Columns

Apology Accepted… Lets Move On

In a post-Katrina World, there are two things that should be obvious by now. One, you can’t ask for billions in recovery aide from the federal government without expecting to be under a public microscope and, two, you can’t fake leadership in such a demanding environment as the pressure will surely expose your weaknesses. […]

Lifestyles

Married to the Mop

“Married to the Mop” is Luling resident Barbara Colley’s fifth murder mystery solved by the owner of the Maid for a Day service, Charlotte LaRue. This is an easy reading novel with familiar locations and situations that make this a fun mystery read especially for locals. The combination of Mafia don, missing faberge eggs, an abusive husband, a senile mother, scared relatives and a Mardi Gras party are just a part of the intense package of mystery. Charlotte LaRue gets roped into helping out even when her very life is at stake. […]

Recipes

King Cake Time

I decided to make a king cake for a garden club meeting. It was rather rush job, except for the lengthy time for rising the dough. I’ve always been an experimenter in the kitchen so at 7 a.m. I started combining ingredients. Here is the recipe if you’d like to try it: […]

Girls Basketball

McGee signs with UNO

Displaced by Katrina, Candice McGee came to Destrehan girl’s basketball team with a strong record and good knowledge of the game. She played with JPRD Westbank Allstars and the AAU Summer League. These two programs helped her to possess what Coach Frontha defines as fundamentally sound in the basic skills of basketball. Fundamentals are the foundation for fun. “If you know the game and know it well, the rest is fun, ” said Frontha. […]

Sports

Hahnville hammers East. St John

It was opening night in district 5-5A as Hahnville met East St. John in Boutte on Tuesday night. The Tigers, who are returning five starters from last year’s team, appear to be the odds on favorite to capture this year’s 5-5A district title. Hahnville jumped to a quick lead, wasting little time in setting the tone for the Wildcats.
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Football

Dixon Selects the Tigers

The LSU Tigers finished off a huge recruiting weekend by getting a verbal commitment from East St. John High School star athlete Ricky Dixon. Dixon, who was ranked as the nation’s 22-ranked wide receiver prospect, selected the Tigers over Ole Miss and Mississippi State. […]