Volume 140 Number 46 - Nov 14, 2013


Second person in 8 days killed while walking on Luling highway
For the second time in eight days, a pedestrian was struck by a car and killed while walking on a Luling highway.


Strong rushing attack leads Hahnville to win over South Lafourche
Kyle Barnett
After trailing by a touchdown the Hahnville Tigers came from behind in the second half with the help of a strong rushing attack to finish off the regular season with a win against the South Lafourche Tarpons.
No. 4 Destrehan faces familiar foe in first round of playoffs
Jonathan Menard
After crushing East St. John 38-14 to claim the District 7-5A championship, the Wildcats enter the playoffs as the No. 4 seed and will face a familiar opponent in the first round in district foe Terrebonne.
No. 24 Hahnville enters playoffs with healthy QB, rushing game
Kyle Barnett
For the 14th year in a row, Hahnville High School will compete in the Class 5A playoffs when they travel to Ouachita this Friday.
Saints prepare for biggest game of season
Mike Detillier
The New Orleans Saints steamrolled over the Dallas Cowboys 49-17 Sunday night, but they must now prepare for the biggest game of the season when the San Francisco 49ers come to town this weekend.
J.B. Martin wins district volleyball title for third-straight year
From staff and wire reports
The J. B. Martin Lady Cougars volleyball team won the district title for the third year in a row.
Week nine players of the week
From staff and wire reports
Players of the week for week nine of the 2013 high school football season.
Destrehan, Hahnville both advance after impressive victories
Jonathan Menard
Destrehan and Hahnville both advanced to the second round of the Class 5A playoffs after a pair of impressive victories. The Wildcats destroyed Terrebonne 44-0 as most expected, but the Tigers pulled off a huge upset by knocking off No. 9 Ouachita 42-25.


This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pets
From staff and wire reports
This week’s Humane Society showcase are Siamese cats.

Our View

Remembering the actions of local soldiers on Veteran’s Day
In a Veteran’s Day proclamation 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy said “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (Nov. 14)
From staff and wire reports
•Justin Dufrene, 22, of 306 Talbot Drive in Luling, was arrested on Nov. 4 and charged with possession of synthetic marijuana, suspended driver’s license, criminal sanctions over operation and no owner vehicle registration.


Book review: “Flowers for Algernon”
From staff and wire reports
Charlie Gordon – a naïve New York resident with an IQ of 68 – wishes for nothing more than to be able to understand the jokes he hears and how to perform the menial tasks he is given to do for work.
You’ve got to read this! (Nov. 14)
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
Mimosa Parks Elementary writer’s workshop
From staff and wire reports
Mimosa Park first grade students in Alana Cassell’s class learned the rules and procedures for their writer’s workshop.
Reading buddies at St. Rose Elementary
From staff and wire reports
St. Rose Elementary students from Mrs. Fitzsimmons’ 4th grade homeroom class met with their reading buddies, Shelly Pilie’s first grade class, to assist them in choosing just right books for independent reading.
Harry Hurst Middle School 2013 all state choir selectees
From staff and wire reports
Six students from Harry Hurst Middle School (HMS) were chosen to perform in the all-state choirs in Baton Rouge.
Soldiers memorialized in Des Allemands
From staff and wire reports
Numerous attendees turned up at the annual ceremony held at the fallen soldiers memorial in Des Allemands on Veteran’s Day.
HHS students study Native American literature and culture
From staff and wire reports
During the study of Native American literature, Deborah Unger’s English III academically gifted students at Hahnville High School read and recited Native American poetry and myths, listened to the tranquility of Native flute melodies, created totem poles and researched the Native American Code Talkers during World War II.
Mimosa Parks literacy center
From staff and wire reports
Chance Gaspar in Jessica Cain’s first grade class at Mimosa Park Elementary participated in a literacy center by following along to a book on CD.
St. Charles Parish Hospital opens only nationally certified cardiac rehab in River Parishes
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish Hospital has announced the certification of its Cardiovascular Rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
Harry Hurst students find new way to snack
From staff and wire reports
Kaitlin Deville advised her students in playing a game that involves moving a cookie from your forehead to your mouth using only your facial muscles.


Lois Richoux Culhane, 81, of Falls Church, Va. and formerly of St. Charles Parish, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9.