Volume 137 Number 25 - Jun 24, 2010


6 charged with East Bank vehicle burglaries
Gun, GPS units among thousands of dollars of merchandise stolen from St. Rose vehicles
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office has made six arrests in connection with a recent spurt of vehicle burglaries on the East Bank, which likely broke up yet another theft ring, according to Sheriff Greg Champagne.

Council wants town hall meeting on proposed barge fleet operation
Hahnville, Luling residents concerned about noise
The Parish Council will ask the Army Corps of Engineers for a town hall meeting to discuss a proposed barge-fleeting area in the Mississippi River adjacent to Hahnville.

Hollywood comes to St. Charles Parish Hospital
Hollywood comes to St. Charles Parish Hospital “The Fields,” which has since wrapped production in St. Charles Parish, shot a scene for the Texas thriller at St. Charles Parish Hospital.

Hotels take in overflow of oil cleanup workers
The overflow of oil cleanup workers in Grand Isle has spilled over to St. Charles, with a couple of hotels running near maximum capacity with cleanup crews.

Louisiana seafood is safe, experts say
Louisiana seafood is safe, and consumers don’t need to worry about the safety of eating Louisiana seafood following the oil spill, according to experts with the LSU AgCenter.

Spahr’s donating proceeds to ‘Friends of Grand Isle’
Money from all 3 restaurants on June 29 should exceed $10,000
With an uncertain future hanging over the entire seafood industry in Louisiana, Spahr’s Seafood is making a huge sacrifice.

Teens face tough summer job market
But several businesses in St. Charles hiring
Teens in St. Charles Parish will have to make looking for a job a full-time job if they hope to land one of those coveted positions this summer.

United Way approves $2 million to fund local agencies
United Way of St. Charles Executive Director John Dias, center right, meets with the UWSC allocations committee. Those benefiting include scouts, Red Cross, health center, ARC of St. Charles
LULING, LA- United Way of St. Charles Board of Directors approved $2 million for the 2010-2011 fiscal year to fund direct services addressing the needs of St. Charles Parish.

‘Having fun helping kids’ is what Jerusalem Shriners are all about
Many residents have visited the Jerusalem Shrine Center, but don’t know that the organization contributes to St. Charles Parish by allowing the parish rec department to use their ballfields, working with Valero to raise money for children and supporting l Many parishioners have been to the Jerusalem Shriners annual circus or car show, some have even been treated at a Shriners Hospital, but few really know what the Jerusalem Shriners are all about.


Willowdale can’t get past Metairie, falls 548 to 377
From staff and wire reports
Metairie Country Club defeated Willowdale Country Club 548 to 377 last week.
Registration open for HHS summer camps
From staff and wire reports
DHS hosts volleyball camp
From staff and wire reports
The Destrehan volleyball camp will be held July 19 - 23 in the Destrehan High School gym.
Bad fuel ruins great fishing trip
Bruce McDonald
Last week, Hunter and I made a bluegill fishing trip to Lake Cataouatche. What turned out to be a great fishing trip ended in a boater's nightmare.
Norco 13-14 boys win championship
From staff and wire reports
The Norco team won the 13-14 championship, winning all four games in the double-elimination tournament.
Tigers win tourney at Saints’ facility
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville Tigers 7-on-7 team came out on top of 10 other teams in a tournament held at the Saints practice facility in Metairie.
Elmwood relay team captures state title
From staff and wire reports
The Elmwood Sharks 13-14 boys relay team won both the 200 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay at the Louisiana Short Course State Championship held March 11-14 at UNO Lakefront Arena.


Injunction calls for compromise on drilling ban
Allen Lottinger
There certainlly should be a better way to help insure that another devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico does not happen again. And Federal District Judge Martin Feldman recognized that fact when he granted a preliminary injunction against the Obama administration’s moratorium on deepwater drilling Tuesday.
House members plagued with chronic vote changing
C.B. Forgotston
There appears to be no interest by the governor or the members of the House to stop the chronic vote-changing on the House Floor.

Our View

Our strategy could have been much better
If Bobby Jindal and Billy Nungesser had been in charge of cleaning up the oil spill, we would be much further advanced. But unfortunately the federal government and British Petroleum, two foreign entities who did not know the lay of the land, were.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports


Oil keeping east for now, future unknown for fishermen
From staff and wire reports
Fishermen worried about the effects of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill met with several state and federal agencies to get answers Tuesday, June 15.
People Watch: Dr. Brad Thompson named doctor of month
From staff and wire reports
River Parishes Hospital recently selected Brad Thompson, MD, a General and Vascular Surgeon, as its Doctor of the Month for the month of June 2010.
Recipe: Frozen lemonade pie
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Rounds-White engagement
From staff and wire reports
Mr. and Mrs. Kirby Rounds of Thibodaux announce the engagement of their daughter, Agnes Dionne Rounds, to Rodney White Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney White Sr. of Paradis.
Costatini-Boan Marriage
From staff and wire reports
Deanna Marie Costatini and James Matthew Boan were married on May 1, 2010 at Benedict’s Plantation in Mandeville.
May-Haggard Marriage
From staff and wire reports
Mr. and Mrs. Klaus May are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Amanda Ashley, to Raymond Wade Haggard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Haggard of St. Amant.
Book Review: "Wash and Die"
From staff and wire reports
Reviewed by Amanda Palamone.
LSU AgCenter gives tips for weeding, watering
From staff and wire reports
LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill thought about weeds during a recent tour of community gardens here.
VIP: Ma Coi Hollins
From staff and wire reports
Dance Unlimited of the River Parishes student Ma Coi Hollins, 10, recently won first overall top solo at Fire and Ice talent competition in Slidell.


Jacqueline Ann Flacon Brown
Jacqueline Ann Flacon Brown, 73, of Garland, Texas, passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2010 in the Garnet Hill Rehab and Skill Nursing Center in Wylie, Texas.
Marie Anaise Rousseau Luquette
Marie Anaise Rousseau Luquette, 73, of Des Allemands died Sunday, June 13, 2010 of complications from COPD.
Edythe Marie Hollis Proze
Edythe Marie Hollis Proze, 75, passed away on Friday, June 18, 2010.