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Donít 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 itís Merry Christmas. To others itís Happy Holidays.
But to all, itís 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 wouldnít give up after many defeats in the political arena.
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November 11, 2009 at 10:42 am
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Itís okay to say Ďbooí 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. Weíve 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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ĎDead zoneí 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 ďdead zoneĒ 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 canít take full advantage of them.Read More...
September 30, 2009 at 10:29 am
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Government canít 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

Itís not often the President of the United States visits students in their classrooms. In fact, we canít remember it ever happening.Read More...
September 14, 2009 at 8:58 am
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Youngsters need place to Ďhang outí

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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Destrehan deluge tests parish pumps - again
Destrehan deluge tests parish pumps - again
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Destrehan streets filled with water again this month just a few weeks after the record heavy rains of Louisiana's catastrophic flooding and only months after the March deluge that hit the South.