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JULY 2015, VOL. 13 ISSUE 5

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SWEET EYES W/ TANYA

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MIREWORKS

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WOUNDED WEAR

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JAMMIN’ WITH GOOSIE

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THOUGHTS FROM BULLY

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The Caro Clinic honors Dr. Richard J. Caro's 40 Years of continuous service as a
The Caro Clinic honors Dr. Richard J. Caro's 40 Years of continuous service as a

The Caro Clinic honors Dr. Richard J. Caro's 40 Years of continuous service as a Primary Care Physician to the residents of Gonzales and Ascension Parish.

On the evening of Wednesday July 1st, 2015, the Caro Clinic in Gonzales, Louisiana celebrated

Dr. Richard J. Caro's forty years of service. The event took place at the clinic (609 E Worthy Street, across from East

Ascension High School), the very same location where Dr. Caro has practiced these past forty years. The event was

thrown by current owner and medical director, Dr. Peter J. Monteyne, and all the staff of the Caro Clinic.

The event was thrown by current owner and medical director, Dr. Peter J. Monteyne, and all
The event was thrown by current owner and medical director, Dr. Peter J. Monteyne, and all
The event was thrown by current owner and medical director, Dr. Peter J. Monteyne, and all
The event was thrown by current owner and medical director, Dr. Peter J. Monteyne, and all

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In attendance at the party were most of Dr. Caro's immediate and extended family, many of whom came from out of state. In addition, many of his old friends, colleagues and former employees from his many years in practice were also there to commemorate the occasion. To top off the evening, the Mayor of Gonzales, the Honorable Barney D. Arceneaux, presented Dr. Caro with a plaque celebrating July 1st, 2015 as Richard J.

Gonzales, the Honorable Barney D. Arceneaux, presented Dr. Caro with a plaque celebrating July 1st, 2015
Gonzales, the Honorable Barney D. Arceneaux, presented Dr. Caro with a plaque celebrating July 1st, 2015
Gonzales, the Honorable Barney D. Arceneaux, presented Dr. Caro with a plaque celebrating July 1st, 2015
Gonzales, the Honorable Barney D. Arceneaux, presented Dr. Caro with a plaque celebrating July 1st, 2015

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Caro, MD Day. The Caro Clinic has been a walk-in, primary care clinic since 1975.
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EATEL Awards Six Local Students with Laptop Computers Six outstanding scholars from our local high

EATEL Awards Six Local Students with Laptop Computers

Six outstanding scholars from our local high schools were honored on April 22, 2015 at EATEL’s annual Technology Awards Ceremony, now in its 29th year. Focusing on the importance of both technology and academic success, EATEL presented one outstanding graduating senior from each high school in its serving area, Donaldsonville, Dutchtown, East Ascension, French Settlement, Maurepas and St. Amant, with a touch-screen, ultra-portable laptop computer. The ceremony was held in the lobby of EATEL’s Administration Building (406 E. Worthey Road, Gonzales, LA).

EATEL Technology Award applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher, actively participate in school and community activities, and plan to pursue their studies at a Louisiana-accredited college or university. These students must also plan to pursue a major in one of the STEM categories:

science, technology, engineering, or math. The 2015 recipients were chosen from a pool of applicants by a counselor from each school.

“My hope for these students is that they’ll continue to persevere in their academic success as they seek their undergraduate degrees,” said Ashley Phillips, EATEL Executive Vice President, Infrastructure. “I hope that when they graduate, our Louisiana economy will provide them with great jobs, so that they can raise their families here and continue to be an integral part of our thriving community.”

“It’s such an affirmation of our community, of the work that we do in our school system, when we see these top-notch students who have profited so much from their opportunities and have accomplished so many things, at such a young age, and who are so well-poised and launched for the next phase of their lives,” said Dr. Patrice Pujol, Ed.D., Superintendent of Ascension Parish Public Schools. “I have no doubt that these will be amazing leaders in our

community one day. I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to EATEL for recognizing these students and giving them these laptops so that they can further prosper in our ever-changing world.”

The following students are the 2015 EATEL Technology Award recipients:

Dominique Thomas of Donaldsonville High School Dominique is quite active in her school career. She’s plays in the band and she’s a member of the Senior Beta Club, Navy J.R.O.T.C., River Road African American Museum Sign Language Ensemble, and National Society of Black Engineers – Jr. Pre-College Initiative. Dominique was nominated as the Donaldsonville Chamber’s Teenager of the Year. She was named the 12th grade Student of the Year at Donaldsonville High School. She won 1st place at the Donaldsonville High School Chemistry Fair, and she’s been recog- nized on the Donaldsonville High School Distinguished Student and Principal’s lists, along with many other honors. Dominique plans to attend Grambling State University where she plans to study Computer Science. She hopes to become a Computer Software Engineer.

Science. She hopes to become a Computer Software Engineer. Christian Logarbo of Dutchtown High School Christian

Christian Logarbo of Dutchtown High School Christian is an Eagle Scout with perfect atten- dance for all his years of schooling. In addition to that, he has taken all honors and AP classes throughout high school. He’s a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Allied Health Program, and Interact. He is a tutor for athletes at Dutchtown and he has won the Gallant Griffin Award and Super Senior Award. Christian is also active in athlet- ics having been a 4-year member of the foot-

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in athlet- ics having been a 4-year member of the foot- 7 ball and track and

ball and track and field teams. Moreover, he is a proud member of the 2011 5A State Championship Track Team. Christian is also an active member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church where he is an usher. He also volunteers for the church fair, food bank, and other projects for the youth group. Christian plans to attend Tulane University where he will pursue a doctorate degree in Biomedical Engineering. He hopes to work in the medical industry one day.

