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Socialism is not the way to go

To the editor:
What will it take?
With all of the unbelievable U.S. and worldwide economic woes, I am wondering just how long it will take before the Obama Administration and the Democratic-controlled Congress catch on to the fact that Socialism will not work and will only totally ruin our economic system and our country. Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 12:13 pm
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Jindal’s words were far-reaching

Below are excerpts from Governor Bobby Jindal’s Response to President Obama’s address to Congress last week. They are words of wisdom and should get some respect from all sides of the political spectrum. Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 12:10 pm
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Destrehan gift, wine store ‘lets the good times roll’

Sandra Kinler first opened her gift and wine boutique, Bon Ton Roula, in Destrehan nearly a year ago and credits her love of people for keeping her doors open day after day.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 12:08 pm
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All-dirt infields at bridge parks take fields in ‘new direction’

During the offseason of baseball and softball, the parish’s many parks underwent various infrastructure upgrades that included the addition of a T-ball field to Dow Field and a new parking lot in Killona.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 12:06 pm
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Snazzy media guide highlights ‘09 Wildcats

When Destrehan baseball fans get their hands on this year's media guide, they may get the feeling that they are looking at a program designed for a college squad. Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 12:04 pm
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Council OKs land donation, clears way for crime-fighting complex

The St. Charles Parish Council has agreed to donate 7.74 acres of land to the sheriff’s office, a move that Sheriff Greg Champagne said will allow him to consolidate his enforcement operations and bring more efficiency to the department’s crime-fighting ability.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 12:01 pm
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After 6 year absence, priest returns to Norco

Parishioners at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Norco are welcoming back a familiar face - Father Terry Becnel.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:52 am
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Lights, Camera, Action

Once again, St. Charles Parish has found itself in front of the camera. But this time the “Parish of Plenty” serves as the backdrop for a short student film called “Acting Your Age.”Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:51 am
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Child’s death still haunts East Bank mother

It has been a little more than a year since the death of her 4-year-old daughter, but Melissa Champagne still feels like the tragic event occurred yesterday.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:51 am
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$1.7 billion Entergy project hits another snag

Entergy’s plan to build a new electricity generator fueled by petroleum coke at its Little Gypsy facility in Montz hit another snag in February after a joint report by the Alliance for Affordable Energy and the Sierra Club said that plans to convert the plant would leave customers with higher bills.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:51 am
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Parish winning war against code enforcement violators

The St. Charles Parish Planning and Zoning Department isn't fooling around when it comes to cleaning up communities in the area.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 11:51 am
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Herald-Guide still going strong

Several big-city newspapers are seeking bankruptcy. But fear not. St. Charles Herald-Guide is not one of those guys nor are any others in our area that we know of.Read More...
March 04, 2009 at 9:39 am
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Sleep center hosts support meetings

DESTREHAN - A support group for those who suffer with sleep apnea will be held on March 3 at the Comprehensive Sleep Medicine Center located at 1972 Ormond Blvd. Ste. B in Destrehan.

The center will also host a restless legs support group meeting on March 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the center.
Call 985-764-1441 or email gulfcoastsleepcenter@cox.net for more information.
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March 03, 2009 at 10:52 am
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Grab your pole, it’s time to fish

NORCO - The St. Charles Council on Aging and the St. Charles Parish Department of Parks and Recreation will host their annual fishing rodeo on Wednesday, April 1 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Bonne Carre Spillway Park Pavilion in Norco.

“The event is open to seniors 60 years and older,” said COA spokesperson Stephanie Boudreaux. “Fishing poles and bait are supplied, but seniors are asked to bring their own hats and chairs.”

Event highlights include music, entertainment, prizes, food and lots of fun.

In addition to the fishing rodeo the COA will also hosts a cookie contest and a “Tall Fish Tale” essay contest at the pavilion.

Seniors are invited to write a funny or far out “Tall Fish Tale” ranging from 50 to 75 words. Deadline is March 25. Entries may be handwritten or typed.

The cookie contest will also be held on Wednesday, April 1 at the Bonnet Carre Spillway recreation area in Norco during the organization’s annual fishing rodeo. For entry forms and rules, contact Stephanie at 985-783-6683.Read More...
March 01, 2009 at 12:41 pm
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Blood drive for Neil Bordelon

DES ALLEMANDS - A blood replacement drive for Neil Bordelon will be held on March 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department located at 16960 Highway 90.

For more information, call Julie Trosclair at 504-416-5936.Read More...
March 01, 2009 at 10:51 am
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Deadline for booth registrants nears

LULING - The United Way of St. Charles 5K Bridge Run/Walk and Festival is set for April 4. The deadline for all booths is March 1. The registration fee for a 10 x 10 spot is $75.

Registrants are responsible for providing all items needed for set up.

For more information, call 985-331-9063.
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March 01, 2009 at 10:51 am
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Tigers start hot on the basketball court
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As Hahnville prepares to compete in this weekend’s star-studded St. Augustine tournament, his young Tigers basketball team already has made a point to prove it has no intentions of going through a rebuilding season.