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Wed
12
Dec
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Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

WHOOPS!

It was announced this week that United States John Kennedy was not going to run for governor. This certainly changes the lay of the land in regard to that race this coming year. Gov. John Bel Edwards is circulating around doing the Democrat thing, which is to offer school teacher raises, hustle up the labor unions and alert all trial lawyers to get their support lined up. His stock has improved since his tax and spend bills were passed.

New candidates are stepping up including Congressman Ralph Abraham, who represents Northwest Louisiana. He is a doctor, farmer, volunteer and helps out in many ways to be of service to his community. In addition, Baton Rouge business and education advocate Eddie Rispone has thrown his name in the ring. He pledges to put up $4 million of personal wealth into his campaign. So, things are shaping up.

 

 

Wed
12
Dec
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Health and Fitness: When An accurate second opinion should have been first option

OPINION

Can’t find a physician who can tell you why you hurt or help you find relief for your ongoing pain? Recently had surgery to relieve your back pain, but your condition seems worse than before? The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies’ reports that 100 million Americans suffer from pain that will not go away, and 12 million Americans who seek outpatient medical care are misdiagnosed each year. A second opinion can be the front line of defense against misdiagnosis, but how do you make the decision which physician you are going to contact for that 2nd opinion, and do you feel as if you have to go to Houston, Cleveland, Baltimore or Rochester to find someone who can help?

Wed
28
Nov
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Patchwork

I hesitate to write this, but………Christmas is a mere 26 days away!! That’s 624 hours or 37,440 minutes or 2,246,400 seconds. It’s time to get busy!! The countdown has begun. 26-25-24-23…you get the picture! I sat down and began making a list of everything I have to do in those few, short days. First and foremost, I have to finish my Christmas shopping. I need to put up my tree and decorate the mantle. My tiny granddaughter, Darby, will be celebrating her fourth birthday on December 4…so I must get a gift in the mail. Upcoming at First United Methodist Church is our Hanging of the Greens service, which I am really looking forward to! Secondly, on Thursday, December 6, the Christmas Choir will be presenting our annual cantata. Again, I am narrating with my friend, Randy Martin. One major chore is getting the upstairs ready for Davy, Kt and their three (my beautiful grands) and Paul and Lexie.

Tue
20
Nov
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Looking Back

50 Years Ago

Week of Nov. 28, 1968

INDEX Publisher Robert Gentry wrote in Observations: “Say, did you realize the lady who mans the fire telephone for the Town of Many is named “Sparks”?”

Good one, Mr. G.

According to the Louisiana Legislature, Sheriffs can no longer void tickets issued by the Louisiana State Police.

The 1968 Miss Merry Christmas Pageant has been slated. The 1967 Miss Merry Christmas Patricia Brandon will crown the winner on December 8. Twenty-five contestants from Zwolle, Many and Converse are competing for the title.

E.B. Malmay of Zwolle captured a crippled pelican on Toledo Bend Lake. He named him Elmer.

 

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Wed
07
Nov
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Patchwork

By Donna Smith Ammons

Several weeks ago, a large flat package was delivered to the back door by the postwoman.

“What did you order?” hubby-dear asked.

”Nothing,” I replied. “Anyway, it’s addressed to you.” He got a puzzled look on his face and after I gave him the scissors, he proceeded to open it.

He pulled out a metal white sign trimmed in green. It read “Ammons Airport 5LS9”.

Ammons Airport was founded by his father, Cliff Ammons and is still in operation on the lake.

Hubby is chairman of the Many Hart Airport committee and is a former pilot. He takes his job seriously and has been instrumental in making the airport better.

 

 

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Wed
07
Nov
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WHAT HAPPENED?

By Pete Abington

At the stage of this edition of the paper, we know that decisions have been made with this election. It has been repeated many times as James Carville stated “It’s the economy, stupid..” If that is true, our Republican Congress and President’s policies should meet everyone’s favor. The economy has hardly ever been better than it is today and unemployment is lower than we would have ever dreamed. Black unemployment is low and we’ve had much regulation stopped. They are trying to control illegal immigration. Our nation is doing well. Finally, certainly our next move is to get our deficit down but income up is more than ever before in this nation and we should be able to deal with that soon. Nevertheless, social issues seem to be what is bothering people, according to the media.

Wed
24
Oct
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Patchwork

By Donna Smith Ammons

After the long, hot summer, Autumn made her way to Sabine Parish with rain, chilly temperatures and dreary days. However, it was a relief from the muggy summer season, which seemed to last forever.

Welcome Autumn in October. Lots of ragweed on the roadsides and pastures. Achoo!!

Football for the Many Tigers is underway with big wins for Head Coach Jess Curtis and the team. Will this be the year that the Tigers take a trip to the Superdome in New Orleans. Methinks, it is!!

Fall break is over and the students are back in school.

Last week, a little neighbor girl, Ava, pedaled her bike up the driveway and asked, “What are you and Mr. Kenneth doing for fall break?” I assume she was under the impression that everyone got off for fall break!!! We looked at each other and grinned. No kids…… little work….and lots to do around the house.

 

Wed
24
Oct
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Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

RAMBLING AROUND

I looked over some old files and remembered the old days when all Democrats were not so far to the left, (known as Conservative Democrats). They would vote Democrat or Republican. I ran across a few comments from former U.S. Senator J. Bennet Johnston, a Democrat from Shreveport. A question was asked to him about the recent Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanagh. He stated that he thought Kavanagh should be confirmed. He said he has shown himself to be a good lawyer and has a good judicial temperament. From a Democrat standpoint, elections have consequences. He is not the guy the Democrats would have put in if they had the opportunity, but GOP won the election, made the nomination, and he needed to be confirm.

Wed
17
Oct
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Patchwork

By Donna Smith Ammons

On a recent camping trip, I had some time to myself. In other words, I was in a chair sitting outside the motor home just “relaxing” as my grandson would say.

Hubby-dear was inside doing some computer work and I opted to sit outside and read. I had a new book that I was anxious to begin, so, I set up my Ole Miss camping chair and propped my feet up. It was a beautiful day…the sun was shining, the birds were chirping and a calming quietness filled the campground. Every once in a while, a car or truck would slowly pass by. Otherwise, I was enjoying the quiet!

I read a chapter or two and then just leaned back and looked at the sky. Thoughts quickly filled my head…and I soon dozed off. After a short nap, I awoke and read some more. This pattern went on for over an hour… until I spotted a little squirrel scampering around the motor home. I quietly watched him as he picked up acorns and examined his surroundings.

 

 

Wed
17
Oct
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Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

By Pete Abington

AND NOW TRUMP

The Republican establishment is learning a few things from President Trump. Having been a business man and accomplishing much has not been easy and Trump has learned to fight and hold his ground. Apparently this has rubbed off on some of the Republican establishment. For example, during the recent Kavanagh confirmation debacle, historically the Republicans would have cut and run when the charges and accusations got so cruel, such as gang banging and all the wild sexual allegations. Typically they would tuck their tails and go under cover - but not Trump. He held his ground and fought back. The Republicans fought these wild charges that appear to be embarrassing, and didn’t back up. Trump even spoke out at a rally about the charges that were not backed up with evidence.

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