Volume 138 Number 45 - Nov 10, 2011


Canadian killed after getting hit by car on Airline
A 65-year-old Canadian man was killed Saturday night after he was run over by a car on Airline Highway, according to Louisiana State Police.

Clerk’s office employee charged with theft
Second arrest of court worker in 4 months
An employee with the St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court’s Office has been arrested after authorities say she allegedly pocketed money given to her to pay a pair of speeding tickets.

Committee proposes eliminating fall break
On Wednesday, the school district brought a proposed 2012-2013 calendar to the School Board table for consideration.

Council sets aside money for West Bank launch
Council sets aside money for West Bank launch The St. Charles Parish Council has budgeted $260,000 for a new West Bank boat launch, with Parish President V.J. St. Pierre saying the more likely option would be a launch in Des Allemands instead of one in Luling on Highway 90.

Country star, monster po-boys
Country star, monster po-boys Residents will come from all across the parish to boogie to rocking music, soar through the air on various rides and get their fill of those famous monster soft shell crab and shrimp po-boys at the 41st annual River Parishes Fall Festival.

Facebook post leads to Norco duck hunting citation
Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division agents cited a St. Charles Parish resident on Oct. 27 for alleged migratory bird violations as a result of recent postings on his Facebook page.

Schools will seek $45 million in bonds
During a Capital Improvements Committee meeting on Monday, the St. Charles Parish School Board discussed the possibility of taking out $50 million in bonds for future construction projects.

Step back in time at Destrehan Plantation
Residents in St. Charles Parish will have plenty of options when it comes to spending time outdoors this weekend. Both Destrehan Plantation and Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Norco will hold festivals that repeatedly draw thousands of visitors. There wil More than 150 artists and crafts vendors from throughout the country will peddle their pottery, jewelry, ceramics and fleur de lis items at the 40th annual Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival this weekend.


Hahnville's ground game key in playoff matchup against Rebels
Eric LeBlanc
After struggling to a 1-3 start this season, the Hahnville Tigers won five of their final six games to finish 6-4 and share the district championship with the East St. John Wildcats. Their surge has also propelled them into the 5A state playoffs where they will travel to West Monroe to take on the fifth-ranked Rebels this Friday night.
Wildcats must rebuild defense next season following 2-8 record
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan defense, which was the strength of the Wildcat team throughout the season, couldn’t slow down the Hahnville Tigers last week as they suffered a 34-3 loss to end the season.
DHS linemen take official visit to UA
Mike Detillier
Destrehan High School defensive tackle Marrick Charles will take an official visit to the University of Arkansas on Nov. 12 when the Razorbacks play the University of Tennessee in Fayetteville.
Players of the Week
From staff and wire reports

Our View

The redemption of Jordan Jefferson
This season was supposed to be LSU quarterback and former Destrehan High School star Jordan Jefferson’s coming out party.

Sheriffs Reports

From staff and wire reports
•Gayland Mitchelle, 29, of 2420 S. Kinler St. in Luling, was arrested on Oct. 28 and charged with distribution of counterfeit SCH II CDS to wit counterfeit Crack Cocaine.


Local Girl Scout chosen as leader
From staff and wire reports
Four Girl Scouts from southeast Louisiana, including Destrehan’s Ekuase Ogunbor, have been selected to participate in the 2011 Girl Scout Leadership Institute in Houston, Texas, this month. Ogunbor, 17, is a senior at Destrehan High School.
Harvest winter vegetables at proper time
LSU AgCenter News
By Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist
Recipe: Wild rice stuffing
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
HHS class celebrates 50th reunion
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville High School Class of 1961 held their 50th class reunion at the La Maison Magnolia in Norco in October.
Satellite Center students win Tulane contest
From staff and wire reports
For the third year in a row, a team member from Digital Media course at the Satellite Center has won the Tulane Tech Day Poster Contest. The contest is hosted by the New Orleans Multimedia User Group and serves as a showcase for talented local artists and designers using Adobe products.
Book Review: “The Lucky One”
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Morgan Baudoin
Nominate now for Farmer of the Year
From staff and wire reports
Agriculture is a multi-billion dollar industry in Louisiana. To acknowledge the exceptional contributions of its farmers, the Louisiana Radio Network, Louisiana Farm Bureau Federation, LSU AgCenter and Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry will honor the 2012 Louisiana Farmer of the Year.
R.K. Smith Middle received $15k grant
From staff and wire reports
R.K. Smith Middle School is dedicated to providing students with the necessary tools for them to succeed. But a top-notch education and activities, such as after-school tutoring programs and field trips, come at a cost. So, the school depends on grants and donations from outside sources, such as the Monsanto Fund.