Volume 133 Number 8 - Feb 23, 2006

News

Des Allemands man caught in juvenile porn sting
David Ryan, 42, Des Allemands Arrested for stalking supposed 13-year old girl
St. John the Baptist Parish arrested a Des Allemands man, David Keith Ryan, 42, of 163 Maloney Rd. for soliciting a minor for sexual purposes.

Fox 8 News Anchor John Snell Visits Satellite Center
Fox 8 News Anchor John Snell Visits Satellite Center Members of the Advanced Television Broadcasting classes at the Satellite Center in Luling recently received some insight into the TV news business.

Head Start and pre-school program now registering
Head Start and pre-school program now registering Applications for the 06-07 St. Charles Parish Head Start and Preschool program are now available.
Applications will be mailed upon request or can be picked up at the Parish School Board Office in Luling. Applications are also available on the district’s web site at www.stcharles.k12.la.us. Applications may be obtained at these sites on the east bank: Norco k-3, East Bank Head Start Center, New Sarpy Kindergarten Center and St. Rose Elementary.

Liquor amendment enrages congregation
Standing on the edge of the chruch property line, Deacon James Smith shows the proximity of the new bar/restaurant under construction behind his church. Catcalls fly at council meeting
In a charged atmosphere, where the crowd erupted into boos at one moment and applause at the next, a measure to amend an ordinance on the distance alcohol can be sold from a church was soundly defeated, 7-1.

St. Charles Parish Girl Scout troop to travel to Savannah, Georgia
Members of Cadette Girl Scout Troop 923 pose for a photo during a troop garage sale, one of the money earning activities held for their trip to Savannah over Mardi Gras.  The girls donated 15% of the garage sale proceeds to the Girl Scout Council of South Birthplace of Girl Scout founder
NEW ORLEANS (February 8, 2006)— For many Louisiana residents, Mardi Gras is all bout the local parades and festivities. But this year over Mardi Gras, west St. Charles Parish Cadette Girl Scout Troop 923 has plans for an exciting new adventure, a trip to the Girl Scout founder’s birthplace, Savannah, Georgia, one the troop has been planning for two years.

Volatile issues defined session, more could follow
Volatile issues defined session, more could follow One has to question whether reform is possible at all
BATON ROUGE -- Some folks around the State Capitol still remember when former Sen. J.E. Jumonville, a Ventress Democrat, ripped off one of his boots and threw it at the Senate clock in an effort to stop time and prolong debate. That was during the final leg of Gov. John McKeithen’s reign in the early 70s, when lawmakers were known to kick back a few adult beverages from their respective chambers, burn the midnight oil and get rowdy.


Sports

Destrehan sets its sights high for the season
By Michael Luke
Only one more win would top last season's run by the Destrehan Wildcats. That would be winning the state championship. Last year's improbable run, in which the unranked Wildcats fell to Jesuit 8-2, was the second time in three years that Destrehan made to the final. In order to repeat that performance, they will have make it there without All-State MVP and first round draft pick of the Atlanta Braves Beau Jones.
Hahnville's Reginald Lumar Committed to Excellence
By Pat Smith
In Hahnville's last district game against Destrehan, Reginald Lumar led his team to a sweet victory with a score of 59-45. Lumar with 22 points opened up the game with three pointers back to back. His defense was untouchable and his drive right down the middle often times was unstoppable.
Destrehan Lady Wildcats fight to stay in playoffs
By Pat Smith
Destrehan Lady Wildcats clinched their first win in a bi-district play-off game on last Thursday against Covington. They defeated them with a score of 78-54. However, part two of this journey wasn't so easy when they faced their second opponent on Monday of this week. This game was high-energy for both teams. In the last seconds of this game, the Lady Wildcats managed to squeeze by with a win beating Ellender by one point 44-43.

Editorial

Government services come at a high price
By Allen Lottinger
The federal government’s work in restoring order after Hurricane Katrina shows that it is no match for the private enterprise system in efficiency of operation.
The greatest free show in the World
By Patrick Yoes
It has been billed as the greatest free show on earth and few would question the great times experienced by participating in Mardi Gras. but, is it really free and what do we have to gain from it?

Our View

West bank of parish remains vulnerable
The special legislative session that ended last week did a good job of compromising. Instead of forming one levee board for the entire metropolitan area, it formed two, one for each side of the river.
Mardi Gras serves a great purpose
Mardi Gras has come and gone and must go down in history as one of the most successful. Not that the floats were more beautiful than ever. Not that the costumes were more dazzling and spectacular. Not that the beads were glitzier.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff Reports
By Staff Report
Theft • A landscape utility trailer, valued at $2,600, was reported stolen from 1310 South Bound, Luling, LA, on Feb. 13.



Lifestyles

Lamberts reign over Krewe of Lul
By M. Susanne Hinkle
The Krewe of Lul will parade on February 25 on the traditional route in Luling. The 2006 King and Queen of the annual parade are Emile “Chops” Lambert and Hilda “Mim” Guidry Lambert of Eden Isles, Louisiana.
Mathernes reign as Krewe of Des Allemands King and Queen
By M. Susanne Hinkle
The 2006 Krewe of Des Allemands will roll once again in Des Allemands on the traditional route on February 26. Mr. and Mrs. Landry Matherne were selected as this year’s King and Queen of the annual event.