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Last call for former Sentry-News employees

Last call for former Sentry-News employees

Editor October 2, 2016 Comments Off on Last call for former Sentry-News employees

Calling all former members of the Slidell Sentry-News. There will be a reunion of former employees of the Slidell newspaper when we all get together on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. at Phil’s

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It’s good to be back after my very stressful move

It’s good to be back after my very stressful move

Editor September 24, 2016 Comments Off on It’s good to be back after my very stressful move

Jesus said, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.” Had Jesus walked the earth today, he might have added, “or

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Smooth Jazz Fest for Slidell in 2017

Smooth Jazz Fest for Slidell in 2017

Editor September 24, 2016 Comments Off on Smooth Jazz Fest for Slidell in 2017

I met a very interesting fellow who gave me some interesting news when I was out at the East St. Tammany Chamber Cultural Economy luncheon. Wil Bias, and his wife Diane, have already scheduled

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Another reason to “Shop Local”

Another reason to “Shop Local”

Editor September 14, 2016 Comments Off on Another reason to “Shop Local”

It’s amazing how frequently I run into situations with local business owners and see why people should give the “Buy Local” idea a chance before running off to the national chain stores. Chuck Orzehoskie

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Parish keeps showing how it is helping

Parish keeps showing how it is helping

Editor September 14, 2016 Comments Off on Parish keeps showing how it is helping

It’s pretty amazing to hear the stories of assistance St. Tammany Parish is now sending out to others after the devastating flooding a month ago, which was fortunately not too bad in our own

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Cuba shows result of Communist leadership

Cuba shows result of Communist leadership

Editor September 4, 2016 Comments Off on Cuba shows result of Communist leadership

I had an interesting interview recently with the newest member of the Louisiana Legislature, Sen. Sharon Hewitt, who was elected last year and is in her first term as a state lawmaker. Of course,

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Last call for ‘Saints Fan Up’ pep rally

Last call for ‘Saints Fan Up’ pep rally

Editor August 28, 2016 Comments Off on Last call for ‘Saints Fan Up’ pep rally

Last call to join me and others this Thursday evening, Aug. 25 for the annual Slidell Chamber “Saints Fan Up” pep rally, set for the Northshore Harbor Center from 5 to 8 p.m. It’s

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Get a spot in our High School Football Preview

Get a spot in our High School Football Preview

Editor August 20, 2016 Comments Off on Get a spot in our High School Football Preview

Football sort of snuck up on me this year. I’m sure many of you were way ahead of me when it comes to the new football season since I know tons of friends who

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Time for me to retire here already?

Time for me to retire here already?

Editor August 12, 2016 Comments Off on Time for me to retire here already?

I got a reminder last week of my advancing age. A notice came in the mail from the Social Security Administration showing how much I will get in retirement. “Oh yea,” I realized, I

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Letter to the editor: Representative wants to offer advice in trying times

Letter to the editor: Representative wants to offer advice in trying times

Editor August 12, 2016 Comments Off on Letter to the editor: Representative wants to offer advice in trying times

Friends, We are living in dangerous times. Violent crime is rampant and domestic terrorists are gunning down those sworn to “protect and serve” our communities. We are filled with emotion but hesitant to do

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Special section today all about the police

Special section today all about the police

Editor August 8, 2016 Comments Off on Special section today all about the police

I hope you will take the time to closely look over our very special tribute in today’s Slidell Independent called “Blue Lives Matter.” As most of you must be aware by this time, Blue

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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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