Volume 135 Number 52 - Dec 25, 2008


Financial crisis affects residents in different ways during holiday season
By Lynda Menard The nation's economy has affected everything from politics to the costs of groceries and other necessary goods. And while Christmas ‘tis the season to be jolly, ‘tis also the season to spend a lot of money on family and friends.

Sheriff, Jake’s Towing take excuses away from drunk driving
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office and Jake's Towing are teaming up to make sure residents have no excuse to drink and drive this holiday season.


Hahnville High School Boys Soccer
Staff Report
The Hahnville Boys' soccer team participated in the Pearl River High School Invitational Soccer tournament on Dec. 5 and 6. The Tigers' defeated East Jefferson on Dec. 5, but lost Saturday morning to Pope John Paul 1-0. The Tigers defeated Shaw that afternoon 3-0 to advance to the finals where they fell again to Pope John Paul 3-2 in the Finals.
Destrehan High turf vandalized following football’s title clench
Jonathan Menard
Only five days after winning their second straight Class 5A state championship, the Destrehan Wildcats were attacked by a foe that they couldn't prepare for.
Mustangs defeat Hurricanes, become divisional champs
Staff Report
The 11-12 year old Mimosa Mustangs recently won the St. Charles Parish Football Championship. The Mustangs defeated the Boutte Hurricanes 14-0 at Destrehan High School’s stadium.
HHS Hi-Steppers volunteer at Louisiana Special Olympics
Staff Report
On Saturday, Nov. 15 the Louisiana Special Olympics hosted its annual Fall Cheer Camp at LA Tumble and Cheer Academy in Harahan.
Hahnville’s boys soccer approaches mid-season
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Mallory A. Young HHS Student Writer The Hahnville High School Varsity and Junior Varsity soccer team is anticipating an exciting season for the remainder of the year.
Herald-Guide Outdoor Report with Bruce McDonald
Special to the Herald-Guide
What to give a sportsman for who has everything for Christmas? Talk to my wife of 29 years, Gretchen, and she will tell you, "Bruce has everything he needs to venture into the outdoors."
Mike Detillier
Normally when I have talked about the New Orleans Saints being part of NFL history it has been because of something on the negative side for our guys in the black and gold.

Our View

It’s that time of year again
Christmas is a special time of the year.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
Staff Report
Arrests •Jerard Issac, 24, of 210 E. Club Dr. was arrested on Dec. 15 and charged with possession of a controlled substance and as a fugitive of the Kenner and St. John police departments.


Fighting for her life
Heather R. Breaux
Behind her joyful coos and angelic smile, 9-month-old Briauna Frickey is facing an illness that no infant should have to deal with. In fact, she's too young to even realize that she's battling eye cancer, but to everyone around her, this potentially fatal disease is hitting too close to home.
$500 up for grabs in photo contest finale
Heather R. Breaux
The St. Charles Herald-Guide’s 2008 Camera Shootout photography contest is drawing near the end, which means that one lucky parish resident is close to winning the $500 grand prize.
The Cook's Corner
Staff Report
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.
Camera Shootout 2008
Staff Report
“Kane” by Whitley George got the most votes last week and is the Dec. 18 weekly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2008 photo contest. Congratulations to Whitley.
You’ve got to read this!
Staff Report
15 new books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries
Keegan graduates from basic training
Staff Report
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Kyler W. Keegan has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
R.K. Smith district honor choir
Staff Report
R. K. Smith Middle School is proud to announce that two seventh grade students made the Jr. High District VII Honor Choir.
Hahnville fire class receives hazardous materials certification
Staff Report
Mr. Armond J. Bourque Sr., assistant fire chief at Monsanto Company, taught a lesson on hazardous materials to the HHS students in Dennis Robbins Fire Safety Class. Bourque is also an assistant fire chief for the Luling Volunteer Fire Department.
HHS All-State choir members
Staff Report
Congratulations to the following Hahnville High School students who have been selected to participate in All-State Choirs:
NES education partners
Staff Report
Pictured are the Norco Elementary School’s partners in education.
Hurst kids selected for honor choir
Staff Report
Hurst seventh grade students Katie Pintado, Sara Scheel , Emily Cobos and Brynne Edwards were selected for the 2008-09 District VII Honor Choir from over 150 students that auditioned.
Albert Laque hosts annual senior citizens luncheon at Luling VFW
Staff Report
Former Parish President Albert Laque has clearly not lost the holiday spirit, hosting his annual Christmas Luncheon for St. Charles Parish senior citizens last week at the VFW Hall in Luling.


Audrey Hebert Champagne passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 6:20 a.m in Jefferson.
Walter H. “Skeeter” Hebert, III, age 52, passed away on Monday, Dec. 8. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, grandson, uncle and nephew.
Palmire "Pat" S. Mateja passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 8:05 p.m. at St. Charles Parish Hospital, Luling, LA. A native of New Sarpy, La. She was Catholic.
Eleaner Granier Matherne passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 at 10:10 p.m. in Des Allemands.
Geraldine Montz passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 9:30 p.m. at River Parishes Hospital, at age 97.
Cynthia Gros Naquin, 58, a native of Thibodaux and resident of Des Allemands, died after a valiant fight with cancer on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008.