Volume 136 Number 48 - Nov 25, 2009

News

DHS student charged with sexual battery in classroom
An 18-year-old St. Rose man, who allegedly exposed himself and touched a 15-year-old girl in a Destrehan High School classroom while a video was being shown, has been booked with sexual battery and molestation of a juvenile, the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office said.

Hi-tech tools make classroom more interactive for students
Hi-tech tools make classroom  more interactive for students St. Charles Parish Public Schools are all about looking towards the future, especially where technology is concerned.

Killona teen booked with 6 counts of attempted murder
A Killona teenager who allegedly shot at six people walking down Schoolhouse Lane last week has been charged with six counts of attempted murder.

Local club spreads cheer overseas
Local club spreads cheer overseas Christmas is the time of the year that most people get to spend spreading cheer and reminiscing with family and friends, but for thousands of soldiers overseas, that is not a possibility.

Luling woman charged with theft of $337,000
A 45-year-old Luling businesswoman who co-founded Paradis’ Vous Salon and Spa in 2005 has been charged with stealing around $337,000 from two Harvey car dealerships over the past year.

Residents happy with education, not with transportation, results show
St. Charles Parish has a strong educational system, a great economy and good community services but could improve upon transportation, drainage and youth programs and activities, according to 534 residents who participated in a series of community forums.

Sheriff’s Office tracking down child pornographers
For the last six months, a St. Charles Parish Sheriff's officer has been combing the Internet to find those who are downloading child pornography. And while he is forced to see graphic and disturbing images and videos, he is confident that his work will lead to arrests and save victims.

Six from 5 states arrested in Destrehan magazine bust
Six young adults, only one of whom was from Louisiana, were arrested by the Sheriff’s Office last week for misrepresenting themselves as Destrehan students while selling magazines without a solicitation permit.

Waterford 3 in latter stages of outage
Waterford 3 is getting ready to begin producing power again after a shutdown to refuel and refurbish the plant.


Sports

HHS safety commits to Tulsa
By Mike Detillier
Being in a unique position to evaluate talent for the college ranks and the NFL you seemingly always get the early word on a football player starting to attract plenty of attention.
Barbe coach impressed with Hahnville signal caller
By Mike Detillier
Lou Valdin and the Hahnville Tigers took a huge step toward reaching their goal of playing in the 5A football state championship title game when they defeated Barbe High School (37-28).
Ducks swarm Lake Salvador
By Bruce McDonald
This past weekend, many hunters headed to their favorite deer leases with the anticipation of killing a wall hanger.

Our View

Troops needed in Afghanistan
Some wonder why we should go to war on the side of corrupt government in Afghanistan. The answer is that we have no choice because without that government, the terrorists would be in control of the country.




Lifestyles

Holiday-themed items auctioned off by Women’s Club for charity, scholarships
By Michelle Stuckey
The St. Charles Parish Women’s Club held its annual auction on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Presbyterian Church on Lakewood Drive in Luling.
Reasons to be thankful
By Colette Lottinger
St. Charles Social Concerns sponsored an ecumenical community-wide Thanksgiving Worship Service at the First Union Presbyterian Church in Luling on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Successful food drive by Valero
From staff and wire reports
Valero employees “gave back” to the community by delivering 3,720 lbs. of food they collected during a recent food drive to Second Harvest Food Bank.
Simple holiday tips could help people avoid the ER
By Michelle Stuckey
Some holiday traditions, such as carving the turkey or stringing up Christmas lights, can land people in the emergency room if they are not done carefully.
Recipe: Easy Sausage and Cranberry Stuffing
From staff and wire reports
Whip up a new dish for your family with the Herald-Guide’s Recipe of the Week.