May 17, 2006 at 11:14 am
Melvin A. DeJean entered peacefully into eternal rest at River Regions Hospice House on Tuesday, May 9, 2006 after a lengthy battle with cancer for the past 10 years. He was 92 years old. He was a native of Lutcher and a former resident of Norco, La. for 63 years. He was the husband of the late Inez Simon DeJean by first marriage and the late Grace DeJean by second marriage. Father and father-in-law of Patricia DeJean Costa, Mel and Carolyn W. DeJea and Dennis and Martin DeJean. Brother of Ethel DeJean Hayes and the late George, Percy, Dudley, Elwood, Roy and Harry DeJean and Gloria DeJean Brignac and Shirley DeJean Knott. He was the son of the late George and Virginia Duhe DeJean. Also survived by 11 grandchildren and 30 great great grandchildren. Melvin was a retiree of Shell Oil Company in Norco. Relatives and friends of the family were invited to attend funeral services at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on May 13, 2006 at 11 a.m. Entombment at St. Peter Catholic Church Cemetery, Reserve, La., along side his beloved wife Inez. H.C. Alexander Funeral Home of Norco in charge of arrangements.
May 17, 2006 at 11:11 am
• Karen Falcon, 53, of 17 Bonura Dr., St. Rose, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery and illegal discharge of a firearm on May 8. Sheriff Champagne reports that the above subject was arrested following an altercation with her husband. During the altercation the subject allegedly cut the victim on legs with a kitchen knife and fire a shotgun into the wall of their residence.
|A Mother’s Sacrifice
May 10, 2006 at 1:59 pm
I recently had the great privilege of being with my sister Lauren as she was having her baby. It was quite a profound, intense and beautiful experience.
|Unnecessary stop signs
May 10, 2006 at 1:55 pm
To the editor:
With gasoline nearly $3 a gallon, and probably going higher, now would be a good time to remove unnecessary stop signs at intersections throughout Norco.
|Jazzfest joins Carnival in renewing our spirit
May 10, 2006 at 1:53 pm
Jazzfest 2006 was the best ever. It even rained Sunday and the show went on unabated. That indicated that nothing can deter music lovers from actively appreciating the rhythms and sounds of some of the greatest bands and singers in the nation.
|Spend it wisely
May 10, 2006 at 1:52 pm
Within the next few weeks, the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) will meet to review data and establish a new official revenue estimate for state government. The new estimate will serve as the certified amount of revenue the Legislature has to spend in the FY 2006-07 state budget.
|Tie one on and show your support
May 10, 2006 at 1:51 pm
Ever stopped to think what life would be like if there were no police to protect us. No laws, no checks and balances in a system that defines right and wrong. If you will, just picture it. Total lawlessness… no scenes of security for you, your family, and your property. Not a pretty thought is it?
|Fish will become our Navy to defend us from mosquitos
May 10, 2006 at 1:49 pm
When we reflect on how beautiful St. Charles Parish is, we think about its great outdoors that Mother Nature has blessed with an abundance of trees, wild plants and wildlife.
|Valero to move heavy equipment through Norco
May 10, 2006 at 1:46 pm
This week, four huge vessels, each weighing about 130 tons, will be trucked from the Bonne Carre Spillway to the Valero St. Charles refinery. Part of the plant's new upgrades, the equipment will be used in the hydrogen production facility, which is currently under construction. The Louisiana State Police and the St. Charles Sheriff's Department will help direct and detour traffic in an effort to ensure the safety of and minimize the impact on area residents.
|New ADA sworn in
May 10, 2006 at 1:44 pm
St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry J. Morel, Jr. has added a new Assistant District Attorney to his staff. Steven Gonzales was sworn in by Mr. Morel on April 24.
|Blanco has another shot at redemption
May 10, 2006 at 1:43 pm
BATON ROUGE -- Gov. Kathleen Blanco is on the threshold of her potential resurgence, with six weeks of the regular session behind her and just as much time remaining.
|Parish to provide kids with meals during the summer
May 10, 2006 at 1:41 pm
Children in St. Charles Parish will have the opportunity to get a nutritious and balanced meal from June 5 through July 13 at four designated food service sites throughout the parish.
|Ace Hardware associate nationally recognized for work after Katrina
May 10, 2006 at 1:35 pm
Destrehan, La. - In the wake of Hurricane Katrina’ s devastation, many local residents turned to Anthony’s Ace Hardware for help in rebuilding their homes and lives. However, if it weren't for the dedication and resolve of employee Leslie Lauman, those residents would have found a “closed" sign instead of a welcome mat.
|School board enacts sales tax holiday
May 10, 2006 at 1:33 pm
Members of the St. Charles Parish School Board passed a resolution at its meeting on May 3, that would provide a local "Sales Tax Holiday" to parish residents as a way of thanking the community for their commitment to public schooling in the area.
|Drunk driver harms officer
May 10, 2006 at 1:23 pm
Sgt. Bobby Gorman was severely injured when a Kenner man turned into his path of travel near the intersection of U.S. 61 and Riverbend Dr. in St. Rose the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office reported.
|Katrina has little effect on termite population
May 10, 2006 at 1:20 pm
Hurricane Katrina brought with her massive rainfall and flooding. In the storm’s aftermath, some residents in the area believed that the massive flooding would decrease the termite populations.
|Water rate increase expected
May 10, 2006 at 1:18 pm
At its May 15 meeting, the parish council will decide whether to increase the rates of water users in St. Charles Parish. If approved, the rate increase will pay for a $25 million plan to upgrade water treatment facilities on the east and west bank.
|Deputies caught smuggling drugs into jail
May 10, 2006 at 1:16 pm
Two corrections officers were arrested last week and charged with attempting to bring drugs into Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility in St. Charles Parish.
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Councilman Paul Hogan says Parish President V.J. St. Pierre did not properly carry out his duties when he didn’t challenge the warranty of a donated neighborhood in a move that may eventually cost taxpayers thousands of dollars.