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AUGUST 2019,
2019, VOL.
VOL. 17

The Sheriff with

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Community Event Series!
Summer Reunion Luncheons Caregiver Support Group
Don't forget, our reunion luncheons are coming to an end! Join us for our monthly Caregiver Support Group facilitated by Dianne Miller
Calling all old friends from all Ascension Parish high schools! from LifeSource Hospice. This group is a safe place for caregivers,
When: Begins at 12:00PM family and friends to build support with people who understand
Seeking the Graduation Class of 1960! August 22 daily challenges of caregiving.
When: Second Friday of each month at 10:00 AM

Comedy Hour At Francois Bend Outlook And Opportunities:

Get ready to laugh the night away to the hilarious stand-up comedy of Investing In The Late Innings Of The Bull Market
The Cajun Comedian, Kent Gonsoulin, all while enjoying a delicious dinner In this seminar, we'll examine:
and complimentary cocktail! Tickets are only $25.00. • The economic outlook in the late innings of the bull market
• Late-cycle risks: market curveballs • Late-cycle opportunities
When: Thursday, August 23, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM • Dinner: 5:00 PM-6:30 PM • Staying in position: keeping a balanced portfolio
Comedy Show: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM When: Thursday, August 22, 5:00PM • Who: Robert W. Hodgson, Financial Advisor

Francois Bend's Prom 2019

Wine and light hors d'oeurves will be served.

Finish the summer with prom for the classes of 1950-1960! Dance the night away to
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Table of Contents
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BILL DELAUNE.......................... 30

Contributing Writers
Bill Delaune
Linda Melancon
SNO’S RECIPE........................... 45
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Goosie Guice
Orhan McMillan
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Tanya Stilley
Jimmy Dunkley
Patti Mouton
Jamie Lavigne
Andre’ Brock
Mariah Simoneaux

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LSU returning starters will help

propell the Tigers to greatness
LSU's Offense on pure talent the Tigers
should be better in 2019
Jefferson wound up with 54
catches for 875 yards and six
this year. Seven starters on Senior quarterback Joe Burrow thanks to the arrival of touchdowns. But LSU needs
offense, eight on defense is on board with the transition freshman John Emery Jr., Terrace Marshall Jr., Derrick
along with a top-five recruiting to the RPO, the type of offense the nation's No. 2-ranked Dillon, Stephen Sullivan, Ter-
class, but the new assistant the former Ohio State transfer running back prospect. For race Marshall Jr., and Ja'Marr
coach may make the biggest says he's been running since now, the starting slot belongs Chase to be more
impact. he was 13. "This is what I'm to junior Clyde Edwards- consistent at making plays.
used to," says Burrow, who Helaire, the top returning Replacing senior tight end
Joe Brady formerly of the New threw for 2,894 yards and 16 rusher with 658 yards and Foster Moreau is a big priority
Orleans Saints is Coach touchdowns in 2018 and ran seven TDs. as no other tight end caught a
Orgeron newest hire to serve for another 399 yards and pass in 2018. Junior Jamal
as LSU’s passing game seven scores. Burrow quickly developed Pettigrew and junior college
coordinator. Brady's tasks: a chemistry with Justin transfer TK McLendon are the
integrate elements of the Though 1,000-yard rusher Jefferson, making him his top candidates.
pro-style potent passing game Nick Brossette is gone, based go-to receiver. Last year
into LSU's playbook while also
incorporating the run-pass

LSU's archaic power running

game, believe it or not, may be
a thing of the past.

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tackle Ed Alexander departed
early for the NFL, but Tyler
Shelvin logged a lot of snaps in
2018. He will be pushed by
freshman Siaki "Apu" Ika, a
January enrollee. Breiden
Fehoko is back in the rotation
after a biceps tear that
required surgery. He can also
slide into the middle to play
nose but likely will start the
fall as Glen Logan’s
backup at end.

It’s going to take more than

one player to replace Butkus
Award winner Devin White and
compensate for his productiv-
ity. Junior Jacob Phillips, LSU's
top returning tackler with 87
stops, is a good place to start.
He's joined inside by Patrick
Queen, while senior Michael
Divinity Jr. (tied for first with
LSU returns a solid group of 5.0 sacks) occupies the F-line-
offensive linemen. Center backer slot on the outside
Lloyd Cushenberry III and right opposite K'Lavon Chaisson’s
guard Damien Lewis started all Buck linebacker position.
13 games, while right tackle Chaisson suffered a season-
Austin Deculus started 11 ending knee injury in the
games and left tackle Saahdiq opener against Miami, but he
Charles 10. Badara Traore is a talented edge rusher who
could beat out Charles after he should automatically regain his
struggled with the transition starting spot.
from junior college in 2018.
And Deculus will be fending off LSU's secondary is part
freshman Anthony Bradford in veterans, part newcomers —
preseason camp. Sophomore and all talent. Strong safety
Chasen Hines, who played the Grant Delpit, who led the
most snaps of any O-line Tigers in sacks and
backup, or true freshman interceptions (five each) and
Kardell Thomas will win the pass deflections (nine), should
open job at left guard. be everybody's All-American in
2019. After bouncing from Fulton spent the offseason

