Volume 138 Number 17 - Apr 28, 2011

News

Des Allemands man booked with attempted second degree murder
A 55-year-old Des Allemands man has been arrested and charged with attempted second degree murder after authorities say that he shot at a man with a 12-gauge shotgun after an argument.

Drainage project could cause delays in Ormond
Will last until July
A four-month long project to improve drainage under Ormond Boulevard got underway last week and could cause traffic delays until its scheduled completion in July.

Increased hospital tax, veteran homestead exemption in voters' hands
Owner of $200,000 home would pay an additional $7 if hospital measures pass
Parishioners heading to the polls on Saturday will decide whether or not to approve an increase in taxes for St. Charles Parish Hospital and if disabled veterans can double their homestead exemptions.

Luling man killed in Hwy. 90 collision
Was pulling out of Pier 90 parking lot
A 73-year-old Luling man was killed on Friday after he exited the Pier 90 parking lot and was hit by an SUV on Highway 90, according to state police.

New culverts increasing water flow in Bayou Gauche
BAYOU GAUCHE - Two new in-house culvert installations are upgrading water flow down the No. 10 Canal in anticipation of a larger set of replacements expected to begin later this year.

Red Church fest expected to draw thousands
Children and adults will get to hop one of the many fair rides at this weekend’s Little Red Church fest. 5 bands, good eats and drumline showcase on tap
Thousands of people will head to Destrehan this weekend to enjoy soaring fair rides, chow down on crawfish pies and onion mums and show their skills in target shooting or putt putt golf.

Schedules changing at middle schools
Most St. Charles Parish middle school students can say good-bye to their current schedules next year. Starting this fall, all parish middle schools will have six, 60-minute periods each day.

St. Marks holds special Divine Mercy Sunday celebration
In the 1930’s Jesus appeared to St. Faustina, and among the messages asked that a Feast Day be established in the Church the Sunday after Easter in honor of His Divine Mercy.

Toddler with rare skin disease still beating the odds
Courtney Roth holds her 2-year-old son, Tripp, who was born with a rare skin disease that causes blisters and sores. Two years ago, doctors told Courtney and Randy Roth that their newborn son, Tripp, would not live to see his first birthday. Now Tripp is approaching his second birthday on May 14 and he and his family are still fighting.


Sports

LDWF looking for young hunters
From staff and wire reports
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and the Louisiana Outdoor Writers Association (LOWA) are encouraging hunters 15 years of age or younger to enter the 2010 Youth Hunter of the Year competition.
Harry Hurst takes parish title
From staff and wire reports
Wildcats rally to beat St. Amant, 7-5
By Jonathan Menard
Trailing 4-0 heading into the fifth inning, the Destrehan Wildcats battled back to pick up a 7-5 win over St. Amant on Monday.
Tigers get back on track with 17-2 win over ESJ
By Jonathan Menard
After dropping their last five games, the Hahnville Tigers got back on track by pounding out 13 hits in a 17-2 victory over East St. John.
Crushers are classic champs
From staff and wire reports
The LA Crushers 10U team won first place in the LA Crushers Classic held at Carrollton park in New Orleans from April 16-17. The team went undefeated for the weekend and defeated the 007's to win the championship.

Editorial

At what cost do we continue to support the hospital?
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor, The citizens of St. Charles Parish have always supported, with their vote and their taxes, the operation and maintenance of the St. Charles Parish Hospital in Luling; however, the question now becomes, at what cost?

Our View

Chaisson sets stage for fiscal session
St. Charles’ own Sen. Joel Chaisson, who is also the Louisiana Senate President, put it right when he tried to set the legislative session starting this week on the right course.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff's Reports
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Samuel Lane Jr., 57, of 19 Pine Lane in St. Rose, was arrested on April 20 and charged with D.W.I.



Lifestyles

Some like it hot
LSU AgCenter News
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings
Neal-Cheramie engagement
From staff and wire reports
Ricky and Marie Moran are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Krista M. Neal to Ryan T. Cheramie, son of Tommy and Donna Cheramie.
It’s a boy!
From staff and wire reports
Kable Ryan Troxler was born on April 20, 2011 at 10:51 a.m.
VIPs:Very Important Parishioners
From staff and wire reports
Kenyata K. Coleman, Brody Samaha and Dillion Hutson
Recipe: Chesapeake Crab Cakes
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features

Obituaries

Perkins
David John Perkins Sr., 62, passed away on April 20, 2011 in Bayou Gauche.
James
Allen James, 57, passed away on April 17, 2011 at River Region Hospice in River Ridge. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy on the USS Goldsboro in the Vietnam War and a member of American Legion Post 366, VFW Post 3337, Norco Volunteer Fire Department and an Eagle Scout.