Volume 133 Number 26 - Jun 29, 2006

News

Boutte man booked with domestic violence
Norvel M. Revader, 23, Boutte Victim rendered unconscious by dispute
An explosive argument erupted between Norvel M. Revader, 23, and his girlfriend after it was discovered that their son had a case of poison ivy at 3:49 p.m. on June 25.

Catfish Festival kicks off July 7 at St. Gertrude Catholic Church
Catfish Festival kicks off July 7 at St. Gertrude Catholic Church 32nd annual festival in Des Allemands offers family fun, rides, music, food and
It’s time again for the La. Catfish Festival. The 32nd Annual event will begin on July 7 and the fun will continue through July 9 at St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Des Allemands. The La. Catfish Festival is one of the oldest festivals in the state of Louisiana.

German Coast Farmer’s Market is growing
Second Market will open on the west bank
On Wednesday, July 5, the German Coast Farmers' Market will open a second market on the west bank every Wednesday from 4 - 8 p.m. The Market will be located at Dougie V's Restaurant, 13899 River Road in Luling. Parish President Albert Laque and other Parish officials will be on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Hahnville loses a mentor and a friend
Danielle Shareef, a Hahnville counseler killed in a car accident Counselor's death leaves a void in students and co-workers' lives
By the age of 36, Danielle Shareef had led, by most accounts, a full life. She had played college basketball at Big Eight powerhouse Kansas University and professionally in the United States and overseas in Israel.

Hope for troubled families
Families Anonymous to start groups at St. Charles Parish Hospital
Drug abuse is a pervasive problem in today's society, disrupting the life of the drug abuser, and devastating and destroying family relationships. The daily success of living, coupled with family pressures or problems, may lead to drug abuse by one or more individuals as their means of coping.

Nude stroll puts Norco man behind bars
Nude stroll puts Norco man behind bars Police won't comment on whether man is the pantless jogger from weeks prior
Last Thursday, Christopher Coll was arrested by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office after a witness claimed that she had seen him completely naked on Mary St. in Norco.

Parish rotarians raise top dollars for students
Rotary President Jim Hooper is shown at left with this year’s scholarship award winners. They are Emily Rangel, Lauren Fogarty, Callie Anderson, Alyse Granier, Catherine Landry, Courtney Soudelier, Kristen Killen, and Rebecca Ory. Award Chairman Jennifer St. Charles Rotary Club pledges $34,000 in awards
From the beginning, the proceeds of the St. Charles Alligator Festival were dedicated to Rotary charities, parularly the scholarship program. In 1980, Sharon Mecum was awarded the first scholarship of $250 per year. Since she would study for four years, that was a $1,000 commitment. Every year since that time it has grown, mainly due to money made at the yearly Alligator Festival. Since Katrina took care of last year’s festival, a Gatorganza was organized to help with the funding and this year an amazing $34,000 commitment was made for scholarships. To date some 160 students were helped with $339,500 in scholarship money.

The man with the plan
The man with the plan Angelle has become “common denominator” on hot coastal issues
BATON ROUGE -- Scott Angelle pointed hard and fast to Caddo Parish. The he breathlessly offered an overview of the state’s dry hole tax credit. Next he jabbed Cameron Parish and released a spitfire evaluation of coastal land loss.

Two west bank residents flee from police
Corey J. Pierre, 36, Boutte and Pernell Simmons, 33, Luling Both subjects found to be in possession of narcotics
Two west bank subjects were arrested on June 16 after St. Charles Parish Deputies responded to a call that the subjects were selling crack cocaine in the Luling area.


