Volume 137 Number 19 - May 13, 2010


Beat a car, see ugliest dresses at Relay For Life
Teams of St. Charles Parish residents will fight an around the clock battle against cancer during the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, beginning at 6 p.m. on May 15 at the West Bank Bridge Park.

Bridge collision claims life of former HHS athlete
A former Hahnville High School student and star softball player, 18-year-old Jessica Cancienne, was killed when her 2008 Mazda Tribute ran into the back of a garbage truck on the Hale Boggs Bridge last week.

Design for new shelter released
Design for new shelter released The schematic design for a new animal shelter in St. Charles Parish was released this week.

Luling pet owners need to look out for coyotes
Two small dogs in the Willowdale area are missing and St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne said it appears that they were taken from their yards by predators such as coyotes or bobcats.

Parish air gets “F” from lung association
St. Charles Parish received an “F” from the American Lung Association for the amount of ozone, or smog, in the air.

Police lieutenant, ex-wife charged with tax fraud
A lieutenant with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office and his ex-wife are charged with filing false federal tax returns using the names of inmates at the Orleans Parish prison, according to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.

Stringent rules of Drug Court ‘save’ mother’s life
Judge Lauren Lemmon hands Stacie Borges her graduation plaque for completing Drug Court. Two years ago, Stacie Borges hit rock bottom.


Wildcats have plenty of question marks heading into spring game
Jonathan Menard
Making the playoffs is always a nice goal to attain, but because of two recent state championships, more is expected at Destrehan. So even though the Wildcats were a playoff team in 2009, they will be looking to put last season's 5-6 record behind them when they host H.L. Bourgeois at 6 p.m. on Friday for their spring game.
Registration open for HHS summer camps
From staff and wire reports
DHS baseball camp begins on June 1
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan High School will host a baseball camp for children between the ages of 8 and 14 from June 1-4.
Fish invade Lafitte
Bruce McDonald
The month of May always shapes up to be a great time for fishing.

Our View

Barrier islands need to be restored
Many years ago, in the sixties, Louisiana Land and Exploration Company officials suggested that we restore the broken up barrier islands along the coast of southeast Louisiana. It would have protected the state’s valuable wetlands which spawn much of the nation’s commercial fish.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Lori A. Sardenga, 25, of 345 W. Easy St. in Destrehan, was arrested on May 5 and charged with cruelty to a juvenile.


Changes will affect voters, those registering to vote
Michelle Stuckey
The St. Charles Parish Registrar of Voters office has been implementing some changes to make it easier to vote and register to vote.
People Watch: Milton Cambre honored at national service learning conference
From staff and wire reports
Norco resident Miton Cambre was honored by being invited to be a part of the Gathering of Elders at the 21st Annual National Service-Learning Conference held in San Jose, Calif., for his work with students as part of the Harry Hurst Middle Wetland Watchers Service-Learning Project.
Grilled Chicken with watermelon salsa
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features, Holly Clegg and Tyson Foods
VIP: Bradley Brevelle
From staff and wire reports
Bradley Brevelle was promoted to the rank of Fire Captain of the New Orleans Fire Department, March 19, 2010.
VIP: Dr. Sebastian Villarreal
From staff and wire reports
River Parishes Hospital recently selected Sebastian Villarreal, MD, an Anesthesiologist, as its Doctor of the Month for April 2010. Dr. Villarreal was presented with a plaque.
Local woman receives Human Resources certification
From staff and wire reports
Nyra Naquin Canales, a Des Allemands resident, recently earned her certification as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).
Schoeffner scholarship looking for DHS, HHS graduates
From staff and wire reports
College students who have graduated from either Destrehan High or Hahnville High may be eligible to apply for the Ethel Schoeffner Scholarship.
It's a girl!
From staff and wire reports
Addison Mae Jourdain was born on April 16, 2010 at 3:18pm to proud parents Joshua and Kali Fahrig Jourdain of Luling.
Love is in the air
From staff and wire reports
Roger and Marian Worcester of Destrehan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 6, 2010.