Volume 140 Number 3 - Jan 17, 2013


Charges dropped against husband, wife charged with Katrina insurance fraud
Santra Perdue was teaching class in Jefferson Parish when she first heard the whispers.

Christmas trees used to protect Bayou Gauche shoreline
Christmas trees from around the parish, which were nestled inside homes and decorated with lights a couple of weeks ago, will soon move on to another purpose - stopping erosion of the Bayou Gauche wetlands.


Former DHS lineman will enter NFL draft
Mike Detillier
Former Destrehan High School standout defensive tackle Darrington Sentimore has announced that he will give up his senior season of college football to turn pro early.
Reed gets shot at first Super Bowl
Mike Detillier
Former Destrehan High School star free safety Ed Reed will go down as one of the greatest defensive players to ever come out of Louisiana, but one thing the nine-time Pro Bowler has never done is play in a Super Bowl.
Tigers knock off ESJ, Bonnabel
From staff and wire reports
The Hahnville boys’ soccer team picked up a pair of key district wins last week, beating both East St. John and Bonnabel by identical 1-0 scores.
Destrehan blows away Higgins, 10-0
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan boys’ soccer team tightened their grip on the top spot in District 8-1 by throttling Higgins 10-0 on Friday night to remain undefeated in league play with a 5-0 record.

Our View

Sales tax sounds good, Bobby
With the worries of filing income taxes arriving again, it is probably a very popular notion among us to favor Gov. Bobby Jindal’s proposal to eliminate state income tax in Louisiana. It is a laborious process, to say the least, to confront oneself with all of those forms and income and expense numbers. Plus, its complexity has encouraged many to cheat on their income taxes and get away with it.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Jan. 17)
From staff and wire reports
•Jerry Mosely, 33, of 4049 Chipwood Drive in Harvey, was arrested and charged with theft over $1,500.


Harry Hurst Middle School 2012 Student Council
From staff and wire reports
The HMS Student Council sponsored a canned food drive at school throughout the month of November to benefit Second Harvester’s Food Bank.
Norco Elementary students of the month
From staff and wire reports
Norco Elementary K-3 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.
You’ve got to read this!
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
HMS Wetland Watchers Mimosa Science Night
From staff and wire reports
As part of the Harry Hurst Wetland Watchers service-learning project twenty-five sixth, seventh and eighth grade students facilitated games, activities and animal presentations at Mimosa park Elementary’s Science Night.
St. Charles Art Guild Awards “Artists of the Month”
From staff and wire reports
1st place : Joan Longo: “Algiers’ Ferry at Canal St. in New Orleans, La.” 2nd place: Diane Boudreaux: “Magnolia”. 3rd place: Nancy Keisman: “Pemaquid”.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Baby Joe”
From staff and wire reports
Baby Joe is an approximately one year old male, orange tabby. He is quite a curious kitty and would make a great talk show cat.
Lakewood Teacher of the Year
From staff and wire reports
Congratulations to Ursula Gaines, Lakewood Elementary teacher of the year.
New Sarpy Elementary November’s reading program winners
From staff and wire reports
New Sarpy Elementary Library proudly announces the winners for November’s reading program, "Gobble Up a Good Book!"
Read for the Record event
From staff and wire reports
Read for the Record is an annual event designed to raise awareness about the importance of early literacy skills. The book read by participants this year was Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad by David Soman and Jacky Davis.
R.K. Smith Beta Club getting grants and decorating trees
From staff and wire reports
R. K. Smith Middle School’s Jr. Beta club attended the Brown Foundation Celebration to receive a grant to be used for service learning projects for the beta members to perform in the community.
Norco Primary travels with the Polar Express
From staff and wire reports
Norco Primary Travels with the Polar Express was the theme for our Christmas performance.


Kodey Adam Arsenaux, 18, of Spring, Texas passed away on Dec. 31. He was born August 29, 1994, in Slidell.
Darrel Wayne Nettle, 46, was a native of Lampasas, Texas and a resident of Luling.