Volume 138 Number 13 - Mar 31, 2011


1,500 expected in largest race over Mississippi River
Men, women, boys and girls routinely take part in the United Way of St. Charles’ annual Bridge Run. This year, around 1,500 runners and walkers are expected to cruise over the bridge in order to get an “aerial” view of St. Charles Parish and the mighty Mi Free food, fun at post-race festival
Over the years, the United Way of St. Charles’ annual bridge run has become the largest race over the Mississippi River in the country, and around 1,500 people are expected to descend upon St. Charles for the breathtaking view that the Hale Boggs Bridge provides.

Big snake killed in St. Rose wasn’t python, expert says
When parish workers were surveying water depths in the Parish Line Canal, they killed a 6-foot-long snake that they believed was a python. But according to Jeff Boundy, with the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, it was actually a diamond-backed water snake.

Boutte man stabbed in neck
A Boutte man has been charged with attempted second-degree murder after he allegedly stabbed another man in the back of the neck last week, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Crawfish splishin’ and splashin’ as spillway floods
With water levels in the Mississippi River rising every day, prime crawfishing time will be coming soon to the Bonnet Carre Spillway.

Homeless kittens, puppies at shelter need 'foster parents'
This 3-week-old kitten was recently brought into the shelter. Dogs and cats typically give birth in spring, which has led to an increase of kittens and puppies at the shelter. Spring is in the air at the St. Charles Parish Animal Shelter and more and more baby animals are rolling in.

Parish looks at disbanding Sunset Drainage District board
The St. Charles Parish administration is considering the possibility of disbanding the Board of Commissioners for the Sunset Drainage District and giving the Parish Council governing authority over the district.

Police: Man rams ex-girlfriend’s car off road, steals radio
A 27-year-old Edgard man was arrested after authorities say he rammed his car into his ex-girlfriend's vehicle, forced her off the road and then stole her radio.

Schools: Not hiding accounts payable info
At recent School Board meetings, some residents have voiced concerns with how the district is making accounts payable information available to the public.


After impressive start, Tigers struggling in district play
Jonathan Menard
After an impressive 12-3 start to the season, the Hahnville Tigers have lost their first three district games to East Ascension, Destrehan and Dutchtown.
Lady Tigers roll to 10th straight win
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Lady Tigers only played four innings Tuesday before rain forced the players off the field, but that was enough time for the team to put up 11 runs in a win over East St. John.

Our View

Weekend to be high and mighty
St. Charles Parish is the site of one of the most spectacular races in the world. The whistle will blow at 8:30 a. m. Saturday on the 13th annual United Way of St. Charles bridge run which many runners look forward to each year.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Brad Favaloro, 18, of 827 Milling Ave. 31 in Luling, was arrested on March 21 and charged with possession with intent to distribute Marijuana, illegal use of a CDS in presence of those under 17, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of Marijuana.


Spring is heating up with hot peppers
Dan Gill
Louisianans have appreciated the enjoyable qualities of spicy foods for generations. The fire in Louisiana cooking is provided primarily by the use of hot peppers or products made from them like red pepper and hot sauce. A backyard garden wouldn’t be complete without a few pepper plants – hot and sweet – to pick from.
Recipe: Ravioli primavera salad
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Over 1,400 attended Krewe of Nobles
From staff and wire reports
The 1,450 men of the Krewe of Nobles presented their annual Bal Masque in March at the Crystal Chandelier Ballroom. The ballroom was designed to represent "Take Me Out to the Ball Game!"
Saints Board of Realtors celebrate 2010
From staff and wire reports
The Saints Board of Realtors recently held its annual Award Luncheon. The 2010 Board President, Byron Bellew, presented the awards as the 2010 President-Elect, Eliza Eugene, announced.
St. Charles kids have talent
From staff and wire reports
It's a girl!
From staff and wire reports
PIPER GRACIE BRADY was born on March 1, 2011 at 4:21 p.m. at the River Parishes Hospital.
Hair-raising experience
From staff and wire reports
Students learned firsthand how static electricity is created and travels in Barry Guillot’s science class at Harry Hurst Middle.
Controlling the weather
From staff and wire reports
Brooke Savoie's 5th grade science class at Lakewood Elementary School is studying Earth’s climate and weather.
Working together
From staff and wire reports
Students in Ashley Dejean’s 1st grade class at Luling Elementary School are learning about verbs.
Seuss at the library
Leslie Cooper
Kim Guidry, Mimosa Park Elementary librarian, dressed as the Cat in the Hat, posing with 3rd grade student Victoria Manuel.
Trash Bash a success
From staff and wire reports
People from across the parish got their hands dirty at the 3rd Annual Spring Trash Bash on March 26 in order to beautify St. Charles Parish.


Billie T. Spanier, 67, passed away on march 17, 2011 at her residence in Luling.
Johnny P. Defelice Jr., 79, a native of Gretna and resident of Larose, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. Through God’s grace, he surpassed expectations by living a full life for over three years with this disease.
Octave “T-Boy” Roussel Jr., 76, passed away on March 22, 2011 at his residence. He was retired from Shell Chemical.