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Another 2017 activities that took place be-
tween the Spartans & Gators.
Spartan / Gator Week
has come to an end Monday – the week started off with
208 golfers playing in the 2017
The committee that works this full
Spartan / Gator Ryder Cup at Peli-
week actually calls it “HELL
can Point Golf Course in Gonzales.
WEEK”, due to the fact that there
The St. Amant Gators won the
is something to do every day the
2017 Ryder Cup with a score of
entire week during the community
(Gators 98.5) (Spartans 84.5).
rival week.
Wednesday – saw the Spartan and
Here is a complete update of the
Gator freshman and JV football

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teams gathering at Spartan Sta- lunch sales. Over 1500 plates of
dium on Burnside. The results jambalaya were sold to both
were. communities.

Gator freshman – 0 Hundreds gathered this day for
Spartan freshman – 6 the 2017 Spartan / Gator Shout
Out Competition at the Lamar
The JV Teams did not play due Dixon Center. The Shout Out is
to the terrible weather that won by the school that screams
rolled through Ascension Parish the loudest the best two out of
this day. three screams with no artificial
noise makers. The Principals of
Thursday – saw both communi- each school are the judges of the
ties gather at Rouses Supermar- sound meter during all screams.
ket on Airline for jambalaya

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First Scream: The St. Amant Gators won the this morning in their mall area. $10,000 checks to both East
St. Amant – 105 decimals 2017 Spartan Gator Shout Out Ascension High and St. Amant
EA – 103 decimals on the first two screams. Saw thousands of fans from High for 2017. Bringing the
both communities lining the Pit committees totals to
Second Scream: football stadium in St. Amant. $140,000.00 PER SCHOOL
St. Amant – 113 decimals Friday – over the past ten years. That is a
EA – 111 decimals East Ascension students went The Spartan/Gator Shout Out total of $280,000.00 raised in
on their annual “gator hunt” Committee also presented the last ten years.

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Then the football game winning 22-10. 2017 would see
between the two schools saw St. Amant finish 5th in the State
an endearing display of and East Ascension 6th in the
sportsmanship from the state’s State and both moving into the
most fierce high school rivalry 2017 State Playoffs.
with the St. Amant Gators

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Garden Club
Meeting Adopts
Japanese Theme
The Gonzales Garden Club outdid themselves at
their recent gathering for a make-and-take
workshop, a savory Japanese meal and a
productive business meeting. Twenty club
members met at Mary Jo Pohlig’s Diversion The Gonzales Garden Club hostesses embraced a Japanese theme for their November meeting. L to R: Rita Bourque, Dana Teepell,
Canal waterfront home in St. Amant on the first Mary Jo Pohlig, Cynthia Cagnolatti, Barbara McCormick, Jamie Trisler and Conchita Richey.

day of November in perfect midday weather.

President Jamie Trisler opened the meeting by
yielding the floor to longtime member Janis
Poche for a demonstration of an unusual
container planting technique. Poche taught
members how to create kokedamas, which are
Japanese moss balls. She removed much of the
dirt from the roots of a tiny shade plant and set

GGC Member Barbara McCormick
formed her kokedama ball of soil before
wrapping it in sheet moss. GGC members (L to R) Loretta Ramirez, Marilyn Oubre, Lorraine Gautreau and Marilyn
Rice form kokedama plants while Mabel Savoy and Barbara McCormick work in the
it aside. She mixed two parts peat moss with background.

