
The northbound lanes of the Hale Boggs Bridge will be closed from Friday at 7 p.m. until Tuesday at 5 a.m., according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

Trio of projects set to improve West Bank drainage
A trio of drainage projects now underway – including pump station and culvert upgrades – are set to improve drainage in the towns of Boutte, Luling and Bayou Gauche.

Week of near freezing temps needed to prevent spring mosquito explosion
Though mosquitoes are far less active in the winter than they are during the rest of the year, the unseasonably warm weather now could provide a big boost to the mosquito population late next month.

Worldguy passes through parish on 2,000-mile trek
Erik Bendl and his dog, Nice, have walked through 33 states in order to raise awareness for diabetes. Bendl’s mother died of diabetes when she was only 54. Kindness of locals, Majoria’s leaves quite an impression
Erik Bendl has walked more than 2,000 miles dragging a giant globe for the cause of diabetes awareness, and a few miles of his trek were through St. Charles Parish last weekend.


HHS to host info meeting for color guard tryouts
From staff and wire reports
There will be an informational meeting about color guard tryouts for the 2012-13 school year on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 6 p.m. in the HHS auditorium.
Football players sign college scholarships
From staff and wire reports

Our View

St. Charles needs input in airport plans
Plans for overhauling Louis Armstrong International Airport are in the works and just how it is done could have an effect on residents of St. Charles Parish and the disturbances they encounter.

Sheriffs Reports

From staff and wire reports
•Lanai J. Bertucci, 45, of 19388 Rolling Pines Drive in Amite, was arrested on Jan. 31 and charged with simple burglary.


Get healthy for American Heart Month
From staff and wire reports
February, American Heart Month, signals the importance of taking steps to prevent heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women.
Recipe: Triple chocolate cake sundae
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Love is in the air
From staff and wire reports
The marriage of Kelly Marie Campo and Christopher Whittington LaBure was solemnized Nov. 12, 2011 at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Destrehan.


Gustave F. Deister, 90, a longtime resident of Wassaic, N.Y., died on Jan. 29, 2012 at Sharon Health Care Center in Sharon, Conn. He was a rural letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 26 years retiring in 1984. He was born on Nov. 2, 1921 in Peine-Stederdorf, Germany, and was the son of the late Herman and Martha Schaprian Deister. He was a 1939 graduate of the Newtown High School in Newtown, N.Y. and from 1942 to 1945, he served in the U.S. Army in the combat zones of North Africa and Italy. On Oct. 4, 1947 in Wassaic, he married Margaret Rivenburgh, who survives at home.
Lessie Wheeler, 63, passed away at her home on Jan. 31, 2012. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. Lessie was the beloved wife of 29 years to Phillip K. Wheeler, mother of Tammy Buckwalter (husband John Jr.), daughter of the late A. P. Gibson and Lessie Gibson, sister of Phillis Gibson Iverson, Layton F. Ladd and the late Jelks C. Ladd; grandmother of Michael and Brandon Boudreaux and Aaron Buckwalter, and the great-grandmother of Destiny, Kylie and Ryelie.
Jenelle L. Horn Robert, 88, passed away on Jan. 30, 2012 at Cannon Hospice in Metairie. She was the wife of the late Norbert S. Robert and by first marriage to the late Herbert Horn Sr., mother of Judy Howard, the late Priscilla Keller, Michael J. Horn and Herbert J. Horn Jr.; daughter of the late Yves LeBlanc and Eula Talbot, and sister of Mazie Bolman, Catherine Condon, Doris Adams, the late Fred LeBlanc, Harris LeBlanc and Kenneth LeBlanc. She is also survived by step-children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Patricia Daughery Lambert, 79, passed away on Jan. 28, 2012 at Ormond Nursing and Care Center in Destrehan.
Patricia Marlene Flynn, 59, born in Baton Rouge, died on Jan. 31, 2012 in Hammond. Pat left her mark from Des Allemands to Laurel, Miss. She was preceded in death by her mother, Billie Joyce Pearson Jones, stepfather, Floyd "Pops’’ Jones, and her father, Raymond Flynn. She is survived by her significant other, William Richard Murray, sister, Deborah Dianne Dufrene, brothers, Michael Ray Flynn and Ricky Joe Bass, son, Robert Michael Hopkins, and granddaughter, Heather Nicole Hopkins.
Rondell Lee Honor Sr., 36, departed his earthly life and entered into eternal rest on Jan. 30, 2012 at St. Francis Medical Center in Monroe. He was the beloved husband of LaTangie Revader Honor, father of Jardyn Symone’, Rylee Senai, Jornea Ryanne, Rondell Jr., Jessa Reanne and Ryce Shyann Honor; son of Darryl Honor Sr. and the late Minister Mona Honor, son-in-law of Lu Ann Revader, brother of Darryl Jr. (Ashley) and Nicole Honor, and brother-in-law of Delayne Revader. He is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, family and friends. He was a native of Luling, resident of Monroe, and former employee of Dow Chemical in Sterlington.
Harold P. Guarino, 65, passed away at his residence on Jan. 30, 2012. He was a native of New Orleans and resident of Destrehan for the past 39 years. He was the beloved husband of Charlotte LeBlanc Guarino, loving father of Robert Guarino, Michael and Daisy Guarino and the late Donald Guarino; son of the late Angelo Henry and Alice Louise Kairdolf Guarino, brother of Angelo J. Guarino and the late Theresa Guarino Magee, grandfather of Elisha, Kaitlynn, Michael Jr., Joshua and Deanna Guarino; and great-grandfather of Aleenah Shey Alleman Guarino. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Danielle Guarino, and many nieces and nephews.
Gary Naquin Jr., 34, was injured in an automobile accident on Jan. 27, 2012 and passed away on Jan. 30 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas. He was a Project Planner with Exxon Oil Company, a native of Norco and resident of Groves, Texas. He was the son of Gary Naquin (wife Rose), husband of Lisa Naquin, father of Derrick Thornton, Tylor and Caden Naquin; and brother of the late Jason and Mark Naquin, Kerri Flannery and Kristie Nevling. He is also survived by a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.