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Contributing Writers Bill Delaune Marilyn Bowman Linda Melancon Calvin Bessonett

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Goosie Guice Orhan McMillan Kellie Seymour Tanya Stilley Roland Doucet Jimmy Dunkley Meredith Conger Tracy McKee

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SWEET EYES W/ TANYA

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HOUMAS HOUSE

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BILL DELAUNE

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THOUGHTS FROM BULLY

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USELESS RANDOM FACTS

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JAMMIN’ WITH GOOSIE

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KIDS OF SUMMER

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First Annual Cooking for a Cause at Tiger Tavern.

Jambalaya Cook Off Fund Raiser for Wounded Warrior Project.

Tiger Tavern hosted the First Jambalaya Cook Off Funraiser supporting Wounded Warriors. There were 29 teams signed up to help this noble cause. The community came out in droves and the day was a great success. With all the sponsors and help from our local citizens we were able to raise over $5000 for the

benefit. We are truly blessed to live in such a great community, thank you all for helping out these great American hero's, all gave some but some gave all.

Winners:

1st place Russell Gaudin 2nd place Wayland Templet 3rd Woody Woodward

Sponsors:

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• Dons Seafood

• Fife extermination

• Just Tint

• Geaux Technology

• Glazers

• Baton Rouge Beer

• Mockler Beverage

• Crescent crown

• Picou Lumber

• Anytime Fitness in Dutchtown

• Top notch tanning

• Jambalaya Festival Association

• Pit Stop

Susan G. Komen® Baton Rouge’s Ascension Pink Ribbon Scramble Declared A Success! Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen®
Baton Rouge’s Ascension
Pink Ribbon Scramble
Declared A Success!
Susan G. Komen® Baton Rouge hosted its annual Ascension Pink
Ribbon Scramble Thursday, July 10 at Pelican Point Golf Club.
The event featured a 4-person scramble, live auction, and door
prizes. The day began with a Survivors’ Breakfast sponsored by
Pro Sold Reality. Prior to the shotgun start Executive Director,
Angela Miller, greeted golfers. Miller shared information concern-
ing the Affiliate’s funding efforts within its 10-parish service area.
She stated, “In 2013-14 Komen Baton Rouge
provided funding for 525 breast cancer
screenings in Ascension Parish. We also
provide funding for clinical screenings,
diagnostic services, breast health
education, and medical and
transportation assistance to local
residents.” Co-chairwoman,

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Kari Millet, also shared her experiences as a breast cancer survivor and thanked partici- pants for their attendance.

While on the course, golfers enjoyed food, beverages, and games at various holes.

Golfing concluded with a jam- balaya lunch donated by Jam Up Catering. Event Co-Chair and Ascension Parish resident, Jessica Keller, told attendees of

her motivation to participate with the Ascension Pink Ribbon Scramble. She stated that her efforts were because of the sur- vivor support that the Affiliate provides to her cousin Mindy LeBauve. She shares, “I want people to know that We Live Here, We Golf Here, and We Save Lives here.’ I also want to help find the cures for my friends, my daughter, and me.”

St. Elizabeth Hospital,

ASCENSION MAGAZINE TEAM WINS TOURNAMENT
ASCENSION MAGAZINE TEAM WINS TOURNAMENT
find the cures for my friends, my daughter, and me.” St. Elizabeth Hospital, ASCENSION MAGAZINE TEAM

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find the cures for my friends, my daughter, and me.” St. Elizabeth Hospital, ASCENSION MAGAZINE TEAM
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Stash Photography, CF Industries, Dawson Interprizes, EATEL, Ascension Magazine, Baton Rouge Coca
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Stash Photography, CF Industries, Dawson Interprizes, EATEL, Ascension Magazine, Baton Rouge Coca

Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Stash Photography, CF Industries, Dawson Interprizes, EATEL, Ascension Magazine, Baton Rouge Coca Cola Bottling, and The Cabin Restaurant were among this year’s sponsors. Miller stated, “We also want to thank the many generous donors who provided door prizes, food, beverages, auction items, and media promotions.” She also noted, “Many volun- teers are necessary to put on an

food, beverages, auction items, and media promotions.” She also noted, “Many volun- teers are necessary to
food, beverages, auction items, and media promotions.” She also noted, “Many volun- teers are necessary to

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event such as the Pink Ribbon Scramble. I’d like to thank Kari Millet, Jessica Keller,
event such as the Pink Ribbon
Scramble. I’d like to thank Kari
Millet, Jessica Keller, Katrina
Bankston, Maria Fairchild and all
those who came out to help with
event day efforts. Phillip Wright and
Andres Prieto of Pelican Point also
have our deepest gratitude for their
generosity and direction.”
Tommy Martinez, Ascension Parish
President; Barney Arceneaux,
Gonzales Mayor; and Jenny Heroman,
Community Coordinator for EATEL
were event honorary Co-chairs.
Barney Arceneaux, Gonzales Mayor; and Jenny Heroman, Community Coordinator for EATEL were event honorary Co-chairs. 9

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My Advocare Challenge I have a friend of mine that started Advocare. One day I

My

Advocare

Challenge

I have a friend of mine that started Advocare. One day I saw her; she looked slim, healthy, and even younger! Then she told me about Advocare. I’d seen Drew Breeze endorse this system on commercials, but I hadn’t really heard much more about it.

