Volume 136 Number 43 - Oct 22, 2009


Doctors find clues to why H1N1 is hitting younger generation hardest
The great majority of people who have caught the swine flu have recovered quickly, with nothing more than a few days of missed work or school to show for it. But the mystery of H1N1 is that unlike the seasonal flu, which can cause complications in the elderly or very young, H1N1 is hitting children and young adults the hardest.

Door-to-door surveys for sewer rehab
Residents in the Luling area that have answered door-to-door surveys are helping St. Charles Parish in its quest to apply for a Louisiana Community Development Block Grant that would be used to rehabilitate the sewer system.

Hogan renews call for library investigation
Board president says increases weren’t recorded, but were approved
Councilman Paul Hogan says that Library Board President Carolyn Tregre has refused to meet with him to discuss his concern that the East Regional Library’s increase in square footage from 33,587 to 39,655 was never approved by the board.

Local ‘House Hunters' needed for reality TV show
Cable television’s popular home and garden network, HGTV, could be headed to St. Charles Parish in search of homebuyers to feature in their No. 1 ranked series “House Hunters.”

Pieces of the past highlight ancient history of Paradis
Brandt Dufrene, the president of First National Bank USA in Boutte, examines one of the six pottery shards he collected in just 10 minutes in Paradis. For at least 600 years, southeastern Louisiana Indians occupied a 32-acre site in St. Charles Parish, complete with five burial mounds. Now, Brandt Dufrene, who serves as president of First National Bank USA, wants the parish’s help in making the area a part of the Jean Lafitte National Park.

Unemployment rises, should stabilize soon
From March until August, the parish’s unemployment rate has increased from 4.7 percent to 7 percent, mainly due to losses in construction and manufacturing, Economic Development Director Corey Faucheux said.


Hahnville’s dominant defense will have patience tested
Jonathan Menard
Once again, the Hahnville offense put up a lot of points against a district opponent, and as it has done all season, the Tigers’ defensive unit came up big when it counted to make those points a possibility.
Destrehan offense must make most of opportunities against E.A.
Jonathan Menard
It has been a tough season for the Destrehan Wildcats. After two years of undefeated play, Destrehan has already lost five games this season, with only two more games remaining in the regular season.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Garnet D. Marshall, Jr., 28, of 200 Sunset Ct. #74 in Hahnville, was arrested on Oct. 8 and charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and use of a controlled substance in the presence of juveniles.


Social dance club publishes member-inspired cookbook
Heather R. Breaux
The East Bank based “Oldies but Goodies Dance & Social Club” is taking their pot-luck dinners to the next level with the release of their first cookbook, “From Our Mamas an ‘nem ...”.
Grandparent’s Day at New Sarpy
From staff and wire reports
New Sarpy Elementary students recently celebrated Grandparents’/Special Guest Day by having lunch together at school. Guests were also invited to the Fall Library Book fair and to take pictures with their grandchildren. select a special book from the book fair.
Young care givers
From staff and wire reports
Four-year-old students in Mrs. Judy Rongey's class at St. Rose Elementary School learn how to care for pets.