one part finely crumbled clay and enough water learning a new way to grow small houseplants.
to form balls of compressed dirt. Poche then
broke the dirt ball in half, placed the plant The Japanese theme continued into the lunch
between the halves and remolded the dirt into hour. Mary Jo Pohlig, Rita Bourque, Cynthia
the ball form with the plant roots inside. After Cagnolatti, Barbara McCormick, Conchita Richey,
squeezing moisture from a square of sheet Jamie Trisler and Dana Teepell provided the
moss, she molded it around the dirt ball and meal. Hostesses donned kimono garb while
wrapped it with waxed string to secure the serving grilled teriyaki chicken, white rice, a
sheet moss to the dirt. She set it on a shredded carrot/cabbage salad with ginger
decorative saucer lined with small rocks to vinaigrette and fresh satsuma sections. Dessert
display her finished kokedama. Subsequently, choices were an apple and cream cheese bundt
Poche supplied eager members with the
Gonzales Garden Club Member Janis
cake, lemon doberge cake, pecan cookies and a
GGC Member Loretta Speligene says she
materials to make and take their own
Poche conducted a workshop on how to is “happiest when [she’s] playing in the dirt.”
traditional Japanese treat known as magashi,
make kokedamas, which are plants
kokedamas home. The workshop was a unique which is made of moshi wrapped around sweet
growing in balls of soil covered by moss. effort for these experienced gardeners to enjoy bean paste flavors.
as their “Hero Project” so, on October 25th, the
Business meeting topics included the club’s habit Gonzales location Manager David Laverne, Team
of recycling newspapers, treasurer’s report, Leader Stephanie Morris and three other
garden therapy commitments, district meeting employees (Lynette Bowman, Mary Taylor, and
notes, lifetime member guidelines, Baton Rouge Brady Gautreau) showed up to work alongside
Garden Club Flower Show details and GGC members to weed, trim and thin the plants
Jambalaya Park garden developments. in the garden plot. Besides sweat equity,
Lowe’s donated ten bags of compost to amend
Jambalaya Park Butterfly Garden Committee the soil for autumn plantings. The follow-up
Chairman Mary Jo Pohlig updated the club on plan is to add annuals, herbs and milkweed
her group’s work at the garden plot in varieties to help butterflies survive.
The Gonzales Garden Club watched a new plant technique demonstration outdoors at a collaboration with Lowe’s Home Improvement
member’s home in St. Amant on November 1. Company. Lowe’s has adopted the entire park This month’s horticulture hint is to gather fallen
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Gonzales Garden Club Yards of the Month
The Gonzales
Garden Club
chose this
beautiful home
on S. Tiffani for
its overall curb
appeal as
November’s
Residential Yard
of the Month.
The black
rocking chairs,
garden statuary,
and autumn
GGC members display the group’s kokedama plants. L to R: Ellen Richmond, Gwen decor nicely
Heck, Cynthia Cagnolatti, Janis D’Benedetto, Weezie Cashat, and Rita Bourque. accessorized the
home’s facade.
The porch beds
of agapanthus
moist shade on dirt and rocks. It can be peeled
off to use in floral designs. and impatiens
spread out to gardenia, marigolds, camellia, miniature roses, and knockout roses. Six live
oaks formed a shady grove in the front and side yards. The pampered lawn was a cool thick
The garden club’s next gathering will center cushion of weed-free St. Augustine completely devoid of disease or insect damage. Its
uniquely beveled edging was the detailed craftsmanship of a master barber. The spotless
walkway and driveway concrete further supported the meticulous nature of these Gonzales
around its traditional Christmas holiday meal,
gift exchange and canned good drive. homeowners. This is the residence of Louisiana State Representative Johnny Berthelot and
his wife Paula Chauvin Berthelot.

A new strip mall at
12550 Airline Hwy.
was chosen as
GGC Member Mabel Savoy is ready to Commercial
wrap her moss-covered soil ball with wax Landscape of the
string to hold the form together. Month by the
Gonzales Garden
Club for its many
neatly mulched
leaves to use as mulch or additions to compost
piles. The gardening tip of the month is to know beds of flowering
shrubs and young
trees. Adam
the differences in horticulture mosses.
Sphagnum moss is used for decoration such as McCarty’s State
Farm Insurance
Agency’s office
mounding around the top of a container plants to
hide dirt and conserve moisture. Peat moss is a anchors the
development.
GGC Member Gwen Heck joined the
soil amendment used to aerate plant roots.
Spanish moss is an epiphyte, not a true moss, GGC after she came to Ascension Parish
from the Houston area where she was
certified as a Texas Master Gardener.
that hangs from large trees. Sheet moss is a
green carpetlike ground cover that grows in

