Volume 133 Number 9 - Mar 02, 2006


Budget cuts jeopardize Head Start Program
Budget cuts jeopardize Head Start Program Director will be forced to make staff cuts
The director of the Head Start Program in St. Charles Parish will be forced to make cuts in staff and materials beginning next school year.

Café founder extends chance to ‘at risk’
WASHINGTON(Catholic Online) – New Orleans native Craig Cuccia, a self-described “learner-by-doer,” has worked as a general contractor, in the oil fields, and in hotel and restaurant industry. Yet, for the last nine years, Cuccia has brought his diverse and extensive experience to visionary work to train and employ at-risk teens and young adults in the hospitality industry of the Crescent City.

Food for fines program
St. Charles Parish Libraries to accept food donations to clear fines
In an effort to collect food for the needy of St. Charles Parish, the library locations in St. Charles Parish are holding "Food for Fines" for the month of March. Working in conjunction with the St. Charles Social Concerns Food Bank, starting March 1, patrons can bring non-perishable food items to the library to clear their over due book fines.

Richard Baker, a man with the plan
Richard Baker, a man with the plan Popular housing plan has helped re-define longtime congressman
BATON ROUGE – Congressman Richard Baker, a Republican who has represented voters here most of his adult life, has been catapulted into the ranks of a political superstar in recent months due to a high-profile housing plan that bears his namesake. And while that proposal may be on life support, Baker plans to make the most of the momentum he has built.

Sheriff Champagne names deputies of the year
Sheriff Champagne names deputies of the year Honor Shared by all deputies
2005 was a year, which presented challenges to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office the likes of which we have never seen before.

Two juveniles caught in Ormond
Two juveniles caught in Ormond Subjects broke into Ormond Country Club
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that two juveniles, 16 and 15, were arrested and charged with simple burglary after the two subjects allegedly broke into Ormond Country Club on February 14.

United Way announces campaign total
Community shows it knows what matters
The United Way of St. Charles has completed its 2005-06 Annual Campaign and once again, the community has responded in fine fashion by committing pledges and receipts totaling $2,119,036.49.


Destrehan moves on in playoffs
Pat Smith
With a spot in the Sweet 16 waiting for the winner, Destrehan Lady Wildcats and Hahnville's Lady Tigers met in the quarterfinal match at Hahnville last Thursday night.


Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
Don’t demolish old school building The purpose of this letter is to voice our concern over the recent decision by the St. Charles Parish School Board to demolish the Luling Elementary building on Ellington, one of the few remaining historical landmarks in St. Charles Parish.
South Dakota governor signs abortion ban
Ann Taylor
AP -- PIERRE, S.D. - Gov. Mike Rounds signed legislation Monday banning nearly all abortions in South Dakota, setting up a court fight aimed at challenging the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff Reports
Staff Report
Theft • A CB radio and a CD external speaker, valued at $300, was reported stolen from 499 Davis Drive, Luling, LA, on Feb. 20.


Calvin Ike named as DHS teacher of the year
Staff Report
Usually a reserved man, Coach Ike opened up to The Prowl (DHS Newspaper) to reveal some interesting facts about his life. Ike graduated from Southern University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters degree in Education Administration.


Young Curtis O'Neal Young, 58, a native and resident of Des Allemands died Sunday February 19, 2006. Visitation will be from 9:am until 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 24, at Antioch Baptist Church in Des Allemands. The Religious service will be held at 11:00am Friday February 24, 2006 at the Church. Burial will be in the Shellmont Cemetery in Des Allemands . He is survived by three daughters, Miranda J. Thomas and Darnisha L. Young of Luling and Carla B. Scott of Hahnville; two brothers, Thomas C. Young of Des Allemands and James A. Young of Boutte; ten sisters, Doris Y. Anderson of Destrahan, Jean Y. Thigpen, Louaidar Harris and Joann Hunter of Des Allemands, Yvonne Y. Carter, Cynthia Y. Smith, and Iris G. Young of Luling, Mydrel Y. Coleman, and Harriet T. Young of Boutte and Barbara Young of Tampa Bay, Florida; he is also survived by seven step children, and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lee Robinson Young; parents, Florida and Harry Young; one sister, Patricia A. Young. He was a member of the Male Chorus and served on the Usher Board at Antioch Baptist Church. His hobbies included working on vehicles and fishing. Kennedy Funeral Home of Raceland is in charge of arrangements.