Volume 139 Number 50 - Dec 13, 2012


34 parish streets set for rehab
Residents along a select group of parish streets will see roadway improvements including patching, overlaying and striping as the 2012 Road Maintenance Program kicks into high gear.

Attorney general will not weigh in on constitutionality of Jindal’s budget
State Rep. Greg Miller (R-Norco) said he was disappointed after Attorney General Buddy Caldwell decided not to issue an opinion on the constitutionality of the state’s budget.

Local ceramic shop asking for children to help in memorial to Sandy Hook shooting victims
Angels waiting to be painted by the parish's children. Zhanna Morrow, owner of Z-Decos in Destrehan, is asking the parish’s children to help her create a memorial for the 27 victims of the mass school shooting that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. on Friday, Dec. 14.

Police offer free rides to holiday drinkers
Offer not valid for those who get behind wheel
The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is making sure residents have no excuse to drink and drive this holiday season.


For Saints, it’s over
Mike Detillier
At 5-8 the New Orleans Saints are mathematically still in contention for a playoff berth, but in reality even the longest of odds to make it into postseason play were shuffled out by the 52-27 loss to the New York Giants.

Our View

Leeville toll bridge needs more money
The toll bridge on Highway 1 at Leeville isn’t working to its expectations because some 300,000 crossers who are expected to pay aren’t.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Dec. 13)
From staff and wire reports
•Turrell R. Glasper, 39, of 2912 Yorktown Drive in LaPlace, was arrested on Nov. 24 and charged with D.W.I., reckless operation, open container and resisting an officer.


Norco Elementary students of month
From staff and wire reports
Norco Elementary Students of the month For Oct. 2012.
Mimosa Park Elementary literacy tree
From staff and wire reports
Davin Royer, Briten Payne and Romond Taylor work on a literacy tree to encourage reading.
Hahnville High School wins Ochsner Battle for Blood
From staff and wire reports
The winner of this year’s blood drive competition is Hahnville High School with a total of 85 donors and Destrehan High School with a total of 61 donors.
Luling Elementary student writes and illustrates book
From staff and wire reports
Luling Elementary student Raegan Harrold has authored and illustrated a book called,” Friends.”
Mimosa Park Captain’s Crew
From staff and wire reports
Mimosa Park Elementary Captain's Crew is a title given to the top fifteen 1st and 2nd grade students that participate in the library's reading program.
Norco Elementary honor Choir
From staff and wire reports
Norco Elementary’s Honor Choir had their honor choir concert at Hahnville High School on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
St. Charles Borromeo students visit nation’s capital
From staff and wire reports
Sixty-nine middle school students along with their chaperones at St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan recently visited Williamsburg and Washington, D.C.
St. Charles Parish’s biggest losers
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish government on Wednesday announced the results of its months-long Biggest Loser Contest, part of the parish’s wellness initiative through Blue Cross/Blue Shield.
R.K. Smith holds “Fall into Learning” night
From staff and wire reports
R.K. Smith Middle School recently held its “Fall into Learning” night.


Herman P. Baudouin, 79, passed away at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Etienne Antoine Zeringue, "Blackie," beloved husband of Janet Zeringue, native of St. James and resident of Luling, died Monday, Dec. 3 at the age of 81.
Kirk "Big Kirk" Paul Pfister Sr., 49, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 24 while fishing in Des Allemands. He was a commercial fisherman for most of his life.