MARCH 2017, VOL. 15 ISSUE 3

Publisher / Editor
Mike Strong
Table of Contents
SPECIAL OLYMPICS ................ 4
Sales Manager
Dottie Godberry
Staff Photographer SWEET EYES W/ TANYA..... .....12

Jimmy Dunkley CRAWFISH FESTIVAL .......................24 FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contributing Writers
BILL DELAUNE........................ 30
Bill Delaune
Linda Melancon
CHURCH POINT .....................36
Calvin Bessonett
Bully SNO’S RECIPE...........................45

Goosie Guice
Orhan McMillan
Kellie Seymour
Tanya Stilley
Jimmy Dunkley

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This past month I had the pleasure
to witness our parish citizens
display the best form of kindness.
The kindness that only comes from
the heart.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s
Department and students
volunteered to make this heart
warming event the best it possibly
could be for the Special Olympians
and participants. Every child was
treated special with hugs, support
and enthusiasm and the athletes all
enjoyed that day as winners.

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This year’s Leadership
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government, business and the project team saw an
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Rotary Club
of Gonzales
Plans Annual
Food Fest
Members of the Gonzales Ro-
tary Club have been busy
preparing for its Annual Food
Fest scheduled for March 28,
2017 at the Lamar-Dixon Expo
Center Trade Mart Building.
This annual event benefits the
St. Theresa Food Bank.

“The Rotary Club has spon-
sored this event since the late
1990‘s. It continues to be a sig-
nificant resource in efforts to
feed people in need throughout
our city and parish,” said
Sheena Falgoust, 2017, Chair-
man of the Food Fest Commit- Walling, Ticket Master; Sheena and may be purchased at several Club member or by emailing
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Committee, pictured from left and committee members, Anna including Ascension Funeral rants interested in participating
to right are: David Herring, Sparacino, Rae Milano, Martin Home, Lofton Staffing, and may contact tracy@tourascen-
2016-2017 Gonzales Rotary McConnell, Dr. James Jean- Jeansonne & Spillers Dentistry. Join us for great food
President; Tracy Browning, sonne and Willie Robinson. Tickets may also be purchased from our local vendors and en-
Restaurant Chair; Glenda Sha- at the St. Theresa Church of- tertainment. You will not leave
heen, Past President; Craig Pre-sale tickets are $25.00 each fice, from any Gonzales Rotary hungry!

Gonzales Garden Club
Sets the Stage for Flower Show
The first item on the agenda of exceed a one-inch buffer from
the March 1 meeting of the the top of the niche. The
Gonzales Garden Club was a background fabric should
demonstration presentation by complement the flower color,
longtime Member Marilyn Rice. and no plant material should
She set up a comprehensive touch the sides or bottom of the
exhibit of floral design resources niche. Rice encouraged
and analyzed three creative
niches of arrangements that she
titled “The Petrified Forest”
Creative Horizontal Design,
“Wine and Roses” Tablescape,
and “China Doll” Oriental
Design. Rice then disassembled
them to show the audience their drangeas during late March to
compositions and constructed boost these plants. The garden
three more niche displays, all tip came from Member
(tints, tones or shades of a
the while explaining the reasons Conchita Richey. When using
single hue), triadic (three
for her choices. grocery store flowers, fill a
contrasting colors) and analo-
Rice spoke of design container with tepid water and
gous (three related colors). Her
elements such as color har- add the flower food from the
tips for size and proportion in-
monies, balance and proportion, included packet. Cut the stems
cluded elevating the base of the
textures, and the allusion of on a slant and leave them in the
flower arrangement to center it
movement. She described color beginner floral designers to food water overnight in a cool,
vertically in the space while not
schemes as monochromatic incorporate pieces of wood, dark, draft-free place. Create
allowing plant material to
glass figurines, and sculptural
pieces into their displays to
enhance the artistic concept of
the flower arrangement. Lastly,
GGC Members Lorraine
Ramirez and Priscilla Monson
generously shared their own
horizontal floral designs for
critique to culminate the
program on “Sharing Years of
Design Experience”.
This month’s horticultural
hint is to apply fertilizer to
azaleas, gardenia, and hy-
the flower arrangement the next
day using a soaked oasis for
long-lasting design.
The meeting was held at
Jamie Trisler’s home in the
heart of Gonzales. She and
fellow hostesses Cynthia
Cagnolatti, Priscilla Monson,
Marilyn Oubre, Janis Poche,
and Conchita Richey served
“meatless” finger sandwiches,
salads and desserts during the

lunch break. The club’s next
meeting will be held on April 5
in conjunction with their
Annual Floral Design Exhibit at
the Gonzales Library on Irma
Blvd. The theme will be
Louisiana’s Natural Beauty.

Yard of the Month Residential and Commercial • February & March

Dr. Dale Doty stands in front of River Parishes Community Colleges as the proud recipient of
The home of Jeff & Sandy Gaudin at 1731 S. Augusta in Gonzales was awarded February’s
Gonzales Garden Club's Commercial Landscape of the Month Award for March. The property
Residential Yard of the Month for its early bloom of azaleas. The garden included crinum,
that was a cow pasture in 2013 is now a sprawling campus of stately buildings, walkways and
camellia, knock out roses and compacta holly, and the sego palm.
parking lots lined with spring blooming azaleas and summer blooming crape myrtles.