So, after a few minutes of discussing the system and the products, I decided to try it. It wasn’t that much different from other systems I’ve tried, but I thought if it’s good enough for the Saints football team, it’s good enough for me!

for the Saints football team, it’s good enough for me! So, I started with the 24

So, I started with the 24 day challenge which has two phases. Phase one which is the “cleansing” phase and phase two which is the “max” phase.

phase and phase two which is the “max” phase. In the cleanse phase, the goal is

In the cleanse phase, the goal is to remove the buildup of tox- ins built up in our There are three components of the Cleanse phase which are:

the Herbal Cleanse, Fiber Drink, and ProBiotic Restore™

Ultra Capsules.

taking the products as scheduled, you are to follow specific dietary guidelines to follow that include lots of water, lean proteins, vegetables, complex carbohydrates and other snack items such as healthy fats, fruits and dairy. Coffee, processed sugars, and

Along with

alcohol are to be avoided.

The cleanse phase was not as violent as I expected but it was gentle and effective. Any time I hear or see of any system that is cleansing, it scares me, but throughout the cleansing phase, I felt better and more energized almost immediately.

In the Max phase you include at least these three products:

Meal Replacement Shakes, MNS also known as the Metabolic Nutrition System and Spark, all of which give your body great energy. And that’s just what these products and phase is intended to do. In the Max Phase the system and the products help with controlling your appetite while providing your body with all

controlling your appetite while providing your body with all the essential nutrients you need. The Spark

the essential nutrients you need. The Spark product was and is absolutely one of my favorite products to take to date. I normally drink coffee, but

products to take to date. I normally drink coffee, but drinking this in the morning was

drinking this in the morning was a “cleaner” pick me up. I must say that I’m hooked. Not only does it give me a boost in the morning, but it also gives me more alertness and focus for my workouts. It also boasts loads of vitamins as well.

for my workouts. It also boasts loads of vitamins as well. Going through the 24 day

Going through the 24 day challenge, was a bit of a challenge, only because I wasn’t

mentally ready for it. I also got

a sinus infection during my 24

days, which set me back a bit; however, I would definitely recommend the system.

I will definitely use the Meal

Replacement Shakes and Sparks in my day to day wellness regimen. My overall rating is a 4.5/5 stars, because I felt more energized, lost several inches in my waist and lower abdomen and felt less bloated. The step by step plan and products make following the program very easy!

Take Care of Yourselves Ladies.

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1. Strokes
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• diabetes
• Cardiac disorders
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Patients have three non-consecutive hours of therapy a
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Patients and family members are encouraged to
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We have daily physician rounding and
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An interdisciplinary team approach for patient planning,
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• Do Not Use products that
• Do Not Use products
contain alcohol (watch out
for alcohol denatured and
SD alcohol).
• Do Not Use skin care that
contains witch hazel.
containing menthol or
fragrant plant oils. Whether
the fragrant ingredients are
synthetic or natural, it can
cause chronic irritation that
can damage healthy collagen
production, worsen or cause
dryness, and impair
your skin’s ability to
heal.
• Do Not Use Eye
'Dr. Z made me feel courageous and confident in my
own natural state
I
never leave without my sun-
screen
but
I can always leave without my makeup.' -
Karen, age 53
Makeup Remover.
Your cleanser
should work well
enough to remove
all of your makeup,
including eye make
up. Eye makeup
remover pulls and
tugs on the skin
around your eyes
and can cause
milia blocked hair
follicles appearing
as hard tiny white
bumps.
• Do Not Use Toners (if your
cleanser works well enough
you do not need a separate
toner, most toners contain
alcohol or witch hazel).
• Do Be Gentle with Your
Skin. Use your fingertips to
wash your face and pat dry
with a soft towel.
• Do Not Use Bar Soaps
(the binders that hold the bar
together will clog your pores).
• Do Not Use skin care that
contains lavender (it can
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• Do Not Use a Clarisonic
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colored diamonds come in many exciting color blends such as purplish-red, greenish-yellow, reddish-brown, greenish-blue,

purplish-red, greenish-yellow, reddish-brown, greenish-blue, and bluish-pink.

Most colored diamonds are rare and more expensive than colorless white diamonds. Only diamonds have the brilliant inner fire that sets them apart from all other gems.

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Did You Know? Fascinating Facts about Gems & Jewelry

1. Sir Walter Scott was responsible for the legend that opals bring bad luck. Two hundred years ago, in

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2. Amazonite, the bright

apple-green form of feldspar, did

not originate near the Amazon River in South America. Most Amazonite come from the Ural Mountains of Russia.

3. Peridot, the lovely

yellowish-green gemstone, was originally found in only a few places including the island of Zerbigat in the Red Sea. But strangely enough, peridots are sometimes found in meteorites that strike the earth after traveling through outer space.