Anastasia Britton of East Ascension High School For the last four years, Ana has played soccer at East Ascension where this year, she has served as team captain. She also coaches at Central Middle School. She has also served as the president the Beta Club and treasurer of the National Honor Society. Ana has also participat- ed in DECA, FCS, EA's Senior Mentor Program, and Girl Scouts. In the fall, Ana will be attending Louisiana Tech University to major in Chemical Engineering. She would also like to obtain a master’s in business administration. She hopes to one day work in an executive position at a chemical company.

one day work in an executive position at a chemical company. Joseph Baker of St. Amant

Joseph Baker of St. Amant High School Joseph has earned 11 “top 10” placements at Mu Alpha Theta Competitions, 11 “top 3” placements at Science Club competitions and various other outstanding placements. He’s been a member of the Science Club, where he served as reporter twice and Vice President twice. He’s also been a committee member for Mu Alpha Theta and has been a part of the French Club and National Academic Quiz Tournament Team. Joseph is also an active member of the com- munity as a boy scout and now a venturing scout. He also serves at his church’s children’s and high school ministries. Joseph plans to attend Northwestern State University where he will major in Physical Sciences/Pre-Engineering. He hopes to become a chemical engineer.

He hopes to become a chemical engineer. Tyler McMorris of French Settlement High School Tyler has

Tyler McMorris of French Settlement High School Tyler has won many Academic Excellence Awards including the subjects of English, IBCA, Desktop Publishing, World Geography, World History, Algebra 2, Chemistry and Education for Careers. He has been on the honor roll every year

for Careers. He has been on the honor roll every year while in high school. He

while in high school. He placed Superior in Business Math at FBLA District 6 Leadership Conference in both 2012 and 2013. Tyler is the President of French Settlement High School’s Beta Club where he’s been a member since 9th grade and an officer every year after that. He is also Vice President of the FBLA Club and a member of the Science Club. Tyler is serving as Vice President of the Senior Class of 2015. He regularly volunteers at local ball- parks, community events like the “Kids Korner” at the Creole Festival, church events, and events at school like French Settlement’s school-wide cleaning day. Tyler plans to study Information Systems and Decision Sciences and hopes to one day be a Computer Systems Analyst.

Sarah Hess of Maurepas High School Sarah was named a Student of the Year nomi- nee, Outstanding Sophomore, Outstanding Freshman, and where she was recognized for Outstanding Personal Character. She is a member of the Beta Club in which she has won membership and National Beta Participation awards. She’s President this year for the FFA Club in which she previously served as Parliamentarian, Reporter, and Secretary. She’s also the President for the 4-H Club in which she previ- ously has served as Vice President and Secretary. She was even a camp counselor for the Louisiana State 4-H Camp. She is the Library Club Vice President and was a member of the Louisiana Teen Librarians Association. Sarah is a member of the St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Maurepas and in her spare time, is passionate about the Krewe of Erin, a philanthropic group in Ponchatoula whose goal is to promote the Irish Celtic Heritage and encourage the self-motivated empowerment of young ladies. In fact, after 13 years on the royal court, Sarah has been named the 2015 Queen of the Krewe of Erin and has been pro- moting the organization throughout the state. Sarah plans to attend Southeastern Louisiana University where she will major in Multi-Media Management. She hopes to establish a career in web and graphic design and communications.

a career in web and graphic design and communications. Above photo EATEL honored six outstanding graduating

Above photo

EATEL honored six outstanding graduating seniors with new laptops for use in their collegiate studies. Pictured are the 2015 EATEL Technology Award recipients. Standing, left to right: Dutchtown High School recipient Christian Logarbo, French Settlement High School recipient Tyler McMorris, and St. Amant High School recipient Joseph Baker. Seated, left to right: East Ascension High School recipient Anastasia Britton, Donaldsonville High School recipient Dominique Thomas, and Maurepas High School recipient Sarah Hess.

2015 Adidas 7v7 State Championship Series held in Gonzales

The AIRO sports organization in conjunction with Adidas chose the City of Gonzales for the home of the first ever Louisiana 7v7 State Championship Series. With 30 teams registered, this tournament was the first in the organization’s history of championships throughout the state.

This is not an all-star event. Rather, it features scholastic or team based 7v7 play. The initiative is formally supported and endorsed by the Louisiana Football Coaches Association (LFCA) which promotes the idea of prep athletes playing 7v7 together (under state sanctioned activities)

Photos courtesy of Pelican Post Online
Photos courtesy of Pelican Post Online

The Championship Series was held over a two-day period, featuring pool play on Friday, June 26, with bracket and championship games held on Saturday, June 27, at East Ascension Spartan Stadium.

In addition to the

championship activities, this event is part of national network of 7v7 events being run by Airo Sports Management that featured championship play in Georgia and Florida this past June.

The top four teams that qualified from the Louisiana 7v7 State Championship for the Southeast Championship in Valdosta, Georgia on July 17 and 18 are: McDonogh 35,

West St. John, Landry Walker and John Ehret.

“We couldn’t be more excited,” stated City of Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux. “So many young athletes from across Louisiana, along with their friends and families, headed into the area for a few days. Our welcome mat was in place, and we hope they found the hospitality of our city as welcoming as all of our visitors

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“A lot of time was spent with the AIRO organization on working with them to choose Gonzales. The entire Ascension area has so many wonderful tourist destinations for people to visit and enjoy while they spend a few days here.” said Tracy Browning with the Ascension Parish Tourism Commission.

