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Dorothy Mae Adams Otkins Richard passed away on Friday, May 22 in an automobile accident in St Rose. Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:28 am
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Gendron

Olivia A. Gendron, age 96, passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at the St. Charles Parish Hospital. She was a native of Lucy, Louisiana. Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:27 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
•Chase M. Robichaux, 20, of 282 Poule Deau Lane in Thibodeaux was arrested on May 27 and charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:24 am
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Fill in Airline Highway borrow bit, prevent deaths

Dear Editor,
I hope each of you had a great Memorial Day weekend. I know one family which did not have a great weekend. Of course I am referring to the Richard family who lost Dorothy on Friday. In the humblest way I would like to address the borrow pit problem and possibly offer a better solution.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Lack of attendance has impact on DHS Baccalaureate ceremony

Dear Editor,
On Tuesday May 19, Destrehan High School held their Baccalaureate ceremony in the auditorium on campus. The word Baccalaureate is defined as a religious message addressed to a graduating class before commencement day. Faculty, students, and parents put a lot of work into this event and it was a nice celebration. The mantra was from Psalm 37:5, “Commit yourself to the Lord ; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Recent ruckus shows games that people play

A recent ruckus in the state legislature has created a lot of anger and garnered national media attention. The incident involved a sneak attack amendment that Representative Avon Honey managed to get tacked onto one of his bills. Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:18 am
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State has priority, not revenue, problem

Recently, I was asked by a prominent member of the higher education community in Louisiana what my solution was to the projected revenue shortfall for higher education. Given the person’s background and knowledge, I was highly-complimented that I was asked. Here was my response:Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:13 am
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After tragedy, Montz grandma remembered as kind, caring

Montz resident Dorothy Richard, 65, who died on May 22 after her vehicle became submerged in the murky canal off of Airline Highway, is remembered as a caring woman who only wanted the best for her family and community.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:11 am
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Domino’s says ‘no’ to Carriage Lane

Domino’s Pizza in Destrehan will no longer deliver food to Carriage Lane after an assistant manager at the store was robbed at gunpoint last month.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:11 am
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Civil War train info rolling in

The search to prove or disprove the rumor that a Civil War train is covered by 100 years of muck in Bayou Des Allemands has spawned a wave of residents who all claim that they know the truth.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:10 am
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Youth ministry fights back against abortion, violence

A local youth ministry is taking a stance against abortion, and speaking out against violent anti-abortion protests, with a one-two punch through their “KOA: Knock Out Abortion” mission.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:10 am
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Here’s what to do if hurricane heads here

We’re into a new hurricane season that will probably keep most of us on our toes, listening to news about the weather and whether or not anything is coming our way. Here are some tips on how to be prepared:Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:10 am
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Destrehan disabilities camp offers summer fun through education

Special needs children and those with disabilities can have an educational and rewarding summer experience this year thanks to Caring Strategies’ “Let’s ALL Play” program.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:09 am
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Club wants to open branch on East Bank

The Hahnville, Luling/Boutte and Norco Lions Clubs have raised a lot of money over the years for special needs children and the visually challenged, but supporters hope that a new branch in Destrehan will help the community even more.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:07 am
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No concrete opening date for Spillway Road

A seasonal rise in the Mississippi River forced the Spillway Road in the Bonnet Carre Spillway to close on May 13, and the parish has no set date on when the road will be reopened.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:03 am
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FREE diabetes ED makeover seminar

NEW ORLEANS - Novo Nordisk presents “Divabetic - Makeover Your Diabetes” on Sunday, June 7 at Generations Hall located at 310 Andrew Higgins Dr. in New Orleans from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.

The day consists of diabetes education with free salon and spa services. Free diabetes-related screenings will also be offered.

For more information, call 1-800-634-8888 or visit www.divabetic.com.
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June 07, 2009 at 8:38 am
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This 91-year-old is a world globetrotting grandmother who loves traveling
This 91-year-old is a world globetrotting grandmother who loves traveling
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Virgie Naquin has lived in Des Allemands all of her life, but that hardly means she’s content to stay in one place.
The 91-year-old never has been, really. Her travels have taken her to England, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Canada, Nova Scotia, California, Alaska and Hawaii, to name a few.