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Jambalaya
Festival Association
Christmas Parade Quickly
Approaches
December 10th at 1pm
The 2017 JFA Christmas Parade with the theme, “Louisiana 2017 Jambalaya Queen.
Christmas”, will take place Sunday, Dec. 10 at 1p.m. The For those wishing to participate, Registration Forms can be found at
parade will take place along Burnside Avenue in Gonzales. JFA President, Wally Taillon, along with Parade Committee our Web Site: www.jambalayafestival.org. and our E-mail:
Members is excited to announce the Grand Marshal for the 2017 jamfestassociation@gmail.com. Must be pre-registered to
The parade route will begin along Worthy Road and continue down Christmas Parade will be long time JFA member Mr. Frank Frederic. participate and no registrations will be taken after Nov. 18.
Burnside Ave. ending before Airline Highway.
He was President of the JFA in 1984 and 1992. He was also
Parade celebrations will showcase a wide variety of decorated crowned Jambalaya Festival King in 1987 and is also a past Please visit the website for more information and
floats featuring several Parish dignitaries, Christmas music, local recipient of the Nora Lee Ricca Award. He remains an active mem- direct any questions to jamfestassociation@gmail.com.
elementary and high school bands, dance teams, and the ber of the festival today, volunteering at the festival each year.
President Matassa Cuts the Ribbon on Multi-Use Sports Complex
Ascension Parish President The complex boasts seven place for our people to enjoy a The Parish has partnered with
Kenny Matassa officially cut tournament-based lighted variety of sports and leisure Gonzales Soccer Club to
the ribbon this morning on the soccer fields, restrooms and activities,” said Matassa. “Plus, maintain and operate the
Parish’s new Multi-Use Sports concession facilities, paved it enables us to host state and facility, which will coordinate
Complex at Lamar-Dixon parking, and its own entrance regional tournaments, scheduling with the Parish
Expo Center. from South St. Landry Avenue. which is great for economic Recreation Department.
“With this complex, we have a development.”
• Sounds crazy, but go for a
walk after your lunch. It
doesn’t have to be a power
walk, but a stroll around the
neighborhood. It will help
burn calories and invigorate
that digestive track through
additional circulation.
• Sampling rather than an en-
tire serving. If you really want
something, then limit yourself
to a sample rather than an entire
serving.
• Offer to cook or bring a
healthier side that you enjoy
eating and go for fresh ingredi-
ents rather than canned or pre
prepared foods. Quite often
canned goods have additional
sodium and are often over-
cooked thus losing its
nutritional value. For example,
I make my green bean casserole
by sautéing fresh green beans

and every other traditional
Don’t Get southern recipe.
Stuffed Now I’m all for enjoying good
Ascension food, but what I am not all for
is my pant seam slowly pulling
Parish! apart as a direct result of too
much pecan pie. But how does
Most Americans gain between a southern gal stay strong in the
five and ten pounds during the opposition of constant
months of November and confection?
December, and it’s no wonder
why. In south Louisiana we First it’s important to know that
celebrate the holidays with fried it takes 3500 calories for your
turkey, cocoons, oyster dressing, body to create another pound
bread pudding, pecan pralines of fat. And guess how much just one plate of the typical
and portabella mushrooms in a
Thanksgiving lunch is?.... 3000
little butter and olive oil plus
to 4500 calories for one meal!
seasonings until tender. Top
That doesn’t count seconds,
with breadcrumb and parmesan,
dessert or leftovers the next day,
then serve with lemon wedges.
so you can see how easy it
Voila’! Instantly more delicious
would be to gain just a few
and better for you!
pounds in a day or two.
• Don’t overcook! I don’t
So here are a few tips to stay
know about you, but it’s the
slim and avoid gaining weight
LEFTOVERS for days after that
during this holiday season:
really make me feel miserable.
• Mentally prepare yourself to
Leftovers for the next few days
face those temptations and
are what continue to pack on
visualize eating less than you
the pounds, so don’t cook extra
normally would.
portions and give away leftovers
• Eat very light meals for days
if you have any.
before and days after your cele-
• Finally, the most important
bratory meal and make your
tip is to connect with family and
holiday splurge one meal only.
friends. This time of year is all
• Limit the simple carbs to one
about quality time and being
serving. In other words, don’t
with those we love and care for.
have mashed potatoes, rolls, rice
The food is just lagniappe!
AND cornbread dressing on
your plate; just choose one.

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Rotary Club of Gonzales Hosts Kids in the Park
Beautiful Day, Beautiful Smiles:
On October 24, 2017, the causes, this one is purely to
Rotary Club of Gonzales bring joy into the hearts of
welcomed nearly 246 special the special needs children in
needs children for Ascension our area.
Parish schools on the east
bank of the river, their Kids in the Park was held at
teachers, and paraprofession- the Kidz Kove Discovery Park,
als, for one if its signature an adapted playground
events, “Kids in the Park.” providing access to children of
Gonzales Rotarian and local all abilities. “Kidz Kove has
businessman, Mike Hebert, proven to be a great location
has been chairing this beloved for this event because it
provides the children with
recreational equipment on

