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New stamps feature NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuaries

These stamps celebrate the 50th anniversary of NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary System, which protects a network of underwater parks encompassing more than 620,000 square miles ... Read more

by Special to, Sunday, August 7, 2022 11:30 am

Columns

Elephant Garlic: is it really garlic?

Gardeners dig in their heels quickly over cherished ideas, and quickly devolve into unending arguments over trivia. Call me a flip-flopper but not a know-it-all; ... Read more

by Special to, Sunday, August 7, 2022 11:00 am

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U.S. Senate declares August 2022 National Catfish Month

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and colleagues applauded Senate passage of a resolution they sponsored to designate August 2022 as National Catfish Month. ... Read more

by Special to, Sunday, August 7, 2022 10:30 am

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Treasurer John M. Schroder elected chair of national financial organization

BATON ROUGE, LA – Louisiana Treasurer John M. Schroder has been elected national chair of the State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF) for the 2022-23 term. “SFOF ... Read more

by Special to, Sunday, August 7, 2022 10:00 am

Columns

Rix Quinn – Baby Boomer television

A zoo installed a lion habitat, and they don’t charge folks to view these animals. I guess you might call them toll-free lions. – Quinn ... Read more

by Special to, Sunday, August 7, 2022 9:30 am

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Louisiana Private Recreational Red Snapper Landing Estimates Through July 24, 2022

Today, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) released the latest private recreational red snapper landing estimates through July 24, 2022. LA Creel, LDWF’s ... Read more

by Special to, Sunday, August 7, 2022 9:00 am

Columns

‘The right to life is the belief that a being has the right to live and, in particular, should not be killed by another entity’

by John Grimaldi WASHINGTON, DC — In a new episode of AMAC’s Better for America podcast, host Rebecca Weber, CEO of the Association of Mature American ... Read more

by Special to, Sunday, August 7, 2022 8:30 am

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LDWF offering free seminar on squirrel hunting skills

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Education Section will hold a free beginners squirrel hunting seminar in Baton Rouge on Saturday, Sept. 17, ... Read more

by Special to, Sunday, August 7, 2022 8:00 am

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LDWF Announces Opening Dates for the Fall Inshore Shrimp Season

Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the opening dates for the fall inshore shrimp season based on information provided by biologists from the Louisiana Department ... Read more

by Special to, Sunday, August 7, 2022 7:30 am

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Small Bites 8/7

A whale of a tale Plymouth Harbormaster Chad Hunter told WCVB-TV “The boat was in the right place at the wrong time” after a whale ... Read more

by Special to, Sunday, August 7, 2022 7:00 am

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