Volume 140 Number 2 - Jan 10, 2013


Boutte company shines light upon top musical acts
Boutte company shines light upon top musical acts Almost eight years ago, Boutte resident Toney Corley and his wife had saved some money and were trying to figure out how to best invest it.

Parish receives $2.4M hurricane grant
BATON ROUGE – St. Charles Parish will receive a nearly $2.4 million federal grant to help the parish recover from Hurricane Isaac, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said Friday.

Police searching for Boutte man missing since Dec. 25
Ron Miller The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for help locating Ronald Miller Sr. Miller was last seen on Dec. 25 at 5:30 p.m. after being dropped off at his Boutte Estates home by his mother.


6 parish players honored on All-State team
Jonathan Menard
Six players from St. Charles Parish received honorable mention accolades for the All-State teams in their respective classifications.
Destrehan shuts out HHS, moves to first in district
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan Wildcats soccer team gained the upper hand over rival Hahnville and remained undefeated in district play with a 2-0 victory over the Tigers last week.
DHS opens district with 52-39 victory
From staff and wire reports
After his squad struggled offensively for most of last month, Destrehan head basketball coach Todd Bourg didn’t feel like his team was close to being ready for district play.

Our View

Oil well penalties coming in handy
It seems that the Gulf Coast is getting more and more revenue from penalties resulting from the BP oil spill. Transocean Ltd., owner of the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon rig that was leased to BP when its macombo well erupted off the Louisiana coast in 2010, has agreed to pay $1.4 billion in civil and criminal fines for its role in the oil spill.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Jan. 10)
From staff and wire reports
•Cody J. Falgoust, 30, of 602 Giacomo St. in Norco, was arrested on Jan. 3 and charged with unauthorized entry of a business.


You’ve got to read this!
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
St. Charles resident receives Army training in Japan
From staff and wire reports
Army Spec. Joseph A. Medeiros was part of a U.S. Army Pacific task force that participated in training near Sendi, Japan with the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force.
Ashton Manor holds grand opening
From staff and wire reports
View of Ashton Manor Assisted Living and Memory Care garden. The facility held its grand opening on Jan. 9.
Local farmers market and hospital featured on Tom Fitzmorris food show
From staff and wire reports
A live radio segment on the The Food Show with Tom Fitzmorris broadcast on WWWL 1350 AM-New Orleans highlighted the vendors and peak season produce available at the bi-weekly farmers market and also the Oyster’s Pearl Grill and Cafeteria, which is located in St. Charles Parish Hospital and open to the public.
Norco Manufacturing Complex makes donation to United Way toy and food drive
From staff and wire reports
Norco Manufacturing Complex made a $5,000 donation to the United Way of St. Charles Annual Toy & Food Drive, supplying food and hundreds of toys to families in need this holiday season.
Mimosa Park Captain’s Crew
From staff and wire reports
Mimosa Park Elementary Captain's Crew is a title given to the top fifteen (15) 1st and 2nd grade students that participate in the library's reading program.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Little Leo”
From staff and wire reports
Little Leo is an 8 month old male, gray tabby. He loves people and toys are his hobby. Humane Society officals say he is lovable and sweet and just waiting on a home.
St. Charles Parish Volunteers for Family and Community Council Meeting
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish LVFC (La. Volunteers for Family and Community) recently held a council meeting / homemakers day pot luck social at the East Regional Library in Destrehan.
Norco Elementary's November Student’s of the Month
From staff and wire reports
Students of the Month for November were named at Norco Elementary. Character traits were gratitude, community service and responsibility.


Jesse Joseph Chiasson, 92, a retired cattle farmer passed away Friday, Dec. 7 in Thibodaux. A native of Bayou Folse and resident of Thibodaux.