Volume 139 Number 38 - Sep 20, 2012


$2 million in food stamps handed out in St. Charles
It took only seven days for St. Charles Parish residents to receive nearly $2 million in temporary food stamp assistance, according to state officials.

After Isaac, fish kills reported across parish
Sac-a-lait, catfish, bluegill bream and bass lie dead in Bayou Des Allemands after Hurricane Isaac. After Hurricane Isaac swept through the area, major fish kills have been reported along the coastal parishes from Lafayette to Slidell.

Jewelers create pendant for slain officers, will donate all proceeds
Jewelers create pendant for slain officers, will donate all proceeds Roussel’s Fine Jewelry and Gifts has created a special sapphire and diamond fleur de lis pendant in honor of slain St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s deputies Jeremy Triche and Brandon Nielsen. The pendant will be raffled off in November with all proceeds going towards the deputies’ families.

New law forces students to get vegetables, fruits
Students eating lunch at St. Charles Parish Public Schools must choose a vegetable or fruit at lunch. The program, called Eat Smart, began this fall and hopes to make headway in Louisiana, which is the second most obese state in the nation. 
But 20 percent thrown away
Cynthia Ruffin, director of Child Nutrition Programs at St. Charles Parish Public Schools, sat at a table in the Hahnville High School cafeteria.

St. Pierre: More input needed on aviation board appointee
After the New Orleans City Council blocked Luling businessman Neal Clulee from representing St. Charles on the New Orleans Aviation Board, the St. Charles Parish Council reaffirmed its decision to appoint Clulee on Monday.


Wildcats face another powerful offense in No. 5 West Jefferson
Jonathan Menard
Destrehan didn’t do much to excite head coach Stephen Robicheaux in last week’s 45-7 loss to Karr, but the Wildcats must turn things around quickly with fifth-ranked West Jefferson coming to town on Friday.
Saints paying for bad defensive picks
Mike Detillier
A few weeks back I wrote that the New Orleans Saints were an 11-5 team and capable of advancing in the playoff round of the NFL.

Our View

Freedom of speech should not cause violence
Freedom of speech is one of the tenets of democracy. It allows us to express the pros and cons of what is going on in the world, helping to educate us and provide solutions to many problems. And it is one of the main means in which we can maintain a stable and peaceful world.

Sheriffs Reports

From staff and wire reports
•Craig Williams, Jr., 39, of 1519 Grant St. in LaPlace, was arrested on Sept. 2 and charged with theft of goods less than $500 and as a fugitive from Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.


Hahnville graduate inducted into national scholar society
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville resident Saundra L. Johnson has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS).
Mimosa Park Elememtary students take part in meet and greet
From staff and wire reports
Students at Mimosa Park Elementary in Luling recently took part in a large scale meet and greet session.
“Ole Man Wiggle” celebrates 101 Years
From staff and wire reports
Family and friends helped Norman “Ole Man Wiggle” Wigle celebrate his 101st birthday on Aug. 17 including his grandchildren from left, Scott Nolan, Ann Nolan and Dianne Landry.
St. Rose Native Named Loyola Administrator
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan High School alumnus Brad Petitfils was recently named Director of Planning and Assessment at Loyola University in New Orleans.
Birth: Faucheux
From staff and wire reports
Cade Thomas Faucheux was born on Aug. 8, 2012 at 4:23 a.m. at Ochsner Hospital to proud parents Mitzi and Tommy Faucheux Jr. and big sister Camdyn of Luling.
R.K. Smith Middle School Community Empowerment Fair
From staff and wire reports
Students participated in a Community Empowerment Fair R.K. Smith Middle School.
St. Rose Elementary receives uniform donation
From staff and wire reports
Zachry employees recently donated several school uniforms to St. Rose Elementary School.
You’ve got to read this!
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pets
From staff and wire reports
The Humane Society is currntly offering half off adoptions. The St. Charles Animal Parish Shelter is located at 921 Rue Cannes in Luling. For more information on pet adoptions you can call them at (985) 783-5010.
Amphibian duo star in R.J. Vial play
Kyle Barnett
The classic children’s book and musical "A Year with Frog and Toad" is making its way on stage at R.J. Vial Elementary.


David Schexnayder, 47, passed avay on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012 at 12:25 p.m. in Des Allemands. Beloved companion of Kristina Virock. Son of Mary and Leroy Matheme and the late Herbert Schexnayder. Brother of Anthony Bailey, Lee Matherne, Jimmy Schexnayder, Ronnie Schexnayder, Barbara Alvardo, Myra Schexnayder, Olive Schmill, Collette Frilcux, Kelly Griffin, Rochelle Skipper, Sherre Coltora and the late Ella Miley and JoArnia Bailey. A native of Lafayette and a resident of Des Allemands.