4. Only four substances used for

jewelry are organic and not stones. They are pearl (the nacre produced by an oyster), coral (the skeleton of a marine animal), jet (a very hard coal), and amber (the fossilized resin of pine trees)

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The Leadership Ascension Program Graduates Its 19th Class Leadership Ascension, a program of the Ascension

The Leadership Ascension Program Graduates Its 19th Class

Leadership Ascension, a program of the Ascension Chamber of Commerce, was proud to graduate its 19th Leadership Class at Parc 73 on June 19, 2014.

There were 37 participants in this year’s Leadership Class and each were put into teams with the task of researching and implementing a project that would positively affect the Ascension Community. This year’s projects included a career mentoring program for Ascension Parish High School Students; a successful venture to enhance & provide the needed improvements to the Council on Aging centers on the East and West Banks of Ascension Parish; The Good Neighbor Project whose mission was to strengthen a sense of community across Ascension Parish by inspiring neighborly behaviors; and the Health And Nutrition Alliance (HANA), an effort to offer grant opportunities to public school teachers interested in funding for health and nutrition initiatives.

All of these amazing projects will undoubtedly benefit the Parish for years to come, but the team

implementing the Health and Nutrition Alliance was chosen as this year’s winner. Winning team members include: Jacob Balfantz, Mollie Burke, Kesslie Carbo, Taren Daigle, Amy Hathorne-Lambert, Chris McDowell, John McGee, Tina Prejean and Keith Robert.

In addition to benefitting the community, the Leadership Ascension Program has a positive impact on those who participate. This year’s participants included: Kathy Achee, St. Elizabeth Hospital; Jacob Balfantz, St. Elizabeth Physicians; Crystal Boudloche, RE/MAX Professional; Jennifer Boudreau, BASF; Beth Broadway, Ochsner Healtcare; Tracy Browning, Ascension Parish Tourism; Mollie Burke, Domain Design Architecture; Dawn Caballero, Ascension Parish Government; Kesslie Carbo, Ascension Parish Clerk of Court; Taren Daigle, BASF; Kim Decoteau, Ascension Parish

Sheriff’s Office; Jenn deFrances, The Ascension Fund; Beau Diez, Pelican Point Properties; Alsie Dunbar, Motiva Enterprises, LLC; Lindsey Duplessis, Red River Bank; Donna Duplessis, City of Gonzales; Nate Gautreau, Professional Archive Solutions; Kim Gautreau, Waguespack & Associates Insurance; Chris Geraci, United Community Bank; Amy Hathorne-Lambert, Impala Warehousing, LLC; Michelle Hyatt, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center; Lisa Laws, Ascension Economic Development Corporation; Lisa Le, St. Elizabeth Physicians; Chad Lynch, Ascension Parish School Board; Chris McDowell, Skid Marks Tires & Auto Service; John McGee, BASF; Matt Percy, Percy, Lanoux & Mumphrey; Tina Prejean, Prejean Computer Consultants; Keith Robert, Roland J. Robert Distributors, Inc; Layne Salvant, The Bug Man; Larry Schexnaydre; Center Stage; Shane Sedotal, Cox Communications; Darryl Smith, Ascension Parish

Sheriff’s Office; Ray Stonemark, Don’s Seafood; Melissa Tullier, EATEL; Jason Verdigets, 23rd Judicial District Attorney; and Chris Wilson, Cabela’s.

Leadership Ascension started in 1996 with the mission of preparing emerging community leaders for leadership positions in local government and business. The 10-month program accepts students by application only and offers team-building and educational sessions covering topics such as Economic Development, Healthcare and Cultural Diversity. To apply for the upcoming class or learn more about Leadership Ascension, visit www.ascen- sionchamber.com or call 225.647.7487.

for the upcoming class or learn more about Leadership Ascension, visit www.ascen- sionchamber.com or call 225.647.7487.

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Mouth Sores

By Calvin Bessonet, DDS,FAGD

Mouth sores come in several

different varieties and can have any number of causes, including:

• Infections from bacteria, viruses or fungus

• Irritation from a loose

orthodontic wire, a denture

that doesn’t fit, or a sharp edge from a broken tooth or filling

• The symptom of a disease or disorder.

Your dentist should examine any mouth sore that lasts a week or longer. Among the most common mouth sores are:

Canker sores.

Small ulcers with a white or gray base and a red border, canker sores appear inside the mouth. They are not conta- gious, but can return frequently and may be only one canker sore or several. Their exact cause is uncertain but some experts believe that immune

system problems, bacteria or viruses may be involved. Canker sores usually heal on their own after a week or two. Over-the- counter topical anesthetics and antimicrobial mouthwashes may provide temporary relief. Stay away from hot, spicy or acidic foods that can irritate the sore. Antibiotics from your dentist and some oral bandages can reduce secondary infection.

Cold sores (also called fever blisters.)

Groups of fluid-filled blisters that often erupt around the lips and sometimes under the nose or around the chin. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and are very contagious. The initial infection (primary herpes) may be confused with a cold or flu and can cause painful lesions to erupt throughout the mouth. Once a person is infected with primary herpes, the virus stays in the body and causes occasional attacks. Cold sore blisters usually heal in a week by themselves. Over-the-count-

er topical anesthetics can provide some relief. Your dentist may prescribe antiviral drugs to reduce these kinds of viral infections.

