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Mardi Gras parades with three youngins isn’t easy

Mardi Gras parades with three youngins isn’t easy

Editor February 23, 2013 Comments Off

We took the children to a handful of Mardi Gras parades this year. Like, three. And two of those parades were on the same day (Dionysus and Perseus). We made it to zero night

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Lacombe priest to be celebrated for impact on community

Lacombe priest to be celebrated for impact on community

Editor February 21, 2013 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau LACOMBE — Adrien Rouquette will forever be remembered as a great example of the spirit that dwells in the community of Lacombe—and one community supporter is trying to

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‘Guilty Mom’ seems part of the routine by now

‘Guilty Mom’ seems part of the routine by now

Editor February 9, 2013 Comments Off

Welcome to Motherhood. Here’s a nice, warm glass of guilt. I have been plagued by guilt lately. As I enter my ninth month of pregnancy with my fourth child, my standards regarding, well, pretty

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Project Graduation thanks local sponsors

Project Graduation thanks local sponsors

Editor February 2, 2013 Comments Off

SLIDELL — Slidell/Pearl River Project Graduation is celebrating its 20th year of festivities and appreciates all of the sponsors and volunteers they have for the 2013 celebrations. The group’s motto is, “If just one

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Baby naming is really tough with opposite husband

Baby naming is really tough with opposite husband

Editor January 26, 2013 Comments Off

So here I am, eight months along with Baby #4, and it’s time to talk baby names. I hate naming babies. There’s so much pressure involved! I mean, this little person has to bear

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One day I’ll have more square footage

One day I’ll have more square footage

Editor January 13, 2013 Comments Off

I have the seven year itch. With my house. It’s driving me bonkers. When my husband and I first built it, I was convinced it was the best house in all of America. We

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What resolutions will I break this year?

What resolutions will I break this year?

Editor December 28, 2012 Comments Off

In honor of 2013, I bring to you the top 10 most commonly broken new year’s resolutions, as named by Time magazine. Which one will you choose to break this year? (How about all

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Slidell hosts 2nd Racing Pigeon Show for surprisingly popular sport

Slidell hosts 2nd Racing Pigeon Show for surprisingly popular sport

Editor December 24, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Pigeon racing. Who knew? That’s the reaction by many when they learn about the Greater New Orleans Racing Combine, which held the 2nd annual Racing Pigeon

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Oh, Christmas tree; what a chore

Oh, Christmas tree; what a chore

Editor December 10, 2012 Comments Off

Let’s talk Christmas trees, shall we? We put ours up the day after Thanksgiving. Faithful readers (hi, Mom!) will recall there was much drama involving throwing out our old, fake tree and visiting multiple

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CAMELLIA CRAZE: 62nd show returns to auditorium

CAMELLIA CRAZE: 62nd show returns to auditorium

Editor December 10, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — There was a great feeling of excitement for members of the Ozone Camellia Club this past Saturday, as they returned to the Slidell Municipal Auditorium after

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Christmas with the Swensons

Christmas with the Swensons

Editor November 30, 2012 Comments Off

We decorated the house for Christmas this past weekend. It’s mostly done. I still have to vacuum the rogue pine needles from all over my house, and small broken Christmas ball bits remain embedded

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Remembering those baby moments fade too fast

Remembering those baby moments fade too fast

Editor November 18, 2012 Comments Off

My two-year-old son does this adorable thing at bedtime. Adorable to me, anyway. He waves at me when I leave him in his room. I tuck him into his little toddler bed, kiss his

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Slidell girl, 11, upbeat in face of lifelong challenge

Slidell girl, 11, upbeat in face of lifelong challenge

Editor November 9, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — It is very cliché’ when some individuals claim they have dealt with a problem “my entire life.” For Emily Clarke, it’s simply the fact. The 11-year-old

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Ronnie Kole inducted into Louisiana Music Hall of Fame during emotional ceremony

Ronnie Kole inducted into Louisiana Music Hall of Fame during emotional ceremony

Editor November 9, 2012 Comments Off

By CHRISSY SMITH Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Music legend Ronnie Kole celebrated his induction into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame on Sunday at the Slidell Municipal Auditorium. “Trying to say what my

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‘Intelligence’ doesn’t make one better than another

‘Intelligence’ doesn’t make one better than another

Editor October 26, 2012 Comments Off

My son isn’t smart. I’m OK saying this. To many people, that statement might sound ugly or disloyal. Unloving, perhaps. Most parents would be unwilling to say those words even if, perhaps, they happen

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Persues gearing up for carnival season

Persues gearing up for carnival season

Editor October 26, 2012 Comments Off

SLIDELL — Recently the Krewe of Perseus Float Eight made an event out of getting fitted for their costumes. The Float Eight Krewe is gearing up for the 2013 carnival season. Their seamstress was

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AUMC cooking competition showcases local culinary talent

AUMC cooking competition showcases local culinary talent

Editor October 26, 2012 Comments Off

SLIDELL — Hundreds of foodies spent the evening tasting a variety of delicious recipes prepared by Slidell cooks during Aldersgate United Methodist Church’s Fourth Annual Van Geaux cooking competition. “It was an exceptional evening

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Happy Halloween ‘season,’ Slidell

Happy Halloween ‘season,’ Slidell

Editor October 21, 2012 Comments Off

BETSY Swenson It’s Halloween season! I never really thought about Halloween as a “season,” that is, until I had children. And now, is it just me, or is there a whole lot involved with

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Hunter always knew she wanted to help others

Hunter always knew she wanted to help others

Editor October 21, 2012 Comments Off

By KEVIN CHIRI Slidell news bureau SLIDELL — Tara Ingram-Hunter was surrounded on all sides when it came to the question of serving others or not. While some young men or women grow up

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Graham learned how to accomplish goals through parents’ good example

Graham learned how to accomplish goals through parents’ good example

Editor October 21, 2012 Comments Off

By CHRISSY SMITH Slidell news bureau SLIDELL – Dionne Graham knows what it’s like to pick herself up by her bootstraps and carry on. Graham, the most recent winner of the 2012 Athena Young

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