Volume 133 Number 32 - Aug 10, 2006


It doesn't take a hurricane to cause serious flood damage
It doesn't take a hurricane to cause serious flood damage Retro-fitting can help prevent flooding from storms
Louisiana residents naturally think of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita when considering how they can protect their homes against wind-driven rain and flooding.

Local arrested for fraudulent prescriptions
Lindsey Jeffers,23, Paradis On Aug. 4, Lindsey Jeffers, 23, of 15212 U.S. 90, Paradis, was arrested on a warrant that was issued for three counts of writing a prescription for a controlled dangerous substance for a fictitious person.

LSU AgCenter offers tips for a successful school year
LSU AgCenter offers tips for a successful school year The end of summer is quickly approaching, and the new school year is close at hand.

Men charged with indicent behavior with juveniles
Men charged with indicent behavior with juveniles Men arrested in three seperate incidents
In recent days, three St. Charles Parish men were arrested and charged with indecent behavior with juveniles.

Parish levees continue to improve
Parish levees continue to improve The progress of levee protection on both the east and west banks of St. Charles Parish are continuing to improve.

Re-taking the LEAP test proved beneficial to Louisiana students
Re-taking the LEAP test proved beneficial to Louisiana students Summer LEAP scores released by state
Almost 6,000 Louisiana fourth and eighth grade students succeeded in passing the LEAP test after taking summer school courses and retaking at least a portion of the test, according to results released last Monday.

Won't you be my neighbor?
Won't you be my neighbor? Parish committee juggles smaller lots ordinance
The parish's Special Projects Committee met on Aug. 2 at the council chambers in Hahnville to continue discussion on an ordinance that, if approved, would allow for the development of patio homes in St. Charles Parish.


For the love of the game
Pat Smith
For Wayne Baloney and A.M. Charles, providing an opportunity for young men to play a sport that they love was an easy endeavor. As members of the First Baptist Church of Paradis, these two men, thirteen years ago, made an idea come alive as they established their Annual Christian Basketball Tournament.


Are teen movies intentionally immoral?
Ann Taylor
By Dr. Marc T. Newman MovieMinistry.com (AgapePress) - Barna Research in 2002 revealed that less than 10 percent of teens believe that there are such things as moral absolutes to guide their actions.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
M. Susanne Hinkle
Arrests •Warren A. Sinceno, 43, of 524 Centanni Rd., Kenner, was arrested and charged with theft of goods and misapplication of contractors pay at Maple Ln., St. Rose, on July 28. Sheriff Champagne reports that the above subject was arrested on a warrant that was issued on March 18, 2004 for the above charges. On March 12, 2004, Sinceno allegedly signed a contract with a Destrehan man to replace his roof. Sinceno accepted $4,000 from the victim for materials to begin the work as stated in the contract. Sinceno never replaced the victim’s roof.


Officer reflects on Hurricane Katrina
Heather R. Breaux
Last year, thousands of lives were impacted by the wrath of Hurricane Katrina.
Tools for Schools readies students with support
Staff Report
Schools in the River Parishes will open in a few days, and again River Parishes Tools for Schools will provide needy students with the supplies they need for the academic year, according to founder and coordinator, Betty Coleman Clement.
St. Charles Public Schools crack down on uniform policies
Heather R. Breaux
It is back to school time in St. Charles Parish and this year the school board is continuing to tighten up on their policies.
We are seeking information about St. Charles Parish musical bands.
M. Susanne Hinkle
We need current information on local bands and musicians. We are searching for bands and musicians in St. Charles Parish for a special feature to appear in Lifestyles titled, 'Where are they now?'


Leblanc Leonore Glaess "Lee" LeBlanc, 62, a resident of Lacey for 18 years, passed away into the arms of our Lord on Friday, July 2006 following a very long illness. Leonore was born on December 7, 1943 in Zwickau, Germany to Eugene and Emmy Glaess. She married Manfred John LeBlanc of Des Allemands, LA in Salzburg, Austria in May 1967. Sister-in-law of Betty Savoie, of Des Allemands, Carol Alvarez of Nine Mile Point, and Lutie "Lou" Verda of Luling, and Marvin LeBlanc of Des Allemands. Brother-in-law, Lester "Bobby" LeBlanc, of Des Allemands preceded her in death. Leonore became fascinated with numbers and office work early in her life and spent most of her working years as an office clerk, bank clerk, and leasing consultant. She became a naturalized American citizen in 1970 in New Orleans, LA. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Manfred LeBlanc, two daughters: Christine Davis of Tumwater, WA., Yvonne Reid of Winchester, CA. and by her son, Michael Leblanc, and two grandchildren. Her sister, Ingrid Mueller, of Pang/Rosenheim, Germany, preceded her in death Leonore cared greatly about her family and country. She was a compassionate, devoted wife and mother who loved numbers, bookkeeping, nature, animals, and travel. She enjoyed the many opportunities Army life offered in moving and seeing different cultures. She especially enjoyed living in Hawaii. Comedy was a big part of her life and she always had a smile, a positive attitude, and something good to say about everything and everyone. Words cannot describe how much she will be missed. A private, family members only, memorial service was held at Woodlawn Memorial Funeral Services on Thursday, August 3rd, 2006. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice, P.O. Box 5008, Olympia, WA 98509, or to the Olympia Union Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 7668, Olympia, WA 98507-7668.