Patrick Yoes

A day off from work, but remember why it’s here
May 31, 2006 at 2:43 pm
Memorial Day is a time of remembrance and of thanksgiving. It is a time of "remembrance" because we pay our respects to the one million American men and women who laid down their lives in time of war. It is a time of "thanksgiving" because we are thankful that such people once lived, and that their legacy is the unparalleled freedom we enjoy in this country and much of the world.

Think positive about the season that lies ahead
May 31, 2006 at 2:42 pm
As if you didn’t know already, today is the first day of hurricane season. It is the day many have been dreading for months.

It used to not be that way. We looked forward to June 1 as the beginning of vacation time when kids are out of school and families have more freedom to take trips to the beach and to Disneyworld.

Reginald Lumar leaves behind a great career at Hahnville High. Lumar signs with Bossier
May 31, 2006 at 2:40 pm
Graduating May 18, Reginald R. Lumar is ready for the next phase of his journey. His decision to accept a full basketball scholarship to Bossier Parish Community College in Bossier, Louisiana is just the beginning that he is very excited about.

Corruption bipartisan
May 31, 2006 at 2:39 pm
When it comes to corruption, Republicans are ready to come to the aid of their Democrat brethren, probably with the philosophy of "There, but for the grace of God, might be my fate three weeks from now".

Two sides of Ethanol
May 31, 2006 at 2:38 pm
Legislation mandating that 2 percent of gasoline and diesel fuels sold in Louisiana must soon contain ethanol and bio-diesel blends will probably be on Governor Blanco's desk shortly. She has committed to signing the legislation in order to promote an alternative market for Louisiana farmers.

I-49 pushes on post-Katrina
May 31, 2006 at 2:37 pm
Even with two major storms, the construction of I-49 South is continuing, although it is still in the planning stage. With a connection between Raceland and the Westbank Expressway in the New Orleans metro area, the proposed highway will irrevocably alter the St. Charles Parish. The corridor will create major economic potential.

Parish overhauls hurricane communications Parish overhauls hurricane communications
May 31, 2006 at 2:36 pm
With the trials and tribulations of Katrina and Rita still fresh on the minds of parish residents, hurricane season officially arrives today. While St. Charles Parish by and large missed the brunt of two major storms last year, the parish has initiated a series of changes from lessons learned in the last storm season.

Patio homes is good idea
May 31, 2006 at 2:34 pm
St. Charles is mostly a rural parish but much of our rural areas are wetlands where residences cannot be built. To conserve space in subdivisions and allow residents to acquire homes at less price, the parish council is considering establishing zoning classifications to allow smaller lots.

Fishing for a cure Fishing for a cure
May 31, 2006 at 2:19 pm
Luling resident Sherman Horn is a lucky man.

First he bought a winning raffle ticket, but, as the winner of St. Charles Parish Relay for Life charter fishing trip, Horn picked the perfect day to cash it.

Michael J. Foster, 28, River Ridge and Brad McPhail, 19, St. Rose St. Rose man charged with attempted first-degree murder
May 31, 2006 at 2:16 pm
A St. Rose man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder after he allegedly shot a River Ridge man in the head during a drug transaction gone horribly wrong.

eBay squaring off in legislative dot-com battle eBay squaring off in legislative dot-com battle
May 31, 2006 at 2:15 pm
BATON ROUGE -- There are business and industry folks up at the Capitol, as well as lobbyists for health care and video poker. But very rarely do you ever see eBay’s people, as they might be called, looking out for the interests of the popular auction website.

Fatal crash mars holiday weekend Fatal crash mars holiday weekend
May 31, 2006 at 1:48 pm
Friday evening, as the Memorial Day weekend was beginning, a 3 vehicle fatality occurred on U.S. 90 in Luling.

According to Louisiana State Police reports, a preliminary investigation revealed that 1995 Dodge Dakota pick-up driven by Arvin Popham, 37, Avondale, was traveling westbound on U.S. 90, when he, for reasons unknown, lost control.

423 Ellen St., Ama for $130,900 from Mr. and Mrs. Cary Chaisson to Lauren Boudreaux and James Haines on Mar. 29. Real Estate Transactions
May 31, 2006 at 1:13 pm
•184 Villere Dr., Destrehan for $95,000 from Michael Defourneaux to Trosclair’s Electric and Contractors, LLC on Mar. 29.

•11 Brandon Hall Dr. Unit D, Destrehan for $140,000 from Robin Troxclair to Mr. and Mrs. Byrd on Mar. 31.

•3755 Tara Dr., Destrehan for $194,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hodgson to Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kramer on April 4.

•31 Brandon Hall Dr. Unit C, Destrehan for $125,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Ray Young to Christian Salinero and Leslie Terrell on Mar. 31.

•23 Oakley Dr., Destrehan for $192,000 from Jeffery Eberle to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Young on Mar. 31.

•Lot 13 Riverbriar S/B, Phase I, Destrehan for $130,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Paul Murray, Jr. to Mr. and Mrs. Rock Schexnaydre on April 5.

•335 Ormond Village Dr., Destrehan for $180,000 from Gina Zamora to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Marchese on April 4.

Sheriff Reports
May 31, 2006 at 1:07 pm
• Brad L. McPhail, 19, of 309 Almedia Plantation Rd., St. Rose, was arrested and charged with first degree attempted murder, armed robbery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor at 843 Goodhope St., Norco, on May 23. Sheriff Champagne reports that the above subject was arrested on a warrant that was issued on May 23, for Att. First Degree Murder and armed robbery. On May 23, the above subject allegedly shot a 28 year-old River Ridge man in the head during a drug transaction. After the shooting McPhail allegedly took $600 from the victim. He is being held on a $750,000 bond set by Judge Granier.

May 31, 2006 at 1:04 pm
Ulysse “Junior” Guillot Jr., died Monday, May 22, 2006 at 10 a.m. in Norco, La. Age 93 years. Husband of the late Cecile Cambre Guillot. Son of the late Ylysee Guillot Sr., and Laura Smith Guillot, father of Carroll Guillot, Gary Guillot, Lois Guillot Ponville, Marie Ann Guillot Ruberstel, Yulone Guillot Hebert, Jeanne Guillot Thibodeax Bates, and Emille Guillot Yokum and the late Bryan Guillot. Brother of Sidney Guillot, Lloyd Guillot, and Grace Cacienne. Preceded in death by 8 brothers and 2 sisters. He worked for Shell for 33 years. Also survived by 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. A native of Labadieville, La., and a resident of Norco, La. Interment in St. Charles Catholic Church Cemetery in Destrehan, La. Visitation was at Alexander Funeral Home in Norco, La. Alexander Funeral Home of Norco in charge of arrangements.

Parish Council offers food service program
May 31, 2006 at 1:03 pm
The St. Charles Parish Council is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge.

Dream of being a queen?
May 31, 2006 at 1:02 pm
Girls from St. Charles Parish are invited to enter the sixth annual American Dream Queen Pageant June 17 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter School, 188 W. Seventh St., Reserve. The entry fee is $40, which includes photogenic participation, for girls 15 years and younger; and $50, including photogenic entry, for girls 16-18 years.

Kids eat for free at Boutte Christian
May 31, 2006 at 1:00 pm
Free summer meals will be provided at Boutte Christian Academy, 13271 Highway 90, Boutte, May 30 - August 9, Monday - Friday and will be closed July 4.