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Wildcats take first of three final tests at West Jeff stadium Wildcats take first of three final tests at West Jeff stadium
October 23, 2006 at 5:41 pm
The Destrehan Wildcats remained undefeated at 7-0 as they trounced the Assumption Mustangs and their powerful offense last Friday. The 2-0 Wildcats, however, face perhaps their most difficult challenge yet tomorrow as they take on the West Jefferson Buccaneers on the Westbank.

Shocking real reason you wake up grumpy
October 23, 2006 at 5:38 pm
Thousands of grumpy and groggy parish people rely on caffeine-rich coffee or soda pop to give themselves a leg-up on their day.

St. Charles 4-H'ers gather for LARGEST camp turnout - ever
October 23, 2006 at 5:36 pm
A group of 41 members, counselors and adults from St. Charles Parish recently attended 4-H Summer Camp. The camp, the 4-H Grant Walker Educational Center, is located in Grant Parish about 25 miles north of Alexandria in Pollock. Other parishes attending with St. Charles were: St. John, Jefferson, Orleans, St. Bernard, Plaquemine, East Baton Rouge and St. Landry. This was one of the largest summer camp groups for these parishes due to the addition of St. Landry. Administrators were fearful that the Metro area parishes would not bring as many kids due to the destruction of the area by Hurricane Katrina but the Metro Parishes each brought nearly their regular numbers!

Garrett Fortin and Meghan O’Quinn – National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists Garrett Fortin and Meghan O’Quinn – National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists
October 23, 2006 at 5:34 pm
Garrett Fortin is the son of Sharon and Michael Fortin of Destrehan. He is a member of the DHS National Honors Society, president of the Destrehan Honors Scholars, president of the Literary Club, treasurer of Mu Alpha Theta,and team captain of Quiz Bowl. Garrett boasts a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Local company ‘shells out’ support Local company ‘shells out’ support
October 23, 2006 at 5:29 pm
Shell Pipeline Company LP sponsored a day for employees to give back to the community by offering them the opportunity to volunteer their time to help out St. Bernard residents trying to recover from the damages left by the Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

How high blood sugar makes you fat even if you aren’t diabetic
October 23, 2006 at 5:25 pm
BOUTTE - Men and women who gain weight without overeating and are tired all the time may be suffering from insulin resistance - a condition that’s often easy to conquer with a few dietary and lifestyle changes that will help you look and feel good again.

Obituaries
October 23, 2006 at 5:22 pm
Landry

Monica D. Landry on Fri., Oct. 13. Age 45. Native and resident of Des Allemands. Daughter of Roland and Nellie T. Dufrene. Survived by husband Louis Landry; children, Jay and wife Emily Landry, Zachary Landry and Ashley Landry; brother Stuart Dufrene; sister Valerie Duhon; grandson Ethan Landry. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Fri., Oct. 13 at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands. Interment at St. Joseph Cemetery. Serviced by Thibodaux Funeral Home.

How children were taught to love God in 1855
October 23, 2006 at 5:20 pm
EDITOR’S NOTE: Back in the good ol’ days parents taught their children to love God and nobody made fun of them for doing it. Here, in Part 2 of an exclusive 12-part series, the St. Charles Herald-Guide reprints with permission another chapter from “Easy Lessons for the Little Ones at Home,” originally published by the American Tract Society in 1855, and more recently preserved and digitized by the Michigan State University Libraries. So sit back, relax and feel the power of faith of a day gone by.



Billy Graham's End-Times Prophecies
October 23, 2006 at 5:17 pm
That’s the word from famed evangelist Dr. Billy Graham, who declines to give an exact date for the end but flatly states:

"I have heard the distant sound of hoofbeats and seen the evil riders on the horizon of our lives.

Spooky reason you can’t adopt a black cat in October Spooky reason you can’t adopt a black cat in October
October 23, 2006 at 5:13 pm
And the same is true all over the United States because as a matter of policy, animal shelters don’t place black cats in October fearing creeps and idiots might hurt or torment them on Halloween.

Oh no! Another naked man nabbed in the Parish - SAY COPS
October 23, 2006 at 5:09 pm
BOUTTE - Deputies with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested Charles Walker, 46, and charged him with obsenity after his neighbor, Gail Thompson, reported that she saw him standing stark naked on his front porch.

Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom! Boom!
October 23, 2006 at 5:07 pm
Boom. Boom. Boom. Shots fired. More shots fired. A bomb explodes. Smoke fills the halls.

Worst ferry disaster in U.S. history Worst ferry disaster in U.S. history
October 23, 2006 at 4:32 pm
ON OCTOBER 20, 1976, at 6:00 a.m., pilot Egidio Auletta wheeled the George Prince ferry away from its mooring at the Destrehan dock and began a slow chug across the Mississippi River toward Luling. Unbeknownst to him, the boat loaded with working men and their cars and trucks was on a collision course with destiny, which, in this case, stood as tall as a skyscraper and even had a name - Frosta.

Can you top this?
October 23, 2006 at 4:28 pm
Way back when, butter-makingwas a back-breaking chore made only slightly less tedious by J.S. Gifford's hand-cranked "cylindrical butter worker" that's now on display in Bonnie Guidry's Bits 'N' Pieces antique shop in Paradis.

Mystery of the potato chip truck parked at taxpayer expense Mystery of the potato chip truck parked at taxpayer expense
October 23, 2006 at 4:25 pm
THIS colorful potato chip truck and “rolling billboard” has been parked at the St. Charles Parish Courthouse every night for at least a week and the question we’ve gotta ask is, “Is this legal?”

St. Charles Parish Council connect water systems & build new homes 7-ft HIGHER
October 23, 2006 at 4:17 pm
Linking east and west bank water systems by running a pair of 16-inch lines under the Mississippi River is a done deal now that the St. Charles Parish Council has voted to spend $4.6 million on the job that members originally set aside just $2.5 million to complete.

Ferry disaster memorial should be in Destrehan
October 23, 2006 at 4:12 pm
It was a tragic morning in St. Charles Parish October 20, 1976 when the Luling-Destrehan ferry was struck by the 750-foot tanker Frosta and sunk. Of the 94 aboard, 78 died.

Note to politicians and bureaucrats: ‘Lead, follow or get out of the way’
October 23, 2006 at 4:08 pm
Why is it that only politicians and government bureaucrats have the solutions to big problems in Louisiana?

Destrehan man accused of raping 2 young girls
Destrehan man accused of raping 2 young girls
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A 54-year-old Destrehan man was arrested after he was accused of raping two young girls - one of whom was related to him and another who was a family friend.