LSU's Defense
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Fiesta Bowl Defensive MVP the true cornerback duties to Greedy Williams.
was a huge "recruiting" coup senior Kristian Fulton and
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The Gonzales Garden Club Yearbook Committee celebrated finalizing plans for their
2019-20 season at Mike Anderson’s Restaurant. Seated from the left are Jamie Trisler, Conchita
Richey, Lorraine Gautreau, Mary Jo Pohlig, Barbara McCormick, Janis D’Benedetto, Myra Mire,
Patti Mouton and Priscilla Monson.

A Garden Club Preview

The seasonal year for the Gonzales the floral designs. Club projects will of the shrubs and guide the club on an
Garden Club (GGC) runs from September continue to address community butterfly educational tour of her camellia trail at
through August. General membership gardens and garden therapy activities. the Botanical Gardens at Burden. A floral
meetings are held each month from Four tours for the members are planned: designer/owner of a floral studio will
September through May. A committee of Longue Vue House and Gardens, instruct club members on natural, free
nine members meets each July to plan Botanical Gardens at Burden, Houmas form strategies in centerpiece design.
the club’s year of projects, activities, House Plantation and Gardens, and a After their presentations, the speakers
programs and agendas. garden hop of select club members’ will join the club members for lunch
home gardens. where they can trade garden tips.
National Garden Clubs, Inc. and the
Louisiana Garden Club Federation The club will host specialized speakers The club currently has 22 active members
suggest themes and provide guidance to at five of the monthly meetings. An and six associate members. There are
local garden clubs in determining topics of Advanced Louisiana Master Gardener will 16 active members who have been in the
study. Inspired by the goals of these two speak on fall vegetable gardens. A Board club for ten years or more. Conchita
organizations, the GGC decided to focus Member of the Society of Louisiana Iris Richey and Lorraine Gautreau are the
on native plants for its 2019-20 calendar will discuss the growing culture of wild queens with 41 and 39 years of service,
year. The annual flower show, which will irises. A Certified Louisiana Master respectively. The club is well prepared for
again be held at the main branch of the Naturalist will explain “Why Native Plants its 59th year with no plans to stop.
library, will emphasize the incorporation of Matter.” Our region’s foremost authority
The Gonzales Garden Club is federated
natural elements and native plants into on camellias will demonstrate propagation by National Garden Clubs, Inc.


Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at 1104 Hwy 30 was awarded Commercial The home of Jeffrey and Jaime Aldridge at 1232 Eva was chosen as Residential Yard
Landscape of the Month. This very neat landscape boasts bright sunshine of the Month for August. Sweeping beds of azaleas, camellias and pink knockout roses
ligustrum, pink pentas and red knockout roses. There is also a unique border are accented by multiple shades of pink sunpatiens for colorful curb appeal.
hedge of rosemary that offers both scent and texture to visitors.

fruit drop.

Leaf-footed bugs are easily

identified by the white stripe across
their abdomen (or backside) and a
pair of expanded, leaf-like hind
legs. Stink bugs have a shield-like
shape and are green or brown in
color. Both can be removed from
the tree by hand and destroyed.

What’s Eating
My Citrus Tree?
Caption Orange Dog – The orange dog
caterpillar uses a unique type of camouflage
to blend with its surroundings. (Photo by
Natalie Hummel)

Citrus is one of the most popular

and low maintenance fruit trees Mariah Simoneaux imagine when the caterpillar is still
small it can be quite difficult to spot!
grown in Louisiana. Most years, One or two of these can completely
established trees require little usually unnecessary. In some strip a young tree of its foliage,
attention besides an application cases, young trees, less than three while older established trees are
of fertilizer in the spring and years old, can be significantly set more tolerant of feeding damage.
occasional pruning. However back by a heavy leaf miner Homeowners who tolerate a little
citrus production is not completely infestation. Chemical treatments damage from this funny looking Caption Leafminer – Tunneling damage
free of disease and insect related include the use of horticulture oil, insect are rewarded with the from leafminers in citrus trees is and
issues. So when an insect and insecticides containing presence of beautiful giant
common sight and usually requires no
related problem does occur, the spinosad or imidacloprid. Always swallowtail butterflies. If control is
treatment. (Photo by LSU AgCenter)
first and most important step is to be sure to read and follow the label necessary caterpillars can be
correctly identify what is causing when using any pesticide. removed by hand and destroyed.
the damage to your tree. Additionally, the leafminer has a Mariah Simoneaux is the
Insecticides containing Bacillus Horticulture Agent serving
number of natural enemies, thuringiensis (Bt), a naturally-occur-
One of the most common insect including several species of Ascension and Assumption Parishes.
ring soil bacterium, are an effective For more information contact Mariah
pests of citrus trees is the parasitic wasps. option for caterpillar control.
leafminer. This tiny caterpillar at
feeds on the foliage of the tree. or visit the LSU AgCenter website
The orange dog caterpillar is Leaf-footed bugs and stink bugs
It creates winding tunnels through- at
another insect often found on are sometimes found on citrus
out the leaves which causes them citrus trees. It is the immature trees in late summer and early fall.
to appear twisted and deformed. stage of the giant swallowtail Both have straw-like, piercing suck-
While this damage is unsightly, it butterfly. The orange dog ing mouth parts and cause similar
does not usually affect the health of caterpillar has a unique type of injury to fruit. Feeding damage
the tree or the production of fruit. camouflage that strongly from these two insects can cause
For established trees treatment is resembles bird droppings. You can premature color break and

