Volume 137 Number 10 - Mar 11, 2010

News

Destrehan spring fest halted
After years of holding a spring festival of arts and crafts, Destrehan Plantation has decided to end the event despite high participation for the past few years.

Monsanto expands, increasing worldwide Roundup production
Monsanto expands, increasing worldwide Roundup production Monsanto has completed a nearly $200 million expansion that has increased the company’s Roundup production at the Luling site by 20 percent.

New maps allow better look at parish than ever before
Luis Martinez (left), the parish’s Geographic Information System coordinator, uses GPS to map levee heights. Helping him is Maurice Wolcott with the LSU AgCenter. For the first time in five years, St. Charles Parish residents will be able to view an up-to-date map of the parish that highlights streets, evacuation routes, council districts, parks and recreation sites and other landmarks like boat launches and historical sites.

New Sheriff’s Office about 40 percent complete, should be finished by Oct.
New Sheriff’s Office about 40 percent complete, should be finished by Oct. The new St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office being built on Sugarland Parkway in Luling is coming along quickly and is expected to be in use by the end of the year.

Search is on for missing St. Rose man
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in finding a 32-year-old St. Rose man that has been missing since Saturday.

Woman arrested with 5 pounds of pot near school
Xanax, Hyrdrocodone also found in home
A 30-year-old Luling woman who lived near Lakeside Elementary School was arrested last week after authorities executed a search warrant at her home and found thousands of dollars worth of drugs, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.


Sports

Young Wildcats have been a ‘team without a home’
By Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan Lady Wildcats struggled last season, finishing with an 8-18 overall record that included a 2-8 mark in district play. But so far, the team has looked much more focused this season and has already rattled off 10 wins to five losses.
Don Raymond track meet at HHS
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville High School is hosting the Don Raymond Relays track meet on Friday, March 12.
Sportsmen's Show and Festival
From staff and wire reports
GONZALES - The 31st Annual Louisiana Sportsmen’s Show and Festival has everything for the sportfishing, boating and hunting enthusiast.
2010 American League tryouts
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish will hold tryouts for the youth baseball 2010 American League.
Parish wants feedback on parks, recreation
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish wants to know what residents think about the state of parks and recreation in the area.
Fish biting despite low temps
By Bruce McDonald
The low water conditions this past weekend did not help if you were trying to get a limit of bass, sac-a-laits, bream or catfish.
Athletic Achievements Honored
From staff and wire reports
Schools recently honored outstanding athletes.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Clayton M. Faucheux III, 28, of 140 N. Oak Court in Luling, was arrested on Feb. 28 and charged with D.W.I. and reckless operation.



Lifestyles

Schools ahead of the game at Superintendents Summit
By Michelle Stuckey
Four members of the St. Charles Parish School District recently attended an annual Superintendents Summit held by the School Leadership Center of Greater New Orleans.
River Parishes doctor helps Haitian earthquake victims
From staff and wire reports
Parishes Hospital, traveled to Haiti with a physician group organized through the University of Miami to provide medical assistance to the victims of the Haitian earthquake.
Layered eggplant parmesan casserole
From staff and wire reports
(Courtesy of Family Features)
St. Charles Has Talent premiere a success
From staff and wire reports
The first St. Charles Has Talent show took place on March 5 at Destrehan High School and was sponsored by St. Charles 4-H Jr. Leaders, 4-H Performing Arts Club and Rotolo’s.