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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.
 
Wed
02
Jul
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MANESS - U. S. SENATE

Retired Air Force Colonel Rob Maness of Mandeville announced several months ago that he is running for United States
Senator. His campaign is trying to gain traction since the announcement. He has collected more than $1.2 million in donations, due in large part to early endorsements from the Tea Party Leadership Fund and the Tea Party Express
 
Wed
02
Jul
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Patchwork

Rarely do I express my anger loudly. But recently, in the church parking lot I threw a little hissy fit when I couldn’t unlock my  car with the remote or the key. Problems started several months ago, when I had to replace a battery in my remote. It worked every once in awhile and I was convinced that if I was being stalked or chased, I’d have my throat slit before I could
get in my car.
 
Wed
25
Jun
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POPULATION REPORT

Population reports were publicized last week showing population estimates in our area. It’s a good indication if people want to live in a particular area. Let’s look around together. The Shreveport population estimates went to 2013-200,327 from 202,066 or 1,739 fewer residents in 2012. Caddo Parish showed 2,554,887 vs. 2,557,091 in 2012 for an increase
 
Wed
25
Jun
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Patchwork

I have been busy taking “tests” on Facebook. Really important tests….like “What Disney Princess Are You?” (Belle from
Beauty and the Beast) and “What is Your Mental Age?” (16). I even took what Disney Animal Movie Are You? (Lady and the
Tramp!) These darn quizzes show up on my Facebook page and I just have to take them. (Thanks a lot Francy Hooton for getting me hooked!!)
 
Wed
18
Jun
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JIM BROWN FINALLY GOT IT DONE

It’s a bit late but Jim Brown finally got the type of evidence used against him that sent him to jail. He fought long and hard
to explain how he was wrongly prosecuted when an agent used hand-written notes, which his attorneys were never provided, to convict him.
 
Wed
18
Jun
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Patchwork

I did it!! While on a recent cruise to Honduras, Belize and Cozumel, I fulfilled another item on my bucket list. (Actually I was coerced into it, but I am sure glad I completed the task!) Hubby-dear and fellow-cruisers, Allen and Vicki, convinced me
that I needed to go zip-lining. We bought our tickets, which were quickly upgraded to the EXTREME ZIP-LINING category, and I began the countdown.
 
Wed
11
Jun
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THE BAD SMELL OF POLITICS

During this last legislative session our State Senate Finance Committee committed a terrible and distasteful act that we should never forget, but politics brings this about. They ripped $4.5 million from the budget that was allocated for Louisiana developmentally disabled and allocated the money for a Verizon Indy Car Series race at the NOLA Motorsports Park in Jefferson Parish.
 
Wed
11
Jun
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Patchwork

I had a wonderful surprise several weeks ago. I was standing at the coffee pot in the church’s fellowship hall when a friend came in and said, “I have a present for you.” Initially I thought it was for Paul and Lexie, since they had just gotten married.
“I’m sure it’s for me,” I teased. And she replied, “No. It really is for you.”
 
Wed
04
Jun
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FAREWELL TO JOHN MAGINNIS

I was really saddened the other morning to read that John Maginnis had died. He has been the publisher of LaPolitics Weekly for many years. He was 66-years-old. He has been the author of three well publicized books. His type of reporting will be missed tremendously. He could walk into a meeting (Louisiana Legislature) with lots of oratory going on and somehow when he would give his report he could summarize so all could understand it

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