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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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Farewell, Isaac; the kids and I won’t miss you

Farewell, Isaac; the kids and I won’t miss you

Editor September 9, 2012 Comments Off

It all started last Monday morning, Isaac looming in the Gulf. My 4-year-old daughter had a 7:15 appointment with a new orthopedist to address her toe walking. Yes, 7:15. In the morning. In Covington.

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Local groups help Lacombe school with garden transplant

Local groups help Lacombe school with garden transplant

Editor September 9, 2012 Comments Off

LACOMBE — In July, Bayou Lacombe Middle School’s garden family—parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors, teachers, members of Concerned Citizens of Lacombe, North Shore Democratic Women’s Club, Camellia City Kiwanis Club, and the Home Depot team—helped

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Hurricane season is back in action

Hurricane season is back in action

Editor August 29, 2012 Comments Off

I feel like I should be writing about the hurricane, but full disclosure: I am writing this Monday night. I have no idea what is going to happen with this storm. I hope I

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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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