Volume 134 Number 44 - Nov 01, 2007


Borromeo youth director tries to find orphan loving home
Borromeo youth director tries to find orphan loving home 8-year-old Jenny was abandoned by her mother and is
St. Charles Borromeo's youth director, Janeen Rodrigue, needs the parish's help to find a home for an autistic girl living in an orphanage in Piedras Negras, Mexico before her condition worsens.

Child Advocacy Services needs more volunteers
The St. Charles Parish Child Advocacy Service Abuse Program, which serves children who are victims of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, is looking for volunteers because of the high amount of abuse cases the organization handles yearly.

How much did your vote cost?
Candidates use different strategies to capture
Running a political campaign is not an easy thing to do. The candidates have to hire a dedicated staff to get their message across, while formulating a plan to deal with the many issues that affect their constituents. They must also keep up public appearances, out-hustle their competitors, and in some cases go door-to-door to get their message across.

LTC giving local students hands-on welding training
Students at Hahnville and Destrehan will get some first-hand experience in the field of multi-process welding and industrial maintenance when Lincoln Electric puts on a demo for the students Nov. 5 at the Louisiana Technical College's River Parishes campus.

Ministry students help rescue workers prepare
Gabby Becnel, of Destrehan, a Fountain of Youth Ministry worker, gets make-up, for a mock plane crash training exercise that took place at Louis Armstrong International Aiport, Saturday, Oct. 18. St. Charles Borromeo Fountain of Youth Ministry students, along with rescue workers, ambulance personnel and firemen participated in a mock airplane crash on Oct. 18 to help train emergency workers.

Parish growth calls for new "Master Plan"
Because of the overwhelming growth of the parish, local administrators will soon commission a comprehensive study to help the area formulate a growth management plan to direct future developmental efforts.

Schools ask for input on upcoming schedule
Even though students have not even reached the halfway point of the current school year, the school board has already approved the proposed 2008-09 schedule, and they are inviting comments before it becomes official.

St. Pierre vows to hold employees accountable
St. Pierre vows to hold employees accountable Says they will be responsible to get the job done or suffer the consequences
V.J. St. Pierre wasn't sure how life would work out for him when he returned home from Vietnam after losing a leg and being wounded in an ambush.


Destrehan tries to hold on to top position
Jonathan Menard
When a team is able to score three touchdowns in three minutes, things are definitely going their way.
Hahnville needs win for home playoff game
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Tigers will be happy if they never have to see another overtime game again.
Jordan Jefferson still coming up big for Destrehan
Jonathan Menard
Destrehan quarterback Jordan Jefferson made it look easy last week.
White helps Hahnville stay in contention
Special to the Herald-Guide
Last Friday was a tough one for the Hahnville Tigers.

Our View

Our View
Gov.-Elect Bobby Jindal did not say much about saving the Louisiana coast during the election campaign just past. But there was probably a political reason.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests ē Norman P. Danos Jr., 56, of 1917 Tiffany Dr. in LaPlace was arrested on Oct. 12 and charged with indecent behavior with juveniles.


Local runners strut their stuff in the Ormond 5K Fall Classic
Staff Report
J.J. Waguespack and Pat Clancy of Destrehan both were the top winners in their age group when they crossed the finish line in the 2007 Annual Ormond 5K Fall Classic marathon.
Amy Brezinsky
Mimosa Park Elementary students celebrated the spooky days leading up to Halloween with the schoolís annual Octoberfest which featured a super frighting haunted house staged in the cafeteria and put on by Hahnville High School students. Just take a look at our pictures which captured parents, children and St. Charles Parish Schools personnel enjoying all that MPEís festival had to offer.
More treats and less tricks at HHS library
Staff Report
BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School Library celebrated Teen Read Week during the week of October 15 -19. Students participated in trivia questions, book giveaways, treat jar guessing, a Barnes & Noble gift card drawing and a Coffee House Night.
Students use their heads to fight drugs
Staff Report
DES ALLEMANDS - Allemands Elementary, second grader Wade Orgeron enjoys Red Ribbon Week by participating in crazy hair day.
Kids use electronics to help them read better
Staff Report
LULING - Students in Natalie Tzerefosís second grade class at Mimosa Park Elementary School in Luling are using reading phones during independent reading time.
Picking the perfect pumpkins in Montz
Staff Report
NORCO - Students Daniel Landry, Zoe Garfin, and Natalie Traylor, students in Mrs. Karen Wilsonís Early Childhood Class, at Norco Elementary K-3 School recently visited the pumpkin patch in Montz.


Hilda Rita Ponvelle Arabie passed away on Friday, October 19, 2007 in Destrehan, LA.
Loretta "Retta" Harrington Johnson entered into eternal rest at her home in LaPlace, LA, on Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 6:25 p.m.
Leroy Paul "Squack" Loup retired from Monsanto Chemical Plant for over 30 years. He was a resident of Luling and a native of Wallace. He passed away Saturday, October 27, 2007 at his residence.
Floyd Jules Montz, a machinist with Kaiser, passed away on Sunday , October 21, 2007.
Elaine B. Keating passed away on Friday, October 19, 2007 at 7:09 a.m. at her home in Norco.
Mary Pearl Chiasson Verda passed away on Monday, October 22, 2007 in Kenner, LA.