Volume 135 Number 48 - Nov 27, 2008


Albert Cammon students use own trees to replenish park
Albert Cammon students use own trees to replenish park 500 cypress and maple trees grown at campus nursery
Students from Albert Cammon Middle School did their part to help the Bayou Segnette State Park recover from Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, planting close to 500 trees along a mile-long nature trail.

Bulletproof vest anyone?
Luling/Boutte Lions Club protecting those that protect, serve
This year, the Luling/Boutte Lions Club purchased a new bulletproof vest for St. Charles Parish Deputy April Altemus. Now, the organization wants to help other deputies who need bulletproof protection.

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The St. Charles Herald-Guide launches its third annual Children’s Christmas Fund
This year the St. Charles Herald-Guide sponsors its third annual $1 Children’s Christmas Fund to help a needy parish family this holiday season.

Fitness boot camp helps those willing to donate toys, coats
Fitness boot camp helps those willing to donate toys, coats Former college coach, trainer of professional football players, wants to get parish’s kids and adults in shape
St. Charles Parish residents will have a new avenue to work off those holiday pounds with the opening of a fitness boot camp started by a former college coach who has worked with professional football players and junior Olympians.

Good news for Ama, no news for Willowdale
Corps says alignment won’t include Willowridge-Mimosa Park area
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers brought good news to St. Charles Parish residents that feared the West Bank Vicinity and Beyond levee protection project would force them from their homes.

Holidays can be difficult with loved one in a nursing home
The families of Nola Speiss (left) and DaisyBel Neyrey celebrated Thanksgiving a week early at the Ormond Nursing Home in Destrehan. Thanksgiving came early for about 500 residents and family members who shared turkey, dressing and all of the trimmings with their loved ones who reside in a nursing home in Destrehan.

St. Rose students rock out House of Blues
St. Rose Elementary’s Tim Weller has brought more than 100 students to perform at the House of Blues. St. Rose Elementary teacher Tim Weller loves to teach children how to play the guitar.


Bayou Country
Mike Detillier
It is amazing to watch college and professional football games and see all the talent coming out of the state of Louisiana.
DHS will have to stop powerful Higgins running game - again
Jonathan Menard
Destrehan is one of only eight teams remaining in 5A after surviving Ruston 17-10 in what was the team's closest game of the season. Now, the Wildcats will face off against Higgins, who they beat 20-0 just two months ago.
Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald
Special to the Herald-Guide
Attention all hunters - this what you have been waiting for since hunting season closed last year. Every game season is open, ducks, rabbit, squirrel, deer, and doves.
Heather R. Breaux
Destrehan Boys Basketball The Destrehan High School boys basketball team is looking for a repeat season from last year.
LA Crushers take all at Rumble on the River
Staff Report
LA Crusher's 10U team won first place at LA Hurricane's "Rumble on The River" tournament held at West Bank Bridge Park on Nov. 16.
Thigpen signs with Mississippi State
Staff Report
Thigpen, a 6’0”, 190 lbs right-handed Cather, from Luling, signed to play for Mississippi State University.
Trudy Plaisance participates in state track competition
Staff Report
Trudy Plaisance, a 7th grade student at R. K. Smith Middle School, participated in the Gumbo - Games Uniting Mind and Body state track competition in Alexandria.
St. Charles Vipers win Gobbler Cup
Staff Report
The Division 1 St. Charles Vipers U-13 soccer team won the championship at the Gobbler Cup in Houma, Louisiana.
HHS Lady Tiger set to play All-Star volleyball
Staff Report
Congratulations to Hahnville High School senior, Raven Scott. She was selected to play in the LHSAA All-Star volleyball game at Nicholls State University on Saturday, Nov. 22.
Andouille Festival announces run winners
Staff Report
Over 200 runners and walkers participated in the 29th annual Andouille Run, which was held Sunday, October 19 in conjunction with the St. John Parish Andouille Festival.
SCC swim team members placed un metro meet
Staff Report
St. Charles Catholic High School swim team members placing in the Metro New Orleans High School Swim League finals pictured , Alex Zenicki, Adam Fisher, Kaila Klibert, Pierre St. Martin, and Ben Brady.

Our View

We have many things to be thankful for
This Thanksgiving Day, we have a lot to be thankful for. Of course, we do have problems. We learned extensively about all of them during the recent Presidential election campaign. Our economic doldrums. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hurricane damages here and there that haven’t been repaired. Etc. Etc.


Shop your local farmer’s market this holiday season
Staff Report
Those in the throes of Christmas shopping will be happy to know that the German Coast Farmers’ Market can provide many wonderful and unique gifts such as special candles, soaps, freshly baked pastries and breads, wines, bountiful and fresh - right out of the garden - produce, gourmet rice, honey, and specially prepared meats and Mediterranean dishes.
Herald-Guide People Watch
Staff Report
Wastewater department foreman Kenneth "Butch" Clay, of Luling, received the Latter & Blum Realtors Merit Award from the Bureau of Governmental Research during an awards presentation at the Sheraton Hotel.
"I do..." the wedding everyone is talking about
Heather R. Breaux
The day of May 21 is likely to be one that Katherine Mosely will never forget.
The Cook's Corner
Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Mimosa Elementary hosts ‘MATH’ night
Staff Report
LULING - Mimosa Park Elementary recently held a “Problem Solving Math Night.”
Hurst students aid Norco’s fall festival
Staff Report
NORCO - Nearly 170 students from Hurst Middle School participated in the Norco Elementary Fall Fest, providing entertainment to the students, teachers and parents that were there to enjoy this festive event.
Kids ‘crab kick’ at outdoor fitness trail
Staff Report
NORCO - A new outdoor fitness trail is being used at Norco Elementary K-3 during physical education class.
Teacher incorporates the zoo into lessons
Staff Report
ST. ROSE - Judy Rongey, a prekindergarten teacher at St. Rose Elementary, recently gave a “Zoo-Phonics” workshop to help parents teach their children at home the letters and sounds of letters. Parents participated by becoming actively involved in the motions for the sounds of each letter.
Flying high at R.K. Smith Middle School
Staff Report
LULING - Eighth grade R. K. Smith Middle School students constructed kites in the science lab as an exploration of winds activity.
Camera Shootout 2008 Nov. 20 Weekly Winner
Staff Report
“The Art of Static Electricity” by Brian Robin got the most votes last week and is the Nov. 20 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.
Marquita Hill named Nicholls State queen
Staff Report
Marquita Hill, the first maid from the 2005 Hahnville high School homecoming court, was crowed the 2008 Nicholls State University homecoming queen.
Mosely - Smith Engagement
Staff Report
Katherine Barrett Mosely of Baton Rouge and Gary Lyn Smith, Jr. of Norco will marry in a 6 p.m. ceremony on March 14, 2009, at First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge.
Wheeler - Henry Wedding
Staff Report
Miss Darla Michelle Wheeler and Mr. Roger Dean Henry were united in marriage Nov. 8 at The Presidential Palace in Kenner, with Reverend Alveno Cammon officiating. A reception followed.
Birth Announcement
Staff Report
Raven Destiney Brown, pictured at right, was born on Oct. 27 to proud parents Renee Lirette and Aaron Brown of Boutte.
Birth Announcement
Staff Report
Krista Marie Pfister was born at Ochsner Fondation Hospital located in Jefferson Parish on the Oct. 13. She was born at 12:54 p.m. and weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz.
Krewe of Lul announces parade meeting dates
Heather R. Breaux
Although we are still three months away from the kick off of Mardi Gras season, the Krewe of Lul parade organizers are already busy planning for the event.