This magnificent front yard belongs to Jim and Susan Kimes at 1031 Eva Street in Gonzales. It
was chosen as Gonzales Garden Club’s Residential Yard of the Month for March for its plush The Gonzales Garden Club chose KopyKats Printing Company at 226 Burnside Avenue as
design and variations of color and texture. The beds are comprised of agapanthus, azaleas, February’s Commercial Landscape of the Month for its neat maintenance and bright colors.
privet, olive, pomegranate, pear trees and crape myrtle. Owner Susan Kimes noted that the Plantings included blooming pansies and knock out roses with a healthy row of boxwood shrubs
plants bloom in a continual succession from spring though summer into autumn adding interest forming a hedge below the windows.
and beauty to this quiet neighborhood.
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
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?
That won’t happen without
action on your part. You must
around us to flourish. As contain. I believe that as life
continue to have wisdom
Are you Surviving? human beings, we should all be happens we lose our hope for
concerning your vision and
growing and developing - what we thought would be an
what it will take to achieve it.
I want to discuss something emotionally, mentally, and cer- amazing future for ourselves,
When you truly believe, walking
relevant and life changing. tainly spiritually. Stagnant water so it’s important that as life
out your vision is easy. That’s
So, I ask you… is not good to drink from, and happens we keep our vision,
something that will take
neither should we be stagnant. even if that vision changes!
discipline...believing I mean.
Are you happy with where Now, I’m not saying life is
You may have a setback and
you are in life? Are you Have a clear VISION perfect, (for in this life we will
want to give up, but you’ve got
really fulfilled? have hardships) but we should
to keep on moving towards
Every brilliant idea or invention never give up on our hopes and
that goal if your want that
A guest pastor asked us a few started with and idea and that dreams. It’s what gives us that
dream to manifest.
weeks ago, “Are you surviving?” idea had a vision. Why not have sparkle in our eyes, that thing
If so, that’s not exactly where a vision for your life? If your that everyone knows but can’t
You see how all of these work
you want to be, unless you’ve vision is hazy or uncertain, make define, and that passion to get
together to define your pathway
recently been through a life it clear. Spend some time up in the morning with
to success? Have a vision,
undeniable energy in
surround yourself with positive
our bodies.
people that inspire and uplift
you, and finally, create your
Surround yourself plan of action to walk towards
with people that that dream. So, don’t just
survive but thrive!
Just like natural elements (the
sun, wind, earth, and rain) make
up the environment around

threatening event. You should with yourself and use your
not survive but thrive. But in imagination. If you would
order to thrive, you’ve got to consider your perfect life what
have the right environment. would it look like? Maybe its
Just like plants need sunlight, time for you to sit down with
water, and sometimes fertilizer, pen and paper and write down
we also need elements in and what that vision look like and

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Did you know!
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elongated settings with pearls, or colored gems. Swing- displays a continuous array of
ing hoop earrings include two vivid rainbow colors seemingly
and three inch sizes aswell as suspended in a luminous white
large inside-outside diamond or black base. The name opal is
hoops which sparkle with every

a shortened version of the
movement you make. Roman word “opalus” which
means color play. While on the
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March - hardness of 5.5, they are
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they should never be allowed to
sparkling diamonds combined Those born in
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Dramatic Rings green, yellow, purple, and red have two
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statement styles in colorful sea blue beryl once prized by perature while wearing and
stacking rings, knuckle-dust- ancient Greek sailors on long storing your opal jewelry. Also
ing cocktail rings, and glitter- voyages. Opaque bloodstone avoid cleaning products,
ing right-hand rings, aswell as isn’t red at all; it ultrasonic and steam jewelry
the classic look of dazzling is actually a dark cleaners. Whether you are
neck-skimming drop earrings green chalcedony considering a beautiful opal
and oversize hoop earrings, with vivid red piece for yourself or a loved
which are among today’s top flecks and it has one, or your current opal
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YOUR ESTATE MATTERS situation. Upon a physician’s website,
order, Baton Rouge Rehabili-
By Linda Melancon tation Hospital will conduct a php, or contact them at 225-
comprehensive driving evalua- 927-0567.
tion to aid in determining an
ing your concerns and seeking individual’s ability to drive As with so many other deci-
his or her agreement that it’s safely. The evaluation includes sions regarding aging relatives,
time to consider other means both a clinical portion, con- removing driving privileges can
of transportation. Be ready to ducted by an occupational be a difficult decision, and has
suggest other options for therapist to determine the im- the potential to cause a great
transportation, such as public pact of health conditions (such deal of tension and hurt be-
transit, the aid of other family as stroke or Alzheimer’s) and tween those involved. Enlist-
members, or transportation functional limitations (such as ing support from resources
services offered by some elder- vision problems and slower re- such as those discussed here
Keys, Please: care companies. Having an- action times) on driving safety, can help defuse a lot of the
other way to get around may
How to Gently help older drivers let go of the
and an on-road evaluation, tension and bring peace of
completed by a Driving Rehab mind knowing that your loved
Keep Unsafe keys more easily. Specialist, to assess the individ- one won’t be behind the wheel
Older Drivers If that conversation falls on
ual’s driving ability. Once the when driving is no longer safe
evaluation is completed, the for them.
Off the Road ears that aren’t ready to hear occupational therapist and
it, you may want to enlist the Driving Rehab Specialist will Ms. Melancon has engaged in
We as Americans are a free- the practice of law in Ascension
help of your loved one’s physi- make recommendations for
wheeling society. We like our Parish for the last eighteen
cian or eye care specialist. driving safety, which may in- years. The primary focus of her
cars, and we like our freedom
They can offer counsel as to clude driver training, adaptive practice is estate planning,
to go where we please, when
the dangers posed by health or equipment for the vehicle, lim- probate, special needs planning
we please. But as loved ones and elder law. For more
vision problems, and often, a itations on driving distance,
get older, you may find your- information or to attend an
person will listen to their care time of day, or speed, and, if
self in the unenviable position upcoming estate planning
providers where they won’t lis- necessary, complete restriction seminar, call her office at
of trying to keep them off the
ten to their children. of driving privileges. For more (225) 744-0027.
road when they start to lose
the ability to operate an auto-
You may also consider meeting
mobile safely. The question
with someone at the Depart-

