Volume 137 Number 46 - Nov 18, 2010


Bankruptcies continue to rise
Parish attorney says he files 12 cases a month
The astronomical price of insurance, combined with ever increasing mortgage rates, is having a huge affect on citizens of St. Charles Parish, leading to a large upswing in the amount of bankruptcies in the area.

Councilwoman urges railroad to cut down on wait times
For Councilwoman Carolyn Schexnaydre, the derailment of eight Canadian National train cars in Destrehan in late October was the final straw for the railroad company.

Essential items needed for soldiers
Last day to donate is Nov. 19
Christmas is the time of the year that most people get to spend spreading cheer and reminiscing with family and friends, but for thousands of soldiers overseas, that is not a possibility.

Faithful say they can feel Jesus' presence in chapel
Adorers pray in front of the Eucharist at the Perpetual Adoration Chapel near St. Mark’s church in Ama.  Twenty years ago, a group of Catholics got together and built a chapel on River Road in Ama near St. Mark’s church. This wasn’t just any chapel. It was a perpetual adoration chapel where the Eucharist, which Catholics believe is the body of Christ, is exposed in a Monstrance.

HHS students, faculty mourn tragic loss of athlete, cadet
HHS ROTC members hold up a banner honoring Hahnville sophomore Matt Scaruffi, who passed away last Thursday. Hahnville sophomore Matt Scaruffi, who died tragically of a gunshot wound last week, is remembered as a model student who loved football and was respected by all of his teammates.

Luling teachers stick up for school
Lorainne Delk, a third grade teacher at Luling Elementary, poses questions to students during a lesson on Tuesday. Teachers and School Board members maintain that Luling Elementary offers a quality education, despite the challenges it faces.

Man charged with ramming ex-girlfriend’s car
A 24-year-old Des Allemands man was arrested after authorities say he followed his ex-girlfriend and rammed the truck he was driving into the back of her car, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Willowdale gets offer from local investors
Group plans to sell off main clubhouse, pool
Willowdale Country Club has received an offer from a group of local investors who live in the area to buy the assets of the club for approximately $660,000. The exact amount would be based on the amount owed to the bank by the club at the closing.


Tigers’ defense key against No. 2 STM
Jonathan Menard
"Survival" is the best word to describe Hahnville's opening playoff win after the Tigers held back a furious rally by West Jefferson in the final minute of regulation for a 35-31 victory. But against No. 2 seed St. Thomas More this Friday, the Tigers will have to do much more than just survive if they hope to keep their state title dreams alive.
Landry named mid-season All-Pro
Mike Detillier
We have hit the halfway point of the NFL regular season and former Hahnville High School and LSU standout LaRon Landry is getting rave reviews for his play in 2010.
Bonnet Carre Spillway is one-stop-spot for outdoors fun
Bruce McDonald
From time to time I get asked where a sportsman should go if he or she doesn’t have a hunting lease.
DHS lineman named All-American
From staff and wire reports
Ethan Hutson, senior offensive lineman for the Destrehan High School Fighting Wildcats, was recently honored as a US Army All-American. Hutson, who was recognized for his outstanding play, received his US Army All-American honors in front of the DHS senior and junior classes.
Players of the week
From staff and wire reports
Travel Dunmiles and Jontrell Lockett
Hornets honor Wetland Watchers
From staff and wire reports
The NBA New Orleans Hornets opened their season with a huge win on the court while honoring the Harry Hurst Wetland Watcher Service-Learning Project before the game.

Our View

Earmarks should be banned
Suddenly . . . earmarks are claimed to be not such a bad thing. Louisiana’s two U. S. senators have supported them somewhat.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Chrystal D. Taylor, 31, of 101 Churchhill Downs in Montz, was arrested on Nov. 9 and charged with possession of stolen things and possession of stolen property over $500.


JBM counselor named best in LA
Michelle Stuckey
Sherry LeBoeuf, the counselor at J. B. Martin Middle School, was named the Louisiana Middle School Counselor of the Year by the Louisiana Counseling Association.
Local restaurants will support Girl Scouts on Nov. 18
From staff and wire reports
At a time when many non-profits are seeing a steady decline in donations, Girl Scouts Louisiana East is partnering with local restaurants throughout its 23-parish area to provide “Scouting for Supper” on Nov. 18. Participating restaurants will donate 10 to 20 percent of their dinner proceeds at this one-night event to the local council in support of Girl Scout programming.
Slow cooker pot roast
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Going to the fair
From staff and wire reports
The Parent Teacher Cooperative Club at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Norco recently held a Scholastic Book Fair.
Sparks flying
From staff and wire reports
The Arc and Spark mobile demonstration was presented to Mimosa Park students by Doug Rhodes of Entergy. He was assisted by Keith Painter, Darren Willis, Larry Tatman and Matt Mollere.
Grandparents join the fun
From staff and wire reports
Manuel Jacob, second from left, plays a game of Four Square with Jaden Ben, Brandon Hebert, his granddaughter Da’Ja Thomas and Khayman Hosey at New Sarpy’s Grandparent’s Day.
Hurst Middle’s biggest supporters
From staff and wire reports
Harry Hurst Middle School celebrated School Support Staff week on Nov. 15-19. The support staff plays an important role in the daily routine of the school.
Love is in the air
From staff and wire reports
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Oliver of Texas City, Texas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Callie Renee’ Oliver, to Dane Michael Maxwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Maxwell Jr. of Luling.
Cajun Village Store now open in Boutte
From staff and wire reports
The Arc of St. Charles held a grand opening for the new Cajun Village Re-Sale Store building at 13432 Highway 90 in Boutte on Nov. 13.