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JUNE 2014, VOL. 12 ISSUE 4

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JAMBALAYA FESTIVAL

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SWEET EYES W/ TANYA

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UMRH RIBBON CUTTING

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BILL DELAUNE

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THOUGHTS FROM BULLY

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JAMMIN’ WITH GOOSIE

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Publisher’s note: There were so many good photos we took this year we will display
Publisher’s note: There were so many good photos we took this year we will display additional photos in the July issue.
The good photos were taken by Staff Photographer Jimmy Dunkley and the rest of the good photos shown
in the article were taken by Mike Strong, Publisher.
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Congratulations Jambalaya Association,
you have done it again. This year’s
47th Annual Festival was a huge success.
I have been attending the Jambalaya Festival for
40 plus years and this year’s festival seemed to have
it all. The food, the events, and the entertainment
was one of the most diversified festivals I’ve
ever experienced.
It’s been a long time coming for the festival to
build up to the excitement that once was held in
the streets of downtown Gonzales. This year, I
believe, proved to me that the festival is back and
is bigger and better than ever.
A wide variety of entertainment from bands like
Hai Karate, Eddie Smith
and Chee Weez rocked
the stage while home
town favorite
bands such as
Van & Grace
Broussard,
Kenny Fife

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and Na Na Sha kept our dancing shoes moving. Robert “Hoss” Reine and his helper
and Na Na Sha kept our dancing shoes moving. Robert “Hoss” Reine and his helper
and Na Na Sha kept our dancing shoes moving. Robert “Hoss” Reine and his helper
and Na Na Sha kept our dancing shoes moving. Robert “Hoss” Reine and his helper

and Na Na Sha kept our dancing shoes moving. Robert “Hoss” Reine and his helper son, Brett “Hoss Fly” Reine are the 2014 World Champion Jambalaya Cooks. In addition, Congratulations

go out to Kevin Braud and his cooking Partner Berkley Parent for winning the Champ of Champs Cooking Contest. Throughout my time at the festival I ran into to old school Gonzales friends that always

I ran into to old school Gonzales friends that always make a reference to the Festival
I ran into to old school Gonzales friends that always make a reference to the Festival
I ran into to old school Gonzales friends that always make a reference to the Festival
I ran into to old school Gonzales friends that always make a reference to the Festival

make a reference to the Festival that was once downtown Gonzales. Everybody likes to talk about the days of old. The success was judged by the garbage left in the street. As exciting as

those days were the current Jambalaya Festival represents Gonzales 2014 and our community. It’s clean, organized, and full of musical entetainment. Along with the good time the festival

2014 and our community. It’s clean, organized, and full of musical entetainment. Along with the good

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represents a commitment to the claim Jambalaya Capital of the World. The Mini-Pot Jambalaya Cooking
represents a commitment to the claim Jambalaya Capital of the World. The Mini-Pot Jambalaya Cooking
represents a commitment to the claim Jambalaya Capital of the World. The Mini-Pot Jambalaya Cooking
represents a commitment to the claim Jambalaya Capital of the World. The Mini-Pot Jambalaya Cooking

represents a commitment to the claim Jambalaya Capital of the World. The Mini-Pot Jambalaya Cooking Contest at the 47th Annual Jambalaya Festival was

held under the shade of trees on South Irma Boulevard in front of the Knights of Columbus Hall. Youngsters and adults competed in one of the festivals most popular event. Cooking in

in one of the festivals most popular event. Cooking in mini pots started in the 1970s,
in one of the festivals most popular event. Cooking in mini pots started in the 1970s,
in one of the festivals most popular event. Cooking in mini pots started in the 1970s,

mini pots started in the 1970s, and is an event everyone enjoys and families can participate in it together. Proceeds from the mini-pot contest benefit the Dream Day

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Foundation for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. While at the the festival I saw many
Foundation for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. While at the the festival I saw many
Foundation for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. While at the the festival I saw many
Foundation for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. While at the the festival I saw many
Foundation for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. While at the the festival I saw many

Foundation for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. While at the the festival I saw many friends. There was Mark and Denette, Miles and Jason. Eric and Stump were there too. There were Queens, dreams and Hot Rod Machines. Grace and Van Broussard played together as Bucktown Allstars made us forget about the hot weather. If you are new to the area and have never attended the festival you are missing a good time. Along with the cooking and dancing there are car shows, art shows, and carnival rides. Next year give the festival a try. You will experience a good time and truly understand why Gonzales is

‘The Jambalaya Capital of the World’.

why Gonzales is ‘The Jambalaya Capital of the World’. IT WA S GRE AT TO S
why Gonzales is ‘The Jambalaya Capital of the World’. IT WA S GRE AT TO S
why Gonzales is ‘The Jambalaya Capital of the World’. IT WA S GRE AT TO S
why Gonzales is ‘The Jambalaya Capital of the World’. IT WA S GRE AT TO S
why Gonzales is ‘The Jambalaya Capital of the World’. IT WA S GRE AT TO S

IT WA S GRE AT TO S E E FATHER’S AND DA UGHTER’S COOK ING TOGE THE R

is ‘The Jambalaya Capital of the World’. IT WA S GRE AT TO S E E
is ‘The Jambalaya Capital of the World’. IT WA S GRE AT TO S E E
is ‘The Jambalaya Capital of the World’. IT WA S GRE AT TO S E E
is ‘The Jambalaya Capital of the World’. IT WA S GRE AT TO S E E

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Gift Guide for Dads & Grads with Layne Gautreau Traditionally, Father’s Day and school graduations

Gift Guide for Dads & Grads

with Layne Gautreau

Traditionally, Father’s Day and school graduations are celebrated during the month of June.

