Volume 134 Number 12 - Mar 22, 2007

News

23,000 citizens weigh in on ‘Regional Vision’
Results and analysis to be made public on March 27th
The “Louisiana Speaks” task force says more than 23,000 citizens have weighed in on South Louisiana’s “Regional Vision” that will directly affect the future of St. Charles Parish.

Cancer survivors honored at Relay for Life event at Valero gym
On Thursday, Feb. 1, 2007, at the Valero St. Charles Refinery gym, cancer survivors from St. Charles Parish were honored at the first Pre-Event Relay for Life cancer survivors celebration. Mrs. Eula Champagne and Mrs. Joanne Walker both spoke and gave their cancer survivors testimonials.

Escaped inmate back in custody
St. Charles inmate Wallace Gabriel was arrested by Harahan police after escaping from the Nelson Correctional Center in Killona.

Family copes with tragic loss by starting scholarship fund
Breaux family ... On a Sunday afternoon, Denise Breaux was excited to be traveling with her six-year -old daughter to see her first musical concert featuring her favorite singer Hillary Duff, in Baton Rouge - two hours later the event turned tragic.

Girl with leukemia needs your help
Ten-year-old Angel Gordon, a student at St. Rose Elementary School, was diagnosed with leukemia in January.

Hurricane refunds: free cash for SCP taxpayers
St. Charles Parish home and business owners filing taxes this year will be able to receive extra cash - if they are eligible, fill out the proper paperwork, and turn it in on time.

SCP schools go hi-tech
The St. Charles Parish schools are making leaps and bounds to keep their students and staff ahead of the curve when it comes to technology, the latest leap being the adoption of a new long-range technology plan.

SCP Sheriff receives Crimestoppers award
Sheriff Greg Champagne, center, at the awards ceremony. Sheriff Greg Champagne was recently honored at a local Awards Banquet held by Crimestoppers.

Shell doles out big bucks in settlement
Shell Chemical has agreed to pay $6.5 million in penalties and donations for various St. Charles Parish services as part of their settlement with the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality.

Sheriff says daytime burglaries connected
Two suspects believed to be behind a recent string of daylight robberies in St. Charles have been arrested.

Sheriff's Reports for March 22
DWIs, Arrests, Thefts ... more

What's happening
Why be bored? You'll find lots to do in St. Charles Parish from March 22 on in this column ...


Sports

St. Charles Recreation Dept to host inclusion camp
By Staff Report
Parents of children in St. Charles Parish may come and find out more about summer camp at Parent Info night on April 19th at the West Bank Library in Luling and April 26th at the Destrehan Library in Destrehan - 6:00-7:30. This year’s camp will be an inclusive camp on both sides of the river.
Track & Field
By Megan Waters
Hahnville High's annual Don Raymond Relays was held on Friday, March 16 at Tiger Stadium.
Hey kids! Read how college hoops stars get those moves
By Staff Report
March Madness is fast approaching, and the nation's eyes are on the top college stars.
DHS Sports Week with Nattie Swan
By Nattie Swan
Softball Season update: Destrehan LadyCats Softball beat Central Lafourche, 7-2, Lafayette, 5-3, and Mt. Carmel, 4-1, in the Hahnville Tournament last weekend as well as a district win against West Jefferson ,11-0.
MUDCATS take all in ‘Northshore Slam’
By Staff Report
The River Parish Mudcats, a select 12-year-old team with players representing St. Charles and St. John Parishes, followed their runner-up finish at the NOLA Gator USSSA Eliminator held March 2-4.
Hahnville High golf results
By Staff Report
Results from Golden Tors Tournament:
‘Thanks,’ from band
By Staff Report
The Hahnville High Sschool band directors and band members would like to thank their supporters and golfers who participated in the annual golf tourney at Willowdale Country Club March 17.
HHS star athlete
By Staff Report
Congratulations to HHS Student Jammorrio Santee on receiving a 1st place medal in basketball in the Special Olympics.
HHS Sports Week with Megan Waters
By Megan Waters
Baseball Season update: In early March, the boys took the field in Denham Springs to compete in their elite baseball tourney. Overall, the boys had a record of 3-1 in the tournament, and had some excellent power plays.
Dance association crowns their 2007 title winners
By Staff Report
The end of January was very rewarding for the River Parishes own Dance Unlimited.
HHS Sports Week with Megan Waters
By Megan Waters
Golf Season update: Hahnville's golf team hosted E.D. White and Terrebone at the Willowdale Country Club in a scramble on March 22. Hahnville won the match over both teams and had some all-time low scores as well.

Editorial

Governor takes the right course of action
By Allen Lottinger
Gov. Kathleen Blanco changed the political atmosphere in Louisiana considerably Tuesday night when she announced she would not seek re-election. Instead, she would pay all of her attention to getting Louisiana out of the many quagmires that have existed since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita laid their tolls.
16 years in community ed and Barbara STILL can’t paint a lick!
By Barbara Munson
The school board sends out a schedule of community ed classes twice a year, and twice a year I feel like a kid planning her Christmas wish list out of the big Sears catalog.
Vision of Mary changed Houma trucker Louis Saia’s life
By Colette Lottinger
On Saturday, we went to the Saia Compound in Houma, where there was prayer, stations of the cross, rosary, Mass and more prayer.




Lifestyles

SWEET JESUS!
By Heather R. Breaux
Seven years ago Luling native Ryan Post began his career as a youth minister, but now he’s spreading his message to others in a new way - through the soul-stirring lyrics on his first compact disc simply titled, Nola.
MONEYTALK with Al Suffrin
By Al Suffrin
Dear Mr. Suffrin: I wanted to find out information on getting kids interested in investing without a lot of money to start with.
ASK NATTIE
By Nattie Swan
Dear Nattie: I'm 19-years-old, just got married in June, and I am six months pregnant.
Test your ‘Litter IQ’ by taking this short quiz
By Staff Report
How much do you know about ugly litter? To find out, take this fun quiz from Keep Louisiana Beautiful, the state's not-for-profit organization dedicated to litter reduction.
Nifty $5 for YOUR jokes and riddles
By Staff Report
My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. She's 97 now and we don't know where she is!
Speak with Authority
By Megan Waters
Experts agree that when you learn a new word, your world becomes a bigger and more interesting place.
VIPs
By Staff Report
Congratulations to the following Hahnville High School Students who placed at the Regional Science Fair held at Nicholls State University. All first, second and third place winners will advance to the state competition in April at LSU.
Special delivery
By Staff Report
Sophie Claire Bourgeois was born on Feb. 9, 2007 at 11:58 p.m. She weighed in 7 lbs 9 oz and measured 20 1/2 linches long. She is the daughter of Lindy and Loyd Bourgeois of Luling and joins big brother Preston Nicholas.

Obituaries

Obituaries
Obituary announcements for March 22 ...