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Pumpkin patch and tractor ride Oct. 13
October 12, 2007 at 12:55 pm
LULING - Come join the greater New Orleans area MOPS - Mothers of Preschoolers - chapter for a morning of fall fun for the entire family on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 9:30 a.m. at Perilloux Farms in Montz.

Cost: $5 per person and includes a tractor ride and a pumpkin. Kids under 12 are admitted free.

Please bring canned goods to donate to a needy family.

For directions call 985-652-3672.

The St. Charles Parish MOPS meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18 from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Bible Center Church located at 422 Barton Ave. in Luling. Call 985-785-0557 for details.

Terrebonne museum hosts wetlands fest
October 12, 2007 at 12:55 pm
HOUMA - Southdown Plantation House and The Terrebonne Museum located at 1208 Museum Dr. in Houma hosts the Voices of the Wetlands Festival 2007 Oct. 12 through Oct. 14.

Highlights are: local musical acts, a south Louisiana menu and children’s activities.

Festival hours are: Friday - 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday - 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday - 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For details, call Rueben Williams at 985-798-5665.

Get your $20 flu shot at parish health clinic
October 12, 2007 at 12:53 pm
LULING - The St. Charles Community Health Center, located at 843 Milling Ave., is administering flu shots for $20, as long as supplies last.

Appointments are not required and walk-ins are welcomed.

Clinic hours are: Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dejean
October 11, 2007 at 3:40 pm
Percy "Toot" G. DeJean Jr., 53, a native of Des Allemands and resident of Lake Charles, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to funeral time Monday at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands. Mass will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the church, with burial in the church cemetery. He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Parr DeJean; one daughter, Tanya D. Curtis; four brothers, Greg, Bobby, Richard and Mark DeJean; one sister, Lorraine Faucheux; and one grandchild. He was preceded in death by his father, Percy DeJean Sr. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Falgout Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

FAN OF THE WEEK FAN OF THE WEEK
October 11, 2007 at 11:35 am
Along with the excitement of prep football season, the Herald-Guide cameras are hitting both the Wildcat and Tiger sidelines hoping to capture the Fan of the Week.

SWEET SHOTS. The freshman and junior varsity teams for Hahnville and Destrehan High School faced off on Oct. 3. DHS JV beat HHS 34-0, but the Tiger freshman came back with a 20-18 victory. Hahnville, Destrehan freshmen & JV display plenty of talent in game
October 11, 2007 at 11:32 am
The future of both Hahnville and Destrehan football was on display last week when the freshman and JV squads faced off for both schools.

AND THE BEAT GOES ON.  Destrehan High School senior Stephen Tumblin was chosen as a member of the U.S. Army’s band. DHS student chosen to perform with national band
October 11, 2007 at 11:31 am
Congratulations to Destrehan High School senior Stephen Tumblin who was chosen as a member of the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.

St. Charles Herald-Guide's High School PLAYMAKERS
October 11, 2007 at 11:28 am
For the second week in a row, Destrehan's Jerico Nelson was able to make his opponent pay by continually bulldozing his way down the field, helping his team to yet another victory in the process.

No. 1 ranked Tigers prove their worth in 28-24 win
October 11, 2007 at 11:27 am
What a tale of two football teams. One, a night when Tiger Stadium set a record for attendance - 92,910 - it also gave the viewing audience a game of a lifetime to remember.

PARISH RIVALS. After last week’s slugfest, both Hahnville and Destrehan High Schools have to continue their strong play against their remaining four district foes. This week, Hahnville will host East Ascension and their strong offense, while Destrehan wil Destrehan and Hahnville enter into the heart of district play
October 11, 2007 at 11:23 am
Though losing to rival Destrehan in double-overtime may be a bitter pill to swallow, Hahnville head coach Lou Valdin knows that his team doesn't have time to think about what might have been.

All that glitters & more at business social All that glitters & more at business social
October 11, 2007 at 11:22 am
LUCKY WINNER. A champagne Diamond Raffle delights winner Tammy Mars who took home a forever diamond drop necklace donated to the St. Charles Business Association from Rousell's in Luling for the River Parishes Business Social held Oct. 4 at the Jerusalem Temple in Ormond.

Homeschooled kids attend 2-day speech and debate conference Homeschooled kids attend 2-day speech and debate conference
October 11, 2007 at 11:19 am
Homeschool students from the River Parishes, Kenner and Metairie attended a Communicators for Christ Speech and Debate Conference.

Camera Shootout 2007 Camera Shootout 2007
October 11, 2007 at 11:13 am
“Water” by Brock Barlow got the most votes last week and is the Oct. 4 weekly winner in the St. Charles Herald-Guide’s Camera Shootout 2007 photo contest.

Eeek, Drink and be Merry Eeek, Drink and be Merry
October 11, 2007 at 11:07 am
Makes 1 cake. Prep time: 20 minutes. Decorating time: 40 minutes.

Ingredients: 2 (16-ounce) cans vanilla frosting, 2 (16-ounce) frozen pound cakes - thawed, 1 box thin chocolate wafer cookies, 1 (0.68-ounce) tube black decorating gel, 1bag Twix Fun Size Bars, 1 bag M&M’S milk chocolate candies.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPER. Jack Cali (right) - a Destrehan native - is the creator of Drivesoft. Pictured at top left, Cali on the November 2004 issue of Car Audio magazine. Pictured at right, Cali with Pimp My Ride host Xhibit. Jack Cali is his name and software development is his game
October 11, 2007 at 11:01 am
Drivers are witnessing the phenomenon of electronic navigation systems that help with directions while sitting in the driver's seat and other new technologies like instantaneous video conferencing and music downloads in your car - and Destrehan’s Jack Cali is putting fuel to the fire in the auto-electronics boom with an invention that is drawing raves from auto enthusiasts across the country.

Heather R. Breaux BLOG
October 11, 2007 at 10:59 am
The countdown has begun - five ... four ... three ... two ... one - blast off, right through the swinging double doors and on to the operating table.

11-year-old leads police on high-speed chase
October 11, 2007 at 10:54 am
An 11-year-old led State Police on an early-morning, high-speed chase down the interstate in St. Charles Parish last week.

LTC giving local students hands-on welding training
October 11, 2007 at 10:53 am
Students at Hahnville and Destrehan will get some first-hand experience in the field of multi-process welding and industrial maintenance when Lincoln Electric puts on a demo for the students Nov. 5 at the River Parishes Community College.

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Destrehan used its powerful ground attack to cruise past Central Lafourche 42-7 on Friday.