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C OM PLI M ENT AR Y

APRIL 2015, VOL. 13 ISSUE 2

FISHING FOR REDFISH OUT OF MORAN’S MARINA • PORT FOURCHAN

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Contributing Writers Bill Delaune Linda Melancon Calvin Bessonett

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Table of Contents

ST. ELIZABETH GOLF

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SWEET EYES W/ TANYA

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DCT CRAWFISH CONTEST

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A TRIBUTE TO CJ PARENT

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BILL DELAUNE

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JAMMIN’ WITH GOOSIE

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THOUGHTS FROM BULLY

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St. Elizabeth Hospital Holds 14th Annual Golf Tournament On Monday, March 16, 2015, St. Elizabeth

St. Elizabeth Hospital Holds 14th Annual Golf Tournament

On Monday, March 16, 2015, St. Elizabeth Hospital held its 14th Annual Golf Classic at the Links at Pelican Point. This

annual golf scramble, benefitting the St. Elizabeth Endowment Fund, hinges on the generous support of local businesses for sustainable success year after year.

33 teams participated in this year’s event. Majestic Medical Solutions served as the event’s exclusive Cart Sponsor for the third straight year, and the Franciscan Missionaries of Our

third straight year, and the Franciscan Missionaries of Our 4 Lady Health System (FMOLHS) again contributed
third straight year, and the Franciscan Missionaries of Our 4 Lady Health System (FMOLHS) again contributed

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straight year, and the Franciscan Missionaries of Our 4 Lady Health System (FMOLHS) again contributed as

Lady Health System (FMOLHS) again contributed as the Gold Sponsor. EATEL, the Pathology Group of Louisiana and Whitney Bank each sponsored at the Corporate level.

The FMOLHS team, represented by Kevin Guidry, Rob Handy and Bubba Fisher, took first place. The Marjon Electric team, including John

team, represented by Kevin Guidry, Rob Handy and Bubba Fisher, took first place. The Marjon Electric
team, represented by Kevin Guidry, Rob Handy and Bubba Fisher, took first place. The Marjon Electric
team, represented by Kevin Guidry, Rob Handy and Bubba Fisher, took first place. The Marjon Electric
Jenkins, Bob Jones, Quinton Corley and Billy Spout, placed second, and Himmel’s Architectural Door and
Jenkins, Bob Jones, Quinton Corley and Billy Spout, placed second, and Himmel’s Architectural Door and

Jenkins, Bob Jones, Quinton Corley and Billy Spout, placed second, and Himmel’s Architectural Door and Hardware, with Jay Himmel, Scott Mathews, Tony Freeman and Ryan Madere, placed third.

The Closest to the Pin contest was won by Taylor Broussard,

Stuart & Company, and the Longest Drive contest was won by Katie Graves, Regions Bank, for the second year running.

The success of this event is shared with the amazing team of volunteers that made it happen. A host of hospital team members, Franciscan

event is shared with the amazing team of volunteers that made it happen. A host of
event is shared with the amazing team of volunteers that made it happen. A host of

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event is shared with the amazing team of volunteers that made it happen. A host of
The 2015 Gonzales Jambalaya Pageant will be held Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd.
The 2015 Gonzales Jambalaya Pageant will be
held Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd.
The pageant is open to girls ages 0-23 and boys
ages 0-4. The deadline to enter the pageant
is April 25th.
Applications and Queen’s Rules and Regulations
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25th. Get those forms in now! www.jambalayafestival.org Missionaries of Our Lady Health System Materials Management

Missionaries of Our Lady Health System Materials Management team members, St. Elizabeth Physicians team members, and members of the Women’s

Physicians team members, and members of the Women’s Advisory Council of St. Elizabeth Hospital contributed their

Advisory Council of St. Elizabeth Hospital contributed their time, effort and enthusiasm to ensure the tournament’s success.

Council of St. Elizabeth Hospital contributed their time, effort and enthusiasm to ensure the tournament’s success.
Council of St. Elizabeth Hospital contributed their time, effort and enthusiasm to ensure the tournament’s success.

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St. Elizabeth Hospital and Our Lady of the Lake Each Earn Hospital of the Year Award

St. Elizabeth Hospital in Gonzales and Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge have each been named Hospital of the Year in the small and large hospital cate- gories, respectively, by the Louisiana State Nurses Association and the Louisiana Nurses Foundation.

This is the fourth time St. Elizabeth Hospital has been named Hospital of Year, and the sixth time for Our Lady of the Lake. St. Elizabeth previously earned the award in 2006, 2011 and 2012. Our Lady of the Lake earned the award in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014.

These honors were announced on March 28 at the 14th annual Nightingale Awards ceremony, an event that recognizes quality service, commitment and excellence for Registered Nurses in the state of Louisiana. The Nightingale Awards also recognizes individuals for excel- lence in nursing. The following hon- ors were presented to St. Elizabeth and Our Lady of the Lake nurses at the event:

·Outstanding Community Achievement by a Registered Nurse – Charla Johnson, RN, St. Elizabeth

·Nursing Administrator of the Year – Yvonne Pellerin, RN, St. Elizabeth

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·Nurse Educator of the Year – Rosie Kiper, RN, St. Elizabeth

·Nurse of the Year – Jerre Hinds, RN, Our Lady of the Lake

·Clinical Practice Nurse of the Year – John Wilson, RN, Our Lady of the Lake

·Rookie of the Year – Kieran Foley, RN, Our Lady of the Lake

·Hall of Fame Inductee – Coletta Barrett, RN, Our Lady of the Lake

·Outstanding Nurse Researcher of the Year – Lisa Skemp, RN, Our Lady of the Lake College

“Every day, our nurses are at the fore- front of patient care. It is this work that results in our hospitals being rec- ognized as national leaders in improv- ing processes of care and patient out- comes. Congratulations to our 2015 Nightingale winners who exemplify the Spirit of Healing to which we are called to answer every day,” said John J. Finan, Jr., president of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System.

Our Lady of the Lake and St. Elizabeth are both part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System.

Jewelry Gifts Sure To Warm The Heart with Layne Gautreau On this special day,mothers, grandmothers,

Jewelry Gifts Sure To Warm The Heart

with Layne Gautreau

On this special day,mothers, grandmothers, and mothers-to-bewill be bestowed love and appreciation- with gifts of cards, flowers, family gatherings, and that one very special gift of fine jewelry. While traditional gifts of mother’s rings, engraved lockets and diamond hearts remain a favorite, this season you have many newand exciting designs to select from. Chic mommy pendants for mothers of all ages designed with sweet silhouettes, dangling birthstones or initial charms are on top of the list. These precious gifts offer versatile settings to allow easy

additions upon the arrival of new family members, pets included! Personalized family jewelry represents the spirit of family love thatwill be cherished and remembered for a lifetime. Classic with a modern twist, diamond jewelry remains a treasured keepsake sure to capture a mother’s heart. Diamond designs in mountings of karat gold, platinum or sterling silver are available for anyone’s taste, for all budgets, and are always a perfect gift to enchant that specialmom. Pink is in, it’s not only pretty but it is posh! This Mother’s Day you will find an abundance of fashionable designs featuring pink

will find an abundance of fashionable designs featuring pink karat gold and gemstones. For centuries, the
will find an abundance of fashionable designs featuring pink karat gold and gemstones. For centuries, the

karat gold and gemstones. For centuries, the color pink has been thought of as being feminine, sensitive, tender and innocent, everything associated with mother- hood. This year more than ever, you have an impressive number of beauti-

more than ever, you have an impressive number of beauti- ful, personal, and affordable keepsake styles
more than ever, you have an impressive number of beauti- ful, personal, and affordable keepsake styles

ful, personal, and affordable keepsake styles to commemorate the special highlights of any mother’s life. Each maintains its historic charm and dis- tinctive look while adding a new bril- liance to all kinds of jewelry designs.