Rotarians, ice cream, and a
Rotary Club of Gonzales, bag of Halloween candy.
Public Relations Chair, Jon
Hirsch, said “This is a
heartwarming event for both
our Rotarians and the
students. The smiles and
excitement of the students are
contagious. That’s why many
members of the Gonzales
Rotary consistently rank this
event as their favorite each
year,” he said.
event for close to 20 years.
“This is an event which is which to play without the need In addition to enjoying the
distinct in a number of ways,” for their teachers and teachers’ park, the children and their
he said. “While the club’s aides to bring extra chaperones were treated to
other events are for raising equipment,” said Gonzales hamburgers and hotdogs
funds for various local, Rotarian and Mayor of grilled and served by
regional, and international Gonzales, Barney Arceneaux.
ric shapes. Newest creations feature tions tend to build up and can
pendants and earrings designed form a film that dulls a diamond’s
with stunning circles of sparkling lively sparkle.
white diamonds and delightful
elongated teardrops. To clean your diamonds yourself,
soak diamonds in a solution of
If you favor a traditional look, re- water, detergent, and ammonia.
member that the customary New Then scrub gently with a soft
brush. Put the jewelry in a fine
wire strainer and rinse under warm
running water. The strainer
prevents diamonds from slipping
and harmony to those born in down the drain.
this month.

In the Middle Ages, Opal was
considered a stone that could
provide great luck because it was
What Will You believed to possess all the virtues of
each gemstone whose color was
Be Wearing For represented in the color spectrum
the Holidays? of the opal.
Year’s colors are “black and While transparently clear, Tourma-
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the New Year and the death of the … more than almost any other
The holidays are always a special old one. Classic black and white
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jewelry is always in fashion. Popu- Tourmaline passed through a rain-
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select, there is a wide choice of ele- bow on its way up from the center
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For the fashion-forward look, Diamond is the hardest substance
Those born in October are lucky jewelry. That way we can also make
choose jewelry with eye-popping known to man. It is a brilliant,
to have a choice of two beautiful sure prongs or other settings are
color. For the retro-eccentric look, sparkling, and durable gem but it is
and distinctive gemstones. For not weak or loose.
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centuries, Opal and Tourmaline
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soft drinks, candy, cookies and pastries.
If your diet lacks certain nutrients, it may
Some foods that you would least expect
contain sugars. Some examples are fruits,
edge, pouring rights contracts inevitably
include the promotion of sugar containing
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Oral health. be more difficult for tissues in your mouth
to resist infection. This may contribute to
periodontal (gum) disease, a major cause
milk, bread, cereals and even vegetables.
The key to choosing foods wisely is not
to avoid these foods, but to think before
soft drink products. In addition to a
singular brand endorsement, it has been
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What can you do? when choosing your meals and snacks. up now?
sugar-filled sodas, sweetened fruit drinks, • Maintain a healthy diet. Dentists are aware of reports that since
and non-nutritious snacks that affect their • Make sure water is readily available. What are tips for better 1998 over 300 school districts in 32 states
teeth. These items generally have little if
any nutritional value and over time they
• Limit the number of between-meal dental health? have entered into pouring rights contracts,
snacks. When you must snack, choose some contracts lasting 10 years - longer
can take a toll on teeth. nutritious foods that are low in sugar. 1. To get a balanced diet, eat a variety of than the term of most school board
Eating patterns and food choices among • Brush thoroughly twice a day with a foods. Choose foods from each of the five members. The Association has for many

• breads, cereals and other grain products
children and teens are important factors fluoride toothpaste that has the American major food groups: years opposed targeting children in the

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• vegetables
develop tooth decay. When bacteria • Floss or use another kind of interdental in nutritional value and high in cariogenic

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(plaque) come into contact with sugar in cleaner daily to remove plaque (a thin film carbohydrates. Also, the Association

