Volume 139 Number 17 - Apr 26, 2012

News

New emergency room built to deal with industrial accidents, contamination
The new emergency room at St. Charles Parish Hospital will take into account hazards particular to the area, such as industrial accidents or a chemical release.

Police nab suspects in Luling burglaries
Authorities say man, girlfriend broke into several homes
St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne has announced a pair of arrests in the serial burglaries that have taken place throughout the River Parishes and Jefferson Parish.

Second man pleads guilty in connection with church fire
A second New Sarpy man has pleaded guilty in connection with a theft that started a fire and destroyed the River of Life Christian Fellowship Church last October.

Sheriff’s alerts get community involved in fighting crime
Local residents recently got a taste of what St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne’s office can offer when it comes to keeping the community informed about crime in the parish.

Target shooting, local delicacies on tap at Little Red Church Festival
The Little Red Church Food and Fun Festival will take place May 4-6 behind St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. The festival offers a variety of fair rides and games along with tasty food. Thousands of people will head to Destrehan next weekend to enjoy soaring fair rides, chow down on crawfish pies and onion mums and show their skills in paint ball target shooting.

Woman pleads guilty in Luling credit card thefts
Worked in tandem to distract business owners, police say
A 27-year-old Kenner woman who authorities say worked in tandem with another woman to distract a Luling business owner in order to steal credit cards has pleaded guilty to theft.


Sports

Seniors leading charge for district-champion Tigers
By Jonathan Menard
Hahnville captured the district championship on Tuesday after beating John Ehret, 6-5. The Tigers are now 9-0 in district play with one game remaining in the regular season.
Gaspergou, catfish bite on in Cataouatche
By Bruce McDonald
Any fishing trips last week had to be planned very carefully. Two cold fronts with severe thunderstorms blew through the state leaving a window of opportunity during mid-week.
Destrehan rebounds with wins over ESJ, Bonnabel
By Jonathan Menard
After dropping only their second district game of the year against John Ehret on Thursday, the Destrehan Wildcats rebounded to knock off East St. John and Bonnabel.
J.B. Martin baseball, softball teams claim championships
By Jonathan Menard
The J. B. Martin Cougar baseball team was named parish co-champions after defeating the Harry Hurst Roadrunners to tie the series and capture the title for the 2012 season. Members of the baseball team are: Gary Allemand, Mason Aucoin, Matthew Barbier, Logan Billingsley, Aaron Bourgeois, Tyler Childress, Dalton Comardelle, Dylan Crockett, Braxton Dufrene, Brant Fancher, Chandler Fremen, Bryce Hargis, Caleb Joyce, Peyton Keller, Lloyd Landry, Waylon Leblanc, Austin Perrin, Patrick Phelan, Peyton Robert and Dylan Sequiera. Coaches for the baseball team are: Nathan Faucheux and Shawn Heiden.
Destrehan squad wins Bayouland Tourney
By Jonathan Menard
The Destrehan-based Louisiana Dodgers 10-year-old baseball team won the Houma Bayouland Tournament on April 15. The Dodgers went 5-0 for the weekend, which included a 12-6 victory in the championship game. Team members are: Front row (from L to R) Joe Delaney, Kyle Haupt, Trey Tujauge, Scott Payne aned Jude Donnaud. Back row (from L to R) Alec Scheffler, Carson Neu, Noah Hymel, Jason Bosco and Dickie Gibbs. Back row (from L to R) coaches Will Scheffler, Kevin Payne, Jason Donnaud and Jeff Delaney.
DHS hosts Special Olympics
By Jonathan Menard
DHS hosts Special Olympics

Our View

School, hospital bond issues win
St. Charles Parish voters passed two bond issues Saturday which will provide funding to help keep the parish on its progressive path in providing services to the people.




Lifestyles

Agcenter seeks to become Destination
LSU AgCenter News
The LSU AgCenter Burden Center is moving forward with its plans to become more of a Baton Rouge destination than just a research station through the help of private donations.
Wedding - Friloux-Pollock
By Kyle Barnett
Jamie Coulon Friloux (Pollock) and Jason Pollock from Luling, LA held their wedding on Friday, November 18, 2011. Both are graduates from Hahnville High School class of 1999. Jason is a Wastewater tech II at St. Charles Parish Wastewater Department and Jamie is a Scheduling Coordinator at Hamada Orthodontics. Jamie’s parents are Susan & Edward Hoefl of New Orleans, LA and Clinton & Ja’Landa Coulon of Bogalusa, LA. Jason’s parents are Jim & Rita Pollock of Luling, LA & Violet Pollock of Canton, NY. The bride is to be given away by her two sons Brennan Dugas and Kevin Friloux II. The couple are honeymooning in Orange Beach, AL
Holy Family Extravaganza a great success
By Colette Lottinger
Holy Family Catholic Church on Lakewood Drive has an Extravaganza once a year as its special fundraiser. Instead of a parish fair, volunteers get together and put on a one night benefit that ensures one of the ticket holders to get $10,000 and others to share in smaller pots. In addition there were games with a television set and ipods as prizes and lots more raffle drawing and teacup auction items.
Surrogate parents needed for disabled children
By Kyle Barnett
St. Charles Parish Public Schools is looking for individuals interested in serving as surrogate parents. A surrogate parent becomes familiar with the child’s abilities, disabilities, needs, and goals. This requires attending meetings and helping the team plan and make decisions about the child’s education. Use your skills to build relationships and see the results in our community and in the life of a child. If you are interested in becoming a member of a child’s educational team consider volunteering to become a surrogate parent.
Birth
By Kyle Barnett
Adriel Noah Martha Orgeron. Born March 21, 2012 at 3:08 p.m. weighing 6lbs. 4 oz. and measuring 18.5 inches. Born at Ochsner Medical Center on Jefferson Hwy. to proud parents Kevin and Evi Orgeron. Congratulations Kevin & Evi from your friends at the Herald-Guide!