Around St. Helena for Dec. 4, 2014 _lowres

Stephanie Warren

The flip-flop weather we have been having lately sure has a cluster of people in a funk. It can get up to 90 degrees outside during the day and drop to 48 degrees at night. Our bodies’ immune systems are surely confused, leaving us under the weather.

Always try to find the bright side of it! You have to look through the clouds to see the silver lining. The Knock-out Rose blooms throughout the year, regardless of the weather. So, if you see a bush in bloom, stop and smell the roses! Its beauty and sweet smell is sure to brighten up your day.

If you are out and about in this crazy weather, here are a few things happening.


St. Helena Parish Sheriff Nat Williams announced trick-or-treating hours be will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

Halloween can be exciting for children and adults. Halloween parties, trick-or-treating, fall festivals and haunted houses are all enjoyable. However, Williams reminds residents not to let your guard down when it comes to safety.

Everyone thinks about the obvious when trick-or-treating: check the candy before eating, carry a flashlight, wear reflective or bright colors, don’t accept rides from strangers. Yes, these are correct and should be followed, but there is more to overall safety than just these precautions.

“Even if you don’t have children trick-or-treating, you can contribute to the safety of your neighborhood by being visible and an extra eyes and ears for law enforcement,” Williams said.

Williams encourages residents to talk with neighbors about Halloween safety.

Williams reminds motorists to strive for the safe operation of their vehicle. Drivers should have children exit and re-enter the vehicle only at the curb side. It’s not a good idea for drivers to wear masks or costumes that could obscure vision. Make sure the car is in park before people exit and enter the vehicle.

And don’t forget to arrange for a designated driver for adults’ Halloween activities.

Hawks football game

The St. Helena College and Career Academy football team will host Archbishop Hannan at 7 p.m. Friday. Go trick-or-treating around town, then come out and support the Hawks while showing off your Halloween costumes.

Contact Stephanie Warren by phone at (985) 517-4869 or email