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bled by community support each and every year. Na Na Sha was outstand- ing, as usual and our supporters danced all night long. Heart warming stories were passed along and the

parish gave their all. Every year the Iron Warriors puts on their event “Blessings of the Bikes” and Dreams Come True is their chosen charity and gives a nice donation. This year

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DCT received $11,500 from Iron Warriors. In addition, this year a grand- mother of a

DCT received $11,500 from Iron Warriors. In addition, this year a grand- mother of a dream child, Shelby, who has been helping at

the dance, put on a Car and Bike Show at Moon Light Inn this past month and raised

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Once again we had dream kids who were of age working the concession stand. They want to give back and help future dream kids receive their

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The LSU Offense

The Tigers return eight starters on offense, including four at the skill positions along with three on the offensive line, under third-year offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. A year ago with a first-year starter at quarterback in Anthony Jennings, LSU was a run-heavy offense led by freshman sensation Leonard Fournette. Fournette led the Southeastern Conference in all-purpose yards, and he set an LSU freshman record for rushing yards with 1,034. The Tigers ranked among the SEC leaders with 224.5 rushing yards a contest in 2014. Overall, LSU averaged 27.6 points and 387.5 total yards per game. LSU topped the 300-yard rushing mark in four games last year which including a whopping 384 yards in a 23-17 win over Texas A&M. Joining Fournette as returning starters at the skill positions for LSU in 2015 include wide receivers Travin Dural and John Diarse along with quarterback Anthony Jennings. Despite the loss of three-year starter and second team All-America La’el Collins to the NFL, the Tigers offensive line returns three players who should all contend for postseason honors led by senior right tackle Vadal Alexander. He’s joined by a pair of juniors in left tackle Jerald Hawkins and guard/center Ethan Pocic to anchor what should be one of the strengths for the Tigers. The final returning starter for LSU in 2015 is tight end Dillon Gordon, who doubles as a pass catcher and blocker for the Tigers.

Quarterbacks

The quarterback position is a spot that is expected to be manned by junior Anthony Jennings (6-2, 216, Jr.- 2L) or sophomore Brandon Harris (6-3, 188, So.-1L) but that won’t be settled until sometime during presea- son practice. Jennings started all but one game a year ago for the Tigers and guided LSU to an 8-4 mark in those contests. Jennings features a strong command of the offense along with having 22 games of experience to his credit. For his career, Jennings has completed 124-of-256 passes for 1,792 yards, 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He’s led LSU on four game-winning driving during his brief career with the Tigers, and he’s 9-4 overall a starter. Harris, with a big arm and the ability to make game-changing plays with his feet, showed glimpses of what the future may hold at the quarterback position at times last year, leading LSU to a near unthinkable comeback against Mississippi State and directing touchdown scoring drives on seven straight drives in a win over New Mexico State. Harris played in nine games during his rookie season with the Tigers in 2014 with his lone start coming on the road against Auburn. He completed 25-of-45 passes for 452 yards, six touch- downs and only two interceptions. He also rushed for 159 yards and three TDs to account for a total of nine touchdowns last year. True freshman Justin McMillan (6-1, 177, Fr.-HS) and senior Brad Kragthorpe (6-0, 200, Sr.-1L) round out the depth chart at the quarterback position for the Tigers heading into 2015.

the quarterback position for the Tigers heading into 2015. 7 Running Backs It’s been a long

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Running Backs

It’s been a long time since there’s been this much preseason hype for a LSU running back but after the showing the Leonard Fournette (6-1, 230, So.-1L) put on last year as a rookie, it’s well-deserved. Fournette is listed among the top running backs in the country going into 2015, and he’s even been ranked among the favorites to contend for the Heisman Trophy as the nation’s top player. Last year, Fournette emerged as one

of the top players at his position in the SEC, rushing for 1,034 yards and 10 TDs. He averaged a staggering 5.5 yards per carry and led the SEC in all-purpose yards with

137.4 a contest. He doubled as a game-breaker at kick

returner where he averaged 26.0 yards a return. He capped his rookie season with a 100-yard kickoff return for a TD against Notre Dame to go with an 89-yard touchdown run against the Irish in the Music City Bowl. Fournette will be joined the backfield by sophomore

Darrel Williams (6-0, 230, So.-1L), who rushed for 302 yards and three touchdowns as a true freshman in

2014. The Tigers will welcome three of the top high

school running backs in the nation to the roster this year with the addition of Derrius Guice (5-11, 216, Fr.-HS),

Nick Brossette (6-0, 214, Fr.-HS), and Lanard Fournette (5-10, 185, Fr.-HS).

Fullbacks

The fullback position will continue to play a prominent role in the LSU offense, and the Tigers will count on J.D. Moore (6-3, 229, So.-1L) to help fill the gap left with the departure of two-year starter Connor Neighbors to graduation. Moore transitioned to fullback fulltime during the spring with good results. He’s expected to lead a young, but talented group at the position that will also include a pair of true freshmen in David Ducre (6-0, 239, Fr.-HS) and Bry’Kiethon Mouton (6-1, 250, Fr.-HS). Tony Upchurch (6-1, 230, Fr.-RS), a converted wide receiver, rounds out the list of fullbacks for the Tigers.

Wide Receivers

Wide receiver may be the deepest and talented position on the field for LSU in 2015 as the Tigers return four players who have started and played significant snaps. LSU wideouts caught 83 passes among four players last year and all four of those return in 2015 led by junior Travin Dural (6-2, 194, Jr.-2L). Dural headlines the group as one of the most explosive playmakers in the SEC. Dural is averaging 20 yards per catch for his 44 career receptions, and he scored on TDs of 94 and 80 yards last year in his first full season as a starter. A trio of sophomores made a big impact on the passing game for LSU last year led by Trey Quinn (6-0, 194, So.-1L), who ranked second on the team with 17 catches for 193 yards in his seven starts. John Diarse (6-0, 210, So.-1L) showed his big-play capability by opening the year with a 36-yard fourth quarter TD against Wisconsin that helped spark the comeback win and then closed the season with a 75-yard scoring reception against Notre Dame in the Music City Bowl. Diarse finished the season with 15 catches for 275 yards and three touchdowns. Malachi Dupre (6-3, 187, So.-1L), a unique athlete with tremendous receiving skills, finished second on the team with five touchdowns

in 2014. He caught 14 passes for 317 yards and averaged a team-high 22.7 yards per catch. D.J. Chark (6-2, 184, So.-SQ) played sparingly as a true freshman in 2014 but is coming off perhaps the best spring of all LSU receivers. Chark led LSU in receiving in every spring scrimmage and positioned himself to be the rotation once the season starts. Newcomers Tyron Johnson (6-2, 192, Fr.-HS), Derrick Dillon (5-11, 174, Fr.-HS) and Jazz Ferguson (6-5, 214, Fr.-HS) all come to LSU with a chance to compete for playing time in 2015.

Tight Ends

A critical part to the LSU offense is the play of the tight end, and that’s one spot on the field where the Tigers return a mixture of talent. Senior and returning starter Dillon Gordon (6-4, 295, Sr.-3L) is a punishing blocker who also displays soft and reliable hands in the passing game. Colin Jeter (6-6, 236, Jr.-1L) is a threat in the vertical and intermediate passing game, while DeSean Smith (6-5, 242, Jr.-2L) is hybrid with good size but also has good speed and creates mismatch problems for linebackers. Smith had his best game in the season-finale last year against Notre Dame with four catches for 66 yards, both career-highs. Redshirt freshman Jacory Washington (6-5, 221, Fr.-RS) is much like that of Smith in that he’s got great athletic ability and can create mismatch issues for opposing defenses in the passing game. Foster Moreau (6-5, 237, Fr.-HS) and Hanner Shipley (6-5, 284, Fr.-HS) are both true freshmen who will have an opportunity to contribute in 2015.

