Obituaries




Williams
March 26, 2008 at 1:57 pm
Preston Williams passed away on Friday, March 7, 2008 at his home in Luling, LA was called to his Heavenly Home.

Comardelle
March 26, 2008 at 1:56 pm
Edmond 'White' Comardelle passed away on Monday, March 17, 2008 at age 74.

Bergeron
March 26, 2008 at 1:55 pm
Edith Keller Bergeron died on March 13, 2008 at 9:25 p.m. at Ormond Nursing and Care Center, Destrehan, LA. Age 98.

Sheriff's Reports
March 26, 2008 at 1:50 pm
Arrests
•Calvin White, 33, of 12325 Highway 18, Apt. 3 in Luling was arrested on March 14 and charged with aggravated assault.

Accounting policies conform to accepted principles
March 26, 2008 at 1:49 pm
To the editor:
I am writing in response to the article that appeared in last week's issue of your newspaper. Unfortunately, the attention-grabbing headline does not reflect the content of the article. It also does not reflect that the audit determined the accounting and reporting policies of the St. Rose Volunteer Fire Department do, in fact, conform to generally accepted accounting principles as applicable to governmental units.

Finance Dept. didn’t read auditor’s letter
March 26, 2008 at 1:48 pm
To the Editor:
On the issue of possible financial improprieties in the use of public funds (the fire stations receive a great percentage of their income from tax dollars), I find it extraordinary that the Finance Dept. of St. Charles Parish (who, it appears, is supposed to review audits of the fire stations) did not even bother to read the auditor's letter which accompanied the audit. This is a very important part of the audit. SCP itself had withheld payment to the fire station for many months following information that the auditor could not prepare the audit because information was being withheld.

Should old Charity be saved?
March 26, 2008 at 1:47 pm
A controversy is going on now about the future of Charity Hospital in New Orleans which was put out of commission by Hurricane Katrina. Should it be restored as the new Charity Hospital that is now being planned or demolished and put into the trash heap of history?

St. Charles Hospital is serving us well
March 26, 2008 at 1:46 pm
We are blessed in St. Charles Parish with a hospital that has provided the type of services that were mainly needed in the past and is keeping up with the times in this day of modern medicine.

Program lets families save money by building own home
March 26, 2008 at 1:43 pm
Families in St. Charles Parish are finding out that the cheapest way to move into a new home may just be by building it themselves.

Auditor: Cochran broke law Auditor: Cochran broke law
March 26, 2008 at 9:17 am
Ronald Dawson, the certified public accountant who conducted an audit of the St. Rose Fire Station in 2006, says that Councilman and Fire Chief Larry Cochran broke a state law by allowing his mother to live at the station.

Council ‘intelligent’ enough to award contracts without board approval
March 26, 2008 at 9:17 am
St. Charles Parish officials and Parish President V.J. St. Pierre are looking at a plan that would do away with the Quality Based Selection Review Board, a group of professionals from outside the parish that determine which engineering and architectural firms get contracts.

Echoes of the past brought into the present Echoes of the past brought into the present
March 26, 2008 at 9:17 am
Chef Ed Rhinehart keeps a diary loaded with the tidbits and food recipes that have helped him become a local star in the Louisiana culinary scene. Little did he know that journal marks he made seven years ago would in fact turn into a prophecy of sorts.

Parish may hire inmates to help fill labor needs Parish may hire inmates to help fill labor needs
March 26, 2008 at 9:16 am
A shortage of workers is greatly impacting the amount of parish projects that are completed on time. That's why Sam Scholle, director of the parish's public works and wastewater department, along with Parish President V.J. St.

Parish air too dirty
March 26, 2008 at 9:16 am
The federal government has announced that the air in St. Charles Parish, as well as in 345 other counties and parishes across the nation, is too dirty to breathe, putting residents at risk for heart and asthma attacks.

Pump costs could fall, project slated for July start
March 26, 2008 at 9:16 am
The West Bank pump project will finally be moving forward and construction could start as early as July. That's because St. Charles Parish has been working with project engineer Rick Shread and consultant C. J. Savoie to ensure that the project isn't overpriced this time around.

Farmer’s market Easter parade is ‘egg-cellent’ fun for the family
March 22, 2008 at 11:42 am
DESTREHAN - The German Coast Farmers' Market will host its second Easter parade, Kid Krewe du Market, on Saturday, March 22 at 10 a.m. on the market grounds, Ormond Plantation on River Road in Destrehan.

Children ages 8 and under are invited to dress up in costume and parade through the Market in their decorated wagons to celebrate Easter.

The wagons must be pulled by an adult and throws are to be provided by the participants.

Entry fee is $5 and registration is held at 9:30 a.m. at the sign-up table at the Market. 1st and 2nd place prizes will be awarded.

While enjoying the festivities, which also included Easter Egg Hunt, Face Painting, and a visit from the Easter Bunny, plan to shop the Market for your Easter dinner “fixins.”

For more information visit the website at www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org or call (985)764-9762.

Green eggs and Easter Green eggs and Easter
March 19, 2008 at 5:08 pm
When Sue Kruse of Boutte stopped by a Ponchatoula feed store last Easter to buy a baby chick for her great-granddaughter Brittany, little did she know that the black-and-emerald feathered bird she chose had a surprise in store for the family - it would soon be laying green eggs.

Two boys selected as All-American players Two boys selected as All-American players
March 19, 2008 at 3:55 pm
Two boys were selected as All-American players from the 8-year-old St. Charles Parish All-Star team during the International Biddy Tournament held in Thibodaux.

St. Charles Parish remembering Katrina
St. Charles Parish remembering Katrina
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I got a phone call from a friend who worked at a contractor that was doing clean up at the Murphy oil spill in St. Bernard Parish after Katrina.

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