Volume 139 Number 24 - Jun 14, 2012


2 teens arrested in connection with St. Rose murder
District attorney says office can’t pursue death penalty
Two teenagers have been arrested and charged with the murder of 19-year-old Jared Mealey, who was shot several times while sitting in his car in St. Rose on May 29.

Ama woman wins Herald-Guide Facebook contest
Ama woman wins Herald-Guide Facebook contest Dwan Pitre Veillon, of Ama, was randomly selected from the Herald-Guide’s list of Facebook friends for the month of May and won a Louisiana Sportsman’s T-shirt.

From Senate president to D.A.
Chaisson jumps into new duties
The St. Charles Parish District Attorney’s office is in a period of transition.

Health center will provide an array of new services to East Bank patients
The 28,000 square-foot St. Charles Community Health Center will have an adult day care center while also providing primary care for children and adults. A 28,000 square-foot facility in Norco that will provide healthcare, dentistry, adult day care and behavioral services will have its grand opening on Friday, June 22.

Parish air gets passing grade for second-straight year
Things are looking up for air quality in St. Charles Parish after the area received a ‘C’ grade from the American Lung Association’s State of the Air report for the second-straight year. In many cases a ‘C’ grade may be cause for concern, but after garnering an ‘F’ grade on the report for 15 out of the last 16 years, it is cause for relief in St. Charles.

Plant loss in Cataouatche not cause for concern, biologist says
Plant loss in Cataouatche not cause for concern, biologist says Boaters in Lake Cataouatche have noticed that submerged plants in the popular waterway seem to be disappearing, but a biologist with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says that residents shouldn’t be too concerned.

Police say speed factor in 2 fatal crashes
Two fatal crashes, one in Paradis and another in Norco, are being blamed on high speeds, according to the Louisiana State Police.


British are coming for soccer camp
From staff and wire reports
Challenger Sports will hold one of their popular "British Soccer Camps" in Destrehan.
Spillway trail run will take place on Saturday
Jonathan Menard
Five hundred adrenaline junkies are preparing to go through a trail run gauntlet that will take them over log jumps and a wooden bridge this Saturday at the Bonnet Carre Spillway.
What to do with gaspergou
Bruce McDonald
During the next two months, fishermen in St. Charles Parish will no doubt catch gaspergou while fishing for bass, sac-a-lait or catfish.
All-Pro safety Reed bringing NFL players to Destrehan
Jonathan Menard
Football players between the ages of 7 to 17 will get a chance to work out with several NFL players when Ed Reed comes to Destrehan to host his football camp next week.

Our View

Registrar releases election schedule
It’s an important election year, which comes to a climax in November and December. And it is hopeful that local residents will start getting prepared well in advance.

Sheriffs Reports

From staff and wire reports
•Nicole L. Craft, 40, of 7401 Bullard Blvd. in New Orleans was arrested on May 30 and charged with theft of goods over $1,500.


Catfish Queens named
From staff and wire reports
On Saturday June 2, the Louisiana Catfish Festival held its annual Queen’s Pageant in Des Allemands.
“Come In and Cover Me”
From staff and wire reports
Imagine a life full of the paranormal; ghosts communicate with you regularly, and now they are trying to help you with a major discovery.
For 31 years quilting club brings flair to Catfish Festival
Kyle Barnett
The ladies at St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church have been in the business of making quilts for the past 31 years. They are perhaps best known for raffling off a quilt made by their quilting group each year at the Louisiana Catfish Festival.


Mrs. Lynne Cantrell Spears, 75, of Destrehan, passed away peacefully with her family at her bedside on Saturday, June 9, 2012, after a long battle with cancer.
Luke L. Boyer, 87, a native and resident of Paradis, passed away at 2 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2012.