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Photos of ferry prove elusive, needed for monument

The George Prince ferry bell was supposed to be the final piece of the puzzle when it came to erecting a monument to honor those that lost their lives in the 1976 Luling/Destrehan ferry disaster.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Talking trash

When Council Chairman Terry Authement introduced a resolution to seek proposals for a new solid waste contract instead of awarding a renewal to Coastal Waste Services, there was one notable absence at the meeting - CWS General Manager Gus Bordelon.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 9:20 am
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Waguespack

Mae Degruise Waguespack, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2009 at 8:17 a.m. in Thibodaux.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 9:05 am
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Shifflett

Edward Lee Shifflett, Sr. Age 72. Native of McGaheysville, Va. and resident of Des Allemands for the last 30 years. He entered the gates of Heaven on Saturday, July 11, 2009.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 9:04 am
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Evidence supports Obama patronage

Beyond the high rhetoric of the 44th President of the United States, some interesting trends seem to be developing. Bill Clinton’s famous dictum that “the age of big government is over” now seems as ancient as William Jennings Bryan’s “You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.” How quickly the eras pass in the current rush to re-forge the basic fabric of life in America. Unfortunately, one aspect of politics that President Obama obviously intends to keep is the patronage trough, and there is considerable evidence afoot to support that view.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 9:03 am
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Mother Teresa's “dark night”

By Christopher West

For nearly two years I've been reflecting on something I read in an article by Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher to the papal household. I can’t get it out of my head. The article was provocatively titled “The ‘Atheism’ of Mother Teresa” (National Catholic Register, Sept. 9-15, 2007). It explored the meaning of Mother Teresa’s extended “dark night” of union with Christ in his cry of abandonment from the cross.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 9:01 am
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President’s visit with pope offers some hope

President Barrack Obama’s visit with Pope Benedict XVI gives us hope that he wants to keep open the doors to those with whom he has major disagreements. He is playing the game like politicians should play it, of course.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 8:59 am
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President’s visit with pope offers some hope

President Barrack Obama’s visit with Pope Benedict XVI gives us hope that he wants to keep open the doors to those with whom he has major disagreements. He is playing the game like politicians should play it, of course.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 8:59 am
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United Way distributes $1.4 million to area agencies

LULING - United Way of St. Charles Board of Directors approved over $1.4 million to fund 30 local agencies providing services in St. Charles Parish.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 8:58 am
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Sheriff's Reports

Arrests
•John H. Nolting IV, 53, of 219 Monsanto Dr. in Luling was arrested on July 3 and charged with DWI and reckless operation.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 8:57 am
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Unlocked cars provide high-tech prizes to thieves

Thieves didn't have to try too hard to get away with thousands of dollars in merchandise on June 12, targeting unlocked vehicles on River Park Drive in Hahnville, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 8:54 am
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Lightning strike cripples health center

The St. Charles Community Health Center is hoping that lightning doesn’t strike twice after a thunderstorm last week crippled operations and forced the center to re-route calls to Kenner.Read More...
July 20, 2009 at 8:54 am
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Luling Hornets come out on top in 8U division as champs

The Luling Hornets are the parish champions in the 8U division.Read More...
July 16, 2009 at 2:25 pm
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Slammers enter invitational undefeated, finish on top

The St. Charles Slammers 8U All-Star softball team is currently undefeated and placed first in the St. Charles Invitational tournament on June 20 and first in the Donaldsonville tournament on June 27 and 28.Read More...
July 16, 2009 at 2:23 pm
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Mustangs take home trophy in 20009 Southshore Classic

The 11 year old Major USSSA Mustang Baseball team won the Southshore Classic at the Westbank Bridgepark in Luling this past weekend, July 11-12.Read More...
July 16, 2009 at 2:22 pm
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Keep an eye on the sky

It's so easy to forget about watching the sky for thunderstorms when fishermen are on the prowl. Read More...
July 16, 2009 at 2:20 pm
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Future of hospital board chair uncertain after arrest
Future of hospital board chair uncertain after arrest
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John J. Landry III's future as chairman of the St. Charles Parish Hospital Board is uncertain after he was arrested and charged with conspiring to file or filing falsified public records in connection with former District Attorney Harry Morel Jr.'s federal case.