Santa Visits Parish Early
December 19, 2007 at 2:31 pm
It was more than just a Toys for Tots community outreach - it was a winter wonderland transformed into Santa's Village.

Feds give juvenile detention centers bad grade due to lack of programs
December 19, 2007 at 2:27 pm
In St. Charles Parish nearly 80 youth visited the St. James Detention Center for criminal offenses since October 2007, according to the Office of Youth Development Corrections in Baton Rouge.

Newspaper gift fund will go to family who lost everything
December 19, 2007 at 2:17 pm
The St. Charles Herald-Guide has chosen to give the money collected from their Christmas Gift Fund this year to the family of Orvette Smith, who lost everything when their home was completely destroyed by fire in November.

Metairie doctor volunteers to help Mexican orphan
December 19, 2007 at 2:06 pm
An eight-year-old girl, living in an orphanage in Mexico needs to be evaluated by a doctor, and St. Borromeo's Youth director has found a child psychologist from Metairie willing to volunteer to do the costly assessment of the child.

Laque plans to pull out all stops to get west bank pumps
December 19, 2007 at 2:03 pm
St. Charles Parish Council met for what was supposed to be their last time on Dec. 17, but if Judge Robert Chaisson throws out the west bank pump lawsuit on Jan. 2 as sources say is a possibility, Laque will make a last-ditch effort get the nearly $30 million bond issue passed before the new administration takes over.

Hahnville High boys soccer team wins BIG in back-to-back tourney
December 19, 2007 at 12:11 pm
The Hahnville Boys' Soccer team recently won two tournaments on consecutive weekends.

December 19, 2007 at 12:05 pm
NATURAL TALENT. Alissa Cavaretta, the 12-year-old daughter of Frank and Tina Acosta Cavaretta of Luling, killed her first buck of the season.

ALL-AMERICAN. Destrehan High School snare drummer, Stephen Tublin (middle) will perform with the U.S. Army All-American Band in the Jan. 5, 2008 All-American Bowl. Tublin is pictured (l to r) with Sgt Brooks, Band Director Byron Toups and Staff Sgt. LaBra Destrehan drummer invited to perform in Jan. 5 bowl game
December 19, 2007 at 12:00 pm
Stephen Tumblin of Destrehan High School has been selected as a member of the inaugural U.S. Army All-American Marching Band, an honor celebrating the values and strengths these standouts share with Army Strong Soldiers.

Saints still in the hunt
December 19, 2007 at 11:52 am
The Saints 31-24 win over the Cardinals got them back to the .500 mark and a 7-7 record with two games left to go in the regular season.

AIRBORNE. Hahnville High’s Lady Tiger basketball team beat out 13 other high schools in the regional St. Charles Shootout Tournament. HHS guard, Nadia Cox # 21, rides the air and makes a big score for the team. St. Charles Shootout
December 19, 2007 at 11:49 am
The Hahnville High School girls basketball team slam dunked 13 competitors in the 2007 St. Charles Shootout tournament and snagged the championship title with a 44-42 win over Ellender Memorial.

Cameron Guidry wins Christmas card contest Cameron Guidry wins Christmas card contest
December 19, 2007 at 11:46 am
Cameron Guidry, a 6th grade talented art student at R.J. Vial Elementary School in Paradis, was honored as the winner of the St. Charles Parish Public Schools Christmas Card Contest.

Last-minute HOLIDAY gift guide
December 19, 2007 at 11:36 am
With Christmas day fast approaching, many local residents are still trying to find those special last-minute items to stuff in stockings or place under the tree.

December 19, 2007 at 11:28 am
The classic cartoons like Frosty the Snowman, the uplifting sounds of cheerful melodies like Jingle Bells and all the vibrant holiday lights are supposed to bring joy to us this time of year.

Community band concert Dec. 16
December 16, 2007 at 1:55 pm
THIBODAUX - The 2007 Bayou Community Band Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m. at the Thibodaux Civic Center.

The concert is free and open to the public.

Farmer’s Market hosting Christmas extravaganza
December 15, 2007 at 1:58 pm

DESTREHAN - Plan to do your Holiday Shopping at the German Coast Farmer’s Market on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 8 a.m. until noon at Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan. Along with delicious fresh fall produce, the Market features many value added items including rotisserie meats, fresh breads and pastries, wines and jellies, natural soaps and soy candles, and lots, lots more.

Take a hayride with Santa, enjoy Christmas music by “The Jazz Bones,” visit the St. Charles Library display, create an ornament at the Ceramic Workshop and enjoy the “Allemands Cajun Dancers” performing at 10 a.m.

Avoid the hectic crowds of the city and do your Christmas shopping at the Market, while picking up your fresh produce for your holiday dishes. Available at the Market are unique gift baskets along with Market Gift Certificates for that special person who has everything.

For more information, call Ann Montgomery at 985-764-9762.

Get involved! Help clean up east bank
December 15, 2007 at 1:54 pm
ST ROSE - Lauren Vidrine, a senior at Destrehan High School, invites members of the community to help clean up St. Rose Avenue on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
“Lauren’s CleanUp in Da’ Swamp” is sponsored in part by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office.

Light snacks, water and a T-shirt will be available for all

For more information, call Barry Guillot at 504-256-4731.

Seniors group sets Mardi Gras events
December 14, 2007 at 3:54 pm
HAHNVILLE - The St. Charles Council on Aging has released the dates for their Krewe of the Young At Heart special Mardi Gras events.

The Mardi Gras Coronation Tea is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. at the Hahnville Center located at 626 Pine St.
The 12th Annual Mardi Gras Ball will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. at the Jerusalem Shrine Temple Mosque located at 1940 Ormond Blvd. in Destrehan.

For more information, call Stephanie Boudreaux at 985-783-6683 or send an email to

Poinsettias displayed at LSU AgCenter
December 14, 2007 at 12:45 pm
BATON ROUGE - The LSU AgCenter’s 2007 Poinsettia Open House is set for Dec. 14 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Burden Center in Baton Rouge.

The show gives growers and the public an opportunity to view the latest poinsettia varieties. More than 1,000 plants will be on display and for sale.

For more information, call Dr. Jeff Kuehny at 225-578-2158 or jkuehny@agcetner.lsu.ed

Hahnville can't contain St. Thomas More in 52-12 loss
Hahnville can't contain St. Thomas More in 52-12 loss
Week 5 at St. Thomas More always promised to be one of the most challenging games on Hahnville’s schedule from both a physical and mental standpoint — the 4A Cougars are a perennial state contender, and the game would entail a Tiger road trip to Lafayette one week after facing archrival Destrehan.