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Luling man gets 10 years for child porn Luling man gets 10 years for child porn
March 29, 2006 at 1:06 pm
Grover Cornwell, 61, Luling, pled guilty to 90 counts of possession of child pornography and 1 count of child molestation of a juvenile.

Direct deposit for child support Direct deposit for child support
March 29, 2006 at 1:05 pm
BATON ROUGE- The Department of Social Services (DSS) is now offering child support clients two new options in receiving payments.


Abortion bills could produce another heated debate Abortion bills could produce another heated debate
March 29, 2006 at 1:03 pm
BATON ROUGE -- It has been 16 years since the Legislature took up the issue of abortion in a real way, and many people still remember what a circus it was.

Obituaries
March 29, 2006 at 12:01 pm
Haydel
Shirley Ann Negrotto Haydel, a native of New Orleans, LA, and a resident of Destrehan, LA, on Monday, March 20, 2006 in the afternoon in the presence of her family. She was 78 years old. Preceded in death by her devoted husband, Lester Joseph Haydel, Sr.; their daughter, Sandra Haydel Segrave-Tefarikis; her parents, Anna Shirley Passanante and Drebing A. Negrotto, Jr. and William J. Negrotto. Survived by her children: Leslie Haydel, wife of Francis J. Braud; son-in-law, Peter J. Tefarikis; Valerie Haydel, wife of Carlos J. Halder; Lester J. Haydel, Jr. and his wife, Paula Prudhomme; Dawn Haydel, wife of Christopher E. Higdon; Richard J. Haydel and his wife, Melanie Rodrigue, Anne Haydel, wife of David J. Landeche; Stacey Haydel, wife of Russ S. Keller; Michael C. Haydel and his wife Mary Schlorff; and her siblings: Eulalie Negrotto Montalto and John A. Negrotto. Also survived by 24 loving grandchilden and 13 great-grandchildren. Visitation was at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Destrehan, LA. Entombment in St. Charles Borromeo Mausoleum. HC Alexander Funeral Home of Norco in charge of arrangements.

What's Happening
March 29, 2006 at 11:58 am
Best artists in town showcased
The St. Charles Art Guild will hold its Annual Art Show at the St. Charles Parish Library in St. Rose on April 7 and 8. The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday from 2- 4pm. The guild will award Best of Show, 1st,2nd,3rd and honorable mention. Art students from DHS and HHS will also participate. The show will be in honor of Dee Rabalais, a charter member of the guild.

Sheriff Reports
March 29, 2006 at 11:54 am
Arrests
Leroy Hensley, 60, of 430 Barber Rd., Paradis, LA, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery at the above address on March 21. Sheriff Champage reports that the above subject was arrested following an altercation with his wife. During the altercation the subject allegedly threw a vaccuum at the victim. The victim refused medical treatment.

Eric Alexander, 17, of 409 Longview Drive, Destrehan, LA, was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule 1-second offense at 276 Dunlieth Drive, Destrehan, LA, on March 23. Sheriff Champagne reports that the above subject was a passenger in a vehicle whiched deputies had stopped for a traffic violation. Deputies detected the smell of the marijuana from the vehicle. Deputies found a bag of marijuana in the center console of the vehicle.

Rayfeild Joseph Davis, 29, of 201 Quarter Road, Edgard, LA, was arrested and charged with theft of goods at 5800 Hwy. 44, Convent, LA, on March 26. Sheriff Champagne reports that the subject was arrested on a warrant for the above charge. Subject walked out of store without paying for a case of beer.

Elaina Lynn Smith, 27, of 525 Marino Drive, Norco, LA, was arrested and charged with aggravated battery in the 300 Block of Evangeline Road, Montz, LA, on March 26. Sheriff Champagne reports that the above subject was arrested on a warrant for the above charge. Subject was involved in an altercation with a victim. Subject allegedly turned the wheels of her vehicle and took off, making contact with the victim.

Glenn Jenkins, 40, of 490 Boutte Estate Drive, Boutte, LA, was arrested and charged with attempted burglary and simple burglary at 172 Boutte Estate Drive, Boutte, LA, on March 26. Sheriff Champagne reports that the above subject was arrested on a warrant for the above charges. The subject allegedly broke into the victim’s home and vandalized the interior of her kitchen and living room.

Real Estate Transactions Real Estate Transactions
March 29, 2006 at 11:51 am
Norco

•153 Clayton Drive, Norco for $85,000 from Elizabeth Isbell, Judy Vivone, Brian Guidry, Stephen Guidry, Robin Clouatre to Joseph Guidry, Jr. on Feb. 3rd.

•Lot F-1 River Road, Norco for $20,000 from the Holmes Family to DG Norco, LLC on Feb. 20th.