Father’s Day

Today, gentlemen prefer jewel- ry. Dressing up is in. Dressing down is out. Some of the most popular Father’s Day jewelry items include cuff-links, dress or sport watches, money clips, key rings, signet or gemstone

rings, gold ID bracelets, birthstone tie tacks, and pocket accessories decorated with sports, hobby or professional designs.

Graduation Day

with sports, hobby or professional designs. Graduation Day For graduates, personalized jewelry is a wonderful way

For graduates, personalized jewelry is a wonderful way to say “congratulations.” Boys will appreciate a high-tech sport watch, engraved signet ring, silver ID bracelet or key ring.

watch, engraved signet ring, silver ID bracelet or key ring. Girls will love any form of
watch, engraved signet ring, silver ID bracelet or key ring. Girls will love any form of

Girls will love any form of pearl jewelry, charm bracelets, add-a-gem necklaces, photo lockets, or a birthstone rings.

Independence Day

For patriotic men and women, there’s a wide variety of red, white and blue jewelry available for displaying national pride. These include pins, pendants, charms, belt buckles, earrings, and tie tacks.

Did You Know? Ask the Jeweler…

What is a Diamond’s Window?

One of the first steps in cutting a rough diamond involves polishing a small flat section or “window” so that the cutter can microscopically examine the gem’s interior. This helps the

cutter decide how to get the best cut from the diamond.

What are Calibrated Gems?

These are diamonds and colored gemstones that are precision cut to conform to standard or fixed sizes … sometimes to a fraction of a millimeter. This results in easier matching and faster, more accurate setting of the gems.

What is Milgraining?

The term “milgrain” means “a thousand beads.” This delicate pattern is often used as an ornamental edging in gold jew- elry such as around the rims of wedding bands, brooches and pins. The pattern is made by rolling a miniature steel wheel over a ridge of gold which then creates a row of tiny beads.

What is Silk?

Silk is a term jewelers use to describe very fine, almost invisi- ble, shimmering streaks in the grain of rubies and sapphires. It can only be seen under a powerful lens or polarized light. The presence of silk shows the gem is genuine.

sapphires. It can only be seen under a powerful lens or polarized light. The presence of

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God’s gift to Earth I think one of the very first times I tried essential

God’s gift to Earth

I think one of the very first

times I tried essential oils was

about 18 years ago, and I remember going to a spot called Earth Savers in Baton Rouge. I remember buying this great potted perfume oil made of Tuberose. It was so rich and decadent, I think I was hooked. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to work for an affiliate of a company that made their own essential oils. I got to experiment with many different oils and soon began to realize their benefit.

your research on a particular oil, like benefits and side effects, before using it for medicinal purposes. Quick tip:

Some essentials can be applied topically, while others can be placed on the inside of a gelatin capsule for oral consumption.

Here are some popular oils I’ve used and their uses:

Eucalyptus

This oil is commonly known as Eucalyptus or Blue Gum Oil. This plant is well known. As a matter of fact, some homes keep this dried branch out as a fragrant accent.

Eucalyptus treats respiratory and sinus infections, viral infections, Candida, acne,

One thing I’ve learned in more recent years is that

not all essential oils created equal, because true oils can be expensive. So,

if you’re

looking for a natural cure for something that ails you, make sure you

purchase pure

essential oils by

a reputable

company. Also, make sure you do

oils by a reputable company. Also, make sure you do bronchitis, rheumatism and arthritis, muscle aches

bronchitis, rheumatism and arthritis, muscle aches and pains, diabetes, measles, migraines, ulcers, wounds, ear inflammation and iris inflammation.

I’ve used essential eucalyptus oil on my neck and back before applying a heating pad for muscle aches and pains. I’ve also applied it to the inside of my nose for more relieved breathing during colds and sinus infections.

respiratory infections, high blood pressure, menstrual prob- lems,PMS, skin conditions, cho- lesterol reduction, and reducing excess oil on skin.

I suffer with monthly migranes, which can be painful. I often apply a couple of drops to each temple and massage for instant relaxation and a calming effect.

and massage for instant relaxation and a calming effect. Garlic In the 19th century Louis Pasteur

Garlic

In the 19th century Louis Pasteur discovered garlic’s anti bacterial properties. I suppose you’ve got to weight smelling like garlic versus the great benefits this bulb offers. It’s a natural antibiotic and antioxidant.

Garlic helps with hair, skin, nails, ear aches, cardiovascular health, acne, immune system, ear infections and even cancer.

It’s best to do your research before taking any type of

It’s best to do your research before taking any type of Lavender This oil is in

Lavender

This oil is in most of night time lotions, candles, and fragrant room sprays. Lavender assists with hair loss, burns, nervous tension,

supplement. Supplements and herbs can interfere with certain medications. Also, everyone reacts differently to different supplements. Certainly do your research before taking anything and follow the instructions

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A good quality, even organic, oil will cost you anywhere from $12.00 to $50.00 (estimate) depend- ing on the type of herb, quality, size of bottle and manufacturer.

specifically.

