Volume 135 Number 47 - Nov 20, 2008

News

Bloggers beware
Bayou Gauche resident Gwen Dufrene has been hit with a defamation suit based on allegations she supposedly made on the NOLA.com forum. Bayou Gauche activist hit with defamation suit over library forum posts
Anyone that logs onto the Internet to share their opinions on the River Parishes forum at NOLA.com might have seen posts from BGMAW, otherwise known as Gwen Dufrene.

Council questions appointee salaries
St. Charles Parish Council members approved the parish’s proposed budget, which includes wage increases for all parish workers.

Destrehan moves on to face Higgins in third round
The Destrehan Wildcats took an early 10-0 first quarter lead over Ruston and were able to hold off a late Bearcat rally for a 17-10 victory.

DHS student arrested for threatening to shoot school
A 17-year-old Destrehan student was arrested after making threats against her school.

Don’t wait until it’s too late
Local home inspector gives simple winterizing steps that can save parish homeowners money
While the first day of winter is not until Dec. 21, many homeowners could be caught off guard by dropping temperatures if they don’t take the necessary steps to prepare their homes for the cold.

Filmmakers casting locals for movie
Filmmakers casting locals for movie Filmmakers are looking for residents in St. Charles Parish to interview about environmental issues for a new movie.

Getting rid of the gun shots
Red Church community leaders want thugs and drugs out
Narcotics activity, loud vulgar music blasting periodically in the neighborhood, random gun shots fired in the air, and out-of-control weekend parties are just a few of the concerns on a list from residents living in the Red Church community in Destrehan.

Residents hope Obama can fix nation’s problems
By Lynda Menard From record setting gas prices to a man having a baby, the year 2008 appears to be a historical one. However, nothing is as historically momentous as the United States electing the first African-American president, Barack Obama.

Réveillon will raise funds for first public nature trail in parish
Hot air balloon ride, luxurious hotel stays just some of the many items that will be auctioned off at event
The first public nature trail and outdoor classroom in St. Charles Parish will move one step closer to reality with “A Wetlands Réveillon,” which will help raise money for coastal preservation and reclamation projects.

Schools spend more in order to get air-conditioned buses
After moving ahead with plans to air condition nine Head Start buses back in July, the St. Charles Parish School Board has also decided to purchase seven new air-conditioned buses at a cost of $554,780.

Sophisticated phone scam targets jury duty list
Mike was seated at home about to relax and watch his favorite T.V. program when he got a call that forced him to leave the luxury of his special recliner and head for the phone.

St. Rose man shot to death in vacant lot
St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s officers found a man lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds in an open lot in St. Rose.


Sports

Wildcats need to match physical play of 8-3 Ruston
By Jonathan Menard
Though they may not have been hitting on all cylinders like they did in their final two games of the regular season, Destrehan still did enough to get by Jesuit for a resounding 29-7 playoff victory.
HHS falls in rematch with Dutchtown, but future bright
By Jonathan Menard
Hahnville couldn't stop Dutchtown backs Eddie Lacy and Kelvin York last week, which caused the Tigers to fall 35-7 in the first round of the 2008 playoffs and abruptly ended their season.
Stayin’ ALIVE
By Mike Detillier
It wasn’t a pretty win or one measured on style points, but the New Orleans Saints’ 30-20 win over the Kansas City Chiefs puts them back at the .500 mark (5-5) with six games left to play in the 2008 season.
Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald
Special to the Herald-Guide
A couple of weeks ago my neighbor, Gary Brasher, made a trip of a lifetime. He had a chance to hunt and fish for game that we here in St. Charles Parish only dream of. Brasher has an uncle living in Belgrade, Montana and he invited Gary on a 10-day outdoor adventure.
13 DHS Swimcats qualify for state meet
By Heather R. Breaux
Thirteen Destrehan High School swimmers have qualified for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association state meet on Nov. 22 in Sulphur.
HHS sends 12 Tigers to LHSAA finals
By Heather R. Breaux
Twelve Hahnville High School swimmers will head to Sulphur for the 2008 Lousiana High School Athletic Association state swim meet on Nov. 22.
Ladycats end season as district champs
By Heather R. Breaux
Destrehan High School’s girls volleyball team reached a season high when they defeated their toughest competitor, St. Amant, on Oct. 20 gaining first place in their district. As the District 4-I champion, the girls finish the season at 12-9.
HHS sets up four players for All-District volleyball
By Heather R. Breaux
Hahnville High School sends four Lady Tiger volleyball players to this year’s All-District line up.

Our View

Ku Klux Klan lifts its ugly head
Just when we thought the slimy robes of the Ku Klux Klan had disappeared into irrelevance, bang goes a pistol and it lifts its ugly head again. Not since the days that David Duke dominated the headlines had we even thought about the evils injected into society by those bands of white hooded misfits.




Lifestyles

St. Rose students help save park
By Staff Report
On Nov. 21, students from Albert Cammon Middle School in St Rose, Louisiana will travel to Bayou Segnette State Park to plant restoration seedlings that they grew at their school this past year in collaboration with the LSU Coastal Roots Program.
Operation Christmas Love
By Heather R. Breaux
The Ladies Auxiliary and VFW of Luling are sponsoring two projects for the Christmas season - “Operation Christmas Love” and “Operation Phone Home.”
The Cook's Corner
By Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Camera Shootout 2008
By Staff Report
“Mother Nature” by Britt Morel got the most votes last week and is the Nov. 13 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.
Camera Shootout 2008
By Staff Report
“OMG! What’s That?” by Dee Millien got the most votes last week and is the October 2008 monthly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.
La Belle Fleur gardening club plans Christmas party
By Staff Report
The regular meeting of the La Belle Fleur garden club was held at the home of Kate Hymel on Nov. 11 with 14 members in attendance.
You’ve got to read this!
By Staff Report
21 new books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries
Mimosa kids collect Thanksgiving food
By Staff Report
LULING - Mimosa Park Elementary held its annual Thanksgiving food drive.
Firemen stop, drop & roll at New Sarpy
By Staff Report
DESTREHAN - New Sarpy Elementary School students were treated to a visit from the fire department.
NASA makes rocket landing in Luling
By Staff Report
LULING - NASA engineers visited Luling Elementary School on Oct. 15 to help the kids complete their recent science lesson.
Day full of ‘thanks’ at Destrehan school
By Staff Report
DESTREHAN - St. Charles Borromeo first grade students recreated the first Thanksgiving during a recent word service for PS- lst grade students. During the word service Father Jeff talked about patriotism and giving thanks to our veterans in honor of Veteran’s Day.
HHS teens certified in CPR and AED
By Staff Report
BOUTTE - Hahnville High School students in Dennis Robbins’ Fire Safety Class received certification from Ken Rousseau, Director of Emergency Medical Services at the St. Charles Parish Hospital.