President lightens up on abortion stand
May 27, 2009 at 10:22 am
We admire President Barrack Obama for at least going to Notre Dame and making the graduation speech amidst a lot of opposition. His pro-abortion stand does not exactly coincide with the preachings of the Catholic Church.

Summer food service offers free lunches
May 18, 2009 at 9:02 am
By Renee Simpson
St. Charles Parish children 18 years of age and under can receive a free hot meal in June and July through the annual Summer Food Service Program.

Tilapia join the nutria as a major nuisance
May 18, 2009 at 9:01 am
Tilapia has never been on this writer’s plate. Though it is readily available at area grocery stores, mine eyes have always seen the locally produced catfish and flounder instead and, after a fishing trip, speckled trout and redfish.

Sex and the Gospel always seem to ‘stir us up’
May 08, 2009 at 1:14 pm
By Christopher West
The Associated Press recently ran a story about a controversy brewing among a community of "bible-believing" folk in rural Alabama. Many in the town of Good Hope were disturbed by a billboard advertizing a series of sermons at the local Daystar Church.

Ranking Louisiana’s business climate
May 08, 2009 at 1:12 pm
Every year, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Association of Washington Business publish their "Redbook" which ranks the business climate of states based on 50 different criteria. It is always interesting to see how Louisiana fares in the survey. The following is a brief look at some pluses and minuses for the Bayou State in the rankings. (Note: the data presented is the latest available for the different categories.)

Jindal could be what Edwards could have been
May 08, 2009 at 1:11 pm
At the recent Louisiana Press Association convention, Gov. Bobby Jindal made a trip there “to drink coffee,” he said, not to have a press conference. In fact, his appearance was to be “off the record.”

Has to be better way to pay taxes
May 04, 2009 at 11:50 am
Have you had enough of income tax frustrations? It seems to be a very unfair way of financing the government.

Mission church should be put to good use
April 27, 2009 at 8:53 am
There’s good news for history buffs in St. Charles Parish. The school board is planning to put the old mission church in Luling up for sale with the stipulation that future owners cannot demolish it and must restore it.

The Resurrection of Our Bodies
April 20, 2009 at 9:13 am
By Christopher West
During this Easter season it is fitting to reflect on the resurrection not just of Jesus’ body, but of our own bodies at the end of time. Many people have an erroneous “super-spiritual” view of eternal life. Such people tend to see the body as a shell that they’re anxious to get rid of, as if death were the moment in which our souls were finally “liberated” from the “prison” of our bodies.

Government projects on the move
April 20, 2009 at 9:10 am
By Renee Simpson
Recent council meetings have included numerous contracts to begin engineering or construction work on needed infrastructure projects.

LSU fires knowledgeable hurricane researcher
April 20, 2009 at 9:08 am
A very respected spokesman on hurricane protection and coastal restoration in Louisiana has been fired from his job as research director at LSU. Dr. Ivor van Heerden was a knowledgeable participant at many of the high level meetings on how to repair and protect the fragile Louisiana coast.

Guaranteeing the guarantees
April 08, 2009 at 11:43 am
Occasionally you hear things that you find hard to believe. That happened recently when I heard the 44th President of the United States giving a government guarantee for the warranties of cars purchased from General Motors and Chrysler.

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.


Speaking for the children
Speaking for the children
Most nonprofits would, in a perfect world, want to pay their volunteers. But for...
22nd peanut butter drive sets record for donations
22nd peanut butter drive sets record for donations
This year’s annual Krewe of Lul and Krewe of Des Allemands parades saw St. Charles...

Arrest made in savage dog beating
Arrest made in savage dog beating
A Killona man was arrested Thursday night after a warrant was issued for his arrest on a charge of cruelty to animals. Rashard C. Poche, 37, was released after posting $280. His bail is set at $2,500.