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own. I don’t believe they
understand the relationship we
have with our pet family members.
They are a part of our family.
Frankie was with me from early
adult years, through grad school, a
marriage, a divorce, several jobs,
and now through an engagement
to the love of my life, so he’s been
there for it all.

So, please never, ever, let anyone

devalue the relationship you had
with your pet. They are a part of
you, your family, and your heart…
don’t make light of it. Grieve
and grieve well.

3. Honor your Family Friend’s

Passing – It’s very hard to live in
a new way without your furry
family member, but I believe that
celebrating your pet’s life is a great
way to start a new beginning. You
can write a goodbye or “see you
soon” letter to your pet, spread his
or her ashes in a special place, or
just snuggle. could have done. The past two to have a burial ceremony. Either
My Furry three years with Frankie has been way, it’s about honoring your pet
in a way that will help you heal, by
He lived a long, happy 19 years… tough due to his health, but it
Forever Friend well, at least until the past couple doesn’t serve me good to focus on acknowledging the place in your
heart your sweet pet has and had.
when his health started to fade. what might have been. I’m trying
It’s been difficult coping with los- to focus on the good times…not I’ve not yet accomplished step 3,
I just turned 43 last week, and at ing my furry companion, so my the bad. I don’t think about the but I plan on it soon. Just know
this point in life, I’ve never quite hopes today are to honor him and all-night meowing, yelling over that grieving in any manner takes
felt like I did when my longtime to also give some coping skills to poop in the living room, escapes time, and it should take all the
fur baby Frankie “Purr Box” anyone who is going through the from the back porch, or shoving time you need.
Wilson passed away. He has been same thing. medicine down his already aging
my constant friend since my 20’s, throat. I have no choice but to Those are my helpful hints on
and I chose him from a slew of Here are three things I’ve learned decide to remember the good dealing with the loss of a pet that’s
kittens from a Slidell pound. As a and experienced through my times and appreciate the absolute been a part of your family.
young kitten and adolescent, he recent loss. I hope they can be joy he brought into my life for Wishing you healing and love
was a feisty, athletic, red head that some help to you in your so many years. as you grief the loss of your pet.
could jump higher than Jordan, time of mourning.
but as a mature cat, he was more 2. Don’t be a Tough Guy Thanks for reading.
interested in trying new snacks 1. Don’t Beat up Yourself – (or Gal) – I don’t know about
(which usually included cracklins It’s easy to think about what you those who aren’t pet lovers or xoxo – Sweet Eyes
and Cool Whip) and ultimately should have done or what you those that never had a pet of their

ture ahead.”
Ari is a native signer who can
speak more directly to a deaf au-
dience and is able to sign more
conversationally for deaf view-
ers. Ari is very passionate about
communicating with deaf citi-
zens in times of
emergency so that they know
what is happening, can take nec-
essary precautions
and feel safe.

We also would like to thank

Sheriff Bobby Webre awards

Paula Rodriguez, Founder of
Deaf Focus and her entire

Ari Latino Honorary Sheriff

team at Deaf Focus, for their
commitment and dedication

for the month of July

to provide communication
and counseling support for
the deaf community.

Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby inspiration,” said Sheriff Webre. Deaf Focus is a non-profit
Webre awarded Ari Latino, who “He opened the eyes agency helping to make a
garnered the attention of thou- of a lot of people in Ascension difference with and for the deaf,
sands of viewers locally and na- Parish and around the world deafblind, and hard of hearing
tionally for interpreting in that it’s important to keep open community.
Ascension Parish during Tropi- communication with our deaf
cal Storm Barry, community and making sure To learn more about their
Honorary Sheriff for the month they are fully informed. His en- agency, please visit
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about each of these areas for you to
do proper estate planning - especially
since laws regarding estate planning
regularly change.

