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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.

M any of us have heard the lyric “a long, strange trip, indeed,” but it seems appropriate to describe the increasingly bizarre events over the past month.

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.

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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.

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