Offensive Linemen

One of the biggest strengths for LSU in 2015 will be that of the offensive line as the Tigers return three starters up front led by senior right tackle Vadal Alexander (6-6, 320, Sr.-3L), who has a combined 34 career starts at left guard (25 starts) and right tackle (9). He’s joined by junior left tackle Jerald Hawkins (6-6, 309, Jr.-2L) and junior guard/center Ethan Pocic (6-7, 301, Jr.-2L) as returning starters for the Tigers. Hawkins, with tremendous reach and outstanding footwork, may be the next great LSU offensive lineman. He will shift to left tackle in 2015 after starting 25 games at right tackle as a freshman and sophomore. Pocic displays tremendous run and pass blocking skills and is versatile enough to play any position on the line of scrimmage. He’s penciled in to start alongside Hawkins at left guard giving LSU as dominant a guard-tackle combination as there will be in college football in 2015. Josh Boutte (6-5, 340, Jr.-1L) made big strides during the spring and is in position to take over the starting spot at right guard in 2015, while redshirt freshman William Clapp (6-5, 295, Fr.-RS) emerged from the spring as a potential candidate for the center spot. Clapp will be pushed by sophomore Andy Dodd (6-4, 336, So.-1L) for playing time at center. K.J. Malone (6-4, 289, So.-1L) and Garrett Brumfield (6-4, 309, Fr.-RS) will be in the rotation at the guard positons in 2015. Malone, who appeared on the offensive line in four games in 2014, has also cross-trained at center and can fill-in at that spot if necessary. LSU’s 2015 signing class featured five of the nation’s

top offensive line prospects, all of which will be in position to compete for significant playing time in the near future. The list of newcomers include tackle Toby Weathersby (6-5, 303, Fr.-HS), lineman Chidi Valentine- Okeke (6-6, 315, Fr.-HS), tackle George Brown Jr. (6-6, 283, Fr.-HS), guard Adrian Magee (6-5, 366, Fr.-HS) and guard Maea Teuhema (6-4, 323, Fr.-HS).

The LSU Defense

Defense has been the foundation that Les Miles has built his program around and 2015 will be no different, as the Tigers under the direction of first-year coordinator Kevin Steele, return six starters from a unit that led the SEC in total defense and pass defense a year ago. Under Miles, the Tiger defense has produced 20 touchdowns, while also playing a significant role in LSU’s 24 fourth-quarter comebacks over the last 10 years. Since 2005, LSU has finished in the top 3 in the SEC in total defense and scoring defense eight times, in rushing defense six times, and in passing defense four times. Under Miles, LSU has finished outside of the top 4 in the SEC in scoring defense just one time (9th in 2008). Steele, along with defensive line coach Ed Orgeron, have brought new energy to what was already a very talented defense. If the 15 spring practices were any indication as to how the transition will be to Steele, then the Tigers will be in good shape as players bounced around the practice field with high energy and enthusiasm. The strength of LSU’s defense is right up the middle as the Tigers return their two defensive tackles in Christian LaCouture and Davon Godchaux along with middle linebacker Kendell Beckwith and safety Jalen Mills. Tre’Davious White, a dynamic playmaker, is back for his third year as a starter at cornerback, while outside linebacker Lamar Louis rounds out the list of returning starters for the Tigers.

Defensive Ends

LSU will have to replace both of its defensive ends due

Ends LSU will have to replace both of its defensive ends due to the departure of

to the departure of Danielle Hunter, who was picked in the third round of the NFL Draft and Jermauria Rasco, who finished his eligibility after starting for two years for the Tigers. As a result of the loss of Hunter and Rasco, LSU’s defensive end position will feature a pair of first-time starters in 2015. Among those players vying for the starting job include Lewis Neal (6-1, 255, Jr.-2L), Tashawn Bower (6-5, 237, Jr.-2L), Sione Teuhema (6-4, 232, So.-1L) and Maquedius Bain (6-4, 299, So.-1L). Bower, with 19 tackles in 19 games, and Neal, with 10 tackles in 23 games, are the most experienced of the

group. Deondre Clark (6-3, 244, So.-1L) will likely be among the players in the rotation at defensive end, while M.J. Patterson (6-3, 231, So.-SQ) emerged from spring prac- tice as a player to watch heading into 2015. Newcomers Isaiah Washington (6-4, 255, Fr.-HS) and Arden Key (6- 6, 230, Fr.-HS) were both highly-touted coming out of high school and could push for playing time as true fresh- men in 2015.

Defensive Tackles

LSU returns both of its starting defensive tackles as junior Christian LaCouture (6-5, 300, Jr.-2L) and sophomore Davon Godchaux (6-4, 298, So.-1L) are back after starting the final 10 games alongside each other in 2014. LaCouture is the most experienced of LSU’s defensive linemen with 26 appearances and 13 starts. He’s recorded 51 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks during his two years with the Tigers. Godchaux needed just three games before taking over the starting job where he quickly established himself as one of the top freshmen defensive tackles in the country. Godchaux finished his rookie season with 42 tackles as he helped anchor a Tiger defense that led the league in total yards and pass defense. Senior Quentin Thomas (6-4, 303, Sr.-2L), and a pair of sophomores in Greg Gilmore (6-5, 305, So.-SQ) and Frank Herron (6-4, 278, So.-SQ) will be part of the defensive tackle rotation. Thomas worked his way into a starting role last year before suffering an arm injury early in the year that slowed his progress and limited his playing time. He still managed to play in 11 games with three starts.

Linebackers

The Tigers return two starters and two others who have at least one start to their credit at the position heading into 2015. One of the anchors for the LSU defense this year will be middle linebacker Kendell Beckwith (6-2, 245, Jr.-2L), who took over as the starter midway through the 2014 season and quickly established himself as a future star. Beckwith ranked second on the team last year with 77 tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss despite not cracking the starting lineup until the seventh game of the season. Beckwith, a former high school quarterback, showed just what type of playmaker he can be as he scored on a 29-yard interception against New Mexico State, had a game-changing sack against Ole Miss, and successfully converted a fake punt with a 5-yard run against

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Wisconsin. Lamar Louis (5-11, 229, Sr.-3L) joins Beckwith as the other returning starter for the Tigers. Louis, who mans the Sam linebacker spot, has started 15 games in his career and posted 67 tackles. Deion Jones (6-1, 220, Sr.-3L) is slated to start at the Will linebacker after making a name for himself as a special teams standout during his first three years with the Tigers.

Cornerbacks

Tre’Davious White (5-11, 191, Jr.-2L), one of the LSU veterans no matter the position, has developed into one of the top cornerbacks in the nation going into his junior season. White has started 24 games and he’s intercepted four passes to go along with 88 tackles and

intercepted four passes to go along with 88 tackles and Jones and Duke Riley (6-1, 218,

Jones and Duke Riley (6-1, 218, Jr.-2L) have both start- ed one game during their career but bring a great deal of experience to the position for the Tigers in 2015. Jones has 65 career tackles, while Riley has 27 career stops. Ronnie Feist (6-1, 224, Jr.-2L) will backup Beckwith in the middle, while Donnie Alexander (6-1, 201, So.-1L) and Devin Voorhies (6-2, 208, So.-1L) will see action behind Jones at one of the outside linebacker positions.

13 pass breakups for an LSU defense that led the league in total yards and pass defense in 2014. Ed Paris (6-1, 208, So.-1L) and true freshman Kevin Toliver II (6-2, 192, Fr.-HS) were both impressive during the spring and are slated to compete for the cornerback slot opposite White. Paris played in 13 games last year as a true freshman, seeing most of his action on special teams. Toliver II, who was listed as the top cornerback in high school last year, enrolled at LSU early and went through spring drills with the Tigers.

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Dwayne Thomas (6-0, 182, Jr.-2L) is expected to be back at full strength after suffering a season-ending injury in the fifth game of the year. Thomas will find a place on the field in some capacity in the secondary due to his playmaking and leadership ability. Russell Gage (6-0, 180, So.-SQ) along with newcom- ers Donte Jackson (5-11, 168, Fr.-HS), and Xavier Lewis (6-0, 186, Fr.-HS) will be in position to contribute in the secondary or on special teams in 2015.

