Allen Lottinger


U. S. stands strong against Iran
December 22, 2011 at 10:32 am
Itís encouraging to note that Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is taking a strong stand on stopping the creation of nuclear weapons in Iran. When an undemocratic country that cares not for the general welfare of the people keeps pushing its efforts to create atomic bombs with an obvious attempt to threaten other nations, it is time for the democratic countries of the world to take action and stop it.

Would-be governors lie in wait
November 18, 2011 at 9:53 am
The word is out - Gov. Bobby Jindal will run for a third term. So watch out, Dardene, Vitter and Kennedy.

Lunches for Learning helps Hondurans get through school
November 04, 2011 at 9:13 am
Two officials of Lunches for Learning Inc. told members of the St. Charles Rotary Club at their meeting last week about their program that helps school children in poverty-ridden Honduras stay in school.

Fight crime, have a good time
October 07, 2011 at 9:10 am
St. Charles Parish will be alive with parties Tuesday when the National Night Out Against Crime is observed. It is an occasion that benefits us in many ways - getting to know one another in our neighborhoods and understanding how we can stand together to make our areas safer.

Critics attack congressmen
September 09, 2011 at 9:17 am
Congressman Eric Cantor of Virginia received some violent criticism the other day when he claimed that any money spent by the federal government in recovery from Hurricane Irene should be offset by cuts elsewhere in the budget.

Coastal future can still look bright
September 02, 2011 at 9:23 am
After visiting Grand Isle this past week, itís obvious there are abundant crabs and edible fish along the shoreline. Much like it was before BP struck its oily blow last year.

Mr. Norman Wigle is seated near his great granddaughter Racine Landry with his chantilly birthday cake waiting to be cut. Standing from left are granddaughters Ann Nolan and Diane Landry and great granddaughter Davlyn Nolan. Ole Man Wigle becomes a centenarian
August 26, 2011 at 2:15 pm
When one reaches 100 years of age, itís time to celebrate.

Edwards could be effective ex-governor
August 12, 2011 at 9:13 am
Former Gov. Edwin Edwards made a big statement last week.
He celebrated his release from prison with marriage to a beautiful, much younger, lady along with a press conference and a social event that included a roast of his jaded past and an elaborate dinner at one of his favorite spots - the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans.

Jindalís re-election looking likely
July 08, 2011 at 9:30 am
Though there has been some dissatisfaction with Gov. Bobby Jindalís administration of the state to date, there doesnít seem to be enough of it at the present time to foreclose on his re-election.

Maybe itís time to restore draft
June 17, 2011 at 11:03 am
We never should have done away with the draft back in 1974 to help stop demonstrations against the war in Vietnam.

Area would benefit from rapid rail
June 02, 2011 at 3:02 pm
In some ways, southeast Louisiana, with St. Charles Parish in the middle, has become one big metropolitan area. Just look at the figures.

Abandoned rigs are beneficial to Gulf
May 27, 2011 at 9:43 am
Believe it or not, one of the best things to happen in the Gulf of Mexico in past decades has been the drilling for oil there.

Kennedy seems to know what state needs
April 15, 2011 at 9:26 am
St. Charles Rotary Club had an interesting speaker last week, one who could become governor of our state some day. John Kennedy is now state treasurer and has given his opinion of the financial situation in the state and how to fix it many times.

UNO, SUNO should be merged
March 11, 2011 at 9:58 am
Gov. Bobby Jindal is right in wanting to consider a merger of UNO and SUNO in his efforts to cut expenses. Even if it were not a matter of eliminating state budget deficits, there is no need to have two state-supported universities almost side by side in New Orleans.

Saintsí coach surprises fans
February 11, 2011 at 9:35 am
It is hard to believe that Sean Payton would move his family to Dallas, one of the arch enemies of the New Orleans Saints which he coaches.

Races work together in St. Charles
January 27, 2011 at 2:38 pm
Recent observance of the 200th anniversary of the 1811 slave revolt here and our continued celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a march and rally on River Road show the respect for freedom of the races in St. Charles Parish.

Prepare yourselves for a wonderful year in 2011
December 29, 2010 at 12:36 pm
Thereís a wonderful year ahead in 2011 with a lot to look forward to. It may make all the other years small in comparison.

Tax code needs correction
December 17, 2010 at 12:09 pm
Our tax code is in serious need of correction. And since our president has recently relented in holding tight to liberal legislation, perhaps he will proceed to do it by making further use of his newfound co-existence with Republicans.



Luling writer publishes childís book set in the area
Luling writer publishes childís book set in the area
Alberta Helmes Dunn wanted to write something unique so she combined two classical...
Crafty Destrehan couple work together on art
Crafty Destrehan couple work together on art
Under the great oaks of Destrehan Plantation, Mary Alice Smith and her husband,...

Wildcats advance to quarterfinals with ease, beat Barbe 52-27
Wildcats advance to quarterfinals with ease, beat Barbe 52-27
Destrehan coach Stephen Robicheaux said his Wildcatsí performance against Barbe Friday night might have been his teamís very best of the season. High praise when speaking of an undefeated team, to be sure; few witnesses, however, would likely argue.