Volume 139 Number 15 - Apr 12, 2012

News

Council throws support behind $220 million pipeline
The St. Charles Parish Council showed support for a $220 million pipeline that will deliver gas and diesel from Valero St. Charles Refinery in Norco to a Kinder Morgan terminal in Collins, Miss.

Des Allemands men charged with rape of teen
Two Des Allemands men have been arrested in connection with the rape of a 15-year-old girl, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Dow will award up to $100,000 with Community Gives grant
The Dow Chemical Company is once again taking applications for its annual Dow Community Gives grant program. This year Dow will award up to $100,000 across Louisiana.

Fire insurance rates to drop for Paradis residents
Homeowners in the Paradis area can expect significant rate reductions in their fire insurance premiums, effective May 7, according to Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon.

Pound pets begin trip to new shelter
The grand opening of the new Animal Shelter will take place on April 30. St. Charles Parish’s lost and stray animals have a new home.

Reform bills could change state’s education landscape
Two bills that will change Louisiana’s education landscape passed the House and Senate last week and are awaiting Gov. Bobby Jindal’s signature.

Reward offered in burglary of WWII veteran’s home
Family members of a WWII veteran and his wife who were the victims of a burglary on Monday afternoon are offering a reward for any information leading to the arrest of those responsible for the break in.

Steals, deals up for grabs at sheriff's auction
28 vehicles, 11 laptops will be up for bid
Anyone searching for a used car, computers or stereo equipment will get the chance to buy both for cheap when the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office holds their annual auction on April 21.


Sports

Wildcats knock off Ehret, ESJ for 3-0 district start
By Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan baseball team improved to 3-0 in league play after a come-from-behind victory over John Ehret and a blowout win over East St. John.
8 dozen crabs caught in Parish Canal
By Bruce McDonald
This time of year, the Parish Canal in Lake Pontchartrain is prime real estate when it comes to catching crabs.
Tigers’ explosive offense powers squad to big victories
By Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville baseball team is riding a nine-game win streak after cruising past Assumption, East St. John and Higgins.
Lady Tigers increase win streak to 15 games
By Jonathan Menard
After cruising through district play with a 10-0 record, the Hahnville softball team increased their win streak to 15 games after impressive wins over Fontainebleau, Berwick and Mt. Carmel.
260 ‘Run for the Son’ at SCC
By Jonathan Menard
The 12th annual FCA "Run for the Son" 5K race and one mile fun run/walk was held Saturday March 31 at St. Charles Catholic High School.

Our View

It looks like Obama vs. Romney
The real campaign for President is about to get underway.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests
From staff and wire reports
•Brittany Fahrig, 19, of 120 Market Street in Paradis was arrested on April 1 and charged with aggravated battery.



Lifestyles

Habitat at Monsanto plant attracts migratory birds
By Kyle Barnett
With winter behind us migratory waterfowl have begun to be spotted on waterways within St. Charles Parish.
Harry Hurst students take over Earth Fest
From staff and wire reports
The Harry Hurst Green Team recently participated in the Audubon Zoo Earthfest celebration. They manned a both that promoted recycling. Student volunteers played games with the children as well as guiding visitors in making pencil holders from used plastic water bottles.
SCB students get down at BizTown
From staff and wire reports
The fifth grade students at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan recently visited Jr. Achievement’s BizTown located at Delgado Campus were they participated in an interactive “city.” During this day-long visit, students participated in activities that involved their assigned jobs.
Caladium foliage brightens shady gardens
From staff and wire reports
By LSU AgCenter Horticulturists Dan Gill, Kyle Huffstickler and Allen Owings Many Louisiana gardeners enjoy a summer landscape planting of caladiums. These are one of the most popular plants to fill shady gardens because they thrive in the heat and humidity common in Louisiana summers. Caladiums are a great, low-maintenance bedding plant.

Obituaries

Breaud
Gustave "Gus" Breaud, Jr. passed away on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 5:30 a.m. with his loving family at his side. Beloved husband of Margie Roux Breaud. Father of Glenda B. Bergeron (the late Mickey), Kenny Breaud (Nina), and Gail Johnson (Ronnie). Son of the late Gustave J. Breaud, Sr., and Lillian Miller Breaud. Brother of Helen Michaels (the late Jamille), Floyd Breaud (Mary), and the late Harold Breaud. Grandfather of Michael Bergeron (Tanna), Shelly Harrison (Devon), Brandon Breaud (Dayna), and Timmy Breaud (Lauren).
Lambert
Valerie Adele Clement Lambert passed away on Friday, March 23, 2012 at her residence with her loving family at her side. Age 85 years. A native of Thibodaux and a resident of Destrehan and St. Charles Parish for the past 60 years.
Montz
Ann Terranova Duvio Montz, age 77, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2012 at her home in Montz, Louisiana. She was the beloved wife of Mr. Kenny Montz.