Safeties

LSU’s safeties are a versatile and an athletic group that will once again be asked to play aggressive while also being dependable in coverage. LSU’s secondary features two of the top safeties in the SEC in senior Jalen Mills (6-1, 189, Sr.-3L) and sophomore Jamal Adams (6-0, 206, So.-1L). Mills has started every game of his LSU career (39) and is the only player on the team with over 100 career tackles (186). Mills has proven to be an asset in stopping the run, while also being good in coverage. He has six career interceptions and 13 pass breakups. Adams quickly developed into one of the most explosive players on the team as a true freshman a year ago with a hard-hitting, relentless mindset on the field. Adams racked up 66 tackles along with 5.0 tackles for loss and a sack in 2014 as he played in all 13 games with two starts. Rickey Jefferson (6-0, 204, Jr.-2L), Corey Thompson (6-2, 218, Jr.-2L), and John Battle (6-1, 186, So.-1L) are three players with significant game experience that will be counted on to contribute in the secondary in 2015. Jefferson has made a number of big plays during his first two years with the Tigers but none bigger than his fourth quarter interception that set-up LSU’s game-win- ning field goal to beat Florida last year. Jefferson has 29 tackles and a pair of interceptions to his credit. Thompson is expected back at full speed in 2015 after missing all of last season with a knee injury. Thompson started five games in 2013 and has played in 23 contests during his career, totaling 51 tackles and three

pass breakups. Battle played in just one game a year ago but a good spring followed by a strong showing in the offseason program has him in position to contribute more in 2015.

The LSU Special Teams

Another signature of a Les Miles team is that of quality special teams play. Under Miles, LSU has accounted for 22 touchdowns on special teams which includes 12 punt returns for TDs, four kickoff returns for TDs, two blocked field goals for TDs, and one TD each on a blocked punt, fumbled punt, fake field goal, and missed field goal. LSU is 19-2 when scoring a special teams touchdown

since 2005, and the Tigers have scored at least one TD on special teams in each of Miles’ 10 years at the school. Bradley Dale Peveto has served as LSU’s special teams coordinator for four years over two different stints with the Tigers and is considered to be one of the top special teams coordinators in college football.

Placekickers

Colby Delahoussaye (5-10, 176, Jr.-2L) is back for his third year as LSU’s primary placekicker. In his first two years with the Tigers, Delahoussaye has converted 24-of- 29 field goals, including 14-of-16 from 30 yards or longer. He’s backed up by Trent Domingue (6-1, 170, Jr.-1L), who made 2-of-4 field goals last year and Cameron Gamble (5-11, 190, So.-1L). Domingue and Gamble also share kickoff duties for the Tigers.

and Gamble also share kickoff duties for the Tigers. Punters Jamie Keehn (6-4, 220, Sr.-3L), LSU’s

Punters

Jamie Keehn (6-4, 220, Sr.-3L), LSU’s second straight Australian punter, will once again handle all punting duties for the Tigers in 2015. Last year, Keehn earned second team All-SEC honors after ranking No. 2 in the league with a 44.9 average. For his career, Keehn is averaging 43.5 yards a punt and he’s downed 48 of 126 punts inside the opponent 20-yard line. Keehn will be backed up by another Aussie in Josh Growden (6-4, 220, Fr.-HS), who signed with the Tigers last spring.

Return Specialists

LSU returns both of its return specialists in 2015 as Tre’Davious White is expected to return punts, while Leonard Fournette will handle kickoff returns. White ranked among the SEC leaders in punt returns last year with a 10.9 average on 25 returns. He returned a punt 67 yards for a touchdown against Kentucky. Fournette led the SEC in all-purpose yards in 2014 and he was among the league leaders in kickoff returns with a 26.0 average on 24 returns. Fournette closed the year with a 100-yard kickoff return for a TD against Notre Dame in the Music City Bowl. Jamal Adams will backup White on punt returns, while Travin Dural will contribute in the kickoff return game.

Snappers

Reid Ferguson (6-2, 236, Sr.-3L) has handled nearly every snap – both placekicks and punts – since walking on campus as a true freshman in 2012. He will be counted on to do the same for LSU in 2015 as he’s listed as a preseason All-America heading into his senior season. Ferguson is a placekicker and punter’s dream as his snaps are right on the mark every time. Reid Ferguson will be backed up by his younger brother Blake Ferguson (6-3, 215, Fr.-HS), who signed with the Tigers after being thought of as the nation’s top prep long snapper a year ago.

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New Bridal Jewelry Designs Offer Many Exciting Options with Layne Gautreau Perhaps the biggest news

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with Layne Gautreau

Perhaps the biggest news in bridal jewelry is the prominence of three major trends: three stone rings, fancy diamond shapes, and rings

trends: three stone rings, fancy diamond shapes, and rings set with colored diamonds and colored gemstones.

set with colored diamonds and colored gemstones. Currently, many three stone rings feature a white diamond center stone flanked by two colored diamond side stones with the added dazzle of white diamond pavé.

The most popular fancy diamond shapes for today’s brides include the elegant cushion, the square Asscher or princess cut, and the oval. But the classic round brilliant diamond shape is still the leader.

Today’s favorite colored diamond is canary yellow with pink coming on strong. When surrounded by white diamonds, these make an exciting and different engagement ring. And many wedding rings are

and different engagement ring. And many wedding rings are featuring diamond center stones in all shades

featuring diamond center stones in all shades of pink as well as deep blue, or gray-blue surrounded by round brilliant diamonds for added dazzle.

surrounded by round brilliant diamonds for added dazzle. Jewelry Doctor – Summertime Jewelry Care Hot summer
surrounded by round brilliant diamonds for added dazzle. Jewelry Doctor – Summertime Jewelry Care Hot summer

Jewelry Doctor – Summertime Jewelry Care

Hot summer days and nights are often dangerous times for precious jewelry. Pearls, diamonds, gold rings and tennis bracelets are frequently victims. Active sports, perspiration, pool water, and high humidity can dim the luster and even cause the loss of valuable gems due to weakened settings. Here are some tips to protect your jewelry this summer.

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• Pearls should be worn touching

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but can’t define, and that passion to get up in the morning with undeniable energy

but can’t define, and that passion to get up in the morning with undeniable energy in our bodies.

Surround yourself with people that INSPIRE –

Just like natural elements (the sun, wind, earth, and rain) make up the environment around you, so do people! Make sure you surround yourself with people that will allow you to thrive. People that are in their purpose inspire me the most. That doesn’t mean making the most money or having the biggest title at a workplace, but it means someone who knows what they were put on this Earth to do and are doing it. So, put yourself in the presence of people that encourage you, lift you up, and believe in your success even before you believe it.

Faith without ACTIONS is dead –

Are you Surviving?

Are you happy with where you are

in life? Are you really fulfilled?

A guest pastor asked us a few

weeks ago, “Are you surviving?”

If so, that’s not exactly where you

want to be, unless you’ve recently been through a life threatening event. You should not survive but thrive. But in order to thrive, you’ve got to have the right environment. Just like plants need sunlight and water, we also need elements in and around us to flourish. As human beings, we should all be growing and developing - emotionally, mentally, and certainly spiritually. Stagnant water is not good to drink from, and neither should we be stagnant.

Have a clear VISION –

Every brilliant idea or invention started with and idea and that idea started a vision. So why not have

a vision for your life? If your vision

is hazy or uncertain, make it clear.

Spend some time with yourself and use your imagination. If you would consider your perfect life what would it look like? Maybe it’s time for you to sit down with pen and paper and write down what that vision looks like. I believe that as life happens we lose our hope for what we thought

that as life happens we lose our hope for what we thought would be an amazing

would be an amazing future for ourselves, so it’s important that as life happens we keep our vision, even if that vision changes! I’m not saying life is perfect, (for in

this life we will have hardships) but we should never give up on our hopes and dreams. It’s what gives us that sparkle in our eyes, that thing that everyone knows

Do you expect to have a fulfilled marriage without kindness and

forgiveness? Do you believe you will have an athlete’s body without training? Do you have faith to get out of debt yet keep spending

beyond your means?

happen without action on your part. You must continue to have wisdom concerning your vision and what it will take to achieve it. When you truly believe, walking out your vision is easy. Believing takes discipline. You may have a setback and want to give up, but you’ve got to keep on moving towards that goal if your want that dream to manifest.

