Volume 137 Number 16 - Apr 22, 2010


6th grader fights to keep use of arm
Jacob Andrews (center) poses with his grandfather, Sonny Barrient, and grandmother, Charlene. When Jacob Andrews, 12, first started complaining of arm pain in August 2009, his grandparents thought that he was just trying to get out of doing homework.

73-year-old Grandma arrested for drugs in home
A 73-year-old Des Allemands woman and her 20-year-old grandson were arrested after nearly $10,000 worth of drugs were found inside their home, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Builder picked for $1.2 million Paradis Library
The St. Charles Parish Council authorized a contract with Lamar Contractors for construction of a new Paradis library. The library will be constructed on 1.18 acres of land that formerly housed the old Paradis Elementary School. The building will be 6,374 square feet and will cost a little over $1.2 million to complete.

Spillway visitors double since ‘05
There are 40 miles of ATV trails at the spillway that encompass nearly 9,000 acres. Best kept secret -- lakes, ponds stocked with fish
Since Hurricane Katrina, the number of visitors to the Bonnet Carre Spillway has doubled due to the amount of recreational activities that the nearly 8,000-acre floodway offers.

Work underway on Destrehan pump station
An $18.8 million pump station that will help drain water from Prospect Avenue in Norco to Interstate 310 in St. Rose is now under construction and should be completed by September 2011, according to Steve Wilson, president of the Pontchartrain Levee District.


Hot-hitting Lady Tigers pounce on Thibodaux in 12-0 playoff win
Bruce McDonald
The Hahnville Lady Tigers have caught fire at just the right time as the team used a shutout pitching effort from Lauren Candies and hot hitting from the rest of the squad to pick up a 12-0 win over Thibodaux in a bi-district playoff.
Register now for summer camp
From staff and wire reports
It's time to register for the St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Inclusive Day Camp, which offers six weeks of summer fun for boys and girls from June 7 until July 15.
Hahnville’s struggles continue, team drops fourth straight
Jonathan Menard
It has been a tough week for the Hahnville Tigers, who suffered their fourth-straight district loss after dropping a pair of games to both Destrehan and Dutchtown.
Saltwater or freshwater? That is the question
Bruce McDonald
At this time of the year, many fishermen are asking themselves whether they should fish saltwater or freshwater.

Our View

Government should get closer to home
Government in Washington is getting too big and the polls are showing it. Pew Research Center released findings in a survey that showed nearly 80 percent of Americans have little faith that the massive federal bureaucracy can solve the nation’s ills.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Jonathan Simmons, 20, of 190 JB Green Road in Des Allemands, was arrested on April 13 and charged with possession with intent SCH-I - Marijuana, possession with intent SCH II - Crack, possession with intent SCH II - Cocaine, use of a firearm with a CDS, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, SCSO Att., Pit Bull Reg. (2 cts.) and Rabies vaccine required (2 cts.).


Now is the time to sign up, fundraise for Relay for Life
From staff and wire reports
In its 11th year, walkers will go around the clock in the battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of St. Charles Parish.
Frozen raspberry layer cake
From staff and wire reports
(Family Features)
LaBore 50th Anniversary
From staff and wire reports
Gary and Virginia LaBore of Des Allemands will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 30, 2010.
It's a girl!
From staff and wire reports
Alexis Breaux was born on March 15, 2010 at Ochsner Hospital to proud parents Shane and Shannon Breaux of Luling.
Local gospel group to perform at Jazz Fest
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish’s own Gospel Inspirations of Boutte will be performing once again at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Krewe of Muddy Paws rolled on April 17
Michelle Stuckey
The Mystique Krewe of Muddy Paws, a dog parade created my residents of the Willowdale neighborhood to help out the St. Charles Animal Shelter, rolled on April 17.
Beauties compete in charity pageant
Michelle Stuckey
The Festival of Charities held its annual pageant on April 11 at Ormond Plantation.
School celebrates, remembers loved ones
From staff and wire reports
A memorial blood drive and family fun day were held at R.K. Smith Middle School on April 17.


Lucien Emile Frederick Sr. passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 11, 2010, on his 90th birthday; he was bom in 1920. He was a native of New Orleans, a long-time resident of Destrehan, and recently a resident of Folsom.
Donna Keating Graham, 48, passed away at her home in Paulina on April 14, 2010.