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Table of Contents
LSU FOOTBALL ................... ..... 4
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THOUGHTS FROM BULLY......34
Linda Melancon
EAST ASCENSION REUNION....37
Calvin Bessonett
Bully SNO’S RECIPE........................... 45

Publishers Note: Cover photo provided by Chris Parent LSU Sports Information.
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TIGER TIME 2018

LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THE TIGERS


PHOTOS BY CHRIS PARENT LSU SPORTS INFORMATION

honoring the great games, and most memorable moments


moments, teams, players and culminating in the announce-
coaches from the past at each ment of the greatest moments
home game. in the history of LSU Football
as chosen by the fans. The
Today, leading up to the 125 Seasons of LSU Football
National L Club Spring Game will also include merchandise,
on Saturday, LSU Athletics has featuring a special logo that
released the official 125 S was developed for fan apparel
easons logo officially beginning for the 2018 season.
the celebration.

2018 MARKS 125 YEARS


Items featuring the 125 Sea-
As part of the celebration, LSU sons of LSU Football will be on
Football will unveil the “Next sale at the Tiger Sport Shop at

OF TIGER FOOTBALL
Great 25”, the best 25 players the National L Club Spring
from the last 25 seasons as Game on Saturday as well as
selected by permanent team being available online at
On a cold and cloudy generations of Tiger fans captains from those years. The LSUshop.net.
November day in 1893, LSU through food, fun, and “Next Great 25” will join the
Football was introduced to the ultimately the game itself. “Team of the Century”, which LSU’s 2018 football uniform
state of Louisiana with the was selected during LSU’s will include a patch commemo-
playing of the school’s first LSU will play its 125th season 100-year anniversary in 1993, rating the 125th season of foot-
football game in New Orleans. of football in 2018 and LSU will to represent the greatest play- ball at the University and will
Since then, LSU Football has celebrate the rich tradition and ers in school history. be on display for the first time
become a vital part of the way history of the program when the Tigers take the field
of life in Louisiana, linking throughout the year by Fans will also be asked to join against Miami on Sunday, Sep-
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action in 36 games and started breakout season in 2018 ...
19 games … Heads into senior Has outstanding ball skills and
season with a chance at tremendous jumping ability ...
breaking into LSU’s Top 10 for Speaks fluent German among
receptions, receiving yards and his many talents ... Has played
receiving TDs by a tight end … in 19 games with one start.
In three years, has accumu-
lated 30 receptions for 357
yards and four TDs … Gradu-
ates in December … Repre-
sented LSU at the 2018 SEC
Media Day in Atlanta in July.

FOSTER MOREAU HONORED


WITH THE NUMBER 18
LSU’s No. 18 tradition was have been 10 Tiger greats that
born in 2003 when quarterback have been selected to JONATHAN GILES

On the Cover
Matt Mauck led the Tigers to wear No. 18. Joined the Tigers in 2017 after
their first national title in Selected to wear No. 18 for two seasons at Texas Tech ...
football since 1958. the 2018 season ... One of the top wide receivers
After his final season at LSU, Sure-handed tight end who in the nation ... Will suit up for
Mauck passed the No. 18 jer- can serve as a threat in the DRAKE DAVIS the Purple and Gold for the
sey down to freshman running passing game ... Enters his One of the most athletic play- first time in 2018 after sitting
back Jacob Hester, who later senior season as the top ers perhaps to ever wear an out due to transfer rules ... Has
led the Tigers to another na- returning tight end and leader LSU football uniform ... Could two years of eligibility remain-
tional title in 2007. on and off the field ... have gone to college on foot- ing ... Selected to wear No. 7,
The tradition has continued Punishing blocker that plays ball, basketball or soccer which is awarded to one of the
and over the years there hard every snap ... Has seen scholarship ... Poised for a top playmakers on the team.

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cal contest ... A converted run- leader of the running back
ning back who possesses group ... Talented local product
tremendous footwork to go who has shown the ability to
with good ball skills … Off the bulldoze over would-be tack-
field, uses his Sundays during lers but also has the shiftiness
the season to ride his horse, to cut runs outside ... Louisiana
Daisy Mae, a Tennessee high school record holder for
Walker … Daisy Mae is most rushing touchdowns in a
housed at the BREC Stables four-year span with 141, break-
just a mile off campus … In all, ing the previous mark of 118
has seven horses – the other touchdowns held by former
six are housed at his family’s LSU running back Kenny
farm in Cotton Valley, Hilliard ... Has played in 35
Louisiana … Enters 2018 sea- games with one start … Leads
son needing only two more se- all active LSU players in rush-
mesters to graduate. ing yards with 306.
DEVIN WHITE be a candidate for the Butkus
Awards as the top linebacker
in college football .. Great
leader on and off the field …
2017 Team MVP

Named a permanent team cap-


2017 All-SEC First Team (Coaches, AP)

tain for the 2017 team … Owns


2017 Second team All-America

163 tackles for his career in 25


(FWAA, USA Today)

games played and in 13 starts


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the Week (vs. Auburn)
2016 SEC All-Freshman Team (Coaches)
four times in one season …
Making his mark as the next Has a knack for finding the Nick Brossette John Battle
great linebacker at LSU … Re- football and has proven to be Enters fourth season with the One of the veterans in the
garded as one of the top line- effective against both the run Tigers and in line for more secondary for the Tigers in
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reer games … Versatile player leader of the running back
with high football IQ ... Can group ... Talented local product
player either safety spot ... who has shown the ability to
Took up photography as a bulldoze over would-be tack-
hobby two years ago and is lers but also has the shiftiness
rarely seen without his camera to cut runs outside ... Louisiana
… Has taken pictures as a high school record holder for
member of the “media” at most rushing touchdowns in a
numerous LSU sporting events four-year span with 141,
and had many of those photos breaking the previous mark of
published on LSUsports.net ... 118 touchdowns held by former
Has played in 37 career games LSU running back Kenny
with 19 starts ... Has 105 tack- Hilliard ... Has played in 35
les, two interceptions and nine games with one start … Leads
pass breakups to his credit. all active LSU players in
rushing yards with 306.

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accuracy … Had a solid second
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continue competing for the
starting quarterback spot …
Played in six games during his
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Justin McMillan
Talented quarterback prospect
... Enters fourth season with the
program in 2018 … Bright
young player who has a strong
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the pocket ... Pushing for the
starting quarterback spot.

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Gonzales Garden
Club’s Kidz Kove
Garden

There is plenty of greenery in special needs children in mind;


Gonzales’ Kidz Kove Discovery it has since been supported by
Park thanks to community its club members.
donors and volunteers. In
2015, a particular flowerbed GGC Member Janis Poche
was created in the park by the designed a sensory garden
Gonzales Garden Club with that stimulates the senses of

Behind the left end of the near bench is a small fig tree, then a young satsuma
tree and some fragrant stokes aster flowers about to bloom behind the corkscrew
hazelnut shrub.

sight, smell, touch and even that this plot is maintained for
taste by planting herbs, fruit the public’s enjoyment by
trees and perennials with weeding, pruning, mulching
colorful flowers and interesting and replenishing the plants
leaf textures. GGC Project year-round.
Kidz Kove Civic Involvement
Chairman Barbara McCormick This special garden is
and her committee see to it dedicated to an exceptional

This view of the Kidz Kove sensory garden shows mounds of “ham and eggs”
lantana (foreground) that the butterflies love, a cumquat tree (center) that birds A brass plaque stands in the center of the garden in honor of the
feed on and a large corkscrew hazelnut shrub (far right) that’s fun to touch. sweet Miss Kandice Molliere.
young lady named Kandice on S. Francois Avenue across
Commercial
Molliere. She was an avid from the Gonzales City Police
Garfield enthusiast, a proud Department. The designated
Dutchtown student, a 2000 GGC plot is to the far right of
EAHS graduate, and the the park entrance. All children
Muscular Dystrophy Goodwill are welcome in this universally
Ambassador for the Greater accessible play space.
Baton Rouge Area. There is
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Speak Positive
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Forgive Those
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The source of certain health
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love others and have let go of the unresolved conflict. Disease =
Make time to
Is 42 past. Truly what you’ve lived
shows on your face when you get
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be Active
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talk about age. Strangers would Take time to
tell me, “awe, it’ll be alright”.
Little did they know, I had no
disconnect
issue with turning 42, because I’ve
Taking the time to be quiet, be
had revelation about being young
still before God and pray are vital
at heart. Besides that, there are
to our spirit, mind, body, and soul.
some 80 year old that act 20 and
These days we are always
some 20 year old that act 80.
connected, always available, always
being compared to and always
Have you ever known an older
under the microscope. From
person that just glowed from
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“perfection” on flexibility. These two disciplines
social media, it’s connect your breath with unforgiveness you’re holding on
no wonder the movement slowing your mind and to from the past.
modern day increasing strength and flexibility.
woman can come So there you have it -
highly medicated. Disconnecting from the world,
Most people these
Give your Body staying active, eating healthy
foods, speaking positively, and
days treat Healthy Foods forgiving people and situations
symptoms with a
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People think I’m boring because I
depressants, youthful. That and a tiny dose
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YOUR ESTATE MATTERS
involved. Without a HIPAA release, 3. Will
you may face many obstacles before
receiving critically needed Your child owns any funds given to
information, including whether your him or her as a minor or that he or
their medical treatment and financial child has been admitted to a she may have earned. If your child
affairs. But this all changes once your particular medical facility. predeceases you, these assets may
child reaches 18. In the eyes of the Should your child suffer a medical have to be probated and will pass to
state, your now-adult child is legally crisis, doctors and other medical your child’s heirs at law, which in
entitled to his or her privacy and you professionals may refuse to speak with Louisiana would be his or her sib-
no longer have the same level of you or allow you to make necessary lings, with a usufruct (right to use) to
access to or authority over their medical decisions. A health care proxy the parents. Additionally, your child
financial, educational and medical with a HIPAA release would enable may wish to leave some personal
information. your child to designate you or property and financial assets to other
Though I received phone calls another trusted person to make family members or to a charity.
between classes, and the occasional medical decisions in the event they While a will may be less important
text to let me know she was doing are unable to convey his or her than the health care proxy, HIPAA
well, nothing gave me more peace of wishes. release, or durable power of attorney,
mind than knowing we had a plan in ensuring that your child has all three
By Linda Melancon place that reflected her wishes if 2. Durable Power of Attorney components of an estate plan can pre-
anything should happen to her. vent you, as a parent, from having to
As parents, we don’t want to imag- go to court to obtain legal authority
Estate Planning ine that anything bad will ever happen
Like medical information, your
18-year-old’s finances are also private. to make time-sensitive medical or fi-
to our children, but it’s important to If your child becomes incapacitated, nancial decisions for your child.
for the College plan for the unexpected. Before your without a durable power of attorney Talk with your child today and find
son or daughter starts their fall semes- you cannot access your child's ac- out what their wishes are. While these
Student ter this year, consider setting up an counts or credit cards. If you needed documents won’t let you know if
estate plan that at least includes the to manage their accounts or pay bills your child is getting good grades or
following three crucial components: on their behalf, you may be forced to eating three balanced meals a day, you
When my youngest daughter went can rest assured that you are both
seek the court’s appointment as your
away to college, I worried, “Is she prepared for the unexpected.
getting enough sleep? Is she
1. Health Care Proxy with child’s conservator. In Louisiana, this
HIPAA Release is referred to as an interdiction.
attending class regularly? Is she The information provided is not intended to
Absent a crisis, a power of attorney
remembering to be aware of her be legal advice and does not constitute an
Under the Health Insurance can also be helpful in issues that may attorney/client relationship. You should consult
surroundings when she goes out at
Portability and Accountability Act, or arise when your child is away at col- with an attorney for individual advice regarding
night?” One thing I didn’t worry your own situation.
HIPAA, once your child turns 18, lege or traveling. For example, if your
about was, “Do we have the right
their health records are now between son is traveling and an issue comes up
documents in place if something bad Ms. Melancon is an attorney with Legacy Estate &
them and their health care provider. where he cannot access his accounts, a
should happen to her?” Elder Law of Louisiana, LLC, with offices in
The HIPAA laws prevent you from durable power of attorney would give Baton Rouge, LA and Prairieville, LA. The
When your child is a minor, you are
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LSU’s QB Situation-
Four Aces or Four-Gettable?
by Bill Delaune

Excerpts of a court transcript


from a recent trial…
Yes, your honor, I am the
notorious “Walk-Ons Wacko”
who strolled into the popular
eatery one hot August
afternoon and shot out 67
television screens with my
trusty Red Ryder BB gun. I
have come to throw myself at
the mercy of the court and to
cite some extenuating
circumstances that led to
my actions.
First of all, I suffer from a
syndrome known as SFD-
Summer Football Deprivation
(not to be confused with
Sorrento Fire Department)
which affects many people-
particularly males-in this part
of the country.
Your honor, I tried to fill the
void of a football-less season
by watching other sports
including World Cup Soccer in
June and July. I even went to
a soccer bar called the
Londoner with some of my
futbol fanatical friends to watch
the England game-oops,
match-but they lost to Belgium tournament, I put all my he replied. “They’ve been creamed the next morning as
two-nothing-oops, nil. patriotic hopes on American going at it for over six the Joker laughed his way to
I did enjoy the bangers John Isner in the Wimbledon hours now.” another major title.
(English sausages-not players semifinals against a South Wait-the same contest I Next, I tried golf but got even
who lead with their heads) and African Kevin Anderson. The started watching early this more frustrated when the
the Newcastle ale and the first set went back and forth morning? Americans fell by the wayside
action begins around nine in and Isner lost 7-6 in a “No tie-breaker in the fifth in a Scottish hay patch in the
the morning if you need an tie-breaker so-being the good set,” he explained. “Right now Open Championship and a
excuse to start drinking early. sport that I am-I threw a throw it’s 24-24. Sad part is one of little Italian guy who looked like
But the offsides rule still pillow (Isn’t that what they’re these guys is going to lose in he should be a street vendor
puzzles me and I would like to for?) at the TV and headed for the semis and the other has to stared down the great Tiger
see more scoring. I did draw the golf course. play Djokovic tomorrow on Woods for the victory.
some disgusted looks when I Eighteen grueling holes later, dead legs.” I even thought some new fall
suggested they eliminate the I stopped by a coaching Now, your honor, being a television shows might take my
goalie-oops, keeper. buddy’s abode to see if he had magistrate yourself, wouldn’t mind out of grid-lock, but I kept
I also tried to watch a fix for my worsening you think one of those prim dreaming up football-themed
Wimbledon tennis, but one condition. I found him so and proper British judges dramas like…
match killed all the fun for me. intently watching his TV set I would step in and say, “This
On Friday, July 13-an omen I thought maybe football had isn’t really fair to either of
regretfully ignored-I began started without me. you-first one to 10 wins,” or
1. “For Your Buckeyes Only”-
watching a morning match “What’cha watching, something similar.
between two big bangers The story of a man who
Tommy?” I asked. Anderson finally prevailed claims to be in complete
(servers, not sausages). Since “Hell of a tennis match over my American hopeful
the U.S. was not in the soccer control only to turn into Sgt.
between Isner and Anderson,” 26-24 and predictably got Schultz from “Hogan’s Heroes”
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(“I know nussing.”) when 1. Miami (in Arlington, Texas)- 6. Florida-With quarterback Speaking of ridiculous, some
confronted with covering up an McMillan gets the starting nod troubles of their own-two in- Louisiana “birthers”, left over
alleged crime. What did he because Coach O. says he’s jured and one in jail-the Gators from the Trump campaign, file
know? When did he know it? from just below Dallas and has resort to the old “Gainesville a counter suit saying that Tide
Tune in for the first episode the home-field advantage. Gale” strategy. When a starter Tua Tagovailoa is not
called “Waterstate”. Poor McMillan spends most of moderate thunderstorm an American citizen because
the evening running for his life warning is issued for Alachua he was born in Hawaii.
as Miami exploits a weakness County, the Florida While all of this turmoil is
going on, a disgruntled Jalen
2.”Father Knows Best”-
in the Tigers’ offensive line to administration decides to
A stubborn dad and a spoil all the Hurricane parties postpone the game. Hurts gets the start for Bama
bull-headed Southern coach at Pat O’Brien’s. SEC officials step in and and-taking orders from his