Birthstones

April - Diamond

A crystalline material composed of pure carbon, diamonds are brilliantly clear, sparkling, and one of the hard- est substances known to man. The pure white diamond has long been a symbol of innocence and invincibility. And, because of its inner fire and

and invincibility. And, because of its inner fire and durability, diamond was always believed to strengthen

durability, diamond was always believed to strengthen love and bring marital happiness. No wonder it is now the most popular gem for engagements and weddings. Because of their inner fire, it is important to have your diamonds cleaned professionally to maintain their lively sparkle and brilliance.

Jewelry Q&A

What is a Nail Head? When a round brilliant diamond is poorly proportioned,with excessive pavilion depth, the center of the diamond appears dark.

What are the 3 B’s of Diamond Cutting? The Bruter gives a rough diamond its face-up outline. The Blocker places the table and four facets on the crown, plus four facets and the culet on the pavilion. The Brillianteer places and polishes the remaining 40 facets of the 58 facet total.y

What is a Spread Stone? This is a polished diamond that is cut to look larger than it actually is. It has a shallowpavilion with a disproportion- ately large table, sometimes exhibiting the fish eye effect.

What is a Scintillation? This is the reflection of outside light shining on the facets of a diamond, producing quick flashes resembling sparks. Sometimes called sparkle, it is usually seen when the diamond is moved or the light source shifts.

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Homemade Beauty Concoctions – Do They Really Work? I must admit I’m a Pinterest lover.

Homemade Beauty Concoctions – Do They Really Work?

I must admit I’m a Pinterest

lover. In my free time, I love

looking for fun beauty tips, tricks, and recipes! So, here are

a few homemade beauty recipes that I tried…finally!

Coffee Sugar Scrub

A well known (I’ve wanted to make this for a couple of years now) skin firming homemade recipe that has a reputation to tone and tighten problem areas of the body

a reputation to tone and tighten problem areas of the body Recipe 1 cup coffee (any

Recipe

1 cup coffee (any kind)

1 cup sugar

½ cup olive oil

½ cup water

coffee (any kind) 1 cup sugar ½ cup olive oil ½ cup water Put all ingredients

Put all ingredients in blender and blend until a fine consisten- cy. Keep in air tight container and place by your SHOWER.

I say put by the shower,

because I kept mind next to my

tub…since I’m a total bath girl.

I can’t help it. Since I was

small, my maw maw always made me luxurious bubble baths (Ivory liquid!) and I’ve been hooked since.

So, as you can see here (photo), after hovering in my bathtub to apply my coffee scrub all over my thighs and tush, it got a lit- tle messy! Well, maybe it got a lot messy.

After using this the past few weeks, although not consistently, I certainly feel like

my skin is tighter. Even when I applied the mixture at night, the next day I felt my skin a little tighter.

PS – I also felt a little more awake just from smelling the coffee aroma!

Overall review is this is a temporary fix to smooth and tighten the skin. It’s not a long term fix, but then again, nothing is except to exercise! Fun recipe though!

Vinegar Listerine Foot Soak

This recipe is new to me, but I was ready to try it, nonetheless. It states that in 15 – 30 min- utes all your hard and dry skin will come off by just rubbing a towel over your feet.

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Recipe

Equal parts:

*Listerine (Some say don’t use the blue stuff, because it will make your feet blue. I had Total Listerine which is clear.) *Vinegar (they say apple cider is better, but I used regular vinegar) *Hot water Soak feet for 15 to 30 minutes and then remove skin with a towel.

feet for 15 to 30 minutes and then remove skin with a towel. I started by

I started by mixing only a cup

each, but if you’d like to soak both feel completely, you’ll need to use at least two cups of each. Also, make sure you use HOT water, not only does it feel better to soak your feet in, but I it also helps further soften your dry skin.

I decided to soak my feet for

the full 30 minutes. I must say, the smell wasn’t ideal, but my feet felt invigorated very quickly (from the Listerine I’m assuming).

After 30 minutes, Then I pulled

my feet out and a towel did not work to take off the dead skin.

I needed something a little

more heavy duty. So, with a pumice stone and soft brush I was able to scrub some skin away; however, the tougher areas like around my heel area weren’t as easy to remove. I would say in the tougher calloused areas it softened the skin about 50%. This may be an idea time to use a skin shaver, but be careful if you do that.

Overall review of this recipe

is, skip it and just go get a

pedicure!

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FIRST PLACE CrawfishBoilingContestRaises $8000forDreamsComeTrue Cajun Livin N Cookin hosted a fundraising event to support
FIRST PLACE
FIRST PLACE

CrawfishBoilingContestRaises

$8000forDreamsComeTrue

PLACE CrawfishBoilingContestRaises $8000forDreamsComeTrue Cajun Livin N Cookin hosted a fundraising event to support

Cajun Livin N Cookin hosted a fundraising event to support Dreams Come True. Rodney and Leslie Dupuy started the South Louisiana Crawfish Boiling Contest last year and it grew into the event that was held on April 11,

2015 at Lamar Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales. The South Louisiana Crawfish Boiling Contest was accompanied with a craft and car show. All of the proceeds benefitted the Dreams Come True Foundation.

with a craft and car show. All of the proceeds benefitted the Dreams Come True Foundation.
THIRD PLACE
THIRD PLACE
with a craft and car show. All of the proceeds benefitted the Dreams Come True Foundation.
SECOND PLACE
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This year we double our number of cooks when 23 crawfish cooking teams set out
This year we double our number of cooks when 23 crawfish cooking teams set out
This year we double our number of cooks when 23 crawfish cooking teams set out

This year we double our number of cooks when 23 crawfish cooking teams set out to showcase their secret

recipes. In addition there were 45 craft booths and 30 car show entrees showed their stuff along with a karaoke

contest. This year Na-Na-Sha Band played from 2:00 - 5:00 and rocked the afternoon away.

stuff along with a karaoke contest. This year Na-Na-Sha Band played from 2:00 - 5:00 and
stuff along with a karaoke contest. This year Na-Na-Sha Band played from 2:00 - 5:00 and
stuff along with a karaoke contest. This year Na-Na-Sha Band played from 2:00 - 5:00 and

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The event was geared to raise money for Dreams Come True by selling the crawfish cooked in the contest at a reasonable rate. Everyone enjoyed the crawfish and with 70 sacks of crawfish boiled it was evident the event was a great success. It was a great day, and we’d like to thank all of our committee members, cooks, craft vendors, car show entrees, karaoke singers, volunteers, judges, sponsors and a big thanks to all the public for

coming spend there Saturday with us to help raise money for the Dream Kids. We could not have had such a successful event with out all of you. Cajun Livin N Cookin and The Dreams Come True Foundation would like to thank:

Judges-

Leuna Johnson - Ascension Public Schools Child Nutrition Supervisor, Sherman Jackson - Gonzales Police, Cheryl Babin -

