July 19, 2006 at 1:16 pm
Phyllis Songy Hingle, a beloved wife and mother, died at 4:35 p.m., Thursday, June 29, 2006. She was 72, a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of Destrehan. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Calvin Hingle; four daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Marshall Townsend, Jennifer and Bruce Robinson, Andrea and Shawn Fleming, and Pamela and Mark Hatley; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Stewart and Anna Hingle and Jeffrey Hingle; three sisters, Margaret S. Meyer, Sister Linda Songy and Sylvia S. Davis; a brother, Russell D. Songy; and 13 grandchildren, Andrew, Jacob and Emily townsend, Nathan, Jull and Amy Fleming, Benjamin and Christopher Hatley and Kenneth and Lauren Hingle. She was preceded in death by her parents, Aubin and Philomene Stewart Songy; sisters, Jeanne Marie Songy and Annette S. Toomer; and a brother, Aubin A. Songy, Jr. She was a parishioner of St. George Catholic Church and a 1951 graduate of Hahnville High School. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Institute for Cancer Research.
|Hawaiian Luau planned for seniors
July 19, 2006 at 1:15 pm
Senior citizens 60 years and older are invited to attend a Hawaiian Luau on Friday, Aug. 25 at the Hahnville Senior Activities Center, 626 Pine St., Hahnville at 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
|Running dirty at the Spillway run
July 19, 2006 at 1:14 pm
The 19th Annual Great Spillway Trail Run will take place on Sunday, July 23 at the Bonnet Carre' Spillway in Norco.
|Real Estate Transactions
July 19, 2006 at 1:07 pm
•103 Arline Ct., Montz for $220,000 from Hoffman Custom Built Homes, LLC to Mr. and Mrs. David Livingston on May 25
•115 Arline Ct., Montz for $205,000 from Reve, INC to Mr. and Mrs. John Serpas on May 26
•107 Gretchen Ct., Montz for $258,048.23 from Eagle II Properties, LLC to Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Faucheux III on June 5
•104 Arline Ct., Montz for $224,540 from Reve, INC to Mr. and Mrs. Oris Perrilloux, Jr. on June 2
•102 Arline Ct., Montz for $226,000 from Reve, INC to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Smith on June 2
|Making progress towards reimportation of prescription drugs
July 19, 2006 at 1:05 pm
One of my top priorities when I came to the U.S. Senate in 2004 was to help lower the cost of prescription medications. As I hold town hall meetings across the state, many seniors recount stories of their struggles to afford the high price of prescription medications in our country.
|Valero appoints new VP
July 19, 2006 at 1:04 pm
St. Charles Parish- Valero Energy Corporation announced this week that Ralph Phillip has been named vice president and general manager of the company's St. Charles refinery. Former plant manager Gary Simmons has relocated to Valero's corporate headquarters in San Antonio to serve as vice president of planning and economics.
|July best month to fertilize lawns
July 19, 2006 at 1:03 pm
Late July is the optimum time to make that final application of nitrogen fertilizer to the lawn. Since nitrogen typically lasts 8 to 10 weeks in the soil, this would allow enough time for depletion of the nitrogen before the arrival of cooler temperatures in the fall.
|State should restrict election dates in the future
July 19, 2006 at 1:01 pm
Unbeknownst to most people in St. Charles Parish, Saturday was election day here.
|Louisiana budget reform has a long way to go
July 19, 2006 at 12:59 pm
A year from now, the 2007 election campaigns will be off and running. Due to term limits, half of the Legislature will likely be replaced, and most of the major statewide elected positions stand a good chance to be strongly contested. Those elections may well be the most important in the modern history of a state that was slammed hard last year by the twin disasters of Katrina and Rita.
|Elmer's Island would make a great state park
July 19, 2006 at 12:57 pm
Elmer’s Island - - that choice piece of real estate at the bottom of Lafourche Parish on the Gulf of Mexico - - may become public land.
|Gas boycott--fuel for thought
July 19, 2006 at 12:55 pm
I have warm memories of 60-cent per gallon gasoline prices, but they are fading rapidly. Louisiana motorists are shaking their heads in disgust, as gas pumps gobble-up $20 bills like it were Zapps Potato Chips.
|St. Charles Council forms new board for children
July 19, 2006 at 12:54 pm
St. Charles Parish Council has created the St. Charles Parish Children and Youth Planning Board in accordance with LRS 46:1941.5 which mandates the creation of said Board and its makeup.
|National Night Out Against Crime
July 19, 2006 at 12:52 pm
On Tuesday, Aug. 1, neighborhoods throughout St. Charles Parish are invited by the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 23rd Annual Night Out Against Crime/Drug prevention event.
|It's Community Ed. time again in St. Charles Parish
July 19, 2006 at 12:50 pm
It is Community Education time again here in St. Charles Parish.
|Elmer's Island new state park?
July 19, 2006 at 12:48 pm
(Washington, D.C.) – U.S. Sen. David Vitter announced that the Senate Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, which passed out of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee this week, includes $1.75 million for Louisiana to acquire the 1,700-acre Elmer’s Island and convert it for public use.
|On a short leash
July 19, 2006 at 12:44 pm
BATON ROUGE -- When Buddy Roemer was denied a second term in office following the 1991 gubernatorial election, he said he made one major plea to Edwin Edwards, who had just been re-elected for an unprecedented fourth time. It was likely a distasteful task, as Edwards had made Roemer his whipping boy during the legendary contest – the pummeling even continued after Roemer was edged out of the runoff by former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke.
|St. Charles Parish sales tax holiday
July 19, 2006 at 12:43 pm
St. Charles Parish School System and the St. Charles Parish Council approved a sales tax holiday for July 29 & 30.
|Missing Norco woman found
July 19, 2006 at 12:40 pm
Sheriff Greg Champagne reported last week that the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office was actively looking for a missing Norco resident with a long history of mental illness.
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