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Wed
19
Feb
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Patchwork

The countdown to the wedding has begun and the weeks are zooming by with activities. Showers, bachelorette weekend
in Galveston (and the moms get to go!!!), rehearsal dinner and then the wedding. Seems like we will barely have time to
breathe before Paul and Lexie say “I do”. Being the mother of the groom should be easy, but this mother is so happy to be involved!! This is an important day for my youngest son and his intended…. A happy time and yet, bittersweet
 
Wed
19
Feb
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Speaking Out for Louisiana Citizens

You know how you feel, but how does your fellow man feel about certain issues on the surface today. A recent poll by  Hamilton Campaigns polled six hundred likely voters with over-samples from Baton Rouge and New Orleans
 
Wed
12
Feb
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GOOD BYE, COUSIN JUNIOR

This past week our parish suffered a tremendous loss with the death of Judge John S. Pickett, Jr. His life reflected throughout this parish in many ways. Many politicians state they are public servants, but Jr. (as we called him) truly lived that role. He was always accessible to the public. Many times when people came to him for legal services he did not even charge them, but just gave advice and counsel services. 
 
Wed
12
Feb
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Patchwork

I love Valentine’s Day….I love hearts…I love expressing my love to others…..but it’s the kid-sized valentines with warm wishes and sentiments that I love the most!!! Back in grade school, each classmate would construct a special mailbox for their valentines. We would cover shoe boxes with red or pink construction paper and then paste lacy white hearts, cupids and such on the sides for decoration.
 
Wed
05
Feb
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BUDGET AND ACCOUNTING

When we were presented the state budget this past year, current funds were included as income when actually they were various anticipated funds that were coming from pending lawsuits that were expected to be settled or adjudicated.
 
Wed
05
Feb
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Patchwork

SNOW!!! Two times in five days...Sabine Parish was covered with snow. What a delight!! School was cancelled and all of the kids had fun romping in the snow, making snow ice cream, sledding and having snowball fights. Pictures clogged Facebook. Hunter Dubois made a super big snow angel…..Uncle Josh Jenkins pulled his kids, nieces and nephews behind the four-wheeler…85-year-old Dollie Barnhill got out and went sledding with her grandkids….Snowmen were built in all shapes and sizes…Some were foolish enough to get in the hot tub….others huddled around the fireplace….Pots of  soup steamed on the stovetops
 
Wed
29
Jan
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Patchwork

by donna smith ammons

I just love things my grandchildren say or do. Of course, all grandmothers do. On a recent trip to Zachary to see Riley Kate and Braeden, I was treated to several cute quotes. Braeden got a new trundle bed, just like his sister’s. He wasn’t too keen on having this “big boy” bed, though, so when we arrived he quickly told us we could sleep in his room.
 
Wed
29
Jan
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What is the state of ourselves?

Dear fellow citizens, We do not often enough, as members of a society who hire governmental officials to manage our state of the union, ask ourselves what is the state of ourselves. Few, including those who supported a “fundamental change”,
seem well pleased with what they were promised. It now seems it is turning out to be not what it was made out to be.
 
Wed
22
Jan
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Patchwork

It hardly seems possible that 50 years ago John, Paul, George and Ringo first stepped on American soil and set off an
explosion of British music with “I Wanna Hold Your Hand.” The four moptops sang, shook their heads and mesmerized
an entire general of teenaged girls, who expressed their love of the Fab Four with screams, fainting and love letters…and by
purchasing everything from magazines, to photo cards in bubble gum to shirts, records and even dolls!!
 
Wed
22
Jan
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EDUCATION: A PROBLEM

In a recent report, Louisiana public school students ranked 49th in the nation in academic achievement. The grade is D minus, which is up from an F for the three previous years, Education Week magazine said in its annual “Quality Counts” report on the state of education nationwide.
 

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