Leuna Johnson - Ascension Public Schools Child Nutrition Supervisor, Sherman Jackson - Gonzales Police, Cheryl Babin
Leuna Johnson - Ascension Public Schools Child Nutrition Supervisor, Sherman Jackson - Gonzales Police, Cheryl Babin

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Gonzales Weekly, Citizen, Charlotte Guedry - Pelican Post Online Newspaper, Kylie Dixon - WBRZ-TV, Sam Irwin - Crawfish Report.com, Chloe Ernest - Crawfish Queen, Wally Tallion- Jambalaya Festival Association, Dave Nusbaum - WWL-TV, Sabrina Nusbaum - Ascension Parish School Board, Richard Condon - Eagle 98.1, Eddie Lambert - District #59

Committee

members -

Rodney and Leslie Dupuy with Cajun Livin N Cookin (event host and coordinators, crawfish cook-off), Kim Aydell and Sherry Mack (craft booths), Ronnie Romano (Karaoke) AP and Charlotte Borne (Judges Area), Tashia Loots and Erik Fairley with Sweet & Salty (car show), Monica with Louisiana Jaycees (crawfish eating contest and washer board tournament. Galvez Fire Department (washing crawfish) and EMS gservices, Sorrento Fire Department (coke booth), Freddie Smith with Dreams Come True (Treasure), Terry McConnell (powered parachute aircrafts).

Sponsors-

Our top Major - Crown sponsors were Fred's Travel Centers of Louisiana, and Bullet Industrial

Gold sponsors - Its Just Print, Hole N Da Wall Seafood, Lamar Dixon Expo Foundation, Atmos Entergy

Silver Sponsors - Cuts-N-Such Hair Salon, LLC, Galvez Hardware and Outdoor Cooking, Jambalaya Festival Association, River Rats Bar and Grille

Bronze Sponsors - Harvest Supermarket, Peppers Fresh Market, Prairieville Pharmacy, Tags & Titles, Old Time Farm Supply, Pinnacle Services, Roys Ice, Batemans Ice, Manny's Bar

The event was a great success for a great cause and we are looking for- ward to seeing you again next year.

Bar The event was a great success for a great cause and we are looking for-
Thank You for Your Support of Dreams Come True
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Breakfast with Sherrie The first Breakfast with Sherrie of 2015 was held at the Ascension

Breakfast with Sherrie

The first Breakfast with Sherrie of 2015 was held at the Ascension Chamber office Wednesday, April 8, 2015. Former Chairman’s of the Board came together with present Chairman Kendal Matassa and President Sherrie Despino to discuss Board accomplishments and the growth of the Chamber. Topics regarding new marketing campaigns to help

Chamber members maximize their growth potential, as well as new and exciting upcoming programs in the 2015 year were discussed in depth with many new ideas being presented from the vast knowledge of the seven Chairmen who were in attendance. As our Parish continues to grow, we continue our commitment to help Chamber members grow their businesses and search for opportunities to increase our level of effectiveness and push into a new realm of performance.

of effectiveness and push into a new realm of performance. Foote Family Dental Care Foote Family
of effectiveness and push into a new realm of performance. Foote Family Dental Care Foote Family

Foote Family Dental Care

Foote Family Dental Care held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Friday, March 13, 2015, announcing the opening of

their location at 328 South Burnside Avenue in Gonzales. Foote Family Dental Care is the brand new, state of the art, dental facility for Dr. Nora Richardson-Foote. Dr. Foote was in private practice in Denham Springs for over 14 years before moving to

Gonzales.

variety of restorative and cos- metic procedures for patients of

all ages. Dr. Foote also offers sedation dentistry and same day appointments. Foote Family

She offers a wide

Dental Care hours are Monday 9:00am – 5:00pm, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am – 4:00pm, Wednesday and Friday 8:30am – 1:00pm. Attending the ribbon cutting for Foote Family Dental Care were: Owner Dr. Nora Richardson-Foote, D.D.S., Dental Hygienist Lacie Green , Front Desk/Dental Assistant Ramsey Catoir, City of Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux, Ascension Parish Public Information Officer Lester Kenyon, Ascension Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Sherrie Despino, Chamber Board Member Paul Salvant, Chamber Ambassadors, Chamber Members, family and friends.

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Bad Breath

By Calvin Bessonet, DDS,FAGD Ascension Premier Dental

Whether you call it bad breath or halitosis, it’s an unpleasant condition that’s cause for embarrassment. Some people with bad breath aren’t even aware there’s a problem. If you’re concerned about bad breath, see your dentist. He or she can help identify the cause and, if it’s due to an oral condi- tion, develop a treatment plan to help eliminate it.

What you eat affects the air you exhale. Certain foods, such as garlic and onions, contribute to objectionable breath odor. Once the food is absorbed into the bloodstream, it is trans- ferred to the lungs, where it is expelled. Brushing, flossing and mouthwash will only mask the odor temporarily. Odors contin- ue until the body eliminates the food. Dieters may develop unpleasant breath from infre- quent eating.

If you don't brush and floss daily, particles of food remain in the mouth, collecting bacteria, which can cause bad breath. Food that collects between the teeth, on the tongue and around the gums can rot, leav- ing an unpleasant odor.

Bad breath can also be caused by dry mouth (xerostomia), which occurs when the flow of saliva decreases. Saliva is necessary to cleanse the mouth and remove particles that may cause odor. Dry mouth may be caused by various medications, salivary gland problems or continuously breathing through the mouth. If you suffer from dry mouth, your dentist may prescribe anar- tificial saliva, or suggest using sugarless candy and increasing your fluid intake.

Tobacco products cause bad breath. If you use tobacco, ask your dentist for tips on kicking the habit.

Bad breath may be the sign of a medical disorder, such as a local

infection in the respiratory tract, chronic sinusitis, postnasal drip, chronic bronchitis, dia- betes, gastrointestinal distur- bance, liver or kidney ailment. If your dentist determines that your mouth is healthy, you may be referred to your family doc- tor or a specialist to determine the cause of bad breath.

Maintaining good oral health is essential to reducing bad breath. Schedule regular dental visits for a professional cleaning and checkup. If you think you have constant bad breath, keep a log of the foods you eat and make a list of medications you take. Some medications may play a role in creating mouth odors. Let your dentist know if you've had any surgery or illness since your last appointment.

Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste to remove food debris and plaque. Brush your tongue, too. Once a day, use floss or an interdental cleaner to clean between teeth.

Mouthwashes are generally cosmetic and do not have a long-lasting effect on bad breath. If you must constantly use a breath freshener to hide unpleasant mouth odor, see your dentist. If you need extra help in controlling plaque, your dentist may recommend using a special antimicrobial mouth rinse. A fluoride mouth rinse, used along with brushing and flossing, can help prevent tooth decay.

Clean your tongue! Most of the odor that comes from your mouth is on your tongue. Use your toothbrush with tooth- paste, reach back as far as possi- ble, and brush forward. A tongue scraper works even bet- ter, which can be found at any pharmacy or supermarket. The metal ones are dishwasher safe and allow you to clean them regularly.