Leukoplakia.

Thick, whitish-color patches that form on the inside of the cheeks, gums or tongue, these patches are caused by excess cell growth and are common among tobacco users. They can result from irritations such as an ill-fitting denture or the habit of chewing on the inside of the cheek. Sometimes leukoplakia is associated with oral cancer. Your dentist may recommend a biopsy if the patch appears suspicious. Your dentist will examine the lesion and check the biopsy results to help determine how to manage the disease. Treatment begins with removing the factors that contribute to the lesion:

quitting tobacco or replacing ill-fitting dentures or bridges.

Candidiasis.

This fungal infection (also called moniliasis or oral thrush) occurs when the yeast Candida albicans reproduce in large numbers. It is common among denture wearers. Most often it occurs in people with weak immune systems—the very young, elderly or those debilitated by disease, such as diabetes or leukemia. In addition, people with dry mouth syndrome are susceptible to candidiasis. Candida may also flourish after antibiotic treatment, which can decrease normal bacteria in the mouth. Controlling candidiasis means focusing on preventing or controlling the condition that causes the outbreak. Good oral hygiene is essential. Clean your dentures to remove Candida and remove them at bedtime. If the cause is dry mouth saliva substitutes and prescription medications may be helpful when the underlying cause of dry mouth is incurable or unavoidable.

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YOUR ESTATE MATTERS

YOUR ESTATE MATTERS Interdiction – the Civil Death Penalty - Part 2 In last month’s article,

Interdiction

the Civil Death Penalty -

Part 2

In last month’s article, we defined what an interdiction is and why it is called the “Civil Death Penalty.” This month we will discuss additional issues regarding what happens throughout the interdiction procedure, who can be the curator of an interdict, and what the duties of the curator are.

During the interdiction procedure, the attorney appointed to represent your loved one will likely visit so he or she can report to the judge

By Linda Melancon

on his or her condition. Additionally, the judge will appoint an examiner (most likely a doctor or mental health expert) to examine your loved one and give the judge a report about the need to have a curator appointed. After the appointed attorney and the examiner have had an opportunity to visit, the petitioner’s attorney can then set a court date to present evidence to the court relating to the need for an interdiction. Assuming your loved one is unable to care for either their self or their property, this court appearance usually proceeds smoothly and the judge grants the judgment of interdiction and appoints a curator. If your loved one opposes the interdiction, a full-blown trial may be necessary with each side pre- senting their own evidence and experts on the issue of whether the interdiction is necessary.

The judge is supposed to choose among the person he or she feels is best able to fulfill the duties of the curator taking into account the persons listed in priority in the law. The first priority is supposed to be given

to a person designated in a signed writing, if there is one. If not, the judge is then to consider the spouse, an adult child, a parent or any person with whom the proposed interdict has resided for more than 6 months before the interdiction was filed. A curator cannot be a minor, another interdict or a non- Louisiana resident (unless that person has appointed someone inside Louisiana to represent him). Likewise, a felon, a person who owes money to the proposed interdict, an adverse party in a lawsuit with the proposed interdict and the operator of a long-term care facility cannot serve as curators unless the judge makes a determination that there is good cause for doing so. The judge is also supposed to choose the person best able to fulfill the duties of an under- cuartor. In most instances, it is usually the parents, siblings or children of the proposed interdict who are appointed as the curator and undercurator.

The person appointed as the curator must post a bond with the court to ensure he will faithfully perform his duties of managing the care and finances of the interdict prudently. Often, if the curator owns real estate in the parish where the interdiction takes place, he will

place a mortgage on his real estate which will act as a bond. Once appointed, the curator must follow many rules in the management of the affairs of the interdict, including some rules that require court approval before entering into certain transactions on behalf of the interdict. For instance, a court order is required to sell any real estate that belongs to the interdict. Additionally, the curator must file an annual account with the court relating to the use of the interdict’s funds and property during the year.

As you can see, an interdiction can be an expensive and time-consuming process and the curator of the interdict will have to comply with special rules about how the interdict’s propertycan be used. Next month, we will continue to discuss additional duties of the curator and the expenses that can be involved in the interdic- tion process. We will conclude by letting you know what you can do to avoid the time and expense of an interdiction.

Mrs. Melancon has engaged in the practice of law in Louisiana for the past 17 years. The pri- mary focus of her practice is estate planning, special needs planning, elder law and probate. She is also accredited by the VA to give advice regarding veterans’ benefits. For more infor- mation, please contact her at 222-744-0027 .You may also visit her website at www.LegacyCenterLa.com.

For more infor- mation, please contact her at 222-744-0027 .You may also visit her website at

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ing this article from House Masters. If you don’t take thunderstorms and lightning seriously, you should – especially if you or a member of your family work outside or enjoy outdoor recreation. Learn and follow these recommendations to improve your defenses against being another lightning statistic.

electrical appliances. Leaving lights on, however, does not increase the chances of your home being struck by lightning.

• Avoid taking a bath or

shower, washing dishes in the sink or running water for

other purposes.