Hey Dr. Rob,
then becomes, what’s the best
ment of Motor Vehicles to ask

I have a question,
way to take the keys away?
that the Department request a

after my nap.
new vision examination, paper
As people get older, their abil-

Me too,
exam, or driving test for your
ity to drive safely can be im-

after my nap.
loved one. The Department’s
pacted by a variety of factors.
decision as to someone’s abil-
Failing eyesight can be a prob-
ity to drive safely based on
lem, as can poor hearing.
their own examination will de-
Slowed reaction times can in-
termine whether your loved
crease the chance of accidents.
one can stay on the road - if
Even medications can have
Mom or Dad can’t pass the
side effects that make driving
written exam or a road test,
more difficult. But removing
their license won’t be renewed.
your loved one’s freedom to
This does remove the child
drive may be removing what
from the decision-making
they see as their last source of
process, and may take some of
independence, and they may
the tension out of the surren-
not surrender the keys will-
der of driving privileges. But
ingly. With some planning,
be aware, Mom or Dad may
you can enlist the help of oth-
want to know whose idea it
ers to keep you from being the
was that they be retested, so
bad guy in your loved one’s
it’s a good idea to be prepared
to have that conversation with
A good place to start is an
open and honest conversation
them if the need arises.
There is also an option local to
with your loved one, explain
the Baton Rouge area that may 225.744.4905
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• Minimal sedation -- you are hour before the procedure. The Sedation dentistry may also be
Sedation awake but relaxed.
• Moderate sedation (formerly
pill will make you drowsy, al-
though you'll still be awake. A
appropriate for people who:

Dentistry called "conscious sedation") --
You may slur your words when
larger dose may be given to pro-
duce moderate sedation. Some
• have a low pain threshold
• can't sit still in the dentist's
By Calvin Bessonet, DDS,FAGD speaking and not remember people become groggy enough chair
Ascension Premier Dental much of the procedure. from moderate oral sedation to • have very sensitive teeth
• Deep sedation -- you are on actually fall asleep during the pro- • have a bad gag reflex
Dr. Bessonet is one of only a the edge of consciousness but can cedure but this is rare. • need a large amount of dental
still be awakened. work completed
few dentists in the country • General anesthesia -- you are IV moderate sedation.
trained and certified to completely unconscious. You receive the sedative drug Sometimes, children are given se-
provide IV sedation in the through a vein, so it goes to work dation if they are terrified of
dental office. What Types of Sedation Are more quickly. This method allows going to the dentist or refuse to
Used in Dentistry? the dentist to “titrate” the drugs,
which means he can
cooperate during the visit. Ni-
trous oxide tends to be safe in
Does the thought of having
your teeth fixed make your entire continually adjust the level of se- children, and just about any den-
body tense with fear? Would you The following types of sedation dation until it is ideal for the in- tist can administer it.
rather endure the agony of a are used in dentistry: dividual patient. You cannot do
toothache than step foot in a
Inhaled minimal sedation.
this with oral sedation. Iv seda- Can Any Dentist
dentist's office? You're not
You breathe nitrous oxide --
tion also makes it possible to give
multiple combination of drugs to
Perform Sedation?
alone. A lot of people are so pho-
bic about going to the otherwise known as "laughing suit the patient, as all people have
dentist that they prefer not to gas" -- combined with oxygen different tolerances to different All states require dentists to
have any treatment. through a mask that's placed over types of drugs. provide proof of advanced
For people who avoid dentists your nose. The gas helps you Regardless of which type of training and a certain number of
like the plague, sedation dentistry relax. Your dentist can sedation you receive, you'll also sedation cases completed under
may take away some of their anxi- control the amount of sedation typically need a local anesthetic -- supervision in order to obtain a
ety. Sedation can be used for you receive, and the gas tends to numbing medication at the site license for IV sedation. It's im-
everything from invasive proce- wear off quickly. This is the only where the dentist is working in portant to make sure that your
dures to a simple teeth cleaning. form of sedation where you may the mouth -- to relieve pain if the dentist is trained and qualified to
How it's used depends on the be able to drive yourself home procedure causes any administer the type and level of
severity of the fear. after the procedure. discomfort. sedation you will be receiving.
The dentist should monitor your
What Is Sedation Dentistry? Oral sedation. Depending on the
total dose given, oral sedation Who Can Have Sedation at vital signs during the procedure
following the American Dental
can range from minimal to the Dentist's? Association's guidelines. The
Sedation dentistry uses
medication to help patients relax moderate. For minimal sedation, dentist should also have oxygen -
you take a pill. Typically, the pill Sedation is most appropriate for - artificial ventilation -- and drugs
during dental procedures. It's people with a real fear or anxiety
sometimes referred to as "sleep is Halcion, which is a member of that reverse the effects of seda-
the same drug family as Valium, that is preventing them from tion on hand in case you need
dentistry.” The levels of going to the dentist.
sedation used include: and it's usually taken about an them.

