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Oldies But Goodies Pastalaya Benefit
September 28 at 11:30 am
DESTREHAN – The Oldies But Goodies will be holding a pastalaya or jambalaya dinner on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

T-Ball & horseshoe tournament
Yesterday at 9:00 am
LULING – A t-ball and horseshoe tournament will be held beginning at 9 a.m. at Monsanto Park located at 200 Sugarhouse Road in Luling.

Our area can be prosperous
September 19 at 10:00 am
According to Mitch Landrieu, the mayor next door, New Orleans is the fastest growing city in America. “In just four years, we have created more than 8,000 new jobs. Retail is booming. Property values and sales are strong. And there’s even more promise on the horizon as we create a new biosciences industry centered on several new hospitals, rebuild the water and sewer pipes underneath our streets and rebuild a world-class airport.”

New stadium raises spirits at Tulane
September 12 at 11:07 am
Tulane University, located only a few miles from the border of St. Charles Parish, has always been one of the best four-year colleges and graduate schools in the nation. And in the mid-1900s, it’s stadium on Willow Street was the scene of some of the best college football in the land.

Our watery location ideal for study
September 05 at 10:20 am
Louisiana has become home to a new non-profit organization which specializes in studying and planning the development of innovative science and engineering related to the use of water in a world where H2O is one of the most important resources available.

Community Education can benefit many
August 29 at 1:09 pm
If you’ve already graduated from high school and even college, there is still opportunity to gain new educational benefits in St. Charles Parish through the Community Education program.

World needs a major workover
August 22 at 10:37 am
The world is different in this century, to say the least.

Dead zone still too large
August 15 at 10:01 am
We’ve been trying to end the dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast for some 30 years now and we haven’t gotten very far. Nancy Rabalais, executive director of Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium of Cocodrie, and her crew of scientists recently returned from their annual tour of the Gulf to determine the current counts.

2 storms passed but season’s still here
August 08 at 9:25 am
Our 2014 hurricane season has gone into its second trimester, when most of our deadliest storms have occurred. Of course, we can hope for the best but must be prepared for the worst. Now is the time to make sure our measures of defense are in place.

Coastal restoration efforts get a boost
August 01 at 10:14 am
The long-awaited restoration of Louisiana’s valuable coast got somewhat of a boost last week when the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council announced it will start receiving project proposals in August to repair damage resulting from the BP oil spill in 2010. Hopefully it will spur announcements of other coastal restoration projects that are still in need.

World needs some changes in the future
July 25 at 10:44 am
It’s an unsafe world we are living in when many of the countries, especially in the Middle East, and rebel groups that live within them destroy their countryside and shoot and kill those who are supposed to be their partners in citizenship. The latest news is that some of them are warning those of different faiths that they must pay extra taxes or be killed.

Marine teaches valuable lesson
July 18 at 9:26 am
For those of you who happened upon Allie Stevens last week as he was making his way west on Highway 90 pulling a 400-pound rickshaw as part of a 5,000-mile journey from Oceanside, Calif. to Miami, Fla., you may have wondered what this man was doing pulling a colorful cart in the brutal Louisiana heat.

Stay informed of flood insurance changes with public meetings
July 11 at 9:21 am
St. Charles Parish residents need to stay informed of the changes in flood insurance laws. Only last year, after changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) included in the Biggert-Waters Act threatened to raise property insurance rates to as high as $30,000 a year for some homeowners, the parish was thrown into turmoil.

Best way to live is to LOVE
July 04 at 8:00 am
It’s amazing how a four-letter word on signs can be played up as a primetime news item on national television networks, and this particular news item came from right here in Louisiana.

Citizens not told the full story by St. Charles Parish Hospital
June 27 at 9:34 am
Dear editor,
Once again the CEO of the St. Charles Parish Hospital played his version of the GAME known as, “And Now You Know The Rest of the Story.” In his version of the GAME, we, the citizens of St. Charles Parish never get the rest of the story.

St. Charles, Ochsner partnership is good for community
June 27 at 9:32 am
The fact that St. Charles Parish Hospital and Ochsner Health System are expanding their partnership in St. Charles Parish is a major news item for our medical system. Under the leadership of CEO Federico Martinez, our local hospital has certainly grown from a two-wing facility to one that can provide a lot more services to the parish on both sides of the river.

Iraq needs our support
June 20 at 8:57 am
As time moves forward, it seems we are going backward to the times in the first half of the 1900s when we were faced with two world wars that brought more destruction than we had ever experienced.

Oil damage suit needs compromise
June 13 at 9:38 am
The current disagreement between our state government in Baton Rouge and the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East is a big problem and we’re not certain there is an easy solution to it.

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TV series starring Boutte outdoorsman is canceled
TV series starring Boutte outdoorsman is canceled
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After only one season, Boutte-resident Kip Benoit’s reality TV series about hunting and living off the land has been canceled.