Volume 133 Number 48 - Nov 30, 2006

News

ADM shells out $10Gs to fund west bank farmers’ market
There’s a new German Coast Farmers’ Market coming to the west bank of the Mississippi River thanks to $10,000 in funding from the Archer Daniels Midland Company’s Community Grants Program.

Can you top this?
Can you top this? Luling woman’s nails are 100% real & measured from cuticle to tip, 1.5 to 3-in long
LULING - Glenda Dodson’s fingernails are beauties, alright. And what’s even more remarkable than their length, which ranges from 1.5 to 3 inches according to the finger as she measures them from cuticle to tip - is the fact that she doesn’t take supplements or use hardening agents.

Coping with loss of a loved one during the holidays: our experts can help you
BOUTTE - The holidays are a joyous time for most of us, but for those who have experienced the death of a loved one and are still grieving, the festive time of year can be a painful reminder that the friend or family member is no longer around.

Hero for our time
Hero for our time Hahnville special-ed student’s grit and determination will inspire you
HAHNVILLE - Some children with autism disappear inside the disability and are rendered helpless in society long before they reach age 21, but Ron Davis, an adult suffering with the disorder, received a certificate of achievement from Hahnville High School, got his drivers’ license, and will begin working towards his General Education Diploma next year.

Kidnap suspect nabbed in Norco
A Killona man wanted in connection with the kidnapping of a Luling woman this month was caught in Norco by the St. Charles Parish sheriff’s deputies and the U.S. Marshal’s service.

Luling man booked for murder in knife fight
A house break-in could have turned deadly for a couple who was awakened by the sound of a man crashing through their back door.

More flights in the offing at NOIA, says official
In an effort to recover from the devastating impacts of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Aviation Board (NOAB) is planning new incentives to return the airport's economy to its pre-Katrina level.

Scotland Yard learns emergency procedure from sheriff’s office
HAHNVILLE - Scotland Yard’s Andy Goldston traveled across the Atlantic Ocean and then some to meet with St. Charles Parish officials to learn about emergency evacuation and planning.

This week’s talking points ... with Shonna Riggs
There were no emergency signs on the roadways to guide residents fleeing Hurricane Katrina, but the confusion that resulted from that scenario won’t happen again - because a $200,000 “emergency notification system” - that’s a fancy way to say “radio transmitter” - is on the way.


Sports

Michael who? In battle of QBs, Brees is still the king
Mike Detillier
The 31-13 margin of victory in the New Orleans Saints win over the Atlanta Falcons doesn’t even begin to tell the story of one of the most important games in the 2006 NFL season.
Kickin’ it! Soccer girls show their stuff
Staff Report
Grace Bingham of Luling and Kristal Breaux of Bayou Gauche competed in the State Soccer Challenge hosted by the Knights of Columbus in Baton Rouge. The competition requires each participant to take twenty-five shots on goal from a predetermined distance from the goal. Points are awarded based on the area where the goal is scored: 20 points for the upper corners; 10 points for the lower corners; and 5 points for any other area of the goal.
Baseball camp at Hahnville
Staff Report
Hahnville High School invites boys ages 6-18 years old to participate in their “Christmas at the Ballpark” Baseball Camp.

Editorial

Voices of St. Charles Parish
Barbara Munson
They say you learn something new every day. The other day I learned that most people don't have brains that ricochet off the walls of their heads like a superball. Who knew?
How children were taught to love God 150 years ago
Staff Report
Editor’s note: Reprinted with permission. Easy lessons for the Little Ones at Home, circa 1855, digitized by Michigan State University.
Children’s letters to God
Derek Clontz
Here’s a touching and at times humorous sampling of letters from youngsters all over America that have been collected by psychologist and Presbyterian Sunday School teacher Marsha Grekato, who’s putting the finishing touches on her book, Why Children Write Letters to God - and What They Want from Him.
Bigger share of oil and gas tax revenues up for grabs - but will LA get them?
C.B. Forgotston
Put aside the folly of calling an "Extraordinary Session" of the lege in the midst of the Christmas Holidays. Put aside the folly of calling the session to extend over two weekends during which the lege is loathed to work. Put aside Governor Blanco's refusal to call an emergency session of the lege following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Put aside the lack of a specific plan of action going into a Special Session.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
Staff Report
Deputies report that “someone was tackled from behind by three men, robbed and cut with a knife in front of a business in Destrehan on Nov. 17. Anyone with information should call the sheriff’s office at 783-1135.



Lifestyles

Women - put YOUR man to the test
Staff Report
BOUTTE - Men say they do housework and lots of it but more often than not, the women in their lives will tell you that's a bunch of baloney.
Healthy holiday gifts for people you really love
Derek Clontz
BOUTTE - You can give the gift of glowing good health this holiday season and your friends and family will love you for it.
Eat Like a King on the Cheap - the Chef Ed way
Jennifer Nall
DESTREHAN - You can eat healthy “on the cheap” with gourmet recipes from St. Charles Parish’s own Chef Ed Rhinehart that are simple enough for anyone to make.
Our cooks try Ed’s cheese cake recipe - and love it
Heather R. Breaux
Kandis Pitre of Des Allemands says that she rarely cooks, but was willing to put her culinary skills to the test with the help of her friend Danielle Jenkins of Paradis. Together they whipped up one of Chef Ed Rhinehart’s quick recipes - Pumpkin Cheese Cake.
MONEYTALK with Al Suffrin
Staff Report
Dear Mr. Suffrin: I am just starting college and I want to get a credit card to help build my credit. Which type of credit card should I get? Many people have told me that I shouldn't get one because most times students apply for several and get overwhelmed and can't pay them back. Is it a good idea to get one, and is there a certain card I should look for? If not, why not.
Bugs on your Christmas tree? Here’s how to get ‘em off
Staff Report
BOUTTE - Your pre-cut Christmas tree may be crawling with bugs, but don’t worry, says an expert - they’ll probably stay put on the tree, and even if they don’t, you can suck them up in a vacuum cleaner.

Obituaries

Obituraries
FRICKEY Abraham "AJ" Jimmie Frickey on Monday, Nov. 20, 2006 in Jefferson. Son of the late Jimmie Frickey and Lovinia Ochman Frickey. Father of Keith Frickey, Dana Frickey, Dale Frickey, Trina Frickey, Lori Latiolais, Judy Sumrall and Monica Madere. Brother of Nolan Frickey Sr. and Gerladine Dennis. Preceded by his wife, the late Bevery Eusea Frickey. Also survived by 18 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Age 73 years. A native of Luling and a resident of Bayou Gauche where he lived in his house boat. He was a decorated Korean War veteran having received the Untied Nations Medal, National Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Korean Presidentail Unit Citation. Relatives and friends of the family were invited to a mass of Christian burial on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 8:30 a.m. until funeral time. Falgout Funeral Homes LLC in charge of arrangements.