Lifestyles




TOWN TALK
February 21, 2007 at 1:47 pm
It was cold, cold, cold, at United Way’s Victory Celebration Thursday night at Ormond Plantation, but the fire radiating from the good-hearted and generous people there helped to warm up the night.

Stand up and speak out against cockfighting
February 21, 2007 at 1:46 pm
Editor: New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson recently announced that he supports legislation to ban cockfighting throughout New Mexico. Caring Americans welcome this news and want Louisiana Gov.

Heather R. Breaux’s story on my new book was great
February 21, 2007 at 1:45 pm
Editor: The article your Lifestyles Editor, Heather R. Breaux, wrote about me and my new book was absolutely wonderful.

Lovebirds who fell in love in jail ... wonderful!
February 21, 2007 at 1:44 pm
Editor: Your story on Patricia and Kevin Bartley, the couple who fell in love in prison, was heartwarming. It made me feel good to think that people could lift themselves up in that way.

Carnival was the BEST EVER
February 21, 2007 at 1:38 pm
Carnival was as successful as ever in southeast Louisiana in 2007. And that is remarkable considering the recent history of disabling storms in the area.

Vitter wants your feedback on illegal immigration
February 21, 2007 at 1:37 pm
One pressing issue that will come before the U.S. Congress this year is immigration reform. Like many in Louisiana, I am very concerned about the influx of illegal immigrants and am firmly opposed to immigration policies that harm American workers and leave our citizens at risk.

Congress cannot run a war
February 21, 2007 at 1:36 pm
Can a public body as large and divisive as the U. S. Congress run a war? We don’t think so.

Spirit Happenings
February 21, 2007 at 1:34 pm
ST. CHARLES BORROMEO FISH FRY

St. Charles Borromeo Fountain of Youth Annual Lenten Fish Fry is to be held on Friday, March 2nd and March 9th at St. Charles Borromeo Cafeteria from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Menu includes: fried catfish, potatoes, salad and bread for $6 per plate. Dine in - or take out. The proceeds will benefit the Mexico Mission Trip this summer. For more information, call Janeen Rodrigue, 985-764-6383

If God inspired the Bible, why are there so many different versions of it?
February 21, 2007 at 1:32 pm
This is the third and final installment in our three-part series on the Origin of the Bible: Human Invention or Divine Intervention?” by Dr. Brant Pitre. Pitre is a biblical scholar of international acclaim. For background information or CDs of his Bible studies, visit www.brantpitre.com.

What's Happening
February 21, 2007 at 1:28 pm
BENEFITS

Dinner for heart patient

HAHNVILLE - You’ll eat like a king at the chicken dinner to benefit heart patient Sandra Champagne Punston Neff on Saturday, Feb. 24, at Daddy's Fried Chicken on River Road. Event starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m. A $5 donation gets you a tasty BBQ chicken leg quarter, jambalaya, baked beans and bread. Cakes, fudge and other sweets will be sold separately. And a $1 raffle for $100 cash will be held, too. Buy six chances for $5.

Sheriff's Reports
February 21, 2007 at 1:27 pm
Suspects are innocent until proved guilty in a court of law

Got rentals? FEMA will help you find good tenants ... and it won’t cost you a dime
February 21, 2007 at 1:25 pm
Got a house or apartment for rent? State and federal authorities will help you find a tenant - fast.

Sandra and Allen Washington. “I will not cry,” says Sandra. “I will reach out. ... to help others.” Mom & dad start fund to honor four children killed in car crash
February 21, 2007 at 1:23 pm
The legacy of Allen and Sandra Washington's children, Rachel, Samantha, Allen Jr., and Alandra will continue to survive through the Washington Memomorial Scholarship Foundation, a fund started to remember the four children who died when the car driven by their oldest daughter Rachel, slipped into the the dark, murky, swamp waters along Airline Hwy. in Kenner, on the day before her 21st birthday.

Obituaries
February 21, 2007 at 1:21 pm
BERTILE DUFRENE BOWNDS

Bertile Dufrene Bownds passed away on Tuesday, Feb 13. in Kenner, LA. She was the beloved wife of the late William Moda Bownds. Daughter of the late Joseph and Argentine Matherne Dufrene. Sister of Harris Dufrene and the late Alvin, Louis, Lawrence, Harry, Ernest Dufrene, Alida Barrios, Cecile Tamburello, Elle Dufrene, Mildred Reed, and Irene Hano.

Stop-smoking advice for a better life
February 21, 2007 at 1:20 pm
Smoking is a huge problem in Louisiana and St. Charles Parish, having been identified as one of the Top 10 health threats facing men and women and also children who are exposed to second-hand smoke.

The King and Queen of the Krewe of Ormond: Queen Miriam Loar and her escort Eric Fernandez and King Paul Barrios and his escort Kaitlyn O’Connor. Also pictured are Melissa White and LeRoid Jones who crowned the King and Queen of the Krewe of Ormond.
SC Borromeo Mardi Gras Ball a dazzling night to remember
February 21, 2007 at 1:17 pm
The St. Charles Borromeo Middle School Students and the St. Charles Borromeo Fountain of Youth held their Annual Mardi Gras Ball “The Krewe of Ormond” for the residents of Ormond Nursing and Care Center.

VIP
February 21, 2007 at 1:16 pm
Air Force Airman 1st Class Durell Marshall, right, has graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Anna Marshall of Luling, and a 2005 graduate of Hahnville High.

‘The first nine months are the easiest’
February 21, 2007 at 1:14 pm
A friend of mine, a professional woman in her 30s, sent an e-mail to me and several other friends asking for advice. She was feeling the urge to become a mother, but was wondering how she would "know" when the time is right. Does anyone ever "know"?

River Parishes Fall Festival will rock Norco this weekend
River Parishes Fall Festival will rock Norco this weekend
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Fresh seafood po-boys, pastalaya and jambalaya are usually enough to draw most to the River Parishes Fall Festival, but there will also be plenty of rides, games and rocking music this weekend.