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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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‘The Northshore: North of Your Expectations’

‘The Northshore: North of Your Expectations’

Editor October 18, 2016 Comments Off on ‘The Northshore: North of Your Expectations’

I attended an especially enjoyable event this past Saturday. It was a reunion of former employees from the Slidell Sentry-News, which was the east parish paper owned by Wick Communications, a company that also

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I’m trying to best to be super mom with my four kids

I’m trying to best to be super mom with my four kids

Editor October 18, 2016 Comments Off on I’m trying to best to be super mom with my four kids

When one has small children, one finds the brain often works…slowly. Every week I am reminded of this as I try to come up with fresh and interesting things to write about for this

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My only daughter Juliet is growing up far too fast

My only daughter Juliet is growing up far too fast

Editor October 9, 2016 Comments Off on My only daughter Juliet is growing up far too fast

She’s about to turn 9, my daughter. Juliet is the second born of my four children, and my only girl. I call her my sweet angel girl, my ally in a house full of

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Go see my friend Randy at Premier Cleaners

Go see my friend Randy at Premier Cleaners

Editor October 9, 2016 Comments Off on Go see my friend Randy at Premier Cleaners

Do you enjoy your weekly Tammany West? If you appreciate the FREE paper we give you each week then here is a way to help the community paper grow and improve. I do believe

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Thanks to ‘back up’ for helping with my young kiddos

Thanks to ‘back up’ for helping with my young kiddos

Editor October 2, 2016 Comments Off on Thanks to ‘back up’ for helping with my young kiddos

We moved this summer, and our new home is just a short walk from a playground. This is great because my husband and I have four kids, ages 10 and under, so—hooray! Convenient access

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It’s the 25th anniversary of pro-life movement

It’s the 25th anniversary of pro-life movement

Editor October 2, 2016 Comments Off on It’s the 25th anniversary of pro-life movement

A special celebration for Pro Life supporters will be held this Sunday, Oct. 1 at 2 p.m. on Gause Boulevard in Slidell. It will be the 25th anniversary of the St. Tammany Right to

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Small business makes public art a success

Small business makes public art a success

Editor September 24, 2016 Comments Off on Small business makes public art a success

What a great job has been done by the Covington Public Art group that started two years ago as the brainchild of Southern Hotel owner Lisa Condrey-Ward. The committee will be unveiling its first

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I’m back in the swing of things after my stressful move

I’m back in the swing of things after my stressful move

Editor September 24, 2016 Comments Off on I’m back in the swing of things after my stressful move

Jesus said, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.” Had Jesus walked the earth today, he might have added, “or

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Parish Fair still reminds us of the ‘old days’

Parish Fair still reminds us of the ‘old days’

Editor September 14, 2016 Comments Off on Parish Fair still reminds us of the ‘old days’

I don’t have to convince anyone that the St. Tammany Parish Fair is a great event each fall when it is held the first weekend of October. The fair has been held for over

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Time to show support for Operation Angel

Time to show support for Operation Angel

Editor September 14, 2016 Comments Off on Time to show support for Operation Angel

Another recent effort by St. Tammany law enforcement leaders to address the out-of-control drug problem is something that continues to get my attention. Operation Angel was started about four months ago with leadership from

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Cuba shows result of Communist leadership

Cuba shows result of Communist leadership

Editor September 4, 2016 Comments Off on Cuba shows result of Communist leadership

I had an interesting interview recently with a newest member of the Louisiana Legislature, Sen. Sharon Hewitt, who was elected last year and is in her first term as a state lawmaker. Of course,

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Special section today all about the police

Special section today all about the police

Editor August 28, 2016 Comments Off on Special section today all about the police

I hope you will take the time to closely look over our very special tribute in today’s Tammany West called “Blue Lives Matter.” As most of you must be aware by this time, Blue

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