Volume 141 Number 21 - May 22, 2014


Cancer survivor creates handmade dolls to raise funds for American Legion
Mary Rosalie Palmisano-Lovetro creates these exquisite handmade rag dolls and raffles them off for charity. A St. Rose cancer survivor who created rag dolls by hand in order to raise money for those fighting the disease is now hoping proceeds from three new dolls will help generate funds for the American Legion.


Former rivals team up to lead Delgado to World Series
Jonathan Menard
Two former St. Charles Parish high school baseball rivals teamed up last week to help lead Delgado Community College to the Junior College World Series for only the third time in the school’s history.
Destrehan’s spring ends without emergence of starting quarterback
Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan football team took the field in a three-team scrimmage on Friday, but after the day was over Wildcat head coach Stephen Robicheaux wasn’t any closer to naming a starting quarterback.
Register for HHS baseball camp
From staff and wire reports
Hahnville High School will host its baseball camp from Monday, June 2 until Friday, June 6. The camp will begin at 9 a.m. and last until 3 p.m. each day.
Former HHS standout signs football scholarship
From staff and wire reports
Former Hahnville High School linebacker Linzell Rhodes will continue his football career with Mississippi Valley State University.
Family dominates Mullet Toss
From staff and wire reports
The Bustamante family participated in the Mullet Toss in Gulf Shores, Ala. and dominated the event.

Our View

Memorial Day needs our attention
There is a major remembrance day coming up though some of us may not realize it. Louisiana has so many celebratory days in the beginning of the year that we are likely to overlook one of the most important ones.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff’s Reports (May 22)
From staff and wire reports
Arrests •Gabriel C. Bennett, 30, of 159 Shaw St. in Hahnville, was arrested on May 15 and charged with possession of heroin and simple burglary.


HHS University of Louisiana-Lafayette scholarships
From staff and wire reports
Reiana Brown and Chase Donohue are the 2014 recipients of an endowed scholarship marking the 50th Anniversary of the Hahnville High Class of 1957.
DHS graduates honored at LSU
From staff and wire reports
Destrehan High School 2009 advanced studies graduates Tate Stumper, Marc Rios and Renee Fogarty recently graduated from Louisiana State University with degrees in chemical engineering.
You’ve got to read this! (May 22)
From staff and wire reports
New books are waiting for you in your St. Charles Parish libraries.
Pageant winner
From staff and wire reports
Maya Gauthier, a freshman at Southeastern University in Hammond was recently crowned Miss Krimson and Kreme.
“Cutie” Humane Society showcase adoption pet
From staff and wire reports
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Cutie.
Students of the month
From staff and wire reports
Students of the month were recently chosen from Norco Elementary.
New Sarpy library reading award winners
From staff and wire reports
New Sarpy Elementary Library has announced the winners for their recent reading program, “Rock ‘n’ Read!”
Book review: “The Bell Jar”
From staff and wire reports
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath is often regarded as a classic piece of literature.
Harry Hurst choir vocalist of the year
From staff and wire reports
Camille Alack has been named the Harry Hurst Middle School Choir Vocalist of the Year Award.
Cake bingo
From staff and wire reports
Family fun filled the air at Norco Elementary’s annual cake bingo held in the school cafeteria.
Applicants sought for 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.


Dr. Rodney R. Lafon, 63, passed away on Monday, May 12.