• IV Sedation
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• Porcelain Veneers
• Implants
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Brady James Chifici, a name that Jewelers ( Layne Gautreaux), D &
will live forever in the hearts of J groceries( Donna and Jeff
disabled children. Brady was Kling), The Grapevine ( Brent
diagnosed with Spinal Bifida at Barbier) , The Donaldsonville
22 weeks into my wife’s Rotary club ( Marvin Gros and
pregnancy, although we cannot Sandy Gautreaux, Lamar Dixon
question God’s plan, it was his Expo Center(Kyle Rogers and Jazz
will. Brady passed on to our Lord Traylor), LMR Digital Billboards
on December 21, 2016. This ( Denise Grafisi), Geaux Shirts
horrible life changing experience ( Jerry and Jamie Binder) , Pat
has brought us to want to be able Rusha’s Remodeling and Race
to help families that have went Team ( Pat Rusha), KPR
through the same experience we Productions (Kevin Roberts), and
went through or are going through team members who all take part
on a daily basis. My wife and I in making the foundation grow
have started the Brady James each day. Needless to say were
Chifici Sport Foundation in honor far from done, at Lamar Dixon on
of our little man that we have lost. April 22, 2017 we will hold a
benefit on what would have been
On February 18, 2017 at the Brady James birth day. The benefit
VFW Hall on Churchpoint Road in will consist of a Jambalaya cook
Gonzales Louisiana with the help off, Car show, Bike show,
of Brent Gautreaux, we held our spacewalk for the kids, craft
benefit to help our disabled booths, silent auction, live music,
children of our community and DJ’s, and Brady James Chifici
surrounding areas. We raised Sport Foundation merchandise
funds to provide families with for sale.
medical issues, sickness, and
low income families with some All proceeds go to our sick and
financial issues due to caring for disabled children of our commu-
their disable loved ones. Through nity. Please come out and support
the help of family, friends, and our a great cause! For more informa-
surrounding businesses, tion please call Justin or Krystle
Ascension Clean and Care ( Paul Chifici at 225-229-2998.
and Connie Manning), Layne’s

Brady James Fundraiser
Lamar Dixon on April 22, 2017
• Jambalaya cook off • Car show • Bike show
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specs definitely came back to the stretch of highway roadside be-
lake a little later than normal tween Reggio and Delacriox. I
last winter, but they did return. have never been to that spot
Lake fishermen are claiming and not been successful. Please
that the freshwater caused a try that spot with your kids.
spike in aquatic vegetation in There is plenty of great fish-
the lake that is holding scores of ing just a short drive from our
bait. The fishing there should parish. Try the Tchefuncte
be very good this summer. River, Old River in Morganza,
Many from this area make the Gibson area and the new ef-
tracks for the Reggio-Delacroix forts to revive False River
area. It stands for reason. It's a should make a promising desti-
little further trip than Lake nation in the future. Whatever
Pontchartrain, but it's not near choice you make, you should
as far a truck ride as Grand Isle not have any problem enjoying

