Volume 137 Number 38 - Sep 23, 2010

News

Coyotes targeting small pets in Willowdale
So far, two cats have been killed and another is missing. On the East Bank, coyotes have been a problem as well with 10 being trapped in St. Rose. Sheriff urges residents to keep eye on pets
Once again it appears that coyotes are targeting family pets in Willowdale, with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office recently discovering two cats that have been killed by wild animals.

Destrehan mother pleads no contest to murdering children
Dawn Wines A Destrehan native has been sentenced to two consecutive life sentences after pleading no contest to two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of her two children.

Destrehan Plantation unveils rare portrait of namesake
This portrait of Jean Noel Destrehan is believed to be the work of Matthew Harris Jouett. Destrehan Plantation was the site of the recent unveiling of an original portrait of Jean Noel Destrehan, added to the collection of art of the River Road Historical Society.

Fire destroys warehouse, home
A former warehouse on First Street has been demolished after a fire ruined the building and a nearby home. Community donates food, clothes to couple
It has been two weeks since Garrett and Monica Monti lost their Luling home to fire, but the couple is still overwhelmed by the donations they have received from neighbors and friends that have helped them get their lives back in order.

Willowdale club struggling, but doesn’t plan to close
A letter sent out to Willowdale Country Club members this month had some people convinced that the club would be closing on Sept. 19.


Sports

Hahnville must win field position battle to beat Walker
By Jonathan Menard
For Hahnville head coach Lou Valdin, last week's 42-28 loss to Lutcher was because of one reason - field position. And the team must make huge strides in that area if they hope to beat undefeated O. Perry Walker on Friday night.
Wildcat running game needs to step up against blitzing Ehret
By Eric LeBlanc
Last Friday night, the Destrehan Wildcats were looking to build upon their impressive victory against Thibodaux in week two. Unfortunately, that did not happen as the Karr Cougars had other plans. After taking an early 10-0 lead, the game slipped through the Wildcats' fingers as Karr went on to win 25-10.
Landry is big hit in Washington
By Mike Detillier
Former Hahnville High School star LaRon Landry has found the right defense to develop into a top player in the NFL.
Catfish, chinquapins and sac-a-lait galore in Lake Cataouatche
By Bruce McDonald
During this time of the year, overcast days cause water temperatures to drop. Recently, the days have been cloudy for most of the time with light winds.
Defense comes through for Comets in victory
By Jonathan Menard
After a sluggish first half, the St. Charles Catholic Comets came out firing in the second as they beat West St. John 28-0 behind three touchdowns from Marcus Hall.
Tigers ride running game to 28-14 win over Walker
By Eric LeBlanc
It may have been hot and humid at Tiger Stadium on Friday night, but there was a “Whiteout” on the field as Hahnville running back Ahmad White rushed for over 200 yards and four touchdowns in the Tiger’s 28-14 victory over O. Perry Walker.
Destrehan defense leads team to win over Ehret
By Jonathan Menard
After quarterback Taylor Dunn left the Destrehan football team this week, sophomore Dillan Dent was thrust into the starting role and helped lead the Wildcats to a 14-12 win over John Ehret Friday night.

Editorial

Government not only star of Channel 6
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Renee Simpson

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Suspects are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law.



Lifestyles

Tips for taking better pet photos
Special to the Herald-Guide
Nanette Martin is the co-founder and lead photographer of Shelter-Me Photography Inc.
Local 4-H club represents at state competition
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles 4-H members were asked to find their own beat at the 96th annual 4-H University program held at LSU in Baton Rouge. With over 45 contests and educational, members truly showcased their own talents and skills.
Recipe: Chicken pot pie soup
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
The stork has arrived!
From staff and wire reports
Book Review: 'Blackout'
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Lauryn DesChamps

Obituaries

Walker
Bertha L. Walker, 80, passed away on Monday, Sept.13, 2010.
Singleton
Perry “Night” Singleton, 50, passed away on Friday, Sep. 3, 2010 at St. Charles Hospital in Luling.
Hoffman
Myrtle Dufrene Hoffman, 82, was called Home on Sunday, September 12, 2010.
Authement
Dora Pierce Authement passed away on Thursday, September 16, 2010.
Bell
Winfred Dean Bell, age 92, formerly of Woodbury and Maryville, TN, passed away at Ville St. Marie in Jefferson, LA on Thursday, August 26, 2010.