Volume 137 Number 43 - Oct 28, 2010

News

Hwy. 90 / River Road highway in our future?
The chances of the state building a new highway to connect Highway 90 to River Road in Luling appear good after Councilman Shelley Tastet and Parish President V.J. St. Pierre met with the Regional Planning Commission about the project.

Man booked with violent Boutte rape
A 27-year-old Luling man was arrested and charged with violently raping a 43-year-old Killona woman, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Man who fought off attackers arrested on sex charge
A Boutte man who fought off four home invaders last week has been arrested for having inappropriate sexual contact with a 16-year-old female, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

New Des Allemands plane crash tale comes from Mississippi
A Mississippi man believes that he knows the full tale behind a wrecked Air Force jet that crashed in Des Allemands, and says that the pilots didn’t land in Killona but instead parachuted into Mud Lake.

Police crack down on dump trucks
Complaints are pouring in about the huge increase of dump trucks driving through St. Charles Parish. 50 tickets issued to drivers in last 3 weeks
The construction of hurricane protection levees inside and outside of the parish has led to a dramatic increase of dump trucks traveling through the area. But while the trucks are a sign of progress, many of their drivers have violated the law, according to Sheriff Greg Champagne.

Robbers steal money bags from woman at knifepoint in front of bank
A 50-year-old Destrehan woman was robbed at knifepoint while attempting to make a night deposit at the Capital One Bank in Destrehan Sunday night, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Sweet Pumpkin
Wesley Zafirau, 2, plays with pumpkins at the United Methodist Church in Destrehan. Music, crafts and chili cook-off usher in Halloween
The self-proclaimed “pumpkin church” will host its 12th Annual Pumpkin Patch and 9th Annual Fall Family Festival this weekend.

Tips to keep you safe on Halloween
Paris Duhe (left) and Serena Poché (right) are on the search for tasty treats at the home of Sonia Duhe in Norco. Thousands of children will don their scariest outfits and head to neighborhoods around the parish on Sunday, hoping that they might be able to put enough fright in those homeowners to be rewarded with bags full of candy.


Sports

St. Amant’s option offense difficult to prepare for
By Eric LeBlanc
The Hahnville Tigers may not have come away with a victory last Friday night in Dutchtown, but they played toe to toe with the No. 4 team in the state and proved that they are one of Louisiana's best teams as well.
Wildcats, Spartans both fighting for first district win
By Jonathan Menard
Destrehan wrapped up the most brutal stretch of their schedule without a win as they lost to four ranked teams, including Lutcher, Dutchtown, Hahnville and East St. John by combined score of 155-46.
Reed nets 2 interceptions in return to Ravens
By Mike Detillier
Ed Reed, the best football player to ever come out of the River Parishes, returned to the NFL in grand fashion this past weekend.
Des Allemands’ bridges provide bounty of fish
By Bruce McDonald
If you are looking for a quick fishing trip, head to Des Allemands.
Sacred Heart wins district championship
From staff and wire reports
The junior varsity girls' volleyball team at Sacred Heart of Jesus - Norco are the undefeated River Parishes District Champs.
Players of the week
From staff and wire reports

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •David Williams, 17, of 259 Post St. in Killona, was arrested on Oct. 16 and charged with unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.



Lifestyles

Hospital welcomes new volunteer coordinators
From staff and wire reports
The River Parishes Hospital recently announced and welcomed its new Auxiliary Officers for the 2010-2011 term. Pictured are incoming president, Jean Haas, vice-president, Sally Montz, treasurer, Ruby Anders, and secretary, Joan Ory.
Recipe: Caribbean sweet potato bake
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
St. Charles Parish Pets of the Week
From staff and wire reports
(Right) Jackson is a lab mix dog. (Left)Almond is a female retriever mix puppy.
Relay for Life looking for team captains
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Parish Relay for Life will hold a team captains kick-off event on Nov. 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sailfish Restaurant in Luling.
VIPs: Very Important Parishioners
From staff and wire reports
Kevin J. Mathews has graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officer Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Wash.
Soudelier-Grabert wedding
From staff and wire reports
Lloyd and Lurecki Soudelier of Des Allemands are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Courtney Elizabeth Soudelier, to Cory James Grabert, the son of Robert and Rose Grabert of Raceland.
Reliving history
From staff and wire reports
Middle school students at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan recently visited the Battlefield of Gettysburg during a trip to Philadelphia.
HMS goes green
From staff and wire reports
Each day during lunch at Harry Hurst Middle School a group of students who call themselves the “Green Team” scurry around campus emptying recycling bins.
Stop, drop and roll
From staff and wire reports
The Norco Area Volunteer Fire Department visited Sacred Heart School in Norco for Fire Prevention Week.
Eating more fruits and veggies
From staff and wire reports
Luling Elementary School celebrated National School Lunch Week under the auspices of Darnice Weber, cafeteria manager.

Obituaries

Rickenbacker
Jack B. Rickenbacker Jr., 64, passed away on Friday, Oct. 22, 2010.
Prestenbach
Edison T. Prestenbach Jr., 78, a native of New Orleans and resident of Luling, died on Oct. 9, 2010.