Volume 137 Number 21 - May 27, 2010

News

Fatima statue visits Norco to spread historic message
Fatima statue visits Norco to spread historic message In 1917, three children in Fatima, Portugal, saw a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary. She came to the children six times that year, giving admonitions, requests and warnings.

Oil spoiling some, but not all, summer vacation plans
Oil spoiling some, but not all, summer vacation plans The oil spill may mess up some parishioners’ vacation plans, but others are heading far out of town.

Parish down to ‘Plan C’ for $2 million Luling boat launch
St. Charles Parish has moved on to "Plan C" in regards to a new, $2 million boat launch in Luling between the Davis Pond Diversion and Pier 90, according to Parish President V.J. St. Pierre.

Texas thriller filming in Norco
Movie cameras will be rolling in Norco on May 28, June 1 and June 2 for the feature film "The Fields," which stars Sam Worthington of "Avatar" fame.

Third arrest made in business burglaries
4 businesses targeted, including Hartman’s, McGuire’s Pub
Another arrest has been made in the burglaries of four St. Charles Parish businesses in January and February.

Tie-in work could force closure of River Road
The Army Corps of Engineers will hold a meeting on June 9 to address concerns about the potential closing of River Road due to the construction of the Western Tie-In. The tie-in will connect the West Bank and Vicinity hurricane levee to the Mississippi Ri The Army Corps of Engineers is considering elevating River Road on the east side of the Davis Pond Diversion as part of the Western Tie-In levee project. While elevating the road would protect Ama from storm surge, it could also force the closure of River Road for an undetermined amount of time.


Sports

Former high school foes face off in SEC finale
By Jonathan Menard
When LSU faced off against Mississippi State in the final regular season SEC series last week, two former high school foes found themselves on opposite sides of the diamond once again.
Swim team board takes over WCC pool, makes several improvements
By Michelle Stuckey
In the past few months, members of Willowdale Country Club may have noticed some significant changes taking place in the pool area.
Diversion forcing catfish to gang up at cuts
By Bruce McDonald
The last week in May usually has most fishermen heading for the coast for Memorial Day weekend.
DHS gives players chance to ‘work out with the pros’
From staff and wire reports
Baltimore Ravens star Ed Reed will return to Destrehan to host his football camp from June 22 to 25 at Harry Hurst School.
LA Crushers capture title
From staff and wire reports
LA Crushers went undefeated during an NSA Tournament in Walker earlier this month to win the tourney championship and qualify for nationals.
12U Hurricanes finish first
From staff and wire reports
The 12U Louisiana Hurricanes finished in first place at the Worth Classic USSSA softball tournament held May 22 and 23 at Oak Villa.

Our View

Open primaries are best for democracy
It is time for the states in our federal governmentt to take full advantage of democracy by adopting open primaries in the election of U. S. senators and representatives, something Louisiana did many years ago under the leadership of former Gov. Edwin Edwards.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Nathan Lizardo, 28, of 19 Houmas Place B in Destrehan, was arrested on May 15 and charged with hit and run, criminal mischief false report and threatening a public official.



Lifestyles

Monsanta donates $5,000 to help Hahnville robotics team
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville High School Engineering Club received $5,000 from the Monsanto Fund, a private foundation and the philanthropic arm of Monsanto Company, to assist the club, which is designed to promote careers in engineering.
DHS coach named a certified administrator
From staff and wire reports
The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) recently announced that Clarence J. Dupepe Jr., Athletic Director at Destrehan High School, was recognized by this association as a Certified Athletic Administrator in May 2010.
Three-berry pie
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
New clinic now open in Luling for dogs, cats and exotic pets
From staff and wire reports
Dr. Marci Miranov is all smiles as she opens the door to her new veterinary clinic, Mimosa Veterinary Hospital.
Dental center in Boutte will “cater to cowards,” offer same-day exams
From staff and wire reports
Louisiana Dental Center has announced the grand opening for its newest dental facility in Boutte.
VIP: Military
From staff and wire reports
Army National Guard Pvt. Marlon A. Ferez has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
Recipients of HHS Class of 1957 Anniversary scholarship named
From staff and wire reports
Christine Rene' Ortego and Mr. Evan Louis Boyer were named the seventh and eighth recipients of the Hahnville High School Class of 1957 Anniversary Scholarships Friday night, May 21, at Hahnville High School's graduation ceremony held in the John A. Alario Center in Westwego.
HHS Salutatorian awarded 2010 Robert C. Menezes scholarship
From staff and wire reports
Megan Elizabeth Gonzales was named the recipient of the 2010 Robert C. Menezes Sr. Memorial Community Scholarship Friday evening, May 21, at Hahnville High School's graduation ceremony held in the John A. Alario Center in Westwego.
Art teacher to attend D.C. school
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan High School Scholarship Recipients
From staff and wire reports
Several organizations and groups presented DHS graduates various scholarships and awards at the DHS graduation exercises on May 20, 2010.
Celebrating 65 years together...
From staff and wire reports
Herbert and Marie Poche' of Ama celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Wednesday, May 26, 2010.