Volume 134 Number 47 - Nov 22, 2007


66-year-old man accused of beating, stalking woman, released from jail
A 66-year-old man, who was arrested on Nov. 12 for stalking and beating a Paradis woman, has been released from the Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility.

Borromeo students learn about Native American heritage
Borromeo students learn about Native American heritage St. Charles Borromeo students participated in an event called the potlatch that centered on Native American culture and included a historical depiction of events right before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Chaisson ready for senate presidency
Chaisson ready for senate presidency Destrehan native talks about Louisiana’s future
Senator Joel Chaisson II didn't waste anytime getting on the fast track to a successful political career by winning a seat on the St. Charles Parish Council right after graduating from law school.

Hartman knows true value of hardware
Eddie Hartman (left), who will one day take over the business, helps customer Matt Froebe find what he’s looking for. Hardware has always been one of Charlie Hartman's passions, and luckily for members of St. Charles Parish, that has allowed him to share his immense experience in the field from the friendly confines of Hartman's True Value Hardware.

Home invasion leads to kidnapping
Four armed suspects kick in door, rummage through house and hold boy hostage
A 13-year-old St. Rose boy was kidnapped by armed men and driven to New Orleans after four black males broke into his house, threatened his 42-year-old father and stole the family's vehicle.

Homeless family faces crisis
Homeless family faces crisis Claudia Mitt, 31, of Boutte, starts her day off with her usual routine, walking the streets of St. Charles Parish, asking people for food and money to help her get back the life she once knew before her drug addiction forced her to lose her home, job and family.

LouisianaAnswers.com coming to Luling to assist adults, seniors
LouisianaAnswers.com, part of the Louisiana Aging and Disability Resource Center, will be in Luling on Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at United Way of St. Charles, to assist seniors and adults 21 years of age or older with onset disabilities find prescription assistance programs or enroll in Medicare Part D.

Morel hosts Thanksgiving dinner for senior citizens
Morel hosts Thanksgiving dinner for senior citizens St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel sponsored a Thanksgiving dinner for senior citizens on Nov. 14 at the Shriner's Jerusalem Temple in Destrehan.

Norco plant to shut down by years end, will impact 60 employees
Dow Chemical Company recently announced that Union Carbide Corporation will suspend production at its polypropylene manufacturing facility at St. Charles Operations in Norco in anticipation of an expected decision to shut down the plant's facility by years end.

R.K. Smith puts students on fast track to careers
R.K. Smith puts students on fast track to careers Raymond K. Smith Middle school sponsored its first annual career day on Nov. 15 for more than 300 of the school's students.

Where does our poker money go?
Where does our poker money go? Revenue collected from gaming used to feed and house prisoners
Video poker has swept the nation and the state of Louisiana. In 1992 Louisiana lawmakers authorized the use of video poker machines in restaurants, bars, truck stops, racetracks and off-track betting facilities.


Destrehan in quarterfinals, Hahnville falls to Rummel
Jonathan Menard
No. 1 seeded Destrehan was way too much for Carencro to handle.
Stuck in the middle
Ann Taylor
In the beginning, Lloyd Landry was just like any other conscientious Louisiana duck hunter. He would study duck flights and feeding patterns in the Venice area, and set up his blind along primary flight corridors.
SAINTS: Bumbling, stumbling and fumbling away their chance at playoffs
Shonna Riggs
Two weeks ago the 2006 version of the New Orleans Saints looked as though they had reappeared back on the football field.
Staff Report
Along with the excitement of prep football season, the Herald-Guide cameras are hitting both the Wildcat and Tiger sidelines hoping to capture the Fan of the Week.
Avoid 5 boat winterizing mistakes
From staff and wire reports
1. Failure to winterize the engine: Freezing temperatures occur in all 50 states where boaters are most likely to have freeze-related damage to engine blocks.
Ten tips for safe winter fishing
Staff Report
The pleasure boats are gone and the water is now all yours. But don’t venture out for your next winter fishing trip without following these top ten tips from BoatUS Angler, a membership program that offers services, fishing tips and safety information just for trailer boat anglers:

Our View

As we contemplate devouring the turkey drumstick on our platter this Thanksgiving Day, we will express thanks for the many blessings we have experienced during the past year. And there have been many, indeed.


Heather R. Breaux BLOG
Heather R. Breaux
On November 28, 1981 at 7:42 a.m. I, Heather Rae’ Breaux, was born to proud parents Guy and Fayla Breaux at St. Anne’s Hospital in Raceland and this upcoming Wednesday marks my 26th birthday.
Herald-Guide’s $1 Children’s Christmas Fund makes season brighter for families in need
Heather R. Breaux
This year the St. Charles Herald-Guide sponsors its second annual $1 Children’s Christmas Fund to help a needy parish family this holiday season.
Herald-Guide People Watch
Staff Report
ON THE ROAD. Middle school students at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan pose at the battlefield of Gettysburg.
Roasted & Seasoned Turkey Breast
Staff Report
Try something new this Thanksgiving - whip up a new dish with a super delicious holiday recipe.
Camera Shootout 2007 Nov. 15 Winner
Staff Report
“Chained to Heaven” by Tiffany Lopez got the most votes last week and is the Nov. 15 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2007 photo contest.
R.K. Smith decks the halls in New Orleans
Staff Report
LULING - R. K. Smith Middle School Jr. Beta Club members went to City Park in New Orleans to decorate a tree.
Motiva gets Satellite Center team pumped
Staff Report
LULING - Charlie Houidobre, of Motiva, was a guest trainer at the Satellite Center.
Talented theater kids on stage at Norco 4-6
Staff Report
NORCO - Norco Elementary 4-6 talented theatre students recently performed the play “Whatever Happened to Uncle Albert?” for the students and faculty.
Learning how things grow at New Sarpy
Staff Report
NEW SARPY - Carson Neu, a New Sarpy Kindergarten student, works closely with Samantha Clement , a Destrehan High School WISE club member learning how to plant seeds, what seeds need to grow and how to care for plants.
HHS teens celebrate National French Week
Staff Report
BOUTTE - The French students at Hahnville High School recently celebrated National French Week which was Nov. 5 through Nov. 9.
Mimosa kids re-enact the 1st Thanksgiving
Staff Report
LULING - Ms. Mitzi Penick's first grade grade class at Mimosa Park Elementary celebrated Thanksgiving dressed in their pilgrim & indian hats.
From staff and wire reports
FROM WIRE REPORTS LSU AgCenter Writer When Louisiana cooks shop for their Thanksgiving meal, they’ll find the cost of the basic dinner items will average $36.31 for 10 people, according to an LSU AgCenter survey of Baton Rouge-area prices.
Senior’s club holding legal assistance fair this month
Staff Report
The St. Charles Council on Aging in conjunction with Capitol Area Legal Servfices Corporation and the Friloux-Robinson American Legion Post 509 presents the organizations Community Law Day and Legal Assistance Fair at 10803 River Rd. in Ama on Monday, Nov. 26 at 9:30 a.m.
You’ve got to read this!
Staff Report
20 new books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries
Birth Announcements
Staff Report
Ashlyn Caroline Rogers was born on July 14, 2007 to proud parents Kade and Lauren Rogers.