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. […]

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. […]

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. […]

Obituaries

Hazel Marie Falgout LeBlanc

Hazel Marie Falgout LeBlanc, age 87, died peacefully on Friday, January 20, 2006 at Canon Hospice. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 69 years “Hyp” LeBlanc; parents, Nelson Falgout and Alfreda Walker Falgout; sister and brother-in-law, Edna and Cyril Bernard; sister-in-law, Patricia Falgout; and greatgrandson, baby Gabriel Michael Brens. She is survived by sona nd daughter-in-law, Dr. Hal A. and Ann Whittaker LeBlanc; brother, Nelson J. Falgout; grandchildren: Beth and Michael Freitas, Becky and Steven Brens, Halle LeBlanc and fiance’ Jason Lowery, Hal “Beau” LeBlanc Jr. and Melissa LeBlanc; great grandchildren, Kristen, Lorrie, Victoria, Madelyn, Breland and Micah. She was a member of the Norco Homemakers Club, a charter member and several times “Woman of the Year” of the Bonnet Carre Garden Club. She loved her family, gardening, painting, and fishing. She and Hyp are together again. Special thanks to her family and her caregivers: Angela Anderson, Beth Drake, Marion Frances, Marilyn Kelson, Ruby Pinedo, Rosie Bondack, Norco Adult Care Center and Canon Hospice. Mass of Christian Burial was at 11:00 am Tuesday, January 24, 2006 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church . Entombment was at St. Charles Borromeo Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimers Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Dr., P.O Box 1950, Clarksburg, MO 20871-1950 or Canon Hospice. HC Alexander Funeral Home of Norco in charge of arrangements. […]