Volume 140 Number 38 - Sep 19, 2013


Conviction handed down in Mealey slaying
Conviction handed down in Mealey slaying A St. Rose teen was convicted Thursday in the shooting death of another teen last May.

Deadly amoeba found in St. Bernard, St. Charles increases water sampling
After a 4-year-old boy died after contracting a brain-eating amoeba from the St. Bernard Parish’s water supply, St. Charles Parish Waterworks have increased sampling of the parish’s water system to ensure its continued safety.

Deputy fired, another resigns after prisoner escapes from jail
Deputy fired, another resigns after prisoner escapes from jail Prisoner stowed away in box, was pushed into parking lot
One St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy lost his job and another resigned after a prisoner escaped from the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center in Killona in July.

Parish residents can report pollution to interactive map
A New Orleans-based environmental group is seeing an uptick in the use of one of their tools to combat environmental pollution.

Proposed levee would protect Montz
The Corps of Engineers has released a recommendation on the construction of a levee covering the west shore of Lake Pontchartrain running from Montz through St. John Parish and part of St. James Parish.

Schools say state manipulating tech reports
St. Charles Parish Public Schools administrators are saying that a technology report released by the state Department of Education is filled with inaccuracies.


Hahnville faces Landry-Walker without starting QB
Kyle Barnett
In their second home of the year, the Hahnville Tigers (1-1) are set to take on the Landry-Walker Buccaneers (2-0). They will have to do so without quarterback Dylan Keller, who started the first two games for the Tigers before suffering a shoulder injury last Friday.
Destrehan’s defense will be tested by physical Dutchtown offense
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan offense continued to make headlines after leading the Wildcats to a 55-12 demolishing of Helen Cox last week. However, the offense will face their first true test of the season when the Wildcats head to Dutchtown Friday night.
Saints winning with defense
Mike Detillier
The fact that the New Orleans Saints are 2-0 early on in the 2013 season is not a real surprise, but it is shocking that they have beaten both the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with outstanding defensive play.
Tigers finish 7th at Episcopal Round Table
From staff and wire reports
In the second meet in a row that had some of the best competition in the state, the Hahnville Tigers cross country team turned in another impressive performance at Baton Rouge’s Highland Park.
Destrehan dismantles Dutchtown, 45-14
Jonathan Menard
This Destrehan football team is for real.
Missteps lead to Landry-Walker overtime win over Hahnville
Kyle Barnett
With nine seconds left in a tied game placekicker Craig Ford had a chance to give Hahnville their first home win of the season and improve the Tigers’ record to 2-1.

Our View

Alligators become industry in St. Charles
It all began back in 1979 when the St. Charles Rotary Club, looking for a money-making event for its charitable purposes, started the Alligator Festival. It was held in the driveway-entrance of Willowdale Country Club but soon advanced to more appropriate areas of the parish.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Sept. 19)
From staff and wire reports
•Ryan P. Bourgeois, 25, of 206 Fourth St. in Luling, was arrested on Sept. 14 and charged with theft $500-$1,500, simple burglary and possession of tools for crime.


Book Review: “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”
Special to the Herald-Guide
Ned Vizzini’s semi-coming-of-age novel It’s Kind of a Funny Story revolves around the struggles of Craig Gilner, a teenager whose dream comes true, but it sends him into a depression, the likes of which few have ever experienced.
You’ve got to read this! (Sept. 19)
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
Mimosa Park Elementary service awards
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Parish School Board recently recognized employees for their years of service at a ceremony and celebration.
Destrehan native completes National Guard boot camp
From staff and wire reports
Army National Guard Pfc. Garrett L. Dipuma has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.
DHS student invited to participate in MIT Program
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan High School senior Valdrie Buford was recently selected to participate in the MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Online Science, Technology, & Engineering Community (MOSTEC).
Hurst primary studies
From staff and wire reports
Students in Karen Naquin’s 6th grade social studies class studyiedpictures to determine which sources are considered primary and which sources are considered secondary.
Parish honored for budget presentation
From staff and wire reports
The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has recently presented St. Charles Parish with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.
Confirmation at Luling church
From staff and wire reports
Fourteen people recently completed confirmation class at Luling United Methodist Church and were confirmed last month.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Gidget”
From staff and wire reports
This week’s Humane Society showcase is Gidget.
St. Rose Pre-K counting to 10
From staff and wire reports
Trent Thomas proudly demonstrates counting to 10 in Judy Rongey’s Pre-K class at St. Rose Elementary School.
Becnel family reunion draws over 200
From staff and wire reports
The 26th annual Becnel family reunion weekend was recently held at the Crowne Plaza in Kenner.


Celestin Joseph Dempster, 92, a native and resident of Des Allemands, passed away on Monday, Sept. 16 in Luling. Visitation was Wednesday, Sept. 18 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Hahnville.
Tina Ford Lamb went home to be with the Lord,on Sunday, Sept. 8. She was a native of Des Allemands and a resident of Luling.