Furthermore, Louisiana’s laws are

unique in the United States. As you
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quiz on their website asked “Why
can’t residents of Louisiana use self-
The DIY help will-preparation materials?” The


answer given was that “Louisiana’s
Dilemma laws are based on something called the
Code Napoleon, a legislated system of
Often, in an attempt to save money, law (as opposed to interpreted
people will try to do things on their common law) designed at the behest
own instead of hiring a professional of the Little Emperor himself in the
who is trained to handle the specific early 1800s. In modern practice it
task; estate planning is no different. I doesn’t mean much, but there are
State-of-the-Art am often asked if a person can prepare enough quirks in the area of wills and
Equipment their own will. Of course, like most estates to make a trip to the lawyer’s
everything else, the answer is yes. A office pretty much mandatory.”

Front End will that is entirely written, signed and

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Miss Gonzales
Jambalaya Pageant
Crowns Tara Babin and
Riley Saurage as the 2019
Miss and Teen Queens.

Tara Babin
On June 8, 2019, the Miss
Gonzales Jambalaya Festival
Pageant was held at the
Gonzales Civic Center.
There were 9 beautiful girls
vying for the titles of Teen Miss
Gonzales Jambalaya Queen
and Miss Gonzales
Jambalaya Queen.

In the Teen Division, awards

went to: Courtney Savario –
3rd Runner Up, Cylie
“Jambalaya Pageant Director Katie Battaglia with the 2019 Miss Gonzales Pennington – 2nd Runner Up “2019 Teen Miss Gonzales
and Congeniality Award, Blythe Jambalaya Queen, Riley Saurage.”
Jambalaya Queen, Tara Babin and the 2019 Teen Miss Gonzales
Jambalaya Queen, Riley Saurage.”
Babin – 1st Runner Up,
Photogenic Award and Fashion
Award and Riley Saurage –
2019 Teen Miss Gonzales
Jambalaya Queen. In the Miss
Division, awards went to:
Ashley Ferrari –
Fashion Award, Kaylnn
Broussard – 3rd Runner Up,
McKenzie Nassar – 2nd
Runner Up and Photogenic
Award, Jenna Cornett –
1st Runner Up and
Congeniality Award and
Tara Babin – 2019 Miss
Gonzales Jambalaya Queen.

Tara and Riley will have the

opportunity to represent the
City of Gonzales and the
“Miss Gonzales Jambalaya Contestants (left to right) Kaylynn Broussard, McKenzie Nassar, Jenna Cornett, Jambalaya Festival around the
Tara Babin and Ashley Ferrari.” state of Louisiana at many
different fairs and festivals. Tara will also get the
They will also attend local opportunity to represent the
events including the Gonzales Jambalaya Festival as she
Christmas tree lighting, the competes in the Louisiana
Gonzales Christmas Parade, Association of Fairs and
the Jambalaya Festival and Festivals Pageant. And to
other events put on by this end her year, she receives an
great city. all expense paid trip to France
through the Gonzales
Committee of Cultural Affairs

“Teen Miss Gonzales Jambalaya Contestants. (Left to right) Blythe Babin,

Cylie Pennington, Riley Saurage and Courtney Savario.”

paid for by the Jambalaya

Festival Association.

All these ladies did an

absolutely amazing job and
represented the parish of
Ascension with great poise
and grace. Anyone interested
in becoming the 2020 Miss
and Teen Gonzales Jambalaya
Queens and between the ages
of 14-23, please contact the
pageant director, Katie
Battaglia at “2019 Miss Gonzales Jambalaya Queen, Tara Babin with the 2019
World Jambalaya Campion, Kade
“Past Jambalaya Royalty (left to right) Alyssa Latuso , Tabitha Babin, for more information.
Jenna Kelley, Katie Battaglia, Brooke Everett and Jace Babin.” Lanoux and his helper, Jared White.”
The Sheriff with the
Experience We Need!
Keeping Ascension
Parish Safe
Sheriff Bobby Webre has worked to keep
Ascension Parish safe for the last 34 years.
Ascension Parish enjoys a low crime rate below
the Southern and Louisiana average. That's
because Sheriff Webre leads one of the most
proactive law enforcement agencies in
Louisiana, focused on training deputies to
fight crime and serve ourcommunity.

October 12, 2019

September 28 - October 5
Bobby and Karen Webre

(Closed Sunday)


Experience Matters
Sheriff Bobby Webre began his career as a patrolman where he
answered calls for service, arrested criminals, assisted the elderly, and
mentoring young people. Sheriff Bobby Webre was also one of the
original members of the crisis response team.
As jail warden, Sheriff Webre worked to rehabilitate inmates with job training
and educational services. As Chief of Criminal Operations and Chief Deputy,
Sheriff Webre maintained high standards while leading strategies to solve
crimes, attacking the drug trade, and increasing public awareness
and community outreach.