FISHING OUTLOOK FOR 2017 or Venice. The fishing there will
be great at some point but like
many south Louisiana fish fries
this summer. That's just another
Not long ago I ran into an rette area shows that the fishing most areas in the marshland reason to love the region in
old friend of mine in the gro- there will be on the upswing for your success will depend on which we live...
cery store. He explained that he sure. I've already seen some wind speed. One plus for this
often reads my articles and re- beautiful catches of sac-a-lait area is you can catch large-
quested that I give a prediction and bass from the Grassy Lake mouths and reds in the interior Till Next Time,
of some kind on what may be area. As usual the awesome Lake marsh if the specs become too
some productive fishing spots Verret catfish bite in the cypress big a challenge. "Good Luck"
for the upcoming months. Well, trees should continue as it has When I find that I've caught
I still fish quite a bit after hunt- for the last several years. If you my share of fish for the time James "Goosie" Guice
ing season is over, but not as don't have a boat then purchase being I'll turn my efforts to-
much as I used to. With that yourself a box of cold worms ward crabbing. Pointe-aux-Ch-
being said, I am constantly and head to the rocks at Lake enes is an excellent crabbing
around all types of fishermen at Palourde. As soon as the lake destination. The Grand Isle
work and through my affiliation comes into view, turn at the first beach can be fabulous for crab-
with the Ascension Sportsmans exit to your left. Fish against bing usually in July and August.
League and Louisiana Outdoor these rocks or out a little ways One one of my favorite crab-
Writers Association. with a cork about three feet bing locations is a four mile

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low water through the end of I've ever seen that compares
May. As the summer heat pro- with its beauty and bounty of
gresses you'll have to fish a little fish, birds, frogs, and crawfish.
deeper, but the action should On the salt water side all in-
still be great. Bluegills and Gog- dications from winter catches of
gle-eyes will do their thing in specs and reds suggest that the
this area in the early summer spring and summer fishing
and the catches will reach out should be great. Grand Isle
from our waterways and across beach catches, depending on
Lake Maurepas to the Ruddock the wind, will generally start in
area. There is some really good April and last throughout the
fishing over there. All of our summer with the size of the fish
local waterways will be a very diminishing as time passes on.
good choice for catfishing in Try Lake Pontchartrain for
April, May, and June. Remem- specs in the early summer. It's
ber the Bonnet Carre Spillway amazing that the fish have made
was open for quite a while last a comeback there after all of the
winter and this puts an enor- freshwater that has passed
mous amount of catfish in our through there from the Bonnet
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Sgt. Pepper Tackles March Madness by Bill Delaune

“Genius is a form of madness it’s Trump or the Russians or the
and we’re all that way.” CIA or that drunk detective from
John Lennon. ‘The Killing Fields’. But I’m
going to blow their equipment
I know all you “legal immi- with some Beatle technology from
grants” who migrated to Ascension the 60’s. Like when they ran the
Parish for one reason or another in tape backwards on ‘Strawberry
the last 20 years or so get tired of Fields Forever’. I’m using ‘Sgt.
hearing us life-long residents Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club
lament about the “way things used Band’ right now for obvious
to be”. reasons.”
In fact, if you would like to get a “Because they experimented with
glimpse of “Prairieville in the so many different sounds like
Past”, load up the kids one day and George Harrison’s haunting sitar
come by my family’s “De- solo on ‘Within You and Without
launederosa” land across from St. You’,” I ventured a guess.
John’s Catholic Church on “Not bad, Tree Killer. Maybe
Highway 73. There, on the last 80 that rag you and Bully put out is
acres of undeveloped land in the good for something besides a
area, you will get tractor rides ($10 canary cage bottom. Or maybe it’s
a head-hey, we have taxes to pay.), because it’s the 50th anniversary of
your own personal bale of hay the album that revolutionized the
($10 a bale) and the kids can feed recording industry,” he lectured.
and pet a real-live cow ($5 a cow)- “I’ve got to admit it’s getting
a small price to pay for an better, a little better all the time…”
invaluable history lesson. blared the speakers as if to echo
Or you can choose our bonus Ninja’s sentiments.
“Rainy Day Package” where your How could I have forgotten such
entire group gets stuck in the a monumental occasion. The
ditch-much to the delight of the Beatles had quit touring in 1967
mud racers in your entourage-and and gone exclusively into the
gets rescued by brother-in-law studio. The concept of “Sgt.
Mike on his super tractor. We’re Pepper’s” was to have the band
talking family entertainment in its perform as their alter-egos and
purest form here. include a variety of styles ranging
What brought all this on, you from music hall (“When I’m 64”)
ask? Well, I suppose it was during to 60’s trippy (“A Day in the
my annual spring pilgrimage down Life”).
Alligator Bayou Road where I go With the help of their
to seek wisdom-and maybe borrow multi-talented, classically trained
a few bucks-from the great, all- producer George Martin (often
knowing, all-seeing Sports Ninja. referred to as the “Fifth Beatle”),
As I strolled down the once the Beatles became increasingly
gravel-covered route, the contrast experimental and achieved sounds
in what it used to be- a wooded in a studio that were impossible to
area patrolled by Frank and reproduce in a live performance.
Boodah’s coon dogs-to the The result was the 1967 release
sprawling subdivision there of “Sgt. Pepper’s”-an immediate
now-was never more evident. commercial and critical success.
experienced such drastic changes me, it wasn’t Jim and Darryl.
I can remember directing friends Even the album cover was iconic
when they returned to their The unmistakable voice of Sir
to the Alligator Hilton where with portraits of everyone from
respective shrines over the years. Paul McCartney echoed through
those famous American Edgar Allan Poe to Bob Dylan on
For instance, did Chaucer’s the remaining woodlands asking
singer-songwriters Jim Bullion and the top row and Marilyn Monroe
characters ever remark, “I don’t the age-old question, “Will you
Darryl Smith entertained a motley among many other dignitaries on
remember Canterbury being this still need me, will you still feed me,
crew of cowboys, hippies, bikers the second. The star-studded third
crowded.” when I’m 64?”
and college kids on Sunday night row included boxer Sonny Liston,
Or the swallows who Then another recognizable voice
and having them turn around actor Marlon Brando and child star
return to Capistrano every from under the bridge and-to my
before arriving-thinking I had Shirley Temple.
March 19-“Damn, Heathcliff, relief-it was not a troll but the
jokingly sent them down some “I get by with a little help from
another mission since we were elusive Sports Ninja.
dead end road. my friends…” Ringo was now
here last year. More steeples, “Psst. Hey, Fish Wrap, over
Even my own boys-back when singing-a tune later made famous
more peoples.” here. Happy birthday and all those
they were pre-teens-questioned my by Joe Cocker and the theme from
Or the buzzards who come back other formalities.” His voice was
sanity during a trip to Bayou the popular TV show “The
to Hinckley, Ohio, annually on barely above a whisper.
Paul when I chose Alligator Wonder Years”.
March 15-“Man, this place used to “Thanks-and you know how
Bayou Road instead of a more “So have you come here looking
be so dead.” much I dig the Beatles. But it’s
conventional route. After miles of for a little help from your friends,
But my nostalgic memories and been four years since I was 64 and
curving through the then-desolate my mild-mannered muckraker?
whimsical fancies were interrupted why is the music so loud? And
wilderness, one finally wondered Every spring, it’s the same old
by some ear-piercing sounds-loud why are we whispering?” I asked.
out loud, “Daddy, are you sure this song-you’re depressed over
enough to be heard in my deaf “The whole place is bugged,” he
road has an end?” another birthday, you can’t tell the
ear-emitting from the rickety old replied looking cautiously over
But now, I was the one Republicans from the Russians and
Alligator Hilton Bar. And, believe both shoulders. “I don’t know if

wondering if other spring pilgrims
you can’t pick your nose in the great Bruin squad of 1967. The Ninja was full of himself now. 50 years.”
March Madness pools,” he coach Steve Alford even has his son “Last song, first side-“For the I admitted I was impressed with
accurately assessed. Bryce pretending to shoot 3’s like Benefit of Mr. Kite…” the effort and the selections. But
“Well, I can’t help you with the Steve did at Indiana. But no face appeared on the there was still something that
first two. But some of our mutual “So for ‘Great Pretenders’ screen this time-just a highly- gnawed at me.
friends from ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ are everywhere, I pick UCLA. Now, agitated voice in complete denial… “Remember the last time we
here to assist you with the latter. when that song is over can you put “What benefit? I didn’t take any took teams that spelled out
Because of some unfortunate on The Platters for me…’Oh yes, money. Two K’s? Don’t know L-U-C-K, as in Louisville, UCLA,
events in each one’s past, we’ll be I’m the great pretender…’” what you’re talking about. Must Carolina and Kansas/Kentucky.
using Skype so as not to give away Ninja seemed pleased with his mean Kentucky and Kansas. Yeah, Three of them made it but Florida
their current location. technological skills and his clever I’m sure that’s what it means.” beat out Louisville and we
He noticed the puzzled look on associations. “Wait until you hear “I guess we’ll accept Mr. Kite’s got-well, screwed.”
my face and assured me there was a from ‘Lucy in the Sky with K’s then since he seems to be flying But the Sports Ninja was already
method to his madness. “Trust Diamonds’”, he beamed. “Cue about these days,” said the Sports piled into his ’49 manure truck
me,” he said. “There’s not enough the third song from the first Ninja. “And last but not least, with “Good Morning” (third song,
trust in the world these days. Now side and…” representing the second song on second side) complete with
without further ado…” A bawdy lady-of-the-evening the second side-‘Lovely Rita, roosters crowing coming from
On cue, Paul’s voice screamed type appeared on the screen with Meter Maid’.” inside. “Got to keep moving,
from the title track, “So let me enough bling to draw the envy of Still in uniform, a once-perky Clark Kent. Ever since you hung
introduce to you-the one and an NBA player during All-Star lady-now wearing a worn face from this Ninja tag on me, the
only Billy Shears…” week. In a sultry voice she too many days in the rainy weather immigration officials think I’m
On a screen set up on the began… began almost apologetically… here illegally. Hell, I can’t even get
Hilton’s porch appeared a nervous “When John wrote the song, he “I thought that’s why they hired on a plane anymore. Good luck
British gentleman who bore some wanted a not-so-subtle reference to me-to issue tickets to those who with the picks. I’ll see you for
resemblance to Paul McCartney. the drug LSD in the title. broke the law. But when I found the Derby.”
He spoke in a shaking voice as one Therefore when I turned to the all those violations on the North He roared off down the road
who had never adjusted to his role world’s oldest profession, I altered Carolina campus, they told me to leaving me with thoughts of
in life. it some to become ‘Lucy in keep it quiet or else bad things Beatles, and riding in the back of
“Do you know what it’s like Disguise with Diamonds’. I got a would happen to me-like tarring pickup trucks and 1967 when I did
being Paul’s double? Being the job in Kentucky supplying my girls my heels and other stuff. But I’ll pick UCLA and Lew Alcindor to
‘Great Pretender’ all your life? as escorts for Louisville basketball take Carolina because I know they win it all-maybe my last victory.
Ever since they recruited me to recruits. We used to say, “To get have good players-even if they Give peace a chance.
participate in that 60’s ‘Paul is the best talent on the court, use don’t go to class.”
dead’ hoax, I’ve never had a life of the best talent escorts!” “Well,” smiled Ninja, “what do
my own. “Therefore, Louisville Lucy is you think? Straight from the
“Just like this year’s UCLA team. going with the Cards to win it all. Sergeant’s mouth-or at least
They want to pretend they’re Oh, by the way, the coach wasn’t from some of his most famous
National Champions just like the too bad on that pool table either.” characters. And remember, these
cats have been around for

