Lifestyle

Wed
06
May

Casual is not always appropriate

If confession is good for the soul, I would like to give my soul a little treat.

During this “stay-athome” phenomenon, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly, have been enjoying our time alone. We certainly have taken advantage of it.

Not too long ago, my wife came up with something to make our time a little more memorable. She called it, casual pajama time.

After breakfast, we would wear our morning casual pajamas. After lunch, it would be our afternoon casual pajamas. And, after supper, it would be our evening casual pajamas.

 

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Wed
29
Apr

Not everything is as it seems

For the last five days, I have not been able to sleep nor close my eyes at night. It’s been a nightmare.

During the last four weeks, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly have been sequestered in our home and loving it.

I cannot remember a time in our marriage that we have spent so much time together with no serious obligations needing attention. It is marvelous to spend 24/7 together. If this is what senior retirement is like, I’m giving it some earnest consideration. Nobody ever told me this could be so wonderful.

Spending time together is great; my wife spends time in her craft room, doing what she does in that craft room. For obvious reasons, I am not allowed in that room, which is okay with me. She has been making all sorts of things and loving it. I think she made a bunch of masks and then some signs that said, Faith/Fear to give to some friends.

 

Wed
29
Apr

Roots, Shoots, Fruits & Flowers: #3

Roots, Shoots, Fruits & Flowers: #3

In the last column of RSFF, Paige asked about some small grubs in a container garden. There grubs were probably the brood of June bugs. George sent in his comments and his own image of a rhino grub, “Paige may want to measure her grubs for a relative ID.

This Rhino beetle larvae is in my compost. [It] will stretch out at around 2 inches. [It] grinds my compost at a rapid rate and infuses it with beneficial microbes that allow nutrients to make super plants [and it is a beneficial insect larva]. [It] lives on organic matter only, not [feed on] plant roots, so [it] is a large grub, not the smaller one-inch June bug larvae that are harmful.”

If you find a large grub, most likely in your compost, then you likely have a helpful rhino grub, and it becomes the fierce-looking rhinoceros beetle. Despite its threatening size and shape, it is a harmless beetle. The benefit of this grub lies in its ability to speed up decomposition of vegetation.

 

Wed
22
Apr

Scholars’ Fund donations sought

The 9th Annual Scholars’ Reception will be held Tuesday, May 12, 2020, co-sponsored by GEO Corrections and the LaSalle Economic Development District (LEDD).

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Wed
22
Apr

Love through food, service and faith

Love through food, service and faith
Love through food, service and faith

Love through food, service and faith is the heart of the local non-profit organization, Love’s Lighthouse Ministries, whose mission statement is “to feed the hungry and provide a sense of hope to those in need.”

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Wed
15
Apr

Scholars’ Fund donations sought

The 9th Annual Scholars’ Reception will be held Tuesday, May 12, 2020, co-sponsored by GEO Corrections and the LaSalle Economic Development District (LEDD).

This event provides an opportunity for local residents, businesses and organizations to honor LaSalle Parish graduates with scholarships to assist them in furthering their education and acquiring job training skills.

Special accounts within the fund include the Peggy Sue Vickers/Laura Jean Thompson Memorial Fund for graduating seniors receiving special education services and the CLTCC Rod Brady Campus Scholarships. All scholarships assist students in reaching their career goals.

 

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Wed
15
Apr

Lighthouse Ministries providing free food

Love’s Lighthouse Ministries is a local non-profit organization offering free food to the community three different ways – all based out of Tullos First Baptist Church. No sign-up required. The organization is funded by donations only from the community and area churches. For more information and/or to donate, call (318) 316-1204.

• Children’s Snack Bags - every Monday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. available by drive-through at Tullos First Baptist Church (one per child)

 

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Wed
01
Apr

CRP signup open; deadline May 15th

Farmers and ranchers may apply to enroll grasslands in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Grasslands signup beginning March 16. The signup runs through May 15.

“Through this CRP Grasslands signup, farmers and ranchers can protect grasslands, rangelands and pastures, while maintaining the land as working grazing lands,” said Craig A. McCain.

“The program emphasizes support for grazing operations and plant and animal biodiversity, while protecting land under the greatest threat of conversion or development.”

 

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Wed
01
Apr

Gardening is good for you

Gardening is good for you

All things seem to revolve around the coronavirus outbreak of 2020. Things feel uncertain, surreal and downright scary. Working from home with children or caring for family members can make it a challenge to balance professional demands and family obligations with physical activity and healthy diets.

During this time, it is best to self-isolate and take a great deal of self-care. We also need both mental and physical stimulation to relieve stress and relax.

Gyms are shut down, travel is limited and we must maintain social distance. But you can get the American Heart Association-recommended 30 to 60 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic and strengthening activities by gardening. Countless studies have linked regular physical activity with improved joints, increased bone and muscle mass, improved metabolism and immunity to disease as well as enhancing mental health and well-being.

 

Wed
25
Mar

LADD employees of the month

LADD employees of the month
LADD employees of the month
LADD employees of the month

Annie Henry was selected as LADD Employee of the Month of December 2019. She is assigned to the mobile crew that is responsible for cleaning some local churches and businesses. Annie is a very congenial person, does a good job on whatever she is assigned to do and gets along well with staff and other clients. She lives in Trout in her own home with her mother, Anner Henry.

Michael Bowens was selected as LADD Employee of the Month of January 2020. He has been at LADD about a year and is assigned to the Center crew. He helps in preparing items for the LADD Store and to assemble admit kits for local hospitals. Michael is always in a good mood, and gets along well with staff and other clients. He lives in Jena with his grandparents, Matthew and Bertha Bowens.

 

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