Volume 133 Number 10 - Mar 09, 2006

News

Business Fair at HHS this weekend
Business Fair at HHS this weekend Hahnville High School is the location for the 2006 St. Charles Business Association's annual St. Charles Business Fest and Health Fair. Along with meeting with local businesses, St. Charles Hospital will offer blood pleasure screenings, bone density screenings, glucose screenings and self breast exam demonstrations.

Cancer survivors ready to celebrate
Cancer survivors ready to celebrate Relay for Life scheduled for West Bank Bridge Park
For cancer survivors, every day is a celebration of life. On Saturday, March 18, St. Charles Parish will join them in that celebration for the Annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life at the West Bank Bridge Park.

I Think I Can…
Think about it for a moment. Does your son have an older sister who excels in school while he brings home C's and D's? What about your star on the baseball team? What are his siblings like? Do you have a child who doesn't seem to take interest in learning the piano, playing sports or any extracurricular activity?

Katrina complicates tax season
Katrina complicates tax season New advantages to those affected by the storm
Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes the dreaded tax season. In Louisiana and other hurricane-ravaged states in the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Katrina has made the already complex tax laws even more intricate.

Polls, surveys offer no better picture of recovery
Polls, surveys offer no better picture of recovery Despite promises from national leaders to ‘do what it takes’ to rebuild New Orleans, the devastated city has been mostly left to fend for itself.
BATON ROUGE -- As Carnival season paraded through south Louisiana last month, briefly pushing aside the memories of those fateful days last fall with bags of throws and elaborate parties, a slew of special interest groups were releasing studies and polls and surveys that brought reality ringing back in a most sobering way.


Sports

Hahnville slips in semi-finals
By Pat Smith
The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards. No team understands this more than the Hahnville boy's basketball team.
Ladycats fall in playoffs
By Pat Smith
Destrehan's Lady Wildcats trip to the sweet 16 Tournament turned out to be a great disappointment.
Adams shines at Denver
By Staff Report
Senior women's basketball player Venice Adams of Luling earned All-Sun Belt Conference Third Team honors it was announced by league officials today.

Editorial

Pro-lifers look forward to turnaround
By Allen Lottinger
After appointment of two U. S. Supreme Court justices who are considered conservative, it didn’t take long for the path to be opened toward the possible overturning of Roe vs. Wade.
Louisiana must heal from within
By Dan Juneau
The biggest danger Louisiana faces right now isn't the specter of more hurricanes slamming into us from the Gulf. It is the divisions within us that were driven to the forefront by the twin disasters last fall. How soon and how well the entire state of Louisiana recovers and is made whole will be determined by the degree to which our citizenry wants to be unified.
A nasty surprise
By Dan Juneau
As tens of thousands fled New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana ahead of Hurricane Katrina, they left behind jobs to which many of them expected to return a few days later-just as they did after Hurricane Ivan the year before. As we now know, that did not happen. As it became painfully obvious that they weren't going back to work any time soon, many began filing unemployment compensation (UC) claims-some for the first time ever.
Business Expo
By Patrick Yoes
This coming Friday and Saturday, St. Charles residents will be treated to a showcase of local goods and services as the St. Charles Business Expo and Health Fair gets underway in the Hahnville High School Gym.
High energy worship attracts young audience
By Ann Taylor
A new worship service in Houma called “Adore” combines music and lighting like a rock concert - but with Jesus as the star. Although the worship is Catholic-based and puts Jesus in the Eucharist on center stage, the spiritual concert is free and open to the public.

Our View

New Orleans campaign should be positive
With more than 20 candidates in the race for mayor of the city next door and less than 2 months in which to state their cases, prepare yourself for a deluge of ideas, judgments, propaganda and criticisms to unfold.

Sheriffs Reports

Sheriff Reports
By Staff Report
Theft • A mountain bike, valued at $250, was reported stolen from 1337 Paul Frederick Street, Luling, LA, on March 1.



Lifestyles

A Brother's Love
By M. Susanne Hinkle
Hurricane Katrina swept across the gulf region with no hesitation or regard for personal circumstance. For the Bergeron family of Luling, the storm could not have come at a worse time. Locked down at Children's Hospital in New Orleans as the storm's wind and rain engulfed the building, Kyle Bergeron was receiving the gift of life that only his identical twin brother could provide.
RBR brings dance to life
By Staff Report
The times have changed, people have changed, our priorities have changed. But still they persevere. Beginning their second decade of leading the arts in St. Charles Parish, River Region Ballet's Spring Concert will feature a mixed program with something for everyone.
Normand-Chatfeild Wedding
By Staff Report
Margaux Renee Normand and Jay Brett Chafeild were married February 10, 2006 at the Metairie Ridge Presbyterian Church with the Rev. James Murray officiating.
Aucoin-Hoffman Engagement
By Staff Report
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford T. Luttrell are proud to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter Laurie Lane to Mr. Christopher K. Hoffman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Hoffman Jr., of Grosse Tete, LA.
Rogers-Briaina Engagement
By Staff Report
Lt. Carole Rogers/Davis and Sgt. Monte Davis of the Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office, announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Pamela Christine Rogers to Mr. Costantino Braina.

Obituaries

Obituaries
D’Arensbourg Marguerite Marie Dinvaut D’ Arensbourg on Friday, September 16, 2005 at her grand daughter’s residence in Prairieville, LA, at 2:00pm. Daughter of the late Alice Moll and Ferdinand Dinvaut. Wife of the late Norman N. D’Arensbourg. Mother of Norman D’Arensbourg, Jr., and Glenn D’Arensbourg, Sr. Sister of Franceline D. Bordenave, Theresa D. Hicklin, Gloria D. Allian, the late Ruth D. Duronslet, Eleanora D. Biagas, Alice D. Banderas, Pearl, Ferdinand, III, Newton, Rupert and Joseph Dinvaut. Grandmother of Jeannee D’Arensbourg, Jate’m D’Arensbourg Guillory, Jolenn D’Arensbourg, and Glenn D’Arensbourg, Jr. Great Grandmother of Scott Guillory, Jr., Lindsey Guillory, Glenn D’Arensbourg, III and Nickolas D’Arensbourg, Jr. Also survived by a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Age 85. years. A native of Edgard, LA, and a resident of Luling, LA. Relatives and friends of the family were invited to attend funeral services at Holy Family Catholic Church on March 2, 2006. Father Finn, Celebrant. Interment was at St. Charles Cemetery, Luling, LA. Serviced by Robottom