Volume 134 Number 48 - Nov 29, 2007


Council’s new faces say parish ready for change
Some say previous council should have listened to the people instead of select few
Residents of St. Charles Parish spoke loud and clear about the direction they want the area to head by electing several new faces to the council.

Former Destrehan star, current NFL Charger holds bear drive for children
Former Destrehan Wildcat and current San Diego Charger Mike Scifres is doing what he can to make a difference in the lives of young children that are currently forced to remain in the hospital during the holidays.

Outdoor Express staying busy by offering large selection of items
For lifelong hunter and fisher Will Waldrop, getting to spend his days at Outdoor Express is something that he wouldn't change for anything.

Veto override imminent
Veto override imminent 6 council members say they will ban video bingo
Six St. Charles Parish council members plan to cast their votes against Parish President Albert Laque's veto, which will permanently close the Luling Video Bingo Palace.

Yard signs send right message during holidays
Parish residents will soon have an affordable way to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas by purchasing unique yard signs that showcase a picture of the nativity and read, “This House Believes!”


Destrehan one win away from the Superdome
Jonathan Menard
As the No. 1 seed in 5A, Destrehan was a favorite to win the state championship, but few could have expected them to be so dominant in reaching that goal.
OUCH! That hurts ...
Mike Detillier
The New Orleans Saints got back on stride this past weekend beating the Carolina Panthers in a convincing manner of 31-6, but it could not take away the sting of the triple overtime loss by the LSU Tigers to the Arkansas Razorbacks 50-48.
Mimosa Mustangs get pep talk from Saints’ fullback, Karney
Staff Report
Mike Karney, No. 44, fullback for the New Orleans Saints came to Luling to give the Mimosa Mustangs 11 and12-year-old recreational football team a pep-talk the night before their big play-off game where they squared off against St. Rose.
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.
HHS Lady Tigers place second in Central Lafourche Tournament
Staff Report
Congratulations to the Hahnville High School Lady Tigers soccer team placed second in the Central Lafourche Tournament which was held Monday, Nov. 19 and Tuesday, Nov. 20 .
11-year-old baseball team places first in Katz Baseball Championship
Staff Report
The Louisiana Heat, an 11-year old baseball team recently took first place in the Katz Baseball Tournament.
The Mimosa Dolphins end perfect season with championship win
Staff Report
The Mimosa Dolphins girls basketball team completed a perfect season by winning the St.Charles Parish 7 and 8-year-old girls tournament.
St. Charles Extreme win Recreational State Cup with 4-0 tourney record
Staff Report
The St. Charles Extreme won the U-12 Recreational State Soccer Cup in New Orleans.
Shrimp industry’s struggles hit Grand Isle
From staff and wire reports
GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) _ This old fishing town is losing one shrimp dock, and now it may lose the only one left on an island where life has always been about fishing.


Writer misread letter on video bingo
Letters to the Editor
To the Editor: I think John Landry (letter November 15) either misread or didn't understand what I said in my letter to Barry Minnich when I stated that John doesn't pay any sales tax on the rental income from his building.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
Staff Report
Arrests •Patrick D. Bulter, 31, of 1220 Paul Frederick St. in Luling was arrested on Nov. 8 and charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of hydrocodone, possession of a firearm while in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, on a St. Charles Sheriff’s Office attachment and as a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office fugitive.
Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Jon Paul Cooper, 19, of 135 Oak St. in Hahnville was arrested on Nov. 20 and charged with possession with intent to distribute ecstasy.


Heather R. Breaux BLOG
Heather R. Breaux
Thanksgiving has come and gone. The relatives have packed into their minivans and are homeward bound. The only remains left from Thanksgiving dinner are probably a turkey leg wrapped in aluminum foil that needs to be thrown out and a small container of that runny oyster dressing you didn't like so much.
Juicy, delicious and nutitious
Heather R. Breaux
The Louisiana satsuma was imported from Japan in the early 1800s and was immediately adapted by the populace with it’s easily separated sections of sweet, brilliant orange fruit and easy to peel, mottled green and yellow skin - and local sellers say that they are still in high demand.
Staff Report
THE PERFECT HOLIDAY PARTY. Robbie Tomeny, retired home economics teacher, was the guest speaker at the November meeting of the LaFlambeau Charter Chapter of American Business Women's Association held at Bull's Corner restaurant in LaPlace.
Sugary-sweet babies born at Hahnville High
Staff Report
Submitted by Paula Gonzales BOUTTE - Hahnville High School students in Melinda Rappold’s Family and Consumer Science classes made Sugar Babies using a 5 lb. bag of sugar as the base of the baby to help students better understand the responsibilities involved in the day-to-day care of a baby.
Science night a BIG hit for R.J. Vial pupils
Staff Report
Submitted by Angelle Babin PARADIS - Sean Boyer and Peyton Gros discover the difference in magnetic strength of various magnets.
Volleyball girls keep score at state tourney
Staff Report
Submitted by Susan Landry LULING - Members of the R. K. Smith Middle School volleyball team helped keep score for the State Volleyball tournament held at the Pontchartrain Center.
Elementary students donate food to needy
Staff Report
Submitted by Mona Poche LULING - Mimosa Park students recently collected food items for the needy. Many boxes of non perishable food items were donated to the Social Concerns just in time for the holidays.
Parish kids celebrate visit with war veteran
Staff Report
Submitted by Stephanie Laurent DESTREHAN - The first grade students at St. Charles Borromeo School celebrated Veteran’s Day with two retired United States servicemen.
Thanksgiving crafts at Mimosa Park school
Staff Report
Submitted by Mona Poche LULING - Molly Poche worked on decorating a turkey with colorful feathers at the St. Rose Elementary Playgroup after listening to the story, Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving.