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Wed
25
Feb
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Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

MAKE IT LOOK GOOD
 
Louisiana’s credit rating has recently been evaluated by several agencies, both Moody’s and S&P. Governor Jindal would have made me a very good used car salesman. He tries to make something that looks bad look good. In this case, it was our credit rating. He has publicly stated that the agencies didn’t lower their rating on the existing outstanding general obligation bonds. That is true, but this is what Jindal did not tell you. This was done because our state constitution gives those bonds first-call, even before the employee’s retirement benefits (all the money in the state treasury). If we go broke in this state, those bonds will be paid. Even at that,we must realize that the statebonds could cost more money in the future.
Wed
25
Feb
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

Wed
18
Feb
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Remembering When. . .

by Lola Russell

 

If I had decided to make a resolution for 2015, I would have said that I would quit holding on to so much stuff. One of my daily devotions was about that very thing. This lady had an old spinning wheel that had belonged to her great, great grandmother. One of her cousins had admired it for many years and asked her if she could have it. Reluctantly at first, she gave it to her. After all it was her ancestor, also.
 
Wed
18
Feb
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

 

Wed
11
Feb
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons
 
Darby, our newest grandchild visited in Many for the first time last weekend. Needless to say, her great grandmother, Lois Barnhill, was thrilled. Of course, this Grammie was excited too. Oldest son Davy spent Saturday afternoon with Riley Kate and Braeden, strolling down Memory Lane. For some reason, he decided to crawl up in the attic over the garage. Several hours later, after handing down boxes of “stuff” and bins of toys, books and magazine, we started sorting. It was almost like Christmas!!

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Wed
11
Feb
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Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

WILLIAMS GOT CAUGHT
 
How many times have you heard it said, “I know it’s true because I heard it on the radio this morning”. How many times have you heard it said some news channels are very biased and you must screen what they say. They might leave something out of a news story or add a word or two that affects your thinking. NBC news anchor, Bryan Williams, got caught. It seems that in 2004 he reported on a trip to Iraq and swayed the story to where you thought he was in the actual gunfire, as he described the event. Why he did this, I don’t know, except perhaps it made him seem more “involved” or macho. At times they will twist things in the media and get away with it, but this time it didn’t work. It seems the one who was actually involved, which was the combat soldier, continued to push for the truth to come out.
Wed
04
Feb
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

 

Our new grandchild, almost eight-week-old Darby Rinn, is dearly loved by her big sister and big brother, Riley Kate and Braeden. Both have become great baby-holders (even though Braeden sometimes falls asleep. No matter, they are safe and sound as they both catch a nap!! Riley is a good little mother, not only to the baby, but also doing chores around the house. After receiving a kid’s cookbook for Christmas, she’s even been helping more in the kitchen.
 
Wed
21
Jan
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

I was excited to get “Dirty Dancing in the blu-ray version to watch on my bigscreen television. When the movie came out in 1987, Many Twin Cinema in Many was fairly new. Virginia and I talked the men into taking us to see the movie. Hubby-dear swears he and Eugene were the only two men in the theatre, among a bunch of ladies, who were swooning over Patrick Swayze. The movie was one of the best dance movies and the story was about a dancer at a resort, Johnny Castle and the young girl, Baby, whom he trained as a partner, on and off the dance floor. It was a typical 1960’s love story and all of the women were really involved in the story.

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Wed
21
Jan
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VITTER FILES BILL

by Pete Abington

Wed
14
Jan
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

We spent Christmas in Zachary the weekend after New Year’s with Davy, Kt, Riley Kate, Braeden and new baby, Darby. Hubby-dear and I looked like gypsies when we headed out of town early Saturday morning. My little HHR was loaded down with gifts, homemade cookies and creamy cheese potatoes and one small suitcase. I had my pillow and blanket in the front seat with me, along with the iPad, my book and purse. Needless to say it was a long, cramped trip.
 

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