I’ve recently started a good quality garlic oil; however, I realized that my sweat and even my skin started to smell like garlic after a few days. When I stopped taking it, it even took a few days to go away. I may try taking the garlic again, but

Some of my favorite health food store stops are: Horn of Plenty in Gonzales Vitamin Shoppe and Whole Foods in Baton Rouge. So experiment with some of these herbal oils for aromatherapy or even medicinal purposes. God gave them to us for a reason!

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EATEL 2014 Top Scholars Recognized

EATEL recently partnered with the Ascension and Livingston Parish School systems to host the 2014 Top Scholar’s Banquet. The eighth annual event recognized the academic suc- cess of six high school students, as well as the teachers they selected as having been most influential in their lives. In addition, EATEL presented each student with a $250 gift card to use towards future academic supplies. The students’ chosen teachers received a $50 gift card for classroom purchases. The recognized Top Scholars and their honored teachers included:

Michael Favorite, Donaldsonville High School

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4.4 GPA (on a 5-point grading scale)

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Plans to attend Louisiana State University & major in Mechanical Engineering

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Honored his teacher: Barry Whittington of Donaldsonville High School

Allison Petite, East Ascension High School

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4.66 GPA (on a 5-point grading scale)

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Plans to attend Louisiana State University & major in Mathematics

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Honored her teacher Jamie Andrews of East Ascension High School

Rachel Gautreaux, St. Amant High School

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4.75 GPA (on a 5-point grading scale)

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Plans to attend Louisiana Tech University & major in Chemical Engineering

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Honored her teacher: Daniel Hidalgo of St. Amant High School

Hira Hasan, Dutchtown High School

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4.76 GPA (on a 5-point grading scale)

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Plans to attend Louisiana State University & major in Biomedical Engineering

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Honored her teacher: Mark Ebarb of Dutchtown High School

Ivyleigh Garland, Maurepas High School

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Brianna Reeves, French Settlement High School

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Plans to attend Southeastern Louisiana University & major in Art Teacher Education

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Honored her teacher: Jennifer Draper of French Settlement High School

“How often do students have the opportunity to have dinner with their family, school administrators, and their favorite teacher?” asked Ashley Phillips, EATEL Chief Operating Officer. “We’re proud to be able to host this experience for them. These

top scholars are not only successful in their studies. They are also very civic minded outside of the classroom, giv- ing back to the community which has given so much to them.” Livingston Parish Superintendent

of Schools mirrored that sentiment.

“Experience has taught me that when you find a young person who has excelled academically, you almost always find that he or she is also actively involved in many activities at school, church, and in their commu- nities,” Watson said as he addressed the audience. Held at Sno’s Restaurant in Gonzales, the evening included din- ner and a video presentation featur- ing the top scholars. Jenny Heroman, EATEL Community Coordinator, emceed the event. “As I look at your accomplish- ments and I heard your passion in the video presentation, I know that sitting here in this room are our next great innovators, our next great cre- ators, our next great entrepreneurs,” Ascension Parish Superintendent of Schools Patrice Pujol affirmed. “I know that the people sitting at the table with you have had a great influence on who you are and have helped to shape you. I encourage you to use that great foundation to go out there and attack the issues and problems of our world in the fabulous opportunities that lie ahead of you.”

in the fabulous opportunities that lie ahead of you.” (L to R): Brianna Reeves of French

(L to R): Brianna Reeves of French Settlement High School, Allison Petite of East Ascension High School, Michael Favorite of Donaldsonville High School, Rachel Gautreaux of St. Amant High School, Ivyleigh Garland of Maurepas High School, and Hira Hasan of Dutchtown High School.

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Wisdom Teeth

By Calvin Bessonet, DDS,FAGD

Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, are the last teeth to erupt in your mouth. This general- ly occurs between the ages of 17 and 25, a time of life that has been called the "Age of Wisdom." Anthropologists note that the rough diet of early humans result- ed in the excessive wear of their teeth. Normal drifting of the teeth to compensate for this wear ensured that space was available for most wisdom teeth to erupt by adolescence. The modern diet, which is much softer, and the pop- ularity of orthodontic tooth straightening procedures produce a fuller dental arch, which quite commonly doesn't leave room for the wisdom teeth to erupt, thereby setting the stage for problems when the final four molars enter the mouth.

What is an Impacted Tooth?

Complications such as infection, damage to adjacent teeth and the formation of cysts may arise from impacted teeth. A tooth becomes impacted when there is a lack of space in the dental arch and its growth and eruption are prevented by overlying gum, bone or another tooth.

How Serious is an Impacted Tooth?

Impacted teeth can be painful and lead to infection.They may also crowd or damage adjacent teeth or roots. More serious problems may occur if the sac surrounding the impacted tooth becomes filled with fluid and enlarges to form a cyst. As the cyst grows it may hollow out the jaw and permanently damage adjacent teeth, the surrounding bone and nerves. Rarely, if a cyst is not treated, a tumor may develop from its walls and a more serious surgical procedure may be required to remove it. Despite the considerable concern regarding impacted third molars, a recent study finds that third molars which have broken through the tissue and erupted into the mouth in a normal, upright position may be as prone to disease as those third molars that remain impacted.

Must the Tooth Come Out if it Hasn't Caused Any Problems Yet?

Not all problems related to third molars are painful or visible. Damage can occur without your being aware of it. As wisdom teeth grow, their roots become longer, the teeth become more difficult to remove and complications become more

likely. In addition, impacted wisdom teeth are more likely to cause problems as patients age. No one can predict when third molar complications will occur, but when they do, the circumstances can be much more painful and the teeth more difficult to treat.

When Should I Have My Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Wisdom teeth are easier to remove when the patient is younger, since their roots are not completely formed, the surrounding bone is softer, and there is less chance of damaging nearby nerves or other structures. Removal of wisdom teeth at a later age becomes more complicated as the roots have fully developed (may involve the nerve), and the jawbone is denser.

It isn't wise to wait until your wisdom teeth start to bother you. In general, earlier removal of wisdom teeth results in a less complicated healing process. The AAOMS study strongly recommends that wisdom teeth be removed by the time the patient is a young adult in order to prevent future problems and to ensure optimal healing.The researchers found that older patients may be at greater risk for disease, including periodontitis, in the tissues surrounding the third

molars and adjacent teeth. Periodontal infections, such as those observed in this study, may affect your general health.

What Happens During Surgery?

Before surgery, your dentist will discuss with you what to expect. This is a good time to ask questions or express your concerns. It is especially important to let the doctor know about any illness you have and medications you are taking. The relative ease with which a wisdom tooth may be removed depends on several conditions, including the position of the tooth and root development. Most wisdom tooth extractions are performed in the office under local anesthesia, oral or intravenous sedation. Your dentist will discuss the anesthetic option t hat is right for you.

What Happens after Surgery?

Following surgery, you may experience some swelling and mild discomfort, which are part of the normal healing process. Cold compresses may help decrease the swelling, and medication prescribed by your dentist can help manage the discomfort. You may be instructed to modify your diet following surgery and later progress to more normal foods.

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YOUR ESTATE MATTERS Interdiction – the Civil Death Penalty - Part 1 “A judgment of interdiction

Interdiction

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“A judgment of interdiction is, in the final analysis, a pronounce- ment of civil death without the dubious advantage of an inscription on a tombstone.” The above quote comes from the Louisiana Supreme Court case of Doll vs. Doll and shows just what an impact a judgment of interdic- tion has on a person. In order to understand why a judgment of interdiction has such a profound impact, it’s necessary to understand what an interdiction is and how it affects a person’s rights. This article will address those issues.

By Linda Melancon

Interdiction Defined.

You likely are familiar with the concept of an interdiction but know it by another name. In most states, an interdiction is called a guardianship. Guardianships are necessary to protect individuals who do not have capacity to take care of themselves or to manage their finances properly. The incapacity may be caused by a life-long

disability, it may be caused by an accident or it may come about as

a result of age-related dementia.

Regardless of the cause, whenever persons over the age of 18 cannot take care of themselves or properly manage their affairs and

they have not previously executed

a power of attorney appointing

someone to take care of them, an interdiction may be needed. Just as a guardianship has a different name in Louisiana, the person

appointed as the guardian also has

a different name – that person is called a “curator.”

Limited Versus Full Interdiction.

When a person is able to take care of either his person or his property but is unable to take

care of both of those things, a limited interdiction may be appropriate. A limited interdic- tion only takes away rights in one of those areas. For instance, in one Louisiana court case a man who was physically disabled was unable to manage his care needs and he was not receiving proper health care. This man was, however, able to manage his finances. In court, he argued that all of his rights should not be taken away as he could manage his property and the court agreed and granted a limited interdiction which appointed someone to only be responsible for his care needs.

A full interdiction, however, takes away all of a person’s rights to care for both his person and his finances. It takes away his rights to enter into contracts, to marry, to sue and be sued and to make any decisions at all about self- care. Once interdicted, there is also a presumption that he does not have the capacity to execute a will although that presumption can be overcome by proving by clear and convincing evidence that he did have the capacity to execute the will at the time it was signed. In other words, once fully interdicted, a person loses control over almost all aspects of his life. For this reason, a full interdiction is known as the civil death penalty.

Interdiction Procedure.

Although the rules regarding interdiction are quite complicated since its result is so severe, the most important thing to remember about an interdiction is that it is a regular lawsuit and formalities relating to lawsuits must be followed. To file an interdiction proceeding, it will be necessary for the person seeking to file the interdiction (known as the “petitioner”) to hire a lawyer to file the lawsuit asking the court to appoint him as the curator of the person who lacks capacity. During the time the lawsuit is pending, this person will be known as the defendant. Once the lawyer files the lawsuit, it will be personally served on the defendant by the sheriff’s office and the defendant will have 15 days within which to file an answer denying that he needs to have someone appointed to manage his affairs. If he does not file an answer within that 15 day period, the judge will then appoint another attorney to represent the defendant so the judge can be sure the defendant really needs to have a curator appointed.

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If you have a digital thermostat you may want to pay close attention to the following arti- cle. This information was sent to me from Webb Wartell with Old Republic Home Warranty.

corner. There are three or four buttons to the right and three or four more buttons below the thermostat screen.

Recalled thermostats do not show a battery icon on the left side of the blue lighted screen.

Only thermostats without a battery iconare subject to recall.

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If you own one of these brands, check your thermostat for the battery icon on the left-hand side of the blue lighted screen. If the battery icon is not shown, contact White- Rodgers to receive a free repair or a replacement thermostat.

White-Rodgers, a major ther- mostat provider, has recalled over 1 million thermostats in the United States and Canada due to a fire hazard caused by alkaline batteries leaking onto the thermostat’s circuit board.

batteries leaking onto the thermostat’s circuit board. Which Thermostats are Subject to Recall? The digital

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The East Ascension High Classes
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UMRHAddsVitalPiecetoAscensionMedicalCare Patient care for the citizens of Ascension Parish and its surrounding area

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Patient care for the citizens of Ascension Parish and its surrounding area officially took a major step forward recently with the ribbon cutting ceremony for the United Medical Rehabilitation Hospital in Gonzales. Ideally located at 333 Worthey Rd., across from the Eatel building, UMRH brings a vital piece to the puzzle of health care for the region. It will provide an acute inpatient rehabilitation program

heretofore not available in our community.

