Lifestyles




Congrats Grad
May 31, 2006 at 12:45 pm
Christopher Pickett, son of Ray and Lynne Pickett of Des Allemands received his Bachelor of Science degree in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Commencement was held on May 20.

Welcome little one
May 31, 2006 at 12:43 pm
Sarah Elizabeth Edwards was born on March 21, 2006 to Brian and Lynn Foret Edwards.

Daisy-Bolden
May 31, 2006 at 12:41 pm
Mrs. Susie Brown Johnson and Mr. Anthony Ronald Daisy are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Keisha Daisy to Dwayne Bolden, son of Rev. and Mrs. Mitchell Bolden, Jr.

Matherne-Meyer Matherne-Meyer
May 31, 2006 at 12:37 pm
Dawn Erica Matherne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eric J Matherne of Bayou Gauche, Louisiana, was married on Saturday April 29, 2006 to Dr. Brett Cowan Meyer, son of Ms. Karen Meyer and Dr. John Meyer of Hollywood, Fla. Rabbi Alan Tufts officiated the sunset ceremony at the Pelican Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale.

2006 Catfish Festival Baby and Youth Winners 2006 Catfish Festival Baby and Youth Winners
May 31, 2006 at 12:28 pm
The Louisiana Catfish Festival held its annual Baby and Youth Pageant on May 13 and the support of the 51 contestants made it a huge success.

America’s Pastime is alive and well almost every night during the summer at local ballparks. Recreation summer baseball games in full swing
May 24, 2006 at 12:54 pm
The recreation department's summer baseball teams are already busy hitting home runs, and sliding into bases. "We are on our 8th game this week," said Robert Brown of the St. Charles Recreation Department. The recreation department offers competitive baseball teams for residents between the ages of 5 and 18 years-old.

Dawan Landry has left a trail of stars behind him, from the Hahnville High School to Georgia Tech, and, finally, to the roster of the Baltimore Ravens. Landry goes in 5th round
May 24, 2006 at 12:49 pm
St. Charles Parish continues to produce world-class athletes, and at the recent National Football League Draft that became even more evident, as former Hahnville High School Quarterback Dawan Landry made the jump to the National Football League following a standout career at Georgia Tech. Taken in the fifth round, Landry was selected 146 overall.

Time for tax cuts
May 24, 2006 at 12:28 pm
Louisiana families tell me time and again about their hard work to make ends meet. Between paying for groceries, gasoline for our cars and trucks and energy costs to cool our homes, it’s hard for many families to find enough each month to pay the bills, much less try to help kids through school or think about putting some away for a rainy day. Saving is difficult when taxes are high, but luckily tax relief is on its way for every income tax payer, and that means more money in the pockets of Louisiana families. Congress recently passed the Tax Increase Prevention and Reconciliation Act, which will keep our taxes low and keep the economy growing.

William Becknel, Robbie Wilson, Charles Cancienne, Raymond Walters and John Clark. Call to duty
May 24, 2006 at 12:27 pm
Each year millions gather on Memorial Day, barbequing and pitching horseshoes all across America. While most pass the time with ease and carefree delight, very few actually know what the holiday represents.

A photo of Pier 90 taken during Hurricane Rita. While the proposed homes would be on stilts, the photo shows how much water can inundate the area. New subdivision vetoed by Laque
May 24, 2006 at 12:25 pm
In a rare move, Parish President Albert Laque vetoed an ordinance to approve a five home subdivision in an area designated wetlands along Highway 90, citing a propensity for flooding.

As one of the largest refineries in North America, the New Sarpy plant hopes to be at full capacity by next week, assisting America’s fuel needs. A big boom at Valero
May 24, 2006 at 12:23 pm
Local residents were startled when an explosion at the 1,000 acre Valero St. Charles Refinery shook up homes for miles Saturday night around 11:30 p.m. The fire and explosion shot into the air from a unit that is used to produce diesel fuel causing flames to shoot more than 100 feet.

Priest ‘Underground': New Orleans disaster has deep spiritual implications
May 24, 2006 at 12:22 pm
Eight months after a ferocious hurricane devastated huge swaths of New Orleans and the Mississippi coast, the notion that such damage can be part of a purification or "chastisement" continues to be met with fierce resistance.

Four new principals appointed Four new principals appointed
May 24, 2006 at 12:17 pm
The St. Charles Parish School Board announced the names of several teachers and staff that have received new appointments for the 2006-2007 school year.

Loud music sprouts surprise Loud music sprouts surprise
May 24, 2006 at 12:16 pm
During a traffic stop by a St. Charles Parish Sheriff's deputy, Gary Eugene, Jr., 25, was arrested for growing marijuana and driving with a suspended license.

Sheriff Reports
May 24, 2006 at 12:15 pm
Arrests
~ Sheriff Champagne reports that the subjects below were stopped for a traffic violation. Further investigation revealed the subjects to be in possession of crack cocaine.
• Edward Potts, Jr., 47, of 127 Mott Ln., Des Allemands, was arrested for poss. of SCH II CDS to wit crack cocaine and no seat belt at Tinney & Kinler, Boutte, on May 13.
• Charlotte Pierre, 42, of 1730 LA 52, Luling, was arrested and charged with poss. of SCH II CDS to wit crack cocaine, poss. of drug paraphernalia, open alcoholic beverage in vehicle and SCSO attachment at Timney & Kinler, Boutte, on May 13.
• Leroy Pinckney, 46, of 726 King St., Charleston, Sc., was arrested and charged with poss. of SCH II CDS to wit crack cocaine at Timney & Kinler, Boutte, on May 13.


Elections over… let’s move forward!
May 24, 2006 at 12:15 pm
While in Colorado this past weekend, some 1,600 miles away from the politics of New Orleans, I was surprised Saturday night when television programming was interrupted with breaking news that Ray Nagin had been re-elected as Mayor of the City of New Orleans. A week earlier, while in Washington, DC, the mayoral debate was carried live in that city. For good or bad, the whole world watched this election.

Southeast Louisiana needs unified approach
May 24, 2006 at 12:14 pm
Now that the New Orleans area has gotten politics out of the way, it is time to get down to the business of unifying southeast Louisiana into a big and effective metropolitan area.

Spicy Jambalaya Festival this weekend
May 24, 2006 at 12:13 pm
The Jambalaya Festival Association would like to invite everyone to the Jambalaya Festival on May 25-28 on Irma Blvd., in Gonzales.

Woman stabbed to death in Destrehan, her mother rushed to hospital
Woman stabbed to death in Destrehan, her mother rushed to hospital
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A woman was found stabbed to death in her Destrehan home Wednesday morning and her mother, who walked in on the attack, was rushed to the hospital with what appears to be stab wounds.