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YOUR ESTATE MATTERS

YOUR ESTATE MATTERS Tom Benson and the Saga of the Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust In February,

Tom Benson and the Saga of the Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust

In February, I wrote an article about trusts. The article discussed the basics of trust law and explained that the trustee of a trust has a duty to act in the best interest of the trust’s beneficiaries. At that time, Robert Rosenthal, the trustee of a trust created by Tom Benson, was refusing to remove the Saints and Pelicans sports franchises from the trust in exchange for an unsecured promissory note that Mr. Benson was attempting to substitute

By Linda Melancon

instead. Mr. Benson’s daughter and his two grandchildren are the beneficiaries of the trust. He wants to remove the teams from the trust so he can give them to his third wife.

In recent weeks, there have been further developments regarding this attempted asset swap that are of interest. This article will discuss the strategy Benson is trying to use to remove the sports franchises from the trust and the recent developments regarding his attempts to do so.

The type of trust that owns the Saints and Pelicans is an irrevocable trust and trusts like this are often used for estate tax planning purposes. If someone dies with assets exceeding approximately $5 million, estate taxes are owed before distributions are made to the heirs. To minimize these taxes, irrevocable trusts are created and assets are transferred into them. Since the trust is irrevocable, the creator of the trust (called the “Grantor”) has no right to use the assets; therefore, the assets are not considered a part of his estate at death.

In addition to removing assets from the Grantor’s estate for estate tax purposes, these trusts often allow the Grantor to continue to

pay the income tax on the assets transferred to the trust. This strategy is used to further reduce the Grantor’s estate for tax purpos- es. This is possible because the estate tax laws and income tax laws are not aligned. Assets placed in a trust that are not counted for estate tax purposes can still be considered as owned by the Grantor for income tax purposes. This type of irrevocable trust is called an “intentionally defective grantor trust.” However, it is not defective at all – in reality it is very effective at achieving its purposes.

To be an “intentionally defective grantor trust,” the lawyer who drafts it has to put some special language in it. In Louisiana, the most common power we use to create an “intentionally defective grantor trust” is for the Grantor to be able to substitute assets of an equal value for the assets that are in the trust. Apparently, this right to substitute assets of an equal value is what Tom Benson is trying to do.

As mentioned, the trustee has thus far refused to allow the substitution of assets. Instead, he has asked for asset appraisals to show that the values are equal. His refusal to make the exchange of assets has spawned another lawsuit – this time in federal court. This new lawsuit was filed by Mr. Benson’s attorneys on March 11th and it alleges the trustee never required appraisals for previous multimillion dollar exchanges and

so he shouldn’t this time either.

There is another lawsuit pending between Benson and his family in a Texas state court over another trust that owns some other businesses founded by Benson. Although the judge in that case has no authority regarding the new suit filed in federal court, he has stated he does not believe the asset swap can happen.

Mr. Benson’s attempt to remove the Saints and Pelicans from a trust that owns them so he can give them to his third wife involves a sophisticated planning tool used by attorneys to reduce estate taxes. However, in this instance, the tool is being used to try to take some- thing away from his children and grandchildren and give it to his current wife. I would have to agree with the Texas judge. I don’t think this swap will happen either, particularly if the trust is subject to Louisiana law. Although this attempt might not be success- ful, there is one thing you can take away from this saga: we all need to plan for two things we know are going to happen – death and taxes.

Mrs. Melancon has engaged in the practice of law in Louisiana for the past 17 years. The primary 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 information, please contact her at 225-744-0027. You may also visit her website at www.LegacyCenterLa.com

For more information, please contact her at 225-744-0027. You may also visit her website at www.LegacyCenterLa.com

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Clarence "C.J." Parent got his ticket to go play with the Angels on March 25. He was a lifelong friend of mine-his father's land bordered ours back when Prairieville was really a prairie-and a treasured classmate in the final class of the old Dutchtown High School (Class of '66). My fondest memories of Clarence were playing with him and his dad-Kenneth "Boy" Parent-at the old C. Braud's Grocery and Bar where we played "Milk Cow Blues". That tune has been recorded by everyone from Robert Johnson to Elvis to George Strait but we did it on Clarence's Spanish guitar, my 14-dollar Stella and Boy's harmonica much to the delight of R.D. Smith and the regular crowd.

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Clarence went on to bigger and better things playing with several Swamp Pop bands long after I'd left my gig with Tinker and the Bells. But he always remembered my favorite song before I even requested it- "Change Gonna Come" by Sam Cook and my sister Liz's "Almost Like a Song" by Ronnie MilsaUGps. I know he is sitting on the back of a pick-up truck with his dad right now playing a Jimmy Rodgers's song or something by Hank Williams. He was a good friend and a good picker and you can't ask for much more than that.

Bill Delaune

you can't ask for much more than that. Bill Delaune CJ Parent The Musical Ridge Runner

CJ Parent

The Musical Ridge Runner from the Bluff Road

CJ Parent The Musical Ridge Runner form the Bluff Road When you first meet Clarence “CJ” Parent you wouldn’t think that he would even get on a stage much less sing and play guitar. CJ is a quiet

get on a stage much less sing and play guitar. CJ is a quiet person but

person but he comes out of himself for his music. Music is life to CJ. Shirley and I had a relaxing visit with Lynette and CJ on their houseboat that CJ built himself in 1985. By trade CJ was a surveyor but the houseboat is a testament to his carpentry skills. Compact and comfortable the boat has all the comforts of a land house with the advantage of cruising the river if one so desired. The desire to play music started early for CJ but his nudge into

music came from his father. Mr. Kenneth (CJ’s dad) said he always wanted to play guitar so with a couple of box guitars procured from Mexico their musical journey began. CJ was sixteen and still in school so after his homework was done he and his dad would practice. This priceless bond continued (not the homework but the music) until his dad passed away about three years ago. CJ grew up on the Bluff Road in Dutchtown. CJ’s dad worked in the oil field all his life. They obviously didn’t have television as CJ is one of nine children. Rosanna and Kenneth Parent are the proud parents of (oldest to youngest):

Caroline Shook, Cathy Hatcher, Kenneth Jr., Claudia Helgett, Franky King, Clarence “CJ”, Charlie, Celeste Harris and Karla Metz. CJ was a member of the last class to graduate from Dutchtown High School in 1966. This is when he started playing music for the public. His first band was The Ridge Runners. This band was comprised of: Pierre Curry-vocals, CJ-lead guitar, Billy Joe Berteau-rhythm guitar, and Ronnie Tircuit on drums. We didn’t try to remember dates, that messes up most of us these days, but this is the list of bands CJ has been a part of for the last 44 years:

Lynn Landry &The Ram Rods:

Lynn Landry-vocals and rhythm guitar, Gwen Landry-vocals, CJ-lead guitar, the late Cary Arceneaux-bass, Ronnie Bercegeay-bass, the late Hopson Arceneaux-drums.

Mike Broussard & the Drifters:

Mike Broussard-vocals & rhythm guitar, CJ –lead guitar and harmony, the late Randy Babin-bass and Daniel Gautreaux on drums.

the late Randy Babin-bass and Daniel Gautreaux on drums. Southern Boogie Band: CJ –vocals, the late

Southern Boogie Band: CJ –vocals, the late Randy Braud-lead, Randy Bourgeois-drums, Charlie Moran- Bass, David Miles-keyboard, Ruckels Gautreaux-trumpet, Mike Lambert-sax.

Destiny: CJ – vocals & lead guitar, John Braud-vocals & sax, Donny Bercegeay-keyboard, Dale Hymel- bass, Sammy Myers-drums.

LA 1 Band: Robert Townsend- drums & vocals, CJ –lead guitar, Lane Swearingen-bass. About this time CJ played with Henry Broussard and his band. Unfortunately we couldn’t remem- ber these guys either. Some parts of getting older really suck! The Reunion Band: Steve Manseur-lead vocals & guitar, Mike King-keyboard, Buddy Terrel-tenor sax, Kevin Terrel-baritone sax, Richard Leger-trumpet, Cody Marchand-drums, John Marchand- bass & CJ on lead guitar and vocals. Cruzzin’: CJ –lead guitar & vocals, keyboard-Kit Duncan, Snag Hebert- drums & Randy Babin on bass.

As you can see CJ has been quit the busy fella for the last 44 years and I’m just talking about his music! CJ was a surveyor for Gulf States Utilities until retiring after 25 years because of colon cancer. While fighting the cancer CJ tried to keep surveying but the disease was too much. CJ and Lynette have been through three bouts of cancer, 2001, 2007 & 2011. His battle isn’t over as once again the cancer has reared its ugly head. Lynette has been there every step of the way for CJ. Lynette is an accomplished musician in her own right, not a surprise considering she

there every step of the way for CJ. Lynette is an accomplished musician in her own
was a Bercegeay before she married CJ. She started playing music in the middle school
was a Bercegeay before she married CJ. She started playing music in the middle school

was a Bercegeay before she married CJ. She started playing music in the middle school band on clarinet. She also played the baritone horn and tympani drums. She graduated

from East Ascension in 1968 got married and moved to Morgan City. She has three children: Dwain Dupuis, Kristian Mayon, and Sarah Mayon. She and CJ are blessed

Kristian Mayon, and Sarah Mayon. She and CJ are blessed with 6 grandkids: Dustin, Keila, Lauren,
Kristian Mayon, and Sarah Mayon. She and CJ are blessed with 6 grandkids: Dustin, Keila, Lauren,

with 6 grandkids: Dustin, Keila, Lauren, Megan, Bylan and Blair. After her divorce Lynette moved home and that’s when she met CJ. Her brother actually was playing in the band with CJ at the time. She was encouraged to continue her music and got the chance to sit in with the band on saxophone (not a big stretch from the clarinet). She

about it. Lynette was his ROCK always there for him. CJ and Lynette would like to thank all the family and friends who gave them support and prayers through this ordeal. Your thoughtfulness and prayers are more appreciated than you will ever know. Special thanks go out to the musicians that picked up CJ’s slack

thanks go out to the musicians that picked up CJ’s slack got loads of encouragement from

got loads of encouragement from band members and other sax players. (Musicians all seem eager to help other musicians with their art.) CJ was excited when Lynette started with the band since he was already “sweet” on her. He told us he always wanted to kiss a sax player. We were glad he waited for a female sax player! Sax playing wasn’t her only attraction for CJ. Those eyes kept drawing him in! Not to mention her outgoing per- sonality, charm and strong character. They got married and remodeled the houseboat. Lynette was actually Cruzzin’s sax player until CJ got too sick to play. If you happen to pick up a Cruzzin’ CD the title cut “Full Recovery” CJ wrote for Lynette. A beautiful song be sure to get a copy of the CD. Throughout CJ’s illness music has been his stability and driving force. He really loves his music, you can see it in his face when he talks

when he was too sick to fulfill his gigs: Mike and Steve Broussard, Troy Dupree, Steve Manseur, Bill Boudreaux and Jerry Acosta. You guys are the best! CJ is now retired and working on his “honey-do” list and Lynette works for St Elizabeth Physicians in the business office. CJ still plays music. You’ll see him at any number of benefits playing his guitar and singing. It is admirable that he plays so many benefits. I don’t think he has ever turned down a request to play at a benefit. We are so blessed to have CJ and Lynette in our community. We had a wonderful time floating on the river at the Parent’s. Their place is so peaceful it is always a pleasure to spend time with them. Thanks to them for opening their lives to us!

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Fall gave us an abundant harvest this year.

It’s March and we’re picking the

few remaining cabbage and Brussel sprouts from the garden. And believe it or not, in the hoop house we’re still being offered a few tomatoes from our summer vines. We, like many people today are try- ing new ways of growing our foods while hoping to conserve water and

eliminate chemicals.

hydroponics, raised beds, wicking beds, even PVC tubing are all popular new growing technics and we’ve tried them all. Imagination has really become a fun part of gardening these days. Pretty much anything goes. Through trial and error we’ve had many successes and failures in each growing method. Aquaponics is the merging of aqua culture (the raising of fish) and hydro- ponics (growing in nutrient balanced

water with a clay media instead of soil) This method proved a bit challenging at first when trying to establish the required nitrates and nitrides needed for plant growth and fruit develop- ment, while not harming the live fish, but we finally got it. It uses the fish waste to feed the plants. The plants and clay media filter and clean the water and return it to the fish and the cycle simply repeats itself. It is the closest resemblance to a natural eco system found in and around nature’s

riverbanks.

thrived. They produced an abundance of beautiful vegetables. Cucumbers especially thrived in this environment and produced more than we and our neighbors could pickle and eat. Leafy plants, however, when picked quickly wilted and wouldn’t keep. So, unless we grazed in the greenhouse for sup- per, this method proved not the right choice for us. An attractive and fun addition to a hydroponic or an aquaponic system is PVC piping that many use for grow- ing strawberries or lettuce. Used as towers above the system for extra growing space, holes are cut from the piping and replaced with plants. The same water from the system keeps the plants watered and fed until they are ready for harvest. Don’t expect much from a first year strawberry plant, whether you’ve planted it in a water system or in the ground. We plant

Aquaponics,

Our plants grew and

our strawberries in October the year before to allow their roots to become established while the plant is in its dormant winter stage and cover them with straw or hay(if planted in the ground). Once spring arrives, the plants will offer you larger, firmer berries.

Wicking beds are one of my favorites. They are very close to traditional growing in that they contain a layer of soil, then hay, then more soil, etc… and act as the names describes, water is wicked from the bottom of the container up to the plant roots. With this method we have grown potatoes, peanuts, snap

With this method we have grown potatoes, peanuts, snap beans, head lettuce, carrots and much more.

beans, head lettuce, carrots and much more. All the plants thrived in this

environment and the food kept well after picking. Wicking beds can be situated on a table top or directly on the ground making them an extremely versatile gardening method for small

or large spaces.

However, if you have

laying hens, like we do, you’ll need

some fencing to protect your plants from your birds should you place them on the ground.

There are many more growing methods being used today and all have their pros and cons, but no matter how you grow your family’s food, by all means do it. The reward upon your family’s table is worth the effort and I’m here to tell you pride tastes delicious!

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April-TheCruelestMonth

by Bill Delaune

April-TheCruelestMonth by Bill Delaune “Do they still play the blues in Chicago, When baseball season rolls

“Do they still play the blues in Chicago, When baseball season rolls around? When the snow melts away, Do the Cubbies still play in their ivy-covered burial ground…”

Steve Goodman.

