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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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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 Weíre 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 donít go and think youíll have free reign of the island.Read More...
July 27, 2009 at 8:37 am
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Presidentís visit with pope offers some hope

President Barrack Obamaís 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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Presidentís visit with pope offers some hope

President Barrack Obamaís 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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Is it really too late to save our coast?

Weíve spent a lot of time emphasizing that if we donít get major work underway to save the Louisiana coast within the next 10 years, it will be too late. It will all disappear into the Gulf of Mexico.Read More...
July 13, 2009 at 9:03 am
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New Grand Isle lab is boost to our fisheries

The ribbon was cut on a major new facility in Louisiana Tuesday. The new Fisheries Research Laboratory at Grand Isle was officially opened by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and put to work in benefitting one of our major industries - commercial and sport fishing.Read More...
July 06, 2009 at 9:08 am
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West bank highways need attention

We agree with Council President Terry Authement that a task force is needed to study the traffic problems along U. S. 90 in St. Charles Parish. It is a major thoroughfare that needs improvement.Read More...
June 29, 2009 at 8:36 am
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Remembering Dottie

For many years, Dottie Landry served as office manager of this publishing company. Read More...
June 22, 2009 at 8:58 am
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New levee type looks promising

A new type of levee for southeast Louisiana is being constructed along the beachfront at Grand Isle. It is called a Geotube (R) levee which will extend from the burrito levee recently built on the western end of the island to the eastern end.Read More...
June 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm
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Hereís what to do if hurricane heads here

Weíre 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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Krewe of Lul rolling with 23 floats Saturday in Luling
Krewe of Lul rolling with 23 floats Saturday in Luling
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Marking its 40th year of revelry in Luling, the Krewe of Lul will roll with 62 units and 23 floats this Mardi Gras season.