The old Destrehan High School. Gone but not forgotten
March 29, 2006 at 11:25 am
Destrehan High School has a rich and fascinating history. Official School Board minutes of July 12, 1923 say that 3 1/2 acres of land donated by Mexican Petroleum Corporation [first major industry in St. Charles Parish] went to build the first high school on the east bank.

Members of the 29th Judicial St. Charles Parish Drug Court from left to right-Judge Emile St. Pierre,Jonnie Dunn, Probation & Parole,Eva Tripkovich,Probation&Parole,Fenwick Swann,III,IDB Attorney,Judge Robert Chaisson,Julie Ruel,Victor E. Bradley,Jr.,IDB A way out
March 29, 2006 at 11:18 am
Keeping St. Charles Parish a safe community is what the drug court is all about. The highly successful program offers an alternative to jail time.

Rev. D.B. Mollaire (center)  with the Deacons of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church.  Deacons pictured are Irvin Pierre-Chairman, Norman Singleton, Jr, Warren Lebeauf, Sr, Donald Friloux, Jason Markey, Edward Murray, Charles Williams, and Percy Wilson. By the grace of God, we will rebuild
March 29, 2006 at 11:10 am
Katrina, along with destructive winds and catastrophic flooding, brought with her small tornadoes that hit here and there with no rhyme or reason. One such tornado touched down and destroyed the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ama.

Along with Superintendent Lafon and School Board President Robichaux, Harry Hurst Science teacher Barry Gulliot accepts a $10,000 check from the AASA and Sodexo USA. Wetland Watchers wins national award
March 22, 2006 at 3:28 pm
From a crowded field of worthy entrants, the LaBranche Wetland Watchers, an outdoor educational program for Harry Hurst Middle School, won the 2006 National Silver Star, a $10,000 prize.

The metal sides of this C-plant clarifing tank are showing signs of corrosion. If the tank is not repaired, Brou is concerned that the tank could rupture, shutting down the east-bank’s largest water plant. Brou: Now is the time for panic
March 22, 2006 at 3:20 pm
The east bank water crisis ratcheted up another notch at the parish council meeting on Monday evening. At the meeting, Department of Waterworks Director Robert Brou told members in an impassioned address that C Plant's failure “could happen tonight."

Hurst 7th graders Paige Duplantis and Renee Walsh wait in line to get some well-deserved hot dogs and chili after a hard morning's work. Clearing New Paths for the Future
March 22, 2006 at 3:14 pm
When St. Charles Parish teachers Barry Guillot, Craig Howat and Daniel Martin along with local environmentalist Milton Cambre surveyed the damage from Hurricane Katrina to their proposed site for the region's first public nature trail, they were encouraged by the lack of erosion from the tidal surge.

Could cure given to Maria Esperanza be for the Bird Flu?
March 22, 2006 at 3:08 pm
In an unprecedented speech last week, Secretary of Health and Human Services Michael Leavitt recommended that Americans start storing canned tuna and powdered milk under their beds as the prospect of a deadly bird flu outbreak approaches the United States.

It’s all about balance
March 22, 2006 at 3:07 pm

We all mark certain events in our lives with anniversaries by which, throughout time, our kind have kept their sorrows and their joys, their victories, their revelations and their obligations alive, for re-celebration and re-dedication of another year.

Shell Chemical Norco and Motiva Refining Norco representatives, St. Charles Parish officials and several members of the Norco Parks Steering Committee were on hand to officially open two Norco Recreational Parks. Shell and Motiva donate parks
March 22, 2006 at 3:04 pm
Two newly developed Greenbelt Recreational Parks in Norco were dedicated and donated to St. Charles Parish Recreational Department in ribbon cutting ceremonies on Saturday, March 11.

Espouse optimism but budget cautiously
March 22, 2006 at 3:02 pm
As required by law, the governor recently submitted her executive budget for Fiscal Year (FY) `07 in advance of the Regular Session. The $20-plus billion budget proposal turned some heads due to its size and the amount of new spending it contains.

Local leaders add support to the Jindal Bill Local leaders add support to the Jindal Bill
March 22, 2006 at 3:00 pm
Congressman Bobby Jindal was recently joined by parish presidents, mayors, and coastal advocacy groups to add further weight behind the push to pass his Domestic Energy Production through Offshore Exploration and Equitable Treatment of State Holdings Act of 2006.

Lifestyles

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No. 2 Wildcats will rely on defense, run game to tighten grip on district’s top spot
No. 2 Wildcats will rely on defense, run game to tighten grip on district’s top spot
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After securing a 21-14 win over previously unbeaten Thibodaux, the second-ranked Destrehan Wildcats hope to keep that momentum going when they travel to Central Lafourche on Friday.