Volume 139 Number 23 - Jun 07, 2012


2 employees robbed outside of Zydeco's
Were approached by gunman while on break, police say
Authorities are still searching for a gunman who robbed two women while they were sitting outside of Zydeco’s II in Boutte, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

4 women arrested after funeral fight
Woman says she was attacked, pulled out of car
Four women were arrested after a verbal confrontation at a funeral on Friday led to a fight later in the day, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Cheaper co-pays big draw for urgent care center
Dr. Brandon Haider is one of the physicians that will staff Luling Urgent Care. The new center offers treatments for a variety of cases like infections, simple fractures and sore throats. Victims of minor accidents who require stitches or treatment for burns will now have a cheaper option for emergency medical care.

Church will give away $1,000 in gas on Sunday
King Jesus Ministries will be giving away free gas on Sunday, June 10 immediately following their 10:30 a.m. worship service at the Shell station next to the Herald-Guide office in Boutte.

Luling boy struggles with brain disease
Alex Oxford, 8, is still active in sports despite his recent diagnoses. Misdiagnosed as having ADHD
Eight-year-old Alex Oxford was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) more than two years ago.


Rebuilt Spillway boat launch is perfect spot to start crabbing trip
Bruce McDonald
This past weekend Tyler Hebert, Jake Noel and I decided to do some crabbing in Lake Pontchartrain.
Destrehan Dodgers win Lagniappe Tournament
Staff Report
The Destreha-based Louisiana Dodgers 10-year-old travel baseball team won the Lagniappe in Terrebonne Tournament. The Dodgers went 5-0 for the weekend with a 13-5 victory in the championship game. Team members are: Front Row (L-R) Scott Payne, Joe Delaney, Carson Neu, Kyle Haupt, Jason Bosco, Trey Tujauge, Noah Hymel, Alec Scheffler and Jude Donnaud. Back Row (L-R) Coaches Kevin Payne, Jeff Delaney, Will Scheffler and Jason Donnaud. Not pictured: Dickie Gibbs.
St. Charles Blue Jays win 12 and under championship
Staff Report
The St. Charles Blue Jays recently won the parish championship for the U12 division. Members of the team are: Front Row (L-R) Ashlyn Jack, India Williams, Mique Lauve, Jenna Thomassie, Regan Keller and Sarah Benoit. Back Row (L-R) Coach Steve Villa, Madison Villa, Julienne Scheuermann, Savanna Ussin, Jasmine Young, Ashton Hymel, Gabby Lauve, Haylie Hunter, Bella Brocato and Coach Nick Brocato.

Our View

Rail service could link New Orleans, Baton Rouge
Rail service between New Orleans and Baton Rouge through St. Charles Parish has been envisioned for some time but so far nothing has come to pass.

Sheriffs Reports

From staff and wire reports
•Joshua A. Furman, 23, of 132 Brink Ave. in Center Point, Texas was arrested on June 2 and charged with DWI and reckless operation.


United Way Success By 6 Summer Kickoff Event a Success
From staff and wire reports
Over 150 parents and children attended the Success By 6 Summer Kickoff on June 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Charles Parish Community Health Center in Luling.
2012 Louisiana Catfish Festival Baby & Youth Pageant
From staff and wire reports
On May 5th the La. Catfish Festival held their annual Baby and Youth Pageant in Des Allemands at the Father Mac Community Center.
HHS alums graduate from
From staff and wire reports
Pictured from left are Dr. Stephen Hulbert, university president; summa cum laude graduates Lauren Matherne, daughter of Terry and Anita Matherne of Des Allemands, and Brittani Champagne, daughter of Brian and Amanda Champagne of Luling, who both graduated from Hahnville High in 2008; and Dr. Steven Welsh, interim dean of the College of Education.
Dow’s Faucheux gets regional promotion
From staff and wire reports
Tommy Faucheux, currently Dow St. Charles Operations Public Affairs Manager, has been named Southeast Region State Government Affairs Leader.
Things to do before you die...Yucatan diving
Kyle Barnett
Danielle Hymel, 43, said scuba diving was on her and her husband Edward’s bucket list, but they decided to share it with their five children because it would offer them more activities when they traveled.


Diana "MawDee" Schaubhut Folse, 79, a native and resident of Des Allemands, died on Sunday May 27, 2012. Visitation was on Thursday, May 31, at St. Gertrude Catholic Church. Mass was held at 11 a.m. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Leo Joseph McGovern Sr., 83, passed away at his home in Destrehan on Saturday, May 26, 2012. He was a retired operator with the Public Sewage and Water Board in New Orleans, a veteran United States Naval Seaman with the USS Dixie and member of the Joint Task Force One Atomic Bomb Test Bikini Atoll, Marshall Islands.
Randy Charles Deslatte Sr., 55, passed away at his home on Friday, May 25, 2012. He worked for Cajun Constructors as a carpenter for 15 years and was a graduate of Destrehan High School.