Volume 139 Number 12 - Mar 22, 2012


Destrehan man accused of raping wife
A Destrehan man who was accused of raping his wife several times over the past 16 months was arrested on Thursday, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Hospital eyes Destrehan for after-hours center
LULING – St. Charles Parish Hospital is in discussions with "The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community" to locate a new primary and advanced after-hours care center on property adjacent to Destrehan Plantation.

Luling woman involved in fatal motorcycle crash
A Luling woman was involved in a crash that led to the death of a Harvey man Sunday morning, according to the Louisiana State Police.

Most School Board members against term limits
Proposed bill would allow parish voters to limit terms to 12 years
St. Charles voters may have the opportunity to impose term limits on public school board members later this year if a proposed bill passes through congress.

Proposed bill would judge teachers on state testing scores
Fifty percent of a teacher’s evaluation will come from student standardized test results if a Louisiana House of Representatives bill passes during this legislative session.

Success of recycling bins brings back curbside discussion
Due to the success of the recycling bin program in St. Charles, two council members say it’s time to re-open discussions on curbside recycling.

Volunteers sought for 2-hour disaster drill
One of the biggest challenges in disaster recovery is ensuring residents have the supplies they need to get back on their feet. To that end, beginning at 8:30 a.m. April 13, parish responders and volunteers will test Point of Distribution procedures through a site setup and drill at the West Bank Bridge Park in Luling.


New Sarpy Bulldogs win parish championship
From staff and wire reports
The New Sarpy 7-year-old boys basketball team won the parish championship by beating St. Rose 29-26.
Lady Tigers crush ESJ, Higgins 16-0
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville softball team improved to 3-0 in district play after destroying East St. John and Higgins by identical 16-0 scores last week.
Anytime Fitness opens in Destrehan
From staff and wire reports
Antime Fitness recently opened its second St. Charles Parish location at 1955 Ormond Blvd., Suite G in Destrehan.

Sheriffs Reports

From staff and wire reports
•Lincoln J. Lacour, 37, of 1 Summerton Drive in St. Rose, was arrested on March 9 and charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile and pornography with a juvenile.


Dealing with garden pests
LSU AgCenter News
By Dan Gill, LSU AgCenter Horticulturist
Recipe: Orange grilled pork with honey-mustard
From staff and wire reports
Courtesy of Family Features
Hospital welcomes new Director of Case Management
From staff and wire reports
River Parishes Hospital welcomes Melissa Krass, RN, MSN, as its new Director of Case Management.
It’s a boy!
From staff and wire reports
Cody Dufrene and Devon Dempster of Des Allemands welcomed their son, Madden Joseph Dufrene, on Feb. 4, 2012.
Apply now for $1,000 college scholarship
From staff and wire reports
Need some extra money to start on your new journey? How about $1,000?
NSE kindergarten kids are young authors
From staff and wire reports
Two kindergarten students at New Sarpy Elementary recently placed in the State Young Authors Contest.
St. Rose kids get their hands dirty
From staff and wire reports
Students at St. Rose Elementary work in the 4-H Junior Master Gardener garden.
Dr. Seuss visits MPE
From staff and wire reports
Students at Mimosa Park Elementary participated in Read Across America Day on March 2.
Religious rights group to hold nationwide rally
From staff and wire reports
The Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom is being held Friday, March 23 at noon, local time, outside federal buildings, Congressional offices and historic sites across the country. The theme for the Rally is "Stand Up for Religious Freedom—Stop the HHS Mandate!"
March is National Nutrition Month
From staff and wire reports
"Get Your Plate in Shape" is the theme for the annual March National Nutrition Month, which is sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, according to Beth Reames, LSU AgCenter nutritionist.
Paws for St. Patrick
From staff and wire reports
The German Coast Farmers’ Market’s Pet Pawrade went off without a hitch last weekend.
Local kids honor Tripp Roth
From staff and wire reports
New “bitter blocker” could make healthy eating easier for kids
From staff and wire reports
Parents could find it easier to convince their children to eat vegetables, and coaches could find it easier to rehydrate their athletes if a new discovery from the LSU AgCenter Department of Food Science makes it way into the marketplace.
March 27 is American Diabetes Alert Day
From staff and wire reports
Are you at risk of diabetes? Tuesday, March 27, is American Diabetes Alert Day, an annual event sponsored by the American Diabetes Association to alert Americans of their risk of developing diabetes.
Sun-loving bedding plants perform spring through fall
LSU AgCenter News
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings