Editorial




People aren't cattle
August 30, 2006 at 1:41 pm
Gov. Blanco and Louisiana Homeland Security need to firm up the details of the state evacuation plan.

Voters to decide on controversial amendments Sept. 30
August 30, 2006 at 1:31 pm
On September 30th, you will have 13 amendments to vote on, with an additional 8 amendments on the November 7th ballot.

Levee upgrade is not enough
August 30, 2006 at 1:26 pm
Hurricane season is well underway and, understandably, the overwhelming concern is that if another “big one” hits southeast Louisiana, the levees will break again.

Reed & Landry... a special pair of safeties
August 30, 2006 at 1:17 pm
It is rare to have two players in the same sport that are considered at the top rung in their particular position, but that is indeed the case with former Destrehan High School and current Baltimore Ravens All-Pro Ed Reed and former Hahnville High School and LSU All-American safety LaRon Landry.

TEAM MEMBERS are, front row, from left, Scott Stonestreet, Sam Carriere, Dillon Boudreaux, Andrew Massa, Chase Haslett, Hosh Hanberry and Brandon Lucich (Bat Boy). Back row, from left, coach Troy Desentz, Jake Roussel, Dylan Lucich, Garrett Lee, Jared Har Colt .45s win national championship
August 30, 2006 at 1:06 pm
The Colt .45s Baseball team, a select traveling baseball organization from the River Parishes, recently won a Super Series 14-Under National Championship at the Fountain Bluff Sports Complex in Liberty, Missouri.

Runningback Ivory Washington carries the ball against the St. James Wildcats last week. Hahnville to face McDonogh 35
August 30, 2006 at 1:02 pm
Hahnville will host the McDonogh 35 Roneagles tomorrow night in the first match up of the 2006 season. Last week Hahnville faced off against the Wildcats of St. James in the Ed Reed Jamboree held in Boutte.

Destrehan running back Jerico Nelson (#7) rushed for 36 yards on seven carries Friday night. Wildcats rampage Rebels in jamboree
August 30, 2006 at 12:46 pm
The Destrehan Wildcats provided a preview of the 2006 team last Friday night when they took on the Riverside Rebels in the second night of the Ed Reed River Parishes Jamboree.

Martin Reinschmit takes a few swings at Ormond Country Club. Destrehan golfer to participate in PGA Tour
August 24, 2006 at 3:32 pm
Destrehan resident, Martin Reinschmit, is scheduled to participate in the 2006 PGA Tour Superstore World Amateur Handicap Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Aug. 28-Sept. 1.

Members of the 2006 14U USSSA State Champions: Bottom Row - Jacey Mouton, Houma. Brittany Schexnayder, Kenner. Courtney Western, Ponchatoula. Heather Barber, St. Rose. Mindi Robichaux, Houma. TOP ROW - Bailey Flores, Luling. Ashley Landry, Luling. Megan L Hurricanes place 3rd at World Series
August 24, 2006 at 3:28 pm
The Louisiana Hurricanes recently completed their summer season by winning the Louisiana State USSSA Fastpitch Softball Championship in Lafayette and placing third at the USSSA 13U World Series held in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Let the games begin
August 24, 2006 at 3:25 pm
Are you ready for some football? High school football teams square off in two nights of jamborees.

Alexandria native Doug Farr looks over a scrapbook at home in Lake Charles. The former golf pro was recently elected into the McNeese State Sports Hall of Fame. Doug Farr inducted into McNeese Sports Hall of Fame
August 24, 2006 at 3:19 pm
McNesse State University recently announced the inductees for their 2006 Sports Hall of Fame, and among them is the former club pro for Willowdale Country Club, Doug Farr.

River Region Ballet to hold auditions
August 24, 2006 at 3:16 pm
DESTREHAN, La. – The River Region Ballet will hold open auditions for the 2006-2007 season for dancers ages 7 and up on Sat., Sept. 9. This year, RRB will perform its annual production of “The Nutcracker” in December and a mixed bill spring concert titled “Celebrating Diverse Cultures” in March to commemorate St. Charles Parish’s bicentennial year. New Orleans natives Eleanor Bernard Carney and Ian Carney will perform with the company as guest artists this year.

Where are they now?
August 24, 2006 at 3:14 pm
Last week’s Lifestyle section of the St. Charles Herald Guide featured a “Where are they now?” articled that focused on the interesting accomplishments of a particular Hahnville High School alumnus.

St. Charles Parish Girl Scouts to hold recruitment event Aug. 26
August 24, 2006 at 3:08 pm
NEW ORLEANS- Interested in learning what Girl Scouting is all about? Wonder no more. A Girl Scout recruitment event is being held to give St. Charles Parish families the opportunity to find out about Girl Scouting, recruit adult volunteers, and/or register girls for placement in an available troop.

Last year, Norco hosted the one of the largest River Parish Fall Festivals to date. The 2006 fall festival line up
August 24, 2006 at 2:55 pm
As summer draws to a close, many will gladly say goodbye to the hot, sweltering days that have lurked around for the past few months and openly welcome the cool breezes of a new season that will bring with them the excitement of fall festivals.

Obituaries
August 24, 2006 at 2:49 pm
SCOTT
Ruth Louise Victor Scott on Saturday, August 12, 2006 at Ochsner Hospital, Jefferson, La. Daughter of the late Loula Barre and Lionel Victor. Wife of the late Joseph Casey Scott, Jr. Mother of Barbara (Milton) Lockett, Rose (Roland) Lockett, Reggie (Norman) Gordon and Janice (Tommy) Petetant. Sister of the late Felecien, Gilbert and Lawrence Victor. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Age 90 years. A native of Edgard, La., and a resident of Killona, La. Relatives and friends of the family were invited to attend funeral services at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Hahnville, La. Interment at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Father Bernard Francis, Celebrant. Serviced by Robottom.

Mother knows best
August 24, 2006 at 2:46 pm
I want you to imagine for a moment that you are the mother or father of a young child who you love so very much. Some of you may actually be in this role right now, or have been in the past.

Patio lots not all that bad, if handled correctly
August 24, 2006 at 2:42 pm
Our local volunteer fire departments have every right to be concerned about the current Patio Lots proposal.

Trout fishing has been hit or miss in Grand Isle
Trout fishing has been hit or miss in Grand Isle
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Trout fishing in Grand Isle has been hit or miss this summer. Depending on who you talk to, some anglers have caught limits of trout, while others have struggled to catch a few.