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April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

It is Child Abuse Awareness Month, this month has been set aside to help people be aware of things that are happening in their own neighborhoods, maybe next door, or anywhere there are children. The Child Advocacy Centers are all around Louisiana. There are 15 in the state. Child Advocacy Centers are a place where a child can come, feel safe, and tell their story of past or present abuse they have gone through. The state of Louisiana has served 5,285 children in 2020, 58% of the abuse is sexual abuse. 1 in 10 children will experience sexual abuse before the age of 18. These are some facts we all need to be aware of. As we all come together this month, be aware of where our children are and have that conversation about safe touches to help them understand that NO means NO and no one is allowed to do anything to them without their consent.

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07
Apr

On the Bright Side

A couple of weekends ago when my husband and two sons were out of town, my daughter Juliana and I decided to spend the night with my parents in Mansfield.

We also brought our two miniature schnauzers, Kaiser and Charli, with us. They dearly love to run in the country and “chase the donkeys.”

After supper on Saturday night, we began watching the news because severe weather was on the way, including a strong possibility of tornadoes.

“Let’s take a walk before the weather hits,” Dad said. “I want to show you my new storage building.”

The schnauzers came with us as we went in and out of Dad’s multiple storage buildings, about 150 yards away.

When we returned to the house, Juliana said, “Kaiser is underneath the coffee table chewing on something green! What is that?”

Dad panicked because he recognized the green block as Tomcat Mouse Killer that he had put out in one of the older buildings.

 

 

 

Wed
31
Mar

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

PRESIDENT BIDEN WON’T ENFORCE LAW

Based on the way the Democrat Congress tried to investigate or impeach former President Donald Trump it seems like that should be in order with President Biden. He has made it clear he would not enforce the law to his immigration enforcement people. Quickly after Biden was elected he put a stop to all the progress that had been made and now we have a real mess. When he was swore in to be president his oath said he would defend our laws and he has basically ordered ICE to stand down and not deport undocumented foreign nationals. As was stated by one commentary, this is like Mr. Biden telling the IRS to cease accepting tax returns or the CIA to stop accumulating information on China. This is dereliction of duty.

Wed
31
Mar

Social Security Matters

Ask Rusty — Will Inheritance Money Affect My Social Security?

Dear Rusty: I will turn 66 this year and am considering claiming my Social Security. I have already applied for Medicare. My parents passed on several years ago, and the estate will probably settle this year. I would like to know if my inheritance money will have any effect on my social security benefits. If so, how? Signed: Wondering Heir

Dear Wondering: No, your inheritance money from your parents’ estate will not affect your gross Social Security benefit in any way. Your monthly SS benefit is based solely on your lifetime earnings record from working, and income from other sources is not counted when computing your Social Security benefit amount. But if you claim your benefits and have your Medicare Part B premium deducted from your Social Security payment, it’s possible your inheritance could affect your Medicare Part B premium amount, thus lowering your net Social Security payment.

 

 

Wed
31
Mar

On the Bright Side

One of my favorite T-shirts simply has the word “Tetelestai” on the front.

This was the last thing Jesus said in John 19:30 before he died on the cross.

“Tetelestai” means “It Is Finished” in Greek.

It’s extremely important to know that Jesus spoke in the perfect tense when He said “It is finished.” Speaking in the perfect tense is very rare in the New Testament and there is no English equivalent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
24
Mar

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

TOWNS DRYING UP

It was shocking and sad the other days to see listed some 20 Louisiana towns and cities on the brink of bankruptcy. Some of these are cities we always looked up to as being prosperous and “just a little bit bigger.” Listed were the following:

Wed
24
Mar

OPINION: Drug courts save lives, it is time we fund them

For the last five years, I have been honored to serve as Louisiana’s chief legal officer. My service has focused on protecting Louisiana’s families, freedoms, and the rule of law. Part of protecting Louisiana is fighting the opioid epidemic, and this is an issue that I have not taken lightly.

From lobbying Congress for more stringent oversight of opioid manufacturers and distributors to creating the “End the Epidemic LA” informational campaign to making Naloxone available to Louisiana’s first responders to placing drug take back boxes throughout the State – I have worked with private and public partners to combat the crisis plaguing our State.

Wed
24
Mar

On the Bright Side

I recently read that “if common sense was lard, most people couldn’t grease a pan.”

Let’s admit, that rings true especially currently.

When you think about things such as the recent cancelation of the cartoon character Pepe Le Pew by people who complain about the objectification of women, you wonder how these exact same people can support Cardi B’s performance of “WAP” at the Grammys on March 14.

It’s disillusioning to witness the inconsistent philosophy of so many who claim that they stand for one thing, but in the same breath support a variation of that exact same disdain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wed
17
Mar

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

IMMIGRATION PROBLEMS

We know that since the administration changed President Biden’s policy was open the border to avoid conflicts and let the immigrants come in. To give an example, the governor of Texas was explaining the other day that last year we had something like 90,000 immigrants come over. This year, in just two months, we have already had 108,000. Of these, 800 were criminals - 786 sex related crimes, and 13 MX-18’s. The United States Congress will take a delegation down to look at what is happening, but basically these are illegal immigrants and there is no restraint to coming in. The policy of detaining these immigrants in Mexico has been relaxed.

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