Volume 133 Number 7 - Feb 16, 2006


Chaisson wants the best of both levee worlds
Senator adds amendment to keep parish in the Pontchartrain district while still participating in levee consolidation.
St. Charles Parish's removal from the Pontchartrain Levee District and inclusion in the movement for levee consolidation in Governor Blanco's special legislative session upset local Sen. Joel Chaisson, D-Destrehan.

Federal government fails to fully fund No Child Left Behind
Federal government fails to fully fund No Child Left Behind Program at risk of collapsing
When the No Child Left Behind Act was signed into action in 2001, the federal government agreed to fund the program fully. That promise has not been kept according to St. Charles Parish School Board Vice President Sonny Savoie.

Hunters limited to three bucks next season
2006-07 hunting regs include buck limit, reporting system
A three-buck season limit and deer-harvest reporting system were added to the proposed 2006-07 hunting regulations by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission on Feb. 2.

Katrina blows Alligator Festival away
Rotary Club plans Gator Ganza to
The annual Alligator Festival will be replaced by ‘Gator Ganza’ to be held February 18 at Dougie V’s on River Road in Luling. While the club is disappointed they were forced to cancel their annual fundraising event, members are looking forward to the fun and activities the Gator Ganza will provide for ticket holders.

Local fishing industry feels the bite
A local fisherman, Tommy Breaux of B&C Seafood, laments that the bulk of the local fishing market has shifted from New Orleans to the west, including Baton Rouge and Houston. Fewer markets in New Orleans blamed for lackluster demand
St. Charles Parish's fishing industry was hit hard post-Katrina, as local fishermen scrabbled to get up and running from hurricane damage and find new markets. The main cause of their dilemma is that the number of restaurants in New Orleans' metro area has fallen substantially.

LSU's Mobile Classroom makes stop in Norco
LSU’s innovative program serves the Hurricane Katrina impacted zones with a state of the art custom built mobile classroom. Classes can help make businesses more successful post-Katrina
Several business advisors have partnered in a unique project that hopes to help local businesses become more successful. The Louisiana Business and Technology Center, E. J. Ourso College of Business, LSU, the US Department of Agriculture and the Louisiana Municipal Association have partnered in this innovative project.

Undercover operation arrests 10
Kerry Fonseca, 37, Avondale, one of the 10 arrested in the sting operation. Dealer's cell phone used in Des Allemands sting operation
A drug bust of one St. Charles Parish resident leads to the arrest of 10 others. Using the cell phone of an alleged drug trafficker from a previous arrest, narcotics detectives set up a sting operation of those calling the cell phone to obtain cocaine. All 10 were charged with attempted possession of crack cocaine.


Hahnville wins district
Chiante Johnson
Friday night at Tiger Stadium, the Hahnville Tigers squeezed past John Ehret winning the game by one point with 1.1 seconds left in the game. The final being 54-53.
Lady Tigers squeeze by Lady Patriots
Pat Smith
The battle started minutes into the game with the Lady Patriots taking over the floor. Good passing, clean defense, and with number 22, Dumas, hitting shot after shot, the Patriots were on their way to victory. However, the Lady Tigers had other plans for the night.
Local football stars pick their schools
Michael Luke
At a recent gathering at St. Charles School Board, local footbal standouts from Destrehan and Hahnville High Schools made the college selections final, signing their letter of intent play at the next level.
Hanhville wrestlers win tourney
Staff Report
The Hahnville wrestling team competed at the Patriot Duel Tournament on Saturday February, 4. For the first time in school history, the team walked away with a 1st place team trophy.


Letters from Nigeria getting more frequent
Allen Lottinger
The first came a few years ago. Then another showed up a few weeks later. The frequency increased gradually and this past month I must have received at least 15. I didn’t answer any of them but was tempted to several times.
Dear God, By Kids
Ann Taylor
Dear God, Are you really invisible or is that just a trick? Lucy Dear God, I want to be just like my daddy when I get big but not with so much hair all over. Sam

Our View

Coastal restoration work needed NOW!
Before Hurricane Katrina, the coast of Louisiana was disappearaing at a rate of up to 50 square miles a year. And now the news is out that, in one day, Katrina took another 118 square miles of coast away.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff Reports
Staff Report
Theft • A mountain bike, valued at $450, was reported stolen from 188 North Oak Ct, Luling, LA, on Feb. 9.


Take a Class!
M. Susanne Hinkle
St. Charles Community Education offers a variety of exciting courses from jewelry-making to guitar playing.


Staub Vivian Baudion Staub, at River Region Hospice House, on Thursday, January 5, 2006 at 8:55p.m. Age 97 years. A resident of Hahnville, LA. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Staub. Beloved daughter of the late Albert Baudoin, Sr. and Henrietta Toupe Baudoin. Sister of Aline B. Robert, the late Edith B. Amedie, Mae Baudoin, Louis Baudoin. Sister in law of Myrtle Baudoin. Also survived by by many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends of the family were invited to attend the Funeral Mass at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, Masses are preferred. Westside/Leitz Eagan Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.