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Nine-year-old Ava Perkins has never known a life without type one diabetes, nor has she known a life without an outpouring of love and support from her family, friends and “dia-buddies.”

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a chronic health condition that causes thick mucus to build up in the body, which causes problems with breathing and digestion, according to marchofdimes.org. Both parents must have the CF gene to pass along the genetic disorder to their child. Although it is consider…

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Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Ça c’est correct! You heard dat right. “Cajun” has been named one of the sexiest accents in the United States. And in PoV country, many of us already know dat. ‘Cause we got one.

Friday, August 30, 2019

I never watched that critically-acclaimed television series Friday Night Lights, which used the backdrop of high school football in small town Texas to dramatize cultural and social issues of our times. After two seasons, however, NBC punted on the series, as dramatizing a single, small town…

Thursday, August 29, 2019
Thursday, August 01, 2019

This is what I remember.  I was born.  I was in the air upside-down.  Someone slapped me on the backside.  I felt the sting on my skin.  My eyes opened.  Through a slant of light between curtains, I could see images beyond a window.  The ground outside was covered with white shells.  I relax…

Monday, July 01, 2019

It’s a hot and muggy Sunday dusk. A man from PoV country has just knocked-off from a seven-and-seven hitch offshore. Heavy from the duffle bag slung over his shoulder, he slowly stoops down from his driveway to pick up the newspaper that the delivery person–probably the local high school qua…

Monday, June 03, 2019

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We celebrate the famous father-son athletes in America such as Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jr., Dell and Steph Curry, Ken Griffey Sr. and Jr. and the Mannings. Not only does the talent they display attract us but also that special bond they have. 

Historic Downtown Houma has long established itself as the one of the most beloved areas of the city. From exciting festivals to the reinvigorating night life, from celebrated restaurants to fashionable boutiques, the Main Street corridor is already the place to be. 

It all started with an idea, as most great things do, many years ago in Colonel Country. What if Nicholls had its own beer? Something the University, its students, faculty, and fans could enjoy while also giving back to the school they all know & love... it’s brilliant! But where to star…

Recently rebranding in March of this year, Parish Wealth Partners communicates a message of strength and transparency in the architecture and design of their office. Owner Toby Lafont wanted his office to reflect the relationship Parish Wealth Partners has with its stakeholders and clients a…

Good health begins with preventive care. A cup of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Preventive care focuses on keeping undesirable disease away verses waiting until illness arises to act. Less than half of adults get regular check ups and preventive health screenings according to the U.S.…

Pink ribbons, t-shirts with catchy slogans and public service announcements are literally everywhere during the month of October. A globally concerted effort to reach millions of women encouraging them to “think pink” and “fight like a girl” is carefully orchestrated to promote early detecti…

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