• Turn off the air conditioner

and computer. Power surges from lightning can cause dam- age and require a costly repair. (Consider using surge suppres- sors on individual circuits or the main power line entering your home.

Outdoor risks:

• If you can hear thunder, you

are close enough to the storm to be struck by lightning. Go to a safe shelter immediately.

• If you are boating or

swimming, get to land and find shelter immediately.

• Seek shelter in a building or a car. Keep car windows closed and avoid convertibles. If you are in the woods and cannot reach a shelter, take refuge under the shorter trees.

• If you are in an open field

and cannot get indoors, make yourself the smallest target possible. Stay away from solitary trees or clusters of trees, poles or metal objects. Squat low to the ground and curl up in a ball. Do not lie flat on the ground; that increases the

potential to conduct electricity to the ground.

• Exercise caution with

personal electronic devices such as iPods or MP3 players as they can increase the potential for conductivity.

Indoor risks:

• If any recent work has been

done on the electric or plumb- ing systems, obtain verification that the house’s electric grounding and bonding system haven’t been disturbed. If there is any question, have a licensed electrician confirm the system is installed and intact.

• If your gas supply system

consists of Corrugated-Stainless Steel Tubing (typically yellow or black wrapped semi-flexible piping) and the system hasn’t been checked for proper bond- ing and grounding, have it checked by a licensed electri- cian, especially in a high risk lightning strike area like the south east U.S.

First-aid if needed:

• People struck by lightning do

not carry an electrical charge and can be handled safely.

• If someone is struck, first call for emergency aid, then provide first aid.

• If the heart has stopped,

a trained person should give CPR. If the victim has a pulse and is breathing, look for and treat other injuries.

• Telephone lines and metal

pipes can conduct electricity. Unplug appliances. Avoid using standard telephones with cords (cordless and cellular phones are much safer during

a lightning storm) or any

Lightning’s intense electrical charge may cause a victim to be burned, particularly where the charge entered and exited his or her body. Thanks House Masters for the great information for my readers.

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Silly Summer Songs You Could Sing.
by Bill Delaune
didn’t have to put a sheet over my
head so that sleep could slip up one
me”-to the blunt-“You look like you
been whooped with an ugly stick”.
May his cigar-box harp be
entertaining the angels
now. Bo knows novelty.
9. The Coasters.
An amazing novelty
group considering that
after their first big R&B
hit “Young Blood” in 1957,
they took some off-beat shots
with “Yakety-Yak” (“Don’t Talk
Back”) and “Charlie Brown” in 1959.
But for Buckskin Bill fans in Baton
Rouge, the Coasters’ “Along Came
Jones” was almost as big a hit on the
popular kids’ show as the “Monday
Morning March”. When Buckskin
combined with Senor Puppet to give
the melodramatic effect of the heroic
Jones coming to rescue Sweet Lil, all
the young TV viewers knew what was
coming next.
“And then, he tied her to the
railroad track. And then, the train
was coming. And then, and then, and
then-ack,ack-and then along came
Jones…” to save the day.
As far as interior rhyme, who can
top the group’s description of Little
Egypt doing her famous Dance of the
Pyramids? “Little Egypt came out
struttin’ wearing nuttin’ but a button
and a bow…”
Man, they don’t write ‘em like that
anymore.
also leaves some special
instructions for the other
animals including “Take
my koala back, Jack” and
“Mind me platypus
duck, Bill…” Eat your
heart out Eminem.
8. Long Tall Texan
by Murray Kellum.
In 1963 most of us weren’t interested
in Boy Dylan’s pleas for ending war
and social injustice-not just yet
anyway. What we really wanted was a
simple, silly 3-chord song that we
could play on our Sears Silvertones
and sing along with. So when Murray
Kellum introduced his cowboy hero
with the opening lines, “Well I’m a
long tall Texan, I ride a big, white
when negotiations
broke down,
Simmons volunteered
to record it. Now
does that sound like
some of Casey’s
trivia or what?
The infectious
“Haunted House was
one of the few novelty
songs that teens could
not only sing, but could
also dance to. Even
Van Broussard
played it at
Moonlight.
I was just never
sure what a
“haint” was
in the line,
“Ain’t no haint gonna run me off.”
6. (Tie) My Boomerang Won’t
5. The Camp Granada
Song by Allan
Sherman.
“Hello, Muddah, hello
Faddah,” begins the
ultimate summer camp
song based on letters
Sherman received from
his own whining son
when the boy was sent
off to camp.
Among the song’s disasters
are a camper named Leonard
Skinner “who got ptomaine
poisoning last night
after dinner”, and
another called Jeffrey
Hardy for whom
“They’re about to
organize a searching
party”.
But being the rhyme
scheme addict that
I am, I am obliged
to include my
favorite lines,
“Now I don’t want
this should scare
ya’, But my
bunkmate has malaria…”
Now you try to think up
another rhyme for malaria.
hoss
then we could answer right
4. Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow

“Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars…” Casey Kasem’s signature sign-off. Casey Kasem signed off for the last time on June 15, 2014, leaving us veteran radio listeners mourning the loss of the classic voice of the “American Top 40” and a younger generation missing the voice of “Shaggy” Rogers in the TV cartoon “Scooby-Doo”. On July 4, 1970, Kasem launched his weekly program on which he counted down from #40 on the pop charts to #1. But the show was not just about the countdown. Kasem mixed in flashbacks, biographical information and trivia about the artists and their music, and due to his “always friendly and upbeat” baritone voice, the “Top 40” soon went nationwide. Kasem’s shows were required listening for steamy July days of yore, especially when hanging out at the beach listening to good old-time rock and roll on your transistor radio. But alas, here we are in the modern-day, lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer and all we have to listen to is “Lil Boosie’s” hit list-and that’s not one you want to be included on. But don’t despair. Welcome to Wild Bill’s Billboard of Hits-songs that contain no profanity, no derogatory comments about women and no racial slurs. We’re talking about the silly songs of summer here with classic titles like Sam the Sham’s “Wooly Booly” and Roger Miller’s “Dang Me”. And unfortunately, just like a midsummer night’s All-Star Baseball Game, somebody has to get left out. So if you’re looking for the nonsensical but non-musical “They’re Coming to Take Me Away” by Napoleon XIV, look elsewhere. We’re talking about big-time lyrics set to more music than just a tambourine here. And if you aren’t familiar with the songs of the late 50’s and early 60’s, then just Google the damn items and be done with it. For the rest of you faithful readers, I proudly present Wild Bill’s 10 Greatest Novelty Hits/Artists of all time. By the way, the number one hit on Casey Kasem’s first show was Three Dog Night’s “Mama Told Me Not to Come”-a song written by the legendary Randy Newman about a warning we’d all heard before. In my best Kasem voice…”And at number 10 this week…”

10. “Say Man” by Bo Diddley.

A tribute to the late, great Bo Diddley who changed an entire generation of guitar pickers, this upbeat walking- talking number features a lively dialog between two trash-talking friends. The insults range from the clever- “That’s all right, my mama

along with the background singers, “He rides from Texas on a big, white hoss…” See how easy that was. This one-hit wonder would have made the list for the final stanza alone when a lonesome voice asks the musical question, “Oh, Roy, oh Roy is you the law?”

7. Haunted House by Gene

Simmons. Jumpin’ Gene Simmons was the lead singer for the Bill Black (No, not Buckskin.) Combo in the ‘60’s and is not to be confused with the teacher-turned Kiss member of the same name. The song “Haunted House” was first offered to another Memphis- based rocker Domingo Samudio- later to be known as “Sam the Sham”, but

Come Back and Tie Me Kangaroo Down. Americans certainly didn’t have a monopoly on novelty hits back in the ‘60’s. A couple of Aussies took their mythical problems from Down Under and turned them into chart toppers on the U.S. rock scene. In 1962, Charlie Drake scored with the story of a banished Aborigine teen who couldn’t make his ornery boomerang come back. How could you not shed Crocodile Dundee tears when the lost lad lamented, “I can ride a kangaroo, make kinkajou stew, But I’m a big disgrace to the Aborigine race, My boomerang won’t come back. Rolf Harris followed suit in 1963 with the last requests of a dying Australian stockman who not only

wants his friends to “Tie Me Kangaroo Down” after he’s gone but

Polka Dot Bikini. When you consider that this Brian Hyland classic knocked Brenda Lee’s “I’m Sorry” out of Billboard’s top spot in August of 1960, you get some idea of the power of summer silliness. The shy teen in the song bought the skimpy bathing suit because it seemed a good idea at the time but now she’s having second thoughts about the amount of exposure she’s going to reveal. She cautiously moves from the locker to a blanket to the shore and finally makes it into the water. But now she faces a new dilemma. “Now she’s afraid to come out of the water, And I wonder what she’s

gonna do. Now she’s afraid to come out of the water, And the poor little

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girl’s turning blue…” Now what could possibly knock a novelty song of that caliber out of the number one spot on the charts? In 1960 it was some guy named Elvis Presley singing “It’s Now or Never”- perhaps as some advice to our bikini wearer.

3. Purple People Eater by Sheb

Wooley. Did the one-eyed, one-horned flying monster only eat purple people? Or was he the color purple and did not discriminate in his diet? Inquiring minds want to know. But in the late 50’s no one seemed to care. The catchy beat reflected the “Happy Days” of the era and the words fueled the public’s fascination with aliens and flying saucers at the time. And in keeping with the frivolous tone of the song, the flying purple people eater doesn’t eat a single

person of any color and goes on to get a job in a rock and roll band. In fact, Wooley tells us he saw the invader on a TV show. “He was blowing it out, really knocking ‘em dead, playing rock and roll music through the horn on his head…” As a side note, the vaunted Minnesota Viking defense of the ‘60’s and ‘70’s became known as the “Purple People Eaters”.

2. Ray Stevens.

Where do you start? Do you favor “Ahab the Arab” (Try singing that one in today’s politically-correct world run amok.)? Or do you like “Guitarzan” who’s got “a pet monkey that likes to get drunky and sing boogie woogie and it sounds real funkie…” I know “The Streak” was probably Ray’s best seller (“Don’t look, Ethel!”), but one of his more serious songs “Everything is Beautiful” won a Grammy in 1970. And who cared if he used canned laughter on most of his records. The laughter on this side of the radio was real indeed.

