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Wed
20
May

“My Signature Look”

“My Signature Look”

We’re at the stage where everyone is complaining about their hair.

I am not complaining. As I have frequently bragged, my husband, Peter, cuts my hair and this has continued while the beauty parlors are closed and everyone is growing increasingly cranky.

We were talking to our friends, Mary and Wolfgang, about this and Mary was expressing a bit of envy that I had gotten a haircut the previous day. I let her think that getting a haircut from Peter was like getting a haircut in a salon although, other than the use of scissors, there is very little similarity.

 

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Wed
20
May

Town and Country Garden Club notes

Members of the Town and Country Garden Club held their monthly meeting on May 12th in the parking lot of Nolley Methodist Church, outdoors in front of Palmer Hall, with everyone keeping a distance from each other, due to the corona virus.

Usually, this meeting would have been held at Martha Ann Woods’ home on the front porch with a lunch, but not this year.

This meeting was to install officers for the coming year.

Present for the meeting were Cynthia Bradford, Nelda Tarver, Lisa McCann, Mica King, Sis Welch, Pam Davis, Barbara Murphy, Judy Baker, Audrey Maxwell, Martha Ann Wood, and Beth Zoller.

 

 

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Wed
13
May

CLTCC delaying graduation

Due to restrictions regarding large public gatherings as the state tries to reduce the spread of the COVID-19, Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC)officials have decided to postpone the college-wide graduation ceremony scheduled for May 21in Alexandria. No new date has been set at this time.

“The graduation experience is extremely important to our students, and we want to do everything we can to appropriately celebrate our CLTCC graduates,” said CLTCC Chancellor JimmySawtelle.

“Our planis that later this year conditions will improve to the point where we can have a safe, in-person graduation event where our graduates can walk across the stage and receive their diploma and the recognition theyhave worked so hard to earn.”

 

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Wed
13
May

Tullos couple approaches 70 years of wedded bliss

Tullos couple approaches 70 years of wedded bliss

Tullos residents J.C. and Rose Harter will celebrate 70 years of marriage in July that has taken them from LaSalle Parish to Guam and back again.

Rose turned 92 in February. She was born in 1928. J.C. turns 91 in June. He was born in 1929. The Harters have two sons, Carl and Tommy, and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Carl lives in Florida with his wife, Theresa, and Tommy lives next door to them.

“The women in my family tend to live to their 90s,” Rose said regarding living to her nineties. “Two of my aunts died at 90, and I have an aunt who is still living. She is 102 and lives near Oakdale. My sister was 86 when she died, but my brother and my uncle were in their 70s when they died.”

 

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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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