As that great American philosopher-and sometimes caddy-Bagger Vance once so astutely put it, “Golf is a game that you can’t win.” So when you walk into a local establishment-like Sammy’s Grill in Prairieville-after a round of 18 frustrating holes, it’s difficult to explain to some of the non-golfing patrons at the bar what just happened in the last 4-5 hours. “How’d you hit ‘em today, Wild Bill?” asked one of barflies feigning common courtesy. “Well, let’s just say if I tried to grow tomatoes, they would come up sliced. But I was only three over after six holes-one over a house, one over a patio and one over a pool. And don’t get me started on slow play. Gasoline was 50 cents a gallon when we started our round today. It took Stephen King less time to write ‘The Stand’ than for us to play 18 holes.

“And if I see one more 20-handicapper plum bobbing a three-foot putt to make eight, I’m going after him like Elin Woods on a Tiger hunt. And another thing…” I never got to finish my whining because just then the vision of despair walked into the lounge and plopped down beside me looking like he’d just lost his first-born male child on some half-court hook shot at the buzzer. Had I been sitting at a blackjack table I would have left immediately because this guy had “doom of gloom cooler” stamped on his forehead. Now I wasn’t in the most jovial mood myself having just posted my third consecutive score in the mid-okay-upper 80’s causing me to fork up a team portrait of Jackson and Lincoln for my ale-quaffing opponents. But being a sucker for life’s longshots, I mustered up all the optimism I could manage with a stock greet- ing, “Give me some good news, Buddy.” He seemed to slip even deeper into depression as he ordered red wine and proclaimed, “April is the cruelest month.”

Now I’m also a sucker for classical references so anyone that quotes T.S. Eliot deserves my nearly deaf right ear-at least until I finish my beer. “Tell me about it,” I replied. “My putts have hit more lips than Mick Jagger’s dentist lately and my tee shots have been in the water so much I had to change the grip on my ball retriever.” Thoroughly unimpressed with my links disasters, he lifted a glass of Ménage a Trois my way and mumbled a Latin phrase I’d heard before-“In vino veritas-in wine there is truth.” I didn’t even get a chance to add my own “And in beer there is freedom but in water there is bacteria” toast to justify my drinking because he had launched into a litany of personal problems that had befallen him during his unfortunate fourth month. “It all began on April 1 when a co-worker’s prank caused me to lose my job at the clothing store. While I was away from my desk, this jokester left messages for me to call Mr. Lyons and Mr. Behr about some fur purchases. “How was I to know it was the number of the Baton Rouge Zoo?

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The zookeepers were outraged and contacted the PETA people who threw up a picket lion around our store. My boss had no choice but to let me go-a sacrificial lamb, you might call me-thrown to the wolves.”

I attempted to fake sympathy and leave quietly but he had already ordered another round in hopes of retaining his captive audience. He took a sip of wine, grimaced and complained to no one in particular, “This is supposed to pass for Merlot. Oh well, Caveat emptor-let the buyer beware.” His next story was one I could really sympathize with. “Out of work, I tried to pick up a few dollars in a Final Four bracket but my champion selection Villanova lost to North Carolina State who wouldn’t have even been in the second round if LSU could have hit the ocean off a boat. Isn’t there anyone in Baton Rouge who can shoot a free throw?” he lamented.

I started to mention former

Tiger player Eddie Palubinskas who resides in the Capital City and is in the Guinness Book of World Records for most free throws made in an hour (1,206 out of 1265) but apparently no one at LSU has had the good sense to reach out for his help. But there was no interrupting the hard-luck fellow’s whine with the wine. “I could go on ad nauseum about the rest of the tournament and my Alma Mater Albany’s early exit…” “Ah, the Great Danes,” I injected flaunting my useless trivial knowledge about college nicknames. “Why, yes,” he seemed surprised. “My family is originally from Denmark and they thought it would be clever to send me there.” “Is that where you learned Latin?” I asked noting his frequent use of the language. “Of course,” he answered. “Are you proficient in the Classics also?” “Ad deum qui leaetificat juventutem meam,” I replied proudly, recalling my altar boy responses from over 55 years ago. “Oh, the old Catholic mass,” he sighed unimpressed. “At least the Latin kept the ritual equally incomprehensible everywhere.” “Surely, you’ve had some good things happen to you recently,” I

said in my best Pollyanna voice. “Well, I really thought my luck had changed when some of my redneck cousins in Georgia scored some tickets to a practice round at the Masters and invited me to join them,” he recalled. “But we were dishonorably discharged from the premises for making comments at Tiger Woods.” “What in the world did you say?” I asked foolishly. “I certainly hope it had nothing to do with this being the most popular week in the year for vasectomies so that men can sit on a bag of frozen peas for four days on doctor’s orders and watch golf and their wives can’t say a word.” “No,” he answered. “I don’t understand a lot of golf lingo but it had something to do with Tiger’s girlfriend Lindsey Vonn showing up after Woods had played poorly on the front nine. One of my friends said something like ‘Maybe you’ll do better on Lindsey’s backside’ and they showed us the gate making us persona non gratis.” “Man, you are hitting in some hard luck,” I sympathized. “Didn’t the Easter Bunny bring you anything?” I added in a weak attempt to lighten the conversation. “I don’t believe in the Easter Bunny,” he shot back. “I don’t believe in Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy of the Loch Ness Monster. I don’t believe in Bigfoot or aliens or that Elvis and

Michael Jackson are alive and living together in McElroy Swamp. “I don’t believe in the Abominable Snowman or leprechauns or hobbits or Harry Potter. And I don’t believe in mermaids, Minotaurs or Medusa-although I’m fairly certain my first wife was a relative of the latter.” “Dude-is there anything left that you do believe in?” I asked incredulously. His face lost what little expression it had contained and his voice dropped to a Don Corleone hoarse whisper. “I really believe that the Chicago Cubs have a chance to win the World Series this year.” “Man, if you believe that, you’ll believe in anything,” I countered. “Things didn’t get any better as the month progressed,” he continued. “I came out to Sammy’s on April 14-unofficially known as National Hard Luck Day-because it was the day Lincoln was shot (‘Sic Semper Tyrannis-and so to all tyrants’ shouted John Wilkes Booth’), the day the Titanic sank and the day of the fatal Apollo 13 radio transmission-‘Houston, we have a problem’. Amanda and Emily were gracing the bar so naturally they had attracted a club full of young, well-built men all eager to impress the lovely ladies. After a few shot of Petrol, the strongmen devised a King Arthur-like contest to see who was the strongest of

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the lot and also win a few coins.” “They were going to pull a sword out of a stone?” I asked trying to keep up with the classical theme. “No, but after they had squeezed every drop out of an innocent lemon into their tequila, the bet became who could squeeze one drop more. I put my money on a lumberjack-looking lad with huge hands but even he could not coax one small drop from the dried-up fruit. One by one the rest of the Achilles lookalikes also failed and it appeared there would be no winner. “Then a scrawny, little guy with glasses appeared from a dark cor- ner and asked if he might attempt the feat. The young studs all had

a good laugh until one pushed the lemon toward the nerdy fellow and said, ‘Go ahead, Geek. Make

it leak.’ The laughter turned to

astonished gasps when the bespectacled gent held the lemon over a shot glass and produced one last-but very obvious-drop. Then he picked up the prize money on the bar and headed for the door.” “Hey, wait a minute,” cried one of the raging bulls. “What are you-some kind of magician?” “No,” said the money- counting accountant. “I work for the IRS.” “That’s when I remembered that the next day was April 15 and I’d forgotten to pay my taxes. So now the government is after me

on top of everything else.” “Look,” I said, “maybe you’re just having a bad month. April’s almost over and May has got to be better. In fact the Kentucky Derby’s on May 2 this year and I have just the horse to change your luck and solve all your financial problems.” He actually looked encouraged for the first time since he’d come in so I neglected to tell him my sordid history of picking winners in the Derby. “You seem fond of Latiny phras- es and the horse’s name is Carpe Diem-Seize the day-which could also alter your jaded philosophy on life. He just won a Derby Prep in Kentucky by five lengths.” That was my best shot so I was a bit disappointed at the lack of enthusiasm on his part. “Thanks,” he said, “but I already have my Derby horse picked out-one whose name is more suited to my personality. He’s a California colt called ‘One Lucky Dane’”. He left me with one last blast from the so-called “dead language”. “Bibamus, moriendum est-Let us drink for we must die.” I turned to the young lady behind the bar and took him at his word with my favorite English phrase and my last winner of the Kentucky Derby at 15-1-“I’ll have another.”