That won’t

You see how all of these work

together to define your pathway to

success?

yourself with positive people that inspire and uplift you, and finally, create your plan of action to walk towards that dream. So, don’t just survive but thrive!

Have a vision, surround

create your plan of action to walk towards that dream. So, don’t just survive but thrive!

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‘THE GODFATHER’ Sonny Lamendola Turns 87

‘THE GODFATHER’ Sonny Lamendola Turns 87 Wedding June 30, 1947. Mother-in-law Agnes Gautreau, Sonny, Mother Eva,

Wedding June 30, 1947. Mother-in-law Agnes Gautreau, Sonny, Mother Eva, Father-in-law David Gautreau, Wife Nona and Father Angelo

Sonny Lamendola had a birthday party at Carol Gautreau's house on the 21 of July, although his birthday was the 20th. Friends gather every Tuesday at Gautreau's in the past, so they decided to make the 21st a party for Sonny. Many friends attended the gathering to help celebrate the occasion. Kenny Mattassa assisted his son Tony in cooking ribs for the event. Tony is the Chef for

Shoppers Choice. From his humble beginnings, the third child of Angelo and Eva (Smiley). He walked to school. In high school he played basketball and was also a Bulldog cheer leader. Before he went to school he had to get up early and work in his fathers store. Usually in the meat dept butchering meat, because at that time stores had to break down a whole side of beef.

at that time stores had to break down a whole side of beef. 1965 Family photo.

1965 Family photo. Blair Bill, Craig, Nona,Sonny, Jill, Jan

1965 Family photo. Blair Bill, Craig, Nona,Sonny, Jill, Jan Sonny with his family at his 80th

Sonny with his family at his 80th Birthday

Some of his high school buddies were Buck and Mike Banker, Byron Gautreau, Norris Rushing and Sully LeBlanc just to name a few. Most streets were gravel and the end of Gonzales main road was about where the Blue Runner factory is today with only a dirt road leading out to the Mississippi River. After high school he joined the navy and served on the ship Chicago in Japan. He returned home to marry his high school sweet heart Nona M. Gautreau

and begin his family and

business career. He has fathered 5 children and

7 grandchildren. He was intrumental in getting First National Bank of Gonzales here. At the time it was the second bank in Gonzlaes and he was on the board of directors for many years. To begin his work as a real estate developer, he went to Washington

DC to have property annexed into

the city limits known today as

Pecan Grove Estates. His love for his town kept him developing in the city limits. Success did not come to him easy, he made many sacrifices. Sonny along with his brother Glenn helped to organize the Associated Grocers and build the warehouse that was then located near the governors masion in Baton Rouge. He later became the president of Associated Grocers

and worked along side many of

the prominent Baton Rouge Supermarket owners. Sonny and the late Paul LeBlanc were good

friends and had many business ventures together. To add to his grocery store busi- ness he became a ship channeler, (at that time only 33 in the coun- try). He would deliver food, goods and money to the ocean going vessels that would dock on the Mississippi River such as the Texaco Ships and at the Ormet Plant along with many other sites from Baton Rouge to New Orleans. After the ships were cleared from customs he would be there to board the ship, many times in the middle of the night to meet with the captain and get his food order. He also serviced the many tug boats on the river. Although he had his finger in the growth of Gonzales he is and avid hunter and fisherman and still enjoys doing so with friends and his grandson. Sonny is the 2nd generation owner of Lamendola's Supermarket and is also the

owner of Lamendola's Supermarket and is also the Loui: "Thank you for always being there for

Loui: "Thank you for always being there for me. Thanks for teach- ing and guiding me. Your energy and spirit at 87 years old are an inspiration to everyone."

spirit at 87 years old are an inspiration to everyone." Harry Robert: One of my most

Harry Robert: One of my most favorite people who has a keen outlook on all phases of life.

biggest developer in Gonzales building over 600 houses. His only other job was in the Navy in the WWII. Lamendola's Grocery has gone to the 4th generation which is Daphene Lamendola. Sonny along with other local

businessmen established the Gonzales Savings and Loan which was in operation for many years. In 1983 people actually camped outside the savings and loan to be first in line to get the low interest rate of 13.5%. He and the board

of directors and many investors lost huge amounts of money when the Saving and Loan failed, due to the great oil crunch of the late 80’s, however this did not deter him what so ever, he continued moving forward, buying and sell-

what so ever, he continued moving forward, buying and sell- ing land and whatever came his

ing land and whatever came his way. He even bought the old First Baptist Church that was then located on Railroad Street and it became a school. He built and sold the building that became Southwest Computers at Burnside and Cornerview St. He also developed several business warehouse areas in the city along La.30. His latest venture is the development near the Gonzales Middle School of residential and commercial properties. Not only has he brought many business and families to Gonzales he is a large donor to the city, donating 70 acres, behind Southwood Subdivision and also a proposed tract of acreage off Worthy Road near the new development. He is also a strong supporter of our local law enforcement and has worked closely with local government throughout his life. There are so many places you look at around Gonzales and you will see his fingerprint. At 87 years young he still gets up everyday, reads The Advocate and goes to work overseeing different project in his beloved city. Sonny’s always a fair man to his many employees and a good friend to many, some even call him “The Godfather”.

Sonny as a Bulldog Cheer Leader

his many employees and a good friend to many, some even call him “The Godfather”. Sonny

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Microscopes in Dentistry

Because Bad Things Come in Small Packages

By Calvin Bessonet, DDS,FAGD

Dr.Bessonet is among only 1% of dentists in the world who use a surgical microscope in his practice.

Seeing is Succeeding

The human mouth isn't a very big place. And the structures within your mouth that are of concern are even smaller. Furthermore, most of the things that affect your oral health are just plain tiny. Sometimes the causes of problems are invisible to the naked eye. Areas of decay on the teeth start small, so if your dentist uses a microscope he can find and treat the decay with a small filling that will not only be invisible, but will preserve the maximum amount of tooth structure ensuring the health and stability of that tooth. It is very common for teeth with large fillings to

tooth. It is very common for teeth with large fillings to develop cracks in them. If

develop cracks in them. If the cracks go unnoticed by your dentist, they will eventually result in the need for root canals. Sometimes, if the crack progresses too far before treat- ment, the tooth will become hopeless and have to be removed. The key to conservative treatment is finding and treating the problems early, but you can’t treat what you can’t see! And the better your dentist can see these things, the better work he'll be able to do for you- whether its preventive, restorative, or cosmetic.

Bigger is Better

That's exactly why Dr. Bessonet uses a microscope in so many of his cases. Consider a root canal situation, for example. Thorough cleaning out of debris and decay in tooth itself is absolutely critical to the success of the treatment, and to the long-term health of the patient. The task in such a case is to completely clean out all the harmful Bacteria in the root canal system that is made up of multiple, tiny canals within the roots that are about the size of pencil lead sometimes. Using a high-powered, illuminated dental microscope, he can

clearly see all the areas within that tiny space and remove debris until the root canal area is truly clean. If any debris or nerve tissue is left behind in those canals, the root canal will not work and the tooth will either have to be retreated or extracted.

Precision is Perfection

Another advantage of microscope use is that it enables Dr. Bessonet to perform restorative and cosmetic procedures with unbeatable precision. Teeth surfaces and areas needing repair are seen for what they really are, so that materials and methods can be chosen accordingly. There's nothing left to guesswork or chance. And the result of this attention to detail is accuracy of fit, beautiful shaping, and a perfect smile. Many times the key to successful and long lasting cosmetic treatment is preserv- ing as much enamel as possible. By using a microscope, Dr. Bessonet can be ultra conservative in the way he shapes the teeth, ensuring beautiful, stable results.

