Editorial




Paul Rogat Loeb Mark Twain was right - everybody TALKS about the weather but nobody DOES anything about it
January 24, 2007 at 2:02 pm
By Paul Rogat Loeb, author of Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in a Cynical Time, and a good friend of the Herald-Guide.

Obituaries
January 24, 2007 at 2:01 pm
BATSON
Aubrey Merrell Batson, Sr. passed away on Sunday, Jan. 14 in Houma. A U.S. Marine Corp. veteran of WWII. Husband of the late Sylvia Mercedes Batson. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Batson. Father of Peggy Falla and husband Joe Falla; John Batson and girlfriend Karen Peters; the late Aubrey M. Batson Jr. William (Billy) Batson, Sue Tesch, Anita Gaubert and Mary Massengale. Father-in-law of Elaine peters Batson. Brother of Eugen McFarren and Vonda Morton. Also survived by 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Age 80, a native of Earle, Arkansas and resident in Houma. Visitation was at Alexander Funeral Home Norco at 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Tuesday Jan 16. A private Graveside Service followed the visitation. The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Terrebone House Asst. living, Terrebone General Hospital and the Gulf State L.T.A.C unit, all of Houma Alexander Funeral Home of Norco.

St. Charles school system is prospering
January 24, 2007 at 2:00 pm
We’ve seen evidence nationwide what a good school system can mean to a community.

Governor’s race turns political already with Blanco & Jindal opposing - again
January 24, 2007 at 1:57 pm
The campaign for governor in Louisiana has started in earnest and it looks like party politics will play a big part in it.

Murder madness in N.O. ... you don’t know the half of it
January 24, 2007 at 1:53 pm
As of this writing, 15 murders have been reported in New Orleans in the first 21 days of the year. At that rate the city is on its way to over 350 murders in 2007. There were three more shootings over the weekend, but as far as we know all three victims remain alive.

At the sound of the beep
January 24, 2007 at 1:51 pm
Editor: I hope everybody votes for the school millage renewal that you talked about in the Herald-Guide. Heaven forbid we have to shut the schools and fire the teachers. That wouldn’t do at all.

20 Ormond Trace, Destrehan for $539,000 from Dulymus McCallister to Gregory Deris on Jan. 5 Real Estate Transactions
January 24, 2007 at 1:51 pm
The following Real Estate Transactions were taken from the public records at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse. Below you will find purchased homes and vacant land in the St. Charles Parish area. The following transactions primarily took place primarily during the month of December and the beginning of January.

Open letter to every parent - from every child
January 24, 2007 at 1:39 pm
Note to readers: This week's “open letter” column is something that's been weighing on my mind since I attended my daughter's high school open house and heard, yet again, how only the parents of the "good kids" seem to show up. - Barbara

VIPs
January 24, 2007 at 1:35 pm
Melissa Louque an RN in the River Parishes Hospital’s Women’s Services department, is a Four Star Employee.

Baseball, softball sign up
January 24, 2007 at 1:33 pm
The Mimosa Booster Club is will hold it’s annual baseball and softball registration Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Lakewood Elementary School cafeteria.

Get your fried fish from HHS band
January 24, 2007 at 1:30 pm
The Hahnville High School Band Boosters will sponsor a lunch special on Friday, Feb. 16.

LSU tix going up, but still a bargain at $40
January 24, 2007 at 1:26 pm
Going up! LSU plans to raise ticket prices for the upcoming season. If approved by the university’s board of supervisors, the base price of a single ticket will jump from $36 to $40 for non-SEC games - with premier games costing $45.

Player of the Week Off to college and beyond ... with Eric LeBlanc
January 24, 2007 at 1:23 pm
Player of the week

This week's Off to College and Beyond Player of the Week is LSU swimmer and DHS grad Kevin Braud who won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 49.08 seconds and the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 1:47.36 at the Texas A&M meet on Saturday. He also placed second in the 200-yard medley relay (1:30.83) and sixth in the 100-yard butterfly (51.07).

GO BABY! Guy Breaux of Luling roots for, well ... YOU know. Season ends, but future is bright for the black and gold
January 24, 2007 at 1:17 pm
While some will be disappointed about the way the Saints ended this magical season, some will also look forward to the future for this football team.

Play ball! Play ball!
January 24, 2007 at 1:10 pm
Softball is in full swing

Softball practice is under way at Destrehan High School and new coach Jacob Thompson has high hopes for his dedicated team.

WHO DAT love dem Saints? WE DAT
January 24, 2007 at 1:01 pm
The clock finally struck midnight for the Cinderella New Orleans Saints.

Ask Nattie
January 24, 2007 at 12:58 pm
Nattie Swan is St. Charles Parish’s best new advice columnist for kids and their parents. Let her help you. Send questions to editor@heraldguide.com.

DC think tank: Louisiana economy is a stinker
January 24, 2007 at 12:57 pm
A Washington study group has trashed Louisiana’s business climate for the second time in as many years, saying the state’s economy continues to lag behind other states in three key areas.

Lifestyles

Local church celebrates 155 years
Local church celebrates 155 years
The First Baptist Church of Paradis is celebrating 155 years in operation this year...
St. Charles Art Guild Art showcase
St. Charles Art Guild Art showcase
Last month, the St. Charles Art Guild held their annual Art Showcase at the...

Former HHS teacher featured in  reincarnation documentary on Lifetime
Former HHS teacher featured in reincarnation documentary on Lifetime
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Former Hahnville High School teacher Royd Anderson will appear in a Lifetime TV show about an Oklahoma girl whose mother thinks she is the reincarnated spirit of Jennifer Shultz, who was killed in Kenner during the Pan Am Flight 759 crash.