Sports

Ormond Country Club Swim Team is in full swing
By M. Susanne Hinkle
Ormond Country Club swim season is in full swing. The club’s swim team has three more meets before concluding their season with a show down between Ormond and Hill Heights Country Clubs.
Destrehan's Randy Roth makes the parish proud
By Michael Luke
Former Destrehan High School star Randy Roth has been turning heads in the minors. He learned the essential skills needed for a potential big league career growing up in the parish. Recently, at the Midwest League All-Star game, Roth won the home run derby.
Tornados complete the mission
By Michael Luke
What began in the fall of 1997, with a dramatic finish of a double overtime championship game followed by a sudden death shootout to decide a winner in the boys U-10, St. Charles Parish Soccer Tournament came to a climax this past May of 2006 at the Louisiana State Soccer Championship in Alexandria.

Editorial

Politics or not, Gore film should be seen by all
By Allen Lottinger
Going to see the Al Gore Film “An Inconvenient Truth” can bring two reactions from viewers. One will say “It’s about time somebody had the guts to come out with the knowledge of our global-warming problems.” Another will respond “Gore must be running for President again.”
The means, the motivation and the opportunity
By Dan Juneau
The two most obvious areas needing attention in the aftermath of last year's devastating hurricanes were the levee system and housing. While efforts are being made to address those two important issues, another critical aspect of life in Louisiana remains reeling from the effects of the storms. Healthcare-particularly for the indigent and the uninsured-was under great stress before Katrina and Rita slammed into the state. Now, 10 months after the initial disaster, the crisis has worsened exponentially.
Local tradition gets bigger
By Patrick Yoes
It's a local tradition that gets bigger and better year after year. For the sixteen years, St. Charles Parish has sponsored a pre-4th of July celebration at the west bank bridge park in Luling.

Our View

It’s time to start on coastal restoration plan
The is good news that reputable scientists met in New Orleans this week to come up with ideas on how to best spend the $1.2 billion in the Lousiana coastal restoration program planned by the state and federal governments. This is the amount of money the Bush Administration wants to provide to begin serious restoration efforts in the next 10 years. A more comprehensive plan would come later which would take some 30 years and billions of dollars more to complete.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
By Staff Report
Arrests • Corey J. Pierre, 36, of 419 Boutte Estates Dr., Boutte, was arrested and charged with poss. with intent to dist. SCH II CDS to wit cocaine, resisting arrest by flight, resisting an officer, poss. of SCH I CDS to wit marijuana, SCSO attachment and a fugitive from Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office at the above address on June 16. Sheriff Champagne reports that the above subject was stopped for suspicious person and further investigation revealed the subject to be in poss. of cocaine and marijuana.



Lifestyles

Stewart-Gothreaux Wedding Celebrated
By Staff Report
Miss Marcie Renee' Stewart and Mr. Billy Brian Gothreaux were united in marriage on June 10, 2006 at 2 p.m. at Woodlawn Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, La. Dr. Tommy Middleton officiated the afternoon ceremony.
University of Louisiana
By Staff Report
The President's List and Honor Roll for the spring semester at the University of Louisiana at Monroe have been announced by ULM President Dr. James E. Cofer Sr.
Delta Gamma Alumnae Foundation Fellowship awarded to local
By Staff Report
Lauren Sauzer, an alumnae member of Gamma Zeta chapter of Delta Gamma at Louisiana State University has been awarded the Founders Fellowship.
Bonnet Carre Garden Club installs new officers
By Staff Report
Treasurer- Audrey Brady Secretary- Yolande St. Pierre Vice President- Catherine Haydel President- Jane Banquer
Le Belle Fleur Garden Club chosses new officers
By Staff Report
The annual installation of officers of the La Belle Fleur Garden Club was held at the Destrehan Wildcat Kitchen. The officers for the coming year are Kate Hymel, President; Sharyn Laurenc, Vice-President; Pat St. Amant, Secretary; Cathy Montz, Corresponding Secretary, and Louise Hehmeyer, Treasurer.

Obituaries

Obituaries
Dolores Goldie Bernice Bergeron, age 85, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006 at St. Charles Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence Bergeron, Sr., parents Adolf and Viola Kinnison.