Spirit Weekly




Lawmakers send 4 pro-life bills to governor
July 12, 2007 at 8:48 am
By Dorinda C. Bordlee,

Bioethics Defense Fund Executive Director

BATON ROUGE - As the 2007 Louisiana Legislative session came to a close, several pro-life victories came to fruition.

Reader says illegal fireworks are dangerous, harmful and frightening
July 12, 2007 at 8:46 am
I would like to commend St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne on his efforts concerning regulation of fireworks in our parish. They are illegal in St. Charles Parish, and if people want to shoot fireworks, let them go to the neighborhood parishes where they are sold.

Do we want big brother watching us?
July 12, 2007 at 8:45 am
We live in a surveillance age.

Louisiana: the nanny state
July 12, 2007 at 8:42 am
Governor Blanco caused quite a stir during the closing days of the recent legislative session when she chided legislators by telling them that “Mama” wasn’t very happy with their actions and would have to “discipline” them if they continued to “misbehave” by pursuing too many tax cuts. Signs popped up on many legislators’ desks expressing the sentiments that the governor wasn’t their mother and their constituents wanted different spending and tax reduction proposals than those in favor with the governor.

Supreme Court shifts to right
July 12, 2007 at 8:40 am
The U. S. Supreme Court has definitely become more conservative. The customary 5-4 vote that used to take a lefthand turn now goes toward the right.

Here’s how to keep your pet safe during a hurricane evacuation
July 12, 2007 at 8:36 am
Former St. Charles Parish animal shelter director, LeeAnne Matherne, knows the importance of animal safety during hurricane season.

How to prepare your boat for a hurricane
July 12, 2007 at 8:34 am
With today's modern communication net to warn them, people have a better chance to reach safety before a hurricane hits their area. Even so, you may have little more than 24 hours advance notice to get your boat secured against the storm's full force.

Bishop Otis Kenner, pastor of Faith, Praise, and Deliverance Temple in New Sarpy started a drug recovery out reach ministry for residents struggling with addiction. New Sarpy drug rehab program saving lives through ministry
July 12, 2007 at 8:28 am
NEW SARPY - Bishop Otis Kenner, plans to expand his church to accommodate hundreds of drug addicted St. Charles Parish residents but needs $350,000 to complete the work.

What's Happening?
July 12, 2007 at 8:23 am
Send your events to Heather R. Breaux at heatherb@heraldguide.com.

In the News
July 12, 2007 at 8:20 am
St. Charles Parish Council will fill the vacancy of Registrar of Voters at its July 23 meeting.

Schools consider using video surveillance
July 12, 2007 at 8:19 am
St. Charles Parish Schools could soon be equipping all campuses and essential offices with video camera surveillance that could be monitored over the internet.

Alex and Katie Troxler miss husband and father Joey very much. He is currently stationed in North Carolina. He will be leaving for Iraq in October. Ama Marine Corps wife volunteers to cope with husband’s deployment to Iraq
July 12, 2007 at 8:14 am
AMA- When Kattie Troxler, 22, of Ama and her one-year-old son Alex found out her husband Joey would be leaving for Iraq in October, the family immediately became part of a support group for marine wives and their children at the Belle Chase Naval Airbase.

Well-equipped burglars target area food stores
July 12, 2007 at 8:10 am
St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s office is monitoring small businesses in the area very closely due to 5 sophisticated burglaries of local food stores on the east and west banks of the parish, resulted in missing safes and some.

Luling couple fights to save 19-yr-old bingo hall
July 12, 2007 at 8:08 am
LULING - John and Juanita Landry, owners of the St. Charles Bingo Hall in Boutte believe that a public hearing should be held before a second bingo hall, Bingo Palace, featuring video bingo machines opens in 60 days. “When I opened my business in the 80’s I had to go through two public hearings, have surveys drawn up to make sure I had adequate parking and basically had to follow every step to the letter,” Landry told the Herald-Guide.

Swimmers celebrate 4th of July in Luling Swimmers celebrate 4th of July in Luling
July 11, 2007 at 11:14 am
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA. Swimmers of all ages gathered at the Ellington Pool in Luling to splish splash in the water on July 4 as a glimse of the parish’s firework celebration at the West Bank Bridge Park lit up the sky.

St. Charles 4-H member wins all-inclusive junior wildlife trip to Port Fourchon to fish & crab
July 11, 2007 at 11:12 am
How about a three-day all expense paid trip to Port Fourchon to fish and crab as well as learn about the wetlands, the shrimp industry and the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port.

Ed Reed & Valero raise $53K for foundation with golf tournament Ed Reed & Valero raise $53K for foundation with golf tournament
July 11, 2007 at 11:07 am
The Ed Reed/Valero St. Charles Golf Classic held yesterday at both Belle Terre Country Club and Riverlands netted $53,000 for the Ed Reed Eye of the Hurricane Foundation.

HELPING OTHERS. Staff at River Parishes Hospital provide over 100 physicals to area high schools through the Sports Medicine Clinic. Pictured front row, from left are: Tammy Waltz, Trudy McLaurin, Kaye Keller, Kristian Becnel, Theresa Gommel and Denise No River Parishes Hospital provides physicals to area athletes & kids
July 11, 2007 at 11:02 am
River Parishes Hospital provided over 100 physicals to high school athletes in the river parishes area on Saturday, June 23 as part of the hospital's Sports Medicine Program.

‘Mama Dasch’  graduates from police academy after 25-year hiatus
‘Mama Dasch’ graduates from police academy after 25-year hiatus
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Officer Betty Jo “B.J.” Dasch is no stranger to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.