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Local chorus rings in the holiday season
December 07, 2007 at 3:55 pm
DESTREHAN - The Community Chorus of the River Parishes will present its annual Christmas dinner concerts at the Ormond Country Club in Destrehan on Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8 with dinner starting at 7 p.m. and the concert following at 8 p.m.

Some of this year’s selections are: Angels We have Heard on High, Christmas Kum BaYa, Go Tell It On the Mountain, Blue Christmas, Breath of Heaven, Fa LaLa and The Hallelujah Chorus.

For purchase tickets, call Kathy Woolf at 985-764-9667. For more information, call Louise Broach Fischer at 985-785-2819 or Marilyn Richoux at 985-764-2698.

Parish Christmas tour on tap December 7
December 07, 2007 at 3:00 pm
HAHNVILLE - The St. Charles Council on Aging will host their parish Christmas tour on Friday, Dec. 7.

Stops include: Destrehan Plantation for a presentation and Victorian Christmas customs, the Norco Activity Center for pictures with Santa, the New Sarpy Center for a chorus performance and caroling, a view of Ormond’s Christmas lights, St. Charles Parish Hospital for a special presentation and the Luling Activity Center for cookies and cocoa and a Christmas surprise.

Tour buses meet at the east and west bank bridge parks. The tour is by reservation only.
Call Jennifer at 985-783-6683 between the hours of 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to make your reservation.

MOPS group hosting holiday extravaganza
December 06, 2007 at 2:59 pm
LULING - Come home for the holidays with Mothers of Preschoolers, MOPS - an international organization designed for working, stay-at-home and expectant mothers - is hosting its annual holiday party Thursday, Dec. 6 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Bible Center Church located at 422 Barton Ave. in Luling.

Bring a gift that cost $10 or less and a dish to share. Childcare is available.

For more information, visit www.mops.org or call Sheryl Kennedy Haydel 985-785-2588.

Annual tree lighting ceremony Dec. 6
December 06, 2007 at 2:58 pm
LULING - The Rotary of St. Charles sponsors the lighting of the parish Christmas tree on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Westbank Bridge Park in Luling.
The event will begin at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.stcharlesgov.net.

Family center holds internet safety class
December 05, 2007 at 2:58 pm
LULING - The Title I Family Center and detective Joey Thibodeaux from the Juvenile Investigations Division of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office will hold an internet safety workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at the Luling Elementary School cafeteria.

The purpose of the workshop is to provide parents and communities with an understanding of the key issues associated with online child predators and how to protect your children online.

Cost: FREE. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 985-331-8059.

New Sarpy fire destroys home, leaves 10 children homeless New Sarpy fire destroys home, leaves 10 children homeless
December 05, 2007 at 1:19 pm
Orvette Smith, of 925 Terrace St., in New Sarpy, a long-time custodian for St. Charles Parish Public Schools, stood in shock when he discovered his family's home had been destroyed by a fire.

Gamblers spend big in parish
December 05, 2007 at 1:05 pm
Gamblers no longer need to trek to Las Vegas or Atlantic City to find the action they crave.

Witnesses say alleged thief beaten by deputies Witnesses say alleged thief beaten by deputies
December 05, 2007 at 12:53 pm
On Sept. 21, at 11:30 a.m., a woman leaving the CVS Pharmacy in Luling had her purse snatched from her shoulder while she was attempting to load merchandise into the trunk of her car. Police quickly apprehended Charles Baloney, 20, but his arrest led to a police officer being injured and allegations of police brutality.

Chauvin
December 05, 2007 at 12:39 pm
Joyce Andre Chauvin died on Thursday, Nov.29, 2007 in Norco, LA. Wife of the late Harry Joseph Chauvin, Sr. Daughter of the late Oscar Andre and Corine Lejuene Andre. Mother of Brenda Chauvin, Jerry Lentjes and husband, Fred, Harry Chauvin, Jr. and wife, Suzie, Jill Morales and husband, Chris and the late Tammy Chauvin.

Pensis
December 05, 2007 at 12:38 pm
David Lee Pensis passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 10 a.m. in Luling. Beloved husband of Peraline D. Pensis.

Donahue
December 05, 2007 at 12:37 pm
Emelda Hahn Donahue, age 83, born in New Orleans, passed away at her Luling residence on Friday, Nov. 23, 2007. She was the beloved wife of her dearly departed husband Lloyd "Nemo" Donahue and daughter of the late May Krieger Hahn and Fredrick John Hahn, Sr. A loving sister to Dolores H. Walker and Fredrick J. Hahn, Jr.

Sheriff's Reports
December 05, 2007 at 12:34 pm
Arrests
•Scott H. Whittington, 42, of 311 Ormond Village in Destrehan was arrested on Nov. 9 and charged with aggravated assault.

Sneaky scoundrel steals several snakes from store
December 05, 2007 at 12:33 pm
On either late Sunday night or early Monday morning, the Tropical Fish and More pet shop in Boutte experienced a break in. The owner suffered the loss of $700 from the previous day's earnings, and 10red-tailed baby boas worth about $100 dollars each.

The HIGHS and LOWS of playing football
December 05, 2007 at 12:33 pm
Covering sports over the last 23 years has given me a good perspective of the highs and lows of what really goes on in the sports world.

Luling woman killed in 3 vehicle crash on I-10 east
December 05, 2007 at 12:32 pm
A three vehicle crash over the Thanksgiving holiday claimed the life of Luling resident Meghan Stabile, who was ejected from the passenger side seat of a Toyota Celica on Nov. 26.

Battle brewing over projects in New Orleans
December 05, 2007 at 12:29 pm
Apparently, there is going to be another war in New Orleans.

GOOD CATCH. Destrehan receiver and LSU signee Tim Molton catches a pass from fellow LSU signee Jordan Jefferson
during the first quarter of the Wildcats’ 59-7 rout of Westgate.
VICTORY
December 05, 2007 at 12:29 pm
It only took Destrehan one quarter to lock up an appearance in the 2007 5A state championship game, as the Wildcats used 20 points in that frame, and 18 more in the second, to cruise to a 59-7 semifinal win over Westgate.

Louisiana to have party primaries for senatorial race
December 05, 2007 at 12:28 pm
This is the last year for open primaries in national elections for federal officials in Louisiana. Next year, party primaries will determine the candidates for the general elections.

Longtime Herald-Guide co-publisher Colette Lottinger has passed away
Longtime Herald-Guide co-publisher Colette Lottinger has passed away
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Colette Lottinger, 76, passed away in her home, after a four-year battle with cancer.