1. David Seville and the Chipmunks. Can you picture a young David Seville in 1958 playing records (You know, kids, those big, black CD’s.) at 78 RPM’s instead of 33 or 45 revolutions per minute? The result was a high-pitched, sped-up version of the song that made everybody laugh.

So when David recorded a song called “Witch Doctor” about a guy who was unlucky at love until the witch doctor gave him some magic words, it was only natural that the prescription was recorded in the high-pitched voice. “Oo-ee, oo-ah-ah, ting-tang, walla- walla bing-bang…” The song was a huge success and Seville decided to follow it up with a complete album in the high-pitched voices featuring the skills of a chip- munk trio-Simon, Theodore and Alvin. Dave Clark played one of the “group’s” holiday tunes on American Bandstand’s rate-a-record segment and it received a score of 37 out of 100 because “the kids just couldn’t dance to it”. The public apparently disagreed. In just six months after its release, “The Chipmunk Song or Christmas, Don’t Be Late” sold more than four million records and won three Grammys. Now 50-some odd years later, Alvin and the Chipmunks are still entertaining young fans with a TV series, movies and a video game. That longevity alone should be enough to make you number one.

Epilog-

Two apologies-If this piece was too wordy for your attention span, I was just trying to incorporate some of Casey’s history and trivia into the article. Remember-he did 40 songs- I only did 10. Secondly, if I left out one of your favorite novelty songs, please dress up in “Chantilly Lace” and form a posse of “Alley Oop”, “Mr. Custer” and “King Henry the Eighth” and meet me on the veranda at Sammy’s Grill to file a formal complaint. Just make sure to bring your turntable, some old 45’s and a tub of cold Miller Lite to toast to Casey Kasem-the greatest DJ that ever lived.

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There are 173 day from July 4th to Christmas.

The inventor of the cruise control was blind.

An alligator can go through2,000 to 3,000 teeth in a lifetime.

Potatoes have more chromosomes than humans.

It takes 4-5 hours for your body to return to its normal temperatureafter doing exercise.

There is a city called Rome on every continent.

There are about 450 types of cheese in the world. 240 come from France.

President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.

The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight

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There are twice as many kangaroos in Australia as there are people. The kangaroo population is estimated at about 40 million.

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Doc Kennedy

I guess we all have met people in our lives that we thought were very special to us. When I was around twelve years old I met a man named “Doc Kennedy”. It was in February in Grand Isle and my dad had taken me to Caminada Pass to fish for red- fish. Doc was from Baton Rouge and my ole man somewhat knew him. He was running Bridge Side Marina at the time and had a small charter boat. While listening to their conversation about where to fish, and his future plans for life on the island, I immedi- ately accepted him as a very special person. Somehow, I knew that my relationship with this person was just beginning. Years passed by and I became old enough to do things on my own. Doc had given up his Bridge Side relation- ship and had built a fifty-one foot wooden charter boat that he named the “Wahoo”. He had become a Grand Isle resident and the charter boat industry was in its “hay day”. My friends and I chartered Doc sever- al times a year and we became very good friends. He had a cabin on the side of his house that customers could rent for an overnight stay. For certain rodeos we would charter the “Wahoo” for three, four or five days in a row. On these trips we stayed on the boat. We were a pretty wild group of young men back then and Doc would let us do our thing. We loved being with him and our experiences on the Gulf with him were unbelievable. Our group won several fishing rodeo divi- sions throughout the years. Even though he accepted our wild ways, we’d become close enough that he would give us a first rate ass chew- ing if one of us did something that he did not approve of. The little cabin on the side of Doc’s house became a favorite vacation desti- nation for my young family. For years we rented the place to fish, crab, shrimp, swim and enjoy life. It was always a pleasure to enjoy a week or so with Doc and his lovely wife Lou. Those were the good years. The offshore charter boat industry began to loose its grip, to some extent, for several reasons, and Doc turned to offshore commercial fishing to make a pay check. I was out of work for periods of time during those days and that’s when I became a part of Doc and Mrs. Lou’s family. Doc hired me as his deckhand. The little cabin became my home away from home. When we left the dock we would stay out in the Gulf until the weather would run us out. When the weather was bad, I ate with Doc and

Lou and stayed in the cabin. To this day, that was the hardest I’ve ever worked in my life and I didn’t make very much money. It may be hard to understand that, but that was the most enjoyable job and experience that I’ve had in my life. On a cold February day after return- ing from a two-day trip, Mrs. Lou informed me at supper that my wife had called with information concern- ing a job back home. I told her I did- n’t want to accept the job. She looked at me with that look that most mature adult women would have, and said “you two are barely making ends meet. You need to accept the job and go home to your family. When it’s over, come back and continue fish- ing”. I knew that she was right so I packed up and went home. That two week job has lasted for twenty four years and that was the last of my deck hand experience. Sometime later Doc sold the Wahoo and went to work for his friend Charlie Hardison, as a charter boat captain. It was during that stint that Doc Kennedy caught the world record red snapper. It was a beautiful speci- men weighing in at 50lb 4 oz. It was caught in June 1996. My family and I just to happened to be staying at Docs little cabin that weekend and did get to see the incredible fish. As I looked at that fish it was comforting to know that someone of this stature was so deserving to accomplish such a feat. I know records are made to be broken, but I hope that one remains forever. One thing that will remain forever with me until my death is the memo- ries and love and respect that I have for those people. They’re no longer on this earth, but they’ll be in my heart and mind forever.

