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A reminder about face-to-face conversation

A reminder about face-to-face conversation

Editor July 31, 2016 Comments Off on A reminder about face-to-face conversation

I received a good reminder last week about the importance of dealing with people face-to-face. It’s something we easily forget, especially in this Social Media dominated world. We’ve all heard the news stories about

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School season nearing, lots to be done

School season nearing, lots to be done

Editor July 23, 2016 Comments Off on School season nearing, lots to be done

Back to school? Already? Yes, it’s getting very close to that time with schools now opening a week or two into August. So as quickly as it seemed school was over for the summer,

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A few driving tips that may avoid an accident

A few driving tips that may avoid an accident

Editor July 14, 2016 Comments Off on A few driving tips that may avoid an accident

It’s time for me to talk about a special topic that might even save a few lives in the process. It’s something the Louisiana Department of Transportation has reportedly called “suicide lanes.” I heard

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Forty-one years has been good to this couple

Forty-one years has been good to this couple

Editor July 8, 2016 Comments Off on Forty-one years has been good to this couple

41 years. That’s a long time for anything, don’t you think? My wife and I celebrated 41 years of marriage this past Tuesday, July 5. The morning of our anniversary she walked into my

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Attention former Sentry-News employees

Attention former Sentry-News employees

Editor July 3, 2016 Comments Off on Attention former Sentry-News employees

If you ever worked at the Slidell Sentry-News, this is a message for you. There is a reunion planned for all former Sentry-News employees that will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 4

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I’m feeling homesick in my new home

I’m feeling homesick in my new home

Editor June 26, 2016 Comments Off on I’m feeling homesick in my new home

So last week we moved. I’ve always found it odd—and kind of whiny—when people make a big deal about moving. Especially if they’re into a larger/better/“dream” home. Well, here I am, just moved into

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Another case of ‘it’s a small world’

Another case of ‘it’s a small world’

Editor June 26, 2016 Comments Off on Another case of ‘it’s a small world’

We all say it: What a small world. It happened when I was in Tennessee on vacation and came walking down one of their magnificent hills on a hike. Suddenly I heard, “Kevin, Kevin

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A little known story from Alan Risher

A little known story from Alan Risher

Editor June 20, 2016 Comments Off on A little known story from Alan Risher

Many of you, especially those who love football, may know the name Alan Risher. He was a record-setting quarterback who played at LSU in the early 80s after graduating from Salmen High School in

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We’ve made lasting memories in our first home

We’ve made lasting memories in our first home

Editor June 9, 2016 Comments Off on We’ve made lasting memories in our first home

We moved into our house 12 years ago this month. Next week, we will hand over the keys to somebody else and leave it behind. Our first house—we were practically newlyweds when we moved

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So you want to get someone committed?

So you want to get someone committed?

Editor June 9, 2016 Comments Off on So you want to get someone committed?

My interview this week with St. Tammany Parish Coroner Dr. Charles Preston could have turned into several different stories if I had the time or front page space to do more with what he

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Nell Schmidt might have missed stand-up calling

Nell Schmidt might have missed stand-up calling

Editor June 5, 2016 Comments Off on Nell Schmidt might have missed stand-up calling

The business breakfast meeting last Friday at Palmetto’s in Slidell, hosted by the East St. Tammany Chamber, was certainly informative with Mayor Freddy Drennan bringing his “State of the City” report to a sold

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It’s difficult to believe my granddaddy is really gone

It’s difficult to believe my granddaddy is really gone

Editor May 29, 2016 Comments Off on It’s difficult to believe my granddaddy is really gone

My grandfather died last weekend. He was 86 years old. When your grandfather is 86 years old, it might sound strange to say he died unexpectedly. But he did. We didn’t expect it. One

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The greatest gift to give—your time

The greatest gift to give—your time

Editor May 27, 2016 Comments Off on The greatest gift to give—your time

I’m entering a new chapter in my life and I knew it was something that would arrive one way or another. I’ve been talking a bit in this space about my father’s situation since

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City golf tournament needs you in it

City golf tournament needs you in it

Editor May 11, 2016 Comments Off on City golf tournament needs you in it

If you are a golfer within range of hearing this message—OK, so you have to read it—then you need to consider entering the 38th annual Greater Slidell Golf Championship that is just around the

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How to stage your house so it will sell in ‘one day’

How to stage your house so it will sell in ‘one day’

Editor May 8, 2016 Comments Off on How to stage your house so it will sell in ‘one day’

I’ve been talking lately about very little outside of selling my house, which I have to tell y’all WE DID. IN ONE DAY. Leading up to this event were weeks (months?) of prep-work. I

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Benefit will show support for military kids

Benefit will show support for military kids

Editor May 8, 2016 Comments Off on Benefit will show support for military kids

I have spent my share of time in this space talking about the Leadership Northshore organization and the great community projects that have been born from that group for many years. For those who

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Vicky is ready to leave again

Vicky is ready to leave again

Editor April 28, 2016 Comments Off on Vicky is ready to leave again

My baby girl is leaving—again. That’s right, Vicky—the youngest of our three daughters—is heading off into the sunset next week on her latest adventure, this time to a summer camp in Oklahoma where she

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Fitness is about enjoying your entire life

Fitness is about enjoying your entire life

Editor April 24, 2016 Comments Off on Fitness is about enjoying your entire life

Did you say I’m looking a little fitter these days? Oh, come on, I doubt it shows that much, does it? Well, actually, yes…..you are right. I have been working out again and I

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A reminder about years gone by

A reminder about years gone by

Editor April 17, 2016 Comments Off on A reminder about years gone by

The past five days reminded me what it was like to be a parent again. Not that you ever really forget, but my wife and I raised four children, and those kids have all

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Juvenile Detention Center is changing lives

Juvenile Detention Center is changing lives

Editor April 9, 2016 Comments Off on Juvenile Detention Center is changing lives

Our newspaper has a policy of usually staying out of endorsements of any kind. There was only one time in the past seven years of our publications that we took a position and endorsed

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