What's Happening




DHS counselors will hold parent nights
August 30, 2006 at 4:12 pm
Come join the Desterhan High School counselors on parent nights!

Nutcracker auditions set for Sept. 9
August 30, 2006 at 4:07 pm
River Region Ballet is hosting auditions for the 2006-2007 season and the upcoming productions of "The Nutcracker" on Sat., Sept. 9.

Kaylyn Elizabeth Sassin was born at Tulane Lakeside Hospital to proud parents on July 2. It's a girl!
August 30, 2006 at 4:04 pm
Angelle Madere and Brandon Sassin of River Ridge announce the birth of their daughter, Kaylyn Elizabeth Sassin on July 2 at Tulane Lakeside Hospital. She weighed 6 lb. 15 oz. and measured 19 3/4'', and was born at 7:28 p.m.

GCMC gets rid of mosquitos
August 30, 2006 at 3:59 pm
Tired of slapping mosquitos every time you go in your back yard? One area business has an answer to the problem.

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Barett Gregory were married on April 29 at Holy Family Church in Luling. Mr. & Mrs. Nicholas Barett Gregory
August 30, 2006 at 3:54 pm
The marriage of Miss Alaine Renee' Cancienne and Mr. Nicholas Barrett Gregory was solemnized on April 29, 2006 during an evening ceremony at Holy Family Church in Luling.

Emma, an Austrialian Shepard mix, is available for adoption at the St. Charles Parish Human Society. Pet of the Week
August 30, 2006 at 3:44 pm
Emma is a fun-loving, healthy 1-year-old Austrailian Shepard mix who has been updated on all vaccinations and is spayed.

HHS marching band marched on Independence Day in our nation's capital city, Washington D.C. ...And the beat marches on
August 30, 2006 at 3:19 pm
This summer the Hahnville High School marching band was invited to participate and represent the state of Louisiana at the annual Independence Day Parade in Washington D.C.

Editor held in child pornography case
August 30, 2006 at 3:17 pm
Leonard Gray, managing editor of the L'Observateur newspaper and a former managing editor of the St. Charles Herald Guide, was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and subsequently indicted on charges of possession and receipt of child pornography.

Center looking to put students to work with local businesses
August 30, 2006 at 3:07 pm
The St. Charles Parish Satellite Center is looking for local businesses and industries interested in serving as a host for job shadowing and/or internships (paid or unpaid) for its students.

Sampognaro hearing pushed back
August 30, 2006 at 3:03 pm
Last week’s edition featured an article detailing the Aug. 25 court hearing for David Sampognaro, who is being charged with possession of child pornography.

MAJOR SAM ZINNA attended the second annual FBI Regional Command College in Mississippi. Major Sam Zinna receives FBI training
August 30, 2006 at 2:55 pm
Major Sam Zinna joined other law enforcement officials from Louisiana and Mississippi attended the second annual FBI Regional Command College in Mississippi at the end of July.

Ramona Folse, 44, was reported missing on Aug. 24.  She was last seen at the Pier 90 Bar in Luling. Ama woman disappears
August 30, 2006 at 2:50 pm
According to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, a 44-year-old woman by the name of Ramona Folse was reported missing on Aug. 24.

Paradis man robbed at knife-point
August 30, 2006 at 2:47 pm
On Aug. 24 at approximately 2 a.m., a 32-year-old Paradis man was robbed at knife-point at a local bank located on River Road in Destrehan as he attempted to make a night deposit for his employer.

SWAT TEAM MEMBERS organized by  St. Charles Parish Sherrif Greg Champagne included: From Left: Captain Patrick Yoes, Lt. Rodney Madere, Dep.. Ryan Ordner, Dep.. David Erhmann, Captain  Jonathan Walsdorf, Sgt. Roscoe Brewer, Gary Martin, St. Charles School Surviving Katrina
August 30, 2006 at 2:34 pm
A year ago my neighbor, Renee Riddick, went to work at Memorial Hospital as Katrina rolled ashore near Buras. She was on call that stormy weekend as a newborn nurse. Husband David decided to take their three girls to Austin, TX to ride out the storm.

Last year, many trees that grew on or near the Willowridge levee were downed by Hurricane Katrina. Public works assistant director Poochie Cheramie was concerned that their uprooting may have damaged the levee. Westbank residents still waiting for levees
August 30, 2006 at 2:21 pm
One year after Hurricane Katrina, construction of the the Westbank Hurricane Protection Levee project is still moving at a snail’s pace.

More than 500 jobs listed by FEMA
August 30, 2006 at 2:16 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Human resources officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) report that more than 500 additional jobs will be available for Louisiana residents to help with the recovery of the state from the effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

These two boats, still lying along a roadside, look like candidates for the wrecking ball when it gets to them. A lot of other debris remains. Photographer Alfonso (Pompo) Bresciani takes his work seriously
August 30, 2006 at 2:06 pm
When he heard Ye Publisher and his wife toured the devastation in New Orleans via Louisiana National Guard helicopter soon after Katrina, he pleaded - - “Please, please, next time, take me along.”

Thanks for the Carriage Lane article
August 30, 2006 at 1:51 pm
Thank you for running the article on Carriage Lane. The result of it was a whole lot of for sale signs going up in the nerighborhood.