Owner John Mills and VP of Operations Herman Frank welcomed officials and dignitaries from the medical field as well as from local government to usher in a new era of medical service in Ascension. Among those attending were City of Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux, City of Gonzales

Councilman Kenny Matassa, Ascension Parish Chief Adminstrative Officer Ken Dawson, Ascension Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Sherrie Despino, Chamber Members and Ambassadors, and many others. Mr Mills and Mr. Frank were joined in the cele- bration by some of the key staff members of the hospital includ- ing VP of Clinical Operations Cyrilla Bonds, Director of Nursing Mary Cortez, Assistant

Director of Nursing Melissa Reynolds, Marketing Director Jennifer Bercegeay, and Clinical Liaison Lynn Redmon.

If you are interested in receiving more information about the mission and services offered by UMRH, call 225-450-2775 or email Herman Frank at hfrank@umrhospital.com.

about the mission and services offered by UMRH, call 225-450-2775 or email Herman Frank at hfrank@umrhospital.com.
about the mission and services offered by UMRH, call 225-450-2775 or email Herman Frank at hfrank@umrhospital.com.
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about the mission and services offered by UMRH, call 225-450-2775 or email Herman Frank at hfrank@umrhospital.com.
about the mission and services offered by UMRH, call 225-450-2775 or email Herman Frank at hfrank@umrhospital.com.
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40% of the patients do not have to meet
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Wanted-Paul McCartney-Dead or Alive

“I read the news today-oh boy…” From “A Day in the Life” by the Beatles. So there it was-tucked away in an obscure corner of page 10B of an uneventful Tuesday paper underneath Pat Shingleton’s erratic weather report, an insignificant four-paragraph story with the headline-“McCartney Show Delayed Until October”. To the post-Woodstock babies-born after the fall of 1969-that headline meant simply that Paul McCartney’s June 19 concert in New Orleans had been moved back to October 11 due to a viral infection. But to a few brave souls who were in their late teens or early 20’s during that last autumn of the turbulent 60’s, those words revived some memories that had long been buried under mounds of dead brain cells. The voices in our collective heads were comparable to some kind of group text as you youngsters know it. “Here we go again-Paul McCartney is dead.” Now before you call the guys with the white jackets to come and take me away, give me a chance to explain in my own rambling manner. The first person I thought of when I read that article was a lovely, young lady named Lindsey Fryoux. Having been raised up solid (I don’t do “reared”.) by her parents Joey and Susan who taught their children well in the appreciation of good music, Lindsey was excitedly anticipating seeing a musical legend like Sir Paul in person. She is well-schooled in Beatles’ history, as are her brothers-a refreshing contrast to one of my for- mer history students who once asked, “Coach, did you know Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings?” Do tell. Anyway, I feel sorry for Lindsey to have to wait until October and if she has a conflict of some kind on that Saturday with LSU and Florida tickets, I’ll be glad to take those off her hands. Now to the second thing that entered my sordid mind-some deeper, darker thoughts that ranged back to a time some 45 years ago… During the 60’s, Gordon, Randall and I were pretty much inseparable. Even when Randall and I were playing ball as part of the “million dollar outfield”, Gordon-who chose to lend his talents to winning the beer-drinking trophy-was always around to support his pards. The triumvirate got broken up when Randall went to Viet Nam and things got a bit unstable on the home front as well. Gordon took a shot at college (USL back then, ULL these days.) and the army but didn’t last long at either. I preceded him to the Lafayette campus by a couple of years but fast women and slow horses led to my being dishonorably discharged in the

by Bill Delaune

to my being dishonorably discharged in the by Bill Delaune spring of ’69. Looking for a

spring of ’69. Looking for a fresh start, we both entered LSU in the fatal fall of that year and commuted to school together each day. Of course, we were both die-hard Beatles’ fans and news and music about the Fab 4 filled our mornings and conversations. One day, a local radio disc jockey changed our lives forever with a few simple words-“Paul McCartney is dead.” As we listened with Boones Farm bated breath, the convincing young man (Everybody trusted DJ’s back then.) claimed that Paul had been killed in a car wreck in November, 1966, and had been replaced with a contest-winning look-alike named William Spears so that the band’s pop- ularity wouldnot suffer. But-he had us hook, line and sinker

by this time-the remaining Beatles had left a series of clues on past albums so that their most ardent fans would know the truth. Now this was the 60’s, boys and girls, and

