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It sometimes seems like a perk, but many times life on the road – even with a community newspaper – seems more like the nature of the beast. The work involves many miles on the road long before dawn and long after most people call it a day. As much as I grumble about it, a grueling road trip…

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We’re down to the wire on the 2020 presidential election, and this writer has drawn a conclusion from this year’s campaign.

The first months into the COVID-19 pandemic provided a cushion for millions of residents who were  furloughed, laid off or permanently unemployed – enough so that some did not think what would happen when the gravy train went dry.  

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Let’s pretend for a moment that you are standing on the street corner waiting for the crosswalk light to signal green.

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The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board pulled off what many considered “the unthinkable” last month and it looked like a sign that members were focusing their attention on the bigger issues.

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If some residents once wondered about the term “virtual learning,” they probably know it well by now. The 2020-21 school year has begun in Pointe Coupee Parish and most of the state, but it has a much different look from any that preceded it.

August moves us toward the sixth month of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, for which a few choice adjectives can aptly describe the sentiments of most Americans. The words include “grief-stricken,” “frustrated,” “angry,” “uncertain” and “impatient,” along with a few words unsuitable for a n…

By the time the next edition of The Pointe Coupee Banner comes out, public, private and parochial schools in our parish will have logged four days of the school year.

M onths of questions on how an official school year will come will be answered in less than two weeks when students return to class in Pointe Coupee Parish. Or perhaps, they won’t.

Leaders of the Westside Sponsoring Committee will host a Zoom meeting from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, to a launch their “10,000 Conversations Campaign.”

Everyone is entitled to his or her opinion, be that about politics, LSU football or how they come up with those names for hurricanes. But when someone expresses his opinion, and has the political power to enforce it, we have to make note of it.

Preparing for school meant enduring the “school clothes shopping day,” dreaded by any child – and probably more by mothers.

I often use the following story to help youth come to the realization that the difficult times in their lives are the foundation for what will eventually support the person they will become.

We have heard that all that glitters is not gold, which proved true in a relief package the federal government unveiled when the pandemic stalemated much of the national economy.

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