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Lent can make us live a better life
February 24, 2012 at 9:26 am
And now comes lent, which lets us know that human beings are very versatile. They can transform overnight from a lively setting at Mardi Gras to a peaceful and prayerful experience. The contrast between carnival and lent shows the ways in which the human spirit can express itself.


Tell your neighbor to throw you something
February 17, 2012 at 9:56 am
Carnival time is here again and St. Charles Parish is looking forward to a big weekend ahead. The Krewes of Lul and Des Allemands are set to roll and will have plenty of favors to spread around. Plus, there will be a lot of merry-making and feasting on the streets of Luling Saturday and Des Allemands Sunday.


St. Charles needs input in airport plans
February 10, 2012 at 9:33 am
Plans for overhauling Louis Armstrong International Airport are in the works and just how it is done could have an effect on residents of St. Charles Parish and the disturbances they encounter.


Are vouchers a good choice
February 03, 2012 at 9:38 am
Gov. Bobby Jindal wants vouchers to private schools to play a bigger role in providing education to our school age kids. And if properly administered, there is no reason why they would not benefit the system.


School board travel seems warranted
January 27, 2012 at 9:52 am
If St. Charles Parish School Board members were to take off for Hawaii and other exotic destinations with bathing suits in hand claiming to be taking care of their official business, one would suspect that they are fiddling with taxpayer money. But such does not seem to be the case.


Coastal restoration plan is welcomed
January 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm
At last, a master plan for the restoration of Louisiana’s coast has been planned and is available for public review. It shows what the coast should be like in 2061 if the restoration is accomplished.


SE Louisiana to have many exciting events
January 06, 2012 at 10:51 am
Anyone who lives in southeast Louisiana can take pleasure in the fact that there are so many entertaining things coming up here. In St. Charles Parish, for example, there is a wealth of wetlands for the outdoor sportsmen and mere lovers of spectacular scenery. Access to the Gulf of Mexico and some of the best fishing and hunting areas in the country is readily available whether you own a yacht or a pirogue.

New year offers many opportunities
December 29, 2011 at 10:28 am
If we thought 2011 was alive with political fever, we haven’t even gotten to the melting point yet. The year 2012 is just ahead and it could be fiercer as we approach election day in November.

Good news arriving for the Yuletide
December 22, 2011 at 10:32 am
In spite of some turbulence in Egypt and a few other locales, there seems to be a sense of calm in most places. There are many indications that an attitude of peace on earth, goodwill toward men may be taking hold on the world as a hope for the future.

Bill of Rights ensures our freedom
December 16, 2011 at 9:07 am
Sometimes we forget about how our great nation was formed and still stands relatively undisturbed in providing the freedoms we enjoy.


Community center will be plus for parish
December 09, 2011 at 9:56 am
St. Charles Parish is getting ready to make headway in expanding its public facilities in the months ahead.


Paul Maillard to get facelift
December 02, 2011 at 9:35 am
At last, Paul Maillard Road in Luling will get a makeover.


Giving thanks
November 23, 2011 at 10:30 am
Despite the complaints we hear from people every day, there are many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.


Time to vote in St. Charles again
November 18, 2011 at 9:55 am
St. Charles residents have another chance to help direct our state and parish governments Saturday by voting in the general election.

The redemption of Jordan Jefferson
November 11, 2011 at 10:38 am
This season was supposed to be LSU quarterback and former Destrehan High School star Jordan Jefferson’s coming out party.


Tigers, Wildcats take parish’s center stage
November 04, 2011 at 9:14 am
Pride will be on the line Friday night when the Destrehan Wildcats travel to Hahnville High School to battle the Tigers at 7 p.m.

Election season not over yet
October 28, 2011 at 9:34 am
The first election for state and parish offices is over, but hold tight. There’s another one ahead.

Early voting spikes interest in election
October 21, 2011 at 9:29 am
Voters in Louisiana and St. Charles Parish will decide Saturday who runs their governments for the next four years. Campaigns for the different offices have been active, to say the least, and of different calibers.

Lifestyles

Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Mason”
Humane Society showcase adoption pet “Mason”
This week’s Humane Society showcase pet is Mason. ...
St. Charles Arts Guild holds art workshop for adults
St. Charles Arts Guild holds art workshop for adults
Over 20 people attended an arts fair held by the St. Charles Art Guild Oct. 9 at...

Disabled war veteran one of 25 waiting for a home at Hahnville homeless complex
Disabled war veteran one of 25 waiting for a home at Hahnville homeless complex
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Byron Joseph Sr., 56, is not a homeless stereotype.