clash over a star quarterback’s invoke a new “Fool Me Once” dad-throws the game to LSU.
future. Sponsored by Hurts’ 2. Southeastern-Now 0-1 and clause and declare a forfeit
Rentals-“Let Hurts put you in seeing the “O. Must Go” signs moving the surprising 10. Arkansas-Cajun native
the driver’s seat”. pop up around Baton Rouge, Tigers to 5-1. Orgeron declares a cochon-de-
Coach resorts to desperate lait cook-off to see which quar-
measures. Starting in 7. Georgia-Bulldog head terback will start against the
Hogs in November. St.
3. “Three Men and a Maybe”-
alphabetical order with Barrow coach Kirby Smart-a defensive
Willie takes Jimbo’s place at and ending with Narcisse-all genius-stops LSU’s 4-headed James’s Narcisse is the
FSU. Jimbo takes Kevin’s job four quarterbacks play each a quarterback rotation cold. But odds-on favorite being from
at A&M. Kevin replaces Rich at quarter in the win over the Tiger defensive guru Dave South Louisiana but Brennan
Arizona where some people outmanned Lions who could Aranda is equal to the task. pulls a wild card with his
claim there’s a woman to use former quarterbacks Seth With the game tied in a family’s New Orleans
blame. and Brian Babin of St. Amant. low-scoring game late in the restaurant ties and wins
Now the question is, will fourth quarter, Orgeron resorts the start.
Les-a Michigan grad-end up at to trickery. Pulling all He then proceeds to butcher
3. Auburn-Remembering the Razorbacks with some
rival Ohio State or is that just Brandon Harris’s disastrous quarterbacks out of the fray, he
an Urban legend. inserts massive nose guard “pig-point passing”.
SEC debut against Auburn a
So you see, your honor, the few years ago, Coach O. takes 378-pound Tyler Shelton in to
fragile mental state I was in the no chances and inserts all four take a direct snap. 11. Rice-Narcisse demands a
day I snapped. Then, when I quarterbacks in the line-up at Hiding behind him is 5-8 rematch and easily wins a
walked in to Walk-Ons that the same time. Narcisse takes running back Clyde Edwards- jambalaya contest to get the
day-after still another round of the direct snap in a Wildcat-St. Helaire. Using a variation of job against Rice.
not breaking 90 in a Santa James Wildcat, perhaps? - the old “hidden ball trick”, “Sometimes it’s tough to go
Maria sauna and ESPN was formation with Brennan and Edwards-Helaire gets the ball against the grain,” he grins
showing light-saber dueling on Barrow lined up as double and slips under Shelton’s after an easy victory. Orgeron
one channel and a beanbag wings and McMillian in motion jersey and Shelton carries his admits that the coaching staff
toss called “Cornholing” on the all over the place. The little buddy into the end zone has been eating very well over
other-it was all I could stands, I 235-pound Narcisse runs wild for the game winner. the last two weeks.
can’t stands no more. against a team he once
I went out to the truck, committed to and the Bayou 8. Miss State-Brennan, a 12. Texas A&M-LSU beats the
grabbed my Red Ryder and Bengals pull the upset. Mississippi native, gets the nod Aggies-again-to go to 11-1.
came in firing. For the record, against his home boys but Believe or not, some A&M fans
the only person I injured was struggles while trying too hard. are heard to mumble after the
myself-putting an eye out on 4. La. Tech-Orgeron counters
Tech’s pass-happy attack with At the half, Barrow notices that game, “I wish we had gotten
one of the ricochets… the new Bulldog coach Joe Orgeron instead of Jimbo
Okay, okay, so I embellished one of his own as Barrow and
Brennan-his two best passers- Moorhead is from Penn State. Fisher.”
that account just a tad. But “We wore them out in the Big Coach O. is voted “Coach of
have you ever been more light up the defenseless Bull-
dogs. LSU wins a track meet Ten,” Barrow tells Coach O. the Year” and named the “most
ready for football? The Tigers put in a Buckeye innovative mind in 20 years” by
Of course, LSU has its own 63-42 in a game that lasts
longer than the aforemen- offense with Barrow at the ESPN.
soap opera with a “Who’s on helm and LSU silences the Now, if you check the first
First Team?” battle between tioned marathon tennis match.
cowbells. part of this story, you know I
four quarterbacks-Myles have poetic license to
Brennan, Justin McMillan, 5. Ole Miss-Amazingly embellish the truth a bit. But
Lowell Narcisse and Ohio enough, some Baton Rouge
9. Alabama-The master of
planning and preparation Nick as the Beach Boys once said,
State transfer Joe Barrow. residents are still not happy “But wouldn’t it be nice.”
How Coach Ed Orgeron with one group protesting that Saban is completely befuddled
handles the situation is the two Afro-American by Orgeron’s quarterback
anybody’s guess but here’s quarterbacks did not play in rotation so he petitions the
the way some scenarios the last game. So O. goes SEC office to say that since he
might work out… with McMillan and Narcisse only has two signal callers,
to outrun the thoroughly LSU should only be allowed
confused- but politically two. Of course, it’s a ridiculous
correct Rebels. request except when it comes
from the Little General and the
location is Birmingham.
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Mind Over Matter CRABS ARE STARTING TO COME IN
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a way to succeed. The first mile and today if I were fishing and before
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point on you have to track through persons' agenda for the upcoming
waist deep water, several ugly mud hunting season. I'll continue to be
holes and a slippery trail through a runner as long as my joints allow
the woods along the edge of the me to do so. The benefits of doing
water to the finish line. Many who so will soon pay off when ole man
had passed me on the levee were winter comes along and it's time to
carefully picking their steps while make those long walks to the duck
trying to avoid the worst of the blind or deer stand or get to that
holes on the trail. At this point I ole tom five hundred yards off in
figured it was time to make up the woods next spring. Who
some time. Mud holes and things knows, my exercise program might
of that nature don't intimidate me even pay off again this year if the
because of my outdoor nature like opportunity presents itself, drag-
it does some folks. I hit the holes ging that ole buck out of the
full force and began to pass some woods by myself. I'm sure I'll have
participants who had gotten ahead to take a break or two, but I'll find
of me on the levee. Many of a way to get my mind in gear. After
those runners never got ahead of all, it's mind over matter...
me again.
Age, staying out the night Until Next Time,
before, and not being in tip top "Don't Think About It"
shape begin to take a toll on me at
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I Need My
Glasses to
Shower?
I took a summer trip to visit
my sister in Colorado. Taking shampoo. Normally that is no my hand, scrubbed my head.
trips are a little un-nerving to problem but I looked around The lather smell was a bit strong
me. I guess I get out of my daily the shower and there were at so I was sure I chose the correct
routine and my comfort zone. I ask my sister which shower to least 15 bottles of different one. Then my head started to
Don’t get me wrong I like to use and she sent to her walk-in stuff. There were pink bottles, tingle. OK, I thought it was
get away for a while. Flying on a shower. I got the water to just yellow bottles and in the back maybe a dandruff shampoo.
plane is exciting and I get to the right temperature and I was a big bright green bottle. Then I looked at the art on the
talk to new people and tell old stepped in. I let the water run I don’t know about you but at bottle and there was a ‘Dog
stories. on the back of neck and down my age small letters in a menu, a Being Shampooed’. I was using
I got to spend quality time my body. I grabbed a pink bar newspaper and yes, on shampoo dog shampoo. I washed it out as
with family and play with nieces of soap that had to be a girly bottles can be un’readable to soon as possible and hoped the
that I see seldom during the skin softening soap. My body the naked eye unless you have tingling would go away.
year. felt slick after using it. Felt like I glasses. At home I have 1 bottle As I washed the soap out I
After a big day of cooking needed to scrub some more and I don’t need to read the looked at my arm and saw a
BBQ it was great to take break, with just plain water. Oh well, label to know what I’m using. dead tick and 2 fleas. Maybe I
catch a shower and settle down I’m out of my comfort zone. I choose the big green manly grabbed the correct one
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32nd Annual Garfish Rodeo at Manny’s
Story by Rodney Dupuy • Photos by Leslie Dupuy
The 32nd Annual Blind River Bar Island. The gar started coming in early
"Garfish Rodeo" was a great and often. The event raises money for
success. Held Saturday and LFACC and St. Jude. A special thanks
Sunday at Manny's bar in Head of to all of the sponsors.

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1st place
Buck Wall Total weight of 652.8#
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Edward Thompson
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Pelican Point Senior Men’s Club Championship
Weathering the Storm with Birdies

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a great weekend and avoided the rain on
Saturday. Pelican Point just completed
their Senior Men’s Club Championship
weekend. Saturday started off with some
rain, wind, and humidity but we enjoyed a
fantastic Sunday at Pelican Point where we
found fantastic playing conditions thanks to
Mike Robinson and his entire team.
Congratulations to Jim Livingston our
2018 Senior Men’s Club Champion, our
Overall Net champion Frankie Schmitt and
the rest of the flight winners this weekend.

Flight 1
1st Gross – Jim Livingston
2nd Gross – Paul Castro
1st Net – Jeff Powell
2nd Net – Sam Lavigne

Flight 2
1st Gross – Rusty Tucker
2nd Gross – Allen Walker
1st Net – Randy Simon
2nd Net – Ed Amedee

Flight 3
1st Gross – Chuck Rousselle
2nd Gross – Joe O’Banion
1st Net – Skipper McInnis
2nd Net – Sam Decoteau

Flight 4
1st Gross – Frankie Schmitt
2nd Gross – Keith Bruner
Jim Livingston 1st Net – James Duffy
2nd Net – Pegram Mire
Frankie Schmitt
2018 Senior Men’s Club Champion 2018 Overall Net Champion
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Cooking Gourmet at Home
with SNO’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS
Eggplant 1 - cut into six medallions
Basil chopped 2 tbsp.
Heavy cream 4 cups
Cornmeal 4 cups
Small shrimp 1/2 cup
Eggs 6
Jumbo lump crabmeat 1 oz
Salt 1 tbsp.
Whole garlic cloves 10
Pepper 1 tbsp.
Parmesan cheese 1 cup
Creole seasoning 2 tbsp.
Flour 1 cup

Butter 1 cup

Instructions:
Start by making the sauce. In a small heavy bottom saucepot over
medium heat start by melting the butter then add the flour and
whisk together. While making the sauce roast the garlic in
aluminum foil in a preheated 350 degree oven with a small amount
of olive oil two tablespoons should be sufficient. Roast the garlic for

THE TOWER 15 minutes and remove. Add the heavy cream to the roux mixture
and whisk until smooth. Add the roasted garlic and parmesan
cheese then puree in a blender. Strain sauce through a fine mesh
strainer. Return sauce to the pot and bring to a boil over medium
heat and add shrimp cook until shrimp are pink and firm. Add the
Prep: 45 minutes crabmeat to warm. Now for the eggplant take eggs and whisk in a
metal mixing bowl. Take the trimmed eggplant and add to the
bowl of whisked eggs. In another mixing bowl combine cornmeal
and creole seasoning. Add the egg covered eggplant to the
Servings: 2 cornmeal batter. Transfer the battered eggplant to a frying pan over
medium high heat and cook until golden brown. Strain off grease
Executive Chef and plate. Cover with sauce and garnish with basil. Bon Apetit!
Sam Penton

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