Editorial

Heavenly Mother wants our attention

I want you to imagine for a moment that you are the mother or father of a young child who you love very much. Some of you may actually be in this role right now, or have been in the past. Read More...
August 19, 2010 at 10:49 am
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‘Special Report’ details parish’s accomplishments

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August 12, 2010 at 10:03 am
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Government is selective when it comes to moratoria

The economic toll from the drilling moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico is beginning to mount. Read More...
August 06, 2010 at 9:10 am
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Has Obama awakened a sleeping nation?

An interesting column from the Aspen Times Weekly was sent to us about how Barack Obama is “the savior of America’s future.” It’s a very negative outlook on our President, however, that takes us on a positive outcome for the nation.
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August 06, 2010 at 9:09 am
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Bonnie brings first use of HESCO baskets

By Renee Simpson
Forecasts for last week’s Tropical Storm Bonnie showed a storm surge threat for low-lying areas on the West Bank. Thankfully the storm wasn’t nearly as intense as projected.
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July 30, 2010 at 9:12 am
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Long-term recovery efforts need escape from limbo

It would have been a much easier job to restore the coast of Louisiana many years ago not long after the leveeing of the Mississippi stopped the river from overflowing and leaving the sediment to build up the wetlands. Not so today.Read More...
July 30, 2010 at 9:10 am
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There’s some good news on oil spill

Things are looking better along the oily Gulf of Mexico coast. A new cap, replacing the leaky one, is being put on the well-head and hopefully will contain almost all of the escaping oil until the new wells can be completed to permanently intercept the original well and shut it down.Read More...
July 16, 2010 at 9:46 am
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Do leges think that they are invisible?

The mirrors in the Capitol Building must be broken. Either that or the leges think they are invisible.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:42 am
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Fall elections will have both type primaries

It used to be said that Republicans in Louisiana could hold their conventions in a phone booth. That was the joke that Democrats put out whenever they had the opportunity.Read More...
July 09, 2010 at 9:41 am
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What happens when words outrun facts?

The social and economic consequences of President Obama’s offshore drilling moratorium are starting to manifest themselves and will rapidly worsen. Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:52 am
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Why tell the enemy our future plans?

During World War II, we never would have announced to the Nazis or Japanese that we would start withdrawing our troops from an occupied location by a specific date. Now, we are announcing that we will withdraw U. S. troops from Afghanistan in 2011.Read More...
July 02, 2010 at 9:51 am
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Independence celebration promises fun for all

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June 24, 2010 at 11:27 am
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Can we satisfy our ache?

A perfect image of the disposition we are called to have toward God is that of a nursing child.Read More...
June 24, 2010 at 11:23 am
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Health care is a $7 billion problem

While the health care debate was raging in Washington, this column-on several occasions-noted that the “relief” for Louisiana that was included in the legislation was nothing in comparison to the hit to our state’s finances that would come from it. Read More...
June 18, 2010 at 9:30 am
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Do leges know what they’re doing?

Anyone who follows the state’s economy knows that all is not well. Between the oil spill in the Gulf and moratorium on deep water exploration, our economy is only going to get worse.Read More...
June 18, 2010 at 9:29 am
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Our hearts grieve for coast, so does God’s

In the recent coverage of Rep. Charles Melancon (representing Louisiana in the oil spill case), when he allowed the true grief of his heart to surface, I think he stirred the grief in the hearts of many of us who have grown up in this “Sportsman’s Paradise.”Read More...
June 11, 2010 at 9:04 am
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Longtime educator reflects on works and changes
Longtime educator reflects on works and changes
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As a longtime educator in the St. Charles Parish School system and school board member, John L. Smith remains a staunch supporter of public education.