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We are still a conservative, Christian paper

We are still a conservative, Christian paper

Editor June 23, 2017 Comments Off on We are still a conservative, Christian paper

I don’t make any secret about the fact that this newspaper is unashamedly conservative and Christian. Yes, I’m a Republican, although I hardly feel so closely aligned with the actual party anymore. And yes,

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CBA meetings always full of info and fun

CBA meetings always full of info and fun

Editor June 17, 2017 Comments Off on CBA meetings always full of info and fun

I never attend a Covington Business Association (CBA) monthly meeting without leaving with pages and pages of notes about upcoming activities or interesting bits of information. The most recent meeting, held at Beck-N-Call on

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Step up to assist our Wounded War Heroes

Step up to assist our Wounded War Heroes

Editor June 14, 2017 Comments Off on Step up to assist our Wounded War Heroes

Please read our front page feature today on U.S. Marine veteran Mike Thibodeaux, which is my way of promoting a very important fundraiser for a group known as the Wounded War Heroes for St.

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‘Chiri Notary’ deserves your consideration

‘Chiri Notary’ deserves your consideration

Editor June 3, 2017 Comments Off on ‘Chiri Notary’ deserves your consideration

One of my daughters recently gave me what I considered to be a very nice compliment. Jenny, daughter number two, told me “I think we girls are a lot like you in that we

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Lots of great weekend activities for families

Lots of great weekend activities for families

Editor June 3, 2017 Comments Off on Lots of great weekend activities for families

The weekend for family fun is all set for each and every one of you from the east to the west of St. Tammany Parish. It reminds us that this is yet another great

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I am now a pro in ways to arm yourself from a bat

I am now a pro in ways to arm yourself from a bat

Editor June 3, 2017 Comments Off on I am now a pro in ways to arm yourself from a bat

Pop quiz. You wake up in the night, and there’s a bat flying around your bedroom. You should: A. Catch the bat. B. Freak out. C. Swing wildly at the bat with a broom.

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I am becoming a promoter for the Gulf Coast

I am becoming a promoter for the Gulf Coast

Editor May 20, 2017 Comments Off on I am becoming a promoter for the Gulf Coast

I haven’t made it a secret that my wife and I like to spend many of our weekends on the Gulf Coast. Quite honestly, I’ve never been a New Orleans kind of person. Really

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Jenny and Chris’ wedding made memories to last

Jenny and Chris’ wedding made memories to last

Editor May 14, 2017 Comments Off on Jenny and Chris’ wedding made memories to last

Making memories. That’s what every bride wants on her wedding day. Truth is, most couples don’t have the means to put together one of those dreamy, almost not to believe weddings that is so

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Remembering the horrifying day when Mark choked

Remembering the horrifying day when Mark choked

Editor May 14, 2017 Comments Off on Remembering the horrifying day when Mark choked

There are times in life when everything comes into focus, and we have eyes to see what is important. Frivolous worries fall away, and we hold close those who are dear to us. We

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The value of showing genuine appreciation

The value of showing genuine appreciation

Editor May 8, 2017 Comments Off on The value of showing genuine appreciation

A key mission for the two newspapers my family operates in St. Tammany Parish is to support our volunteer, non-profit and civic organizations. I have felt incredibly thankful that the good Lord somehow opened

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Motherhood: The never-ending asking of questions

Motherhood: The never-ending asking of questions

Editor May 7, 2017 Comments Off on Motherhood: The never-ending asking of questions

Today I am wondering if motherhood is why I’m so scatter-brained. Or maybe I’ve always been this way (yes), but it’s gotten worse with the addition of four kids. My goal is simple—to get

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Chrissy Smith moving to her new career

Chrissy Smith moving to her new career

Editor April 3, 2017 Comments Off on Chrissy Smith moving to her new career

Life is certainly all about change, even though many of us don’t like too much of it. That is happening here with our family newspapers—The Slidell Independent and Tammany West—as one of my daughters

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Mean Mom Voice is the way to get things done

Mean Mom Voice is the way to get things done

Editor April 3, 2017 Comments Off on Mean Mom Voice is the way to get things done

I’ve decided I’m going to start yelling at everyone, all the time, in the meanest voice possible. This, I’ve discovered, is how to get things done. When dropping off a deposit at the bank?

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Lacombe businesses:?Join us this Thursday

Lacombe businesses:?Join us this Thursday

Editor March 12, 2017 Comments Off on Lacombe businesses:?Join us this Thursday

If things go as planned you will soon be seeing more news from the Lacombe area in the pages of Tammany West. Thanks to the work of business leaders in the community a new

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‘Second dinner’ is something I dread every night

‘Second dinner’ is something I dread every night

Editor March 12, 2017 Comments Off on ‘Second dinner’ is something I dread every night

His hair is still damp from the shower. I can smell the faint scent of watermelon shampoo. He is wearing his favorite “jammies,” the Pokemon ones. They’re the black jammies with the yellow wrists,

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Balancing act goes into Mardi Gras with kids

Balancing act goes into Mardi Gras with kids

Editor February 23, 2017 Comments Off on Balancing act goes into Mardi Gras with kids

Over recent years the children have been learning the truth about Mardi Gras, and this year it’s official. They know. There are parades all over the place, on all sorts of days, and they

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Little Henry is our latest wonderful blessing

Little Henry is our latest wonderful blessing

Editor February 23, 2017 Comments Off on Little Henry is our latest wonderful blessing

Number seven, and still counting. That would be the growing number of grandchildren for the wife and I. Our only son, Michael, became a father on Feb. 16, 2017 at 5:03 p.m. when his

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Not always easy to appreciate our loved ones

Not always easy to appreciate our loved ones

Editor February 23, 2017 Comments Off on Not always easy to appreciate our loved ones

I spent this past weekend thinking more than usual about the closest people to me, trying to appreciate them for who they are. It’s not always easy to do is it? Ask anyone if

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Call Joe and you’ll never paint again

Call Joe and you’ll never paint again

Editor February 4, 2017 Comments Off on Call Joe and you’ll never paint again

As Tammany West heads into our fourth year of operation here on the west side of St. Tammany Parish I hope you will give extra consideration to the advertisers who support this paper. If

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Chamber awards had lots of entertainment

Chamber awards had lots of entertainment

Editor January 22, 2017 Comments Off on Chamber awards had lots of entertainment

Congratulations to all the winners at the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce annual installation and awards luncheon that was held last week at Tchefuncta Country Club in Covington. The big day is much

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