“The City of Gonzales was a great place to host the state championship with amazing

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Skin Cancer Screening and Prevention Skin Cancer is the most common form of cancer, yet

Skin Cancer Screening and Prevention

Skin Cancer is the most common form of cancer, yet is the most preventable. Here are some things to keep in mind when looking out for signs of skin cancer.

Skin Cancer Types

Most skin cancer is classified as basal cell carcinoma, also called BCC. Some of these cancerous growths have visible blood vessels throughout, can look like open sores, and can be pink and flat or multi-colored and raised. These are most often found around the head and neck, including the scalp, which is quite difficult to examine

yourself.

Squamous cell carcinoma, or SCC, is the second most common form of skin cancer. Unlike basal cell, this cancer is in the upper layer of the skin. It’s also more deadly than BCC, but preventable and treatable. It’s mostly caused from UV exposure over time but can also be caused from skin inflammation and diseases. BCC is more commonly found in older adults; however, more cases are being diagnosed in younger adults.

SCC spots are rough and scaly and sometimes bleed if brushed or scratched. They can also look like a sore with a depressed center or raised border.

Melanoma appears to be a

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D is for Diameter: The spot is

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E is for Evolving: The

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Melanoma
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tion once a month, and a professional exam at least once a year, especially after the age of 21.

Apply sun screen prior to even getting out in the sun. Experts say two ounces (about the amount of a shot glass) is the minimum amount you should apply, and you should reapply every couple of hours if you’re out in the sun or water. Wear protective clothing or go indoors when you feel like you’ve got too much sun.

Finally, avoid the sun, especially during the hottest part of the day.

While doing research for this article, I was encouraged to be more cautious and take better care of my skin through pre- vention, monitoring freckles and spots on my own skin, and getting a thorough professional exam once a year.

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Justin Harvey has been named President of A+ Corporation, a family-owned and operated busi- ness with headquarters in Gonzales, La. At 30 years of age, Harvey grew up in the company, having been formally employed for 11 years.

Harvey’s grandfather, Donald Mayeaux, founded A+ Corporation in 1989. Mayeaux created product concepts that changed the way natural gas was being sampled. He pioneered the use of membranes for removing liquids to protect ana- lyzers in both gas and liquid streams with the Genie® Membrane Separators™. The company applied this tech- nology in sample extraction probes for high pressure natural gas pipelines that can be installed under pipeline pressure. This patented technology is the only one of its kind written into and accepted by industry standards.

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Since he was a boy, Justin Harvey prepared for this posi- tion by working in almost every aspect of the business. His most recent positions were Vice President and North American Sales Manager. “Justin will be responsible for daily operations as well as plan- ning, developing, organizing, implementing, directing and evaluating the organization's function and performance,” said his mother, company CEO/CFO Sheila Harvey.

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Tureau and Tureau, APLC held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, celebrat- ing a newly formed father and son law firm at 12320 Hwy 44, Suite 3C in Gonzales.

Tureau and Tureau consists of two attorneys, Ralph Tureau and Stephen Tureau. Ralph Tureau has been an attorney for many years and has recently retired from the bench as a Judge for the 23rd Judicial District Court for Division “A.” Steven Tureau has been a practicing attorney since 2008 and has been a sole practitioner for the last few years. Both attorneys are well equipped with the knowledge and compas- sion needed to assist their clients on a personal level. The office is active in handling cases in the areas of business law, family law, property matters and personal injury. Their office hours are Monday through Thursday 8:30 AM – 4:30PM, and Friday 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

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Mouth Sores

By Calvin Bessonet, DDS,FAGD

Mouth sores come in several different varieties and can have any number of causes, including:

• Infections from bacteria, viruses or fungus

• Irritation from a loose

orthodontic wire, a denture that doesn’t fit, or a sharp edge

from a broken tooth or filling

• The symptom of a disease or disorder.

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

Canker sores.

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

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

Cold sores (also called fever blisters.)

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

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

Leukoplakia.

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

quitting tobacco or replacing ill-fitting dentures or bridges.

Candidiasis.

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

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YOUR ESTATE MATTERS

YOUR ESTATE MATTERS Social Security Benefits – the Strategies Last month, we discussed the basics of

Social Security Benefits – the Strategies

Last month, we discussed the basics of Social Security and also discussed that married couples have several options when deciding when to take their bene- fits. This month, we will describe two strategies used by married couples to maximize benefits – the “file and suspend” strategy and the “claim now, claim more later” strategy.

As discussed last month, a person can delay filing for benefits at full retirement age (“FRA”) and

By Linda Melancon

receive an 8% increase for each year after FRA that he waits to start his benefits until reaching age 70. This could result in a 32% increase in the total amount of payments available throughout lifetime if FRA is 66 but he waits until 70 to receive benefits. Also remember, that if married, a spouse can draw their own benefit or ½ of their spouse’s benefit.

The “file and suspend” strategy works best where one spouse worked and the other did not work or rarely worked and will not be entitled to social security benefits or their amount will be small. It requires that one spouse be at (FRA). When the working spouse reaches FRA, he files for and immediately suspends receipt of benefits which allows his benefits to continue to grow at 8% per year until 70. Since he filed for benefits, his spouse can draw on his record and start receiving ½ of his benefit amount. Then, when he reaches 70, he can start receiving increased benefits.

For example, assume John and Jane are both at FRA. John worked outside the home and Jane was a homemaker. He is entitled to receive $1,000 a month in Social Security benefits

but he wants to delay his benefits for 4 years so he can receive $1,320 a month, as opposed to $1,000 a month. However, if he simply delays his benefit, Jane will be unable to receive benefits because she has no work record of her own to draw on. By using the “file and suspend” strategy, John can file for his benefits, then immediately suspend his payments while allowing Jane to file to receive benefits immediately based on his work record. Then, when he reaches 70 he will receive the higher benefit amount.

The “claim now, claim more later” strategy can also boost a married couple’s return from Social Security. This strategy works by allowing one spouse to claim ben- efits early, while the other spouse, who is already at FRA, claims only spousal benefits, which allows his or her personal benefits to grow. For example, Jane claims her $2,000 benefit at the age of 62. Her husband, John, who is at FRA, files to receive only spousal benefits based on her record, which is equal to ½ of her benefit since he has already reached FRA. This allows John to receive income from his spousal benefit immediately, while still allowing his own benefit payments to grow.

Finally, by combining both strategies, a married couple can both increase their benefits. Both spouses must be at FRA for this to work. Assume Jane is the higher

earner and she files for and immediately suspends benefits until age 70. John then files for and receives spousal benefits of ½ of Jane’s amount on her record. At age 70, Jane will claim her own benefits which will have grown by 8% per year and John will switch from spousal benefits to his own benefits which continued to grow at 8% per year.

As you can see, knowing when to file for Social Security benefits and which benefits to file for can be a confusing task. There are factors specific to certain individuals that exclude them from taking advan- tage of the above strategies or reasons why they may be better served by not using these strategies. Before making any decisions about taking your Social Security, you should always con- sult with someone well versed in these benefits and strategies. Failure to do so before making an election may impact the amount of income you will receive throughout your retirement years.

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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LATISSE® Q & A What is LATISSE®? LATISSE® (bimatoprost ophthalmic solution) 0.03% is the first
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LATISSE® Q & A

What is LATISSE®?

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Does LATISSE® change the color of my eyes?

This is the most common misconceptionabout LATISSE®. It is applied topically so only if you are careless and get it in your eyes, and only if you have hazel eyes, blue/brown or green/brown eyes. Pure blue or green eyes do not have enough melanocytes to get darker. If you are already dark brown, it can not get any darker.

How is LATISSE® applied?

LATISSE® is applied each evening to the base of the upper eyelashes. Before applying LATISSE® makeup should be removed as well as contact lenses (If applicable). Contact lenses can be placed back in the eye after 15 minutes following the application of LATISSE®. Using the single-use applicator brush provided in the package,

one drop of LATISSE® is placed on the applicator brush and applied to the base of the upper eyelid lash margin. The same process is repeated using a fresh applicator brush to avoid cross contamination.

How long does it take to see results using LATISSE®?

LATISSE® users may see results as soon as 4 weeks with full results at 12 to 16 weeks. The growth is gradual and over time. If the use of LATISSE® is discontinued, eyelashes are expected to return to their previous appearance over several weeks to months.

What are potential side effects of LATISSE®?

The most common side effects after using LATISSE® solution are an itching sensation in the eyes and/or eye redness. This was reported in approximately 4% of patients in the clinical study. Other less common side effects include skin darkening, eye irritation, dryness of the eyes and redness of the eyelids.

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Tiger Tavern hosted the Second Annual Jambalaya Cook Off Funraiser Supporting Wounded Wear When we

Tiger Tavern hosted the Second Annual Jambalaya Cook Off Funraiser Supporting Wounded Wear

Annual Jambalaya Cook Off Funraiser Supporting Wounded Wear When we started this fundraiser last year, we

When we started this fundraiser last year, we had every intention on making it an annual event with hope to raise more funds than the year before. Never in a million years did we think the event would explode so quickly into a major fund raiser.

The community really came together with tremendous sup- port for this noble cause. This year the funds raised go a company called Wounded Wear, who unlike many other pro- grams for Veterans, they only provide their services to heros

injured in combat.

When we started this years Cooking for a Cause Cook Off, our goal was to double last years donation of right above $5,000 with less than 30 cooks.

We set our goal high and a little steep for only our second year.

A goal of $10,000 was our

goal. We were so humbled and blown away when the final tally of 72 teams participated and the funds raised were a grand total $15,750!

This years winner were:

1st- Woody Woodward 2nd- Amy Melancon 3rd- Jordan and Shawn Sheets

Thank You Ascension Parish for

helping us give back to a cause so near to our hearts. We hope

it grows this way every year and

we can continue to help sup- port our injured military men and woman and families of the fallen soldiers. We wouldn’t have had such an amazing turn out if it weren’t for the help of our community and local businesses who helped make this possible!

and local businesses who helped make this possible! A Huge THANK YOU goes out to: The

A Huge THANK YOU goes

out to:

The Jambalaya Festival Association

A salute to our sponsors:

D&J Groceries Ascension Body Shop Rescom Electric 2J Outdoor Obsessions DJ JT Ascension Paper Loupes Customs Dupont Electric Ascension Signs Silky Screens Head Rush Salon Nutrishop Baton Rouge

In addition, many thanks go out to everyone who made

donations:

Pelican Pub, Anytime Fitness Dutchtown, Dons Seafood, Nooleys, Galvez Seafood, Hooters ( Denham Springs), On the Half Shell, Donald Hume, Coty Naquin, Kevin Bueche, Mockler Beverage, Baton Rouge Beer, Crescent Crown, Republic National, Glazers Distributors

We applaud our friends and families who donated their time and resources:

Mike Strong with Ascension Magazine, Richard James Jr, Camo-Toad, Trey Landry, Kirby Gravois, David Sampere,

Jr, Camo-Toad, Trey Landry, Kirby Gravois, David Sampere, Dustin Templet, Pete, Mitzi and Lauren Delaune, Russell

Dustin Templet, Pete, Mitzi and Lauren Delaune, Russell Gaudin, Wayland Templet, Cade Dupont, Korey Simpson & Ben Savoy with DJ 2 legs and a biscuit, Kendall Shaffer & Stonewall Broussard with the Shotgun Derby Band, Austin Savoy & Devin Roussell with Sofa Kings.

We hope everyone had a great time because we surely did. I hope "Cooking for a Cause" in 2016 is even bigger and better. Lets make it happen Ascension Parish! From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!!

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On the Cover FRONT E-5 SGT. Charles Borel 2nd Battalion/ 325th Infantry Regiment 82nd Airborne
On the Cover FRONT E-5 SGT. Charles Borel 2nd Battalion/ 325th Infantry Regiment 82nd Airborne
On the Cover FRONT E-5 SGT. Charles Borel 2nd Battalion/ 325th Infantry Regiment 82nd Airborne
On the Cover FRONT E-5 SGT. Charles Borel 2nd Battalion/ 325th Infantry Regiment 82nd Airborne
On the Cover FRONT E-5 SGT. Charles Borel 2nd Battalion/ 325th Infantry Regiment 82nd Airborne
On the Cover FRONT E-5 SGT. Charles Borel 2nd Battalion/ 325th Infantry Regiment 82nd Airborne
On the Cover FRONT E-5 SGT. Charles Borel 2nd Battalion/ 325th Infantry Regiment 82nd Airborne

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E-5 SGT. Charles Borel 2nd Battalion/ 325th Infantry Regiment 82nd Airborne Division Ft. Bragg, NC

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Jeff is a wounded warrior and here is his story.

On May 30, 2010 around 8am He was in a guard tower in Pashmul, Afghanistan. As he was getting a back brief from the previous guard shift and waiting for his soldier to come to the tower for guard duty a rocket propelled grenade hit his tower and he came under small arms fire. After he came to, from the shell shock, he checked on the two soldiers in his tower and got one calling it in on the radio. He raised up to return fire with the others and call out the six shooters with AK-47s. He dropped to make and see mist on one shooter. While reloading a round goes threw the back of his neck and he dropped. He went threw a 30 minute medevac and woke up 2 days later in Germany. From there he went to Walter Reed, then The James A Haley VA Hospital in Tampa, Florida. He spent the next 8 months doing inpatient physical therapy and have continued a physical therapy regiment ever since.

At Pelican Point, we continue to raise the bar each week, and we invite everyone
At Pelican Point, we continue
to raise the bar each week, and
we invite everyone to visit us,
check us out, and join us for
one evening, or join us long
term via a new Membership
Plan.
(except Mondays) 11AM until
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menu, PLUS a ‘Daily Chef
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After 18 years, Pelican Point
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Thursday, Friday and Saturday
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Our dining areas have been
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adjoins the second recently redesigned dining area overlooking twelve night lit antebellum columns, night lit

adjoins the second recently redesigned dining area overlooking twelve night lit antebellum columns, night lit trees, and a night lit deck overlooking a lake and the 18th green –WOW.

night lit deck overlooking a lake and the 18th green –WOW. We would like to invite

We would like to invite the entire region to try Chef Joshua’s creations in Mulligans Restaurant, as well as enjoy before or after dinner drinks in our updated full service bar we refer to as the 19th hole. (The 19th hole is a knockout.)

we refer to as the 19th hole. (The 19th hole is a knockout.) Please call us

Please call us for more information and for reservations

(225-746-9900).

We look forward to hearing from you, and seeing you soon at Pelican Point. We are confident that you will be impressed with our updated and up-scaled operations.

you soon at Pelican Point. We are confident that you will be impressed with our updated
you soon at Pelican Point. We are confident that you will be impressed with our updated
you soon at Pelican Point. We are confident that you will be impressed with our updated

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Rain I can't tell you how many times this past April and May that I've

Rain

I can't tell you how many times this past April and May that I've heard the statement "I wish it would stop raining". I must admit that I felt that it kinda needed to dry up a little myself, but I really steer away from asking for the rain to stop and plus, there's nothing you can do about it anyway. I probably would feel different to some degree if I had two feet of water in my living room, but I've learned through the years to watch what you ask for, because you might just get it and you probably won't like those results either. It won't take long after it quits raining before you begin to hear, "we need a little rain". You'll even begin to see some folks running sprinklers in their yards to water grass. This is a practice that I do not agree with, but that's my opinion and as opinions go, we all have them. For years I've struggled inside my brain to find one thing on this earth that's more important than water. To this date water is still at the top of the list. If you don't believe me try living without it at your house for just one hour. Our entire food source depends on water. Crops, livestock, poultry, wildlife, shellfish, fish and most other forms of life depend on water to survive. Most of the things that I truly love are directly related to the water resources. It's true that too much water can have a negative effect on crops, fish and wildlife, but too much is usually better than not enough. Turkey reproduction can be hindered by wet springs, but severe drought

can hurt even worse. Several years ago our midwestern states suffered from very low amounts of rain. Not only did this affect ranching and farming, it also affected wildlife populations in these states also. Turkey numbers dropped significantly and since the rains have now reappeared, the birds are now on the road to recovery. Every drop of water that you see came from some form of precipitation- rain, sleet, ice or snow. I cannot think of any other way that water is produced other than condensation. It would be great if we all could get just the right amount of water we need whenever we wanted it, but that ain't about to happen. I know that a rainstorm can put a damper on some very finely laid out plans and it's always been a pain to work in it, but through the years I've learned to take it for what it is. I love the rain and I don't care to live without it, as a matter of fact, life as we know it can't survive without it

Until Next Time,

"Let It Rain",

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Historical-or Hysterical-Downtown Districts

Like many other grandparents in this area, our social calendar is determined by when, where and whatever sports our grandkids are playing. Which is why we found ourselves in Branson, Missouri, a few weeks ago watching our grandson Will participating in the USSA Under 11 World Series. A good time was had by all and the Prairieville Pirates battled all the way back from two early losses to take home a second place trophy. And Branson is a nice enough town if you ignore the traffic snarl on the main drag and the endless number of tribute bands. On one stretch alone there were groups covering everything from ABBA, the Bee Gees and the Beatles to Neil Diamond, John Denver and Elvis. So there were some “big names” in lights-just no traffic lights to be seen. Now one familiar theme that we noticed in Branson and in many smaller towns in Arkansas was that everyone seemed to have a “Historical Downtown District”. I can understand how towns like Hope, Delight and Fordyce are justifiably proud of native sons Bill Clinton, Glen Campbell and Bear Bryant respectively. But some of these villages like Hardy (population 722) must have had to create a little history of their own to qualify for a “historical” classification. Then I started thinking (“Danger, danger…”)-if I could “create” a bit of local history and use my Journalism 101 rule of thumb-“Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.”-I believe we could con- duct an interesting, and perhaps profitable, tour of “Historical Downtown Gonzales”. Before we begin, please remember how my brain-cell depleted cerebral cortex functions. Most of my remain- ing memory is in the “way back” mode so that I can recall images of the 60’s and 70’s much better than I can remember what happened yesterday. Thus, some of the places and people you’ll hear

by Bill Delaune

about on this tour may no longer exist. Also, some of the stories may classify as urban legends or have an air of mystery surrounding them. In fact if we visit enough old haunts to rouse up the spirits of

returned brandishing the 12 gauge, Butch ran through the backdoor into a clothesline, Ralph made it across the street to an EATEL phone booth where he tried to call the police while kneeling down to hide

I find this place to be adequate. Horses are allowed!
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Horses are
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days gone by, we can call it the Magical Mystery Tour of the Ghosts of Gonzales and maybe we’ll qualify for a reality show. Now if you’ll climb aboard our Calco bus, we’ll begin this tour de farce… Today, we are starting from Airline Highway and headed south down Burnside. If you look to the right, you’ll see a blue auto parts store. But once there was a quaint little spot there called the KYI lounge. Legend has it that one night a trio of patrons-let’s call them Butch, Ralph and Billy- were playfully picking on a local physician-let’s call him Doc. When another lounge denizen misinterpreted their sarcastic jibes, he went home to fetch a shotgun to defend the popular physician’s honor. When he

and Billy later told the authori- ties, “That’s not the gun he pointed at me. The one he pointed at me was much big- ger!” By the way, there were never any shells in the gun. Now to the left was once the site of Gonzales’s only drive-in movie where many classic romances appeared on the big screen. Later the location became Galleries Gonzales with a huge parking lot where many of Gonzales’s own romances took place in the back seats of cars under the guise of waiting for their order from Quik Snack. And if a guy ran short of cash and couldn’t afford a burger from that establishment for his date, he could circle back to the block building on your

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right-once known as Dairy Kurl-and get a chili bun and a cherry coke for about 50 cents. Up here on the left is the historic St. Theresa’s Church where a chorus of well-meaning repenters showed up at early morning mass after an all-nighter at the Festival and mistakenly sang “Jum-ba-la, my Lord” instead of “Kum-ba-ya”. And next door is the Riverside Barber Shop where Bobby, Pomp and Jim would fish off the porch in New River on slow days. Now pay close attention to the lots on both sides of Lamendola’s Grocery. On one side was Casso’s Bar where during one crowded Sunday of the aforementioned Jambalaya Festival, a Winestoned Cowboy-let’s call him Mike-rode a horse into the bar and ordered a drink for both of them. On the other side was the legendary Town Tavern where Gonzales’s finest would gather at halftime of the Bulldogs’ games to discuss second-half strategy and perhaps hedge a few bets. And further up on the left was Roy Marchand’s- the home of the best chicken loaf in the universe. The eatery was also the northernmost boundary of the Festival when it was held on Burnside and locals learned to jitterbug on eight to ten inches of beer cans in the street. Of course, Spartan Field to our right was the scene of some historic victories but one incident of the not-so-glorious variety occurred one night when the kicker-let’s call him Ronnie-missed the ball on the opening kickoff. Not to be denied, he circled around and missed it again. The event led to an epic poem-“Trumpets blew the fanfare, Whistles blew for play, Kicker blew the kickoff, We always start that way.” And the soccer fields on the right were once the baseball field where all of Gonzales played. Across the road was a small version of Town Hall and the Sheriff’s Office and the story goes that Bruce Lavigne

once hit a ball that bounced right here on Burnside and hit the door causing an officer to answer the knock. A little further down on the left was Fiesta Grill-a place where the steaks and burgers were so good that when the owners decided to purchase new equipment, customers revolted and demanded their food be cooked on the “old grill”. It would later become the first home of Leader’s Fried Chicken but store the memory of this location for a later stop. Remember this red light at Cornerview for future reference also and while we’re stopped, gaze a ways down to your right at the former home of Frances’s Grocery where Mr. Myles tried to remove a rather large television off the wall one night to keep the Yankees from winning the World Series and losing a bet to Bud. And now for our final stop on this tour, we’ll pull into the parking lot of this Mexican Restaurant that was once Dalton’s-an establishment with a history all its own. But if you want to grab a margarita, I’ll

take you back even further in time to a place called Fish-N-Pic-a little bar that featured a cast of characters that Hollywood would have trouble duplicating. One busy Friday when Burnside was only two lanes, one of the regulars-let’s call him Gordon-arrived to find someone had parked in “his” parking space. Our hero decided to station his vehicle about 10 feet directly behind the “intruder” so that he could pull into “his” spot when the guy left and took “his” seat at the bar for a few rum and cokes. Sometime later, the poor fellow got ready to leave and decided he needed more room to get out. “Can you move your car?” he asked Gordon. “Don’t you have enough room?” Gordon replied incredulously. “No,” came the answer. “Can’t you back this car up?” “Oh, I can back it up all right,” said Gordon reaching for his keys. And back it up he did, ladies and gentlemen. Back into the

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busy traffic on Burnside. All the way back to the signal I alluded to a moment ago on Cornerview-dutifully stopping at the red light. And-still in reverse-into the parking lot of Leader’s Fried Chicken. “Is that enough room for you?” Gordon shouted back. “Can you get out now?” And then to no one in particular, “Can I back this car up?” These have been only a few of the highlights of Historic Downtown Gonzales, ladies and gentlemen. May I suggest you take the music and arts

tour which includes the “really” historic Pasqua Theatre where the white kids always wanted to sit in the balcony which was “reserved” for minorities and the Jungle House where we don’t need a Blue Notes tribute band because Johnny and Pat are still playing locally. Be sure and request “Jelly Bean”. And don’t forget our Historic Downtown District of Prairieville tour coming after Highway 73 is completed in the year 2525.

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It’s All About Time By Brandt Bourque It’s hard to say exactly what it is

It’s All About Time

By Brandt Bourque

It’s hard to say exactly what it is about “Swamp Pop” music that lends itself so well to Ascension Parish. There are plenty of different musical styles that are popular in the area but the one genre that all ages and types will agree on is good ole swamp pop. The music just moves you and puts you in a good mood, whether you are out dancing, cooking or chang- ing the oil in you car, swamp pop is the go to music for so many people around this area. Local band “Kenny Cornett

so many people around this area. Local band “Kenny Cornett and Killin’ Time” have been pumping

and Killin’ Time” have been pumping out great swamp pop music for over 25 years now! The band style is influenced mostly by local artists such as Van Broussard, Mike Broussard, Cookie and the Cupcakes, Warren Storm, Johnny Allen and Little Alfred. Based out of Gonzales, LA, the band played their first gig in 1990 and haven't looked back. They first began performing in Livingston

Parish and quickly branched out covering the South, from Jackson Mississippi, all the way down to Grande Isle. Kenny Cornett and Killin’ Time started out as a four piece band, and has now grown into a seven piece band featuring twin keyboards and horns! Committed to providing the best show possible, night after night, they hired a full time sound technician that travels to

performances with them. The band’s line up includes three generations of the Cornett family:

Kenny Cornett – Keyboard and Vocals, Rhett Cornett – Percussion, Justin Cornett – Saxophone. Completing the line up for “Killin’ Time” is Buddy Borum – Bass guitar and Vocals, Horace Shows – Trumpet and Vocals, Jim Aime – Lead Guitar, Gerry Eiermann – Keyboard, Trumpet and Vocals, and full time sound technician, Russ “Peanut” Luquete. Although the band is known for its Swamp Pop style of music, a normal night’s set list includes Rock and Roll from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s to Country, and Rhythm and Blues. In 1993 the band recorded and released its first CD, “Kenny Cornett and Killin’ Time, Vol. 1”. Since then, two other CD’s have followed; 2006’s “My One and Only Dream” and 2009’s

Time, Vol. 1”. Since then, two other CD’s have followed; 2006’s “My One and Only Dream”

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“Flat Feet”. The band can be heard performing at local clubs, festivals, and private engagements

“Flat Feet”. The band can be heard performing at local clubs, festivals, and private engagements in Livingston, Ascension, St. Charles, and East Baton Rouge parishes. You can check out the band locally in Ascension Parish at the Riverfront Tiki Hut and at Fred’s on the River. Also, you can catch them at the American Legion and Club Coozan, both in Baton Rouge La., Canal Bank Club in Head Of Island, La. and Boutte’ Bingo Hall in Boutte, La. You can find a schedule at their website at Kennyandkillintime.com and on facebook at https://www.face-

book.com/kenny.cornett.3

Kenny Cornett and Killin Time deliver an unforgettable Louisiana experience though their timeless classics and local

experience though their timeless classics and local Swamp Pop hits! Make sure you get out to

Swamp Pop hits! Make sure you get out to one of their shows and have some fun, whether you are looking for a night on the town or just Killin’ Time!

out to one of their shows and have some fun, whether you are looking for a
out to one of their shows and have some fun, whether you are looking for a

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ThoughtsfromBully
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ThoughtsfromBully PAYING ATTENTION TO DETAILS “Pay attention young man!” my Mom used to say. “ Sometimes

PAYING ATTENTION TO DETAILS

“Pay attention young man!” my Mom used to say. “ Sometimes

I

swear. I don’t think you know

if

you are coming or going, get

the lead out!” my coaches used to say. We get pushed along through life and I believe that hustle and bustle helped me turn out alright. Imagine if we had cell phones when we were 15. Hell we found the parties by word of mouth and actually talking to each other. But today social

media is bothering me and may be my demise. This past year I have been in two car wrecks while I was sitting still at the light or a STOP sign. I can give you one guess as to the reason for the crashes, but your not going to need it. You know that they were looking at their cell phones. It’s a wonder young folks make past 20 years old. I went to the drive through teller at the bank a couple of weeks back. I sat in line behind a small compact car. I watched the driver put her deposit in the opened drawer. After a few minutes the drawer opened and she retrieved the contents. The drawer closes and I prepare to move up. I sit and sit for about 4 minutes because I thought she had another transaction. Finally I gave a small honk on the horn. She pressed the gas and drove off. When I got to the window the teller rolled her eyes at me. She told me the girl finished and just started texting. She then thanked me for honking because she couldn’t get her attention from inside the bank. She wasn’t paying

