Volume 141 Number 26 - Jun 26, 2014

News

Hahnville fire chief receives threatening letters after looking into missing items
One of the threatening letters left on Hahnville Fire Chief Stanley Wajda's vehicle. Items were purchased using federal grant
Subpoenas have been served to former Hahnville Fire Chief Reginald Gaubert and other members of the department in connection with an ongoing investigation by the Louisiana Board of Ethics.

Sheriff warns residents to be vigilant after flurry of phone scams
St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne is warning residents to be on the lookout for phone scams after several residents have received suspicious calls.


Sports

Hahnville-based Otto Candies cruises past Townsend Homes
Jonathan Menard
Earlier this month, St. Charles Catholic-based Townsend Homes struck for six runs in the first two innings on their way to a 6-4 win over Hahnville-based Otto Candies. On Monday, Otto Candies flipped the script.
Soccer camp kicks off July 7
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Parish’s summer soccer camp begins on Monday, July 7 and goes through Friday, July 11 every day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Registration deadline nears for fall ball
From staff and wire reports
Registration for fall baseball for players between the ages of 6 to 14 will end on July 11.
Des Allemands Gators win 11-12 championship
From staff and wire reports
The 9/10-year-old St. Rose Pirates won the National League baseball championship for St. Charles Parish.
Des Allemands Gators win 11-12 championship
From staff and wire reports
The Des Allemands Gators won the 11/12-year-old championship for St. Charles Parish.
Luling golfer named MVP
From staff and wire reports
Evan G. Lefort, a junior at Brother Martin High School from Luling, was this year’s recipient of the Warren Cervini Award - Most Valuable Golfer for the 2013-14 seasons.

Editorial

Citizens not told the full story by St. Charles Parish Hospital
Letters to the Editor
Dear editor, Once again the CEO of the St. Charles Parish Hospital played his version of the GAME known as, “And Now You Know The Rest of the Story.” In his version of the GAME, we, the citizens of St. Charles Parish never get the rest of the story.

Our View

St. Charles, Ochsner partnership is good for community
The fact that St. Charles Parish Hospital and Ochsner Health System are expanding their partnership in St. Charles Parish is a major news item for our medical system. Under the leadership of CEO Federico Martinez, our local hospital has certainly grown from a two-wing facility to one that can provide a lot more services to the parish on both sides of the river.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (June 26)
From staff and wire reports
•Zion Z. Zeringue, 21, of 361 Evelyn Drive in Luling, was arrested on June 3 and charged with possession of heroin.



Lifestyles

Looking Back...The George Prince ferry
Patrick Yoes
I was looking through my father’s old 35mm slides and found this rare photo taken around 1965.
Knights of Columbus donate 1,052 pounds of food to local food pantries
Kyle Barnett
In a mid-year food drive, the Knights of Columbus 9933 of Holy Family Catholic Church were able to solicit 590 pounds of donated non-perishable foods for the Social Concerns Food Pantry and donated an additional 462 pounds to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
St. Charles Parish Hospital hosts school-to-career internships
From staff and wire reports
Three teacher interns recently went through the school-to-career program at St. Charles Parish Hospital.
Showcase adoption pet “Amelia”
From staff and wire reports
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Amelia.