• 34 years of service with the Ascension Parish

Sherffi's Office, beginning in 1985 Chief Deputy,
in charge of managing a $40 million budget and
350 deputies (2016-2019)

• Chief of Criminal Operations (2011-2016)

Warden of Ascension Parish Jail (1996-2011)

• U.S. Army Combat Veteran,

82nd Airborne Division

• Graduate, FBI National Academy

• Married to Karen Webre

for 33 years
Thank you to all who participated in
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1st Flight
1st Gross
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2nd Gross
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1st Net
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2nd Net
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2nd Flight
1st Gross
Trevor Adams & Jason Adams
2nd Gross
Keith Harrison & Joe O’Banion
1st Net
Tim Achord & Chad Anderson
2nd Net
Ken Cook & Rusty Tucker

3rd Flight
1st Gross
Ricky Carter & Steve Martin
2nd Gross
Brian Harrison & Kevin Harrison
1st Net
Jared Rickels & Doyle Philippe
2nd Net
Brant Mayer & Pegram Mire

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for the University of
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Baseball-America’s Pastime?-Or
Passing Time until Football
by Bill Delaune
graduated Georgia Southern in low-balling when he sang about
’96 to your tailgate party. the “1,352 guitar pickers in
What’s not to like? She’s a hot Nashville”. But my choice
blonde who gives cooking tips would be Rosanne Cash who
between songs on her “Apron could combine her great tunes
Strings” radio show. The with stories of her father Johnny
daughter of a Florida and those wild early days of
moonshiner, Cook is also an Sun Records.
accomplished musician who If you’re going a little more
gained fame on her frequent high-brow, well, the Lovin’
Dave Letterman appearances. Spoonful didn’t include them
After she helps out with the in their lyrics but there are 45
cooking and passes around the current and former members of
shine, get her to entertain your Congress, 13 governors, two
guests with her original song, vice-presidents, 10 billionaires
“Sometimes, It Takes Balls to and seven Nobel Prize winners
Be a Woman”. who have graduated from
And maybe as the game Vanderbilt.
progresses-she’ll play a little Either way, LSU vetoes
Allman Brothers “Statesboro Vandy’s VIP’s 31-10.
Blues” for her alma mater’s 5. Utah State-Too bad
hometown as they get tied to a Aggie alum Merlin Olsen is not
“Whipping Post” by the Tigers. around anymore because he
Most of you who know me particular day. 2.”Revenge of the Tigers” would have been the perfect
understand my love for baseball. Alvin Kamara is still having a part 1. So Texas’s big oil guest for this game. Imagine
I played and coached baseball good time and sitting on a big money lured coach Tom the tales he could have told
for most of my life and made year. And when Drew Brees Herman away from LSU a few from his “Fearsome Foursome”
some great friends because of it. took some throws off-he is 41, years back and we got “stuck” days with the Rams, from his
But sometimes you get so folks-Teddy Bridgewater filled with Coach O. Well, let’s just broadcasting gigs with Curt
starved for football that when a in adequately. Meanwhile, the see who got the best of that Gowdy and Dick Enberg and
longtime friend and coaching versatile Taysom Hill was busy deal. I don’t think O. will need his acting stints with John
cohort calls and asks, “Do you bouncing from special teams to to castrate a young bull like Wayne (“The Undefeated”) and
want to go and watch the Saints quarterback to-look out-receiver Jackie Sherrill did at Miss State Michael Landon (“Little House
practice?”-you jump at the drills. Look for the innovative to motivate his Dogs to a 28-10 on the Prairie”).
opportunity. Sean Payton to use him in all win over Texas in 1992. The But alas, Merlin has gotten
Now I know you can hear three positions. Tigers dehorn the Steers 34-21 his tickets to see the Saints and
that classic ESPN interview with Anyway, with Michael in a “swing game” for both the Angels play on a greener
NBA star Allen Iverson ringing Thomas back in camp, the nationally-ranked teams and the field. So order some flowers
in your ears-“Practice? We Saints look poised for another Austin guitars on 6th street play from FTD Florists for its
talkin’ about practice?” Super Bowl run if they don’t get a mournful “Georgia on My ex-spokesman and his alma
But when you are badly in derailed by some California Mind” for Texas’s Sugar Bowl mater as the Tigers bury the
need of a football fix, you load officials. But should the boys in hangover from last year. Aggies 42-21.
up and head down Airline black and gold let us down 3. Northwestern State-Have 6. “Revenge of the Tigers”
Highway, park at the Baby again, we still have… NSU alum Bobby Hebert come part 2. Reasons to be a “Gator
Cakes (That is still very painful L-S-U! With our Cajun over to your party for a few Hater”-1. Fake hurricane game
to say.) Stadium and catch a bus speaking coach Ed Orgeron and drinks and some classic Orgeron of 2016 which forced LSU into
over to the Saints’ practice our defensive genius Dave stories dating back to South an impossible November
facility to watch any drill that Aranda, the Tigers look ready to Lafourche and Natchitoches. schedule. 2. “LSU got just what
involves throwing, catching or make some noise in the national Play a couple of Jim Croce they deserved” from an idiotic
kicking a pigskin. rankings despite some obvious songs from his last concert at Florida coach. 3. Last year’s
The added attraction of hav- questions on the brand new Northwestern before the fatal momentum-killing loss in
