Volume 139 Number 44 - Nov 01, 2012

News

Constitutional amendments explained
Stricter gun laws, Medicaid trust funds and tax exemptions on ballot
Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 1 Medicaid trust fund for the elderly Yes vote — Would disallow the governor or legislature from redirecting money from the Medicaid trust fund for the elderly to help balance the state budget. No vote — Leave the possibility that money could be taken from the fund to balance the state budget instead of being spent on healthcare for the elderly.

Local club spreads cheer overseas
Essential items sought for Louisiana soldiers
Christmas is the time of the year that most people get to spend spreading cheer and reminiscing with family and friends, but for thousands of soldiers overseas, that is not a possibility.

Residents have until Nov. 29 to register for FEMA assistance
Hurricane Isaac survivors have until Nov. 29 to register for state and federal disaster assistance, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials announced Friday.

Voters will decide on term limits for School Board
Voters will decide on term limits for School Board On Nov. 6, voters will weigh in on whether or not they believe local school board members should be limited to three consecutive terms. Currently, school board members have no term limits and can hold their seats for decades if they get re-elected every four years.


Sports

Tiger coach expects Wildcats to ‘breathe fire’
By Kyle Barnett
The showdown of the year is here. In the final regular season game of the season, the Hahnville Tigers (4-4, 4-0) will take on the Destrehan Wildcats (4-4, 2-2) at Wildcat Stadium in Destrehan this Friday at 7 p.m.
Wildcats must beat Hahnville to make playoffs
By Jonathan Menard
Despite a tough two-week stretch that saw Destrehan blow fourth quarter leads against both East St. John and Bonnabel, Wildcat head coach Stephen Robicheaux said one of his team’s goals is still attainable.
Hahnville knocks off Destrehan in 47-44 shootout
By Jonathan Menard
In a back and forth battle that epitomized the word “rivalry,” Hahnville out dueled Destrehan in overtime to claim a 47-44 victory that kept the district champion Tigers perfect in league play with a 5-0 record.
LSU vs. Bama is best rivalry in college football
By Mike Detillier
For many years, the debate was whether the best rivalry in college football was Ohio State vs. Michigan, USC vs. Notre Dame or Oklahoma vs. Nebraska.
Destrehan wins 12-14 parish volleyball championship
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan-Kimble won the St Charles Parish 12-14 volleyball championship. The team was coached by Kristy Kimble.
Norco wins parish volleyball championship for second-straight year
From staff and wire reports
The girls 5-8 Norco volleyball team won the parish championship for the second year in a row. The team was coached by Sandy and Jeff Rochelle.

Our View

Romney can lead our country better
St. Charles Parish residents should be getting ready to take a trip to the polls Tuesday if they haven’t already done so. The job that lies ahead is significant, to say the least.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Nov. 1)
From staff and wire reports
•Kevin M. Walsh, 50, of 112 Acadia Lane in Destrehan, was arrested on Oct. 23 and charged with aggravated battery and hit and run.



Lifestyles

Hometown entrepreneurs build phone repair empire
By Kyle Barnett
After recently opening the ninth retail location for their cell phone repair and accessory store iSupply, Luling-raised brothers Brandon and Mark Guillory are coming back home.
Dillion Hutson named Destrehan High School student of the year
From staff and wire reports
Dillion Hutson was announced Destrehan High School "Student of the Year" on Oct. 19, 2012.
Clifford visits Allemands Elementary for family night at the book fair
From staff and wire reports
Allemands Elementary recently held its annual Family Night at the Book Fair. Students and families were invited to shop after school at the Book Fair. School mascot Finley and Clifford the Big Red Dog were also in attendance.
Norco Elementary September Reading Rock Stars
From staff and wire reports
Pictured L to R Front Row: Calie Frangella, Kristal Resendiz, Lainie Fincher, Hayden Mancuso, Brock Mire; Back Row L to R: Tori Cambre, Madison Baglio, Alyssa Spears, Savannah Groze, Tyrian Anderson, Mason Donadieu, Shane Franklin.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pets “Hercules” and “Cora”
From staff and wire reports
Both Hercules and Cora are young, have lots of playful energy and looking for a home. They love toys and according to Humane Society volunteers turn into rascals with doggie toys.
Satellite Center Engineering Design class designs and constructs wind turbines
From staff and wire reports
The Engineering Design class at the Satellite Center recently completed a project on design and construction of wind turbines. This project required team members to use their physics knowledge of electricity and magnetism.
St. Charles Art Guild October Artist’s of the Month
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Art Guild Artist’s of the Month of Oct. are Joan Longo and Marie Weiler.
R. J. Vial 30 year veteran
From staff and wire reports
Sharon Bonnaffons, a fourth grade math, science and social studies teacher at R. J. Vial Elementary School in Paradis was recently honored by the St. Charles Parish Public Schools School Board for 30 years of service to the teaching profession. She serves as the Teacher Support Leader where she shares her years of wisdom with new teachers.
R. J. Vial month of August Team Member
From staff and wire reports
Lindsey Flood a teacher at R. J. Vial Elementary School in Paradis was selected as Team Member of the Month for Aug. Flood is a third grade teacher of English Language Arts.
Catholic Charities backed benefit, 2nd annual “NOLA to Angola” bike ride makes its way through St. Charles Parish
From staff and wire reports
Cyclists and prisoner advocates set out on their second annual bike ride that took place Oct. 19-21 to aid the families of the state’s large incarcerated population.
Fire prevention month activities held at daycare
From staff and wire reports
Luling Voulnteer Fire Deptartment Firefighter Phillip Matherne conducts a fire prevention class at Noah’s Ark #2 in Luling. October was Fire Prevention month.
R.K. Smith Middle School celebrates spirit week
From staff and wire reports
Students at R.K. Smith Middle School celebrated spirit week with a variety of activities.
COX 4 Teacher and Student of the Week
From staff and wire reports
On Sept. 14 Hahnville High School teacher Joan Arrington was presented a plaque for the Cox 4 Teacher of the Week.
Norco Primary Students of the Month for September
From staff and wire reports
Norco Primary focuses on a different character trait each week. The Students of the Month are chosen by their teachers for exemplifying the character traits within the month that they are honored.