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Opinion

Learn to say no

By Jan Miller Penton All my life I’ve worked hard at planning and organization because these are not my natural strengths. Occasionally someone will mention ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to the Item.

Summer technically over, but tropics remain active

By Skip Rigney The statistics say that mid-September is the peak of the hurricane season, and this year is no exception. The National Hurricane Center ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to the Item.

Religion Column: Smile, your face says a lot

By Fr. Jonathan Filkins So many centuries ago, it was written in the Book of Proverbs, “A glad heart makes a cheerful face.” It is ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to the Item.

Religion Column: My Dear Wormwood

By Fr. Jonathan Filkins Back in the day when Adolph Hitler was making every effort to take over Europe, obliterate the Jews and invade England, ... Read more

2 months ago by Special to the Item.

Bon Appétit

By Jan Miller Penton It’s a hazy day and cool this morning. Even though I generally prefer sunny and cool there is something relaxing about ... Read more

2 months ago by Special to the Item.

A tale of two weather models

By Skip Rigney You may have heard that a big cool down was headed our way in the upcoming week. Unfortunately, the chances of that ... Read more

2 months ago by Special to the Item.

Religion Column: Temperature check

By Fr. Jonathan Filkins “Mommy, my tummy hurts,” said eight-year-old Alex, as he looked up with sorrow filled eyes at his mother. “Well,” she exclaimed, ... Read more

2 months ago by Special to the Item.

Laura strongest Louisiana hurricane in modern era

By Skip Rigney The National Hurricane Center estimated that Laura’s maximum sustained winds were 150 miles per hour as it moved ashore in Cameron Parish, ... Read more

2 months ago by Special to the Item.

Opening new doors in a new town

Today was a good day. I awakened to a gentle rain and the sound of my canine friend trying to rouse me from slumber. After ... Read more

2 months ago by Special to the Item.

Religion Column : Our creeds

By Fr. Jonathan Filkins Alicia is not having a good year. Even though she had no symptoms, she tested positive for the Covid-19 virus in ... Read more

2 months ago by Special to the Item.

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