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Constant rebuilding of wetlands needed

Some years ago, it was suggested by this newspaper that the state invest in a new kind of boat developed in Europe. It could suck up sand offshore from the bottom of the sea into its hull and then travel to our coast where the sand would be pumped out to help build up barrier islands that are eroding away.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:42 am
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Hurricane season makes its mark

It wasn’t the hurricane we feared so much. It was the possibility of it spreading the oil spill along the coast of Louisiana and into our wetlands.Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:50 am
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Opening up the river would help fight oil

Doug Brinkley gave us one of the best solutions to the oil crisis in a program on CNN TV last week. He said we should open up the Mississippi River that has been leveed in for almost a century to flow into and clean up the wetlands of Louisiana of the oil that is invading.Read More...
June 18, 2010 at 5:02 pm
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Parents with children in school system best to serve on board

To the Editor: Qualifying for the St. Charles Parish School Board election will be held on July 7, 8 and 9. We would like to encourage all citizens, especially parents of children currently enrolled in the public school system, to consider qualifying and running for the school board from their respective school board district. Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 9:07 am
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This is no time to stop offshore production

It’s not enough that our coastal economy is in such turmoil. Now, the President has called a halt to all deeper offshore explorations and drilling for oil that will cripple the livelihoods of many more of our residents. Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 9:05 am
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We need to save our state

The Top Kill did not work as intended so now British Petroleum is trying another method to stop the escaping oil from the drill stem. It involves cutting the pipe and capping it to bring the oil up to ships waiting on the surface of the sea.Read More...
June 04, 2010 at 9:27 am
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Open primaries are best for democracy

It is time for the states in our federal governmentt to take full advantage of democracy by adopting open primaries in the election of U. S. senators and representatives, something Louisiana did many years ago under the leadership of former Gov. Edwin Edwards. Read More...
May 27, 2010 at 3:14 pm
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Dead zone fromfertilizer still there

We’ve 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.Read More...
May 21, 2010 at 9:37 am
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Barrier islands need to be restored

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 state’s valuable wetlands which spawn much of the nation’s commercial fish.
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May 13, 2010 at 12:42 pm
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Government should get closer to home

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 nation’s ills.Read More...
April 23, 2010 at 8:35 am
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Support neighbors through Bridge Run

The United Way’s 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.Read More...
April 08, 2010 at 1:34 pm
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Willowdale extension would benefit West Bank

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.Read More...
April 01, 2010 at 9:31 am
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Keep entire Holy Triduum sacred, not just Easter Sunday

With the Lenten season coming to a close, it’s easy to forget that Easter Sunday isn’t the only day that the church is celebrating the coming of the Easter season.Read More...
March 26, 2010 at 9:13 am
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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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Taking the prize for serving others and doing outstanding work in St. Charles
Taking the prize for serving others and doing outstanding work in St. Charles
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Rachelle Johnson didn’t expect recognition for doing her job as administrative assistant in the St. Charles Parish Department of Waterworks, but it was still an honor to receive the award.