Volume 139 Number 40 - Oct 04, 2012


101 teams offer taste test of special jambalaya, gumbo recipes
Around 3,000 people are expected to visit the West Bank Bridge Park on Thursday in order to sample jambalaya and gumbo cooked by more than 100 competitors. The annual culinary battle, sponsored by the United Way of St. Charles, gets underway at 3 p.m. on Oct. 4. When patrons are finally allowed inside the gates, members of participating teams will do everything they can to entice visitors to their booths to try their special recipes. Because while a panel of judges will pick some of the winners, everyone is gunning for the People’s Choice award.

Bridge jumper had terminal illness
Authorities look over the Hale Boggs Bridge at the Mississippi River after a Kenner man jumped to his death. A disabled man who jumped to his death off the Hale Boggs Bridge last Friday told a deputy that he had a terminal illness and didn’t want to live with the pain.

Council overrides St. Pieree's veto of airport board nominee
Pick now heads to New Orleans City Council
Parish President V.J. St. Pierre’s attempt to get Luling businessman Neal Clulee removed as the parish’s appointee to the New Orleans Aviation Board was thwarted by the Parish Council on Monday.

Local legislators say special session unlikely
Local legislators are saying it is unlikely that Thibodeaux Rep. Jerome 'Dee' Richard’s recent call for a special legislative session will be heeded.

Longtime reporters say goodbye to life at the Times-Picayune
Matt Scallan worked for the Times-Picayune for 22 years. On Monday, Scallan said he missed the feeling of seeing the Times-Picayune on his doorstep. The Times-Picayune River Parishes Bureau is experiencing major layoffs in their transition from a daily newspaper to a semi-weekly publication this week.

Norco man charged with possession of child pornography
A 21-year-old Norco man, who was arrested for rape in June, is now being charged with the possession of child pornography after police say they found indecent photos on his cell phone.

Trash to Treasure: Parish offering prizes in month-long cleanup effort
Volunteers pick up roadway litter earlier this year in the parish’s spring Trash Bash. For the first time, St. Charles Parish will hold a month-long Trash Bash and give those who do the best job of cleaning up their communities this month prizes that range from electronics to camping gear.


Hahnville looks for first win in district opener against Bonnabel
Kyle Barnett
Last week Hahnville head coach Lou Valdin said none of his teams had ever lost three games in a row–now his team has lost four in a row.
Destrehan’s flourishing offense will be key as district begins
Jonathan Menard
In back-to-back weeks, Destrehan has put together their best defensive performance of the season against West Jefferson and their best offensive performance in last week’s loss to Dutchtown.
Tigers face toughest foe in Florida
Mike Detillier
For the last two weeks the LSU Tigers have not played like a team that could compete for a national championship this season.
Hahnville wins first cross country meet
From staff and wire reports
Led by identical twin brothers Beau and Bryce Robinson, the Hahnville High School boys cross country team won their first regular season meet at Vandebilt High School on Sept. 28.

Our View

It’s just not the same, T-P
Monday morning was a different kind of day for many of the people in southeast Louisiana who regularly receive the Times-Picayune in their driveways. Instead was a Black and Gold Extra which reported on the Saints latest mishap in Green Bay. Results of other professional games were reported in it also but not a word about the general news going on about our area and the world.

Sheriffs Reports

From staff and wire reports
•Amanda W. Cameron, 32, of 508 Ellington Ave. in Luling, was arrested on Sept. 24 and charged with D.W.I., improper control of vehicle and possession of a schedule II drug.


LSU AgCenter agent retires after 24 years
From staff and wire reports
After 24 years with the LSU AgCenter as the Family and Consumer Science Agent in St. Charles Parish, Deniese Hatty Zeringue has announced her retirement.
HHS Teacher receives grant
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville High School teacher Deborah S. Unger recently received a $5,000 Service Learning Grant from the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation.
R.K. Smith students play with their food in science class
From staff and wire reports
Demond Smith, an eighth grader in Mrs. Tyler Fayard’s science class, uses Rice Krispy Treats, graham crackers and icing to model subduction of the ocean floor back into the mantle during a lab experiment on convergent, divergent and transform boundaries.
St. Charles Borromeo Fellowship of Christian Athletes officers
From staff and wire reports
Sydney Poulos, Treasurer; Dalton Melancon, Vice ~ President; Zoe Gassen, President; Brennan Gilberti, Chaplain; and Alli Zoglio, Social Director
Norco Primary Welcomes Parents of First Graders
From staff and wire reports
Norco Primary welcomed the parents of first graders to open house.
Norco Elementary students of the Month
From staff and wire reports
Front row kneeling: Gage Harding, Alexisi Bonstaff, Cheyann Doman; Middle Row L to R: Grant Vial, Ryan Black, Morgan Roussel, Shaina Schulin, Kendall Washington; Back Row L to R: Shelby English, Kayla Porche, Nabriena Posey, Miranda Hall, Wyatt Hayes
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals fundraiser
From staff and wire reports
Riverlands Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will hold its 14th annual Bark after Dark fundraiser from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the New Bull’s Corner at 1036 W. Airline Highway in LaPlace.
Monsanto donates $19,000 to R.K. Smith
From staff and wire reports
Dayne Parker (Monsanto) Principal Harold Blood, Asst. Princpal Ronnie Seal and Asst. Principal Shonda Harris
Ethel Schoeffner Scholarship
From staff and wire reports
College students who have graduated from either Destrehan High School or Hahnville High School may be eligible to apply for the Ethel Schoeffner Scholarship.
Students explore options for life after graduation
Kyle Barnett
Hundreds of high school students from across the parish packed into the Hahnville High School Gym Tuesday night for College and Career night.


Stella Matherne Guidry, 79, a native of Bourg and a resident of Raceland, died Sunday, Sept. 9.
Terri Wynn Gordon passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in Metairie. Beloved wife of Kirk Gordon. Mother of Stacie Belanger and husband Tim and Kyle Gordon. Grandmother of Chloe Belanger. Daughter of the late Neal and Joyce Freeze Smith. Sister of Vicki Derryberry and Jan Nichols.
Philip A. Matherne, 60, passed away on Aug. 29.