Volume 136 Number 40 - Oct 01, 2009


Businesses transform into haunted house
Three area businesses are joining forces to bring more fun to the parish for kids this Halloween.

Lack of hurricanes allowing parish to better prepare for one
Workers pour concrete for a new 1250-kilowatt generator that is expected to be completed by the middle of the month. A little over a year ago, St. Charles Parish was reeling from the effect of back-to-back hurricanes, but so far, the area has been able to dodge any serious storms. Because of that, the parish has been able to prepare better for future hurricanes, while putting into effect lessons learned from Gustav and Ike.

Students to decide impact of Alligator Festival
Along with chowing down on the unusual cuisine, listening to music and spinning around on rides, many Alligator Festival goers were asked to fill out a five question survey by students from the Satellite Center.

Swine flu vaccine expected this month
The St. Charles Community Health Center expects the H1N1 flu vaccine to be available locally by mid-October, but only to those most at risk from the disease, such as pregnant women and young children.

Woman robbed leaving festival
On Saturday, Sept. 26, a Luling woman was robbed at knife-point on River Road as she was leaving the Alligator Festival at around 7 p.m.


Wildcats ready for showdown with No. 1 ranked Lutcher
Jonathan Menard
After two straight losses, the Destrehan Wildcats have started a new winning streak.
Hahnville must cut miscues to avoid upset by Vanderbilt
Jonathan Menard
After a heartbreaking, double-overtime loss to Lutcher, the Hahnville Tigers were able to bounce back for a 39-8 win over O.P. Walker. And while the Hahnville offense came out smoking in the first half, it was the defense that carried the team to the victory.
Outdoor Report
Bruce McDonald
Like Mardi Gras parade goers waiting for a parade to arrive, hunters have been looking forward to the upcoming season with great anticipation.
N.O. Saints winning with options
Mike Detillier
Over the past two seasons the New Orleans Saints’ chances of winning a football game was predicated on how well standout quarterback Drew Brees played.
Destrehan’s schedule doesn’t get any easier as district starts
Jonathan Menard
Destrehan head coach Stephen Robicheaux had nothing to be happy about after his team’s 48-10 blowout loss to Lutcher last week. In fact, he called the performance “terrible.”

Our View

‘Dead zone’ fight finally coming alive
At last, some enforceable measures are on the horizon to lessen the entry of fertilizer overruns into the Mississippi River and consequently reduce the “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico that results.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Ronald A. Cunningham, 25, of 140 Patterson St. in Houma was arrested on Sept. 24 and charged with possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone on Sept. 24.


Staff Report
The St. Charles Council on Aging has released its October calendar, which includes events open to St. Charles Parish seniors 60 years and older.
Heather R. Breaux
Former Joh’anna’s Jazz in Motion student Kristy Flores has studied dance around the country and can now be seen on the big screen as Rosie Martinez in the 2009 remake of “Fame,” now in theaters.
School nurses work with school faculty
Staff Report
LULING - Every year the St Charles Parish School Nurses, in coordination with Specialists from hospitals in our area, start the new school year by in servicing the faculty and staff members on medication administration and special procedures for our medically fragile students. Teachers, faculty members, paraprofessionals and bus drivers, who may teach or be assigned to these students, participated in the trainings.
SCB kids get up close with bugs
Staff Report
DESTREHAN - Early childhood students at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan recently had a visit from the Audubon Nature Institute’s Bugmobile.
Hurst students off to see the wizard
Staff Report
Harry Hurst teacher Noel Smith celebrated the 70th birthday of the Wizard of Oz with her class by watching the movie, studying the music, and completing other projects based on the movie.


Chase Steven Bennett, born June 19, 1991, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2009 in Palestine, IL. Beloved son of Bridget Boudreaux and Steven Bennett.
Nora Mae Christen Bourgeois passed away on Monday, Sept. 28, 2009 at 2:15 a.m. in Jefferson.
Jeanne Brou Caillet, age 77, passed away on Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 at 11:25 pm at the Luling Living Center.
Clayton Rushing Carlton, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 10:16 p.m. in Raceland. Beloved husband of Raily Naquin Carlton and the late Glenda Bailey Carlton by first marriage. Father of Carolyn Mayeaux.