Volume 137 Number 12 - Mar 25, 2010

News

12-year-old Luling girl says man tried to lure her into car
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking parents and children in the Lagatutta/Mimosa area to be on the lookout after a 12-year-old Luling girl told authorities that a man tried to coax her into his vehicle.

70-year-old man charged with beating wife, throwing knife
A 70-year-old Destrehan man was arrested and booked with aggravated battery after allegedly punching his wife several times in the face and throwing a large hunting knife at her back, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Body ID’d as missing Montz man
Police find his burned truck 64 miles from body
The St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office is awaiting results from an autopsy on a missing Montz man who was found dead in the water about two miles north of Ruddock on March 19.

Change coming to Paul Maillard
What started out as a vision from God for one local woman has now evolved into an outreach center that provides support for those struggling to find a place in life and for those who want to make their lives better.

Dental clinic that ‘caters to cowards’ coming to Boutte
One of the largest group dental practices in southeast Louisiana is currently building a new facility in Boutte to serve St. Charles Parish.

St. Rose Army cook trades Kevlar helmet for chef’s hat
Army Reserve Spec. Timothy Ralph, of St. Rose, gets started on his “culinary masterpiece.” FORT LEE, Va. - The son of a St. Rose couple recently traded his Kevlar helmet for a chef’s hat during one of the largest culinary competitions of its kind in the United States.

Volunteers tackle 124 miles of trash
Volunteers tackle 124 miles of trash A total of 256 volunteers from community groups and industry covered 124 miles of the parish and filled 229 bags with roadside litter in the parish’s second annual Trash Bash.

‘Little Run’ entices young to bridge race
Winners of the bridge run will receive a combined purse of $5,000. Over the years, the United Way of St. Charles’ annual bridge run has become the largest run over the Mississippi River in the country, but now organizers hope free food and a “Little Bridge Run” will attract even more participants.


Sports

Tigers drop heartbreaker to Wildcats, on three-game skid
By Jonathan Menard
After opening up district with a 3-1 win over East Ascension, the Hahnville Tigers have suffered three straight losses, falling to Destrehan 7-6, Dutchtown 7-4 and St. Amant 8-6.
Lady Wildcats open new field
By Jonathan Menard
On a beautiful spring afternoon, the Destrehan Lady Wildcats softball team finally got to step onto their new field.
Lagniappe takes tourney title
From staff and wire reports
After two days of baseball, the LA Lagniappe took home the championship as they defeated the Cobras 16-8 in the USSSA 10U championship game in the Opening Day Tournament held at the West Bank Bridge Park.
Lady Tigers blank DHS 12-0 behind Candies’ no-hitter
By Bruce McDonald
Lauren Candies pitched her best district game of the season for Hahnville, allowing no hits and striking out three in five innings to lead her team to a 12-0 victory.
Lady Wildcats fall to Dutchtown 5-3 in first game on new field
By Bruce McDonald
In the first three innings, both Dutchtown and Destrehan played flawless in the Lady Wildcats first game on their new field.
Crawfishing, crabbing and fishing trips strike out
By Bruce McDonald
This has been to most unforgivable spring in the past 30 years.
Tourney Champions
From staff and wire reports
The Division 1 St. Charles Soccer U-14 Vipers recently won the championship game against Gonzales Tsunami in the Ozone Soccer Tournament held in Covington.

Our View

Willowdale extension would benefit West Bank
Barton Avenue is a skinny little road in Luling that connects U. S. 90 with River Road. But it attracts major traffic because it is a connection between the river front and the main thoroughfare on the west bank.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Paula J. Fisher, 46, of 1924 Deborah St. in St. Bernard, was arrested on March 25 and charged with D.W.I. and reckless operation.



Lifestyles

“EveryOne” play written by students, performed by classmates
By Michelle Stuckey
The well-known play “Everyman” was used as a skeleton for Hahnville High School's latest performance, "EveryOne."
Make-ahead chocolate sufflé
From staff and wire reports
(Family Features)
St. Charles seniors try to catch the biggest fish
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Council on Aging and St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation held their annual Fishing Rodeo on March 26 at the Bonnet Carre Spillway Park Pavilion in Norco.
Maxwell-Rae engagement
From staff and wire reports
Glenn and Sandy Maxwell of Luling announce the engagement of their son, Benjamin Jeremiah Maxwell, to Elissa Rae, daughter of Ray and Beth Yglesias of Greenwell Springs, La.
Johnson-Knight engagement
From staff and wire reports
Victoria Hope Knight of Luling and James Trey Johnson of West Monroe will marry on Sept. 4, 2010 at Cedar Grove Tchoupitoulas Plantation at 6533 River Road in Waggaman.