Volume 135 Number 50 - Dec 11, 2008


Complex manager: Hahnville murder a rarity
The manager at Hahnville’s Raintree Court Apartments, which was the site of a deadly shooting on Dec. 1, said that the murder was an isolated incident and that the complex has never experienced anything like this during her 10-year tenure.

Fate of historic landmark in jeopardy with closing of ChefEds
Chef Ed Rhinehart has put up several signs in front of his restaurant showing his displeasure with the government. Owner wants to know where his bailout is
The fate of the old Migliore’s Food Store in New Sarpy is in jeopardy with the apparent closing of ChefEds, which is being forced out of business because the government has come to collect on a 121-day loan.

Local salon gives important gift to adopted cancer patient
Local salon gives important gift to adopted cancer patient Salon owner Yolanda Triche has a good reason to be proud of her Hair Illusions’ staff.

Prank mimics home invasion
3 teens dress in black, break into friend's home
What seemed like a joke to three teens isn’t a laughing matter to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Roussel’s jeweler wins state competition for best ring design
Roussel’s jeweler wins state competition for best ring design Roussel’s Fine Jewelry & Gifts’ jewelry designer Dennis Sprague will travel to New York in January with his award-winning engagement ring in hand to compete in the nationwide design competition.

St. Pierre: No timeframe for choosing EOC head
Dow recently opened its Emergency Operations/Dispatch Center, which is built as a hurricane shelter, and the second floor of the two story building can withstand winds of 200 mph. Tab Troxler, who has been hired by Dow, will likely remain with parish through February
St. Charles Parish Emergency Operations Center Director Tab Troxler, who has taken a similar job with Dow Chemical’s St. Charles Operations plant, is tentatively set to remain at his post through February, according to Parish President V.J. St. Pierre.


Is that a wrap?
Mike Detillier
With four games left to play the Saints are 6-6 and with Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit and Carolina left on the schedule the Saints are starring at the 7-9 finish of 2007.
Wildcats put everything on the line against West Monroe
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan Wildcats just refuse to lose.
Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald
Special to the Herald-Guide
Deer have already patterned many hunters. They know the times you arrive and the time you leave. They’re watching you.
Walkin’ to N.O.
Mike Detillier
In 1963 musician Fats Domino came out with the song “I’m Walking to New Orleans.” For the Destrehan High School football team, the most appropriate term today would be “I’m walking back to New Orleans.”
HHS Lady Tigers take out the competition at annual soccer tournament
Heather R. Breaux
Eight teams from across the region competed in the annual Battle on the Bayou tournament last weekend.

Our View

Something special about DHS Wildcats
It’s been a wild ride for the Destrehan football team over the past two seasons.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Kaleb Dufrene, 17, of 300 Davis Dr. in Luling was arrested on unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling on Dec. 1.


You’ve got to read this!
Staff Report
11 new books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries
50 area organizations benefit from 2008 RRAHC grants
Staff Report
The River Region Arts and Humanities Council awarded $30,000 in grants and sponsorships to 50 organizations in the River Parishes at the group’s annual meeting.
Red Velvet Night
Heather R. Breaux
For three hours on Dec. 7 local artists joined forces with Ormond Plantation Plaza businesses to raise donations for breast cancer survivor Mistie Bohon and the United Way of St. Charles during the first annual Red Velvet Night.
The Cook's Corner
Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
St. Charles Art Guild NEWS:
Heather R. Breaux
The St. Charles Art Guild is preparing for its second workshop, “Landscapes and Cityscapes with Pastels,” scheduled for Jan. 26 through Jan. 29. Alan Flatmann will lead the event as instructor.
Molding young minds at Mimosa
Staff Report
LULING - Mimosa Park Elementary third grade talented art students, David Broussard and Corey Bertrand, discuss ideas for creating their own clay animation.
St. Rose kids help decorate City Park
Staff Report
ST. ROSE - St. Rose Elementary students Trey Jones, Naomi Westbrook and Toni Rizzo decorate the school’s Christmas tree at Celebration in the Oaks.
Drama students visit former teacher
Staff Report
DESTREHAN - Talented drama teacher Ashley Santos recently took her students to NOCCA to visit former Hurst teacher Jason Kirkpatrick. Eighth grade students presented Kirkpatrick with a banner.
390 peanut butter jars donated by LES
Staff Report
LULING - Lakewood Elementary students donated 390 jars of peanut butter to the Second Harvest Food Drive. 4-H officers helped pack up the donations that were picked up.
Camera Shootout 2008 Dec. 4 Weekly Winner
Staff Report
“In Shock” by Julia Breaux got the most votes last week and is the Dec. 4 winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest.
COA Mardi Gras Krewe of Young at Heart nominees
Staff Report
The St. Charles Council On Aging has selected the 2009 nominees for their Krewe of Young At Heart Mardi Gras court.