Editorial




There’s good and bad coming out of Washington
April 08, 2009 at 11:41 am
This new administration up in Washington is giving us plenty to talk and write about. Have you noticed how much time the TV networks have devoted to what President Barack Obama is doing up thereand around the world?

In support of honoree LilyB Moskal, this St. Charles Parish group got together at the Awards Ceremony luncheon.From left, seated are: Louise Broach Fischer, Tom Moskal, honoree LilyB Moskal, Martha Laque, Back standing: Colette Lottinger, Robert Fisher, R Whose your momma?
April 01, 2009 at 11:47 am
As James Carville said in his talk to the Louisiana women in government, instead of Union, Justice and Confidence being the words to live by...it should have been Whose your momma? He said, “my momma always made things happen.”

Parish mourns loss of young employee
March 25, 2009 at 11:34 am
By Renee Simpson
U.S. flags in front of all St. Charles Parish government buildings were flown at half-mast last week to honor the memory of Jacque Griffin.

Technology and human conception
March 25, 2009 at 11:32 am
By Christopher West
When Nadya Suleman gave birth to octuplets earlier this year, the Internet was abuzz with debates about the reproductive technology industry. But the debates focused primarily on how many embryos should be allowed to be transferred to a woman’s body. Very few seemed to be asking the more fundamental question: Should we be producing children in a laboratory at all?

Our state, city among the most dangerous
March 25, 2009 at 11:31 am
We became apprehensive earlier this week when a headline on the internet proclaimed the announcement of America’s most dangerous states and cities. We feared the answer may include our home state and the nearby city we go to so often.

What’s Up? English difficult language
March 11, 2009 at 12:34 pm
By Mike Peters
I received most of this in an email, and I added a few and thought it would be fun to share. Lovers of the English language might enjoy this.

Fed’s answer to crisis gets out of sight
March 11, 2009 at 12:33 pm
According to a column by Dan Juneau, president of Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, the federal government’s answer to the present financial crisis is bringing about some alarming figures.

Jindal’s words were far-reaching
March 04, 2009 at 12:10 pm
Below are excerpts from Governor Bobby Jindal’s Response to President Obama’s address to Congress last week. They are words of wisdom and should get some respect from all sides of the political spectrum.

Jindal gives impressive response
February 25, 2009 at 10:48 am
Gov. Bobby Jindal gave Louisiana a shining moment Tuesday night as he presented the national Republican Party’s response to President Obama’s first address to Congress. He said it like he felt it when he told the nation “the strength of America is not found in our government. It is found in the compassionate hearts and enterprising spirit of our citizens.”

Honoring the real hero of Mardi Gras
February 18, 2009 at 11:06 am
By Mike Peters
Mardi Gras 2009 is upon us. As we prepare for this year’s festivities in St. Charles Parish, we can start guessing at what we’ll see for themes in the local parades.

What's fasting got to do with it?
February 18, 2009 at 11:04 am
By Fr. Dwight Longenecker
I posted a video on my blog the other day from YouTube. It was an interview with a Romanian hermit. This grizzled old warrior was asked the most important element in a successful prayer life. He looked away with watery eyes then looked at the interviewer and replied, "Purity of the body."

Huey P. getting much needed upgrade
February 18, 2009 at 11:03 am
The Huey P. Long Bridge is an amazing structure. Built in the thirties, it has withstood a tremendous increase in traffic.

Our rural parish is getting a lift
February 11, 2009 at 12:47 pm
St. Charles is a very rural parish. It is almost impossible to walk anywhere unless one is of the athletic type and likes to take care of his chores while getting his exercise. And not too many residents can find the time nor the stamina to walk or jog several miles to get something like a dozen eggs.

‘Trash Bash’ kicks off monthly recycling events
February 11, 2009 at 12:46 pm
RECYCLING INFORMATION
St. Charles Parish residents will be able to turn in recyclable materials during monthly drop-off events through the end of 2009.

Blanco made right move on insurance
February 11, 2009 at 12:43 pm
In the aftermath of the catastrophic hurricanes of this decade, property insurance premiums skyrocketed in coastal states, particularly in Florida-a peninsula in which almost every square foot of land is exposed to immense storm damage.

PAYT program would save residents money
February 04, 2009 at 11:39 am
To the editor:
I wonder how many people realize that solid waste (garbage) disposal is a public service just as water, electricity, phone, gas etc. The problem is we are not charged for the amount of waste we want disposed of. All residents of St. Charles Parish pay $17.31 a month for this service even if you leave home for two months.

Super Bowl was one of the greatest this year
February 04, 2009 at 11:38 am
Super Bowls used to be dull affairs. Not Sunday night.
Pittsburg’s Steelers came roaring back after losing the lead in the fading minutes to the Arizona Cardinals. It was a thrilling ending after 60 minutes of some of the best football ever.

Blue Dogs will shoulder the blame
February 04, 2009 at 11:37 am
During the last decade, Republican members of Congress have taken a beating in elections around the country. In most instances, those who lost elections-or whose vacant seats were turned over-were replaced by Democrats who proclaimed to be moderate or conservative.

Limit out on mangrove by fishing Grand Isle rigs
Limit out on mangrove by fishing Grand Isle rigs
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If anglers want to catch fish in Grand Isle, the speckled trout are in the surf and the mangrove snapper can be found near the rigs.