Volume 138 Number 12 - Mar 24, 2011


Citizen of the Year: Pat O’Malley
Patrick O'Malley St. Charles Rotary Club paid tribute to the members’ selection of citizen of the year and young persons of the year at a dinner Thursday, March 17 at the Satellite Center in Luling.

Clean up parish, eat free food at Trash Bash
Volunteers from across the parish will get their hands dirty at the Trash Bash on March 26 in order to beautify the area. And after they clean up, they’ll be treated to an exciting celebration, including free food, music and games at the West Bank Bridge Park.

Destrehan woman relives Japan quake, tsunami horror
Brings back memories of Katrina
Angelle Hava, 31, was at work when she felt the first wave of tremors on the afternoon of March 11. After the power went out, Hava and her fellow English teachers at a school in Yokohama, Japan knew something was wrong.

Garden shears used in brutal attack
Victim rushed to hospital after being struck in face, arms
A Hahnville man was arrested after allegedly kicking in the front door to an acquaintance's home and striking him several times with garden shears last Friday, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.

Globe-trotting DHS senior on mission to make world a better place
Globe-trotting DHS senior on mission to make world a better place While most high school students in Louisiana were catching beads and watching parades two weeks ago, Jonathan Snyder was digging a well that would provide clean water to more than 5,000 people in Haiti.

HHS student beats industry pros at welding competition
Andrew Zera practices welding during class at Associated Builders and Contractors in St. Rose. Zera recently won a regional welding competition and is one of only eight high school students enrolled at ABC. Andrew Zera of Luling is sparking some attention in the construction community. He recently won the regional Associated Builders and Contractors welding competition and is now going on to the national contest - and he’s still in high school.

Parish hires lobbying firm
Despite the objections of some members, the St. Charles Parish Council awarded a two-year contract to a lobbying firm headed by former U.S. Rep. Billy Tauzin.

Police: Man asks friend for ride, then steals car
A 27-year-old Hahnville man who allegedly stole his friend’s car after the woman went inside a service station was arrested after a police chase, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.


Wildcats out-hit Dutchtown but drop district opener 5-2
Jonathan Menard
Last season, Destrehan finished district play undefeated with a perfect 15-0 record.
Grand slam leads Hahnville past Dutchtown
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Lady Tigers picked up a huge win Tuesday, knocking off Dutchtown 6-4 thanks to a grand slam by Elise deBruler.

Our View

Nuclear energy needs production safeguards
The future of nuclear power lost a lot of support with arrival of the tsunami that has damaged nuclear plants in Japan and caused a worldwide fear of human catastrophe resulting. And this came at a time when many in the world were ready to embrace nuclear power as a safer source of energy than oil.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Bradley P. Madere, 42, of 132 Deslatte Lane in Gheen, was arrested on March 9 and charged with aggravated burglary and simple robbery.


Native irises carry Louisiana name worldwide
LSU AgCenter News
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings
Recipe: Chilean cornmeal cakes
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Where in the world...
From staff and wire reports
Mason Candies, a 6th grade student at Lakewood Elementary, has qualified to represent Lakewood Elementary and participate at the state level of the National Geographic Bee on April 1 in Baton Rouge.
Celebrating “Pi Day”
From staff and wire reports
At Destrehan High School’s recent Pi Day celebration, student Holly Broussard celebrates after giving teacher Jessica Glass a fact about “pi” that they use in their everyday lives.
Star student performances
From staff and wire reports
St. Rose Elementary 2nd grade students recently performed songs for family and friends teaching about conflict resolution.
Humane Society elects new leaders
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Humane Society recently held elections for the 2011-2013 Board.
State courthouse work leads to award
From staff and wire reports
Associated Builders and Contractors announced that All Star Electric's work on the 19th Judicial Courthouse in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has earned the company a Pyramid Award in the Category of Electrical Construction over $10 Million of ABC's Excellence in Construction Awards.
Love is in the air
From staff and wire reports
Arthur and Donna Ogea of Lake Charles are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Brooke Ogea to Eric Michael Landry, son of Mike and Margie Landry of Luling.
Pets of the week
From staff and wire reports
See the pets of the week on YouTube at youtube.com/stcharlesgov or on Government Access Channel Cox Cable 6 in St. Charles Parish.


Alvin Pierre Naquin, 93, passed away on March 15, 2011 in Luling.
Mary Hayes, 86, of Luling passed away on March 6, 2011 at St. Charles Hospital.
Myra Madere Vass joined her Lord and Savior on March 11, 2011 in Houston, Texas. She was a native of Hahnville and a 1951 graduate of Hahnville High School.
Geralyn Aucoin-Hotard, 52, passed away on March 12, 2011. She was a resident of Boutte and native of New Orleans.
Edith Carrere Folse, 77, a native of Houma and resident of Des Allemands, died on March 12, 2011.
Doris Virginia “Granny” Flora Burgett, 93, peacefully passed away on March 3, 2011.
Dorothy Dufour Lorio, 94, a native of Plaucheville who grew up in St. Charles Parish and a resident of Raceland, was entrusted to God’s loving care on March 18, 2011 in Raceland.