|Abortion bills could produce another heated debate
March 29, 2006 at 1:03 pm
BATON ROUGE -- It has been 16 years since the Legislature took up the issue of abortion in a real way, and many people still remember what a circus it was.
March 29, 2006 at 12:01 pm
Shirley Ann Negrotto Haydel, a native of New Orleans, LA, and a resident of Destrehan, LA, on Monday, March 20, 2006 in the afternoon in the presence of her family. She was 78 years old. Preceded in death by her devoted husband, Lester Joseph Haydel, Sr.; their daughter, Sandra Haydel Segrave-Tefarikis; her parents, Anna Shirley Passanante and Drebing A. Negrotto, Jr. and William J. Negrotto. Survived by her children: Leslie Haydel, wife of Francis J. Braud; son-in-law, Peter J. Tefarikis; Valerie Haydel, wife of Carlos J. Halder; Lester J. Haydel, Jr. and his wife, Paula Prudhomme; Dawn Haydel, wife of Christopher E. Higdon; Richard J. Haydel and his wife, Melanie Rodrigue, Anne Haydel, wife of David J. Landeche; Stacey Haydel, wife of Russ S. Keller; Michael C. Haydel and his wife Mary Schlorff; and her siblings: Eulalie Negrotto Montalto and John A. Negrotto. Also survived by 24 loving grandchilden and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation was at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Destrehan, LA. Entombment in St. Charles Borromeo Mausoleum. HC Alexander Funeral Home of Norco in charge of arrangements.
March 29, 2006 at 11:58 am
Best artists in town showcased
The St. Charles Art Guild will hold its Annual Art Show at the St. Charles Parish Library in St. Rose on April 7 and 8. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday from 2- 4pm. The guild will award Best of Show, 1st,2nd,3rd and honorable mention. Art students from DHS and HHS will also participate. The show will be in honor of Dee Rabalais, a charter member of the guild.
March 29, 2006 at 11:54 am
• Leroy Hensley, 60, of 430 Barber Rd., Paradis, LA, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery at the above address on March 21. Sheriff Champage reports that the above subject was arrested following an altercation with his wife. During the altercation the subject allegedly threw a vaccuum at the victim. The victim refused medical treatment.
•Eric Alexander, 17, of 409 Longview Drive, Destrehan, LA, was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule 1-second offense at 276 Dunlieth Drive, Destrehan, LA, on March 23. Sheriff Champagne reports that the above subject was a passenger in a vehicle whiched deputies had stopped for a traffic violation. Deputies detected the smell of the marijuana from the vehicle. Deputies found a bag of marijuana in the center console of the vehicle.
• Rayfeild Joseph Davis, 29, of 201 Quarter Road, Edgard, LA, was arrested and charged with theft of goods at 5800 Hwy. 44, Convent, LA, on March 26. Sheriff Champagne reports that the subject was arrested on a warrant for the above charge. Subject walked out of store without paying for a case of beer.
• Elaina Lynn Smith, 27, of 525 Marino Drive, Norco, LA, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery in the 300 Block of Evangeline Road, Montz, LA, on March 26. Sheriff Champagne reports that the above subject was arrested on a warrant for the above charge. Subject was involved in an altercation with a victim. Subject allegedly turned the wheels of her vehicle and took off, making contact with the victim.
• Glenn Jenkins, 40, of 490 Boutte Estate Drive, Boutte, LA, was arrested and charged with attempted burglary and simple burglary at 172 Boutte Estate Drive, Boutte, LA, on March 26. Sheriff Champagne reports that the above subject was arrested on a warrant for the above charges. The subject allegedly broke into the victim’s home and vandalized the interior of her kitchen and living room.
|Real Estate Transactions
March 29, 2006 at 11:51 am
•153 Clayton Drive, Norco for $85,000 from Elizabeth Isbell, Judy Vivone, Brian Guidry, Stephen Guidry, Robin Clouatre to Joseph Guidry, Jr. on Feb. 3rd.
