Volume 137 Number 20 - May 20, 2010

News

Authorities step up patrols of parish railroad crossings
Authorities step up patrols of parish railroad crossings Louisiana State Troopers joined forces with law enforcement agencies throughout southeast Louisiana in an effort to educate residents about railroad safety.

Ball fields, indoor gym part of $3.1 million plan to upgrade Montz park
The St. Charles Parish Council has hired an engineering firm to make improvements to Montz park that will initially include ball fields with covered dugouts.

Davis Pond opened to full capacity to combat oil spill
The Davis Pond diversion was opened to full capacity last week in an attempt to minimize the impact of oil on the marshes and estuaries in the northern Barataria Basin, but there is still no plan to open the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

From HHS student to principal, long journey ends for Gonzales
From HHS student to principal, long journey ends for Gonzales It is the end of an era for the St. Charles Parish school system.

Man killed in Hwy. 90 wreck
Man killed in Hwy. 90 wreck A 73-year-old Metairie man was killed after his vehicle crossed the median on Highway 90 in Mozella and ran into a tractor trailer, according to the Louisiana State Police.

Parish will pick up lunch tab for children, teens this summer
Once again, St. Charles Parish is shelling out the dough to make sure children and teens 18 years and under receive a free, piping-hot meal for lunch during the summer.

Pedestrian run over in Des Allemands
A 62-year-old man was killed after he was struck by a dump truck while trying to cross Highway 90 in Des Allemands, according to the Louisiana State Police.

Rain doesn’t dampen Relay For Life
Rain doesn’t dampen Relay For Life Relay For Life went on despite the Saturday night downpour and $83,248 was raised at the event, according to chairman Audrey Raziano.

School meal prices to increase next year
What started in 2009 as a plan to raise the cost of school meals will now be a reality for the 2010-2011 school year. Starting in August, the price range for school lunches and breakfasts in elementary, middle and high schools will go from $1.25-$2.45 to $1.35-$2.65.

Woman stabbed at Norco party
Gunfire also reported at VFW Hall, but no one shot
An 18-year-old New Sarpy woman was arrested for cutting a 4-inch gash across the face of another 18-year-old from St. Rose, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.


Sports

Tigers focus on the little things in spring game against Rummel
By Jonathan Menard
When Hahnville takes the field Thursday night for their spring game against Rummel, Tiger head man Lou Valdin will be completely focused on the field and not the score board.
Destrehan’s fast-paced offense impresses against H.L. Bourgeois
By Jonathan Menard
Destrehan man-handled H.L. Bourgeois in their spring game on May 14, getting four scores from their offense while limiting the Braves to only one. But while the defense put up a good performance, Destrehan head coach Stephen Robicheaux really liked what he saw from his offense.
Registration open for HHS summer camps
From staff and wire reports
Camps are now registering for this summer.
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.
HHS graduate, LSU All-American nets sac-a-laits in Salvador
By Bruce McDonald
One year ago, I fell out of my boat onto a dock and tore my rotator cuff in my left shoulder.

Our View

Dead zone fromfertilizer still there
We’ve heard and read so much recently about the oil spill at the British Petroleum well in the Gulf of Mexico that we have forgotten all about another problem along the coast of Louisiana. It is the dead zone produced by fertilizers from farms in the mid-west floating down the Mississippi River. They deprive our fish of the oxygen needed to live.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •William B. Powe Jr., 56, of 612 Oak St. in Norco, was arrested on May 11 and charged with registration of a sex offender (given false information).



Lifestyles

RJ Vial in top 10 for Leukemia Fundation fundraising
By Michelle Stuckey
R.J. Vial Elementary School in Paradis ranked No. 8 in the state in their fundraising efforts for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. They raised over $4,200 dollars.
RJ Vial in top 10 for Leukemia Fundation fundraising
By Michelle Stuckey
R.J. Vial Elementary School in Paradis ranked No. 8 in the state in their fundraising efforts for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. They raised over $4,200 dollars.
Joan Longo named Artist of the Year
By Michelle Stuckey
Joan Longo became interested in art in 1970 when a friend encouraged her to take art lessons from a local artist. She was hooked.
Maple rosemary-brined pork with Pinot Fig Chutney
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Used-To-Bees enjoy dancing, having fun at Hornets games
From staff and wire reports
These “used-to-bees” represent St. Charles Parish. They enjoy dancing for the New Orleans Hornets basketball team during each game.
Dance Unlimited wins big at competition
From staff and wire reports
Dance Unlimited of the River Parishes recently competed in the Star Systems Talent Competition.
Norco Auxiliary honors local essay winners
From staff and wire reports
The American Legion Auxiliary 195 in Norco held its Americanism Essay Contest this year with the theme "What is my patriotic role as a U.S. citizen?"
Keller Williams Realty held special day for seniors
From staff and wire reports
Keller Williams Realty in Luling held its second annual RED Day event on May 13.