Volume 140 Number 39 - Sep 26, 2013


8 bands, tasty south Louisiana delicacies big draw to Alligator Fest
Thousands will descend upon Luling for the Alligator Festival, which will be held at the West Bank Bridge Park from Sept. 26 until Sept. 29. The more than 30,000 visitors expected at this weekend’s Alligator Festival will get to sample some of the best food in south Louisiana, browse unique arts and crafts and rock out to a wide variety of bands that will please any musical connoisseur.

Eating contest, Rebirth Brass Band highlight Andouille Fest
The Grammy-winning Rebirth Brass Band will perform in LaPlace. The annual Andouille Festival will be taking a second run at celebrating its 40th year. The festival began in 1972 and was prepared to celebrate 40 years in existence last year, but Hurricane Isaac caused its cancellation.

Judge refuses to step down from child rape case
Michele Morel Had alleged victim removed from court, accused of breaking state law
St. Charles Parish District Judge Michele Morel is being asked to step down in a criminal case concerning a local man who is accused of aggravated incest and rape against his minor daughter.

Record number of teams will Battle for the Paddle
Visitors can get their fill of special jambalaya, gumbo recipes for only $5
From the second they enter the gates, visitors to the United Way of St. Charles’ Battle for the Paddle will be enticed by 104 groups to try special jambalaya and gumbo recipes.

Splash park highlights Ormond field redesign
Ormond field in Destrehan is set to become a go-to spot for families in St. Charles and surrounding parishes after the St. Charles Parish Council approved a $925,200 renovation of the field. Not included in that cost total is one of the most anticipated additions – a splash park that will be constructed by way of a $350,000 donation.

Teen found guilty in connection with ‘senseless’ St. Rose murder
Keywine Bradford Jared Mealey was shot to death while sitting in car
A St. Rose teen was recently convicted in the shooting death of another teen last May.

Thieves target Social Concerns donations
Almost every night, Sue Candies says thieves pull up to Social Concerns in Luling and steal items that have been left for the charity.


Tiger defense will be called on to stop dynamic Thibodaux offense
Kyle Barnett
The difference between an undefeated Hahnville Tigers football team and one that is 1-2 going into district play this Friday against Thibodaux is two plays.
Wildcats riding high entering district play against Terrebonne
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan Wildcats enter district play Friday against Terrebonne coming off of the team’s biggest win in years – a 45-14 dismantling of Dutchtown.
Former HHS QB named starter at Louisiana College
Jonathan Menard
Only a freshman, former Hahnville High School quarterback Easton Melancon has already been named the starter for Louisiana College (2-1).
Parallel football universe for Saints, LSU
Mike Detillier
Who would have thought that early on in the 2013 football season what everyone would be talking about is the great play of the LSU Tigers offense and how dominant the New Orleans Saints are on the defensive side of the ball.
Tigers take Spillway Classic cross country title
From staff and wire reports
Last Wednesday, nine area teams came together in the Bonnet Carre’ Spillway for the DHS-HHS Spillway Classic. Teams from Houma Christian, Vandebilt, East St. John, Thibodaux, H.L. Bourgeois, Central Lafourche and Ellender joined Destrehan and Hahnville for the competition.
Final weekend of teal season should bring more action
Special to the Herald-Guide
What so far has been a miserable teal season got a slight boost on Sunday morning after the first cool front of the season pushed through the state over the weekend.
Week three players of the week
From staff and wire reports
Players of the week for week three of the 2013 high school football season.
Mathews leads Destrehan past Terrebonne, 42-17
Jonathan Menard
Another Friday night, another blowout win for Destrehan.
HHS makes up 10-point deficit to beat Thibodaux in first district game
Kyle Barnett
It may have just been a coincidence that the clock read 1:11 when wide receiver Ricky Preston, who wears jersey no. 1, reeled in a leaping grab for a 19-yard touchdown on fourth down and 17 on Hahnville’s last possession of regulation.
47 St. Charles Parish football players in college, professional ranks
Eric LeBlanc
While it may be true that St. Charles Parish’s largest export is grain, to football fans it is professional and college football players. With a greater NFL representation than some small states, the St. Charles football factory is in full production and doesn’t seem like it will slow down anytime soon.

Our View

Festivals reign this fall
The 2013-14 school year is in full swing and the high school football season is already a third of the way through. As of Sept. 22, summer has receded and fall is upon us once again.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Sept. 26)
From staff and wire reports
•Darrow J. Tregle, 59, of 217 Tregle Lane in Des Allemands, was arrested on Sept. 17 and charged with two counts of simple burglary, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of hydrocodone.


Norco Elementary receives $3K grant for book fair
From staff and wire reports
Jennifer Luquette with Clear Channel Radio and Dana Parker from Monsanto presented a $3,000 grant from The Read and Rise program to Norco Elementary.
St. Charles United Methodist Church vacation bible school
From staff and wire reports
For this year’s vacation bible school, the St. Charles United Methodist Church created their own curriculum based on Jesus’ ministry near the Sea of Galilee.
Destrehan High School student chosen to participate in exclusive Xavier University program
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan High School senior Zakyra Adams was selected to attend Xavier University’s SOAR1 Program this past summer.
Lakewood Elementary students learn about government
From staff and wire reports
Students in Mindy Baudouin's social studies class are currently learning about government.
Writing contest finalist
From staff and wire reports
Abigail Johnson, an eighth grade student at Albert Cammon Middle School, was a finalist in the "Louisiana Writes! Youth Writing Contest."
Book review: “The Sea Wolf”
Special to the Herald-Guide
The Sea Wolf, written by Jack London, features an educated man in the later 1800s who gets shipwrecked and taken aboard by a different vessel, where he is held captive by the ship’s cruel captain.
Harry Hurst Middle School tests male versus female reaction time
From staff and wire reports
As part of an activity practicing collecting, analyzing and graphing data, Harry Hurst eighth grade science students participated in an experiment comparing reaction times between males and females.
Local college student with goal of becoming physician awarded River Parishes Medical Society scholarship
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish resident Marissa Aucoin received a $1,000 River Parishes Medical Society (RPMS) scholarship earlier this year to help her pursue studies in the medical field.
Teachers complete summer internships
From staff and wire reports
Prior to the beginning of the 2013-14 school year, 12 teachers and three counselors from St. Charles Parish Public Schools completed School-to-Career summer internships at several local industries in order to bring their experiences back into their classrooms.
United Way increases funding by over
From staff and wire reports
The United Way of St. Charles Board of Directors approved $1,550,000 for the 2013-2014 fiscal year to fund programs and services of its partner agencies in St. Charles Parish.


Noella Baudouin passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the age of 77.