Volume 136 Number 14 - Apr 02, 2009


Hwy. 90 location sparks renewed interest in market
Since moving to its new location on Highway 90, the West Bank Farmers’ Market has taken off, with about 600 people making their way to the market weekly to buy fresh produce, seafood and other items.

School food price hike proposed
Breakfast, lunch increases would cost some parents $2.50 more a week
If you’re a parent, then it’s probably safe to say that your child’s nutrition is important to you. But if your child is a St. Charles Parish Public Schools’ student, then making sure your kid is getting the proper nutrients each day could cost you more.

Tenant, landlord at odds over future of Luling youth center
Reanda Fields, who spearheaded efforts to get a community youth center in Luling, stands holding the Umoja Come-unity Youth Center logo, which was designed by students from the Satellite Center. Fields is surrounded by Rea Fields, Megan Conrey and Courtne When Reanda Fields opened the doors to her first family business, she had the support of her parents and siblings who joined forces to help make her dream of a parish youth center become a reachable goal.

Volunteerism honored with Rotary’s Citizen, Young Person of Year
Volunteerism honored with Rotary’s Citizen, Young Person of Year Jason Binet has spent a majority of his life as a volunteer, serving as a role model to children through soccer, baseball, religion, education and the Cub Scouts. Because of that dedication, Binet was named as the St. Charles Parish Rotary Club’s Citizen of the Year.

Will second time be charm for Luling’s Rathborne park?
Once again, St. Charles Parish will submit a grant application for $150,000 in federal funding to get started on Rathborne Park, which will include a baseball field, sand volleyball court and playground equipment.


St. Charles Parish Hospital must continue to evolve
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, As St. Charles Parish continues to grow, it is imperative that we evolve to meet the changing healthcare needs of our community.

Our View

New emergency department up for vote on April 4
On April 4, the fate of a new emergency department at the St. Charles Parish Hospital will be in the hands of parish voters.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Randy C. Bowers, Jr., 17, of 329 Nottoway Dr. in Destrehan was arrested on March 24 and charged with simple burglary.


On May 16, 1916, God blessed Clorinne and Francois Schexnaydre in a very special way with the birth of a beautiful baby girl, Isabelle.
Elizabeth LeBlanc Stricker. June 10, 1929 to Feb. 13, 2009. A native New Orleanian was preceded in death by her husband James Stricker and her parents Chloe and Dr. Lloyd LeBlanc and stepfather R.M. Turner.