ing a creative offensive mind pass-run-option offense. So, 1973 plane crash as LSU proves Gainesville. 4. And for us old
like my sidekick Dennis Lorio here go some futile football “You Don’t Mess Around guys, Steve Spurrier running up
narrating some of the action was forecasts on what might happen with…” the SEC. The Tigers the score. Must I go on?
a plus indeed as we settled into this year. And in the event that “fork the Demons” 45-10. Reasons to like Florida-1. Erin
the newly covered bleacher seats they fail, some tailgating tips are 4. Vanderbilt-No shortage of Andrews (UF 2000).
only a few yards away from included to ease the pain should entertainment for your By the way, Florida has made
the players. the season take a strange turn. gathering in Nashville as there the “Top Party Schools” list for
First impressions include- Our first game is against… are stars walking the streets that 27 years now. Time to show
Look how big the new tight end 1. Georgia Southern-Kill have yet to be discovered. Even our visitors how we do it down
Jared Cook is-and fast-he was three Eagles with one stone and back in the 60’s when John in Baton Rouge. LSU fans
easily the most impressive invite my favorite redneck radio Sebastian wrote “Nashville party hearty after a
Cats”, he was probably 28-24 victory.
receiver we saw on that personality Elizabeth Cook who
7. Miss State-Be careful how 10. Ole Miss-To avoid the
you party in Stark-Vegas. Bama hangover, round up all
Remember, the aforementioned the Manning’s you can-Archie,
Johnny Cash got arrested there Cooper-Hell, bring Payton and
once for just picking flowers his Tennessee orange. I think
(“They gonna get you, cause he’s funny anyway. Eli will
they got a curfew-And you go probably be busy with the Gi-
to the Starkville City Jail…”). ants unless he’s lost his job to
You might want to hang out that hot shot Duke rookie by
with Bulldog alum Will Clark then, but if he’s not there, we
and listen to his stories of can talk about him anyway. Like
“Thunder and Lightning” when the time he got stopped by Ole
he and Rafael Palmeiro led State Miss campus security driving
to the College World Series just home after allegedly having a
to be on the safe side.
Then slip out of town to
couple of drinks (Haven’t we
all.) When the cop asked him, They are here!
Dancing Rabbit in nearby “What would Archie think?” the
Choctaw for some golf and quick-thinking Eli replied,
gambling after LSU escapes a “Archie Who?”-One of his
“hare-raising” contest 35-31. famous father’s nicknames in
8. Auburn-You have to feel the 60’s.
for folks whose idea of a victory Play the most misunderstood Full service produce stand just
celebration is to throw toilet song in the country (with the 20 minutes, from the Ascension Parish
paper on dead trees. Although possible exception of “Puff, the line, has this years NEW
I do remember a time when Magic Dragon”) “Dixie” for the crop of green peanuts.
• Fresh Fruits & Vegetables,
SEC fans would throw pizza politically correct crowd, but
• Cypress Swings & Gliders,
boxes on the gym floor when cheer for the Tigers as LSU puts
•Homemade Jams, Jellies & Preserves
the rotund Charles Barkley (AU down the Rebel rebellion.
1984) was introduced. Have 11. Arkansas-I had Bill
the “Round Mound of Clinton booked up for this
Rebound” come amuse your game with promises of young,
group and maybe he can explain scantily-clad women at the
that Toomer’s Corner thing party. But Hillary overruled
and clear up the different and demanded $100,000
1280 Lobdell Highway
mascots-Tigers? War Eagles? show-up fee for her Foundation.
Plainsmen? Have Big Chuck So I had to go with the pride Port Allen • 225.383.1389
stick around for some Papa of Hot Springs-Billy Bob
John’s and War Eagle gumbo Thornton. Besides all his great
after the real Tigers of Hollywood stories, he can bring
LSU stand up and remain his “Sling Blade” to the
undefeated. couchon de lait to help slice the
9. Alabama-Since nothing pig, while the Tigers slice up the
else has worked, bring in some Razorbacks.
of those good ole boys from 12.”Revenge of the Tigers”
Muscle Shoals-especially the part 3-Pardon us for thinking
blue-eyed soul ones like Dan we’d won last year’s game about
Penn (writer of Percy Sledge’s 10 times until some question-
“Out of Left Field”) and able calls sent the thing into a
“Funky” Donnie Fritts (best 7-overtime debacle. So before
friend of soul legend Arthur we tromp your cricket-stomping
Alexander-“Anna” and “You asses this year, let me borrow a
Better Move On”) who played few words for the occasion from
keyboard for Kris Kristofferson two of my favorite Aggies,
for 40 years. Get those two Outlaw Country stars Robert
talented writers and producers Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett who
to lead your gang in LSU fans’ once sang…”And remembering
annual November lament. the falling down, And the
Cue James Ingram and… laughter and the curse of luck,
“Just once…Can we figure From all them SOB’s who said
out what we keep doing wrong- we’d never get back up…”
why we never last for very long. Tigers get back up and make
Just once… Can we find a way Jimbo look like Dumbo.
to finally make it right-to make So there you have it, 11-1 and
the magic last for more than just still we’ll have to sweat out an
one night. NCAA Committee’s decision.
“If we could do it-I know we But at least enjoy your
could break through it-just tailgating. And if you can’t get
once…” any of the celebrities mentioned
Not this year. Good things above-remember the most
happen to bad people. Saban important person to invite-me.
wins again. Go Tigers!

you do that?” he kind of looked up at me to say,
“I don’t know.” He didn’t really look too proud of
that one. For a moment, I thought back to my
younger days when I’d shot and ate many of those
small birds myself.
While sitting at a fire roasting wieners one night
this past spring, I noticed him climbing a tree in the
neighbor’s yard. A couple of days later, I confirmed
what he was after when I found a flying squirrel
tail on my carport. Shortly after that incident, I saw
him sitting by a thicket on the lot next to me quite
regularly. A couple of days later as I was heading
for work before daylight, I heard a squealing sound
while walking to my vehicle. I walked back
poster paper and put up a sign in the yard night. I saw from the bedroom as my wife tried to towards the racket, hoping he’d killed another rat.
saying, “Free Christmas Kitten!” Given the time of talk him into coming inside. She told me that she Not this time. It was a little baby rabbit. I tried to

My Cat the year and the beauty of the young animal, he

would for sure not take long to find a forever
thought it was him, but he would not come in the
house. The next night, he knocked on the screen
door again and this time he entered the house. He
get it from him, but he wouldn’t let me. Then I
noticed on the ground nearby, there was another
little bunny lying there motionless. When I picked
the poor little thing up, he somehow came back to

and Me
After returning home a few days later, I asked was fully grown, healthy, and wild as hell. Pictures
the question, “Did someone get the cat?” My of the past sure enough proved that it was my cat. life and sat up in my hand. Not knowing what else
wife’s reply was, “Yes, that someone is me. We’re It took a while, but after some time, he began to to do, I put him back in the weed patch and took
going to keep the cat!” And, by the way, I never settle in. One thing about his return was the fact off to work.
got my ten dollars back. The new animal did not that he’d become a very efficient hunter. He Not long ago, while having a conversation with
mix very well with the other pets at our house in constantly put a hurting on the rat population in my ole’ man, he asked, “How’s your cat doing?”
It was four or five days before Christmas and I those days. He would spend night time in the the nearby pastures, thickets, and ditches. In most I replied, “Killing and eating.” My dad’s reply to
was going to my hunting camp to make a few deer bedroom with me and I would play games with cases, he will eat all but the teeth and tail of those that was, “Sounds like someone else I know.” I
hunts before the holiday and family outings of the him by moving my hand under the cover letting creatures. With all the good of a cat’s rodent said, “Yea, I know.” In my own defense of my
season set in. I decided to make a quick pass by him pounce on it. After some time, his pouncing killing, also comes some bad to the other creatures actions, I then uttered out, “Well, at least I hunt
my dad’s for a short visit before hitting the road. became very vicious and his bites would penetrate that you may want around. He began to catch and only in the daylight and have seasons and limits to
While sitting at the counter inside, Mrs. Pat (my through some pretty thick blankets. He kind of eat squirrels. I used to give him squirrel tails to abide by, and in some instances, sex restrictions.”
dad’s girlfriend at the time) walked in and told me took to me and after some time, he was known by play with as a kitten, but now he can get his own. Other than that, to be totally honest with you all,
that there was a cat meowing under the hood of the household as “dad’s cat”, although they had I once scolded him about the squirrel killing, but there really ain’t much difference between me
my truck. I headed to the truck and when I raised named him Sage. then realized that I’ve killed hundreds of squirrels and that damn cat…
the hood I found a beautiful white and orange One day, he decided to leave for some reason, more than that cat ever will. One day last summer
kitten who was shaking vigorously and seemingly probably because of the pressure from the other I saw him laying out back and went out to see Until next time
scared to death. After leaving my dad’s, I stopped pets. For three years, his whereabouts were what was up. There lay a small wren that I’d been You are what you are,
by my house and gave the young cat and ten unknown and almost to the date of his first finding seeing around the house on the ground beside him, James “Goosie” Guice
dollars to my wife. I told her to go and buy some three years before, he knocked on the door one still intact, but dead. When I asked him, “Why did

