Volume 137 Number 45 - Nov 11, 2010

News

150 arts and crafts booths sell wares at Destrehan Fest
The 39th Annual Destrehan Plantation Fall Festival will kick off on Saturday with what organizers hope will be a record-breaking crowd.

Craw-shrimp?
Craw-shrimp? Many fishermen were left scratching their heads when this unusual shrimp was caught last week, but a marine biologist with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries said the crustacean is fairly common.

Destrehan man charged with molesting family members
A 51-year-old Destrehan man was arrested and charged with having inappropriate sexual contact with two male juveniles that were related to him, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Hunting season leads to increase in gunshot complaints
The beginning of hunting season has coincided with calls to the Sheriff’s Office complaining of the discharge of weapons in close proximity to homes, according to Sheriff Greg Champagne.

Hwy. 90 boat launch put on hold
While approving the parish’s $145 million budget on Monday, the council also re-affirmed its decision to take the $450,000 set aside for a new Luling boat launch and move it to the general fund.

Miracle baby, mother doing just fine after coma scare
Khris, Nevaeh and Kristy Pfister pose for a family photo. After a six-week induced coma and treatment for acute respiratory distress syndrome, a Des Allemands woman miraculously gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

Monster po-boys, Chee-Weez big draws at River Parishes Fest
Monster po-boys,  Chee-Weez big draws  at River Parishes Fest Residents will come from all across the parish to boogie to rocking music, soar through the air on various rides and get their fill of those famous monster soft shell crab, shrimp and oyster po-boys at the 40th Annual River Parishes Fall Festival.

Woman charged with breaking into home, threatening owner with broom
A St. Rose woman was arrested on Monday after allegedly entering another woman’s house and threatening her with a broomstick.

‘Shoebox’ gifts spread joy to poor children around the world
Brenda Chiasson and Diane Powell fill a shoebox with goodies. The shoeboxes will be collected from Nov. 15-22 and shipped to children around the world. While Christmas is more than a month away, it’s never too early to start giving.


Sports

Hahnville faces one of state’s top quarterbacks in first round
By Jonathan Menard
There is no doubt that Hahnville head coach Lou Valdin wishes his team was entering the Class 5A state playoffs on a high note, but the Tigers' offensive struggles did them in during last week's 41-16 loss to East St. John.
Experience gained in tough season should make DHS stronger next year
By Eric LeBlanc
In the NFL, NCAA or any other level of competitive football, if a team loses its starting quarterback and its starting running back, it is going to have a tough time competing against the top teams of its league.
Jefferson has finest moment as a Tiger
By Mike Detillier
It came from out of the blue, but the moment could not have come at a better time for former Destrehan quarterback Jordan Jefferson and the LSU Tigers.
Players of the Week
From staff and wire reports

Our View

Proposed boat launch would be an asset
With three-fourths of St. Charles Parish being wetlands, it is understandable why a lot of citizens would want a first class boat launching ramp where it has been planned on U. S. 90 near the Davis Freshwater Diversion.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Chad J. Dufrene, 23, of 416 Sako Drive in Raceland, was arrested on Nov. 4 and charged with burglary of a moveable, theft under $300, failure to dim and lack of registration certificate.



Lifestyles

How to winterize your garden equipment
By Rene' Schmit
Once colder temperatures arrive, lawn grasses and various landscape ornamentals will recline into a dormant state signaling the time to tuck away gardening equipment for the winter.
Recipe: Braised pork with mole
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
VIPs:Very Important Parishioners
From staff and wire reports
Geremy D. Stovall and Katelyn D. Baker
Pets of the Week
From staff and wire reports
(Left) George is a pug/poodle mix dog (“Puggle”). (Right) Courthouse is a German Shepherd/pitbull mix.
Time to grow cool season bedding plants
By Dan Gill
November is a great time to remove summer bedding plants and add cool-season bedding plants to your flowerbeds.
NSE earns $800 for jumping rope
From staff and wire reports
New Sarpy students participates in the school's Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser.
Sacred Heart students play dress-up
From staff and wire reports
The Parent Teacher Cooperative Club sponsored a Fall Family Night for the families of Sacred Heart of Jesus School in Norco.
Getting dirty in science class
From staff and wire reports
Hello Governor
From staff and wire reports
Luling Elementary 3rd grade students got the chance to visit the governor’s home in Baton Rouge during a recent field trip.
United Way of St. Charles kicks off annual toy and food drive for holidays
From staff and wire reports
United Way of St. Charles is hosting a Toy & Food Drive that kicked off on Nov. 8. Toys and food will be collected until Dec. 10 and then given to local families in need.
Girl Scouts looking for members, volunteers
From staff and wire reports
There are many pathways for girls and adults to become involved with Girl Scouts.
McCully-Perrone wedding
From staff and wire reports
Clyde and Sherrie Lorio McCully of Paradis announce the engagement of their daughter, Cristy Nicole, to Russell Joseph Perrone, son of John Perrone Jr. and Debbie Hall Perrone of Metairie.
LSU AgCenter agent awarded
From staff and wire reports
LSU AgCenter agent Deniese Zeringue was recently awarded the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences award for continued excellence.

Obituaries

Knight
Melissa Knight, 42, passed away on Nov. 3, 2010.
Hooter
Mary Bowman Hooter, 70, passed away on Nov. 2, 2010 at her home. She was a native of Cottonport and has lived in St. Rose for the past 21 years. She was a member of Christ Gospel Church in Kenner for 30 years.
Nelson
Iris Nelson became an ancestor on Wednesday, November 3, 2010. Ms. Nelson was born in Los Bajos, Trinidad and resided in St. Rose, LA.