• milk, cheese and yogurt
the mouth, acid is produced, which attacks of bacteria) from under the gums and encourages its state and local dental
the teeth for 20 minutes or more. This can between teeth. societies to work with school officials to
eventually result in tooth decay. • Schedule regular dental visits for 2. Limit the number of snacks that you ensure that school food services, including
Not sure you're getting the nutrients, checkups and cleanings. eat. Each time you eat food that contains vending services and school stores, provide
vitamins and minerals needed by your • Keep a food diary for a week. Record sugars, the teeth are attacked by acids for nutritious food selections.
body (and your teeth and gums)? Check every item you eat and drink, including 20 minutes or more.
out the U.S. Department of Agriculture's hard candies or chewing gum that contains 3. If you do snack, choose nutritious
Web site. The USDA oversees the
nutritional health of the nation. The
sugar. Compare the diary to the food foods, such as cheese, raw vegetables, plain What can kids drink?
Pyramid recommendations. yogurt, or a piece of fruit.
agency's dietary recommendations are 4. Foods that are eaten as part of a meal Choose beverages that hydrate and con-
designed to promote optimal health and to cause less harm. More saliva is released tribute to good nutrition. Drinking 8-12
prevent obesity-related diseases including How does the food you eat during a meal, which helps wash foods cups of water a day is important and
cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes
and cancers.
cause tooth decay? from the mouth and helps lessen the consuming optimally fluoridated water can
effects of acids. help prevent tooth decay. A resource list of
The government's recommendations When you eat, food passes through your 5. Brush twice a day with a fluoride nutritious foods and beverages that could
recognize that people have different di- mouth. Here it meets the germs, or toothpaste that has the American Dental be sold in schools was developed by the
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offer guidance for children and adults have heard your dentist talk about plaque. 6. Clean between your teeth daily with Advocacy and may be found by clicking
based on their levels of physical activity. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria. floss or interdental cleaners. here. The California Center for Public
Your physician or a registered dietician can These bacteria love sugars found in many 7. Visit your dentist regularly. Your dentist Health Advocacy resource list recommends
also provide suggestions for your daily foods. When you don't clean your teeth can help prevent problems from occurring beverages that may be sold in schools in-
food intake. after eating, plaque bacteria use the sugar and catch those that do occur while they cluding, beverages that contain at least
Foods that contain sugars of any kind to produce acids that can destroy the hard are easy to treat. 50% fruit juice with no added sweeteners,
can contribute to tooth decay. Almost all surface of the tooth, called enamel. After a water, low fat milk and non-fat milk. This
foods, including milk or vegetables, have while, tooth decay occurs. The more often resource list was used to develop part of
some type of sugar. However, they you eat and the longer foods are in your What's the concern with the 2001 California law, which establishes
shouldn't be removed from our diets mouth, the more damage selling soft drinks in nutritional requirements for foods and
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YOUR ESTATE MATTERS tension between family
members by making sure the On December 23, 2014, the
work is fairly compensated. It Louisiana First Circuit Court
By Linda Melancon also rewards the family of Appeal said it disagreed with
member doing the work. Keep the trial court and overturned
in mind, however, that there the decision. The appeals
care to an adult in the previous are tax consequences and the court found that the lack of a
12 months. It is rare in our caregiver and the person personal care agreement made
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those who give so much of caregiver. These types of Louisiana nursing home in for Medicaid long-term care
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members who are no longer “caregiver contracts” (they 2010, Mr. David wrote six any agreement will work for
able to care for themselves may also be called personal checks totaling $49,195 to his Medicaid purposes. Caregiver
adequately. It was estimated in service or personal care nephew and his nephew’s wife, contracts must meet very rigid
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When the Wins-and Losses-of
November Come Early by Bill Delaune

“Double bubble, toil game in New Orleans.” “Who you got in this race, 7 p.m.-On a picture-perfect
and trouble… “Sounds good to me,” said Black Cat?” asked Coach. fall evening with a good chunk
When shall we three meet Coach, “but it doesn’t look like “I like an Irish filly named of Ascension Parish looking on,
again…” Macbeth. we’re going to get much rest in Happily. She ran long distance EA and St. Amant square off for
the next 72 hours.” races in Europe and even did the 38th time with a district
Friday, November 3 “When you get the some steplechasing,” replied championship on the line.
opportunity, sleep fast,” advised Blackie. “If she keeps “What do you think, Coach?”
12 noon-The three gentlemen the Kid. improving, I’ll live ‘Happily asked the Kid. “Who’s going to
seated at the corner table of 4 p.m.-The final stop on Kid’s ever after’”. “Who you got, win? You know this series is so
Carli-Co’s Restaurant in whirlwind party parade was at Coach?” close that the Gators hold a
Gonzales were not as menacing the spacious residence of Mike “I played my favorite turf 19-18 edge. Can’t get much
as Shakespeare’s witches but and Gina Lee’s where a soiree jockey Javier Castellano-the closer than that.”
two of the company were nearly
as old and the third was fond of
omens and predictions.
“Okay, Kid. I see you’ve laid
out our entire itinerary for the
weekend,” said the oldest
known simply as “Coach”-a
60-something former molder of
young men who wore 35 years
of heartbreaking losses in the
multitude of lines on his face.
“Let’s have a look at it.”
The young man was hardly a
“Kid” but he understood that
Coach addressed all his former
players that way-mainly because
of the destruction of thousands
of brain cells over the years.
On certain fall weekends, Kid
served as designated driver,
memory enhancer and social
director for his old mentor and
his buddies.
“Well,” Kid began, “we’ll
start off with a few tailgating
parties before the EA-St. Amant roughly the size of Woodstock ‘The God of the Sod’-on “I think the Spartans have a
football rivalry and get to The was taking place. Rushing Fall,” said the old few more athletes but that
Pit in plenty of time for the There were hoards of mentor. Gator spread offense is hard to
game. Then…” blue-clad Spartan supporters “Coach, Coach, how many stop. One thing for certain-it
“Just make sure we’re huddled around a simmering times must I tell you-there’s so should be a high-scoring affair.
somewhere that I can see the Alligator sauce piquant while many good riders in this race What about you, Black Cat?
Breeders’ Cup races,” spoke up the bands of black and gold there’s not a neck’s worth of You got a favorite?”
the third member of the party, Gators mapped out strategy difference in all of them,” Blackie grinned for the first
a grizzled veteran of the around meat-filled barbecue Black Cat scolded. time since the ill-fated race.
racetrack-and sports betting- pits. Due to a masterful ride by “Who cares? I took bets on EA
circuit who actually looked “There’s enough food here to Castellano, Rushing Fall wins minus six points from all those
older than Coach thanks to eliminate starvation in the first million dollar or the Spartans and turned around and
longshots that went off at 20-1 several African nations,” weekend resulting in a payday convinced the Gator partisans
and came in at twenty after two. mumbled Kid through one of of over $60,000 for the winning to take St. Amant minus six. So
“I’ve got some serious change Gina’s famous muffulettas,” and jockey. now if it’s a close game, I
bet on those nags.” more good-looking women “How did your horse do, collect from both sides. Then I
“Don’t worry, Black Cat, I’ve than in the states of Kansas and Cat?” asked Kid who had made a team total for the
taken care of your vices, too,” Nebraska wondered over from the Gators at 20 points and the EA
assured Kid. “At least one TV combined.” festivities. “Who was he- guys jumped all over the under
screen at every stop will be But not all eyes were on the Happy Irish?” citing their terrific defense.”
tuned to your million-dollar grills and the gals. While the “No, but he ran like he’d “Did you ever think of calling
races today and tomorrow. raucous multitude gluttonized spent too much time at the one of those 1-800 numbers for
“In fact, Saturday afternoon’s themselves on food and wine Happy Irish bar on Third help?” asked Kid shaking his
plans center more around racing and exchanged good-natured Street,” Blackie lamented. head.
than football-until LSU- trash talk about the game, two “That steeplechase horse “There’s not enough 800
Alabama kicks off, of course. old men squenched through would have run better if he numbers in the world for me,”
“Then, if that game doesn’t Dollar General glasses at a hadn’t kept jumping up in the laughed Black Cat.
last all night,” Kid continued television in Mike’s shed as the air every 30 yards,” laughed “Maybe there will be a trick
almost prophetically, “we have assistant starters loaded the Coach. play like the year St. Amant ran
an early eight o’clock departure horses into the gate for the “Can we just go to the ball a guard-around on the first play
Sunday morning for the Saints’ Breeders’ Cup fillies turf race. game now,” snarled Blackie. for a touchdown,” said Kid.
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“No way,” grumbled Coach. make both of you happy,” said
“This game will be won in the Kid smiling. “One of my bud-
trenches-by the offensive and dies Joe Jenks has an LSU room
defensive lines.” full of memorabilia that even
The Spartans beg to differ and the flood couldn’t wash away.
open the game with a Z-sneak-a The room has been featured on
receiver staying on the sidelines television, in newspapers and all
as the play is run-but the pass over the internet. And get this,
goes incomplete. Blackie, he’s a regular at the
The Gators go back to basics Fairgrounds so I promise one
on an 80-yard drive to begin the TV will be on your races.
second quarter sparked by the Football for you, Coach, racing
running of 5-7 tailback Cade for you, Cat, and more good
Nelson who goes the final 17 food and pretty girls in boots
for a 7-0 STA lead. and jeans for me.
“Never put a tape measure on “Is this a great country or
your running back,” Coach what?”
announces. “That guy can As expected, Coach was
run.” completely enthralled with the
But the Spartans bounce awesome display of LSU hanging on for a 62-52 victory tomorrow,” Coach predicted.
back on a couple of Jason pictures, jerseys, balls and other and finally-after two weeks of “There would have been some
Wakefield-to-Shaivonn equipment that Joe had hype-the LSU –Bama game was sore players in the football pool
Robinson passes and a late collected over the years, but he about to kick off. if Bama had scored at the end
field goal to take a 10-7 did tear himself away from a “If LSU can keep it close, the for a 21-point win,” said Black
halftime lead. 1958 photo of the Chinese quarterback play will decide the Cat counting his money.
But the Gators continue their Bandits to join Black Cat at the game,” predicted Coach. “Man, I am exhausted,”
surprising running success in the “racing television” for the “I think Arden will be the sighed Kid. “I feel like I played
