What's Happening

National Day of Prayer is May 4
May 03, 2006 at 11:09 am
Residents are encouraged to attend the 55th Annual National Day of Prayer celebration of freedom at the courthouse in Hahnville on May 4 at noon.

541 Goodhope, Norco for $134,500 from Frank Wooley and Belinda Wooley to Barney Ross, Jr. on March 7.
Real Estate Transactions
May 03, 2006 at 11:03 am
Lot 9, Square 4; Lot 13, Square 4 Ashton Plantation Estates, Luling for $113,450 from Ashton Plantation Estates, LLC to Seckfort Homes, INC on March 10.

May 03, 2006 at 11:00 am
Dale H. Oglesby, age 61, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2006. Beloved father of Deron, Jennifer, Ashley, and Jared Oglesby. Proud grandfather of Caleb Karling and Collin Oglesby. Brother of Darrell Oglesby. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman S. and Marie Barron Oglesby. A native of Verda, LA and a resident of Luling for many years. Mr. Oglesby was a retired Computer Process Engineer for Dow Chemical Company. Religious services were held at Verda Baptist Church with Rev. Roland Hebert and Rev. Douglas James officiating. Interment at Verda Cemetery, Verda, La.

Sheriff Reports
May 03, 2006 at 10:56 am
• Kelly Creel, 26, of 207 River Oaks Dr., was arrested and charged with poss. of a CDS to wit Hydrocodone and 2 SCSO attachments at the above address on April 21. Sheriff Champagne reports that officers executed a search warrant at the above location. A search of the residence revealed Creel to be in poss. hydrocodone. The subject was also wanted on 2 traffic attachments.

Deron Downing, 22, Destrehan High speed chase lands local man in jail
May 03, 2006 at 10:49 am
A high speed police chase on the evening of April 24, resulted in the arrest of Destrehan resident, Daron Downing, 22. As a result, he was charged with numerous crimes by the St. Charles Seriff’s Office.

Gumbusia Fish, (Gambusia affinis), are used to control mosquito population and malaria.  While only a small guppy-sized fish, it has a voracious appetite, eating hundreds of mosquitoes a day. Pesky predator takes a bite out
May 03, 2006 at 10:42 am
St. Charles Mosquito Control Inc. is busy getting the parish ready for another summer of those annoying pests, mosquitoes.

Albert Cammon Middle School Honor Roll
May 03, 2006 at 10:37 am
Albert Cammon Middle School’s third quarter Honor Roll students were recognized at an Honor Roll Breakfast. Students were able to attend the breakfast with their parents, or guardians, to celebrate their academic accomplishments.

DHS Third Quarter Honor Roll
May 03, 2006 at 10:34 am
Christine Abell, Francie Abell, Ashley Able, Jessica Albanese, Tachel Alexander, Brittany Allesandro, Kristine Allesandro, Stephanie Allotto, Callie Anderson, Chelsea Anderson, Jasmine Anderson, Kyle Anderson, Amber Arceneaux, Andrew Arceneaux, Rickey Aucoin, Tristan Babin, Shaine Babineaux

Sheriff Greg Champagne with Dr. Lafon at the Jazz and Heritage Festival in 2002. A passion for playing
May 03, 2006 at 10:24 am
Many residents of St. Charles Parish know that Dr. Rodney Lafon began his education career as a music teacher before being promoted to Superintendent of St. Charles Parish Schools.

Think of fertilizers as 'vitamins' for plants
May 03, 2006 at 10:17 am
Choosing a fertilizer for your landscape is not as difficult as it might seem – particularly if you look at it the right way.

Closing MR-GO would be cost-effective
April 26, 2006 at 12:08 pm
We keep reading that it is not cost-effective to completely close the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet - - MR-GO as it is better known - - which has been blamed for much of the erosion of Southeast Louisiana’s wetlands.

Ormond vandals caught Ormond vandals caught
April 26, 2006 at 11:55 am
Last week, two 16 year-old juveniles were arrested and charged 17 counts of criminal damage to property. According to police reports, the individuals are responsible, in part, for the spate of vandalism that took place in Ormond Subdivision during March.

Hahnville Girls win their second title in a row. Hahnville Boys' and Girls' Track win district
April 26, 2006 at 11:52 am
At the district track meet, Hahnville High School swept the competition, winning both the girls and boys overall titles.

Energy Saving Tips for a Hot Summer
April 26, 2006 at 11:52 am
Another summer and another energy price hike. It seems like an unstoppable pattern, made worse this year by the devastation wrought in the energy producing Gulf states but by Hurricanes Rita and Katrina.

St. Marks celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday with levee procession St. Marks celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday with levee procession
April 26, 2006 at 11:47 am
A Divine Mercy Celebration was held on Sunday at St. Mark’s Church in Ama by Father Joseph Dau Van Nguyen. Jesus told St. Faustina that this Feast of Mercy would be a very special day when “all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened.”

Lakewood Elementary State Science Fair Winners Lakewood Elementary State Science Fair Winners
April 26, 2006 at 11:47 am
Several Lakewood Elementary sixth graders recently received awards at the State Science Fair at LSU. Among the students competing in the division were Austin Savoie-placing 4th in Physics, Jared Bosco and Thomas Hymel taking 3rd in team projects, and Michelle Bourgeois winning 1st in Behavioral. Michelle also won 3rd overall in the Junior Division and received the Louisiana Gulf Coast Section Institute of Food Technologist Special Award.

Katie Brady, Toni Rizzo, Faith Ryan, Haylee Ferguson, Madison Webre, Mikaela Picou, Alli Perilloux, Danielle Baiamonte, Catie Toal and Gillian Gallardo. Joh'anna's Jazz in Motion Shakes a Tail Feather in Baton Rouge
April 26, 2006 at 11:43 am
Joh’anna’s Jazz in Motion’s competition group traveled to Baton Rouge to compete in the VIP dance competition. The students walked away with gold, high medals and top awards.

Birth Announcements
April 26, 2006 at 11:41 am
Emma Griffith, was born to Emily Griffith and Curtis A. Brown on April 17, 2006 weighing in at 7 pounds 5 ounces and 10 1/4 inches long. Emma has a proud sister, Torey Gay, 6. Parents, sister and baby reside in Norco.

Norco mom crippled after bike crash finishes second triathlon
Norco mom crippled after bike crash finishes second triathlon
After recovering from a disastrous bike ride two and half years ago that left her mangled with broken and dislocated bones, a Norco mom has gotten back on her bike and finished a triathlon after an arduous recovery.