Volume 133 Number 44 - Nov 02, 2006


3rd quarter crime up a little from 2nd quarter, a lot from last year
Blame it on skewed stats from Katrina, says sheriff
Sheriff Greg Champagne reports that crime in St. Charles Parish during the third quarter of 2006 rose nearly 2 percent when compared to this year’s second quarter, and 12 percent when compared to last year’s third quarter.

Sheriff's Report
$90 to kill a kid he didn't like
A 14-year-old Destrehan boy has been booked with solicitation for murder and illegal possession of a handgun after St. Charles Parish authorities said he offered a 15-year-old Destrehan boy $90 to kill another boy.

St. Charles 200th b-day on tap
St. Charles 200th b-day on tap HAHNVILLE - "We want people to come up with great ideas for projects so we can celebrate the 200th birthday of St. Charles Parish for the entire year of 2007 in style,” says Corey Faucheux, director of the St. Charles Parish Department of Economic Development and Tourism.

Super levee is gaining momentum
Wall of dirt would protect west bank from flooding by the year 2010
BOUTTE - After last years' improbably active hurricane season, Luling resident Jeffrey Brou questioned the wisdom of staying in his low-lying neighborhood of Willowdale. Was Katrina really a 100-year-storm event - or a harbinger of more superstorms to come?

Teach parish kids about money before they go bankrupt
Teach parish kids about money before they go bankrupt HERALD-GUIDE EXCLUSIVE: School board's Alex Suffrin says 'financial literacy' is a BIG issue we can't ignore
BOUTTE - Believe it or not, more young people file for bankruptcy than graduate from college - and that's why St. Charles Parish School Board member-elect Alex Suffrin has named "financial-literacy classes" as a priority when he takes office in January.

‘I’m all for keeping the parish neat”
- Jay Roberts after DA tells him to clean up campaign signs after Tuesday’s election
Current Port of South Louisiana Commissioner and former St. Charles Parish Councilman Jay Roberts had such a knack for yanking up political signs BEFORE the September election that District Attorney Harry Morel has ordered him to keep up the good work AFTER the November vote.


This one’s for the whole enchilada - Destrehan & East St. John face off in a ‘Battle of the Unbeatens’
Eric LeBlanc
DESTREHAN - The stage was set. The pundits had made their predictions. Every neutral party assumed an easy Destrehan win. And then Hahnville showed up and nearly pulled off what could have been the biggest upset of the year.
Hahnville & LSU alumni help Ravens derail Saints
Mike Detillier
A duo of former Louisiana prep standout defensive backs, Dawan Landry from Hahnville High School and Ronnie Prude from LSU, intercepted passes for touchdowns that helped guide the Ravens to an upset win over the Saints.
We are the champions
Eric LeBlanc
The Hahnville Lady Tigers volleyball team wrapped up one of the most successful seasons in their history, sweeping District 7-I with an 8-0 record and finishing with an overall record of 20-7.


Voters to decide in eight states to preserve traditional marriage
Jody Brown
(AgapePress) - Marriage traditionalists and pro-family leaders are predicting Wednesday's ruling in New Jersey requiring equal rights for same-sex couples will energize Christian conservatives in eight states where, in less than a week, voters will decide whether to amend their state constitutions to preserve traditional marriage.
Ex-gay advocate urges telling truth about molestation-homosexuality link
Ed Thomas
(AgapePress) - The executive director of an organization that offers support to members and to the families of members of the "ex-gay" community -- former homosexuals and those struggling with unwanted same-sex attraction -- has a unique perspective on the Mark Foley scandal. While reproaches and recriminations abound in the media, she says someone needs to offer the disgraced former Congressman and others like him a message of hope and truth.
Healing foods of the Holy Bible
Susan Ambrosino
THE Holy Bible pointedly refers to dozens of healthful foods that you might want to consider adding to your diet as part of an overall wellness plan. And here you’ll find 10 of them as referenced in "Hertel’s New Standard Bible" - an 82-year-old "classic" that was published in 1924 and has been passed down through my family for generations.
How children were taught to love God in 1855
Staff Report
CHAPTER IV. THE BIBLE. MY DEAR CHILD - Can you see God? No; you cannot see him. No one in this world can see him, though he can see us all the time. He looks at us, and sees all we do; he hears all we say, and he knows every thing which we think about or wish, even if we do not tell it to any body.


Staff Report
BOUTTE - You can boost energy and sail through your busy day with simple lifestyle tips that won’t cost you a dime, a nutritionist tells Herald-Guide readers exclusively.
Whole lotta shakin’ going on
Jennifer Nall
HAHNVILLE - Super-fit Kelly McNulty stays that way by belly-dancing for fun and also showing other women how to enjoy the ancient art form in classes at Hahnville High School. "It's interesting and it's a fun and free-spirited form of dance," says McNulty, who's taught continuing-education classes for St. Charles Parish Schools for the past two years.
How to keep your tropical plants happy this winter
Dan Gill
BATON ROUGE - Tropical plants that thrive on decks, patios, porches and courtyards through the summer can’t withstand freezing and must be protected in the winter.
St. Charles man goes Hollywood
Jennifer Nall
BOUTTE - Gary Dauphin will serve as executive producer for a new television drama that will start out being filmed in New Orleans but might soon be shot in Hahnville.
Will you marry me?
Heather R. Breaux
Mr. and Mrs. Guy Breaux of Luling are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Amanda Marie Breaux to Mr. Kyle James Thomas Ducan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Duncan Sr. of Canada. The groom’s parents currently reside in Luling.


LABRANCHE Loraine Duhe La Branche on Thursday, Oct. 19 in Jefferson. Wife of the late Paul La Branche . Daughter of the late Paul LaBranche and Leoda Simon Duhe. Mother of Larry LaBranche and wife, Phyllis LaBranche and Joey LaBranche and wife, Marsha LaBranche. Sister of Dorothy LaBranche, Yvonne Richoux, Catherine Weber, Alton Duhe and Lloyd Duhe. Grandmother of Corey, Nicole and April LaBranche and Holly Troxler. Great-grandmother of Bryce and Tristan Troxler. Age 80. A native of Montz and resident Destrehan. Mass of Christian Burial was at 10 a.m. on Oct. 23 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norco. Interment was in St. Peter's Catholic Church, Mausoleum in Reserve. Visitation was at H.C. Alexander Funeral Home in Norco from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m.