Volume 137 Number 8 - Feb 25, 2010

News

Churches offer parishioners ample chances to get into spirit of Lent
With Ash Wednesday on Feb. 17, the Lenten season began for churches across the world. Local churches are doing their part to provide opportunities for parishioners to return to their Baptismal promises and get into the spirit of Lent.

Luling kids say man tried to lure them into car
The two children were in the 800 block of Collier Drive (A) when they were approached by a man in an older-model white car who said he wanted to bring them to a parade. Said he wanted to take them to a parade
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate two suspicious incidents on Mardi Gras that mirrored attempted kidnappings.

Man arrested for rape of family members in the 80s
A 55-year-old Wisconsin man was arrested last week and extradited to St. Charles Parish after authorities learned that he allegedly raped two family members during the 1980s.

School system will ask parish to take old Luling church off their hands
The school system wants to sell the old Luling church, which it has owned since 1974. St. Charles Parish Public Schools will contact the parish to see if they have any interest in buying and preserving the former St. Anthony of Padua Church.

Schools discuss buying vacant Shoney's building
The Shoney’s property was appraised by the school system at $600,000, but the seller of the property is asking $1.2 million. The School Board is exploring its options before committing to purchasing the piece of land in front of Hahnville High School where a Shoney’s currently stands.

St. Charles 10th healthiest parish in state
St. Charles Parish was named as the tenth healthiest parish in Louisiana, according to a study by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Town hall meetings offer discussion of past, glimpse of future
St. Charles Parish Council members Carolyn Schexnaydre and Terry Authement will each host a town hall meeting that will allow residents to participate in a discussion on current, past and future projects.

Trash Bash program gets $10,000 grant
ST. CHARLES PARISH - A $10,000 grant through the Keep Louisiana Beautiful 2010 Community Grant Program is helping fund the upcoming Trash Bash Great American Cleanup Event on March 27. The public is invited.


Sports

After three game skid, DHS enters playoffs on winning streak
By Jonathan Menard
Destrehan finished in a fourth-place tie with Dutchtown in district 6-5A, but will still get the chance the make a run at the state championship after receiving the 19th seed in the state playoffs.
Catfish, bass biting in Cataouatche despite low temperatures
By Bruce McDonald
Most outdoorsmen focus their attention on fishing now because hunting season is coming to a close, but conditions on area lakes are making the water an unproductive fishery.
Lady Tigers, Wildcats knocked out of playoffs
By Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Lady Tigers and Destrehan Lady Cats both lost in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs, with Hahnville falling to Mandeville 54-64 and Destrehan coming out on the losing end of a 52-36 contest with John Ehret.

Our View

Have a happy Lent, everybody
This new decade has made a grand entrance in southeast Louisiana.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Jonathan Loupe, 19, of 546 E. Barber Road in Paradis, was arrested on Feb. 11 and charged with possession of a stolen firearm.



Lifestyles

New ways to recycle beads available, includes kids’ crafts
By Michelle Stuckey
Wondering what to do with all of those Mardi Gras beads now that the season is over?
Recipe: Chocolate mint brownies
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Valentine's party helps Haiti victims
From staff and wire reports
Mrs. Courtney Moore's second graders at New Sarpy Elementary decided to give up their usual Valentine's Party to help someone else.
Student awarded for building boat
From staff and wire reports
Congratulations to Hahnville High School Sophomore Holly Sweeney for her creation of her boat.
Hahnville ROTC team headed to D.C.
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville High School LA-933’s Academic Challenge Team competed against 260 other AFJROTC teams from around the world in two on-line challenge levels within the last month.
Norco 4-6 Honor Band announced
From staff and wire reports
Students learn about sequencing
From staff and wire reports
St. Rose students analyze poems
From staff and wire reports
Anniversary: Friloux
From staff and wire reports
Peggy and Robert (Bobby) Friloux, residents of Paradis, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Jan. 10, 2010.
Graduation: Reyna
From staff and wire reports
Brittni Michelle Reyna, daughter of Lydia Christen and Henry Reyna, graduated Magna Cum Laude on Dec. 12 from Southeastern Louisiana University.