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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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Government can’t run health care well

It would be better for the federal government to police our health care system, not run it. After all, that is what government does best.Read More...
September 21, 2009 at 9:15 am
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Obama tells students what they must do

It’s not often the President of the United States visits students in their classrooms. In fact, we can’t remember it ever happening.Read More...
September 14, 2009 at 8:58 am
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Youngsters need place to ‘hang out’

It was encouraging to see students taking part in the parish planning sessions held during the past two weeks in St. Charles. After all, their future here will be longer lasting than that of most residents.Read More...
August 31, 2009 at 9:05 am
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Parish development sessions underway

Getting input from parish citizens on what they want St. Charles to be like in the years ahead is now underway in a program designed to let residents set goals for parish development in the next 20 years. Public workshops are being held Tuesday through today to get started.Read More...
August 24, 2009 at 10:17 am
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Schools start Aug. 13, so drive carefully

School bells are ringing today, not literally, of course, but the doors to the St. Charles halls of education will be filled with our adults of tomorrow. Which means, of course, that traffic patterns will change somewhat.Read More...
August 17, 2009 at 9:18 am
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Neighborly love helps fight crime

Residents in almost every area of the parish gathered with their neighbors on Aug. 5 in order to celebrate the fight against crime.Read More...
August 10, 2009 at 9:07 am
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Big happenings at Grand Isle

There are big happenings going on south of St. Charles Parish this week We’re talking about the annual Grand Isle Tarpon Rodeo, the oldest fishing rodeo in the United States.
It starts today and ends Saturday when the prizes are awarded and the big party comes to a climax. But don’t go and think you’ll have free reign of the island.Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 8:37 am
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President’s visit with pope offers some hope

President Barrack Obama’s visit with Pope Benedict XVI gives us hope that he wants to keep open the doors to those with whom he has major disagreements. He is playing the game like politicians should play it, of course.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 8:59 am
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Paul Maillard Road open again after truck accident
Paul Maillard Road open again after truck accident
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The portion of the road that was closed due to an overturned truck at the corner of Canal Street and Paul Maillard Road in Luling has now been reopened.