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Wed
21
May
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STATE MONEY PROBLEMS

When the legislature wastes our state dollars, keep this in mind for its felt somewhere. Just recently the Jindal Administration asked State Treasurer John Kennedy for a $40 million funding fee to insure that higher education can pay its bills
 
Wed
21
May
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Patchwork

Early one Saturday morning, I was sitting in the living room reading a book, when I heard a strange sound. I jumped up and checked in the kitchen because that’s where the sound originated. Nothing there. I quickly went to the back door to check on the cat….who happily ran in the house for breakfast.
 
Wed
14
May
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Remembering When. . .

by Lola Russell.
 
When I read Rickey Robertson’s account about Camp Livingston in the Index, it brought back a lot of memories. The little community of Lee Heights and all the other surrounding areas changed from what seemed like overnight as a sleepy, quiet little place to a very busy, more populated environment. In 1940, when construction began, the economy for the area was boosted. Housing was needed for those workers and their families who came to help build the base, which also created many new jobs.

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Wed
14
May
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons.
 
I went to Gail’s Sassy Scissors last week and the first thing I noticed when I drove up was that the bench was missing! My first question was, “Where is the bench?” I received a sad look from the lady who has been cutting my hair for years. “Someone stole it three weeks ago today,” she said. (April 22) The bench was a faded red and offered ladies a place to sit, in case they had to wait. She always had little flowers around the bench, which was a welcoming area to her shop.

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Wed
07
May
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CAMPAIGN ACCOUNTS

Watching the campaign accounts of our politicians can be very interesting, to say the least. Money for these accounts comes from lobbyists and from John Q. Public who wish to donate to a candidate. The money is supposed to be used for necessary or essential expenses to maintain their office. Expenses that are “essential” sometimes are stretched.
 
Tue
06
May
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Patchwork

I have been a procrastinator from the word “Go”. I love taking pictures and with a digital camera, I have become the world’s worst about getting my photos printed. (Unlike my friend Carolyn “Precious” Gandy!! I file the pictures from my card onto my computer, but then I keep the camera card, so I can easily take it to Walgreen’s to get prints. Several months ago, I patiently sat on the stool and cropped, lightened and printed about 300 pictures. And then with the pressing of a wrong button, I deleted them all. I was devastated…..and I felt so stupid. 
 
Wed
30
Apr
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Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

We tend to forget that however ingenuous we get with our charity hospital system, we must have the federal government
Centers of Medicare and Medicaid services o.k. 
 
Wed
30
Apr
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Patchwork

I was saved by a big, fat yellow cat last week. And he forever has a place in my heart even though he runs when I show up at Mom’s. Orangejello, so named by my brother because he is orange, actually rules the house on the Natchitoches Highway. He was once attacked by some sort of animal and had to go to the vet for shots, antibiotics, etc. He was torn up…but survived.
 
Wed
23
Apr
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons.
 
I was up and slipping the brisket in the over at 5 a.m. Easter morning. That in itself, isn’t something I normally do. Usually I cook it several hours the day prior and then just finish up Sunday morning while I am in Sunday School and church. That didn’t happen this year because our two grandchildren arrived just in time for supper on Thursday night. Needless to say, I was busy the rest of the weekend.

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Wed
16
Apr
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CONTEMPT CITATIONS

Former IRS Chief Lois Lerner, who headed an IRS division that reviews tax-exemptions applications has twice invoked her
Fifth Amendment Right when asked to testify about the agency’s targeting of certain nonprofit advocacy groups. Many 
of our politicians start making bold melodramatic denunciations about how terrible this is and what they will do to them.
We’ve heard this many times before
 

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