second half and take a 14-10 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile ‘Key’ to the Tiger defense,” in that game. We’re not really
advantage. Fillies event. punned Kid. still going to the Saints’ game
“Perfect,” said Black Cat. “The winner here will be the “I just hope the Tigers can tomorrow, are we?
“If the game ends like this, I hit early favorite for the Kentucky cover that 20-point spread and Coach glared at him
both sides.” Oaks,” announced Black Cat, I’ll recoup all my horse losses,” incredulously. “They’re still
But a couple of strange “and I’ve got the winner right said Black Cat. playing, ain’t they?”
bounces-one leading to a safety here in Blonde Bomber. She’s Bama quarterback Jalen Hurts
and the other to a clinching as fast as another blonde picked up where he left off last Sunday, November 5
Gator touchdown make the bombshell that I knew in year with some escapes Houdini
final 22-10. Lafayette a while back.” would have been proud of. 12 noon-Suffice it to say that
u“Oh well,” sighed Blackie. “Who’s Mike Smith riding?” “Don’t let him beat you with our three weary travelers
“At least I made a few bucks.” asked Coach. “I’ll take ‘Mr. his legs,” screamed Coach. But sufficiently revived themselves
“We’re not going back to that Breeders’ Cup on whoever Hurts does just that staking the with world-famous Bloody
madhouse at the Lee’s after that he’s on.” Tide to a 14-0 lead. No one Mary’s from the Old Coffee
emotional-drainer are we?” “When will you ever learn?” wanted to say the painfully Pot on St. Peter’s and made it
Coach pleaded. Cat sneered. “Not even Smith obvious-“Here we go again” to the Superdome in time to
“Of course we are,” answered can get Caledonia Road home -so Kid tried a more optimistic watch the Saints scuttle the
Kid. “I didn’t get any sauce in front of this talented field. approach. Bucs 30-10.
piquant a while ago.” Besides, the name sounds like a “Get them overconfident and Coach was happy because
“Of course we are,” mimicked bath soap.” catch them at the end,” he New Orleans resorted to an
Black Cat. “You get your sauce Blonde Bomber looks all over offered. “Just like the old-fashioned running attack
piquant. I’ll pick up the bread.” a winner at the 16th pole when Auburn game.” to pound Tampa Bay into
Smith overtakes her on “LSU has got to throw long submission. Kid was delirious
Saturday, November 4 Caledonia and wins going away. and get those corners out of because he got to meet some
“Bath soap, huh?” chided press coverage,” Coach opined. Saintsations outside the Dome
12 noon-“I’ve got this Coach. “Well, I just cleaned up And, on cue, the Tigers do-four in a pre-game promotion. And
Breeders’ Cup thing figured with that soap at 18-1.” times in fact. But one is Black Cat was thrilled when the
out now,” announced Black “I’m done till the Classic,” overthrown, one is under- Saints easily covered the 9-point
Cat. “The favorites are getting whined Black Cat. “This crap thrown, one is dropped and one spread.
absolutely clobbered so I’m has to be fixed.” hits a Bama safety in the helmet. The ride home was
playing nothing but longshots Meanwhile, the rest of the The Bengals do manage a field predictably quiet until the Kid
today.” gathering was getting sore necks goal before the half but Coach broke the silence somewhere
Coach whirled around to his from watching the scoring fest is still not happy. over the Ponchatrain.
friend in the backseat of Kid’s that was going on in the “Needed a touchdown there,” “I love coming to New
SUV and scolded him like a Oklahoma-Oklahoma State he mumbled. “You play Orleans,” he gushed. “Maybe
player who had just jumped game. between the 20’s for the we can do it again if LSU wins
offside on a fourth-and-one. “Bedlam is the right name for spectators. You play in the out and plays in the Sugar Bowl.
“LSU’s playing in the Game of this rivalry,” cried Kid. “It’s Red Zone to see who wins “I’ll buy if you fly,” offered
the Century and all you’re 38-38 at the half with almost the game.” Coach meaning he’d buy the
worried about is those damn 900 yards in total yards. Now The second half is a brutal tickets if Kid would drive.
horses?” that’s entertaining football.” battle in the trenches with “And I do believe the
“Hey, I got money to burn “No, that’s flag football,” several Alabama players leaving Fairgrounds will be open that
after cleaning up on that game grumbled Coach. the game with injuries but the day for some afternoon
last night,” fired back Blackie. “They’re scoring faster than a Tide hangs on for a hard-fought ujdelight,” added Black Cat.
“Betting on high school foot- prostitute when the fleet’s in,” 24-10 victory. The game ends Now all the Tigers have to do
ball-that’s deplorable,” mut- laughed Cat. “But just keep the with Bama kneeling on the ball is win out and these three will
tered Coach. “Hey Kid, where Sooners within the 2-point inside the LSU 10. indeed meet again.
are we headed anyway?” spread and I’ll be fine.” “There will be some sore Sounds like a plan to me.
“Somewhere that should The game ends with OU
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noticed two whitetails scampering now she had some data. Around
off as I neared the tree stand. They six-thirty p.m. A very big beautiful
were the only deer I saw that eight point buck appeared at the
evening. location and appeared to favor eat-
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next dawn I returned to the bait o'clock that night a doe or two ap-
site only to find that again no deer peared and they preferred the corn
had found the bait. I was in a rush pile. Although the massive buck
to head home for a family event was pictured smelling the golden
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Thoughts from Bully
The Older We
Get The More
Set In Our ways
We Become.
I know I have a set routine on
a day and weekly basis. You can
make that routine on a monthly
schedule. Hot dogs and chili are
dinner on baseball game nights.
Wednesday through Sunday are
my days to play golf. I try to go responded. We ended up with
to bed at 10 and get up by 6. over a 100 players and STA had responded, “AE”. Oh well he they showed up at the Gonzales
This year when the yearly over a 100 players also. didn’t need to know the name Country Club and realized
Ryder Cup Golf Tournament I must admit I recruited a few of the school just play well. there was no course and came to
came around I immediately guys that didn’t go to East As- Another 2 EA players, Jeff and Pelican Point hoping it was
signed up. I also did some re- cension. This one particular guy, Dean Bourque, they seemed to being held there.
cruiting for the EA team. Last who was a scratch golfer de- be set in their way also. I hadn’t Thank you guys. I hope your
year we had about 35 players cided to play. I was accused of seen these guys on a golf course return to the golf world was fun
against 70 STA players. This stacking the deck. In reality it in years. When I saw them on and wondered how did those
year we made many calls and was extra money for the schools the driving range they said it persimmon woods in your golf
got the word out and the East but it did look bad when a STA was their first time back playing bag hold up.
Ascension Community golfer ask him what school he in the Ryder Cup. Matter-of-
was playing for and he fact it’s been so long they said

