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Baham has paved way for nearly 40 years

Baham has paved way for nearly 40 years

Editor August 17, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — For those who work alongside Dianne Baham as the staff with STARC, the one word that undoubtedly comes to mind when talking about their executive director

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STARC celebrating 40 years of dedication to ‘disABLED’ through many different services

STARC celebrating 40 years of dedication to ‘disABLED’ through many different services

Editor August 17, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — There are two ways to consider what STARC has meant to our community for the past 40 years. Since forming in 1973 at Bethany Lutheran Church,

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Thoughts on not acting my age, getting a kitten

Thoughts on not acting my age, getting a kitten

Editor August 17, 2012 Comments Off

I recently celebrated a non-milestone birthday, but it felt like sort of a milestone, just the same. I’m checking off a new box, the 35-40 box. Actually, just the other day, I had to

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Easy recipes to look like the perfect mom, baker

Easy recipes to look like the perfect mom, baker

Editor August 12, 2012 Comments Off

School is back in session, and that means it’s time to talk recipes! Not really. Really, it’s time to talk school supply shopping and shoe shopping and haircuts, but those things are rather unpleasant,

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ACTION! For 50 Years

ACTION! For 50 Years

Editor August 10, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — When considering how Slidell Little Theatre began 50 years ago in Slidell, and the incredible contribution to the community’s social scene for five decades, it would

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Taking family pictures is unbelievably tiring

Taking family pictures is unbelievably tiring

Editor August 3, 2012 Comments Off

We recently had family portraits made. If you have small children, or if you have ever had small children, you know taking a family portrait is no small endeavor. Generally, taking a family portrait

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Seniors have ‘golden opportunity’ at Ochsner

Seniors have ‘golden opportunity’ at Ochsner

Editor July 29, 2012 Comments Off

By CHRISSY SMITH Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – Ochsner Medical Center – North Shore offers a program to seniors, at least 50 years of age, called Golden Opportunity which encourages and enhances an active,

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SMH uses senior volunteers to make hospital better place

SMH uses senior volunteers to make hospital better place

Editor July 29, 2012 Comments Off

By CHRISSY SMITH Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Slidell Memorial Hospital wouldn’t be quite as hospitable if it wasn’t for its senior volunteers. There are 120 senior volunteers with SMH who do everything from

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Slidell Memorial Hospital birth announcements

Slidell Memorial Hospital birth announcements

Editor July 29, 2012 Comments Off

SLIDELL — Slidell Memorial Hospital recently announced its births at the hospital. They are: Aiden Rollie Anderson, born May 29, 2012, son of Christina Anderson and Charles Anderson, of Slidell Louisiana. Skyler Cody Brinson,

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‘Standing Tall’ in Slidell

‘Standing Tall’ in Slidell

Editor July 29, 2012 Comments Off

SLIDELL — Chris Duhon held his 3rd annual Stand Tall Foundation?Scholarship Dinner at the Northshore Harbor Center last weekend. Duhon awarded five students from St. Tammany Parish a scholarship of $5,000 each. Duhon, who

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Former Slidellian headed Katrina relief effort here, now needs help after breaking her neck in car crash

Former Slidellian headed Katrina relief effort here, now needs help after breaking her neck in car crash

Editor July 15, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — When Susan Roberts talks about her sister’s enthusiasm to help others, she uses an unusual word. “Exhausting,” Roberts said. “She helps people so much that when

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See ya later, kiddos! Well, for three days

See ya later, kiddos! Well, for three days

Editor July 12, 2012 Comments Off

My husband and I are going out of town today. Just the two of us! (I am telling you this because I trust you, dear readers, so please don’t come break into our house.

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What kind of Facebooker are you? Fun or not?

What kind of Facebooker are you? Fun or not?

Editor June 30, 2012 Comments Off

Are you on Facebook? Of course you are. Everyone and their grandmother is on Facebook. I mean it. My grandmother is on Facebook. I’m just saying, aside from the holdouts (ahem, my brother), everyone

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Clanton named Rotarian of Year

Clanton named Rotarian of Year

Editor June 30, 2012 Comments Off

By CHRISSY SMITH Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — With the theme “Service Above Self,” the Rotary Club of Slidell District 6840 held its 50th annual installation and recognition banquet last week at Pinewood Country

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Fighting hard for son brings worthwhile results

Fighting hard for son brings worthwhile results

Editor June 22, 2012 Comments Off

A few weeks ago, I took the kids to Chuck E. Cheese to celebrate the beginning of summer vacation. First off, I have to say there is a reason they serve beer at Chuck

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Help pets beat summer heat risks

Help pets beat summer heat risks

Editor June 15, 2012 Comments Off

Here I am again on my soapbox about all the hot weather hazards your pets can encounter. The heat and humidity have arrived, so crank up the air conditioners and fans, ready the swimming

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Finally I see that no mom is totally perfect

Finally I see that no mom is totally perfect

Editor June 15, 2012 Comments Off

I have this friend. “Erin.” She’s perfect. Erin is one of those women who is always perfectly manicured and coiffed and dressed and accessorized, even for preschool drop-off. She wears heels for no reason,

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After four days, the hubs, kids do need me

After four days, the hubs, kids do need me

Editor June 10, 2012 Comments Off

Last week, I went out of town for four nights. To Atlanta, to visit one of my very best friends, who has brand-new twins. Before I say anything else, I have to say this:

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How could we forget the animals?

How could we forget the animals?

Editor June 2, 2012 Comments Off

With the 2012 Hurricane Season already jumping on us, maybe we better get prepared. Don’t wait until the storm is bearing down on your area to decide how you are going to protect your

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You can’t argue with a youngster’s logic

You can’t argue with a youngster’s logic

Editor June 2, 2012 Comments Off

The children and I are all watching a movie together. It’s raining outside, which is prime movie time around here. Today, the movie of choice is “Stuart Little,” thanks to the power of Netflix.

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