Volume 138 Number 51 - Dec 22, 2011

News

Couple finds letters to Santa in Luling Christmas decoration
Norman and Marcelette Jackson first noticed the letters in their Luling mailbox decoration a year after they were written. When Norman and Marcelette Jackson put up their Christmas decorations last year, they were surprised to find real letters to Santa in one of their lawn props.

Former DHS student brings Christmas experience to Africa
Former Destrehan High School student Jonathan Snyder (far right), who now attends LSU, traveled to Mozambique, Africa and helped throw Christmas parties for 1,500 children. The parties included games, gifts, water slides and space walks. Snyder now plans While most people were doing last-minute shopping and cleaning last week, Jonathan Snyder was in Africa spreading the message of Christmas to underprivileged children.

Paradis crash leaves 1 dead
A 44-year-old Houma man was killed on Sunday after his vehicle ran into a ditch on Old Spanish Trail at Audubon Street in Paradis, according to Louisiana State Police.

Soldier counts blessings after Christmas return
Jarrod, Kevin and Kim Friloux pose with Gov. Bobby Jindal upon Jarrod’s return to Louisiana after spending a year in Afghanistan. This was Jarrod’s second tour of duty, with his first coming in Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003-2004. After a year in Afghanistan, Luling Sgt. Jarrod Friloux has made it home for the holidays to spend Christmas with his wife and son.

St. Charles Parish Christmas church times


Sports

Christmas comes early for Bayou Gauche hunter
By Bruce McDonald
Carl "Squeaky" Dupre of Bayou Gauche was invited to make a last-minute hunt with Gary Larousse on a deer lease near Lake Boeuf northwest of Lake Des Allemands.
Lighting strikes in same place for deer hunters
By Bruce McDonald
Hunting from a box stand setup on the edge of a 20-acre pasture, Warren Fremen of Luling dropped a 9-point buck most hunters would be proud of.
HHS boys, girls crush Ehret by identical scores
By Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville High School boys and girls soccer teams continued to cruise past district competition last week by both beating John Ehret 6-0.

Editorial

Governor more powerful than partisan
Special to the Herald-Guide
By John Maginnis, LaPolitics.com
Try to make good things happen in ‘12
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Harold Keller
Red ink woes plague Louisiana budget
By Dan Juneau
Just 29 days before Governor Jindal and the 144 members of the Legislature are to be sworn in, they got a strong hint that governing might not be a bed of roses during the next four years.
Does appointment meet legal requirements?
By C.B. Forgotston
St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis was just appointed as the new head of the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness ("GOHSEP").

Sheriffs Reports

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



Lifestyles

Don’t invite bugs to holiday parties
LSU AgCenter News
Winter doesn’t seem like prime time for pests, but our habits around the holidays and during cold weather could bring bugs into our homes.
Recipe: Cookie ornament cups
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Navy officer named Ms. New Orleans
From staff and wire reports
Navy Counselor First Class (NC1) Latonya Robinson was crowned the 2012 ‘Ms New Orleans’ in a ceremony held on Dec. 4, 2011.
Breakfast at the manger
From staff and wire reports
Catherine and Andrew Sieta, students at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan, recently attended Breakfast at the Manger sponsored by the school’s Moms Club.
Riding in style
From staff and wire reports
Students who raised the most during this year’s Norco Elementary K-3 cookie dough fundraiser were treated to a special lunch at Sicily’s Pizza.
Holiday volunteering
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville High School’s special education students visited the Norco Adult Day Care Center on Dec. 13 to celebrate December birthdays and Christmas.
Book Review: “The Shack”
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Taylor Eyman
Winter landscapes are different in La.
LSU AgCenter News
By Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist
St. Rose businesses have “Season of Giving”
From staff and wire reports
On Dec. 17, two local businesses combined forces to help bring cheer into the lives of some of the children of St. Charles Parish. They gave toys to those who might not otherwise find the "Season of Giving" quite so generous.