Volume 139 Number 1 - Jan 05, 2012

News

Bayou Gauche couples say goodbye to money woes with these tips
Finding financial peace can be hard, especially on a tight budget in the current economy. But local families are seeing a light at the end of the debt tunnel for the new year thanks to financial planning classes and advice.


Sports

Tigers, Saints make exciting 48 hours in N.O.
By Mike Detillier
In a span of 48 hours next weekend the New Orleans Saints will face off against the Detroit Lions Saturday night and the LSU Tigers will play the Alabama Crimson Tide for the BCS National Championship Monday night in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Deer visits Paradis Library
From staff and wire reports
Dwight Dufrene sent in this photo of a deer that took some time to check out the sights of Paradis in early December before heading back into the woods.
Lady Tigers earn spot in national championships
From staff and wire reports
Congratulations to the Hahnville High School Cheerleaders who competed in the first ever LHSAA cheerleading state championships in Lake Charles on Saturday, Dec. 3.
Lady Tigers beat Ponchatoula, fall to St. Mary’s
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville Lady Tigers ended 2011 with a big win over Ponchatoula last week, but started the new year with a 48-40 loss to St. Mary’s Dominican on Tuesday.

Editorial

New Year thoughts from the bayou state
Special to the Herald-Guide
By Jim Brown, JimBrownLa.com
Good news in fight for Louisiana fraud victims
By David Vitter
For the past couple of years, I’ve been leading the fight for fair treatment for thousands of Louisianians who were victims of an alleged Ponzi scheme run by financier Allen Stanford.

Sheriffs Reports

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



Lifestyles

Holiday cactuses brighten season
LSU AgCenter News
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings
Sisters Society gives Christmas to Killona
From staff and wire reports
The Sisters Society Social Club presented their first annual Christmas in Killona event on Dec. 22.
Christmas carolers
From staff and wire reports
Winter good time to prune trees, shrubs
LSU AgCenter News
By Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist
Book Review: “Storm Front”
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Mohammed Mohammed

Obituaries

Harold Paul Dufrene
Harold Paul Dufrene, 72, passed away on Dec. 24, 2011.
Derrill J. Falgout
Derrill J. Falgout, 66, a native of Luling and resident of Bayou Blue, passed away on Dec. 29, 2011.
Rual David "Dave" Vannoy
Rual David "Dave" Vannoy, 80, retired from Union Carbide, entered into eternal rest on Dec. 28, 2011.
Cheryl Jean Waguespack Clay
Cheryl Jean Waguespack Clay, 52, of Norco, was called to heaven on Dec. 30, 2011.
Jerrilynn Hall Melancon
Jerrilynn Hall Melancon, 50, passed away on Dec. 27, 2011 at her residence.