Volume 137 Number 6 - Feb 11, 2010


Churches give $38,000 to Haiti
Brady Burns, a student at Boutte Christian Academy, prays for those affected by the earthquake in Haiti before releasing his balloon. The students were charged $1 to dress in Saints clothes for the day with the proceeds going to Haiti relief.
'People were anxious to give'
The Archdiocese of New Orleans, which includes St. Charles Parish, held an Archdiocese-wide second collection to raise funds for Haiti the week after a catastrophic earthquake destroyed much of the country’s capital, Port-au-Prince.

Destrehan exhibit honors Saints coach
The St. Charles Museum and Historical Association and the River Road Historical Society will stage an exhibit honoring coach Curtis Johnson Jr., the tough minded and uncompromising wide receivers coach of the New Orleans Saints. The exhibit will run during February, which is African American History Month.

Destrehan man pleads guilty to vehicular homicide
A multiple DWI offender from Destrehan pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an August crash on Airline that led to the death of a 30-year-old woman.

IRS expands credit that paid out $12 million locally
Last year, almost $12 million was given to St. Charles Parish residents who claimed an earned income tax credit.

Parish awarded emergency funds
St. Charles Parish has been chosen to receive $22,386 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area. These funds have been made available through Congressional Act.

School parades include costumes, wagon floats
Mimosa Park Elementary's Many of the parish schools will be holding their own Mardi Gras celebrations this week.

Spillway Road closed
Spillway Road will close again for the second time in three months, which is an unusual occurrence during the fall. The Spillway Road in the Bonnet Carre Spillway is closed to traffic until further notice because of high water.


Dreams really can come true
Mike Detillier
A lifelong dream came true Sunday night.
Hahnville girls drop playoff game in sudden death
Bruce McDonald
The Hahnville Lady Tigers hosted Comeaux in the first round of the soccer playoffs, but fell in sudden death 0-1.


Do we really need a lieutenant governor?
Allen Lottinger
Let’s face it, the only time we need a lieutenant governor is when the governor dies, gets elected to a higher office or quits for some other reason. Then he becomes the head man in the state and his office means something.
Saints finish strong! May we also!
Lilla Marie Lottinger
What an exciting game! And what a comeback. But the Saints’ theme all season has been to “finish strong”. And, that is exactly what they did.
'Loophole' closures or job killers?
Dan Juneau
Buried within the thousands of pages of the Obama Administration’s proposed budget for 2011 are billions upon billions of dollars in new taxes. Calling many of the tax increases “loophole closers,” the budget clearly states the president’s intent to repeal “subsidies for fossil fuels so that we can transition to a 21st century energy economy.”

Our View

Our View: Now, nobody will admit dey gonna beat dem Saints
Who dat say they gonna beat dem Saints? Who dat? Who dat?


Krewe royalty looking forward to reigning over parades
Michelle Stuckey
Royalty for the Krewe of Lul and Krewe of Des Allemands parades are excited to be participating in Mardi Gras traditions this weekend.
2010 Catholic Youth Leadership winners
From staff and wire reports
Knights of Columbus St. Charles Council 2409 is proud to announce its 2010 Catholic Youth Leadership Award winners.
Finally sunny at Krewe du Market
Michelle Stuckey
The German Coast Farmers' Market held the 4th Annual Kid Krewe du Market on Saturday, Feb. 6.
Art Guild hosts workshop
From staff and wire reports
Tanya Dischler, a nationally known water media artist, recently taught her acrylic techniques to St. Charles Art Guild members and non-members in a workshop titled "Chaos to Control."
Kindergarten kids study earthworms
From staff and wire reports
Kindergarten students at New Sarpy Elementary school are observing worms.
Hurst honor night was a full house
From staff and wire reports
Over 91 families packed the Harry Hurst Middle School cafeteria to support their sons and daughters as part of the first semester honors night.
Students build rockets for studies
From staff and wire reports
Mrs. Knoblock and Mrs. Theriot's 3rd grade classes are studying force and motion.