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YOUR ESTATE MATTERS

YOUR ESTATE MATTERS The Sandwich Generation I don’t know how this slipped by me with the

The Sandwich Generation

I don’t know how this slipped by me with the type of work I do, but July was National Sandwich Generation Month. I would say a happy belated National Sandwich Generation Month to my clients and others in this demographic, but I know their lives are often anything but happy. For those of you unaware of what the “sand- wich generation” is, it is the gener- ation of people who are handling care issues for their parents and/or grandparents while at the same time taking care of their children and/or grandchildren. In my estate planning and elder law prac- tice, I see many people in this demographic and they are often

By Linda Melancon

exhausted and at their wits end. This article will describe the “sand- wich generation” in more detail and give some pointers to help people faced with the responsibili- ties on taking care of both of these fronts.

According to the Pew Research Center, 1 in 8 Americans is taking care of a parent and a child simul- taneously. The U.S. Census Bureau says the number of people over 65 will double by 2030 so this number is only going to increase. Carol Abaya first coined the term “sandwich generation” to describe those “sandwiched” between their aging parents and/or grandparents and still rais- ing their own young children or still supporting their adult chil- dren. Nearly 47% of adults in their 40s and 50s fall into this category and about 15% of middle-aged adults are providing financial sup- port for both a parent and a child. The responsibilities of care and financial support can be over- whelming and many people do not know where to turn for help.

Seeing an attorney may not be the first thing that comes to mind when trying to deal with “sand- wich generation” responsibilities, but an elder law attorney may be a very good place to start. First, an elder law attorney can make sure

you have the proper documents in place in case you need to make financial or health care decisions for your parent or grandparent. Additionally, an elder law attorney will know the requirements for government programs, like Medicaid and VA benefits, that might allow you to pay for some outside care and provide you some respite. At the same time, if you are paying for these costs out of your own pocket, an elder law attorney may be able to find the funding so you won’t have to.

Many elder law attorneys also are a wealth of information when it comes to finding out about your aging parents or grandparents’ Social Security and Medicare pay- ments. They also often know about Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage plans. Since elder law attorneys often deal with clients needing long-term care, they may be able to assist you with the legal issues associated with bringing someone into your loved one’s home to assist with their care. When home care is no longer feasible, they may also be able to assist you with finding the right assisted living facility or nurs- ing home and how you can pay for care there.

Some elder law attorneys also offer life care planning for their clients. A life care plan is a plan that addresses the legal, financial and care issues that go along with aging and loss of capacity. It pro- vides a roadmap to help you and

your loved ones prepare for the things we know will happen along the elder care continuum. Life care planning may also provide a social worker or other professional to help you deal with these issues.

As difficult as being in the “sand- wich generation” is, the loss of a loved one which often ends the feeling of being “sandwiched” presents its own set of problems. An elder law attorney can also assist you with wrapping up your loved one’s estate and distributing property to those who are to receive it.

The “sandwich generation” isn’t going away any time soon; rather, the number of Americans involved in caring for their parents and grandparents while at the same time caring for their children and grandchildren is only going to increase. Along with this increase in numbers comes an increased need for resources. Starting with an elder law attorney is a very good place to begin finding the resources you need to alleviate some of the stress of being in the “sandwich generation.”

Mrs. Melancon has engaged in the practice of law in Louisiana for the past 17 years. The pri- mary focus of her practice is estate planning, special needs planning, elder law and probate. She is also accredited by the VA to give advice regarding veterans’ benefits. For more infor- mation, please contact her at 225-744-0027. You may also visit her website at www.LegacyCenterLa.com

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Silkpeel Q & A

What is Silkpeel dermalinfusion?

The SilkPeel Dermalinfusion System combines non-invasive exfoliation with deep delivery of patient-specific solutions directly to the skin. The Silk Peel stimulates new cell growth and addresses your specific skin condition, giving your skin the revitalization you want. Your skin immediately looks clearer and brighter and definitely feels smoother and your makeup will go on easily.

How is Silk Peel different from other microdermabrasion procedures?

While they both remove a portion of the upper layer of the skin, or the stratum corneum, a SilkPeel is much more controlled and consistent in the way it operates. That is because, rather than blasting particles at skin (as with older microderm devices), or pushing an abrasive tip across the skin by hand, dermalinfusion uses the controlled vacuum pressure to pull the skin up into a chamber in the hand piece, where it is evenly abraded just as agressively or as softly as the vacuum pressure is set by our skincare professional.

Is there any downtime with Silkpeel dermalinfusion?

Usually there is no downtime with the SilkPeel, but some patients can experience tightening of the skin and mild exfoliation. Post

treatment the skin may be slightly pink but this should last for about one hour. Patients can return back to work post treatment or resume their everyday routine.

to work post treatment or resume their everyday routine. Who should get a Silkpeel? All skin

Who should get a Silkpeel?

All skin types can benefit from the SilkPeel treatment. The SilkPeel can help anyone who has acne, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, brown spots, mild wrinkles, skin dullness and large pores. Even the most sensitive-skin individual may benefit from a silk peel that has been adjusted for their skin type.

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You You are are invited invited to to join join Pelican Pelican Point, Point, which
You You are are invited invited to to join join Pelican Pelican Point, Point,
which which is is now now a a Private Private Club Club

Effective August 1st, Pelican Point has become a Private Club.

However, several cost effective Memberships have been introduced whereby both golfers and non-golfers can easily become Members and join in on the new and vibrant action.

This month there are even a few complimentary Dining Memberships available upon request and are good for one full year of Membership

This month there are associate golf memberships available for $159 per year [not $159 per month]

Pelican Point is on the cusp on becoming the entertainment hub of Ascension Parish and is actively pursuing those

interested in being a part of something very special, something very nice, and something extremely satisfying.

Pelican Point is longer simply a golf mecca - there is now much much more.

You are invited to come out most any time, visit our new 19th hole sports bar, watch a ball game with us, listen to live music, dine with us at mulligans for lunch on weekdays [closed Mondays] or have dinner with us Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays evenings.

Once you have experienced this, we will gladly show you our various Membership levels and very fair costs associated with each.

2015 Pelican Point Junior Invitational

3 Hole Flight

1st- Drew Prieto

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2nd- Beau Thomas

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2nd-Blake Thomas

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4th-Andrew Bardwell

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4th- Chase Cagnolatti

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4th- Baker Sharp

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Hole Flight

1st- Cole Hasse 2nd- Brooks Monica

T 3rd- Nichols Augulina

T 3rd- Jackson Monica 5th-Cade Brock

9 Hole Flight

1st-Cross Marchand 2nd- Logan Gaspard 3rd-Sam Mire 4th- Kendall Mayfield 5th- Zachary Browning

Brock 9 Hole Flight 1st-Cross Marchand 2nd- Logan Gaspard 3rd-Sam Mire 4th- Kendall Mayfield 5th- Zachary
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2015 Seniors Club Championship

Overall Net Champion: David Amedee • Overall Gross Champion: Paul Castro

Overall Gross Champion:

Paul Castro

Overall Net Champion:

David Amedee

Championship Flight Results 1st Place Gross:

Paul Castro

2nd Place Gross:

Sid Harp 1st Place Net:

Jeff Powell 2nd Place Net:

Rusty Tucker

First Flight Results 1st Place Gross:

Mike Lee 2nd Place Gross:

Ed Amedee 1st Place Net:

Don Berrigan

2nd Place Net:

Aaron McKenna

Second Flight Results 1st Place Gross:

David Amedee 2nd Place Gross:

Carl Amedee 1st Place Net:

Dennis Hoshman 2nd Place Net:

Jeff Walker

1st Place Gross: David Amedee 2nd Place Gross: Carl Amedee 1st Place Net: Dennis Hoshman 2nd
1st Place Gross: David Amedee 2nd Place Gross: Carl Amedee 1st Place Net: Dennis Hoshman 2nd
1st Place Gross: David Amedee 2nd Place Gross: Carl Amedee 1st Place Net: Dennis Hoshman 2nd
1st Place Gross: David Amedee 2nd Place Gross: Carl Amedee 1st Place Net: Dennis Hoshman 2nd

