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Fill in Airline Highway borrow bit, prevent deaths

Dear Editor,
I hope each of you had a great Memorial Day weekend. I know one family which did not have a great weekend. Of course I am referring to the Richard family who lost Dorothy on Friday. In the humblest way I would like to address the borrow pit problem and possibly offer a better solution.Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Lack of attendance has impact on DHS Baccalaureate ceremony

Dear Editor,
On Tuesday May 19, Destrehan High School held their Baccalaureate ceremony in the auditorium on campus. The word Baccalaureate is defined as a religious message addressed to a graduating class before commencement day. Faculty, students, and parents put a lot of work into this event and it was a nice celebration. The mantra was from Psalm 37:5, “Commit yourself to the Lord ; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Here’s what to do if hurricane heads here

We’re into a new hurricane season that will probably keep most of us on our toes, listening to news about the weather and whether or not anything is coming our way. Here are some tips on how to be prepared:Read More...
June 08, 2009 at 9:10 am
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Higher education reforms are needed

Gov. Bobby Jindal is certainly right in seeking ways to cut down on the cost of higher education in Louisiana to satisfy budget shortfalls. Though good colleges and universities are necessary for our future well-being, there is nothing sacred about them that would prevent economizing if effective cuts could be made.Read More...
June 01, 2009 at 8:35 am
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Memorial Day is time to honor sacrifice

On May 25, people across the country will celebrate Memorial Day, which commemorates U.S. men and women who died while in the military service.Read More...
May 27, 2009 at 10:21 am
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Smoking decision should be left up to the owners

A bill introduced by State Rep. Gary Smith that would ban smoking in bars is sure to elicit strong opinions depending on who you ask.Read More...
May 18, 2009 at 9:00 am
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Proposed cargo airport may not fly

Gov. Bobby Jindal is pulling his support away from state funding for a proposed cargo airport in the Donaldsonville area. The airport was intentioned to tie in air shipments to boat freight traffic along the Mississippi River.Read More...
May 08, 2009 at 1:09 pm
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We caused problem, now time to correct it

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to spend some $1.7 million of stimulus package money on making the Davis Pond Diversion Project in St. Charles Parish work effectively. Read More...
May 04, 2009 at 11:51 am
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Take extra care when crossing railroad

Dear Editor,
While it’s true that some railroad crossings aren’t as safe as they could be either from inadequate visibility along railroad tracks and/or their not being signalized, there are still ways to minimize the chances of colliding with any train at any such crossing. Read More...
April 30, 2009 at 9:02 am
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Parish teacher crossed the line in custody battle

Dear Editor,
I am writing this letter because I believe that the people of St. Charles Parish should be informed of what happens when home disagreements spill over into the school.Read More...
April 30, 2009 at 9:01 am
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Parish Council on top of library issue

The St. Charles Parish Council should be applauded for taking the time to fully consider every possible avenue when it comes to finally putting a library branch in the Des Allmands/Paradis area.Read More...
April 27, 2009 at 8:52 am
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Simple way needed to finance government

Now that the frustrating income tax preparation season is over, have you had enough? It seems to be a very unfair way of financing the government.Read More...
April 20, 2009 at 9:09 am
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More doctors needed at hospital

Editor,
I was pleased to see that the hospital bond issue passed Saturday, but only about 5 percent of registered voters were concerned enough to exercise their duty and privilege to vote. But I’ll bet that in the future many residents will be in the emergency room and be very pleased at what they see.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 11:44 am
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Council decision is a win-win for parish

The St. Charles Parish Council’s decision to approve the discharging of treated wastewater into wetlands owned by Rathborne Land Co. is a win-win for both the parish and Rathborne.Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 11:40 am
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St. Charles Parish Hospital must continue to evolve

Dear Editor,
As St. Charles Parish continues to grow, it is imperative that we evolve to meet the changing healthcare needs of our community. Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 11:49 am
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New emergency department up for vote on April 4

On April 4, the fate of a new emergency department at the St. Charles Parish Hospital will be in the hands of parish voters.Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 11:44 am
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Destrehan Plantation fest making comeback this weekend
Destrehan Plantation fest making comeback this weekend
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With an additional 8 acres of parking available for this weekend's anticipated 15,000 visitors, the Destrehan Plantation's Fall Festival is back with some new additions.