Volume 140 Number 10 - Mar 07, 2013


12-year-old who inspired thousands passes away from brain cancer
A Destrehan girl who inspired thousands during her battle with brain cancer through her Facebook page passed away on Saturday.

Arrests (March 7)
•Andria M. Downing, 20, of 7820 Angela St. in Bridge City, was arrested on Feb. 22 and charged with theft $500-$1,500.

Driver sought in hit and run on Hale Boggs
A Destrehan man was hit by a car on the Hale Boggs Bridge while he was trying to retrieve a mattress that had fallen off of his truck and investigators are trying to find the vehicle that hit him, according to Louisiana State Police.

FEMA will host public meeting on St. Charles flood maps
LULING – Proposed new Federal Emergency Management Agency Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for St. Charles Parish will be available for review by the public during an upcoming open house to be held from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. March 25 at the R.K. Smith Middle School Cafetorium, 281 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway.

Find hunting, fishing deals from over 250 vendors at Sportsman Show
Find hunting, fishing deals from over 250 vendors at Sportsman Show Louisiana’s largest fishing and hunting show takes over the Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales on March 14-17 to showcase the latest and greatest products the outdoor community has to offer. The 34th Louisiana Sportsman Show will feature more than 250 vendors and entertainment for the whole family.

Police searching for minivan in connection with fatal crash
State Police are searching for white van that reportedly caused a crash that led to the death of a 2-year-old in Des Allemands last week.


Experience pays off for Tigers as team cruises to 8-1 start
Jonathan Menard
New Hahnville baseball coach David Baudry said the experience his squad gained during last year’s run to the Class 5A state quarterfinals - plus a successful summer campaign - is already paying big dividends this season.
Tigers win first track meet in 3 years
From staff and wire reports
Chalmette – On a frigid Thursday night, the HHS boys track team was able to do something that has eluded them for quite some time - win a meet.

Our View

A new way would finance our nation
The USA is a divided nation in these times of partiality in national politics. It’s time to get our sides together enough to give and take to help decide the issues in a way that provides a workable solution even though it does not satisfy both sides entirely.


This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Duke”
From staff and wire reports
Duke is in need of a home and a family of his own. He is a one-year-old male cat.
The Holocaust remembered, survivor speaks to Harry Hurst students
From staff and wire reports
The 8th grade students at Harry Hurst Middle School recently heard the story of Anne Levy, one of the few Holocaust survivors left in the New Orleans area.
Camera Shootout 2013 February Winner
From staff and wire reports
"Louisiana Bald Cypress garden" by Terri Box got the most votes last week and is the February winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2013 photo contest. Submit your pictures online at www.heraldguide.com or e-mail to lifestyles@heraldguide.com for a chance to win the grand prize of $500 at the end of the year.
Bourgeois-Kennedy engagement
From staff and wire reports
Wayne Bourgeois and Leila Bourgeois of Luling are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amanda Leah, to Barry Jason Kennedy, the son of Barry and Edna Gayle (Bailey) Kennedy of Franklinton.
St. Rose Elementary social study fair winners
From staff and wire reports
St. Rose Elementary held its annual Social Studies Fair in February.
LWE student lens experiment
From staff and wire reports
Kaylana Priestley, a student in Brooke Savoie’s 5th grade science class at Lakewood Elementary, created a lens by utilizing a water drop and a slide as part of a lesson on magnification.
HHS graduate completes basic training
From staff and wire reports
Air Force Airman Jade C. Fulgham graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
New Sarpy reading program
From staff and wire reports
New Sarpy Elementary Library announced the winners for February’s reading program, "Love Your Library!" Students read books and completed short forms.
You've got to read this!
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
Sheriff’s Office promotes two deputies
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne has promoted two employees of the Sheriff’s Office.


Helen Ward Orgeron, 82, passed away on Friday, March 1 at 1:59 a.m. in LaPlace. Beloved wife of Gerald Orgeron Sr. Mother of Gerald OrgeronJr. and wife Donna. Grandmother of Chelsey, Brayden and Kellie. Daughter of the late George and Barbara Whalen Ward. Sister of Audrey Fernandez. A native of New Orleans and a resident of Luling.