Volume 141 Number 10 - Mar 06, 2014

News

Destrehan advances to state championship game
Destrehan advances to state championship game The Destrehan Lady Wildcats are on their way to the Class 5A state championship game after beating No. 15 Helen Cox 70-57.

Hurst “Green Team” receives state leadership award
(Kneeling from l to r):Tiara James, Deanna Guarino, Laisha Harris, Jenevieve Bourgeois, Jala LaFleur, Skie Matherne, Johnika Jackson, John Radcliffe. (Standing l to r): Jyde Stroud, Sierra Cain, Sampson Matthews, Jacob Johnson, Xariah Parquet, Kaela Schiro, Troynitria Evans, Danae’ Lathers, Gabryn Taylor, Zachariah Johnson, Nia Stewart, Tiera Walker, Diamond Miller, Gilbrea Thomas.
Seventh grade teacher Julie Rexford and the Green Team were recently named the Louisiana U.S. Green Build Council’s Community Champion of the 2013 Sustainability Leadership Awards for their work in promoting recycling on the school campus and within the community.

Police: Mimosa Park burglar caught with stolen vehicle
A Boutte man suspected of stealing items out of several cars in Mimosa Park was caught with a truck stolen from the area where the crimes occurred, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.


Sports

Late-game heroics send Lady Wildcats to Final Four
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan Lady Wildcats refuse to lose and now find themselves two wins away from a Class 5A state championship.
Tigers go 2-2 to start season
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville Tigers went 2-2 to open the 2014 baseball season, beating Zachary and Holy Cross while losing to Catholic and Dutchtown.
DHS scores 33 runs in four games
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan baseball team got off to a great start during opening weekend, scoring 33 runs in four games while beating Parkview Baptist, Dutchtown and Catholic. Their only loss came to St. Amant in a close 6-5 game.

Our View

State politics big this year
Politics is getting heavy in Louisiana as we approach coming elections for governor, U.S. senator and several U.S. representatives. As the months roll on, we will get embroiled in what our next officials should do and not do in running our local, state and federal governments in the future.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (March 6)
From staff and wire reports
•Kim P. Smith Jr., 24, of 98 Lorraine St. in Destrehan, was arrested on Feb. 21 and charged with burglary of a movable.



Lifestyles

This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Annie”
From staff and wire reports
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Annie.
River Region Drama Guild children’s theater workshop
From staff and wire reports
The River Region Drama Guild recently held a children’s theatre workshop, which culminated with a final performance.
Students’ science acumen on display at St. Charles Parish Science Fair
From staff and wire reports
The 2014 St. Charles Parish Science Fair was recently held at Destrehan High School.
Des Allemands Elementary students awarded
From staff and wire reports
Numerous Des Alemands Elementary students were awarded at a recent community morning meeting for exhibiting good behavior traits.

Obituaries

Parks
Raymond Paul Parks, 83, a native of Paradis and a resident of Luling, passed away on Friday, Feb. 21.
Cooper
Lloyd P. Cooper, 67, a native of New Orleans and resident of Bayou Gauche, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Williams
Lorraine L. Williams, 74, passed away on Monday, Feb. 3 at Canon Hospice in Jefferson.