Volume 141 Number 18 - May 01, 2014

News

Council chairwoman, political newcomer battle for at-large seat
Council chairwoman, political newcomer battle for at-large seat St. Charles Parish voters will head back to the polls on Saturday to decide the parish’s next at-large council member from the West Bank. Candidates Jarvis Lewis, 24, and District VII Councilwoman Julia Fisher-Perrier, 33, will face off in the runoff election.

Luling man sentenced to 15 years for distributing child pornography
A 28-year-old Luling man was sentenced to 15 years in jail after pleading guilty to producing and distributing child pornography.

Topcats, tasty food and games big draw to Little Red Church Fest
Topcats, tasty food and games big draw to Little Red Church Fest Delicious food, rock ‘n roll bands and carnival games will keep thousands entertained and content during this weekend’s Little Red Church Festival, which will be held behind St. Charles Borromeo Church in Destrehan from Friday, May 2 until Sunday, May 4.

Voters will decide fate of ‘critical’ hospital tax
St. Charles Parish Hospital CEO Federico Martinez speaks at a groundbreaking for a new medical complex on the East Bank. On Saturday, voters will decide whether or not to renew a St. Charles Parish Hospital tax that will generate $2.6 million per year and allow the addition of a third ambulance shift during peak service hours. Officials say funds from the renewal would also support an expanded emergency room, operations of a recently unveiled cardiac catheterization lab and operating expenses of an urgent care center in Destrehan now under construction.


Sports

Granier’s no-hitter leads Wildcats to 3-0 playoff win
Kyle Barnett
Destrehan pitcher Kade Granier ruled the day as he pitched what coach Marty Luquet called the best game of his career in a no-hitter in the first round of the playoffs against Byrd.
Hahnville track and field team wins District 7-5A championship
Jonathan Menard
The Hahnville boys’ track and field team won their second-straight district championship last Thursday. The Tigers cruised to the District 7-5A title by scoring 124.50 points, edging out second place Thibodaux by 20 points.
7 of 10 All-District golf selections come from Hahnville, Destrehan
Jonathan Menard
Golfers from Hahnville and Destrehan dominated the District 7-5A All-District Team, with the Tigers placing four members on the squad and the Wildcats landing three on the team.
HHS wrestler finishes 2nd at national championship
Jonathan Menard
Hahnville High School wrestler Nicholas Lirette impressed at the Brute Nationals Wrestling Championship in Independence, Mo., finishing second in the 115-pound weight class for those in the 10th grade.
U-10 girls win Strawberry Cup
From staff and wire reports
Barcelona, made up of U-10 girls from St. Charles Parish, recently won the Strawberry Cup.
Hahnville chain gang marches into Hall of Fame
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville’s “World Famous Chain Gang” was inducted into the Friday Night Football Hall of Fame and fomer Hahnville head coach Lou Valdin stopped by to support them.
Apply now for summer camp
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation is now taking applications for its 2014 Inclusive Summer Day Camp.
Louisiana Breeze breezes through USSSA tourney undefeated
From staff and wire reports
The Louisiana Breeze baseball team went undefeated at the USSSA March Madness tournament.

Our View

Your responsibility is to vote Saturday
Among the most important days of the year in a democracy are election days, and one of those arrives this weekend in St. Charles Parish.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (May 1)
From staff and wire reports
•Jessica Ougel, 43, of 117 St. James St. in Gheens, was arrested on April 19 and charged with DWI and improper control of vehicle.



Lifestyles

St. Rose sailor assigned to Navy combat ship
From staff and wire reports
A 2008 Archbishop Rummel High School graduate and St. Rose native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of a small crew working aboard one of the country’s most versatile combat ships.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Miss Kitty”
From staff and wire reports
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Miss Kitty.
Children grow plants at East Bank Head Start
From staff and wire reports
Head Start student A’mya Jordan recently planted red beans after learning how to grow plants from seeds from teacher Karen Hebert.
You’ve got to read this! (May 1)
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
Missionary returns to Luling after 18 months
From staff and wire reports
Gelana Stovall returned to Luling earlier this year after serving as a full-time volunteer missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Mission.
Mimosa Park Elementary Captain’s Crew
From staff and wire reports
Mimosa Park Elementary Captain’s Crew is a title given to the top fifteen first and second grade students that participate in the library’s reading program.
St. Charles Women’s Club TeaCup Auction raises $15K
From staff and wire reports
The St. Charles Women’s Club recently held it’s Annual TeaCup Auction at the Chateau Country Club.
Mimosa Park Elementary awarded education grant
From staff and wire reports
Mimosa Park Elementary was awarded the River Parishes Education Initiatives grant.
Norco Elementary students of the month
From staff and wire reports
Students of the month were recently selected at Norco Elementary.
Miss and Teen St. Charles Farm Bureau 2014
From staff and wire reports
Lynleigh Angelle’ Landry was recently named Miss St. Charles Farm Bureau 2014.

Obituaries

Crovetto
Stephen M. “Coach” Crovetto, 63, went to be with the Lord on Friday, April 25.
Dean
Samuel “Earl” Dean Jr. , 89,went to be with his Lord on Monday, April 21 in Luling.
Simmons
Glenn Simmons, 49, passed away on April 9.