Volume 138 Number 48 - Dec 01, 2011

News

Burglars strike in Luling during Thanksgiving holiday
Four homes in Luling’s Mimosa Park neighborhood were burglarized during the Thanksgiving weekend while the homeowners were out of town, according to St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne.

Change coming to Paul Maillard
Parish gets $442,000 to study transportation, housing improvements
St. Charles Parish was awarded a $442,422 planning grant that will be used to focus on ways to improve Paul Maillard Road and determine the type of development that will best suit the area in the future.

Creative boaters show off floats at bayou parade
Don’t miss your chance to see gingerbread houses, reindeer and snowmen making their way down the bayou during this year’s annual Christmas boat parade.

Jindal will attend community center groundbreaking
Gov. Bobby Jindal will attend the groundbreaking for the parish’s new community center in Luling on Dec. 16 at 11:30 a.m.

Luling family honored for fight against cancer
Logan Bergeron poses with his mother, Vicki. Kyle Bergeron’s family and friends have worked diligently over the past five years to make sure his name is never forgotten. Kyle fought but lost a valiant battle against leukemia and passed away in 2006 at the age of 18.

Now is best time to buy home due to low interest rates, realtors say
With interest rates at historic lows and the recent passage of an amendment that prohibits new fees on home sales, local realtors say that this is the "best time in the world" to buy a house.

Santa meets Star Wars at Norco Christmas parade
Santa and Mrs. Claus will fly into Norco on a helicopter and will be ushered into a special float that will take them through Norco. Santa will be joined by Darth Vader, a master drumline and popular fiddler Amanda Shaw when the Norco Christmas parade rolls through town on Dec. 4.

United Way accepting gifts for annual toy drive
Kick off the season of giving by bringing a smile to a child in need. Help Santa out this year by donating toys to the United Way of St. Charles’ annual Toy and Food drive.

Valero official faces child porn charges
The director of human resources and public affairs for Valero St. Charles Refinery was arrested after authorities say they discovered child pornography on his home computer during an undercover investigation.


Sports

Hahnville defensive backs make college decisions
Mike Detillier
Hahnville High School defensive backs Tyren Hills and Johnell Celistan have announced verbal commitments to their respective schools.
Jefferson on road to redemption
Mike Detillier
Give it up to the LSU Tigers. Facing the toughest schedule any college team has ever had to play in route to a national championship run, the Tigers finished off the regular season with a 12-0 record after a convincing 41-17 win over third-ranked Arkansas.
State champs host Softball with Santa
From staff and wire reports
The reigning state champion Hahnville Lady Tigers will host Softball with Santa from Dec. 27-28 at the HHS softball complex.
Learn skills at DHS soccer camp
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan High School will hold a soccer camp for girls and boys between the ages of 5-14 from Dec. 26-28.
HHS basketball star signs with Texas college
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville High School girls basketball player Rickell Preston signed a scholarship last week to the University of Texas Pan American.
SCB flag football team wins Catholic championship
From staff and wire reports
With a 6-0 record, the junior varsity flag football team at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan was named River Parishes Catholic League champions.

Our View

Paul Maillard to get facelift
At last, Paul Maillard Road in Luling will get a makeover.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests
From staff and wire reports
•Trey M. Dufrene, 19, of 209 St. John St. in Luling, was arrested on Nov. 19 and charged with 2nd degree battery.



Lifestyles

How to test Christmas trees for freshness
LSU AgCenter News
In the coming weeks many families will conduct their annual and traditional hunt for the perfect Christmas tree. Satisfaction with a "real" Christmas tree starts with the right selection and continues with proper care throughout the holiday season. By following certain steps, you can keep the tree fresh and safe for enjoyment throughout the holidays.
Still time to plant pansies, violas
LSU AgCenter News
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings
Winter care for tropical landscape plants
LSU AgCenter News
By Dan Gill LSU AgCenter Horticulturist
Book Review: “Something Borrowed”
Special to the Herald-Guide
Reviewed by Anna Busalacchi
Being nice is groovy
From staff and wire reports
Kayla Jones, Alejandra Bran, Christian Smith and McKenna Austin are riding on the groovy bus during the Lunch Bunch Celebration at Mimosa Park Elementary.
Tech tools
From staff and wire reports
At St. Rose Elementary, 1st grade students are utilizing technology on a daily basis. During a math lesson on addition and subtraction fact families, Kelley Toups uses an ActivInspire flipchart for her lesson.
Hurst science guy
From staff and wire reports
Barry Guillot, a teacher at Harry Hurst Middle School, was recently honored as the recipient of the 2011 Louisiana Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award.
Being thankful
From staff and wire reports
Kindergarten students at Norco K-3 Elementary enjoyed a "Corn Feast" in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Face painting fun
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville High School art students volunteered to paint faces at Allemands Elementary’s annual fall festival.
Entergy sponsors Satellite festival
From staff and wire reports
Doug Rhodes, Customer Service Manager for Entergy, recently stopped by the Satellite Center to deliver a $500 sponsorship check for the center’s Video and Animation Festival. The funds will be used to purchase supplies and help cover some of the expenses for the event.
VIPs: Very Important Parishioners
From staff and wire reports
Macy Terrebonne, Kristie Gough, Vivian Buchanan and Kathleen Millet
Lions Club donates to needy
From staff and wire reports
Members of the Luling-Boutte Lions Club presented 15 needy families with Thanksgiving baskets that included all the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal.
Sisters Society helps sick, elderly
From staff and wire reports
The Sisters Society Social Club delivered a total of 35 Thanksgiving Food Drive bags to the elderly, sick and shut-in residents of Killona.