Editorial

President lightens up on abortion stand

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.Read More...
May 27, 2009 at 10:22 am
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Summer food service offers free lunches

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.Read More...
May 18, 2009 at 9:02 am
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Tilapia join the nutria as a major nuisance

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.Read More...
May 18, 2009 at 9:01 am
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Sex and the Gospel always seem to ‘stir us up’

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. Read More...
May 08, 2009 at 1:14 pm
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Ranking Louisiana’s business climate

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.)Read More...
May 08, 2009 at 1:12 pm
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Jindal could be what Edwards could have been

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.”Read More...
May 08, 2009 at 1:11 pm
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Has to be better way to pay taxes

Have you had enough of income tax frustrations? It seems to be a very unfair way of financing the government.Read More...
May 04, 2009 at 11:50 am
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Mission church should be put to good use

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.Read More...
April 27, 2009 at 8:53 am
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The Resurrection of Our Bodies

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.Read More...
April 20, 2009 at 9:13 am
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Government projects on the move

By Renee Simpson
Recent council meetings have included numerous contracts to begin engineering or construction work on needed infrastructure projects.
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April 20, 2009 at 9:10 am
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LSU fires knowledgeable hurricane researcher

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.
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April 20, 2009 at 9:08 am
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Guaranteeing the guarantees

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. Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 11:43 am
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There’s good and bad coming out of Washington

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?Read More...
April 08, 2009 at 11:41 am
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Whose your momma?

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.” Read More...
April 01, 2009 at 11:47 am
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Parish mourns loss of young employee

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. Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:34 am
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Technology and human conception

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?Read More...
March 25, 2009 at 11:32 am
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Mimosa Park kindergarteners pick prizes for reading
Mimosa Park kindergarteners pick prizes for reading
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Students in Amanda Tregre’s kindergarten class at Mimosa Park Elementary got to pick prizes for reading 300 minutes or more in the school’s reading program called Perci’s Pals.