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Wed
20
Aug
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Patchwork

School started last week. That in itself is a mouthful. School supplies have been disappearing off the shelves. Snacks have been stacked away in the pantry. New shoes are being broken in……and everyone is going to bed a little earlier now that summer days have come to a close
 
Wed
20
Aug
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EDMONSON AMENDMENT

The issue on La. State Police Mike Edmonson getting a sneaky $55,000 annual boost for the rest of his life in his retirement
certainly smells. This matter will get swept under the carpet unless voters speak out. A meeting of the La. State Police
Retirement System Board was to be held this past week into how this actually happened- how it got sneaked past the legislature 
 
Fri
15
Aug
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State Obamacares its employees’ health insurance

By John Kennedy, State Treasurer
 
The state of Louisiana has “Obamacared” its own employees’ health insurance plan. Here’s how. One of the problems with the federal Affordable Care Act (called “Obamacare” by the President himself) is the way it’s paid for: with $700 billion of taxpayer money taken from Medicare. Many Louisiana officials, myself included, have criticized this. That’s why it’s so disappointing and more than a little ironic that the state has done the same thing to its own State Group Benefits (SGB) health insurance plan for 230,000 active and retired state employees, their spouses and children.
 
Fri
15
Aug
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Patchwork

The choir of the First United Methodist Church has been in rehearsals for several months. No, they are not practicing for a cantata or special program. This time, choir members plus several church members and friends are on stage, practicing for a fundraiser…a dinner theater, to be exact! “Dearly Beloved” is a two-act comedy written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. It is a hilarious, true-to-life skewering of a Texas family who are preparing for a wedding.
 
Wed
23
Jul
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“I knew him when he was a Tiger!!!”

For the past four years, I have watched with great interest, the biggest kid on the Many High Tiger football team. One could say he stood out. Going into his senior year on the gridiron in August 2014, Garrett Thomas is keeping his focus on the District 3-2A title and a run on the state championship in the La. Super Dome in New Orleans
 
Wed
23
Jul
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LEGS COST US MONEY

Remember, in this state it is not the lack of money but it is how we spend it. A good-oleboy bill was exposed this week by
a lobbyist. The bill was slipped through at the 11th hour of the past legislative session and it cost the taxpayers over $300,000. Plus, it adds to the unfunded accrued liability of the state’s pension system.
 
Wed
16
Jul
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SURVEY: WHAT’S HAPPENING

Several surveys have taken place lately and other happenings that might be of interest. The Louisiana State Bar Association met in Destin, Florida and adopted a resolution backing efforts to classify simple possession of marijuana as a misdemeanor rather than a felony. It will probably come up in 2015. Several advocates stated that this is going to be a major issue as time goes on
 
Wed
16
Jul
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Patchwork

Hubby-dear went camping with Troop 80 Boy Scouts at Camp Pioneer near Mena, Arkansas last week……and I was left to fend for myself. Little did I know I would be relegated to my chair for several days following a trip to the (old) Emergency Room at Sabine Medical Center. For the first several days, I worked, went to play practice and stayed home to watch specific programs and movies on television.
 
Wed
09
Jul
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50 Years Ago Week of July 3, 1964

Sixty low rent homes were under construction in Many with a federal loan, which was being supervised by the Housing
Authority of Sabine Parish. The $749,275 will be repaid by a long-term bond sale. The Eighth District Congressional
seat is up for grabs. Running for the seat were Gillis O. Long and Speedy Long
 
Wed
09
Jul
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Patchwork

Within the past two weeks, I have received two surprise gifts from friends. Needless to say, I love presents!! Two weeks ago, we were in a staff meeting, when someone came in the front door. Our receptionist went up front and handled the 
customer before returning. After the staff meeting, I was gifted with a homemade hummingbird feeder, made from a blue glass bottle, with hand painted designs. I had admired the feeders during Sale on the Trail, when Dale Lyddy set up a display in front of Brandon Law Firm. Dale and I were friends many years ago, when we were both at Vancouver Plywood
Co., Inc.
 

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