Volume 139 Number 22 - May 31, 2012

News

14 cars burglarized on first night of summer vacation
During the first night of summer vacation, 14 vehicles were burglarized in Destrehan and Montz, according to St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne.

Benz, office equipment up for grabs
Benz, office equipment up for grabs Parish trucks go for as little as a few hundred dollars
Numerous items from vehicles to office furniture and computer hardware will be up for grabs when the parish government holds their annual auction next week.

Father charged with making threats on Facebook will avoid jail time
School administrators notified authorities after post
A man who was arrested after allegedly making threats towards School Board members, policemen, firemen and the national guard was ordered to attend a rehabilitation program and will avoid jail time if the process is completed.

Hale Boggs Bridge will close this weekend
Southbound lanes will remain closed until Tuesday
The Hale Boggs Bridge will close completely this weekend, beginning on Friday, June 8 at 7 p.m., according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

Only 2 parish private schools participate in voucher program
Some students from public schools eligible to attend Sacred Heart, Boutte Christian
Applications have begun rolling into private schools in St. Charles Parish that are participating in the first year of the expanded Student Scholarships for Educational Excellence program.

Parish will offer free lunches during summer
Once again, St. Charles Parish is shelling out the dough to make sure children and teens under the age of 18 receive a free, piping-hot meal for lunch during the summer.


Sports

DARE graduates take in Zephyrs game
By Jonathan Menard
Graduates of the fifth grade DARE program at Lakewood Elementary got the chance to attend a New Orleans Zephyrs game. Shown are (L-R) Kolby McWilliams, Julian Brezinsky and Hailey McFadden.
Storm finish undefeated in division
By Jonathan Menard
The St. Charles Storm U12 girls soccer team had a very successful spring soccer season.
Fishing in Salvador ‘Red’ hot
By Bruce McDonald
Lake Salvador is red hot in the last week of May. On a recent fishing trip with my brothers, Randy and C.P. "Bruh" McDonald, we started out fishing in Lake Cataouatche for catfish. But after catching 24 within an hour, we headed to Lake Salvador and set our sights on redfish.
HHS, DHS dominate All-District baseball teams
By Jonathan Menard
Open photo to view.

Our View

T-P to make use of the Internet more
The news is out. Our neighbor, The Times Picayune, is planning to end its daily publication and go out on the streets and into the homes with print media only three days a week beginning sometime this fall. Instead of daily publication, the newspaper will make more use of the Internet in these modern times.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests
From staff and wire reports
•Cameron J. Thibodeaux, 22, of Pierre Part, La. was arrested on May 13 and charged with DWI, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, open container, as a fugitive from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office and under two warrants with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.



Lifestyles

Luling Elementary Jazz band
By Kyle Barnett
Luling Elementary’s Jazz Band Performing for Award’s Day 2011-2012.
St. Charles Borromeo School selected to participate in Spring pageant court
From staff and wire reports
Students at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan were selected to participate in the annual spring pageant court as part of the Little Red Church Food and Fun Festival.
DHS graduate completes basic training
From staff and wire reports
Air Force Airman Keenan J. DeFrisco graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
Birth
From staff and wire reports
Alora Elise Le Blanc was born to proud parents Justin and Jordana Le Blanc of Luling on March 23, 2012 at 3:17p.m.
The Happy Homemakers hold annual May outing
From staff and wire reports
The Happy Homemakers (LVFC) annual May outing was held at the home of Joy Roussel in Norco.
St. Charles Borromeo and Missoula Children’s Theatre present play
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan and Missoula Children’s Theatre presented the show, "The Tortoise VS The Hare – The Greatest Race".
Book Reviews
From staff and wire reports
Haruki Murakami’s novel 1Q84 describes the intertwining paths of Tengo, a high school math teacher, and Aomame, an assassin, in a surrealistic 1984 as they uncover the plot that has put two moons in the sky.
Billy Woodruff named Parish employee of the year
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish honored 93 employees for both attendance and service during its 30th annual Civil Service Awards Training Program held May 10 at The River Room.
Dancing with the realtors
By Kyle Barnett
In addition to sharing their home and their business local realtors and married couple Byron Bellew, 39, and Janina Kinler, 37, also share a passion for dance.

Obituaries

Vedros
Daniel "Danny" Vedros died on May 13, 2012 at the age of 57.
Keller
Adeline M. Keller, age 86, passed away peacefully at her home with her family around her. She was a homemaker.