Volume 139 Number 42 - Oct 18, 2012

News

Caretaker pleads guilty to stealing thousands from elderly patient
Caretaker pleads guilty to stealing thousands from elderly patient Told police she needed money to pay bills
A St. Rose caregiver has pleaded guilty to stealing checks from an elderly woman under her care and cashing them for nearly $3,500.

Despite record-low flu season last year, officials urging shots
Despite a mild flu season last year that set a record for the lowest and shortest peak for influenza-like illness, officials are urging residents to get flu shots this year.

Destrehan Popeye’s employee robbed while emptying garbage
A 30-year-old Popeye’s employee in Destrehan was robbed on Saturday night while emptying the garbage cans outside the business, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Norco chips in to help teen hit by car while riding her bike
Norco chips in to help teen hit by car while riding her bike It was in the last few days of August when Todd Robicheaux’s wife Sarah got a phone call from the emergency room at a nearby hospital. Robicheaux thought a friend was playing a joke on them.

Parish tourism app wins top award
The St. Charles Parish Department of Economic Development and Tourism received an Excellence in Economic Development Award for its iSCP Smartphone App in the category of New Media for communities with populations of 25,000 - 200,000 from the International Economic Development Council.

Public defender’s office relies on speeding tickets for funding
One of four in Louisiana that does not get state funds
St. Charles Parish’s Public Defender’s Office is one of only few such offices in the state that does not receive state funding and relies solely on money collected from court costs associated with traffic tickets.

St. Rose man pleads guilty after receiving nude pics of young girl
Ordered to stay away from victim and her family
A 37-year-old St. Rose man who reportedly admitted to asking for and receiving nude pictures of a 13-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to an amended charge of cruelty to a juvenile.

State hospital cuts could strain local healthcare providers
The future of healthcare in Louisiana is in a state of flux as the first phases of an over $800 million package of healthcare cuts sweep the state after Congress removed Hurricane Katrina-related healthcare subsidies in July.

Who wears short skirts? Not HHS students
Who wears short skirts? Not HHS students Girls’ homecoming dresses must come down to knees, according to new policy
By Alissa Cavaretta Hahnville High School’s homecoming dance is scheduled for this Saturday and some female students have said that they will not be attending this year’s festivities because of the new dress code policy.


Sports

Wildcats must limit mistakes to get past East St. John
By Jonathan Menard
For the second straight week, Destrehan allowed a weaker opponent to hang around in the first half due to mistakes before righting the ship in the second half to cruise to a big victory.
Speckled trout in Lake Salvador
By Bruce McDonald
Hurricane Isaac caused a lot of problems for residents in south Louisiana, but it has had a positive effect on fishing in the area.
Hunting regulations change in Spillway
By Bruce McDonald
Because of Hurricane Isaac, deer hunters will only be able to kill doe during archery season in the Bonnet Carre Spillway.
Winning district championship could be only way Tigers make playoffs
By Kyle Barnett
The Hahnville Tigers (2-4, 2-0) have begun to turn their season around, winning the past two games against district opponents after starting the season off 0-4 in non-district play.
LSU back on track
By Mike Detillier
After getting swamped in Gainesville 14-6 by the Florida Gators, the LSU Tigers were backed up against the football wall facing an unbeaten South Carolina team that played the best game of the Steve Spurrier-era defeating Georgia 35-7.
Twins lead HHS cross country team to 3 wins
From staff and wire reports
Led by twins Beau and Bryce Robinson, the Hahnville boys cross country team won its third consecutive meet on Oct. 10 at Houma Christian School.
East St. John scores two touchdowns in final minutes to stun Destrehan
By Jonathan Menard
With just under seven minutes left in the game and his team already up by a touchdown, Destrehan junior cornerback Denzel Arceneaux fielded a squib kickoff, cut left and raced 68 yards down the field to put the Wildcats up 31-24 with 6:44 left in the game.

Our View

St. Charles should have airport input
We thought the St. Charles Parish Council was guaranteed the right to appoint a member of the New Orleans Aviation Board back when plans were being made to extend the airport’s runway into our parish. That seemed to be the deal at that time.




Lifestyles

Mimosa Park Elementary Library “Captain’s Crew”
From staff and wire reports
Mimosa Park Elementary Library’s Captain’s Crew is a title given to the top fifteen first and second grade students who participate in the Library’s reading program.
Help beautify St. Charles Parish in October
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish is encouraging volunteer groups, schools, families and individuals to help clean and beautify the parish this Oct. through its ongoing Trash Bash initiative.
R.K. Smith Middle School August/September Top Tigers
From staff and wire reports
R.K. Smith studentes were rewarded as being selected at the school's top students for August & September.
Harry Hurst Middle School 4H gator closeup
From staff and wire reports
Harry Hurst 8th grader Jai Perrilloux takes a closer look at the inside of an alligator mouth during the first Harry Hurst 4H meeting of the year. After all the 4H business was completed, students got to learn more about alligators and were even able to hold two eight-week-old alligator babies.
Harry Hurt Middle Schoolers Eclipsed
From staff and wire reports
Harry Hurst 8th graders learned about eclipses by creating silhouettes of themselves. As part of the project, students reflected on what the world sees or perceives about them from their outwards appearance and then focused on the hidden talents or interests that are eclipsed from the world.
Destrehan homecoming special coverage on stands now
From staff and wire reports
The Herald-Guide has devoted a section of the Oct. 18 edition edition of the newspaper to the Destrehan Homecoming activities that took place Friday, Oct. 5.

Obituaries

Haupt
Vincent R. Haupt, 83, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Dempster
John Joseph Dempster, 69, departed this life on Monday, Aug. 27 at his home in Monticello, Miss. He was a veteran of the Army and a retiree of Occidental Chemical in Taft.
Gordon
Terri Wynn Gordon, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 26 in Metairie.
Faucheux
Shirley Rivet Friloux Faucheaux, wife of James Faucheaux and the late Hymes (Stud) Friloux, has passed away.