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Wins the 2017 PPLGA
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Janelle Waguespack Aaron Bourque Betty Latuso

2017 PPLGA Halloween Spooktacular Crazy Golf Scramble
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Cooking Gourmet at Home Ingredients:
with SNO’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS
1 lb. -eggplant (peeled and thinly sliced)
¼ cup -green bell peppers – small diced
¼ cup -green onions-chopped
¼ cup -celery – small diced
1 tsp -granulated garlic
1 cup -onion – small diced
1 cup -bread crumbs
1 ½ tsp -kosher salt
1 cup -small shrimp
½ lb. -crawfish tails (rinsed thoroughly)
4 -redfish filets (cut a pocket in the middle to place stuffing in)
Pinch -red pepper
Pinch -black pepper
1 tsp -granulated garlic

Instructions:

STUFFED REDFISH DANTES Place eggplant on a sheet pan and rub both sides generously with olive oil
and bake at 350 degrees until tender. Chop well with spatula to break up
the eggplant into a puree. In a small brazing pan over medium heat cook
Prep Time: onion, celery, and bell peppers until tender then add eggplant and
1 hour seasonings. Add shrimp and crawfish to pot and cook for five minutes.
Remove from heat. Add bread crumbs and green onions and fold until
Cook Time: fully incorporated. Allow mixture to cool then scoop a generous portion
15 minutes into redfish. Place fish on a baking pan and season to your taste. Pour a
Servings: half cup of melted butter and a half cup of water onto pan and place
into a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or until the center
4 servings reaches an internal temp of 165 degrees. Remove from oven and enjoy!

Garrett- Executive Sous Chef • Sam- Executive Chef • Chevy- Sous Chef

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