Democracy is better than benevolent dictatorship

Some say that a benevolent dictatorship is the best form of government. That is because a dictator who wants to serve the people well can do what he wants without restraints.Read More...
September 20, 2007 at 8:14 am

Mortgaging our children’s future

I have previously written in this column about the destructive spending practices of the federal government. I recently came across the text of a speech that David Walker, the Comptroller General of the United States, gave to an American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) audience on September 8. Please give serious attention to the following excerpts from his speech.Read More...
September 20, 2007 at 8:13 am

Letter to the Editor

Heather - Thank you for remembering my nephew Dennis in your blog this week. I think about him daily, and miss him so.Read More...
September 20, 2007 at 8:09 am

Welcome to fall and the biggest election in the next four years

Tomorrow is the first day of fall and we have already felt some relief from the summer heat. But there is much more on the agenda for this coming season.Read More...
September 20, 2007 at 8:00 am

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for printing the article in your Lifestyles section about the stingray and my sons. Their children were excited about seeing their Dads in the newspaper!!! It made for great "show and tell" at school (since 3 of the children live in Virginia). Read More...
September 12, 2007 at 1:58 pm

Iraq is teaching us a lesson

Perhaps we learned a lesson in Iraq. We cannot invade another country and expect to make them a democratic friend of ours very easily.Read More...
September 12, 2007 at 1:46 pm

Spirit Happenings

New Orleans Rosary Bowl

Fr. James Kelleher, S.O.L.T. will be the featured speaker at this rosary crusade from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat. Sept. 8 in Audubon Park at the Shelter 10 pavilion. Fr. Kelleher is the leader of the Russian mission team and travels all over the world promoting rosary crusades. The purpose: to pray for the rebuilding of New Orleans according to God's holy and moral laws. "May almighty God build our house and watch over our city.” (psalm 127)
September 06, 2007 at 10:33 am

Faith, science often at odds when it comes to origins of life

By David Masci, Senior Research Fellow, Pew Forum

The relationship between faith and science in the United States seems, at least on the surface, to be paradoxical. Surveys repeatedly show that most Americans respect science and the benefits it brings to society, such as new technologies and medical treatments. And yet, religious convictions limit many Americans' willingness to accept controversial scientific theories as well as certain types of scientific research, such as the potential use of embryonic stem cells for medical treatments.
September 06, 2007 at 10:30 am

Get Your "Passport" Ready for Heaven, Says Pope

VATICAN CITY, AUG. 26, ( Heaven is an equal-opportunity destination, but to gain entry one needs a “passport” stamped with virtues such as humility, mercy and truth, says Benedict XVI.Read More...
August 29, 2007 at 2:15 pm

Thanks for great coverage of death

To the editor:

Thanks for that great coverage of the death (murder) of my cousin and outstanding citizen Mrs. Hilda Zeringue Warren of St. Rose. The photos were truly an outstanding way to honor her even though she died an uneccessary and senseless death! My hat is off to Shonna Riggs who showed compassion as she covered the story as horrendous as it was. She is to be commended along with the rest of the staff as a whole for a fine job that you normally do always. I think that I can say on behalf of myself, the family and the rest of the community - - thank you, Herald Guide, for a job well done.
August 29, 2007 at 1:33 pm

Here’s a simple plan to save our coast

To the editor:

This letter is in response to Allen Lottinger’s article about Louisiana’s deteriorating coast. He was one of the first writers to write about the problems caused by the Mississippi River levee system. I agree with the fact that “Building of levees along the Mississippi River was the main cause of the erosion of our coast...” How can we get the politicians to listen to simple suggestions about how to correct this problem?
August 29, 2007 at 1:31 pm

Democrats use bad taste with religious commercials

Desperation seems to have entered the picture in the campaign for governor. The state Democratic party has resorted to playing on religious prejudices to try and win the election.Read More...
August 29, 2007 at 1:27 pm

It’s time for citizens to take action

The night out against crime recently was very successful in getting local residents to gather in their neighborhoods in a social atmosphere and reflect on what they can do to make St. Charles a safer parish. Now it is time for action.Read More...
August 29, 2007 at 1:26 pm

Spirit Happening

A non-denominational bible study focusing on the spiritual truths and concepts on the book of Galations will begin August 27 through November 14 with a break in between. Classes will be on Monday nights from 7-9 and Wednesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 at the Bible Center Church on Barton Ave. in Luling.Read More...
August 23, 2007 at 10:24 am

Jason Brauninger takes first vows

Jason Brauninger, 25, a St. Rose native and seminary student, professed his first vows before God, church leaders, friends and family in a special ceremony Aug. 15 held at St. Charles College in Grand Coteau.Read More...
August 23, 2007 at 10:11 am

Footballs take to the air in St. Charles Parish

This week offers us a good opportunity to get our minds off hurricanes and politics - - temporarily.Read More...
August 23, 2007 at 10:02 am

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St. Charles Parish: New garbage collection service to begin May 1
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Houma-based Pelican Waste & Debris will begin garbage collection for St. Charles Parish residents on May 1.