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Wed
22
Jan
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Project Celebration offers tips for Stalking Month

The month of January is Stalking month.

Most people didn’t know that and are not aware of what that may mean.

According to the CDC Stalking occurs when someone repeatedly harasses or threatens someone else, causing fear or safety concerns, according to the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), about 1 in 6 women and 1 in 17 men have experienced staking in the lifetimes.

These behaviors can come in the form of threatening phone calls, text messages, spying, or showing up at the victim’s home or workplace, and leaving unwanted gifts or cards. Most often, stalking occurs by someone they know or with whom they had an intimate relationship.

 

 

 

 

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Wed
22
Jan
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Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

(Various Newsworthy Articles and My Opinion)

BUREAUCRATS

Having lunch the other day with a bureaucrat, presently employed by the state, he was very sincere when he said “Isn’t there some type of tax so we would come up with to get more money to help Northwestern?” I stated, “Yes, but why raise taxes? Why not cut out waste.” I admire him for wanting to help NSU, but must it always be a tax on our people. He asked, “What do you mean?” I responded that since we have so much waste and duplication why not campaign to reduce or cut out LSU-Alexandria. We got along fine before we had them and now, they draw out of the same pot as NSU, I explained. I also stated why not lean on a movement to do away with Southern in New Orleans. Their graduation rate is very low and they are a stone’s throw from LSU - totally not necessary. The other schools could take their enrollment - totally a waste of money. Both are not necessary.

Wed
22
Jan
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LOOKING BACK

50 Years Ago

Week of Jan. 22, 1970

Patti Hayes a student at Zwolle High School, was named Miss FBLA of ZHS.

Valmore Byles, president of the Many-Sabine Parish Chamber of Commerce, spoke to the Many Business and Women’s Club on the forthcoming industrial bond issue and one cent sales tax election.

Hoy Lee, truck manager for Lowrey Chevrolet, Inc. completed a specialized training program by Truck Marketing Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Opening Saturday, January 24 is Speed City USA. It is a new fun spot, with slot car racing and refreshments. The business is located on San Antonio Ave. across from Hanna Abington Ford.

T.D. Brown Water well Drilling and Service. Located in Many, the business offered services day or night.

 

 

 

 

Wed
22
Jan
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Patchwork

I can’t seem to get to bed early lately! Somehow, I have become an avid fan of Gunsmoke, a show I never got to stay up late enough to watch as a child or teen. I don’t recall every seeing Gunsmoke, so I was interested in the western show. Now I am hooked! It comes on early in the evening, I just discovered, but the best ones begin at 10 p.m. and roll until midnight. More often than not, I’m asleep in the couch by the last show. I grew up watching Davy Crockett…even had a coonskin cap and a individual place setting of Davy Crockett plate, bowl and cup. Back in the 50’s, there was a western show for kids out of the Boston television viewing area, Buffalo Bill would entertain me for an hour every Saturday morning, with games, cartoons and singing “Boom, boom, Boomtown!” I was a huge fan of “Sky King” and “Fury” and graduated to “Bonanza” while a teen. Clint Eastwood followed in “For A Few Dollars More” and his other string of westerns. 

 

 

 

 

Wed
15
Jan
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Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

LOSING POPULATION

It was recently reported by Dan Fagan of The Advocate that Louisiana was one of four states with a population drop of five figures or more between July 2018 and July 2019. The Census Bureau reported Louisiana lost 10,896 people during those twelve months. The Bureau also reported more than 26,000 people chose to leave Louisiana and move to other U.S. states during that time. Our net population dropped only by 10,896 because we had approximately 15,000 more births than deaths during those twelve months.

Wed
15
Jan
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Patchwork

Our last camping trip with the Camping Cursillistas was to beautiful Lake Bruin on the Mississippi River, south of Vicksburg. It was in early November, when we loaded our campers and headed from Many, Slidell, Lake Charles, Haughton and beyond.

Usually, we camp at Indian Creek in Woodworth, but Judy and Irby Gamble invited us to camp on Lake Bruin, where they have a wonderful camp/home. (Gamble coached Tiger football in Many many years ago and hails from Marthaville.)

We all arrived at different times…. some in their usual campers and some in new ones. It was like old home week on the lake!! We took turns providing the evening suppers, but enjoyed eating inside two nights at the Gamble’s abode! Irby fried catfish one night and if we weren’t enough, they invited other nearby Cursillistas that we knew, so we could visit with old friends.

 

 

Wed
08
Jan
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Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

WATCH OUR ECONOMY

We get caught up in the news about politics but we should never lose sight of what is really going on with our taxpayer dollars in Washington. Congress left town for a few weeks to wrap up the year and they spent a lot of money that bears watching. Before departure, lawmakers spent $1.4 trillion in discretionary spending for the rest of the fiscal year with little debate or objection. A bipartisan deal on the budget was supposed to give Congress time to negotiate 12 individual spending bills, but, as usual they couldn’t agree so they piled it all into two bills, totaling 2,300 pages on Monday. A day later they added a list of tax subsidies and by Friday it was law. Congress can act real fast when it is greasing its own wheels.

Wed
08
Jan
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Patchwork

Our last camping trip with the Camping Cursillistas was to beautiful Lake Bruin on the Mississippi River, south of Vicksburg. It was in early November, when we loaded our campers and headed from Many, Slidell, Lake Charles, Haughton and beyond.

Usually, we camp at Indian Creek in Woodworth, but Judy and Irby Gamble invited us to camp on Lake Bruin, where they have a wonderful camp/home. (Gamble coached Tiger football in Many many years ago and hails from Marthaville.)

We all arrived at different times…. some in their usual campers and some in new ones. It was like old home week on the lake!! We took turns providing the evening suppers, but enjoyed eating inside two nights at the Gamble’s abode! Irby fried catfish one night and if we weren’t enough, they invited other nearby Cursillistas that we knew, so we could visit with old friends.

 

Tue
31
Dec
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Ask Rusty – Will Foreign Earnings Count toward my U.S. Social Security?

Social Security Matters

Dear Rusty: I am looking for advice on how our recent decision to take up work in the United Kingdom will affect our U.S. Social Security benefits. I want to understand whether we need to be prepared for a loss in future Social Security benefits, in comparison to what we’d get by continuing to work in the U.S. Signed: Working Abroad

Dear Working Abroad: I’ll start by noting that the U.S. and the U.K. have a bilateral “totalization” agreement which helps those who have worked in both countries qualify for Social Security benefits in the other, but this relates only to you earning enough credits to be eligible for benefits. Your foreign earned income won’t be included when computing your U.S. Social Security benefits.

Tue
31
Dec
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Patchwork

This was the year that I was going to cut back. Honestly, I thought I had trimmed the number of gifts for my family.

Paul and Lexie were the first to arrive, prior to Christmas. I had wrapped their gifts and they were under the tree.

“Mom,” Paul said. “I thought you were cutting back.”

I thought I had, but they disagreed with me, as they opened their gifts. 

 

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