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National Assisted Living Week Line-up Wednesday, September 9th 2pm Kenny Cornett Sunday, September 13th 2pm
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Wednesday, September 9th
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Sunday, September 13th
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Monday, September 14th
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Tuesday, September 15th
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Pat Douglas, Piano
Wednesday, September 16th
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Health Fair • 2pm Donnie Juniot
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Thursday, September 17th
"Hat Day" 12pm • Music w/New Century Hospice
6:30pm Brass Quintet
Friday, September 18th
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Saturday, September 19th
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Years Ago, I woulda It was the opening day of dove season. The weather was

Years Ago, I woulda

It was the opening day of dove season. The weather was typical for that time of year, very hot with a chance of thunderstorms. Two friends and I had decided to make the trip out to Wilma, LA. to hunt

a hay field that the Louisiana Dept.

of Wildlife and Fisheries had leased from a local farmer for the opening day hunt. After signing in at the required location, the Department officials gave us a rundown of the land on which we were allowed to hunt. They also told us of the required parking locations, one in particular was near the farmer's house and barn. I've learned from experience that those locations can be very good for a dove hunt, but they also can be very crowded. We made the decision to hunt the field near the sign-up location. After parking, we began our trek into the field with the thought of

finding a shade tree in mind. We finally settled in after walking about five hundred yards. It was hot and the action was slow but every now and then we would get a shot. I was content with my spot and figured if I made my shots count

I would kill a few birds. After all it was the first day of hunting season and I was just happy to be there. After a couple of hours I had managed to harvest two birds. In the distant I could hear quiet a bit of shooting around the barn area. By now it's smoking hot and from the sound of the shooting it would be at least a five hundred yard walk to get there. I contemplated for a long time making that walk to where the shooting was. As I sat there I thought back to the days, not that long ago, where that decision would have been a no-brainer. In those days I would have walked right into the heart of that action no matter how hot it was, or how much water I had, or how far off it was. As our planet continued its

constant rotation I stayed put at my location and followed the shade of my chosen tree. By late after- noon I had managed to kill six doves and finally decided to head home to listen to the LSU Tiger football game on the radio. That decision would not have been made several years back because there was another hour or so of legal hunting time available. I could hear that the shooting around the barn area was still hot and heavy as I was heading back to the truck. Believe me, during the walk back it began to bother me that I had left a little early and that I had not made the journey to the best shooting. I had probably made the correct decision, but it really hurt me deep down to know that the distance that I had walked that day would someday be cut in half. And THAT distance would someday be cut in half and before you know it the distance that I will be able to travel will be zero. That days a coming and I don't look forward to it. For now I'm very satisfied with my physical condition but believe me, there was a day years ago that I woulda been right in the middle of that action

Until Next Time,

"Keep On Trucking"

James "Goosie" Guice

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I Like It (Or I Don’t Like It) Like That

by Bill Delaune

When Chris Kenner of-well, New Orleans-wrote his 2-chord masterpiece of simplicity called “I Like It Like That”, he had no idea it would be recorded by the British Invasion’s second team-the Dave Clark Five-and later used in a Miller Lite beer commercial. In another part of the Crescent City-the New Orleans Fairgrounds-a popular expression among track rats is “Who do you like?” although in my case- considering my recent record in predicting the outcome of horse races- the question might be “Who do you not like?” I guess the moral to the story

is that sometimes a simple “I like that” or “I don’t like that” is a more appropriate answer than these rambling diatribes that some of our would-be leaders would shovel our way today. For instance, I don’t like many of the recent headlines because they are dominated by Donald Trump, Cecil the Lion and 100 degree temperatures- none of which are appealing to me in the Dog Days of August. On the other hand, I did enjoy the poem by the retired teacher in Smiley’s column the other day which ended, “I have

a new motto that hits the spot.

The kids are back in school, but I’m not.” Now stick with me while we transfer that train of thought to the upcoming LSU football season. I like the fact that we have a new defensive coordinator and that one of Louisiana’s favorite sons-Ed “Ba-Ba” Orgeron is coaching the defensive line. And a Heisman candidate in Leonard Fournette running behind an experienced offensive line can’t hurt. But my dislikes would be the quarterback situation-join the crowd-and the depth issue on the defensive line. But let’s take it a step forward and break down all the Tigers’ opponents using the like-dislike theory. I’ll even throw in some of my secret tailgating tips-like it or not. Let’s start with…

1. McNeese State-

Dislikes-When I was at USL

a few name changes ago, we

- Dislikes -When I was at USL a few name changes ago, we played McNeese in

played McNeese in the late 60’s for the old Gulf States Conference championship. After an entire day of smoke and drink, we stumbled into the stadium moments before the kickoff only to hear a Lake Charles holy man complete his invocation with “…And as the Christians overcame the Lions, so may our Cowboys overcome these Cajuns.” I don’t remember a lot about what happened next except someone screaming, “The hell with McNeese, let’s get that preacher”, and a mob of really Ragin’ Cajuns going over the rail onto the field. To make a long story short, it marked the first time I was ever dishonor- ably discharged from a game before the kickoff. Likes-The pool party at the Lake Charles L’Auberge is as close to Vegas as you will get. Bring your Dollar General glasses so you won’t miss any of the sights. Tips-A main dish of Cowboy beans will help your guests cre- ate the campfire flatulence scene from “Blazing Saddles” when the Pokes run out of gas in the second half.

2. Miss State-

Dislikes-How can you like a town that once arrested Johnny Cash for picking flowers and took him to the “Starkville City Jail”? At least he got a hit song out of it. Likes-LSU always beats State-except last year when

despite being completely dominated, the Tigers came within a tipped Hail Mary pass from pulling off a miracle comeback. Tips-No Bluebell? Get some knockoff Cowbell Ice Cream for your party as the Dogs get creamed.

3. Auburn-

Dislikes-Former coach Tommy Tuberville fired up this rivalry when he lit up a king sized cigar on the field after a win in Tiger Stadium. Likes-This game is rarely boring as we’ve had Earthquake Games, a Barn Burning, and a last-second touchdown when a field goal would have done. Tips-Turn down the thermostat for this 2:30 kickoff and serve War Eagle gumbo as the real Tigers stew the impostors.

4. Syracuse-

Dislikes-Your nickname is just “Orange”? Seriously? Why not “Clockwork Orange” or “Orange Crush” or “Orange you on basketball probation for the rest of this century”? Likes-I have fond memories of the 1965 Sugar Bowl when LSU edged Syracuse 13-10 on a Doug Moreau field goal despite the Orangemen having two future All-Pros in the backfield-Floyd Little and Jim Nance. Tips-Try a gourmet touch of Duck a l’Orange with a

common man’s mixture of orange juice and vodka as the Tigers put the screws (drivers) to the Cuse.

5. Eastern Michigan-

Dislikes-So your hometown

is Ypsilanti and your team was

once known as the “Men from Ypsi”? Couldn’t your alumni afford to buy a vowel? Like- One of EMU’s alumni-George “Iceman” Gervin was one of my favorite NBA shooters of all time. Tips-Make the Hurons-oops, not politically correct-Eagles feel at home with some Mo-Town music since they’re only 50 miles from Detroit and hope they “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” for mercy when the game gets out of hand.

6. South Carolina-

Dislikes- As much as I like the Ole Ball Coach’s media day quotes (“You can’t spell Citrus Bowl without UT!”), I can’t forgive Steve Spurrier for run- ning up on LSU 58-3 in 1993. Likes-Radio talk shows in Columbia are the exact oppo- site of Baton Rouge as the fans defend Spurrier to the bitter end. Example of a typical com- ment-“Those boys just didn’t do what Coach Spurrier told them to do.” Tips-Have illegal Gamecock fights at the half as Les Miles “spurs” his Tigers on to victory over Hilton Head’s best handicapper.

7. Florida-

Dislikes-Georgia Tech informed Denham Springs that

their Yellow Jacket mascot was

a trademark violation. What

did Tech want? One dollar a year for the rights. Florida informed St. Amant their Gator mascot was a trademark violation. What did UF want?

Change the logo or be hit with

a million dollar lawsuit. I hope

they sink into “The Swamp”. Likes-They have nice beaches. Tips-Get all your guests a Troy Landry “Choot ‘Em” shirt from “Swamp People” and serve Alligator sauce piquant as the Tigers “tag” the Gators 58-3.

