Volume 140 Number 21 - May 23, 2013

News

Council: Civil service employees should keep jobs if forced to relocate due to Biggert-Waters
Employees must currently live in parish to work for government
The St. Charles Parish Council has asked the parish government to allow employees to keep their jobs if they have to move to another area due to financial hardship associated with the Biggert-Waters Act.

FEMA letter touts low cost of flood insurance
FEMA letter touts low cost of flood insurance The Federal Emergency Management Agency sent out a letter to local residents asking them to renew their flood insurance rates, touting the low cost.

FEMA may recognize Sunset Drainage levee
If levee is not recognized, insurance rates will soar
In a meeting with Sen. David Vitter and officials from FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), parish officials were told levees currently not recognized under the newly proposed FEMA flood maps will be reevaluated and may be taken into account when calculating future flood insurance premium rates.

Grassroots effort underway to curb St. Rose violence
Anthony Straughter (center) talks about the Dr. K Movement with teens. On a Friday afternoon, community activists and young girls stand in a circle in a driveway of a home in the Preston Hollow neighborhood in St. Rose.

Gun, cash stolen in rash of Montz car burglaries
Last week, five vehicles were burglarized in Montz and robbers made off with items including wallets, a gun, cell phones, cameras and even cash.


Sports

Tigers, Wildcats place 13 on All-District 1st Team
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Tigers and Desterehan Wildcats baseball teams were well represented in the end of season all-district baseball honors.
Two local St. Charles Catholic High School athletes sign with colleges
From staff and wire reports
Two St. Charles Parish residents attending St. Charles Catholic High School recently received collegiate athletic scholarships.
HHS, DHS dominate All-District softball teams
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Tigers and Desterehan Wildcats softball teams were well represented in the end of season all-district softball honors.

Our View

Big abortion clinic is planned nearby
Teaching the value of life amidst so much terror and violence in our lives will suffer a setback if the abortion clinic scheduled to be built on South Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans is realized. Construction is scheduled to begin this week on the 7,000-square-foot building.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (May 23)
From staff and wire reports
•Jonathan M. Lanque, 17, of 216 St. John St. in Luling, was arrested on May 14 and charged with theft of goods less than $500.



Lifestyles

This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Princess”
From staff and wire reports
Princess is this week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet.
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 Borromeo Biztown interviews
From staff and wire reports
Fifth grade students at St. Charles Borromeo School recently participated in job interviews for Junior Achievement’s BizTown.

Obituaries

Loupe
Jacqueline C. Loupe, 78, passed away on Sunday, May 19 in Luling.
Dufrene
"Sis" Anna Dufrene, devoted wife, mother and grandmother, passed away on May 15 at the age of 79.