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Thoughts from Bully
The Memories
and Stupid
Stories from
the Hunting

We Finally Got It Right?
Camp (Part 2)
After I showcased our
hunting camp news letter last
month I have had about twelve
friends invite themselves to my For the past 15 years Bully and Ram our labor of love was
camp. They seem to make the have been teaming up to cook crack- actually a reason to sit down for 3-4
same comments like, “You guys most of them will tell you that lins. It’s been a big learning curve. hrs. and drink beer.
are crazy, I want to come themselves. First we learned, don’t let Ram sea-
If you like stupid stuff keep son all of the
there.” cracklins un-
We are crazy. I can testify reading this.
less you want
there are a few people in WARNING: ARTICLES INCLUDE MALE to lose your
Oxford Crazy as a loon. The LOCKER ROOM BANTER AND STORIES taste buds for
best part of that statement is OF BODY FUNCTIONS. a week.
Then we
learned don’t
let him count
and hand out
the bags.
Because he
uses math
logic of 1 for

The true and not so true stories from the Oxford Hunting Club.

Top 5 Passout Photos and Grand Prize Winner
you 2
for me.
seemed to be

5. Fish • Using the classic

4. Josh • Using the, ‘Look
‘I’m thinking Pose?’

3. Chopper • Do I have
at the stars technic.’

2. Joe Bob • I hope I
doody on my shoe pose!

1. Johnny • Somebody
didn’t kiss Kalep prayer?

Grand Prize. Brisket •
check if he is breathing?

Legendary ‘DIG’ skull
Ground zero for Artic
Party epidemic. Don’t get

found in the Black Woods
close to him! I think 14

3 2 G
people got sick.

The legendary Black
Woods reaches out to re-
mind us, with this skull. It
says tred lightly when you
venture my way.
Few have ventured that
way. Some who did vowed
to never return.
The ‘DIG’ skull found

proves that there was the
creature. The creature was
part deer and part pig. A
thick head beast with deer

horns and deer tusk.
1 3 0 5 3 H W Y. 4 3 1 • S T. A M A N T

Oxford Hunting Club Camp Owners
The members Oxford Hunting Club Holding in warmth and keeping out ACCEPTED AND AVAILABLE AT BIGGEAUX’S
has evolved from from pup tents and moisture.
sleeping bags on the ground at the The Ram pointed out to me that as
Old Camp to the State Park we live in nice and secure as it was there were
today. still a few cracks that allowed a snake State-of-the-Art
I thought I’d reflect on some of the or two inside. He had found some Equipment
inadequate dwellings we’ve resided in. snake turds on his bed. He didn’t
There was the drunk tank that at seem to be too alarmed. He pointed
one time was a high class place. out to me if he put his battery Front End
I personally have resided any many operated fan on during the night, the Alignments
structures that made me the black vibration would keep the snakes away.

sheep of residential living at the camp. Well I don’t know about you but I

There was the ‘Batcave and ‘The Crys- don’t think I would trust the fan tech- 9:52am 11/25/17
tal Palace’. Let’s not forget the Beverly nique however who can go against the
Hill Billies replica known as the ‘Cab- Ram. He’s never wrong! Just ask him.
ina’. He’ll prove you wrong everytime.
There was a time when this van that I’m gonna stand on the side of ‘The
was drug to the camp to be the best Ram’ because I don’t want to argue
dwelling at the camp because it was with him about why I was going

Andy Passes on
water proof and solid. against him.

