Volume 140 Number 18 - May 02, 2013

News

Bill would prevent transportation of hazardous materials down Apple Street
A bill that would prevent the transport of hazardous materials along Apple Street in Norco has passed the State Senate.

Food, fun reign at Little Red Church
The Little Red Church Festival will be open from May 3 through May 5 behind St. Charles Borromeo Church on River Road in Destrehan. Thousands of people will head to Destrehan this weekend to enjoy soaring fair rides, feast on jambalaya and crawfish pies and show off their target shooting skills.

Next council member will be decided Saturday
Voters will head to the polls on Saturday to decide the next St. Charles Parish District II council member.

Parish will begin appeal of flood insurance maps
St. Charles Parish officials are moving forward with plans to formally appeal preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps (DFIRMs) recently unveiled by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Town hall meeting will discuss construction of Willowridge levee
St. Charles Parish will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, May 9 to discuss construction of the Willowridge phase of the West Bank hurricane protection levee.


Sports

HHS retires jersey of school’s first major leaguer
By Jonathan Menard
Hahnville High School retired the jersey of former ace pitcher Aaron Loup last week. Loup made his first appearance as a major leaguer last July as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays and picked up his first win this season.
U-10 girls win Strawberry Cup
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Soccer U-10 girls soccer team won first place at the Strawberry Cup.
6 from Hahnville head to state track and field meet
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville High School will be well represented at the LHSAA Track and Field Championships this weekend at LSU’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium.
Melancon powers Tigers past Byrd, 4-2
By Jonathan Menard
Despite a three hour rain delay, the Hahnville Tigers came through when it counted by scoring two runs in the bottom of the sixth for a 4-2 playoff victory over Byrd.
Tigers knock off Byrd, will face Zachary Monday
By Jonathan Menard
Despite a three hour rain delay, the Hahnville Tigers came through when it counted by scoring two runs in the bottom of the sixth for a 4-2 playoff victory over Byrd.
Zachary avenges last year’s second round playoff loss, ends Hahnville’s season
By Kyle Barnett
The Zachary Broncos turned the table on the Hahnville Tigers by beating them at home in the second round of the playoffs to avenge their playoff loss to HHS in the second round at home last year.

Our View

Dr. Lafon continued our educational excellence
St. Charles Parish has been noted for its excellent public school system for many years. Indeed, it has been regarded as among the best in the state.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (May 2)
From staff and wire reports
•Stacy L. Tastet, 42, of 109 Elizabeth Drive in Des Allemands, was arrested on April 21 and charged with D.W.I. and reckless operation.



Lifestyles

Mother Goose family literacy night
From staff and wire reports
Kindergarten students at New Sarpy Elementary and their families recently came together for "Mother Goose is on the Loose" Family Literacy Night.
R. J. Vial makes fractions fun
From staff and wire reports
Eric Breaux and Lia Webre, 5th graders in Mrs. Gruner's class at R. J. Vial Elementary, compete in a game during math class.
The Ethel Schoeffner Scholarship
From staff and wire reports
College students who have graduated from either Destrehan High School or Hahnville High School may be eligible to apply for the Ethel Schoeffner Scholarship.
Mimosa Parks Elementary grandparent visit
From staff and wire reports
Breanna Keller’s grandmother Alice Glore and great-grandmother Audrey Glore were two of many visiting grandparents who attended Mimosa Park’s Elementary ‘Because I Love’ annual grandparent visitation.
Senator Smith visits St. Charles Borromeo
From staff and wire reports
One of the goals of the Parent/Community Involvement Committee at St. Charles Borromeo School involved adding signage to Highway 48 (River Road).
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Sparks”
From staff and wire reports
Sparks is this week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet.
SCB Cheerleaders win
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Borromeo Competitive Cheerleaders recently placed 1st at the JAMFest competition held in Baton Rouge.

Obituaries

Benoit
Nina Tregre Benoit, 93, departed this earthly life and entered into eternal rest on April 23.
Marion
Suzanne L. (Smalley) Marion, 75, of North Huntington, Pa. and formerly of Celina, Ohio passed away at 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at Briarcliff Pavilion North Huntington, Pa.