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soft drinks and entertainment) Full Cash Bar Available 34 attention. One night I went to turn

attention. One night I went to turn into Sno’s Seafood and there was a car with no lights sitting and looking abandoned in the middle of the entrance. Half on the entrance side and half on the exit side. Upon a closer look I did see a dim light in the drivers seat. After squeezing through I turn around and pulled up be hind and got out to see if she needed help. When I approached I realized she was just sitting there texting. What has the world come too? I went back to my car and layed on the horn. She jumped and then took off. My Lord, Pay attention. Last week I had the need to go by Walmart. It took me a while to find a parking place without walking a mile. Finally one became available. As I got out I noticed the call of nature had come upon me and I scooted toward the restroom in the store. I don’t know about you but my bladder becomes impatient the closer I get to the facility. By the time I arrived at the restrooms I dashed in. The stalls were closed and I noticed there were no urinals. Whoops? I’m in the girls room. Fortunately there were no ladies or at least I thought. As I

walked out I looked back to see high heels under the stall wall which confirmed it was the girls room. Unless Bruce Jenner was visiting Prairieville. You may say to me pay attention but I want to take issue with the restroom door signs. If you notice there is very little difference from the Men’s symbol as to the Women’s symbol. Sure I see the little dress wing thing for the Women’s but I wear my shirt tails out and have a few pounds on me. If you look and think the Women’s symbol could be considered a portly man with his shirt out. I know it’s a stretch but why don’t we put one sign in red and the other in blue. No mistaking that. I know I’m making excuses. In reality I’m trying to cover my embarrassment. Maybe I should pay attention. Well it’s summer time and I am playing all the golf my body will allow. Two or three times a week I am chasing that little white ball around. It’s great hobbie and sport but it has its draw backs. It can get hot out there. I spray sun screen every time I play. My arms, my face, ears and neck but not my legs. I noticed a couple of weeks that I was two toned

from my legs and feet. It is a lit- tle embarrassing when I wear my

from my legs and feet. It is a lit- tle embarrassing when I wear my flip flops. I’ve even had people comment on the white feet at BBQ’s and such. Short of playing golf barefoot, which protocol will not allow, I don’t know the solution. One thing for sure is I’m going to play golf. I did start wearing a shorter sock to tan more of my leg but that created a new problem. I still have a sock foot tan but the shorter socks have created a striped effect. Now I look like candy striped gum. I don’t know what I was

thinking but at least I was thinking. Maybe I should pay a little more attention but know this. I ain’t sitting in a dark car parked in the middle of the road or crashing into vehicles sitting still. And yes, my bladder sometimes has mind of its own. He who has not ever hurried and made a mistake cast the first stone.I’m sure there are lots of folks not paying attention to the signs and have made similar decisions.

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By Tracy
By Tracy

Farewell

Well y’all it has been such fun writing for Ascension Magazine, but I’m afraid I’m calling it quits. Managing a full-time job, a home, family and work- ing our land on the weekends, this old girl’s schedule is bust- ing at the seam. And until they make a 30 hour day that gives me the time to do all I want I’m having to let something go in order to have time for a new interest of mine-Wood Carving, so, I’m trading my writing time for carving time and stepping off the page to allow someone else a turn.

From the good grace of Mike Strong and all the readers I’ve been given the opportunity share my thoughts and discovered that many more than I thought share the same views as I. Conversing with each of you has been so rewarding for me. I’ve learned so much from your insight.

I’ve been asked about the name Intrepid Thoughts. I decided on Intrepid as it describes me very well -fearless, bold and brave which is evident of the subjects on which I’ve written.

As I go, I’d like to recap a few of the messages. While some were ambiguous and others direct all were what used to be called common sense. That is what most of the readers enjoyed the most, they said.

• Before you follow anyone,

ask where they’re going.

• Being your own biggest fan

is tacky.

• Real life is far more beautiful than a picture of it on your phone.

• There is good in everyone. Treat people nice.

• Stop texting while driving.

You’re not nearly as good at it as you believe. No, you’re not.

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really need. Others may need too.

• Try. You might surprise yourself.

• Easy doesn’t do it.

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others to provide their living.

• Acceptance of all people is

far different than acceptance of all behavior. Stop grouping

their meaning and calling it dis- crimination.

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anyone. We’re all good at something.

• There are consequences, like it or not.

• Don’t be the house on the

block that everyone hates. Be considerate.

• Smile. It looks good on

you.

• Just because someone thinks

they’re better than you, it’s only true if you believe them.

• If we can’t say you’re fat. Don’t say we’re skinny.

Perception of offense is no excuse.

• Give compliments.

Everyone has something beautiful about them.

Thank you everyone for having me around and reading my thoughts. And thank you again to Mike Strong for allowing me the opportunity to be part of his magazine. I had a great time!

Well, on to the next adventure…. Write me anytime @ Intrepidthoughts@yahoo.com See ya’ll around,

Tracy

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Executive Chef Ben Jarreau
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Prep Time:

20 minutes

Servings:

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Ingredients:

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

• 1 medium red onion (diced)

• ½ cup dill weed (finely chopped)

• 2 cups mayonnaise

• 1 cup sour cream

• 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)

• 3 loaves French bread (10-12 inches)

• ¼ cup Olive oil

• Juice of 1 lemon

• Salt and Pepper to taste

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

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I received a call from Danny Robert and was invited to check out a practice
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