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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, you know the seriousness of our current situation. On March 6, President Donald Trump declared a national state of emergency to free up billions of dollars in federal resources to combat the COVID-19 coronavirus.

One of the greatest aspects of small-town life is the uniqueness that separates it from that of larger cities. Much of it rests upon the businesses that folks do not find in larger cities.

First, the coronavirus rocked the financial markets. Then, oil prices dropped more than 20 percent after a breakdown in OPEC production discussions.

History embraces stories of how Americans utilized a vital tool to win World War II, and it did not even involve planes, ships or weaponry.

As you know, the coronavirus has become a major health concern, not just in China, but in other parts of the world, too – and it’s also shaken up the financial markets.

In his book More Sower’s Seeds: Second Planting, Rev. Brian Cavanagh, TOR, writes a Christian religious fable that warns us of the inner spiritual decay, as represented by an outer physical decay that awaits those who spurn Jesus Christ.

All believers should celebrate the day of Jesus’ resurrection, as this event signifies the cornerstone of our faith.  As Christians, it’s essential to understand and continue to celebrate when God’s resurrection power is exhibited, as this echoes a perpetual reminder that God is still active…

The direction the Pointe Coupee Parish School District goes over the next several years once again will depend largely on the decision of voters.

If you have children or grandchildren, you may already have invested in, or at least considered, a 529 plan, one of the most popular college-savings vehicles. You might be interested to know that a 529 plan can now be used not only to save for college, but also to pay off college loans.

God knew us before we were born (Jeremiah 1:5).

A n omission often stands out far more than thousands of words in a document, as seems to be the case with the budget proposals Gov. John Bel Edwards made last week.

One word – only four letters – makes all the difference between stalemate, setback and progress in the Pointe Coupee Parish school system.

What steps does a public body take to eliminate a deficit of nearly $1 million when it is already strapped for cash and has no clear vision of what could loom in the future?

One day removed from Christmas and our holiday attention is filled with stuffing wrapping paper in garbage bags, getting more batteries and reinventing meals from leftovers.

Radio programs and TV talk shows gear up for Christmas by asking the audience what’s the best Christmas gift they ever received. As it usually is in the secular world, the emphasis is on receiving, rather than giving.

Some would think a column about 2019 Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow would seem more appropriate for a sports commentary, but not necessarily so in this case.

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s meaningful to reflect on the origin of the holiday –Native Americans and pilgrims sharing their bounty of food with each other. As you gather with your loved ones this year, perhaps you can think of ways to share not only your dinner, but also your financial bounty.

Reporters and public officials do not always see eye to eye, but many seem to agree that one trend in the electoral cycle may have achieved something few believed would happen.

I’m sure most of you have heard of the ketogenic diet or the keto diet. Prior to being the new weight loss trend, the ketogenic diet was first used in the 1920s to help treat children with epilepsy.

It’s satsuma time in Louisiana. Some early varieties began ripening in late September while other varieties will continue to mature through late November on into early December.

Journalists, by the nature of their trade, know many words that convey an obvious meaning, but some may not seem cut-and-dry.

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