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Wed
09
Sep
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

Gibbs, my four-month-old kitty, learned how to swim a week or so ago. As always, hubby-dear and I ate our breakfast on the deck and watched the kitty as he investigated the back yard. He chased squirrels, leaves and listened intently to the sounds of the backyard… birds, the sounds of cars on the highway and the garbage truck coming down the street. Gibbs loves to walk on the top of the fence, swing in the porch swing and shimmy under the fence. He’s really fun to watch as he explores, since he is only allowed outside when we are there to watch him.

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Wed
02
Sep
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Remembering When. . .

by Lola Russell

That old song that Ethel Water used to sing “Summertime, and the living is easy” makes me wonder if the writer knew what he was talking about when he penned those words. Maybe he was thinking about “The lazy bones, sleeping in the shade” fellow that another wrote a song about. I do not believe that the temperatures were as hard to tolerate when I was growing up.

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Wed
02
Sep
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

My four-year-old grandson, Braeden, started Pre-K this school year in Zachary. The first week was great, except for Friday, when he forlornly got off the bus. He told his mother that he wasn’t going back to school because he couldn’t act right. “I just can’t be good,” he said, sadly shaking his head. Apparently each child starts on green every day on the behavior chart. If they are very good, they are elevated to orange. Well, Braeden had been orange all week, except for Friday. He wasn’t listening to the teacher, so he stayed on green, much to his dismay.

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Wed
26
Aug
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Looking BackSpeaking

A stolen truck at Many Chev-rolet was recovered abandoned in Anacoco. There was no dam-age done to the vehicle. Frank “Butch” Johnson was employed by the Index as office supply salesman. Thomas Post was named chairman of the Boy Scout Fi-nance Drive.Jerry Potter of Many was hired as a Deputy Marshall for the Town of Many by Marshall George R. Cook.

 

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Wed
26
Aug
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Random Ramblings

The geeks, nerds, and cosplayers of the area gathered en masse over the weekend for the first annual Geek’d Con festival, which celebrated most things pop culture, especially in regards to comics, science fiction, fantasy, and theFollowing a slightly lesser attempt at a regional comic book convention earlier this year by another company, Geek4Life of Shreveport pulled out all the stops for this one.

 

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Wed
19
Aug
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Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

By Pete Abington

The BP has been agreed on and Louisiana is set to get $18.7 billion to settle government claims over the 2010 Deep-Water Horizon disaster. This will be a boon to many in Louisiana. But before we receive the money, we have to settle up with the lawyers, who are to receive just short of $43 million. In addition, all of these lawyers had the benefit of extensive legal work already done by a steering committee of court appointed lawyers - some of them from Louisiana who are in line to receive as much as $600 million that is not part of the $18.7 billion settlement. 

Wed
19
Aug
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Patchwork

By donna smith ammons

Wed
12
Aug
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Remembering When. . .

Most of my early childhood memories are about me and Pee Wee. She and I were less than two years apart and she was my shadow from the time she learned to walk. And walking was our most favorite past time. Walking and talking and making believe, building air castles, that is what gave us pleasure.We loved to walk down the railroad track near our house, the Missouri Pacific Line, and we knew the daily schedules of the trains so we could walk in safety.

 

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Wed
12
Aug
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Patchwork

It’s going to be a busy autumn. Already I am yearning for cooler temperatures, the falling leaves, weiner roasts and football!!I’m counting down the days until the Saints play!! Got my black and gold jerseys out and I’m ready to cheer for New Orleans. Of course, I’m also a Denver Broncos fan because of Peyton Manning; a New York Giants fan, because of former Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning; and now I’ve added the Seattle Seahawks to my list of teams to root for……because of the unmatched Jimmy Graham.

 

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Wed
05
Aug
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Remembering When

By Lola Russell

I will soon be celebrating my 90th birthday. I can no longer deny nor should I want to. I just hope it is not as big a deal as the one that in enjoyed on my 80th. For one thing, since then, my 80th John, nor PeeWee and Nita will not be there this time. In preparing for it, my son and daughter-inlaw asked me to pick out some of the stories that I wrote earlier about my siblings and me. I have run out of new subjects that are interesting, but I will re-write some of them, as they want to have them made into a book to give to a few relatives.

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