Volume 133 Number 11 - Mar 16, 2006

News

Abusers get jail time
Simone Harris, 26, Luling (right) and Medgra Bailey, 39, Luling Boutte woman gets 10 years for abusing elderly man and Luling woman gets 8 years for child abuse
Last Thursday, a Boutte woman received 10 years in the Louisiana Department of Corrections for maltreatment and theft of an elderly man in her care. On the same day, a Luling woman received 8 years for hurting a child.

‘Hardball’ issue on oil royalties has difficult history, future
‘Hardball’ issue on oil royalties has difficult history, future BATON ROUGE -- President Harry S. Truman offered Louisiana a sweet deal in 1949, an arrangement that state officials are still trying to get the feds to duplicate even today.


Sports

Lady Wildcats ready to roll
By Pat Smith
Make adjustments not excuses-this is the trademark that can be found rippling through the Destrehan Lady Wildcats softball team. As Coach Russell Shaw enters his second year, he is looking forward to winning district again and another chance at the state title.
Local soccer stars named
By Michael Luke
The 2006 All-District team was named and several local athletes were standouts on the list. For Destrehan High School, forward Donald DeLatte, midfielders Justin Weyenberg and Robbie Anderson, defender T.J Favaloro and goalkeeper Chris Tyree were named first team.
Hahnville hosts Don Raymond Relays
By Michael Luke
On March 17, high schools from around the region will descend on Hahnville High School for the Don Raymond Relays. Beginning at 3 p.m., girls and boys will be participating in the track and field event. Throwing events, such as discus and javelin, and field events, such as long jump, start at 3 p.m., with running events beginning at 5 p.m.

Editorial

Who’ll be the next governor?
By Allen Lottinger
It’s not too hard to figure out who two of the candidates in the next governor’s race will be. The incumbent Democrat Kathleen Blanco has already thrown her bonnet into the ring. And everyone expects Republican Cong. Bobby Jindall to repeat his candidacy from the last race.
Our Good Fortune May Cost Us
By Patrick Yoes
It is hard to believe that nearly five years have passed since terrorists hijacked four airliners and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and an open field in Pennsylvania.
Opportunityof a lifetime
By Ann Taylor
Two and a half years ago, Ian Robert was a junior at Hahnville, traveling the path that many 16 year olds take.

Our View

West bank of parish needs quick attention
Residents of the west bank of St. Charles Parish can take solace in the fact that there is still some acreage left between its southernmost subdivisions and the Gulf of Mexico. But this stretch of deteriorating wetlands is all that stands between their inundation when a hurricane comes.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff Reports
By Staff Report
Arrests • Charlotte B. Ciolino, 38, of 840 W. Macadoo Street, Destrehan, LA., was arrested and charged with second degree battery and simple criminal damage at the St. Charles Correctional Center on March 13.



Lifestyles

In the blink of an eye
By M. Susanne Hinkle
In the blink of an eye, you could lose everything. "I will never forget that night," said Sandra Washington of St. Rose.
Ballard-Toney Wedding
By M. Susanne Hinkle
The marriage of Miss Jamie Lynn Ballard and Mr. Justin Ryan Toney was solemnized February 11, 2006 at The Four Columns in Harvey.
Wall-Curole Engagement
By M. Susanne Hinkle
Mr. and Mrs. William L. Wall Jr., of Destrehan announce the engagement of their daughter, Ms. Amy Claire Wall to Mr.
Sampson-Hickman Engagement
By M. Susanne Hinkle
Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Sampson, Jr. of Covington and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Simoneaux of Luling announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Dana Renee Sampson to Mr. James Patrick Hickman of Luling, LA.
Burke-Savoie
By M. Susanne Hinkle
Mr. & Mrs. Glenn Burke and Mr. & Mrs. Richard Savoie, announce the engagement of their children, Stacy M. Burke and Chris J. Savoie. Stacy's mother, who is the former Melvene Richoux, is from Marrero.
The musical
By Staff Report
HOUMA - Individual show tickets went on sale February 1, 2006 for the hit Broadway musical comedy, "Mame," performing live on stage at the Houma-Terrrebonne Civic Center on Sunday, March 19th at 6:30 pm.

Obituaries

Obituaries
Geason Percy T. “Skinner” Geason on Thursday, March 2, 2006 at Chaubert Medical Center, Houma, LA. Son of the late Milton Geason and Fanny Johnson. Husband of Beverly Ann Geason. Father of Letitia LeBeauf, Crystal Rafiel, Erica Clement, Percy, Tyra, Kelva, Dionca and Jason Hill. Brother of Dorothy Hensley, Charles Smith, Shirley Joseph, Gloria Simmons, the late Teresa Steibs, Lawrence, Milton, Jr. and Alex Geason. Also survived by 21 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Age 62 years. A native of St. James, LA and a resident of Boutte, LA. Relatives and friends of the family, also pastors, officers and members fo First Baptist Church and all neighboring churches were invited to attend the funeral service at the above mentioned church on March 9. DB Mollaire, Officiating. Interment Mayflower Cemetery, Ama, LA. Serviced by Robottom.