Volume 140 Number 19 - May 09, 2013

News

Chaisson out as port director, Aucoin named successor
Paul Aucoin Joel T. Chaisson Sr.’s eight-year tenure as executive director of the Port of South Louisiana will officially come to an end on July 14.

Destrehan woman who saw horrors of foster care gives voice to children
Destrehan resident Jacqueline Awasthi knows the importance of having someone to speak on behalf of children in the foster care system.

Parish plans to go out for bids next month for Willowridge levee
Parish plans to go out for bids next month for Willowridge levee St. Charles Parish plans to go out for construction bids next month on the first phase of the Willowridge levee, assuming a judge rules in the parish’s favor regarding a portion of the land needed for the project.

Principals will receive cash for raising school scores
St. Charles Parish Public Schools will award principals and assistant principals with incentive pay for raising their school’s ratings as well as receiving high professional achievement marks.


Sports

Hahnville falls to Zachary, 7-4
By Kyle Barnett
The Zachary Broncos turned the table on the Hahnville Tigers by beating them at home in the second round of the playoffs to avenge their own playoff loss to HHS in the second round at home last year.
St. Amant stuns No. 2 Destrehan, 6-2
By Jonathan Menard
Baseball is a sport that is known for streaks. Sometimes everything moves in slow motion for a hitter and pitchers have pinpoint accuracy. A week later, everything can change.

Our View

Internet sales taxes could change things
Sales taxes on the Internet may soon become a regular thing if a bill which passed in the U. S. Senate this week goes the rest of the way to become law. And it would be fairer to most local retailers because, at present, they have to compete against competitors on the Internet who do not have to charge customers the taxes.

Sheriffs Reports

Arrests (May 9)
From staff and wire reports
• Kristen Comardelle, 24, of 36 Daffodil Lane in Waggaman, was arrested for simple robbery and simple battery on May 6.



Lifestyles

Harry Hurst Middle School goes Greek
From staff and wire reports
Sixth grade students in Ericker Jackson’s and Karen Naquin’s Social Studies classes participated in a mock Ancient Greek Olympics.
Exxon Mobile specialist visits Norco Elementary
From staff and wire reports
Exxon Mobile employee Eric Keller visited Jessica Thomas’s 4th grade classroom at Norco Elementary.
Mimosa Park Elementary students practice social skills
From staff and wire reports
Students from Joseph Tate and Anne Gabriel’s classes participated in a speech/language activity about spring time.
Norco Elementary Multi-Cultural celebration
From staff and wire reports
Students and teachers from Norco Elementary enjoyed a multi-cultural celebration in the school auditorium.
Norco Elementary students of the month
From staff and wire reports
Students of the Month at Norco Elementary were chosen for the character traits of courtesy, trustworthiness and friendship.
State legislators visit St. Charles Borromeo
From staff and wire reports
The Archdiocese of New Orleans schools food and nutrition services recently invited local legislators to area schools for lunch.
Lakewood 5th grade metric conversion math problem
From staff and wire reports
Lauren Dailey and her 5th grade Lakewood Elementary students, worked collaboratively by putting their heads together to solve a metric conversion problem.
This week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Miss Kitty”
From staff and wire reports
Miss Kitty is this week’s Humane Society showcase adoption pet.
Scholarship winner
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Borromeo School eighth grader, Daniel Bosco recently received a $400 scholarship to St. Charles Catholic High School for scoring at or above the 85th national percentile on the high school placement test.
St. Charles Borromeo Geography Bee representative
From staff and wire reports
St. Charles Borromeo School principal Mary Schmidt with sixth grader Nicholas Lacour. Lacour qualified for the state Geography Bee that was held in Baton Rouge.

Obituaries

Donnaud
Albert "BB" Donnaud passed away on Tuesday, April 30 at 11:35 p.m. in Luling.
Dempster
Darlene Marie Dempster, 50, a native of Des Allemands and a resident of Luling, passed away on Tuesday, April 30, in Lutcher. Visitation and funeral were on Monday, May 6 at Life Fellowship Community Church in Bayou Gauche. A memorial service was held at the church and burial followed in Sunset Cemetery.