Volume 140 Number 45 - Nov 07, 2013


Antiques, arts and crafts will draw thousands to Destrehan Plantation
Antiques, arts and crafts will draw thousands to Destrehan Plantation More than 120 artists and crafts vendors from throughout the country will peddle their pottery, jewelry, ceramics and fleur de lis items at the 42nd annual Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival this weekend.

Ormond crossing in Destrehan could be blocked by train for next hour
The Canadian National Railroad crossing near River Road on Ormond Boulebard in Destrehan will be blocked by train traffic for the next hour due to a delay getting trains into the rail yard.

Pedestrian dies after getting struck by truck near Pier 90
A North Carolina man was killed early Saturday morning after he was struck by a truck near Pier 90 in Luling while walking on Highway 90.

Schools want to beef up lobbying efforts
The St. Charles Parish School Board is looking at increasing their lobbying efforts from a five-month period to year round under a contract that is currently being discussed with the school system’s lobbyist.

St. John finally accepts $247,000 payment from St. Charles housing
The St. John Housing Authority recently received a large payment from the St. Charles Parish Housing Authority to pay the living expense for former residents who have moved from St. Charles to St. John.


Wildcats must corral ESJ’s Lewis to capture district crown
Jonathan Menard
The District 7-5A championship will be on the line Friday night when the Destrehan Wildcats travel to take on East St. John.
Hahnville’s playoff hopes on line against South Lafourche
Kyle Barnett
The Hahnville Tigers are hoping to pull out a win against South Lafourche this Friday to keep their playoff hopes alive.
LSU vs. Bama is usually a classic
Mike Detillier
When LSU takes on Alabama on Saturday night, many fans will see exactly why college football is so popular today.
Mimosa Storm win volleyball championship
From staff and wire reports
The Mimosa Storm captured the 9-11 year old St. Charles Parish volleyball championship last week at the new Edward A. Dufresne Community Center. Team members are: Front row (L-R) Alexa Folse, Montana Smith, Alyssa McCully and Elizabeth Hardy. Back row (L-R) Coach Jimmy Miller, Payton Hill, Jenah Hutchinson, Jordan Miller, Tatum Dugas, Hayley Carman and Coach Roger Folse.
Destrehan captures district crown in 38-14 win over East St. John
Jonathan Menard
With their 38-14 victory over East St. John on Friday, Destrehan not only proved that they are the best team in District 7-5A, but showed why many believe they are the best team in the state.
Borromeo flag football team finishes season 10-0
From staff and wire reports
With a 10-0 record, the varsity flag football team at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan won first place in the River Parishes Catholic League.

Our View

Mr. Go is finally ‘Go...Going...Gone’
“Mr. Go . . . Going . . . Gone” is a TV documentary produced by one of Louisiana’s top coastal environmentalist. It is an interesting piece, to say the least, about one of the worst efforts the people of our state put forth supposedly to improve the economy through easier waterway access from the Gulf of Mexico to the Port of New Orleans.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Nov. 7)
From staff and wire reports
•Dean S. Bird, 34, of 214 Ormond Oaks Drive in Destrehan, was arrested on Oct. 29 and charged with theft $500-$1,500, reckless operation, resisting an officer and a St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office attachment.


R. J. Vial celebrates honesty
From staff and wire reports
R. J. Vial Elementary School in Paradis is celebrating the positive character traits of their students.
Harry Hurst Louisiana classroom floor map
From staff and wire reports
Students in Melanie Zeringue’s eighth grade Louisiana History classes used their knowledge of Louisiana culture to work together and label a floor size state map with characteristics of each region.
Luling United Methodist Church volunteers at Luling Elementary School
From staff and wire reports
Luling Elementary School was the latest beneficiary of Luling United Methodist Church's Service Saturday outreach efforts, a coordinated program to encourage church members to volunteer with various projects designed to make a difference in the community.
R.K. Smith science lab
From staff and wire reports
Students in Latoya Samuels’ seventh grade Science class at R.K. Smith Middle School in Luling recently participated in a lab on measurement.
Potential Satellite Center students tour facility, programs
From staff and wire reports
Every year the Satellite Center hosts tours for all of the eighth and tenth grade students in the St. Charles Parish Public Schools system.
Local Eagle Scout dedicates time and effort to Luling church project
From staff and wire reports
The stars and stripes are flying high in style now, thanks to the efforts of Adam Wayment and Boy Scout Troop 34.
Book review: “The Time Keeper”
Special to the Herald-Guide
The Time Keeper, written by Mitch Albom, tells the story of Dor, the first human on Earth to count items, particularly time.
You’ve got to read this! (Nov. 7)
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
French lessons at R.J. Vial Elementary
From staff and wire reports
Anne Ardoin, French instructor at R.J. Vial, had students choose their very own French names and then allowed them to creatively incorporate it into a musical performance.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Jack”
From staff and wire reports
This week’s Humane Society showcase is Jack.
Knight of Columbus #9933 golf tournament
From staff and wire reports
LULING - The Knights of Columbus Council #9933 will hold its annual fall golf tournament on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. at Willowdale Country Club.
Hahnville High School Theatre Department Presents: ‘And Then There Were None’
From staff and wire reports
BOUTTE - The Hahnville High School Theatre Department has announced their production of “And Then There Were None” with performances to be held Nov. 14, 16, 20 and 21 at 7 p.m. each night.


Beverly Williams Hall, 74, passed away at home on Oct. 20. She was a native of New Haven, Conn. and resident of St. Charles Parish for over 20 years.
Michael L. Cullins, 39, a native and resident of Paradis, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 23.
James “Jimmy” Fonseca Sr., 80, a native of Lafourche Parish and a resident of Raceland, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 3 at 9:15 a.m. in Raceland.