Hunting Skills and
Life Lessons.
It was time to pass
24 Hr. Emergency Roadside Service
hunting skills over to his
grand kids. Andy instructed
no burping, fartin’,
giggling and if you don’t
kill anything I have a plan
for you when we return.
(Seebelow photo for final results
of the hunting trip)

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Mardi Gras at the
Pink House in Church Point
The “Pink House” on Main Street in Church Point,
Louisiana is where a Mardi Gras tradition first took
place in 1999. Mike Jagneaux started cooking at the
pink house for this Mardi Gras celebration to
alleviate the burden of his mother, Enola Daigle
Jagneaux, having to prepare food and clean-up for
all the family and friends that used the “Pink House”
as the Mardi Gras reunion place.
Like many families in 1968, Mike’s family miagrated
to Ascension Parish from Church Point and Port
Sulpher to work at thge Uncle Sam Plant near
Once a year they return to Church Point to enjoy
their roots with the chasing of the chickens for gumbo
and reconnect with family and friends.
Next year visit the parade in Chuch Point and
experience South Louisiana at its best.

Live Entertainment • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awards • Judged by the Jambalaya Festival Association

'Cooking for
4th Annual

a Cause'
Wounded Combat Coalition, home
Sunday April 30th to benefit

of Wounded Wear which
supports combat
veterans across the

We need teams and sponsors.
United States

For More Information contact Zack or Katie •
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Please help us give back to those who have given everything.
Ascension Parish Finance Department
Wins National Award
Ascension Parish President
Kenny Matassa has announced
that the Parish Finance
Department has been awarded
The Certificate of Achievement
for Excellence in Financial
Reporting for the eighth
consecutive year.

“I am so proud of the accom-
plishments of our Finance De-
partment,” said Matassa. “This
shows the Parish’s commitment
to maintaining high standards in
the way we handle the people’s
money. I commend Gwen Photo Tag Line: Front Row, Left to Right: Assistant Treasurer Dawn Caballero, President Kenny Matassa, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
Gwen LeBlanc, and Assistant Treasurer Amanda Berot. Back Row, Left to Right: Finance Department staff accountants Toni Ourso, Sherri Bellina,
LeBlanc and her staff for this Abbey Roussel, Celeste Harris, Leslie Daigle, Val Cummins, Carol Celestin, Ashley Barnes, Lynda Timmons, and Laurie Lemoine. Not pictured are
staff accountants Ann Falcon and Shelley Villar.
well-deserved award.”
for Excellence in Financial Association of the United States recognition in the area of
Reporting is awarded by the and Canada (GFOA) and is governmental accounting and
The Certificate of Achievement
Government Finance Officers considered the highest form of rfinancial reporting.

You’re Invited to Our Annual
"Best Catch" Fish Fry
Dear Friends,

It has been a great pleasure to represent the people of District 59 in the Louisiana House of
Representatives for the past 14 months. During that time, we have had one Regular Session and
three Special Sessions, and I have done my best to be your voice in State Government every single
day since I took office.

Some of the key issues that I have fought for are balancing the budget without gimmicks, keeping K-12
schools fully funded, demanding accountability in St...ate agencies, funding TOPS, funding Higher
Education, and improving our local roads. While I'd like to proclaim full success in each of these areas,
the truth is that there is much more work that needs to be done to make Louisiana State Government
more efficient, transparent, and responsible.

I want to continue to be on the front line, fighting for Louisiana and for District 59, as your
Representative, and to that end, I hope that you will join me for our Annual "Best Catch" Fish Fry

Geaux Tigers
and Fundraiser later this month.

If you'd like to be a part of this event, please come dressed casual and ready for a good time.
The event will be at The Grand Pavilion, located at 14210 Airline Hwy, in Prairieville and will
be from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday March 24th. We’ll See You at ‘The Box’
If you would like to participate, email your name and address to, and
I'll send you a pre-addressed and stamped envelop for you to purchase an advanced ticket.
They are $100 per couple.

As always, if you have any questions about our Annual
"Best Catch" Fish Fry or anything else, please call me on
my cell phone. The number is 225-921-3852.

Tony Bacala, State Representative, District 5
April 29, 2017 6:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
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everyone in the community an opportunity to participate in the to raise at least $100 for the American Cancer Society.
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Same Great People • Same Great Service 18562 HIGHLAND DRIVE, BATON ROUGE, 225-751-8473
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Cooking Gourmet at Home
6 eggs (hard boiled)
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ to ½ lb peeled boiled crawfish tails
¼ cup green onions (thinly sliced)
2 boiled red potatoes (mashed)
1 tablespoon Creole mustard
1 teaspoon dry crab boil mix
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 or 2 corn cobs (cut corn off of the cob)

“After the Boil” Method:
Peel all of your boiled eggs. Cut them in half length ways and
carefully remove the yolks. Place all the yolks in a mixing bowl
Deviled Eggs and add your mayo, mustard and green onions. Be sure that
before adding your corn and potatoes that you chop and mash
them as much as possible to ensure proper mixture. Finally,
Yield: 12
rough chop your crawfish tails and add to mixture. Salt and
pepper the mixture to taste. Using a piping bag or spoon add the
Prep: 15 minutes
mixture back into the boiled egg halves. Sprinkle with dry crab
boil and serve.
General Manager
Cook: 20 minutes
Ben Jarreau

Serving: 6

$100 OFF