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the cornhole has a long history and there is a
or leave dispute of where it originated.
their sack Cincinnati, Ohio claims to be

Thoughts from Bully in front

blocking the
other team
the father of cornhole but
Kentuckians lay claim all the way
back to pioneer days and even
from give a name of Jebediah
putting their McGillicuddy played a version
sack in the of the game at the foothills. Then
“Hands Down. cornhole. there are the native americans and
It’s confus- also German farmers and cabinet
The Worst Name for ing to me maker by the name Matthias
also. Call it Kuepermann that had young boys
a Sport, Ever!” bean bag tossing rocks in holes and for
toss and it safety sake they put corn in burlap
“Cornholeing!” becomes a
‘G’ rated
For being the stupidest named
game game ever it now can be seen on
I was watching the finals for the he’d may ask? The immediately and any scenario. For ESPN and they have a National
Crawfish Festival earlier this year. last thing you’d ever tell him is, example, “hey son take your Championship. Won’t be long it
The announcements sounded like, “Me and my buddy have been grandmother outside and bean will be an Olympic sport.
First place Jambalaya Cook, First behind the barn cornholeing all toss with her.” See that works just No matter to me. I never
Place Cracklin Cook, First Place afternoon.” I can assure a trip to fine for me. cornholed in my life but a good
Crawfish Boiling Team and then the woodshed would soon be in I did some research on the game of cornhole is in my future.
they announced First Place and your future reminding you to not internet to help write this outra- Especially if chicks dig it!
first time Cornhole Champion. make that mistake again. geous named game. Turns out it
Have you ever heard of the Imagine being a parent with a
game Cornholeing? Back in the game named like that as a father
day when I was a kid we called it saying, “Hey son lets go outside
bean bag toss. I don’t know and cornhole.” That just sounds
about you but I’d rather be a wrong. Even better, “Hey son,
bean bag toss champion than a take your sister out back and
corn hole champion. cornhole with her.” I know that is
It may be petty of me but I not right!
have trouble forgetting my The rules of the game are
country boy upbring. But when I suggestive also. Two person teams
was a kid, cornholeing was face each other from 29 ft. and
something you didn’t do. they keep trying to put their sacks
Especially you didn’t want your in the hole way out in front of
Dad to know if you did. “What them. They strategically grab their
have you been doing today son?” sack and toss it to either put it in

Put Your Cooking
Skills to the Test
and Join the
Jambalaya Tour
Become a Member of Our Tour is much like any professional to win an extra $100 on top of events
the Jambalaya Tour.
league, we judge on a points system. We cook kitty at each event. So if you win
have 16 events this year, which we will one event you’ve earned your league
take your top 10 scores to be added entry fee back. The rest of the year
The Jambalaya Tour is a competitive toward the championship. Our final cook is all profit.
cooking league started ‘By Cooks For off will be at the Boucherie Festival, which Each cook will receive a league shirt
Cooks’. We partner with local businesses is where we will crown our Champ. We and koozie as well. We look forward to
to help promote their products and have partnered with them to announce you joining us for a great year.
services and in turn they help us be able our winner on stage.
to create payouts for top 5 place league Along with final prize money for top
placings, league members have a chance
Our Facebook page is
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Join Us for the Cooks meeting September 3rd.

Jambalaya Tour Tour Events
6. Each cook must cook their own not want to discount the 3 events
jambalaya and only their jambalaya. before that, so we will treat them as
NO Exceptions. a bonus. So no matter when you
1. Cooks meeting is September 3rd sign up you will count 10 events Papa George- Sept 8
at 6:30pm ath the JFA Building. 7. Each cook will follow rules set by each towards your points.
event. For examples: JFA seasonings or Anything Outdoors- Sept 14
2. Entry fee is $100. anything goes. 11. We will also have a banner which Boucherie- Sept 27-29
will be displayed at every event.
3. There will be 16 events, 8. Current points will be updated It will have our sponsors logos on it La Fete De Bayou- Oct 1- Nov 3
Top 10 scores are used. after each event. as well as an update of top standings. VFW- Nov 9 -2 Events
Field is set. No additions. Which will be updated each week.
9. Deadline to sign up will be Oct 30th. Swamp Chicken - TBA
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- 3rd 10 points off. You notice I said deadline is kitty sponsored by Layne’s Jewelry. Light Lane - TBA
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- 15 points finals us to announce our winners on the tour, that $100 will carry over to
- other points same stage!!! So we are shifting our year a the next event. So the next event Anything Outdoors - TBA
little to end at The Boucherie. So our will be $200.

Boucherie - TBA
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If a cook doesn’t cook they don’t get and end at The Boucherie. But we do
any points.

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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

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whisk together. While making the sauce roast the garlic in
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