The Watchdog




Thank God for that state next door
January 31, 2007 at 1:53 pm
U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, D-LA made the following statement on WWL-TV in New Orleans:

D.B. Mollaire pastors at two churches in St. Charles Parish: Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Ama and Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Norco.

The tip of the spear of freedom ... the historical black church
January 31, 2007 at 1:49 pm
Langston Hughes once said, “We are not where we ought to be, we are not where we should be, but thank God we are not where we were.”

We've had embarrassing moments since Katrina
January 31, 2007 at 1:41 pm
Pres. George W. Bush did goof when he did not mention the continued resurrection from Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast as one of the nation’s major concerns. But it wasn’t really a big deal. Words will not heal us.

Off to College and Beyond with Eric LeBlanc Off to College and Beyond with Eric LeBlanc
January 31, 2007 at 1:32 pm
Player of the Week

This week's Off to College and Beyond Player of the Week is Xavier guard and DHS grad Mark Stewart who scored a team-high 25 points to go along with 3 assists and 2 rebounds in the Gold Rush's victory over SUNO last Thursday. He also led the team with 21 points to go along with 3 assists, a rebound and a steal in the team's victory over Dillard on Saturday. He also had 15 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals in the Gold Rush's victory over William Carey last Monday

The mighty duck that didn’t die
January 31, 2007 at 1:26 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Wildlife officials said a feathered Lazarus had been shot by a hunter and put into his refrigerator for two days.

J.B. Martin and R.K. Smith RULE in three-day basketball tourney
January 31, 2007 at 1:23 pm
R. K. Smith Middle hosted a basketball tournament on January 11, 12, and 13. Teams from J. B. Martin Middle, Harry Hurst Middle, Cammon and R.K. Smith competed. The J. B. Martin girls team won the girls’ tournament and the R.K. Smith boys team won the boys’ tournament.

Read THIS if you like GOOD NEWS
January 31, 2007 at 1:20 pm
Editor Derek Clontz talks about St. Charles Parish's population explosion ... and throws in a few interesting quotes.

Who dat needs a Super Bowl when ‘we dat’ got them Saints?
January 31, 2007 at 1:17 pm
There was once a city named New Orleans. This was a fun city, a historic city, a place where the nation came to party. The city had its share of problems, as all big cities do.

Batter UP! Batter UP!
January 31, 2007 at 1:16 pm
Can you hear it? Clang! Boom, the sound of a ball hitting a leather mitt, the sound of an aluminum bat striking that white pearl-leather- bound baseball?

Deputies who collided in car crash O.K.
January 31, 2007 at 1:16 pm
“Both deputies involved in the traffic accident are doing fine. One returned to work right after the incident. The other is recovering from his injuries and is expected to return to work soon.”

It’s no joke - state is running out of college students
January 31, 2007 at 1:07 pm
Commissioner of Higher Education Joseph Savoie told the Board of Regents that while Louisiana has made great strides in increasing the overall educational level of its citizens in recent years, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have driven down college enrollment significantly.

Super Bowl is gonna be PEYTON PLACE
January 31, 2007 at 1:06 pm
All of us in south Louisiana are a little down in the dumps due to the fact that our New Orleans Saints are not playing in the Super Bowl this coming Sunday in Miami.

Have you seen this bluebird? Have YOU seen this 'Tweety Pie'?
January 31, 2007 at 1:04 pm
From Henslow’s sparrow to the American woodcock, even Alfred Hitchcock would be impressed at the assortment of birds St. Charles Parish has to offer.

Retro 'bot is very cool. Can YOU top this?
January 31, 2007 at 12:59 pm
Take ... me ... to ... your ... READERS’ Luling man’s retro robot is a winner.

What's Happening
January 31, 2007 at 12:48 pm
Events in and around St. Charles Parish - need something to do? You'll find lots of ideas here.

Math wizard’s up for Presidental Award Math wizard’s up for Presidental Award
January 31, 2007 at 12:47 pm
LULING - Ranell Troxler, a math teacher at Raymond K. Smith Middle School, was honored at a BESE Board meeting as being a finalist for Louisiana's Presidential Award for Math.

See what Satellite kids are learning now See what Satellite kids are learning now
January 31, 2007 at 12:44 pm
LULING - Health Science team members from the Satellite Center assist Jenny Fuselier, Destrehan High School nurse, with health screenings.

Ooh la la! HHS French students are good Ooh la la! HHS French students are good
January 31, 2007 at 12:41 pm
HHS students in Judith Westerhaus’ French classes held a celebration honoring their achievement in the study of the French Language and Culture.

Local experts share gardening tips for both new and established gardens
Local experts share gardening tips for both new and established gardens
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For gardeners who are just getting into gardening as well as those finding themselves having to replant after last year’s brutal winter, there are plenty of new plants to consider this year. However, local experts say the basics of setting up a garden that will last for years comes down to good planning.

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