Spirit Weekly




Oh Baby!
April 05, 2006 at 3:18 pm
In case you haven't noticed, there is a world-wide debate about what should happen to 400,000 plus frozen embryos currently in storage at in-vitro clinics. Evangelical Christians and Catholics believe that these embryos are human persons and deserve to be treated as such. "Every embryo is unique and genetically complete, like every other human being," they argue.

David Sampognaro, 44, Luling Luling doctor pleads not guilty
April 05, 2006 at 3:12 pm
A Luling doctor, David Sampognaro, 44, was indicted by a grand jury on 21 counts possession of child pornography. According to St. Charles Parish District Attorney's Office, "The pornographic images were in the form of video and still photographs."

The brand new, $10 million facility that sits at the base of the Hale Boggs Bridge and a picture of a young R.K Smith upon graduation. Learning in the shadow of a great man
April 05, 2006 at 3:09 pm
At the grand opening of the parish's new middle school facility, R.K. Smith, the man for whom the building is named for was the centerpiece, celebrating the legacy of a tireless educator, Roland K. Smith.

Chatman,an Ama native, led the Tigers to the second Final Four during the tenure. Pokey Chatman looks back and forward
April 05, 2006 at 3:07 pm
While events this weekend proved disappointing for the Lady Tigers, Ama's native daughter, Dana "Pokey" Chatman discussed the long road to success she has travelled, coming a long way since her days of Biddy Basketball.

Victims’ Voices: Silent No More
April 05, 2006 at 3:06 pm
Once upon a time in America, to be a crime victim was to be a nameless, faceless entity. Victims were seldom informed of the status of their offenders or cases. They were often excluded from judicial processes affecting their lives unless they were witnesses. They seldom had input into the outcome of their cases, or into holding their offenders accountable.

Voters to decide on hospital expansion Voters to decide on hospital expansion
April 05, 2006 at 2:56 pm
On Monday, at the parish council, two measures were introduced simultaneously for St. Charles Parish Hospital, as a resolution was put forth and passed to hold a special election on July 15 for the hospital.

New plant to boost economy in the area
April 05, 2006 at 2:56 pm
It's unusual to hear of a major company moving a plant from another state into Louisiana, as it's usually the other way around. For far too long, the state and the region has struggled to court business. Often the sight is business, industry and talented personnel leaving Louisiana for better opportunities.

Katrina’s passed, let’s get a move on
April 05, 2006 at 2:54 pm
Attention To The Powers that be:

Now that Katrina is over in St. Charles Parish, let's get on with the necessities. Fourth Street and Milling Street are but two of the streets in Old Luling that are in terrible condition.

Family says thanks for Parish’s warmth
April 05, 2006 at 2:51 pm
To The People Of St. Charles:

We, the Hitt Family, Ann, Al, Tazz and Zachary, want to say how grateful we are for everything that the community has done for us.

Levees no match for restoration
April 05, 2006 at 2:50 pm
The state and federal government will get more bang for their bucks by paying for coastal restoration, rather than building levees.

Dr. Pete Glaser and his daughter and partner, Dr. Laurie Glaser. Local dentist honored
April 05, 2006 at 2:48 pm
Boutte dentist Dr. Peter L. Glaser received the Distinguished Service Award from the Louisiana Dental Association (LDA) during its 126th Annual Session on March 25 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Baton Rouge, La.

Dow employee Gordon Geoffroy assists students from Destrehan High School at the Reality Store where they learned about living expenses such as automobile and mortgage payments, health and car insurance as well as other daily living costs. Expo sends students into the future
April 05, 2006 at 2:45 pm
Career Connections, an expo that showed area high school students what happens when their education experience hits the real world, was held March 23 at Hahnville High School.

Dow to build a plant in Hahnville Dow to build a plant in Hahnville
April 05, 2006 at 2:44 pm
The Dow Chemical Company Biocides business has announced plans to build a new, integrated Vinyl Methyl Ether (VME) facility at St. Charles Operations in Hahnville, La., which will replace the existing VME capacity manufactured in South Charleston, W.Va.

TOUGH COMPETITION - The 2006 Valero United Way Bridge Run drew competetive runners from New Orleans and surrounding areas. Altitude challenge draws record crowd
April 05, 2006 at 2:40 pm
Record crowds came out on April 1 to watch or participate in this year's Valero/United Way Bridge Run/Walk.

Participants were rewarded at the end with fabulous food and drink and live music as well as entertainment for the kids.

Blanco catches second wind Blanco catches second wind
April 05, 2006 at 2:38 pm
BATON ROUGE -- Castration for sex offenders, human cloning, cockfighting, flag burning, computer-assisted hunting, an official state song.

Sheriff's Reports
April 05, 2006 at 1:45 pm
Sheriff Greg Champagne reports that several vehicles in the Ormond Subdivision were burglarized on March 31 and April 3. There were no signs of forced entry in any of the vehicles except for one. If anyone has information on these burglaries, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-903-STOP. Individuals with information may be eligible for a cash reward.

206 Hawthorn Drive, Luling for $220,000 from Tara Stoufflet to Mr. and Mrs. Mario Hernandez on Feb. 24th.
Real Estate Transactions
April 05, 2006 at 1:31 pm
Ama

•Lot 9 – A, Block H Ama Heights, Ama for $19,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Chatelain to Gabourel’s Construction, LLC on Feb. 21st.

Obituaries
April 05, 2006 at 1:29 pm
Dufrene
Annie D. Dufrene, on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 at 5:45 a.m. in Luling, LA. Beloved wife of Raymond J. Dufrene for 68 years. Mother Leslie Dufrene and his Evelyn, Dale Dufrene and his wife Mary, Flora Arceneaux and her husband Wally. Daughter of the late Pierre and Lucia Authement Dufrene. Sister of Josh Dufrene, Walterine Comardelle, Winnie McCully, Dessie Burson, Vonnie McBlair and the late Walter Dufrene and Eula Dufrene. Also survived by 8 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. A native of Bourg, La and resident of Des Allemands, La. Age 88 years. Relatives and friends of the family were invited to attend funeral services at First Assembly of God Church, Des Allemands, La. Interment was at Matherne Cemetery, Bayou Blue, La. Falgout Funeral Homes in charge of arrangements.

Arts, crafts and psychic shine unique light on interesting Alligator Festival merchandise
Arts, crafts and psychic shine unique light on interesting Alligator Festival merchandise
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Those attending this year’s Alligator Festival should be prepared to be met by a number of vendors, some from nearby and others from farther away, offering a wide-variety of items that include handcrafted artisan furniture, hats made of seagrass and a look into the future.