Volume 140 Number 4 - Jan 24, 2013


All staff members at Luling assisted living center trained to care for Alzheimer's, dementia
More than 100 dignitaries, executives and guests showed up for the official grand opening of Ashton Manor Assisted Living & Memory Care, a brand new assisted living community in Ashton Plantation.

Board discusses eliminating certification for teachers
Members of the St. Charles School Board’s legislative committee said efforts by the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) to make it unnecessary for teachers to be certified may not be the best path for public education.

Body of missing Boutte man found floating in river
A body that was found floating in the Mississippi River has been identified as that of a Boutte man who has been missing since Christmas, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.


Harbaugh Bowl coming to N.O
Mike Detillier
In an unprecedented moment in NFL history, two brothers, Jim Harbaugh (San Francisco 49ers) and John Harbaugh (Baltimore Ravens), will lead their respective teams on Super Bowl Sunday.
Junior tennis teams win titles
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Parish Tennis Program completed its third season of Junior Team Tennis and crowned the winning teams in each age division.

Our View

We had a big day this week
Monday was an eventful day in America, to say the least. It was the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and the first black president of our country took the oath of office for the second time.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Jan. 24)
From staff and wire reports
•Paul Morris, 42, of 364 2nd St. in St. Rose, was arrested on Jan. 9 and charged with theft under $500 and criminal trespass.


Norco Elementary Christmas Performance
From staff and wire reports
Daniel Davis with students Kayla Porche and Madison Geissler as the choir looks on. The Christmas Performance was held in early December.
Recipe: Traditional King Cake
Colette Lottinger
This is a recipe for a traditional king cake that anyone can make at home.
You’ve got to read this!
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
St. Rose Elementary students experiment with erosion
From staff and wire reports
Students in Kristy Mascarella’s 5th grade class at St. Rose Elementary are learning about erosion.
Destrehan High Math Teachers Honored
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan High School math teachers Kailyn Brabham and Dawn Jacobi were recently honored at the 2012 Louisiana Teachers of Math Convention in Shreveport.
Harry Hurst Red Ribbon week twin day
From staff and wire reports
As part of Harry Hurst Middle’s participation in National Red Ribbon Week, students and faculty held a twin day.
NUT card design winners
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan receently held their "NUT card" (No Uniform Today) design contest.
STAR Preschool Literacy Fair
From staff and wire reports
The Satellite Center S.T.A.R (Students Teaching and Reaching) team members assisted with the Preschool Literacy Fair which is sponsored by St.Charles Parish Family Involvement Team.
St. Charles Borromeo receives Brown Foundation grant
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Borromeo School in Destrehan recently received a $2,285 grant from the Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation Service Learning Program.
Reading recovery students
From staff and wire reports
New Sarpy Elementary recently held a learning session for parents of Reading Recovery students.
Harry Hurst Middle School choir members shine in St. Charles Parish honor concerts
From staff and wire reports
Harry Hurst Choir members Ashley Nicholas, Harleigh Dahl, Angela Dufour, Ashlyn Cannon and Gabrielle Charron performed with the St. Charles Parish Elementary Honor Choir.


Joseph "Joe" Marcel Adams II, 62, died on Monday, Jan. 7.
Marie Anne Hymel, 86, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 7:45 a.m in Covington.
Julie P. Somme’ passed away on Monday, Jan. 14 at 6:36 p.m. in Des Allemands.