Volume 139 Number 8 - Feb 23, 2012

News

Baton Rouge man impersonated cop, police say
A 39-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested after authorities say he pretended to be a policeman while assisting a driver with a flat tire on Airline Highway in Destrehan.

Curious home buyers can get questions answered at Home Ownership Fair
Thinking about buying a house? Curious about the home-buying process? Get your questions answered at a Home Ownership Fair at the St. Charles Parish East Regional Library on Saturday, March 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Hollywood starlets film basketball movie in St. Charles
A new movie called "The Hot Flashes" has been filming in areas around St. Charles Parish, according to Corey Faucheaux, the parish’s director of economic development.

Krewe of Lul unable to have backup plan in place in case of future cancellations
For the second straight year, the Krewe of Lul parade was canceled due to inclement weather.

Man gets 8 years for indecent behavior with young girl
A 31-year-old Raceland man was sentenced to eight years in jail after pleading guilty to indecent behavior with a parish juvenile.

Raised expectations could leave some young students playing catch up
St. Charles children who plan to enter kindergarten in August will have a new list of high standards to meet.

Third arrest made in St. Rose armed robbery
A St. Rose man was arrested after authorities say he and three other men broke into a home, but were bested by the homeowner who shot two of the alleged burglars.


Sports

HHS cheerleaders compete in national competition at Disney World
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville High School cheerleaders competed in the National Cheerleading Championship, which was held in Walt Disney World.
Last chance to register for youth baseball, softball
From staff and wire reports
The last day to register with the St. Charles Parish Parks and Recreation Department for spring baseball, softball and Challenger T-ball is Feb. 24.

Our View

Lent can make us live a better life
And now comes lent, which lets us know that human beings are very versatile. They can transform overnight from a lively setting at Mardi Gras to a peaceful and prayerful experience. The contrast between carnival and lent shows the ways in which the human spirit can express itself.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests
From staff and wire reports
•Nicholas L. Queen, 27, of 1353 Paul Fredrick St. in Luling, was arrested on Feb. 11 and charged with cruelty to animals (2 cts.), rabies vaccine required (2 cts.), pit bull registration required (2 cts.), animals running at large, breeder registration required and dogs on tethers.
Arrests
From staff and wire reports
•Nicholas L. Queen, 27, of 1353 Paul Fredrick St. in Luling, was arrested on Feb. 11 and charged with cruelty to animals (2 cts.), rabies vaccine required (2 cts.), pit bull registration required (2 cts.), animals running at large, breeder registration required and dogs on tethers.



Lifestyles

Landscapes are beginning to look like spring
LSU AgCenter News
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings
Recipe: Honey-tart cherry glazed salmon
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
District science fair winners announced
From staff and wire reports
KC presents youth leadership awards
From staff and wire reports
Knights of Columbus St. Charles Council 2409 has announced that Kate Induni and Mathew Montz are the recipients of the group’s Catholic Youth Leadership Award for 2012.
Luling VFD recognizes member achievements
From staff and wire reports

Obituaries

Sprouse
Carl Howard Sprouse, 83, passed away on Feb. 15, 2012 at St. Theresa Medical Complex in Kenner. He was the devoted son of the late Mary Wooten and Clarence Sprouse. He is survived by his loving wife, Elizabeth Catalanotto Sprouse, sisters, Betty Sprouse Saltalamacchia and Evelyn Sprouse Pruitt, brother, Joel Stokes, numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, and other relatives and friends. He had been a resident of Luling since 1992. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and proudly served in the Korean War. He also worked for Texaco Oil Company for more than 35 years. He was a member of the Baptist faith and attended West St. Charles Baptist Church in Luling.
Etienne
Helen Victor Etienne, 80, passed away on Feb. 4, 2012 at East Jefferson Hospital in Metairie. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Celia Victor, wife of the late John Etienne, mother of Rhonda Anderson, Ezetta Taylor and the late George Leobaux; mother-in-law of Gerald Anderson, Lawrence Taylor Jr. and Stella Leobaux; sister of Evelina Diggs, the late Dorothy Mae Jones, Cora Lee Smith, Gladys Warner, Ferman, Paul and Chester Victor; sister-in-law of Clarence Diggs, Patricia and Myrtle Victor, the late Stella Mae Victor, O.C. Jones, Joseph Smith Sr. and Lloyd Warner Sr.; and also survived by seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, twoGodchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was a native and resident of Montz.
Haydel
Rose Mary Landaiche Haydel, 89, passed away at Ormond Nursing and Care Center in Destrehan on Feb. 14, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert Raymond Haydel, daughter of the late John Landaiche Sr. and Fidelia Schexnayder Landaiche, sister of Myrtis L. Woods, John Landaiche Jr., Marjorie L. Barnhart, the late Floyd Landaiche, Dorothy L. Rybiski and Rogerie Landaiche; also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was a graduate of the La. School for the deaf in Baton Rouge. She was employed by Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Orleans. She and her late husband were active members of St. Gerard Deaf Community, parishioners of Blessed Selos Catholic Church, and past Queen of their Mardi Gras Ball. Special thanks to the staff at Ormond Nursing and Care Center who took special care of Rose Mary.
Manard
Wanda Marie Manard passed away on Feb. 14, 2012 in Harahan. She was the beloved wife of the late Kilburn R. Manard Sr., and mother of Kilburn R. Manard Jr. and the late Michael L. Manard. She was preceded in death by her six brothers and sisters. She was the grandmother of Matthew L. Manard and Julie Stites, and great-grandmother of Corrine and Grant Stites.