Volume 134 Number 50 - Dec 13, 2007

News

Fire safety important during holiday season
Each year, fires occurring during the holiday season injure 2,600 individuals and cause over $930 million in damage.

Hilaire changes mind, decides to charge video bingo operators
Proposes 20 percent fee to fund parish recreation department
Councilman Desmond Hilaire's video bingo ban has caused a lot of controversy since he first issued the ordinance in November.

Laque: lawsuit will delay progress
Says parish needs good pumps, not cheap ones
St. Charles Parish Councilwoman elect Carolyn Schexnaydre and Ama resident Jara Roux have filed a lawsuit against the parish to stop a $24.7 million bond sale that was slated to finance the construction of a pump station for the West Bank.

Luling man robs store, leads police on high-speed chase
Wielding a fillet knife, a 50-year-old Luling man allegedly robbed the Circle K convenience store of $180 before leading the police on a high speed chase through St. Charles Parish and into Jefferson Parish.

Marine moms send gift baskets to troops overseas
The Louisiana Marine Mom Support Group is making sure that soldiers get some love during the holidays by sending gift baskets and other items overseas.

St. Rose firefighters rescue horse trapped between trees
St. Rose firefighters rescue horse trapped between trees The St. Rose Fire Department got an unusual call last week.

Swingin' Christmas
Over 200 parish residents made their way to the West Bank Bridge Park to help St. Charles Parish ring in the holiday season with the annual Christmas Tree Lighting.

Unique joint venture brings salon and spa to residents
After 23 years of working for the Saints organization, the furthest thing from Charlotte Troxler's mind was one day co-owning a beauty salon and spa.


Sports

DOME-ination
By Jonathan Menard
For the first time in 24 years, the Destrehan Wildcats are the top team in the state.
Destrehan’s Jordan Jefferson wins Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year
By Mike Detillier
Destrehan High School standout quarterback Jordan Jefferson is the 2007 winner of the Gatorade Circle of Champions Player of the Year award for the state of Louisiana.
The GOLDEN ERA of River Parishes football
By Mike Detillier
We have all heard our parents and grandparents reminisce about the good old days and about how things were so much better in the past.
Richard receives All-American honors by national organization
By Mike Detillier
Former Destrehan High School and current Georgia Tech standout defensive tackle Darryl Richard was named a second-team academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Hahnville High boys soccer team wins BIG in back-to-back tourney
By Staff Report
The Hahnville Boys' Soccer team recently won two tournaments on consecutive weekends.

Our View

Destrehan prevailed despite giant target
Going into the 2007 season, the Destrehan Wildcats were the team to beat in 5A.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Kendrick Levon Bailey, 34, of 200 Boutte Estates Apt. 254 in Boutte was arrested on Dec. 4 and charged with possession of cocaine.



Lifestyles

Thrift Shop TREASURES
By Heather R. Breaux
For most people, taking a stroll around a local thrift shop isn’t something that normally falls on their day-to-day to-do list and it’s simply because you just don’t think about it.
Heather R. Breaux BLOG
By Heather R. Breaux
I was quite excited when I found the invitation to the office Christmas party stuffed in my mailbox at work. I missed last year’s big bash because I couldn’t shake the nasty flu bug I had caught, so this year was my first chance to see what really happens when my co-workers let their hair down.
Herald-Guide PEOPLE WATCH
By Staff Report
STRONGEST MAN. Jason Frickey of Des Allemands has a lot to be proud of after racking up two major awards at the six-day WABDL World Bench & Deadlift weight lifting competition last month in Anaheim, Calif. - one of which names him as the world champion for his age and weight group.
St. Charles Art Guild News
By Staff Report
Art Guild holds monthly meeting The St. Charles Art Guild holds monthly meetings the first Tuesday of each month.
Savor the Flavor
Special to the Herald-Guide
Editor’s Note: The following restaurant critiques are part of a senior project for Destrehan High School student Hannah Bodin.
Christmas in St. Charles Parish
By Heather R. Breaux
It was the perfect way to ring in the holiday season, the gleeful laughter of children and the sparkle of magic in Santa Claus’ eyes at St. Charles Parish’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting.

Obituaries

Ancale
Edith Guedry Ancale died on Nov. 17, 2007 at 3:45 p.m. Aged 83 years.
Brou
On Monday, Nov. 19, 2007 at 11:05 p.m. in Luling, at her late residence, Gertrude (Trudy) Sandra Brou, beloved wife of the late Maurice Joseph Brou.
Dufrene
Alvin D. “Smot” Dufrene, Sr., 68, of Des Allemands. entered into heavens enternal rest with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Nov. 22, 2007.
Pitts
Hazel Bernard Pitts passed away on Monday, December 3, 2007 in Destrehan, LA at age 88.