•Lot F-1 River Road, Norco for $20,000 from the Holmes Family to DG Norco, LLC on Feb. 20th.
|Gone but not forgotten
March 29, 2006 at 11:25 am
Destrehan High School has a rich and fascinating history. Official School Board minutes of July 12, 1923 say that 3 1/2 acres of land donated by Mexican Petroleum Corporation [first major industry in St. Charles Parish] went to build the first high school on the east bank.
|A way out
March 29, 2006 at 11:18 am
Keeping St. Charles Parish a safe community is what the drug court is all about. The highly successful program offers an alternative to jail time.
|By the grace of God, we will rebuild
March 29, 2006 at 11:10 am
Katrina, along with destructive winds and catastrophic flooding, brought with her small tornadoes that hit here and there with no rhyme or reason. One such tornado touched down and destroyed the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ama.
|Wetland Watchers wins national award
March 22, 2006 at 3:28 pm
From a crowded field of worthy entrants, the LaBranche Wetland Watchers, an outdoor educational program for Harry Hurst Middle School, won the 2006 National Silver Star, a $10,000 prize.
|Brou: Now is the time for panic
March 22, 2006 at 3:20 pm
The east bank water crisis ratcheted up another notch at the parish council meeting on Monday evening. At the meeting, Department of Waterworks Director Robert Brou told members in an impassioned address that C Plant's failure “could happen tonight."
|Clearing New Paths for the Future
March 22, 2006 at 3:14 pm
When St. Charles Parish teachers Barry Guillot, Craig Howat and Daniel Martin along with local environmentalist Milton Cambre surveyed the damage from Hurricane Katrina to their proposed site for the region's first public nature trail, they were encouraged by the lack of erosion from the tidal surge.
|Could cure given to Maria Esperanza be for the Bird Flu?
March 22, 2006 at 3:08 pm
In an unprecedented speech last week, Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt recommended that Americans start storing canned tuna and powdered milk under their beds as the prospect of a deadly bird flu outbreak approaches the United States.
|It’s all about balance
March 22, 2006 at 3:07 pm
We all mark certain events in our lives with anniversaries by which, throughout time, our kind have kept their sorrows and their joys, their victories, their revelations and their obligations alive, for re-celebration and re-dedication of another year.
|Shell and Motiva donate parks
March 22, 2006 at 3:04 pm
Two newly developed Greenbelt Recreational Parks in Norco were dedicated and donated to St. Charles Parish Recreational Department in ribbon cutting ceremonies on Saturday, March 11.
|Espouse optimism but budget cautiously
March 22, 2006 at 3:02 pm
As required by law, the governor recently submitted her executive budget for Fiscal Year (FY) `07 in advance of the Regular Session. The $20-plus billion budget proposal turned some heads due to its size and the amount of new spending it contains.
|Local leaders add support to the Jindal Bill
March 22, 2006 at 3:00 pm
Congressman Bobby Jindal was recently joined by parish presidents, mayors, and coastal advocacy groups to add further weight behind the push to pass his Domestic Energy Production through Offshore Exploration and Equitable Treatment of State Holdings Act of 2006.
|Outstanding citizens honored
March 22, 2006 at 2:58 pm
Every year, we honor people in the parish by selecting them as outstanding citizens, young people and deputies.
This year, a much larger number of such people in the parish were honored, mainly because of outstanding accomplishments in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
|Dow Offers $6,000 in PTEC Scholarships
March 22, 2006 at 2:27 pm
The chemical industry has been vocal about how their operations have changed over the years. Technology has changed and, as a result, the skill sets a plant operator must have today have changed through the years as well. That is why Dow St. Charles Operations and neighboring companies have partnered with the Louisiana Technical College -- River Parishes Campus to offer an Associate's Degree in Process Technology (PTEC).
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• Hahnville head football coach resigns
• Destrehan knocks off Dutchtown, advances to state semifinals
• Hahnville, Destrehan soccer teams will face off in Steve Gleason fundraiser
• Playoffs week two players of the week
• 7 Tiger wrestlers place in top 3 at Rebel Open
Sheriff offering Xbox One in order to catch Norco vandals - 830 views
In order to track down vandals who have used pellet guns to cause damage to 11 windows, homes and vehicles in Norco, St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne is offering an Xbox One for information leading to the arrests and convictions of those responsible.
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