I did some things that

I’m not proud of-some of which caused the power of suggestion to

increase dramatically in

a clouded brain-but as

this unbelievable story unfolded, Gordon-who knew every word to all seven minutes of “Hey Jude”-and I began to be obsessed with the clues to the improbable mystery. We weren’t the only ones. Rumors began to fly from all over the country-no, world-concerning the cover of the then-recently released album “Abbey Road”. The four Beatles were shown strolling across the titled highway with John Lennon in the lead dressed as a religious fig- ure, Ringo Starr in a black undertak- er’s suit next, Paul-out of step with the others and barefooted-in the third position and George Harrison is a gravedigger’s work shirt and jeans in

fourth. “Dead men wear no shoes,” the radio jock declared quoting an old saying, “and besides, look at the license plate on the Volkswagen in the background-‘IF28’. If Paul were alive he’d be 28 years old.” Now the funeral procession was pretty convincing but I was coming off a bad educational gig at USL and expected to improve drastically at LSU so I didn’t have time to go searching for clues for some far- fetched rumor when I should be in class. But Gordon insisted we get our priorities in order. “Would you rather discover that Paul is really dead or pass Sociology 62 (ironically titled “Deviant Behavior)?” he asked. His selling point was that no one had seen the Beatles play together in three years since their last live concert

play together in three years since their last live concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. Never mind the fact that John had found Yoko, George had found the Maharishi and Ringo had found Barbara Bach. Where was Paul and why were the Beatles leaving clues that we had somehow missed? With a little help from our friends and some mind-altering sub- stances, we began to unravel some of

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the pieces of the puzzle. First of all, we went out and bought new copies of the Beatles’ past albums- concentrating on the three records where most of the evidence supposedly lay. By now the move- ment had a world-wide cult following and each day brought new clues via the media or from some other source. We started with the cover of “Sgt. Pepper” where an entire collage of celebrities appeared to be attending a funeral. And there is Paul’s bass guitar made of flowers on the grave. On Paul’s uniformed arm was the infamous “O.P.D” patch-an abbrevia- tion for “Officially Pronounced Dead” and on the back cover, McCartney is the only one with his back to the camera-“face down”, so to speak. Of course, the biggest clue came on the album’s final cut-the aforemen- tioned “Day in the Life” which is about a man “who blew his mind out in a car”. The White Album contained some obvious references-and some not so obvious. Following the song “I’m So Tired”-a tune about a man’s insomnia caused by missing a friend-John can be clearly heard saying, “Paul is dead- miss him, miss him, miss him.” Acting on a tip from another degenerate-I mean, source, Gordon had to use all of his technical skills to play “Revolution 9” backwards on a tape recorder to reveal the phrase, “Turn me on, dead man.” The clues on the “Magical Mystery Tour” album got even stranger. Paul is the only character dressed in black-and as a black walrus, no less. Gordon, who was now at least three steps ahead of me, explained that the walrus was a symbol of death and bad fortune in the Norse culture. He claimed that if even the fearless Vikings of yore saw a dead walrus, they would turn back to shore. John made no bones about it in “Glass Onion” when he blatantly announced, “Now here’s another clue for you all-the walrus was Paul”. Inside was a foldout with individual pictures including one of Paul sitting at a desk behind a name plate that read “I was”. There was also a phone number hidden in the stars on the cover that would supposedly connect you with Billy Shears (“Now let me introduce to you-the only and only Billy Shears…” sings John at the beginning of Sgt. Pepper.), the man who had allegedly taken Paul’s place. But all we got was a disconnect notice. Of course, we also invested in old singles when the word got out that at the end of “Strawberry Fields”, John said, “I buried Paul” and that “Come Together-Over Me” contained more clues. Gordon was certain that the final verse of the latter song-“One and one and one is three, Got to be good- looking ‘cause he’s so hard to see…” settled the issue without a doubt that the Beatles were down to a threesome

because Paul-generally considered as the best-looking in the group-was indeed dead. We weren’t the only crazies out there. The two biggest magazines in

The summer and fall of 1969 was a time of unbelievable events. The United States put a man on the moon. The “Miracle Mets” won the World Series. LSU’s football team lost one game-by three points to a guy named Archie

Manning-and

didn’t get to go to

a bowl game. And

I managed to

make a 2.8 GPA despite chasing rumors about a dead Beatle. Gordon and I have remained friends over the years, although never as close as we were on that Sherlock Holmes- Dr. Watson case of 1969. Paul admitted in 2004 what I think we knew all along-that the Beatles came up with that hoax to keep their popularity high during the breakup and to sell old records. But I can’t help but wonder, with all these cancellations in 2014 due to some mysterious illness, if Paul isn’t being punished by some weird kind of George Harrison karma and is really dead. For Lindsey’s sake, I certainly hope not.

is really dead. For Lindsey’s sake, I certainly hope not. the nation at that time-“Time” and

the nation at that time-“Time” and “Life”- published pictures on the cover of Paul McCartney and inter- views inside to attempt to squash the rumors. Gordon was not convinced. In a succinct letter to the editor of “Life” magazine, he bluntly rejected their evidence. “Dear Sir: The man on the cover of your magazine is not Paul McCartney. Paul McCartney is dead.”

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ThoughtsfromBully
ThoughtsfromBully

Can You Trust a Photo

ThoughtsfromBully Can You Trust a Photo our way in for a one day fishing trip. Wow,

our way in for a one day fishing trip. Wow, what a trip. Thank God I had 2 yellow and black H&H’s because the first one was destroyed with-in an hour. Can you trust a photo is right. Here is a photo of my 2 year old great niece, Millie. While visiting from Colorado she and I planted a couple of watermelon plants in my

she and I planted a couple of watermelon plants in my garden. The next morning we

garden. The next morning we went to check the progress of the planting. When we arrived a full size watermelon was sitting there. AMAZING, How did that happen? I thought I could convince her she has the best green thumb, EVER. With one glare she looked and spoke up. Uncle Bully. I know more about your smart phone than you do. Do you think I’m gonna fall for a melon growing over night. It is also cold like it came out of the ice chest. Duh? She has a point as I watched her put in a pass code in her plastic Princess Sophia First toy phone. Can you trust a photo. This is a doosey. While visiting California several months back

is a doosey. While visiting California several months back Annie and I took a photo of