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8. Western Kentucky-

Dislikes-Hey, how’d that Bobby Petrino thing work out for you? You hired a scumbag who wrecked his motorcycle with his mistress on the back and you expected him to stay? Did you ever hear the song with the line, “You knew damn well I was a snake before you took me in?” Likes-One of my favorite songwriters John Prine wrote a nostalgic song called “Paradise” about his parents’ birth place. Everybody sing along-“When I was a boy my family would travel, Down to Western Kentucky where my parents were born…” Tips-Choose from a cereal buffet of “Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs”, “Crunchy Nut Cornflakes”, of “Frootcake Loops” for Bowling Green resident and Presidential candi- date Rand Paul as the Tigers become King of the Hilltoppers.

9. Alabama-

Dislikes-Really? A money- grubbing traitor who is so close to being the spawn of Satan that his name (which shall not

be mentioned) is only one letter off is not enough? Then watch the Paul Finebaum Show and listen to the idiotic blathering of Crimson Tide callers. Likes-The expression of the face of every Bama coach, player and fan after Auburn’s 100-yard field goal return two years ago. Tips-Make sure there are plenty Deviled eggs, Devil’s Food cake and Fireball shots as LSU-“We just beat the hell out of you!”-exorcises some demons.

10. Arkansas-

Dislikes-That ridiculous “Boot” that the Hogs were so proud of winning last year. As far as I’m concerned, they can keep the damn thing as long LSU wins the game. Like-Driving through Arkansas en route to Branson this summer, I was fascinated by the fact that every small town had its own population sign-i.e. Wilmar 507, Viola 340, Sweet Home (Eat your heart out, Alabama.) 849 and Rooster Poo-okay, I made that one up. I plan to get one for Prairieville when they finish Highway 73 in the year 2525.

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Tips-Of course, a November couchon de lait is in order as the Tigers “boot” the Hogs.

11. Ole Miss-

Dislikes-How can you respect anyone who stands by while the Politically Correct Police take away “Dixie”, the Battle Flag and Colonel Reb and replace the latter with a black bear. That leaves nothing to like about Ole Miss except… Likes-The Grove is a really cool Southern tailgating venue even if it is dominated by frat boys grilling chicken with Grey Poupon mustard. Tips-Show your guests the LSU side of tailgating with as many unhealthy fried dishes as you can muster-starting with corn dogs large enough to shut Katy Perry’s mouth.

12. Texas A&M-

Dislikes-I know it’s a tradition, but we old perverted men like to sneak a peek at the opposing cheerleaders on occasion and you cricket- stompers bring an all-male squad that goes through some cow-milking routines. Likes-When the Tiger Band

hits those first four notes of “Hold That Tiger” in pre- game, I get goose bumps as big as Mardi Gras beads. But I do enjoy the precision and drill of the Aggie Band even though I don’t have the faintest idea of what “Hullabaloo, Canek, Canek… ”means. Tips-Be courteous and skip the Aggie jokes like, “Why didn’t A&M have any ice at the games this year? Because last year’s seniors took the recipe.” But what would an LSU preseason story be without some quotes from our beloved “Mad Hatter”. Dislike- (After almost blowing a game to Tennessee…) “Against the underlying backdrop of the situation, the want to get the correct players in the game overcame the need to get another play in.” Like-“Zach didn’t have a sore arm, per se, but his arm was sore.” Okay, so I paraphrased, mixed metaphors and took things out of context. Did you like them-or not? Have a great day!

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Turn on the Radio!

By Brandt Bourque

The thing that will never go away is that connection you make with a band, or a song, where you're moved by the fact that it's real people making music. You make that human connection with a song like 'Let It Be', or 'Long and Winding Road', or a song like 'Bohemian Rhapsody, or 'Roxanne,' any of these songs. “They sound like people mak- ing music” -Dave Grohl. That quote is almost the perfect mis- sion statement for the local cover band Am/Fm. Although, they are not the original writers of the songs

Although, they are not the original writers of the songs they perform, they are commit- ted

they perform, they are commit- ted to delivering a live perform- ance people can connect with.

The original band (for- merly known as Addavoy and

with. The original band (for- merly known as Addavoy and Another Big Machine) started out as
with. The original band (for- merly known as Addavoy and Another Big Machine) started out as

Another Big Machine) started out as a popular rock band hail- ing from Gonzales. Then, the roller coaster ride of life hap- pened. The band caught buzz, made it to LA, and the larger

than life Hollywood music scene. After showcasing their talents, the band signed with an independent label and toured the country. Their first single under Another Big Machine was “Where We Belong" which featured Kyle Cook, lead gui- tarist of Matchbox 20. However, many locals recog- nize their song “Sedated" as being the most popular because of the viral YouTube acoustic performance by lead singer, Justin McCoy. The impromptu backstage performance features Justin McCoy, in New York, with American Idol runner-up Blake Lewis. Ironically, Justin would end up making it as an American Idol Hollywood final- ist a few years later.

The Am/Fm Band recently decided to re-focus on their true love, which is to

Hollywood final- ist a few years later. The Am/Fm Band recently decided to re-focus on their

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cover multiple artists as it show- cases their versatility. The band takes pride in being

cover multiple artists as it show- cases their versatility. The band takes pride in being one of the premiere cover bands in the area! Their set list certainly has

McCoy states, “It feels like a family on stage. We have known each other, through music, half our lives”.

We have known each other, through music, half our lives”. a number of timeless rock classics,

a number of timeless rock classics, but more importantly, they always stay current with numerous top 40 favorites from the hottest bands in the world. The Am/Fm Band currently features Justin McCoy on lead vocals and guitar, and Dustin White on lead guitar and vocal back- up. McCoy and White have played together virtually non-stop for over 12 years. Also, a member of the original Addavoy line up, with McCoy and White, is current bass player, Brandt Bourque. Am/Fm’s drummer, Todd Guidry, has also shared the stage with White and Bourque in the former Baton Rouge cover band “Beer for Breakfast”. “The stage chem- istry with this band is the best that I have ever been a part of. We all know each other’s play- ing very well,” says Bourque.

know each other’s play- ing very well,” says Bourque. Come and see the band perform at

Come and see the band perform at one of the many great venues around the area. You can see them per- form at Park Place, in Gonzales, on August 21st, or Downtown Baton Rouge, on September 4th, at Live After Five! For more information about Am/Fm check out their face- book page at www.facebook.com/enjoyamfm or website at www.theamfm- band.com.

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My goodness, the situations I get myself into amaze me. I know I’ve told so many stories. I have also told some doozie’s. Funny ones, serious ones, bazaar ones and unbelievable

ones. I don’t know how or why but the predicaments just keep coming. When I started this column over 14 years ago I had hundreds of lifes stories. I never thought I would run out of them or things to write about. As time went on the long list of stories got shorter and shorter. Here, 14 years later, I wonder from month-to-month what am I writing about this month. Just like clock work an incident happened that triggered a series of events that only I could get myself in too. It all started with my Wednesday golf game. The round was over and it was time to head to the 19th hole and divvy up the bets. It was a good day for me. I only lost $7. Once hearing the amount I reached to my back pocket to unzip my pocket and remove my wallet. The zipper generally works well but this day it had a mind of its own. It started to move but just

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stopped. I jerked on it and it won’t budge. Some of the guys start heckling me about get that money out and pay up. It seemed the harder I pulled, the stucker it got. One of the female bartenders walked by and saw my delima and tried to tug while I held the shorts tight. Of course the guys are giving it to me pretty good about needing the money and laughing as she’s tugging on my shorts. Then a waitress walks up and joins in on the stuck zipper, shorts tugging fiasco. The guys are heckling me now like I was Lois Lerner at a Tea Party Rally. I heard shouts of rip it. Another guy said, I got a knife.” These girls were pulling so hard I was getting a wedgee and had to put this to an end. “Stop!” I requested. “I’ll take care of this.” I headed to the men’s room where I entered a stall and removed my shorts. Knowing my dentist would frown on my actions. I used my teeth to break the zipper off and to open my pocket. I returned to the table with my wallet, my $7 and the zip- per clasp that I placed on the table.