Till next time Thanks y’all

James “Goosie” Guice

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Inshore Trips Consist of leaving out at 6 am and fishing for specks and reds,

Inshore Trips

Consist of leaving out at 6 am and fishing for specks and reds, occasionally drum and sheephead as well, arriving back at the dock for 3pm. Trips consist of live bait and artificial techniques Live bait, ice, tackle, included. If you have a favorite rod by all means bring it. Food and drinks available upon request.

Colder months we usually fish Leeville and Golden Meadow marshes. Warmer months we typically fish Barataria and Timbalier bays, beaches, and the western barrier islands.

Offshore Trips

Consist of leaving out at 6 am and arriving back at the dock between 4-6pm. These trips are the most commonly booked trips, we generally target bottom species, live bait mangrove fish , and troll the rip when in season. Fish you can expect to catch on these trips include snapper, grouper, amberjack, wahoo, blackfin tuna, lemon fish, dolphin.

On these trips we generally travel up to 60 miles out.

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Captain Chad Reinhardt Chad Reinhardt was born and raised on the waters of South Louisiana.

Captain Chad Reinhardt

Chad Reinhardt was born and raised on the waters of South Louisiana. He began deck handing in high school on vari- ous charter boats in Cocodrie, Venice, Grand Isle and Fouchon areas. Chad has been fishing Inshore, Offshore and Blue water trips for Cajun Made since 2009. He enjoys catching fish more than the customers and will do what is necessary to make your trip with Cajun Made a memorable experience.

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By Tracy
By Tracy

It is said that imitation is the highest form of flattery. To have the world appreciate “you” to such a degree as to model themselves in your likeness with the same dress, hair, walk, even talk. That indeed is powerful flattery. But who would admire another “equal” human being to such a degree as to alter themselves to become

someone else?

would, it turns out.

Most of us

As a culture, we celebrate all those who celebrate themselves. Many celebrities on TV or in magazines have lived a life with one purpose- themselves. They have forsaken the rigors of

day-to-day obligations and responsibilities like car pools and checkout lanes and instead have focused entirely on their own desires. And it worked for them because the world scampers to get a glimpse or capture a photo or two. We follow their every move and hang on their every word. Marketing companies understand our fascination with celebrities, too. They oftentimes will use them as spokespersons to move a product or even sway our political decisions. We hold those who celebrate themselves in extremely high

regard.

fantastic because they act

like they are. like them….”

“They must be

Oh to be

Now, with social media we can all be celebrities. Or at

least imitate the idea of being a celebrity. We friend- request and chalk up 500 friends or more to prove we’re popular and have a following. Anything less could be deemed a social loser. And like real celebrities, we don’t actually know most of these

people.

random thought we have because we insist the world

wants to hear our insight. Publicists can quote our

thoughts when they write our biography, which of course

will become a movie.

take and post a million photographs of ourselves

(selfies) because there’s not an actual paparazzi following us

to do it.

of how fun and interesting is our life, but in reality, it’d

probably be more believable if we were actually out there

living it.

some of our mundane obligations like spending time nurturing loved ones so that we can check our fan-base and answer their requests for more.

We post every

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We post comments

We even neglect

Oh yes, we made it. We are all celebrity superstars. Just ask us.

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Little Ella is 3 years old and will be going to Disney Jacorey gave up
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Little Addie is 3 years old and will be going to Disney; she was interviewed
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Cooking Gourmet at Home

with SNO’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS

Cooking Gourmet at Home with SNO’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS Dill Shrimp Crostinis Prep Time: 20 minutes

Dill Shrimp Crostinis

Prep Time:

20 minutes

Servings:

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Shrimp Crostinis Prep Time: 20 minutes Servings: 15 servings Ingredients: • 1 pound fresh boiled gulf

Ingredients:

• 1 pound fresh boiled gulf shrimp (90/110 count)

• 1 medium red onion (diced)

• ½ cup dill weed (finely chopped)

• 2 cups mayonnaise

• 1 cup sour cream

• 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)

• 3 loaves French bread (10-12 inches)

• ¼ cup Olive oil

• Juice of 1 lemon

• Salt and Pepper to taste

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Method:

Heat your oven to 400 degrees. Thinly slice French bread then

lay on baking pan. Drizzle the olive oil over the sliced bread,

then bake for 5 minutes or until bread is golden brown. Let

the bread cool for 10 minutes. In a mixing bowl combine the

shrimp, diced onion, chopped dill, mayonnaise, sour cream, and

cream cheese then mix well. Season the mixture with salt and

pepper. Squeeze in the lemon juice and mix well. Allow to sit

in the refrigerator for 5 minutes before serving. When you are

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