Annie and I took a photo of our foot impressions in the sand on the Pacific coast. After taking the photo we noticed as we looked at it, it seemed to change shapes. One minute you look at it and it looks normal with impressions in the sand. The next minute it looks like the foot print impressions are coming out at you from the sand. As if they are embossed and raised above the sand. As a photo you can believe this is a real photo. Ok, Here is a photo of getting put in a headlock at the Jambalaya Festival for not hav- ing the proper credentials to be in the cooking area. This is a staged photo but however I

be in the cooking area. This is a staged photo but however I asked Layne a

asked Layne a question as I walked by the Jambalaya Tasting area. I then I got a ear full about not talking to the judges while judging. So the photo may be staged be but the event is legit. These folks don’t play.

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You all know the phrase a photo says a thousand words. They do. They show emotion, expression, vulnerability. Most of all they show the truth if the truth exist. I have a few photos I’d like to comment on and tell their stories. First here is a photo of me and a trailer full of bass. What a catch. At this time I need to remind you that I am a graphic

catch. At this time I need to remind you that I am a graphic designer and

designer and a master of Photoshop. I could have caught 7 fish and in Photoshop duplicated and cloned the fish and created this magnificent display. The truth is this photo is legit. Several weeks ago I went fishing in North Louisiana at a place called Wilson Lake. It’s an old oxbow off the Red River. There were always fish there but the grass has gotten so thick it was impossible to fish for years. It’s really remote and at one time $1 per fisherman and $3 for the boat was the fee on the honor system to be paid in the rusty coffee can at the cattle gap to enter the property. Since those days gas has been discovered in their area and the family land owners don’t count on the coffee can nor do they allow folks to fish anymore. This particular day we talked

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Useless Random Facts with Kellie • The average person falls asleep in seven minutes •

Useless Random Facts

with Kellie

The average person falls asleep in seven minutes

Studies show that if a cat falls off the seventh floor

of a building it has about thirty percent less chance of surviving than a cat that falls off the twentieth floor. It supposedly takes about eight floors for the cat to realize what is occurring, relax and correct itself.

The citrus soda 7-up was created in 1929; “7” was

elected after the original 7-ounce containers and up for the direction of the bubbles.

Egyptians called Mars the “the backward traveler”

because Mars appeared to move backwards through the zodiac every 25.7 months.

America burns nearly half of the world’s yhcgugaso-

line.

China is the fourth largest country in the world (after Russia, Canada, and the U.S.). It has an area

of 3,719,275 square miles (slightly smaller than the

U.S.) and its borders with other countries total more than 117,445 miles. Approximately 5,000 islands lie off the Chinese coast.

Storms on Saturn can last for months or even years.

A long-lived 2004 storm on Saturn, named the “Dragon Storm,” created mega-lightning 1,000

times more powerful than lightning on Earth.

At various times in history, left-handedness has been seen as many things: a nasty habit, a mark of the devil, a sign of neurosis, rebellion, criminality, and

homosexuality. It has also been seen as a trait indicating creativity and musical abilities.

Research has shown a link between trauma during gestation or during birth with an increased chance

of being left-handed.

Mothers who are over 40 at the of a child’s birth are

128% more likely to have a left-handed baby than a woman in her 20s.

Shakespeare's works contain first-ever recordings of

2,035 English words, including critical, frugal,

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Young Writers- The Future's Eyes and Ears

I began my so-called outdoor writing career about eighteen years ago. My first stint in the outdoor writer business started when I assumed the job of president in the East Ascension Sportsmanship League in 1996. The president of the E.A.S.L. Is required to write a monthly article for the organization's newspaper. I produced an article each month for the two year term that I was president. When I first started, I remember thinking about how hard it would be to come up with an article each month. I was much younger then and soon realized that there was plenty to write about. For several years now I have been writing an article for "Ascension Magazine". Monthly articles come due quickly. I must admit that if you're constantly writing about one subject, in my case outdoor activities, there comes a time when you begin searching for things to write about. At times you need to step out of the box and do a little thinking. Before you know it, you'll have several more subjects to explore. As with all things you'll need young recruits coming into your profession (Outdoor Writers) if your mission is to survive. Young fresh minds are very creative. Young people all have something to give to this world. That's the way it works. When us older folks are gone, the younger generation will carry the load and the cycle will never end. As in the case of outdoor writers, I have the opportunity to observe some

of the writings and photography from boys and girls of different age groups throughout the state. Each year the Outdoor Writers' Association holds its Youth Journalism contest. The awards are presented to the winners at the L.O.W.A. Annual conference. Some of each winning essay is read to the audience as the young winners prepare to accept their awards. I'm telling you, it would bring tears to your eyes to hear what these young minds have to say. The essays and photography do not need to be complex. They can as simple as a hunting or fishing trip, but remember to step out of the box, for there's much more to the outdoors than killing and catching. Please get your outdoor boys and girls involved

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Season trout well, place on oiled steak plates, dot with butter. Cover with foil and bake at 300 degrees for 25 minutes.

Sauce:

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salt to taste Seasoned bread crumbs

In double broiler on very low heat, melt cream cheese. Add one egg yolk at a time, beating briskly with wooden spoon after each addition. Add lemon juice, rind, mustard, chives, salt, and pepper. Place 1/4 of sauce on each filet, sprinkle with seasoned breadcrumbs, dot with butter. Bake at 300 degrees until brown. Serve with garlic bread.

