Volume 141 Number 3 - Jan 16, 2014


13 Luling vehicles broken into Tuesday night
13 Luling vehicles broken into Tuesday night Deputies are scouring the Willowdale neighborhood in Luling in response to 13 vehicle break-ins that occurred last night.

18 local industries looking to fill job openings at fair
18 local industries looking to fill job openings at fair Job seekers will get face-to-face with 18 local industry representatives who are hiring workers for high-paying jobs at the Louisiana Workforce Job Fair on Thursday, Jan. 23.

Armed robbery victim clears man arrested for crime
A man who was arrested as an accomplice to armed robbery has been cleared of any involvement in the crime.

Courthouse entrance closes to add X-ray machine, metal detector
The St. Charles Parish Courthouse entrance near the Tax Collector’s Office will close from Jan. 27 until May 27 for the creation of a security checkpoint.

Kitchen destroyed in late night fire at Luling restaurant
The kitchen at Sailfish Food and Spirits restaurant in Luling was destroyed and the inside of the building suffered heavy smoke damage in a fire late Thursday night.

Rental rates set for meetings, parties at community center
Rental rates have been set for the new St. Charles Parish community center that allow the $10.5 million facility to be used by the public for wedding receptions, concerts and meeting space.

Supreme Court rules that 3 locals serving life in jail will not have cases reviewed
The Louisiana Supreme Court has decided that those serving life sentences for crimes committed when they were juveniles will not receive a mandatory review of their cases.


Hahnville knocks off Destrehan, 59-44, for first district victory
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Tigers picked up their first district win of the season in impressive fashion by knocking off rival Destrehan, 59-44.
Lady Wildcats cruise past Hahnville
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan Lady Wildcats stretched their win streak to 14 games with a dominating 74-31 win over rival Hahnville.
Saints season ends in Seattle, again
Mike Detillier
The Saints season ended in Seattle, just like it did in the 2010 postseason. However, you have to give it up for a great effort by a depleted defense short of starters, especially in the secondary.
Hahnville wrestlers finish second at invitational
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville wrestling team placed second in the Jefferson Invitational, which was held at John Ehret High School. The Tigers had seven wrestlers place in the top four in the tournament.
Hahnville hunter takes down 18-point
Special to the Herald-Guide
Brian Pradat picked the wrong time to eat a bag of peanuts in his box stand in St. Helena Parish, but the big buck heading straight for him didn’t seem to mind one bit.

Our View

Poverty problems need statewide solutions
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared a war on poverty in the United States with plans to decrease the percentages of starving people and help those by providing all of their needs. Today, poverty reportedly is as rampant as it was then with 40 percent of the nation in that number.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Jan. 16)
From staff and wire reports
•Patricia White, 34, of 119 W. East St. in Destrehan, was arrested on Jan. 8 and charged with forgery, credit card use over $500, not using head lights and a St. Charles parish Sheriff’s Office attachment.


This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Cami”
From staff and wire reports
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Cami. Cami is a six-month-old female terrier.
R.J. Vial students focus on local ecosystems
From staff and wire reports
Fourth grade students at R. J. Vial Elementary are studying ecosystems. Students in Sharon Bonnaffons’ class set up terrariums in order to observe how living things interact in their habitat.
J.B. Martin teachers receive gifts from Walmart
From staff and wire reports
Each year Walmart chooses a school and sends gifts cards and gift bags for selected teachers in appreciation of what teachers do for local students.
River Regions Ballet dancers learn flamenco
From staff and wire reports
The River Region Ballet Junior Company recently held a Flamenco dance workshop with guest artist Michelle Paule, director of Micaela y Fiesta Flamenca.
DHS high school computing teacher of the year
From staff and wire reports
DHS math teacher Kailyn Brabham has been chosen the Region I LACUE High School Teacher of the Year.
You’ve got to read this! (Jan. 16)
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
St. Charles Borromeo yearbook contest winners
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan recently held their annual yearbook design contest for students in third through eighth grade.
Poet reads at Norco Elementary
From staff and wire reports
Courtney Berthelot was a guest speaker at a Norco Elementary writer’s workshop where she spoke to all fourth grade writing students about her personal experiences with writing poetry.
Hurst students attend all-state choral festival
From staff and wire reports
Members of the Harry Hurst Choir who went to Baton Rouge to attend the all-state choir festival were sixth graders Shayna Roberts, Kaitlin Mizell; seventh graders, Angela Dufour and Connor Fisk and eighth graders, Trevon Baudoin and John Radcilffe.
HHS Students Selected to National Honor Choir
From staff and wire reports
Five students from Craig Matherne’s Ensemble Choir at Hahnville High School recently participated in the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) All-National Honor Choir Ensemble program at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.


Gerald “Jerry” “Curly” Joseph Barbier Sr., 77, a native of Harvey and a resident of Des Allemands, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13 at his residence.
Luther C. “LC” Morantine, 81, a retired mechanical engineer, entered into eternal rest on Jan. 9.