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Irish potatoes are a popular vegetable for many home gardeners because they are easy to grow and often return a high yield for the small area they occupy in the garden.Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 1:31 pm


Joseph H. Schneider passed away on Dec. 31, 2008 at his home following a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Virginia Quinn Schneider; children, Sandy Arnold and her husband Ken of Luling, Barbara Schneider of Tucson, Ariz, Joseph R. Schneider and his wife, Sharon, of Chester, NJ; sisters, Eleanor Moran, Florence Sharp and Marge Hallas all of Illinois; seven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 12:30 pm


Beverly Mary Millet Schexnaydre died on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at the age of 79, in Kenner. She was a native of Norco and resident of Destrehan for 43 years. Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 12:29 pm


Stephen Jude Johnson (46) of Norco was unexpectedly welcomed into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Jan. 24, 2009. He was born Dec. 15, 1962 in Baton Rouge, and a resident of Norco for the past 25 years. Graduate of Destrehan High School and University of Phoenix. Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 12:28 pm


Paula Ann Nazio, age 40, passed away on Jan. 17, 2009 at 9:06 a.m. Native and resident of Paradis. Visitation was held at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on Friday, Jan. 23 followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Charles Cemetery. Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 12:27 pm


Katie Macalusa Dufrene, 66, a resident of Boutte, died Friday, Jan. 16, 2009. Visitation was from 9 a.m. to funeral time Tuesday at Falgout Funeral Home in Raceland. Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 12:26 pm


Lisa Cortez Adams passed away on Jan. 21, 2009 at 1:24 p.m. Native of Des Allemands and resdient of Raceland. Survived by her husband Tony Adams, her father Fredick “Crip” Cortez and his wife Berdine “Dee” Cortez.Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Laws not outdated, 4-way stop signs are too plentiful

Dear Editor,
I wanted to thank Kim Perret for the compliments she gave me on my recent letter stating the facts concerning 4-way stop signs. Just like Joe Friday says on the TV show, Drag Net, “Just the facts, ma’am. Just the facts.” Well, the fact is that the federal traffic manual, which is used in every state in the union, is not outdated or antiquated. Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Parish must pay to recycle -- goods are harder to sell

By Renee Allemand-Simpson
Parish activities are revving back up after the Christmas season. And they’re happening on all scales - from the Parish Council submitting infrastructure projects to President Barack Obama and the Louisiana Congressional Delegation for federal funding, to a local parish cleanup day. Those issues and more are making news this January. Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Abortion breaks the cycle of poverty?

Last Thursday, Jan. 22, we joined over 300,000 other pro-lifers who flooded Washington D.C. for the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The 2009 Pro-life March was a powerful event, (see pictures page 7) yet the endless procession of protesters marching down Pennsylvania Avenue, hardly made the news. Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 11:55 am

VFW scam preys on patriotic residents

A scam artist is trying to use the local VFW group as a way to trick patriotic parish residents into giving out personal information and making “donations” so that care packages can be delivered to soldiers overseas and to veterans living in the area.Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 9:06 am

Councilman doesn’t want prying eyes viewing e-mail

The servers of the Parish Council and the parish administration have been combined, a move that will save the government $20,000, according to Information Technology Director Kendall Stall.Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 9:05 am

Monument still sought for Luling Ferry Disaster victims

Filmmaker Royd Anderson is on a crusade to get a memorial in St. Charles Parish where the worst ferry accident in U.S. history took place.Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 9:05 am

Change in parade route allows more people to view

The line-up and staging area for the Krewe of Lul parade will no longer be within the Angus Drive and Sugarhouse Road route as it has been in past years.Read More...
January 28, 2009 at 9:05 am

Auxiliary sponsors ‘Valentine’ drive

BOUTTE - The Ladies Auxiliary of Luling Post 3750 is sponsoring “Operation Valentine” to raise money to ship care packages and Valentine bags to troops deployed afar on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wal-Mart in Boutte.

The group, which will sell yellow ribbons for $2 at the event, also encourages residents to write uplifting and encouraging letters and Valentines to the soldiers. A drop-off box will be on location. Stuffed animals will also be collected.
January 24, 2009 at 11:09 am

PTA hosts cake bingo on Jan. 23

DES ALLEMANDS - Allemands Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Association will sponsor a cake bingo Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. at St. Gertrude Catholic Church’s Father Mac Community Center in Des Allemands.

Food will be sold. Gift baskets will be raffled. For more information, call the school at 985-758-7427.
January 23, 2009 at 11:09 am

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