Volume 134 Number 27 - July 05, 2007

News

Ama RV park owner cited with violations
Ama RV park owner cited with violations ... parish says owner opened without final approval
The Ama Recreational Vehicle trailer park owned by Des Allemands resident and State Trooper Ritchie Stanley, could be shut down after 30 days if he doesn’t comply with the parish requirements and guidelines.

Coastal Restoration gets $14 million boost
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced that $14 million in federal funding for the Louisiana Coastal Area Ecosystem Restoration project was included in the U.S. Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, which passed out of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee last week.

Council votes down Killona landfill expansion
Hundreds of concerned residents protest at meeting
St. Charles Parish council members voted against expanding a landfill in Killona at their July 2 meeting.

FEMA trailers staying close to St. Charles just in case, officials say
FEMA trailers staying close to St. Charles just in case, officials say Just across the St. Charles parish line a white sea of FEMA trailers appeared about a month ago along Highway 90 in Lafourche parish where they are currently being reconditioned and sent back into the FEMA system to help someone when the next disaster happens.

Feral hogs gaining ground in Louisiana
By EMILE P. LeBLANC DMAP Coordinator

In the News
Skull found in Luling - origin still unclear police say
A box filled with a skull and some other skeletal remains that was brought to the attention of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office was not an immediate cause for concern according to Sheriff’s spokesperson Capt. Pat Yoes.

Judge rules shrimpers must do their part to help red snapper recover
SPORTSMAN REPORT
The most significant bycatch reduction measures ever imposed on the Gulf of Mexico shrimp fleet were announced last month, paving the way for a steady recovery of Gulf red snapper stocks.

La. Delegation presses NOAA for fisheries money also pushes for removal of debris in fishing grounds
WASHINGTON -- United States Senators Mary Landrieu, and David Vitter and the entire Louisiana delegation asked the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to fairly distribute the $85 million for the Gulf Coast fishing and shrimping communities appropriated in the recently-passed Emergency Supplemental bill.

Lake Pontchartrain
Is it economically feasible to increase hurricane protection?
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced that $778,000 in federal funding for a West Shore-Lake Pontchartrain feasibility study was included in the U.S. Senate Energy and Water Appropriations Bill, which passed out of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee last week.

Muller announces candidacy for District 1 councilman’s race
Marty Muller, parish council candidate. Marty A. Muller, 38, a lifelong resident of St. Charles Parish will run for the District 1 councilman position currently held by Desmond Hilaire, in the October 20 race.

Ormond residents warned that auto burglaries could continue
Five automobiles were broken into this past Saturday morning, July 7, before daylight in the Ormond area, says the sheriff’s office.

School board decides not to pursue illegal aliens
St. Charles School Board members have been weighing the option recently of whether to audit local contractors they employ to determine if all of their workers belong in this country legally and have decided against it.

Suspected robber nabbed at crime scene
Bathroom pit stop lands Houma man in jail
A trip back to the scene of a robbery he allegedly committed two weeks earlier at a Boutte gas station landed a Houma man in jail according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.


Sports

Pokey Chatman is looking for “Maximum Effort” from campers
Caleb Frey
As a coach and a player, Hahnville High graduate Pokey Chatman has recorded quite a few accolades in her day and is looking to help out up and coming basketball players with her Maximum Effort Camp kicking off on August 3.
Local industries compete for adult recreation league title
Caleb Frey
Rycars Construction knocked out Whitener Snacks to repeat as the St. Charles Adult Industrial basketball League champions on June 28.

Editorial

Are term limits good or bad for state?
Allen Lottinger
There are pros ad cons to term limits which the Louisiana Legislature is experiencing for the first time this year. The cons, of course, include the loss of whatever lesiglators gain through years of experience in moving the desires of their constituents into state law. There also is a loss of association among legislators who work together for the benefit of the state.
Ama residents sound off in a letter to the Council
Letters to the Editor
In a letter submitted to the St. Charles Parish Council on June 28, concerned residents in Ama express their frustrations and disappointment with the approval process:
Teen girl banned from school for chastity ring heads to court
From staff and wire reports
ENGLAND - A teenage girl who was banned by her school from wearing a "purity ring" is taking her case to the High Court.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
Staff Report
Suspects are innocent until proven guilty.



Lifestyles

Harry hurst inclusive camp welcomes all children
Shonna Riggs
St. Charles Parish Inclusive Camp welcomes campers ages five to 14 years old, with or without disabilities.
Grants available to moms with innovative ideas
From staff and wire reports
If necessity truly is the mother of invention, it's no wonder that women are to thank for many of the most widely used products in America -- windshield wipers, diapers, automatic dishwashers and more.
Grants available to moms with innovative ideas
From staff and wire reports
If necessity truly is the mother of invention, it's no wonder that women are to thank for many of the most widely used products in America -- windshield wipers, diapers, automatic dishwashers and more.
VIPS - Schools
Staff Report
Barbara Mollere Doucet, a former resident of Luling and a 1979 graduate of Hahnville High School was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Kinesiology/Human Movement Science from The University of Texas during commencement ceremonies on May 19th, 2007, in Austin, Texas. Dr. Doucet received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in 1984 and a Master of Health Science degree in Allied Health Education in 1996, both from LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans. She has over 23 years of clinical experience working in healthcare settings, providing direct patient care to rehabilitation populations, and serving in management and administrative roles. After completing her Master's degree, she began an academic teaching career. She has held faculty positions at several universities, including LSU Health Science Center, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Her research involves investigating methods that maximize motor function in the hand following stroke. She specifically studied the use of electrical stimulation techniques and how these can be used to facilitate post-stroke recovery.
Norco Elementary’s camp for young inventors teaches science-literacy, teamwork, and creativity
From staff and wire reports
Norco Elementary School held its young inventors camp on June 25 through the 29 and 44 students got an opportunity to bring their creative ideas to life.

Obituaries

Obituaries
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Obituaries
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