Volume 139 Number 47 - Nov 22, 2012

News

Massive upgrades planned for Rathborne Park
Rathborne Park has become a popular destination for residents in Luling and Mimosa due to its wooded walking path and playground, but new upgrades should draw even more to the park in the coming years.

Norco man charged with rape of 16-year-old
A 21-year-old Norco man and a 19-year-old Destrehan woman were arrested after police say they had sex with a 16-year-old girl.

Santa heads to Luling to help with Christmas tree lighting
Santa heads to Luling to help with Christmas tree lighting School choirs, hot chocolate, and most importantly, Santa, will all be at the West Bank Bridge Park on Nov. 29 as the parish ushers in the holiday season with the annual Christmas tree lighting.


Sports

Tigers fall to Parkway, but coach impressed by seniors’ determination
By Kyle Barnett
Hahnville head football coach Lou Valdin spent his time earlier this week catching up on household chores he neglected during the football season.
Herald-Guide's Hahnville offensive player of the year
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville senior running back Sergio Medina was named the Herald-Guide’s Offensive Player of the Year for the Tigers.
Herald-Guide's Hahnville defensive player of the year
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville senior linebacker Gabe Taylor was named the Herald-Guide’s Defensive Player of the Year for the Tigers.
Herald-Guide's Destrehan offensive player of the year
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan junior quarterback Donovan Isom was named the Herald-Guide’s Offensive Player of the Year for the Wildcats.
Herald-Guide's Destrehan defensive player of the year
From staff and wire reports
There was little doubt who would be named Destrehan’s Defensive Player of the Year, but junior linebacker RaeJuan Marbley’s selection became official.

Our View

Port traffic should go here
Look forward to a major increase in boat traffic at Louisiana port cities in the future. This will result from the enlargement of the Panama Canal which will be complete in a couple of years.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Nov. 22)
From staff and wire reports
•Jerry G. Gioadano, 35, of 617 Camelia Ave. in LaPlace, was arrested on Nov. 17 and charged with D.W.I., reckless operation and suspended driver’s license.



Lifestyles

Lakewood Elementary students learn circuits
From staff and wire reports
Students in Mindy Baudouin and Brandi Smith’s fourth grade class at Lakewood Elementary were building and comparing simple circuits.
Lakewood Elementary student of the year
From staff and wire reports
Congratulations to Chance McGee for being chosen as Lakewood Elementary’s Student of the Year for 2012-13. Congratulations to Chance McGee and to all the outstanding students nominated for Student of the Year.
R.K. Smith Middle School Top Tigers for October
From staff and wire reports
Students of the month for October at Raymond K. Smith Middle School in Luling are: Front row (L-R) Sixth graders: DeVontre Campbell, Johnt’e Peden, Amber Robert, Chris Robichaux, LaChele Green, Mark Brown, Alyssa Moreau, Jai’lyn Williams, Kiwonel Wright, Ana Rosado and Lance Boyd (8th grade). Middle row (L-R) Seventh graders: Freddie Brown, Alexis Jones, Tarah Baudoin, Rayna Mohon, Imani Joseph, Jaiden Georgeff, Elise Davidson, Zya Mitchell, Kobe Freeman, Nya Cheatham and Emma Portera. Back row (L-R) Eighth graders: Savannah Ussin, Reanna Ranatza, James Lilly, Ka’nyjah Boyd, James Reagan, Tyler Bartley, Briana Duet, Brandon Badeaux and Alexus Davis.
Recipe: Lanaux’s barbecued turkey
From staff and wire reports
This recipe is provided from How Sportsmen Cook, a cookbook written by Collette Lottinger and published by the Herald-Guide’s parent company Louisiana Publishing, Inc. Copies are available at at the Herald-Guide’s office located, at 14236 U.S. 90 in Boutte, by calling (985) 758-2795 or visiting www.louisianasportsman.com.
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
Valero St. Charles Refinery donates $600,000 to local children’s charities
From staff and wire reports
Local children’s charities received a total of $600,000 on Oct. 18 from employees and business partners of the Valero St. Charles Refinery, who helped raise the funds through sponsorship of the 2012 Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children Golf Classic in San Antonio, Texas.
St. Charles Parish student places at regional competition
From staff and wire reports
The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) Vocal Music students received awards in their divisions at the annual National Association of Teachers of Singing Southern Regional Competition held at Louisiana State University.
HHS graduate completes basic training
From staff and wire reports
Air National Guard Airman Katie S. Falgoust graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet
From staff and wire reports
This is Dozer. He is a mixed breed. According to Humane Society Officials he is "a real sweetie pie", loves people and is very playful.
Turkey Day Tips from Kids
From staff and wire reports
We asked kids from around the parish what their favorite food for Thanksgiving is, how it is cooked and what they are most thankful for. They gave us some great answers!

Obituaries

Dejean
Cecile Pruschen DeJean, 90, passed away on Monday, Nov. 12 at 3:45 a.m. in Jefferson.
Thomas
Ralph M. Thomas, 74, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2 a.m. in Jefferson.
Augusta
Victoria C. "Vick" Augusta, 72, departed this earthly life on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at St. James Parish Hospital in Lutcher.