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Introducing, Mr. Adam Dale By Brandt Bourque This month I decided to mix things up

Introducing, Mr. Adam Dale

By Brandt Bourque

This month I decided to mix things up a bit and began a new path with my column. I want to use this space to tell stories of and in a way, give back to the great musicians living and performing in and around our great parish. With such a rich music history in Ascension

parish, I felt it would be only fitting to stretch the boundaries on my maiden journey into these short biographies and tell the story of a very dear friend of mine, Mr. Adam Dale. Adam, a Minden native, was turned onto music by his parents who purchased him a guitar for Christmas at the age of fourteen. While attending Minden High School he excelled musically, especially in choir class. It was while in high school that Adam had his first chance to lead a band on vocals and guitar when the christian rock band “Shoeless” was formed. Given his great vocal ability Adam was blessed with a scholarship to attend Louisiana Tech in Ruston, an opportunity he couldn’t turn down. While in Ruston he would meet and become friends with several musicians that would later become part of the band “The American Tragedy” “Tragedy”, as it would become know as, began in 1999 and got its biggest break very early on when discovered and selected to be a part of a USA network music themed TV

and selected to be a part of a USA network music themed TV 28 show called

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selected to be a part of a USA network music themed TV 28 show called Farm
selected to be a part of a USA network music themed TV 28 show called Farm

show called Farm Club. Farm Club was hosted by Breaux Bridge native and former Miss USA, Ali Landry. The show promoted unsigned bands by mixing them in with a national act on a nation wide live performance broadcast. The American Tragedy episode was aired with Crazy Town as the featured national act. At the time Crazy Town was promot- ing their number one smash hit, Butterfly. After the exposure on Farm Club gigs became easier to come by, American Tragedy began touring from coast to coast. They shared the stage with bands like: Stained, Saliva, Hinder, Candlebox and Bowling for Soup to name a few. After become veterans of the road the band decided to stay 100% independent, never signing with a record label. Dale stated, “We could never find the right deal, everything we were offered just didn’t feel

right to us.” The band went on to release 3 full length albums, a live album and an EP, the most successful of these was the 2006 release “Welcome to the Show” The band was able to sell nearly 10,000 albums through touring alone. In the late 2000’s the band lost their basses and began to lose some momentum. It was around this time that Adam met his future wife Stefanie Laiche and decided to move to Baton Rouge to purse a solo career. Baton Rouge was booming with small venues that were looking for smaller acts to hire and the timing seamed perfect to Dale. This opportu- nity would also allow Adam to focus on creating an album of material constructed entirely on his own. That first album was titled “The Sun has Risen/ The Sun has Set”. In the last few years Adam’s schedule finally start to slow down and settle. He and

Stefanie are now married and expecting their second child later this year. Adam is currently

Stefanie are now married and expecting their second child later this year. Adam is currently a resident of Ascension parish where he has completed his dream of having a home studio. 2014 saw the release of Adam’s first album as a dad. Adam says this is his best work to date. The album is a mature depiction of life as an adult and how perspectives change from being in a rock band on the

roads of America to being a daddy with number two on the way. The album, titled “Cats and Dogs”, is also a nod to his daughter Collins Avery Dale as they both share the same initials. Please take the time to sample Adam Dale and The American Tragedy on iTunes, CD Baby, or Spotify. When you see his name on a marque around town make sure you stop by and say hello!

on iTunes, CD Baby, or Spotify. When you see his name on a marque around town

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Not long ago my step- daughter mentioned that my two grandchildren wanted to spend the night in a tent. Spending the night outside in a tent is exciting for most chil- dren. I'm sure most of you have tent stories of your own but for now I would like to share a couple of those horror stories of my own with you. We once had a duck lease in the marsh at Pecan Island where we were forced to stay in a tent. One particular night the crew decided to bring the boat to the road. We then went to a beer drinking contest at the only bar in Pecan Island. We won the contest during which time this massive cold front blew through. When we returned to the tent later that night, we discovered that the tent had been blown down. Everything that we had was wet. We didn't raise the tent. We all crawled under it and did the best we could. The next morning at daylight I found myself crawling out on my hands and knees upchucking the beer from the night before. Great plans were in store for tent camping and deer hunting on a trip to Jackson-Bienville years ago. As we approached the campground late that night we noticed severe lightning on the horizon. My dad and our hunting partner had enough sense to bring a cot to sleep on. I slept on the ground only to be awakened about two hours later soaking wet. I then moved to the truck to miserably spend the rest of the night. We did kill a deer the next morning and spent the remainder of the day at a laundrymat in town drying our clothes. Years ago the Bohemia WMA provided a campground. My two hunting partners and I went to the camp site after spending the day deer hunting

and fishing. It was November and the temperature was very warm. One of my hunting buddies began snoring unbelievably loud that night. I finally couldn't take it anymore so I went to the boat to sleep. It wasn't long before my other buddy joined me. The mosquitos were horrible out there and I still couldn't sleep because of the snoring coming from the tent some tweny-five yards away. There's more horror stories I could tell about tent outings, but that's enough for now. At some point in my life I quit staying in tents and have no intention of doing so in the future. Although it's more expensive, not nearly as much fun, and not as nature friendly, I'll just go get a hotel room. Most of the time we'll cook our fish or game on the tailgate of the truck at the room instead of at a campfire. My grandchildren definitely need to spend a night in a tent and I'll probably be the chosen one to do that with them. My plans are to pitch it in my backyard. Then when things go south sometime that night as I'm sure it will, we'll go inside to a nice, dry, soft bed

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Montpelier, Vermont is the only state capital without a McDonald's.

A cow gives nearly 200,000 glasses of milk in her life time.

-Earthworms have 5 hearts.

The average Japanese watches more than 10 hours of television a day.

In average a human losses 200 head hairs a day.

In the U.S., frisbees out sell football's, basketball’s, and baseball's combined.

It is believed that Leonardo do Vinci invented scissors.

Despite a population of over a billion, China only has about 200 family names.

Buckingham Palace has 602 rooms.

Children grow faster in the springtime.

During an oysters life it changes its sex from male to female several times.

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When Family Comes to Visit!

