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Paper took negative approach when covering the ending of spring festival

To the editor:
The article on the front page of the March 11, 2010 St. Charles Herald-Guide contained information on our Spring Heritage Day Events and Civil War Encampment. Instead of representing this as what it is, a positive event, you chose the negative headline of “Destrehan Spring Fest Halted.” Read More...
March 18, 2010 at 12:22 pm
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Bonds will help coastal restoration

At last we are beginning to get some action on the possibility of selling bonds to help finance Louisiana’s desperately needed coastal restoration. Read More...
March 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm
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Have a happy Lent, everybody

This new decade has made a grand entrance in southeast Louisiana.Read More...
February 24, 2010 at 12:00 pm
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By-products to help greening efforts

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.Read More...
January 19, 2010 at 3:45 pm
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Don’t think about global warming

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.Read More...
January 13, 2010 at 12:28 pm
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Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all

To many it’s Merry Christmas. To others it’s Happy Holidays.
But to all, it’s a wish for a season that spreads goodwill to mankind.Read More...
December 24, 2009 at 3:45 pm
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Our high schools continue in high gear

If you went to the Saints game Monday night, you may have a hard time hearing for the rest of the week. The decibels were really ringing there.Read More...
December 09, 2009 at 11:00 am
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Troops needed in Afghanistan

Some wonder why we should go to war on the side of corrupt government in Afghanistan. The answer is that we have no choice because without that government, the terrorists would be in control of the country.Read More...
December 02, 2009 at 10:50 am
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Our wonderland to be more available

Our outdoor wonderland in St. Charles Parish is destined to become more available to the public in the near future. Two projects will make it so.Read More...
November 24, 2009 at 10:57 am
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Coastal restoration needed for future hurricane seasons

As Hurricane Ida swept by this week, we all breathed a sigh of relief that conditions were right to lessen its destructive force as it crossed the Gulf of Mexico. And we are also thankful that the rest of the season so far has spared us even the inconvenience of evacuation.
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November 16, 2009 at 9:15 am
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Dave Treen was an exemplary governor

He was the first of his kind since reconstruction. He wouldn’t give up after many defeats in the political arena.
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November 11, 2009 at 10:42 am
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It’s okay to say ‘boo’ but keep it under control

Judging from items put on sale by local stores, Halloween has become one of the biggest observances of the year. We’ve been seeing vampire costumes, jack-o-lanterns, gruesome masks etc. on display by retailers for some two months now.
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November 02, 2009 at 9:54 am
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Ferry farewell

It used to be a relaxing interlude as we parked our car on the Luling-Destrehan ferry, got out and leaned over the railing to survey the flowing waters of the great Mississippi River. Now we only whiz over it at 60 mph on the Hale Boggs Bridge which was almost the first of its kind.
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October 19, 2009 at 8:54 am
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Davis Pond needs more water

Davis Pond Freshwater Diversion Project presently is operating at half its capacity but it would benefit our coast if it were greater.
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October 12, 2009 at 8:55 am
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‘Dead zone’ fight finally coming alive

At last, some enforceable measures are on the horizon to lessen the entry of fertilizer overruns into the Mississippi River and consequently reduce the “dead zone” in the Gulf of Mexico that results.Read More...
October 05, 2009 at 9:03 am
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Boat launch should benefit wetlands

St. Charles Parish harbors some of the greatest wetland areas of the world. But so far, most residents can’t take full advantage of them.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:29 am
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Tigers start hot on the basketball court
Tigers start hot on the basketball court
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As Hahnville prepares to compete in this weekend’s star-studded St. Augustine tournament, his young Tigers basketball team already has made a point to prove it has no intentions of going through a rebuilding season.