Volume 138 Number 43 - Oct 27, 2011

News

Clerk of court, state rep will be decided in November
Almost all of the incumbents will keep their seats after last weekend’s election, but a run-off race will be held to decide the clerk of court and state representative for the 56th District in November.

Keep trick-or-treaters safe by checking for sex offenders
Detailed map on sheriff’s website
Children all across the parish will be dressed up in their scariest outfits on Monday night as they go door-to-door to collect bags of candy. But while the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office said Halloween is typically safe, there are still things both parents and kids need to watch out for besides ghouls and goblins.

Schools allow some students to bring personal tech devices to class
The Bring Your Own Technology program, or BYOT, is being piloted in about 10 classrooms this fall and allows students to bring in almost any electronic device to integrate into the learning environment. From laptops and Promethean Boards to iPods and avatars, St. Charles Parish Schools have technology covered. Now the district is taking their technology program a step further and inviting some select students to bring their own personal devices to school.


Sports

Tigers need to win final 2 games to guarantee playoffs
By Eric LeBlanc
Better late than never was the theme of the Hahnville Tigers’ 25-8 victory over the Higgins Hurricanes Friday night as the Tigers trailed 8-3 going into the fourth quarter. But the team rebounded with 22 points in the last 10 minutes of the game to pick up their second district win.
Destrehan looks to stop 6-game skid against Bonnabel
By Jonathan Menard
Despite what was arguably their best offensive performance of the season, the Destrehan Wildcats were shutout for the fist time all year in a 20-0 loss to East St. John.
Bass, redfish gobble up rattle trap in Cataouatche
By Bruce McDonald
With the passage of a cold front through Louisiana, the temperature in area lakes began to fall.
Players of the week
From staff and wire reports

Editorial

Winners swim with the mainstream
Special to the Herald-Guide
By John Maginnis, LaPolitics.com
The real cost of being unhealthy
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Jim Brown, JimBrownLa.com
What the Occupation Wall Street crowd should focus on
By Dan Juneau
The Occupy Wall Street (OWS) crowd has ensconced itself in New York City and doesn’t appear to be going home anytime soon.

Sheriffs Reports

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



Lifestyles

Keep Halloween treats fun, healthy
LSU AgCenter News
When asked what Halloween means, kids usually put candy at the top of their list. But research shows that given a choice between treats and toys, kids will often prefer the toys, according to Beth Reames, LSU AgCenter nutritionist.
Book Review: “House Rules”
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Ellen Suss
Recipe: Pumpkin creme pie
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Recipe: Graveyard pie
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Fall is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs
LSU AgCenter News
By Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist
‘C’ is for cheerleader
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Catholic Senior Cheerleaders visited St. Timothy’s School for its letter "C" day.
R.J. Vial goes PINK
From staff and wire reports
On Oct. 18, students and faculty at R.J. Vial Elementary School in Paradis raised money for the Susan G. Komen Research Foundation by hosting a PINK dress down day.
Striking a chord
From staff and wire reports
Students at St. Rose Elementary have the opportunity to learn to play musical instruments, including the guitar.
Reading connections
From staff and wire reports
Jordan Cooke, Brienan Crouch and Christina Banegas, 4th grade students at St. Rose Elementary in Kristen Tabb’s Language Arts class, work together to locate information in a nonfiction text.
Bus buddies at LWE
From staff and wire reports
Teachers spent the bus ride getting to know their bus buddy students better, as well as reviewing expectations with the students and reinforcing positive behavior and choices with the school’s currency, Gator Bucks.
St. Charles nurses named in La. top 100
From staff and wire reports
Every year since 1986, the Great 100 Nurses Foundation honors who they consider to be Louisiana’s 100 greatest nurses.This year, St. Charles Parish Hospital nurses Lisa Bourgeois, Joy Cochran and Jo Rae Wood were recognized as three of the Great 100 Nurses of Louisiana.

Obituaries

Elizabeth Thomas
Elizabeth Thomas, 70, died at her residence in Luling on Oct. 2, 2011.
Daniel Keller Roussel III
Daniel Keller Roussel III, 28, passed away on Oct. 16, 2011 as a result of an automobile accident.
Lessie Mae Gibson
Lessie Mae Gibson, 87, passed away on Oct. 15, 2011 at St. Anne General Hospital in Raceland.
Mona Dufrene Prince
Mona Dufrene Prince, 58, passed away on Oct. 8, 2011 in River Ridge.
Leola P. Schexnayder
Leola P. Schexnayder, 80, passed away on Sept. 29, 2011 at her residence.
Ray J. Naquin
Ray J. Naquin, 79, a lifelong resident of Norco, passed away on Oct. 20, 2011.