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Dead zone fromfertilizer still there
May 21, 2010 at 9:37 am
Weíve heard and read so much recently about the oil spill at the British Petroleum well in the Gulf of Mexico that we have forgotten all about another problem along the coast of Louisiana. It is the dead zone produced by fertilizers from farms in the mid-west floating down the Mississippi River.
They deprive our fish of the oxygen needed to live.

Barrier islands need to be restored
May 13, 2010 at 12:42 pm
Many years ago, in the sixties, Louisiana Land and Exploration Company officials suggested that we restore the broken up barrier islands along the coast of southeast Louisiana. It would have protected the stateís valuable wetlands which spawn much of the nationís commercial fish.

Local governments come to our aid
May 06, 2010 at 11:34 am
Louisiana is demonstrating how local governments can do more for their people than the federal government can. The current Gulf of Mexico oil spill is a case in point.

New lieutenant governor not needed
April 29, 2010 at 11:35 am
Louisiana will get a new lieutenant governor - - Scott Angelle, appointed by Gov. Bobby Jindal - - next week to replace Mitch Landrieu when he takes over as mayor of New Orleans. It makes us wonder if we really need a lieutenant governor whose main duty is to replace the governor if he leaves office in mid-term.

Government should get closer to home
April 23, 2010 at 8:35 am
Government in Washington is getting too big and the polls are showing it. Pew Research Center released findings in a survey that showed nearly 80 percent of Americans have little faith that the massive federal bureaucracy can solve the nationís ills.

Is income tax the best way?
April 15, 2010 at 10:16 am
April 15 is perhaps the most dreaded day of the year in America. It is the day citizens must wrap up an exasperating analysis of their incomes that must be reported on their federal income tax returns.

Support neighbors through Bridge Run
April 08, 2010 at 1:34 pm
The United Wayís 14th Annual Bridge Run/Walk and Festival is back this year with new and improved after-run activities.
The event is a great way for parishioners to help out the community while also supporting their own health and well-being.

Willowdale extension would benefit West Bank
April 01, 2010 at 9:31 am
Barton Avenue is a skinny little road in Luling that connects U. S. 90 with River Road. But it attracts major traffic because it is a connection between the river front and the main thoroughfare on the west bank.

Keep entire Holy Triduum sacred, not just Easter Sunday
March 26, 2010 at 9:13 am
With the Lenten season coming to a close, itís easy to forget that Easter Sunday isnít the only day that the church is celebrating the coming of the Easter season.

Bonds will help coastal restoration
March 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm
At last we are beginning to get some action on the possibility of selling bonds to help finance Louisianaís desperately needed coastal restoration.

Business fest great way to support local businesses
March 04, 2010 at 2:26 pm
This weekend, do yourself a favor and check out the St. Charles Business Fest and Craft Fair that will be held on March 5 and 6 in the Hahnville High School gym.

Have a happy Lent, everybody
February 24, 2010 at 12:00 pm
This new decade has made a grand entrance in southeast Louisiana.

Our View: Now, nobody will admit dey gonna beat dem Saints
February 11, 2010 at 10:35 am
Who dat say they gonna beat dem Saints? Who dat? Who dat?

Community Ed helps make life better here
January 28, 2010 at 8:55 am
Thereís something for everybody in Community Education classes this spring in St. Charles. Like art in many forms - - watercolor, acrylic, calligraphy. Or one can learn about computers, from the basics on up.

Concrete armor to help save wetlands
January 21, 2010 at 11:45 am
Plans to use concrete from an existing floodwall to shore up some 18,000 feet of lakefront along the LaBranche Wetlands will certainly be a benefit to our parish. The concrete will come from an existing floodwall along the lake where Jefferson and St. Charles Parishes meet which will be replaced by a stronger floodwall later this year.

By-products to help greening efforts
January 19, 2010 at 3:45 pm
Not long ago when travelling on U. S. 90, we would see mountains of bagasse piled high outside the sugar refinery in Raceland going to waste. Now, we hear that bagasse could play a future in our greening of America by providing an important ingredient for biofuel.

Donít think about global warming
January 13, 2010 at 12:28 pm
If you thought our planet was about to succumb to global warming, think again. In the next few days, St. Charles Parish is expected to have its lowest temperatures in 14 years. England is experiencing its worst winter in a century.

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all
December 24, 2009 at 3:45 pm
To many itís Merry Christmas. To others itís Happy Holidays.
But to all, itís a wish for a season that spreads goodwill to mankind.

Hahnville storms back in fourth quarter to beat Haughton
Hahnville storms back in fourth quarter to beat Haughton
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With Hahnville trailing Haughton 14-13 late in the fourth quarter, linebacker Peyton Robert scooped up a fumble and rumbled into the end zone to give the Tigers their first lead of the game.