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Who knew dodge ball was so serious?

Is dodge ball one of the great evils lurking on school campuses? The Louisiana Physical Education Standards (LPES) Committee seems to think so. As part of proposed revisions to its standards and guidelines, the committee asked the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) to ban “human target games (e.g. dodge ball) and drills that […]

Traditions are symbolic, not secular

Easter Sunday is one of the most meaningful days on the Christian calendar because it commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who died by crucifixion as a sacrifice to atonement. Many symbols are associated with Easter, and understanding these symbols can help Christians and non-Christians alike gain a stronger grasp of this deeply meaningful day […]

Remembering Wally

Every April, the LSU Baseball team takes a trip to Zephyr Field in Metairie to honor one of the greatest Tigers of all time, Wally Pontiff, Jr. Thanks to his family and the Tiger Baseball clan, his memory lives on today through his foundation and the Wally Pontiff Jr. Memorial Classic. So, who is Wally […]

Pedestrians, bicyclists need to be responsible, too

In Tuesday’s edition of this newspaper, Lake Arthur Police Department Assistant Chief Terrie Guillory urged runners, walkers and bicycle riders to exercise caution when taking to public streets and sidewalks. With warmer weather and longer days here, more people are taking to the great outdoors for exercise or even to run errands. Part of enjoying […]

Trends affecting admin professionals

Executives who occupy corner offices tend to get much of the glory for a company’s success. But many professionals know the progress and sustainability of a business tends to lie within the daily services offered by its front line of employees. A number of these seasoned and dedicated workers fall within the category of administrative […]

US brings crown back where it should be

What a wonderful time in the sports world it is. The NCAA men’s and women’s Final Four just crowned their own national champions in North Carolina and South Carolina, and most of the country enjoyed the chance to see the UConn Lady Huskies knocked off their 111-game winning perch. Just days later, the start of […]

Consider giving life

April is designated as National Donate Life Month in support of organ donation, and we hope if you have not already committed to give life one day, you will consider doing so. According to government data, an average of 75 people receive organ transplants each day. Sadly, an average of 21 people die every single […]

Make the punishment fit the crime

The number of motor vehicle deaths in the U.S. last year topped 40,000 for the first time since 2007, according to the National Safety Council. One in 10 driving fatalities in 2015 were caused by some kind of distraction, the U.S Department of Transportation said. These numbers are already upsetting but Wednesday’s tragic crash in […]

Live in the real world, not online

Social media has taken over everything in today’s society – relationships, advertisement, news, sports, whatever. If you can name it, social media has it in its clutches it so tightly it may never come free. The one thing that remains a mystery though is why people find it necessary to live their lives via social […]

Farm to table businesses booming

Consumers’ appetites for local foods are growing, and restaurants have taken notice. Today, many local businesses, including farms and restaurants, have  mutually exclusive relationships that make it possible for local residents to enjoy nutritious, locally produced meals. According to the market research firm Packaged Facts, local foods generated $11.7 billion in sales in 2014 and […]

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