Letter to the Editor

New park draws thanks

Nearly 8 years ago my science students at Hurst Middle adopted the site where the spillway’s East Guide Levee meets Lake Pontchartrain as part of the LaBranche Wetland Watchers Service-Learning Project. It was a popular dumping spot where we found many washing machines, dryers, and refrigerators. The students took pride in the spot, planted many trees and worked with community leader Milton Cambre to plan out a nature trail in the area. Not only will this site have the first public nature trails in this region, it will also include an outdoor classroom, raised wooden decked trails, a fishing pier, sheltered picnic tables, a playground for children, and eventually real restrooms! […]

Columns

Last chance to do it right?

If a system were the only one of its kind in the United States, was very antiquated, and yielded poor results, one would think those in charge of the operation would be desperately trying to reform it. Not so with Louisiana’s Charity Hospital system. The genesis of the Charity system was during Huey Long’s tenure as governor. In subsequent years, it grew to become the main delivery system for indigent health care across Louisiana. At its inception 70 years ago, it was a progressive approach. But in today’s world of federally controlled Medicaid, it’s a dinosaur being kept alive by politicians for political purposes. […]

Baseball

Tigers sweep the pair and the title

In both rivalry games against Destrehan, Hahnville’s program of excellence won them the rightful title of District 5-5A Champions. In their game on Thursday, Hahnville beat Destrehan 14-10. On Saturday, Hahnville took their second victory against Destrehan with a win of 2-0. […]

Crime

Sheriff Reports 4-25-2006

Arrests
~ Sheriff Greg Champagne reports that members of the Drug Enforcement Administration received information that the subjects below were planning a drug transaction involving the sale of 1000 tabs of Ecstacy, which would take place in St. Charles Parish. On April 14, St. Charles Parish Agents along with DEA Agents arrested Cavalier and Wrens after witnessing this drug transaction take place. At the time of the arrest, Wrens and Cavalier were found to be in possession of a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun, two bundles of cocaine, and over $8,000 in US currency. This incident was an ongoing investigation involving DEA, St. Charles Sheriff’s Office, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, and the Kenner Police Department. Other individuals were arrested in conjunction with this investigation.
• Kevin Cavalier, 19, of 100 Dixie Dr., Bayou Gauche, was arrested and charged with conspire to att. to poss. with intent to dist. 1000 DU’s of MDMA(ecstacy), poss. with intent to dist. cocaine and poss. of a firearm during the sale of a CDS at 13146 US Hwy. 90, Boutte, on April 14.
• Michael Wrens, 36, of 6757 Willie Lou Ave., Houma, was arrested and charged with conspire to att. to poss. with intent to dist. 1000 DU’s of MDMA (ecstacy), poss. with intent to dist. cocaine HCL and poss. of a firearm during the sale of a CDS at 13146 US Hwy. 90, Boutte, on April 14.

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Obituaries

Obituaries 4-26-2006

Patterson
Freeman Patterson, Sr., on Saturday, April 15, 2006 at his residence in New Sarpy, La. Son of the late Arthur and Ophelia p. Patterson. Devoted father of Freeman, Jr., Rickey and Jeff Patterson. Brother of Walter Patterson. Also survived by 12 grandchildren, 8 great grandchilden and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Age 70 years. A native and resident of New Sarpy, La. Relatives and friends of the family were invited to attend funeral services at Beechgrove Baptist Church in Reserve, La. on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 11 a.m. Rev. Wesley Anderson, Sr., Pastor, officiating. Interment Providence Cemetery, LaPlace, La. Serviced by Robottom. […]

News

April showers?

Wednesday’s substantial rain may have staved off a critical drought in parish. However, the driest spring in decades could cause major losses for ranchers and farmers if more rain doesn’t come soon, according to County Agent Renee’ Schmit. […]

Events & Announcements

Get those bingo dabbers ready

The Hahnville Dugout Club will sponsor a Special Bingo this Sunday night, April 30 at 7 p.m. at the St. Charles Room Bingo Hall located at 13145 Hwy. 90 in Boutte. A full night of bingo is only $15 with a chance to win up to $14,000. Doors open at 6 p.m. The Dugout Club will distribute all the proceeds from this bingo to the Hahnville High School Band’s Washington, D.C. trip fund. […]