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Fascinating facts about memory issues

Fascinating facts about memory issues

Editor February 24, 2016 Comments Off on Fascinating facts about memory issues

Thank you to all the people who have e-mailed me to offer their prayers and thoughts about the situation I have discussed lately in regards to my father. For those of you who may

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Trying to appreciate my days as a caretaker

Trying to appreciate my days as a caretaker

Editor February 19, 2016 Comments Off on Trying to appreciate my days as a caretaker

If you know someone who is a caretaker, or has ever taken on the duties of a caretaker in the past, please give them a big hug and say “thank you.” I’m learning to

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Ready for a chat with my buddy Jerry

Ready for a chat with my buddy Jerry

Editor February 12, 2016 Comments Off on Ready for a chat with my buddy Jerry

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to my very good friend Jerry Wiggins, who has run into some health problems and is rehabbing at Ochsner North Shore. Of course, by the time I write

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It’s your time the kids and grandkids want

It’s your time the kids and grandkids want

Editor January 31, 2016 Comments Off on It’s your time the kids and grandkids want

­I am always making notes to give me ideas for what to write in this space. I hardly go anywhere without a notepad near me and always have lists of notes that sit on

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Chamber awards prove we all like attention

Chamber awards prove we all like attention

Editor January 24, 2016 Comments Off on Chamber awards prove we all like attention

That was a great party to attend on Friday night at the Northshore Harbor Center when the annual East St. Tammany Chamber held its awards and recognition night. There are a lot of fundraiser

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A.G. Crowe caught red-handed—vacuuming!

A.G. Crowe caught red-handed—vacuuming!

Editor January 17, 2016 Comments Off on A.G. Crowe caught red-handed—vacuuming!

I usually take my camera everywhere I go since there is frequently a picture to be taken for the paper at most things I attend. So I was pretty upset the other day when

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Trump up close is drawing the support

Trump up close is drawing the support

Editor January 12, 2016 Comments Off on Trump up close is drawing the support

Will Donald Trump become the next president of the United States? That is a question that has generated lots of interest since the billionaire businessman announced last year that he is, in fact, running

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I’m going to miss my dear friend from across the street, Mrs. Betty

I’m going to miss my dear friend from across the street, Mrs. Betty

Editor January 10, 2016 Comments Off on I’m going to miss my dear friend from across the street, Mrs. Betty

Betty Calahan—gifted phone talker, lover of Hallmark movies, premier shopper, semi-professional advice giver—died at her home on New Year’s Day with her devoted husband Joe by her side. She was 68 years old. Betty

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Start 2016 thanking our police officers

Start 2016 thanking our police officers

Editor January 3, 2016 Comments Off on Start 2016 thanking our police officers

I had an opportunity to do something very special just before Christmas last week. The Covington Police Department conducted its “Secret Santa” program for the second year in a row. Chief Tim Lentz was

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Flexibility—the key to a Merry Christmas

Flexibility—the key to a Merry Christmas

Editor December 22, 2015 Comments Off on Flexibility—the key to a Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all. I hope each of you has a wonderful Christmas Day on Friday, and I know for us, it will be another wild, hectic, out of control day in the Chiri

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Lights going out on tree pose big problem

Lights going out on tree pose big problem

Editor December 22, 2015 Comments Off on Lights going out on tree pose big problem

Christmas decorations. I love them! Especially when someone else puts them up! I guess that sounded a little like Scrooge, but I assure you I am not that way when Christmas comes. I really

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Dealing with a photographer’s worst nightmare

Dealing with a photographer’s worst nightmare

Editor December 13, 2015 Comments Off on Dealing with a photographer’s worst nightmare

I take a lot of pictures. I mean, a lot! Probably the greatest compliment I get as I make my rounds from one end of St. Tammany Parish to the other is hearing this

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Looking forward to Bayou Christmas returning

Looking forward to Bayou Christmas returning

Editor December 6, 2015 Comments Off on Looking forward to Bayou Christmas returning

I wonder if I’m the only one who is happy to see election season behind us? Don’t get me wrong, I have stated many times that I enjoy politics quite a lot and enjoy

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Final vote to finish up election season

Final vote to finish up election season

Editor November 27, 2015 Comments Off on Final vote to finish up election season

Please go out and vote this Saturday for what is an important election for all of us in St. Tammany Parish. The runoff week following a huge election, which is what we had in

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Column on negative campaigns gets a response

Column on negative campaigns gets a response

Editor November 9, 2015 Comments Off on Column on negative campaigns gets a response

I got plenty more evidence this past week about how much people still read the paper. While I am one of those people fighting the national thinking that “nobody reads papers anymore,” I certainly

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Negative attacks: Some work and some don’t

Negative attacks: Some work and some don’t

Editor October 30, 2015 Comments Off on Negative attacks: Some work and some don’t

Round one—done. The primary round of the St. Tammany Parish elections, and other ballot items, wrapped up this past Saturday and as always there is plenty to talk about. I have found myself focusing

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Election stretch run, and some special events

Election stretch run, and some special events

Editor October 16, 2015 Comments Off on Election stretch run, and some special events

Hold your hats—election season wraps up in the next week. At least the primary season for the Oct. 24 election will come to an end a week from Saturday and we hope some of

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Even I have to remember that Facebook isn’t ‘real’

Even I have to remember that Facebook isn’t ‘real’

Editor October 9, 2015 Comments Off on Even I have to remember that Facebook isn’t ‘real’

Remember junior high? Ugh. So fraught with awkwardness. So plagued with insecurity. Throw in bad hair (hello, rooster bangs of the late 80s/early 90s) and a lack of fashion sense, and you have serious

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Let me tell you about my son Michael

Let me tell you about my son Michael

Editor October 9, 2015 Comments Off on Let me tell you about my son Michael

Can I brag about my son? You know the old line…..“let me tell you about my grandkids!” Well in this case I want to talk about my son, Michael, who is 19-years-old and married

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Battling the Chinese Tallow tree

Battling the Chinese Tallow tree

Editor September 29, 2015 Comments Off on Battling the Chinese Tallow tree

The most invasive tree species at Camp Salmen is the Chinese Tallow (Triadica sebifera). At one time this tree was valued for the white waxy coating on its billions of seeds. This wax, or

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