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Wed
14
Jan
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Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

by Pete Abington

GOVERNORS RACE STARTS
There will soon be high speculation concerning the 2015 governor’s race. Some of the major players are mentioned. U.S. Sen. David Vitter is leading the pack in poll numbers. Public Service Commissioner Scott Agelle will soon report more than $1.5 million raised in the final quarter of 2014 alone. He is from Breaux Bridge and he ought to be able to compete and tell his story to a state-wide audience
 
Wed
07
Jan
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Patchwork

Christmas is over and we’ve celebrated the beginning of a new year. It’s time to sit back and put our priorities in line, make some resolutions, and make some goals for 2015.
 
Wed
07
Jan
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50 Years Ago Week of Jan. 8, 1965

Danny Ray Sparks, of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Sparks of Florien, was the 1965 New Baby of the Year. He was born on Jan. 4 at 8:55 p.m. at Fraser Hospital in Many. He was awarde
 
Tue
30
Dec
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STATE’S DEFICIT

A joint House & Senate Committee has to deal with Louisiana’s $179 million deficit, that was largely due to the failing oil prices. In addition, other state revenues are running short of what was anticipated when the budget was approved in June
 
Tue
30
Dec
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Patchwork

The year is about to draw to a close. Goodbye 2014. I can’t say I am sorry to see it go. It has been a year filled with sadness, happiness, elation and good news.  The month of March—my birthday month—saw me going from extreme sadness to extreme happiness all in the same week
 
Wed
24
Dec
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50 Years Ago Week of Dec. 24, 1964

Gaye and Cindy Collingsworth  of Many visited with Santa in a page one feature picture. A pilot from Houston saw the runway lights in Mansfield and was able to land after experiencing trouble. Local businessmen pointed out this incident in
hopes of getting more improvements at Many’s Hart Airport

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Wed
24
Dec
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Patchwork

I have many fond memories of Christmas morning. I loved to run downstairs and see all the presents under the tree. Daddy
would already be downstairs having his first cup of coffee and patiently waiting for little brother and me to come racing
into the living room. The tree lights were on…..and Santa had arrived, as he always did!!

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Wed
17
Dec
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EDWIN EDWARDS

Edwin Edwards stated, after his recent defeat for Congress where he gathered only 37% of the vote, that this was his last run for office. Whether  you supported Edwin Edwards or not, he walked tall in the political circles for over 30 years ad many of us crossed paths with him in some way or another.
 
Wed
17
Dec
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Patchwork

His name was Tipsy Tuxedo and he was referred to as “the cat who came for Christmas and never went home!” Tipsy started out in Natchitoches as a kitten. He was black with a “Got Milk?” mustache, a white chest, white boots and a tail that constantly swished. His whiskers were long and white and he had the typical black cat personality of “I can do anything I want!” (And he did!!)
 
Wed
10
Dec
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50 Years Ago Week of Dec. 11, 1964

The Sabine Index changed hands effective Jan. 1, 1965. Charles Cunningham, Natchitoches Times publisher, purchased the local paper from Mrs. J.M. Belisle. Rupert Lucius of Many Motors, offered the use of a 1965 Ford for a week to W.E. Lafitte, Joe Wolf, W.A. Williams, Dr. Warren Founds, C.A. Hayes, E.L. Edwards, Mike Pearson and Robert Gentry
 

 

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