It happens several times a year. My out-of-state family comes to visit. This past month my sister, Janet(Nana) made a visit with my niece Sally and her growing family Millie(3) and Addie (3 months) old. Don’t get me wrong. I love my family and I love when they visit but the stuff I have to do to make their visit a pleasant one. First off I’m a bachelor which means there is house cleaning that needs to be done. Maybe a couple of days worth. And I am talking about real cleaning like vacuuming, mopping, sheet changing. My favorite task is to clean and clear out the 3rd bedroom. Yea Right? You know the room that holds anything I needed to get out of sight quick junk room. However there is a upside to cleaning the room. I always find things I’ve been missing for months. Then I move to the refrigerator and another task that is seldom done. Gotta get the tupperware bowls that are bulging at the seems out the fridge and the house. After I took the junk out I realized I didn’t have much in the fridge and had to restock. With it empty the stains really start to show. I had to use Lysol

it empty the stains really start to show. I had to use Lysol Bathroom cleaner and

Bathroom cleaner and go to cleaning. I haven’t mentioned the carport, the grass and the visitors bathroom. Enough about the cleaning. You get the picture. After they arrive we make our hellos and my home turns into a nursery, preschool, with Princess Sophia and Frozen with Elsa on my favorite flat screen that is generally tuned to sports and western movies. These guys are technology savvy. There is a IPad in both recliners with smartphones everywhere. Millie has about 3 different ones. One minute she’s using hers, one minute her Nana’s and then her Moms. Hell, they hacked my Cable account and recorded Disney shows on my television before they got here. We started our week with a visit to eat at local restaurants. As the week goes on I get a chance to take them fishing. Something that is in my wheel house. I have to tell you fishing with a

3 year old has its challenges. Last year when she was 2 she had no trouble touching crickets. Even carried the buck around like she

had a cricket purse. This year as a

3 year old she wasn’t getting

anywhere close to those bugs. Of course Nana was trying torcher her encouraging her not to be

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scared. Also when Nana told her the small crickets were baby crickets, Millie put 2 and 2 together and ask, “So you are fishing with the Mommie crickets?” Try to answer that one Nana? Addie was a great baby. She just layed around, played, laughed, nursed and created unique smells. It reminded me of back when my son lived with me. I made an egg sandwich for Nana and she ate it right off the baby’s butt. It was like a baby boody buffet. Now Millie and I made some memories. She put her pink Too-too on my head over my camo hat and put purple grape flavored silver sparkling lip gloss on me. I don’t think it was my shade and wasn’t really in my fashion color wheel. Then she pulled out the tangerine color fingernail polish. It took a while for that stuff to wear off. I got some funny looks at the golf course. I did have fun making clues for a treasure hunt for Millie. The clues led her to the freezer where

hunt for Millie. The clues led her to the freezer where there a treasure full of
hunt for Millie. The clues led her to the freezer where there a treasure full of

there a treasure full of toys and games wrapped in alluminum foil. Elsa doll from Frozen was one. She been hugging it ever since. Now their gone. It’s quiet. The house smells like the dog. I now have some 2% skim milk and a small bottle of something that may be baby milk left behind. I’m not touching it! I do have most of a crunchy peanut butter jar. Like ‘The Beverly Hill Billies’ “Ya’ll come back now, Hear.”

it! I do have most of a crunchy peanut butter jar. Like ‘The Beverly Hill Billies’
You are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual 'Cooking for a Cause' Jambalaya Cook-Off
You are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual 'Cooking for a Cause' Jambalaya Cook-Off
You are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual 'Cooking for a Cause' Jambalaya Cook-Off

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Sunday June 28th to benefit wounded combat veterans across the United States

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

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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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Sponsored by Krazy Kajun
We are raffling off a Golf Cart and 8 gallon jambalaya pot
$10 Golf Cart and $1 Jambalaya Pot Tickets. Drawing on May 24th
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40 Pelican Point is on the Move! Pelican Point has a renewed vision and updated
40 Pelican Point is on the Move! Pelican Point has a renewed vision and updated

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40 Pelican Point is on the Move! Pelican Point has a renewed vision and updated business

Pelican Point is on the Move!

Pelican Point has a renewed vision and updated business plan to both upgrade its facilities and services, and to soon open its doors to what should become one of the top restaurants and bars in Ascension Parish.

For almost 18 years Pelican Point’s food and beverage operation has primarily focused on golfers needs. But, with 800 families now living in Pelican Point and nearly 600 families living nearby, Pelican Point will soon be additionally focusing on the food and beverage desires of these 1400 families as well as other people who are looking for more interesting food and beverage options.

An upgraded Pro Shop has been moved to a new location in the clubhouse while the old Pro Shop will soon become an upscale bar for golfers, Pelican Point residents, and others interested in a beautifully dec- orated smoke free bar with a great environment.

Numerous other renovations are underway such as enlarging and upgrading the restaurant, kitchen as

such as enlarging and upgrading the restaurant, kitchen as well as a private dining/conference room designed

well as a private dining/conference room designed for small meetings and our new “Private Chef’s Table” for 12-24 people per event.

Executive Chef Joshua Hebert will oversee all Food and Beverage operations. Chef Joshua Hebert hails from the shores of Bayou Lafourche. Joshua launched a new menu the first week in April and will also continuously offer a weekly lunch spe- cial crafted by him!

continuously offer a weekly lunch spe- cial crafted by him! Chef Joshua Hebert Please join us

Chef Joshua Hebert

Please join us for lunch and see all the new improvements taking place. As always, Pelican Point is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. We serve lunch daily Tuesday-Sunday from 11am- 3pm and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday from 7am-10:30am.

Once all renovations are completed, we plan to extends our hours in the 19th hole bar as well as our restaurant which will begin opening for dinners on selected nights.

Over the next few month’s Pelican Point will keep you updated on the progress and improvements.

“Private Chef’s Table”
“Private Chef’s Table”

Cooking Gourmet at Home

Cooking Gourmet at Home “After The Boil” Crawfish Cakes All ingredients used are what is typically

“After The Boil” Crawfish Cakes

All ingredients used are what is typically left over after a crawfish boil Prep Time:
All ingredients used are
what is typically left over
after a crawfish boil
Prep Time:
15 minutes
Cook Time:
6 minutes
Ingredients:
Executive Chef
½ lb peeled Crawfish Tails (with fat)
Ben Jarreau
2 lbs boiled red potatoes
1 cup boiled corn (cut off the cob)
¼ cup green onions- thinly sliced
1 clove boiled garlic
1 link boiled sausage- roughly chopped
1 cup mayo
¼ cup Creole mustard
1 Tbls Creole seasoning
Batter Ingredients:
1
cup vegetable oil
2
cups milk & 2 eggs (whisk together)
2
cups flour
4
cups Panko bread crumbs
Method:
Reheat your potatoes using either the microwave or by
re-boiling them for about 5 minutes. In a large mixing bowl
combine the heated potatoes, corn, chopped sausage, green
onions, garlic, peeled crawfish tails, mayo, Creole mustard,
and Creole seasoning and mix well.
form into cakes, approx 3 oz each.
Take your mixture and
In a medium sauté pan, heat your oil over med hi heat. Next
dredge your cakes in the flour, then the milk and egg mixture,
and finally in the Panko bread crumbs.
Gently drop your
cakes, 2 to 3 at a time into your heated oil and cook
approximately 3 minutes on each side.
Remove from heat
and allow to cool 2 minutes before serving.
oil and cook approximately 3 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and allow to cool
oil and cook approximately 3 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and allow to cool

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