We all had a big laugh. I ripped a $50 pair of shorts for a $7 dollar bet. The math just ain’t working for me. For the next couple of weeks the jokes were on me. I was told to, “Zip it, I’m trying to putt over here”. I was reminded of when our football coached called us zipper heads and the time that at the Led Zeppelin concert there were people so zipped they couldn’t walk. Remember when your Mom told you to, “Zip your lip and you better keep it zipped!” You knew you were in big trouble then. Of course we’ve all been reminded that our train is off the track and from time-to-time snagged our t-shirt and got it stuck. As time went by the jokes subsided and then lightning struck twice. I had a zipper incident on my airplane while flying to Colorado. The flight started like any other. You watch the Flight Technicians, or what ever they are called these days? You see them walk back and fourth taking orders and preparing to make our flight enjoyable. They give you the safety tips and demonstrate how to buckle a

taking orders and preparing to make our flight enjoyable. They give you the safety tips and

seat belt or blow up you life vest. Yea, I feel better now because these intructions are for me to use in case of a crash and

a crash is the last thing I want

to think about. I didn’t pay that

much attention in school. However I was the only one to raise my hand and ask them to re-demonstrate how to blow up that life vest with broken arms and legs. It was about 2 hours into the flight when nature called and I head toward the back restroom. As I walked the pilot announced take caution and buckle up for turbulence ahead. As I approached the restroom one of

the Flight Technicians is taking her seat and buckling in per the captains instructions. As I was walking by she swirled her head and long hair to get it behind her as she sits. I reached for the handle that opens the door and as I entered

I heard the Flight Technician

scream, “Sir! Sir!”. I began to close the door and she shouted, “Sir!”. I stopped and looked. I was a little surprised as to what I was seeing. The technician had swirled her hair into my back pocket zipper and my stepping was dragging her out of the shoulder harness seat belt that

she had not fully latched yet. I looked down and her head was facing my backside and she was going, “Owe Owe!!!!”. I then looked up to see the entire back 4 rows of seats trying to get a look at to what was going on.

I have never contemplated

this situation and didn’t have a

clue as to what to do. With terrorist tentions as they are these days I started to think. Here I am, with many passen- gers hearing Owe! Owe! Now looking at me and may think me having a Flight Technician attached to my butt and being dragged toward the bathroom may seem starnge and warrant charging me to save her. All the time nature has been calling long distance and starting to call collect. Fortunately another Flight Technician stepped in an

reaalized the situation and like in the bar at Pelican Point I had women tugging at my butt.

I can report all survived the

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East Ascension Sportsman’s League Kid’s Fishing Rodeo by Betty Lambert

The 2015 East Ascension Sportsman’s League Kid’s Fishing Rodeo was the largest in the event’s 55 year history! Nearly 200 children fished on Saturday, August 1st at the Twin Lakes in Dutchtown. Most of those children caught fish, and even those who didn’t went home with a prize. Four lucky door prize winners went home with new bicycles which were donated by the Ascension Credit Union, Bayou Metal Works and the EASL. Kamber Wilson and Savanah White won the girls’ bikes; Christopher Frank and Destin Daigle won the boys’ bikes. Parish President Tommy Martinez donated trophies and presented them to the 16 children who caught the most fish and the biggest fish. Seth Baye won the biggest fish overall, which weighed 3.30 lbs. Elizabeth Kennison caught

the most fish among the girls— she caught 48 fish! Ayden Fatherree caught the most of all the boys—he caught 58 fish!

In ages 2-4, Sophie Bordelon caught 17 fish, Leighton Fatherree caught 17 fish, and Miles Bowman caught the

largest fish which weighed .47 lbs. In ages 5-7, Braylee Lambert caught 29 fish; Nikolas Kahn

Miles Bowman caught the largest fish which weighed .47 lbs. In ages 5-7, Braylee Lambert caught
Miles Bowman caught the largest fish which weighed .47 lbs. In ages 5-7, Braylee Lambert caught

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caught 34 fish; Keenan Wilson caught the biggest in this age group at .63 lbs. In ages 8-10, Kaylyn Carter caught 47 fish; Wesley Robinson caught 41 fish, and D’Shawn Hunt had the biggest fish weighing in at 2.80 lbs. In ages 11-14, Sadie Bourgeois and Karlie Delhommer each caught 12 fish; Kanaan Watts caught 27 fish; Rosa Rodriguez caught the largest, which weighed .60 lbs. EASL would like to thank the many volunteers and sponsors who make this event possible.

Tommy Runker of the Prairieville Knights of Columbus distrib- uted donuts which were donated by the Riverside Barbershop. Delicious jambalaya and hot dogs were donated and prepared by Jeff Bourque, Pete Bourque, Kyle Rodrigue, Larry Jenkins, and Barrett Jenkins of the

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• 2 Lbs Pork Tenderloin

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• Salt & Pepper to taste

• ½ Cup peanut oil

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• 1 Cups Melted Butter

• ½ Cup Ketchup

• 1 tsp Granulated Garlic

• 1 Tbsp Crab Boil

Generously season the cubed pork with salt and pepper. In a cast iron skillet or Dutch oven add your oil and preheat to 350 degrees. Add your pork tenderloin to the skillet until achieving desired color and temperature. (approx. 7-12 minutes) Remove the pork from the skillet and allow it to rest

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Moran's Marina • 27900 Hwy 1 • Golden Meadow, LA 70357
(985) 396-2728 • cmoransmarina@gmail.com
Motel 985-396-3900 • Bar 985-396-2713 • Port Fourchon Marina 985-396-2792
Convenient Store/Deli 985-396-2727 • Restaurant 985-396-2729 • Office 985-396-2728
We Are Hooking Them Up in Fourchon
• Office 985-396-2728 We Are Hooking Them Up in Fourchon MOTEL ROOMS • DAILY WET SLIPS
• Office 985-396-2728 We Are Hooking Them Up in Fourchon MOTEL ROOMS • DAILY WET SLIPS
• Office 985-396-2728 We Are Hooking Them Up in Fourchon MOTEL ROOMS • DAILY WET SLIPS
• Office 985-396-2728 We Are Hooking Them Up in Fourchon MOTEL ROOMS • DAILY WET SLIPS
• Office 985-396-2728 We Are Hooking Them Up in Fourchon MOTEL ROOMS • DAILY WET SLIPS
• Office 985-396-2728 We Are Hooking Them Up in Fourchon MOTEL ROOMS • DAILY WET SLIPS

MOTEL ROOMS •

DAILY WET SLIPS • MONTHLY WET SLIPS • HOUSE BOATS • BOAT SLIPS (dry)

TRAILER CAMPS • RV PARKS • BOAT STORAGE (wet)

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

Inshore Trips

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

C o l d e r months we usually fish Leeville and Golden Meadow marshes. W a r m e r 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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ForMoreInformationortoBookaCharterCallToday(985)396-2728 Captain Chris Moran Hi, I'm Captain Chris Moran and I
Captain Chris Moran Hi, I'm Captain Chris Moran and I have fished the offshore and

Captain Chris Moran

Hi, I'm Captain Chris Moran and I have fished the offshore and inshore waters of Louisiana my entire life. I truly enjoy charter fishing to the point that I don't know who is having more fun, the clients or me. No saltwater species is safe from Cajun Made Charters, whether it be Tuna, Marlin, Wahoo, Dorado, Shark, Cobia, Tarpon, Amberjack, Mangrove, Red Snapper, Trigger Fish, Grouper, Trout, Redfish or King Mackerel. Trips consist of Inshore, Live/Artificial Trout and Redfishing, Shallow and Deep Water Bottom Fishing, Blue Water, Kite Fishing, Overnight Tuna and Swordfish, Offshore Fly Fishing, and Big Game Trolling.

Bottom Fishing, Blue Water, Kite Fishing, Overnight Tuna and Swordfish, Offshore Fly Fishing, and Big Game

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