Volume 137 Number 49 - Dec 09, 2010

News

Baby with rare skin disease beating the odds
Tripp Roth, who was born with a condition that causes blisters and sores, sits on Santa’s lap. Friends, family plan holiday benefit for Tripp
Courtney and Randy Roth have beaten the odds for over a year in keeping their infant son, Tripp, alive. Tripp was born in May 2009 with a rare skin disease called junctional epidermolysis bullosa, or JEB. The condition causes blisters and sores to form on Tripp’s skin anywhere that friction occurs, which means that he cannot play, crawl or even have his diaper changed without irritating his skin.

Community responds to brutal murder with candlelight vigil
Community responds to brutal murder with candlelight vigil Residents from Norco and the surrounding area gathered at the home of Mary Nancy Arico last weekend.

Council will vote on garbage proposal at next meeting
But some members want recycling input before making decision
While some council members want to gauge the public’s interest in recycling before awarding a new garbage contract, others want to go ahead and award the contract without including the green option.

Destrehan man charged with aggravated incest
A 51-year-old Destrehan man has been charged with aggravated incest after authorities say he sexually abused a family member during a seven-year period, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Hahnville man faces 10 years for selling counterfeit jerseys
A Hahnville man faces up to 10 years in prison after being charged in a one-count bill of information with trafficking counterfeit goods, according to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.

Luling sex offender charged with sexual battery
Kevin Bordelon A Luling man with a criminal record as a sex offender has been arrested on new charges after a teenage boy said that he molested him, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Man robs St. Rose store at gunpoint
Police still searching for suspect
A St. Rose convenience store was robbed at gunpoint early Friday morning, and police are still searching for the robber.

Parish, businesses and neighbors step up support for returning soldiers
Military wife says it will be best homecoming ever
St. Charles Parish, numerous residents and businesses have answered a local military wife’s plea and have all signed on to show support for seven parish soldiers that will return home for Christmas.

Spread Christmas cheer: Lend helping hand to seniors
Part 3 of the Guide's giving series
The “season of giving” is in full swing and there are already plenty of ways that parishioners can give back to the community this year. While celebrating, remember that many older residents may be spending the holidays alone.


Sports

Redfishing is the solution for deer-hunting burn out
By Bruce McDonald
Deer season has just started and 24 of the 78 days of gun season have evaporated. As for ducks, in the east and west zones 23 days have come and gone.
HHS QB signs with Stephen F. Austin
By Mike Detillier
Hahnville High School quarterback Brian Ensminger has verbally committed to play college football for Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches, Texas. The 6-1, 195-pound gunslinger had a scholarship offer from Tulane and had attracted interest from SMU, Tulsa, Southern Mississippi and Ole Miss.
Lady Tigers’ defense shines in Battle on the Bayou
By Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Lady Tigers were impressive throughout the 13th annual Battle on the Bayou soccer tournament, advancing to the finals before falling to Catholic High of New Iberia in the championship game.
Crush cruise to title
From staff and wire reports
The Mimosa Crush have won the St. Charles Parish 12-14-year-old volleyball championship.

Editorial

Will Kennedy be next governor?
By Allen Lottinger
Look for state Treasurer John Kennedy to be a viable candidate for governor of Louisiana sometime in the future.
The Higher Ed “shell game”
By C.B. Forgotston
Merely saying one is “against taxes” (Bobby Jindal and most leges) yet failing to push the restructuring/down-sizing of government to a level at which the working people (vast majority) and the economy of our state can afford to sustain is not being a “conservative” in my book.
Government playing games with taxpayers
By Dan Juneau
Poll after poll has shown that American voters have had it with Congress.

Our View

Public needs to decide on recycling
The St. Charles Parish Council will consider an ordinance at their Dec. 20 meeting that could change the contractor for garbage pickups in the parish at a much lower price - - $9.74 per month per resident which is $2.25 below the price of $11.99 offered by the current contractor, IESI.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Suspects are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law



Lifestyles

Local authors to release fourth New Orleans-themed children’s book
By Michelle Stuckey
Local authors Joanne Mehrtens and Pat Roig will release a new book at the beginning of the year entitled "Giacomo Knows Gumbo."
Killona group challenges students
From staff and wire reports
The Killona Queens, a non-profit community group, is challenging all R.K. Smith Middle and Luling Elementary students who live in Killona to excel in school this year.
Pumpkin Spiced Fudge
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Mayeux-Duhe wedding
From staff and wire reports
Jessica Vicknair of Luling and Bryan Mayeux of Boutte are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Noelle Elizabeth Mayeux to Blake “Ashton” Duhe, son of Sonia and Blake Duhe of Norco.

Obituaries

Arico
Mary Nancy Mule’ Arico, 77, died on Nov. 8, 2010.
Hinchman
Inez W. Hinchman, 83, died on Nov. 23, 2010.