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the high schools JROTC program for helping with the event. Hi, I'm Captain Chris Moran and

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By Tracy
By Tracy

One of my favorite places to observe human behavior is on

the road while driving. I know what you must be thinking, how

in the world can you notice

anything while driving?

because my phone is in my purse. So, I am actually driving

with my head up looking forward and my eyes scanning the road. Rare, I know. I don’t think this old-fashioned approach is taught anymore.

It’s

There are a few driving personalities that just entertain me. And here they are:

The Slow Processer:

(Inexperienced at Decision Making)

A road detour due to

construction- This driver never saw all the warning signs leading up to the detour, nor did they notice the cones, the road equipment, or the road crew. They drive all the way up to the detour, lock up their brakes,

come to a complete stop, think it

through,(

then proceed.

Always My Turn:

(The Patience of a Child)

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for

it…)

Waiting on a side road to approach the main flow of traffic this driver takes the first opportunity he/she sees and doesn’t notice that if he /she would have waited just 2 seconds longer before “merging” in he / she wouldn’t have caused the pile up of traffic due to the slam- ming of brakes necessary to allow this driver in. Meanwhile, a car-length away there’s enough room for a tractor trailer to enter safely.

I Own This Section of Road:

(The Only Authority I’ll Ever Have)

This driver is usually the same driver as the Always My Turn driver. Now that they’re on the

road, they own it. They refuse to speed up with the flow of traffic. Instead they pretty much come to a complete stop and will proceed when they’re darn good and ready and don’t dare encourage them to go any faster or they will show you just how slow their cars can actually go.

The Tailgater:

(Attempt at Intimidation)

The only thing I can say about this driver is “If you wanted to ride WITH the people in the car in front of you, you may have called them to carpool”.

And my personal favorite,

Non-Stick Teflon:

(Nothing Is Ever Their Fault)

This driver has interrupted the flow of traffic by lagging car-lengths behind, then for no apparent reason, races up to the car ahead, tailgating, then begins to lag again. Uses the rumbles strip on the road as bumper guards, stops at a red light, doesn’t notice the light changed to green, allowed drivers behind to miss the chance to go. And when a driver offers a small honk of their horn to get this driver’s attention, all “bleep” breaks lose. This driver becomes insulted to the point of curse words, finger gestures, even worse driving and now makes it their personal vendetta to make the honker miserable until their paths part.

So, as you can see travel is oftentimes a very humorous part of our day-to-day lives, if you chose to see it that way. And if you haven’t noticed some of the personalities I’ve mentioned while in your own travels, you may consider putting down your phone and enjoy the show. It’s a kick in the pants!

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This month with A monthly News Report from the Jambalaya Festival Association
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monthly News Report from the Jambalaya Festival Association 47th Jambalaya Festival Success The Jambalaya Festival

47th Jambalaya Festival Success

The Jambalaya Festival Association is proud to

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The 12 Finalists:

Tyler Bourque, sponsored by Martinez Seafood Cody Braud, sponsored by Braud’s Barber Shop Scott Duplechein, sponsored by Veron’s Sausage Brandon Elisar, sponsored by RSG Enterprises, LCC Mike Gonzales, sponsored by Braud’s Electric Al “Tunney” King, sponsored by David Wilcox Insurance Agency,

Jarrett Marchand, sponsored by Dudley DeBossier Injury Lawyers Laci Murphy, sponsored by Krazy Kajun Robert

Jarrett Marchand, sponsored by Dudley DeBossier Injury Lawyers Laci Murphy, sponsored by Krazy Kajun Robert “Hoss” Reine, sponsored by Russell Bujol Jeremy Theriot, sponsored by Ralph’s Pharmacy David Vidrine, sponsored by Bourg Insurance Greg “Woody” Woodward, sponsored by Kling Heating and Air

Mini Pot Champ of Champs:

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Men's Mini Pot Winners:

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Womens Mini Pot Winners:

1st place - Lyell Turner 2nd place- Chastity Hidalgo 3rd place - Sharon Rowell

Junior Mini Pot Winners:

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Childrens Mini Pot Winners:

1st place - Clay Parent 2nd place - Joel Cornett 3rd place - Carson Thacker

A Letter from the Queen, Miss Lauren Victoria Blouin:

I want to thank everyone who came out to the Jambalaya Festival this year! The festival

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was a huge success and none of that would have been possible without you. I also want to send

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Cooking Gourmet at Home

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Cooking Gourmet at Home with SNO’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS Summer Time Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes Prep

Summer Time Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes

Prep Time: 30 minutes Servings: 6 servings Ingredients: 6 Fresh Medium Tomatoes Executive Chef 2
Prep Time:
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Servings:
6 servings
Ingredients:
6
Fresh Medium
Tomatoes
Executive Chef
2 lbs Chicken Breast
½ Cup Mayo
Ben Jarreau
¼ Cup Creole Mustard
1 Tbsp Fresh Garlic (minced)
1 Tbsp Salt
¾ Tbsp Black Pepper
¼ Cup Celery (chopped)
¼ Cup Red Onion (minced)
¼ Cup Green Onion (thinly sliced)
1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley
Method:
Season the chicken breast using salt and pepper. Grill or bake
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Toss all the
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For the tomatoes, using a small paring knife carefully cut
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