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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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Worldwide Chamber trips worth giving a look

Worldwide Chamber trips worth giving a look

Editor January 15, 2017 Comments Off on Worldwide Chamber trips worth giving a look

The St. Tammany West Chamber has an aspect of their operation that is unlike any other Chamber I’ve ever seen. Not only do they provide the expected support for local businesses through a host

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What are you paying in federal taxes?

What are you paying in federal taxes?

Editor January 7, 2017 Comments Off on What are you paying in federal taxes?

We’re rich! OK, maybe not all of us. But according to a study I recently received from SmartAsset, a financial technology company, St. Tammany Parish ranks among the top parishes in Louisiana when it

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2017: Use it to look for ways to help others

2017: Use it to look for ways to help others

Editor December 30, 2016 Comments Off on 2017: Use it to look for ways to help others

Another year is right around the corner. What will 2017 bring for you? I’m at that age that I find myself thinking too frequently about the life that is behind me, and the time

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A Christmas story with a lesson

A Christmas story with a lesson

Editor December 30, 2016 Comments Off on A Christmas story with a lesson

With Christmas only a few days away, I thought this would be a nice story to share. On Santa’s Team By Carol Laycock My grandma taught me everything about Christmas. I was just a

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Southern Hotel success helping downtown

Southern Hotel success helping downtown

Editor December 18, 2016 Comments Off on Southern Hotel success helping downtown

If you are wondering how the still-new Southern Hotel is faring at its downtown Covington spot you only need to talk to General Manager Milo Lago. Since the hotel was renovated for over $8

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Grandchild #7 and I get to brag a bit

Grandchild #7 and I get to brag a bit

Editor December 11, 2016 Comments Off on Grandchild #7 and I get to brag a bit

The family is growing. My son Michael, along with his wife Lauren, visited at Thanksgiving and broke the news that grandchild number seven—is a boy. So far we have three boys and three girls.

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‘Quality of life’ at stake in Dec. 10 vote

‘Quality of life’ at stake in Dec. 10 vote

Editor December 11, 2016 Comments Off on ‘Quality of life’ at stake in Dec. 10 vote

Think about a few of these possible changes in our St. Tammany Parish life: –Those who live with disabilities in our parish have nowhere to go each day for social interaction or jobs. They

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Don’t miss OnStage show for Christmas

Don’t miss OnStage show for Christmas

Editor November 28, 2016 Comments Off on Don’t miss OnStage show for Christmas

Aimee Faucheux with the city of Covington told me that tickets are selling fast for the final OnStage production of the year at the Fuhrmann Auditorium so I suggest you get them quickly before

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Three Rivers Art Festival not to be missed

Three Rivers Art Festival not to be missed

Editor November 10, 2016 Comments Off on Three Rivers Art Festival not to be missed

If you are a lover of the arts then you certainly shouldn’t miss what is probably the greatest free art show in the region when the 20th annual Three Rivers Art Festival is held

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Not everyone loves a birthday celebration

Not everyone loves a birthday celebration

Editor November 10, 2016 Comments Off on Not everyone loves a birthday celebration

Birthdays — who doesn’t love them? I am sure I would get pretty good agreement from most people about enjoying birthdays, whether they are their own or for someone else. It’s usually a party,

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How do we get the kids to listen to us?

How do we get the kids to listen to us?

Editor October 29, 2016 Comments Off on How do we get the kids to listen to us?

The older I get the more I see a problem in our world. For most of us we have to live many years to gain a bit of wisdom, wouldn’t you agree? Then when

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It’s difficult to take back words once in print

It’s difficult to take back words once in print

Editor October 24, 2016 Comments Off on It’s difficult to take back words once in print

Have you ever regretted something you said? Maybe you regret how you said it, or the timing of it. Maybe you regret saying anything at all in the first place. I think most can

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Larry Ciko set parish jounalistic standard

Larry Ciko set parish jounalistic standard

Editor October 24, 2016 Comments Off on Larry Ciko set parish jounalistic standard

A very special friend of mine passed away recently. Larry Ciko, known to hundreds—probably thousands—in St. Tammany Parish for his journalism career, died at his home a couple of weeks ago at the age

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