Lifestyles




81-year-old Luling resident Sal Noto relies on purple martins to control his mosquito population. The birds travel up from Brazil each year and nest in southeast Louisiana. Put an end to your summertime mosquito woes
June 13 at 10:52 am
As the temperatures rise and summer quickly approaches, mosquito populations are growing and the insects are becoming more and more intrusive.

Students wave goodbye for the summer Students wave goodbye for the summer
June 06 at 10:26 am
Mimosa Park Students waved goodbye to the 2013-2014 school year last week as they boarded the buses one last time until next school year.

Representatives of the St. Charles Club with the current District Governor, Barbara Mauldin. St. Charles chapter named Rotary Club of the Year
June 06 at 10:25 am
The Rotary Club of St. Charles was recently presented with several awards, including the Rotary Club of the Year (Large Club), Presidential Citation and the Club Achievement Award at the District 6840 Conference.

Evan “Evan” Humane Society showcase adoption pet
June 06 at 10:23 am
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Evan.

(Left) Emma Vanacor. (Right) Paetin Simon. Young at Art month of May winners
June 06 at 10:19 am
Two St. Charles Parish students were recently named art winners for the month of May for River Parishes Hospital.

Hahnville High School principal Ken Oertling Hahnville principal to vie for state principal of the year
June 06 at 10:17 am
Hahnville High School principal Ken Oertling has been announced as a finalist for Louisiana Principal of the Year.
Oertling will join a panel of ten finalists who will be interviewed by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education later this month.

Daves-Cortez wedding Daves-Cortez wedding
June 06 at 10:07 am
Kim and Mary Lou Daves of Coila, Miss. announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Daves, to Gage Cortez.

Two boys read a book given to them during a visit from the Bugmobile. Library program offers cash prizes to kids, adults who read this summer
June 06 at 9:50 am
The summer reading program is back once again at St. Charles Parish libraries for readers of all ages who want to flex their literary muscles and get a chance to win prizes.

Taylor Hogan Book review: “The Death of Bees”
May 30 at 12:17 pm
The Death of Bees, a fiction book written by Lisa O’Donnel, is set in destitute parts of modern-day Glasgow.

Marcy “Marcy” Humane Society showcase adoption pet
May 30 at 12:12 pm
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Marcy.

Hahnville Class of 2014 Valedictorian Derek Walker Valedictorian speech wows Hahnville crowd
May 30 at 12:07 pm
On graduation day, Friday, May 16, Hahnville High School Valedictorian Derek Walker received a standing ovation for a speech he gave to the graduating class of 2014.
Below is the speech in its entirety, which he dedicated to his grandfather Lawrence Baudouin Sr. who passed away on Friday, April 25.

Rochelle Fahrig and her son Sebastian show off one of the family’s young chickens. Backyard chickens come home to roost as trend takes off
May 30 at 12:04 pm
Across the nation, several people have latched onto the trend of backyard chicken farming and increasingly more and more St. Charles Parish residents are doing so as well.

(Left) Cecil Folse, of Des Allemands, won the gold medal in structural welding and also took him the safety award. (Right) 2014 Hahnville graduate Nathan Sutton won the bronze in structural welding. Local welders take medals at national championship
May 23 at 8:00 am
After coming in first in the Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. regional welding competition last month, Cecil Folse did not know if he could make it to the National Craft Championships held on May 2 in Birmingham, Ala.

Applicants sought for the Ethel Schoeffner Scholarship
May 22 at 10:31 am
College students who have graduated from either Destrehan High School or Hahnville High School may be eligible to apply for the Ethel Schoeffner Scholarship.

Colby Vicknair, Marilyn Glore, Emma Rome, Taylor Donaldson and teacher/parent Christy Donaldson. Cake bingo
May 22 at 10:30 am
Family fun filled the air at Norco Elementary’s annual cake bingo held in the school cafeteria.

(L-R) Vocalist of the Year Camille Alack, Director Karl Harrod, nominee John Radcliffe and nominee Kiersten McPherson
Harry Hurst choir vocalist of the year
May 22 at 10:29 am
Camille Alack has been named the Harry Hurst Middle School Choir Vocalist of the Year Award.

Claudette Breaux Book review: “The Bell Jar”
May 22 at 10:27 am
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath is often regarded as a classic piece of literature.

(Front row L-R) Avery Lagarde, Brady Napolitano, Arden Hales, Ava Levin, Brianna Williams, and James Vignes.  (Back row L-R) Mallory Gitz, Malik Jefferson, Ella Schweitzer, Joshua Naquin, Drexler Burgess and Emma Cazentre. New Sarpy library reading award winners
May 22 at 10:26 am
New Sarpy Elementary Library has announced the winners for their recent reading program, “Rock ‘n’ Read!”

Accounting mistake cost company $8 million
Accounting mistake cost company $8 million
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After failing to reapply for a state-provided tax exemption, a local latex manufacturer is getting hit with a nearly tenfold property tax increase.