Volume 133 Number 47 - Nov 23, 2006
|Bound for glory
Greg Hill overcame adversity to make something of himself - and now he’s helping at-risk kids do the same
TAFT - His mother was an alcoholic and he never knew his dad. But Gregory Hill didn’t let a wrecked family life hold him back. He studied hard. He resisted the temptations of the street. He worked his way through college and landed a job he loves.
|Can you top this?
Editor's relic - direct from King Tut's tomb
... actually it's a 257-year-old Dutch tobacco tin that Derek Clontz's great-great-great-great grandfather, Alexander Clontz, brought over from Germany when he sailed to Philadelphia via Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, in 1749, 27 years before the American Revolution.
|Herald Guide’s $1 Children's Christmas Fund
A new holiday tradition to warm your heart ... from now on
BOUTTE - This year the St. Charles Herald-Guide sponsors its first annual $1 Children's Christmas Fund to help friends and neighbors in need.
Very Important Parishoners
- Dow employees at St. Charles Operations donated $230,000 to the United Way through individual contributions during the 2006 campaign. Way to go, guys. P.S. Dow kicked it another $55,000.
|Pssssst! Read how to get FREE STUFF from the Council on Aging even if you aren’t all that old
HAHNVILLE - What baby boomers and sixtysomethings don't know about the Council on Aging could fill a book - and executive director Margaret Powe thinks that's a crying shame.
|Real reason 800 people are out of work in St. Charles Parish
LULING - Getting a job in St. Charles Parish isn’t as easy as you might think.
|This week's talking points
... with Shonna Riggs
Machines will replace humans in St. Charles Parish at the water works department “for two reasons, one is we just can’t find qualified people to work,” public works director Greg Bush tells the Herald-Guide.
Two weeks ago the New Orleans Saints were traveling in rarified NFL territory sporting a 6-2 mark…but two weeks of being generous to opponents have them back to mere mortal status and fighting to keep the top spot in the NFC South Division.
The Destrehan Wildcats' 2006 season came to halt Friday night at the hands of the Carencro Bears for the second time in four years as the boys in garnet and gray fell 35-28. The Bears' had just ended the Hahnville Tigers' season one week prior, but the Wildcats did not go down as easy as Hahnville did.
Congratulations to the following Hahnville High School students who will represent their school at the Metro and State Swim meets:
I MISS my sleepy little community of St. Rose, which I moved to because it was close enough to the city to get to everything but far enough away to escape the crowds.
A RIVETING new book presents evidence of what appears to have been dramatic and in some cases stunning healings linked to the late John Paul II - miracles far more extensive than previously reported and in many instances occurring while the pontiff was still alive.
This week’s question: My doctor has just told me I have incurable cancer and just three months to live. I've never been a church-goer and never thought all that much about God. But I sure am now. What should I do to make sure I go to Heaven when I die? Do you have a special prayer that would help me?
Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission. Easy lessons for the Little Ones at Home, circa 1855, digitized by Michigan State University.
Nobody seems to care about the fact that one of the two Fortune 500 companies headquartered in LA is leaving the state. We’ve learned that Freeport Copper and Gold is leaving for Phoenix.
YOU CAN collect a reward of up to $2,500 by providing cops with information about the kidnapping and sexual assault described in the official police report that follows on this information.
Clarification: In our Nov. 16 issue, in a police beat item attributed to the Sheriff’s Office, we noted that a nake man exposed himself to an unidentified Norco woman. The woman was fully clothed, not otherwise as the Herald-Guide reported.
BOUTTE - You can avoid stress and sail through your holidays as a relaxed and happy camper with a psychiatrist’s “survival tips” for Herald-Guide readers who fuss and fret too much during the Christmas season.
BOUTTE - You can make any man fall in love with you in 30 magical seconds, a fascinating new study shows.
A spoonful of sugar may help the medicine go down, but it could take a little more for the homework to get done, say experts.
Dear Al: I'll turn 15 on Dec. 5. If I save just $1 a day every day, when will I be able to retire as a millionaire? And what's the best place to put my money so I can retire in the least amount of time? Thanks! - Millionaire Wannabe in Luling.
AYME Gaston “Ponnie” Joseph Ayme Jr. on Friday, Nov. 3 at 12:45 p.m. in Jefferson. A U.S. Navy veteran.