Everyday Life In The Outdoors

     With my muzzleloader in hand, I gently focused my attention to the rustle of leaves to the west of me. I then noticed two very young deer passing my location. One was still spotted and the other evidently had just lost its spots. As they scampered off into the palmetto thicket, I began to wonder […]

The Hospice of Baton Rouge – The First. The Only. The Most Trusted.

For 38 years, The Hospice of Baton Rouge has garnered a reputation of being the most trusted choice among families in Baton Rouge and surrounding communities for hospice and palliative Care services. The organization was formed out of the dream of Mr. Don Berlin, Dr. David Lion, and Dr. David Kahn. Mr. Berlin and Dr. […]

Super Bowl Rib-Off with Bully

What was once known as ‘The Super Bowl Rib-Off’ was held every Super Bowl Sunday. In reality a group of my nephews conjured up the idea to combine a party with a contest to settle bragging rights of who can cook the best ribs.  The event turned out to be so much fun it became […]

Lynelle Johnson Sworn In Justice of The Peace

Lynelle Johnson sworn in over 3rd Justice Court Judge Erin Lanoux swears in Lynelle Johnson, Judge Justice of the Peace over3rd Justice Court Ascension Parish. Lynelle has committed her philosophy to our citizens to be open minded, fair and honest. To treat everyone with respect no matter the situation. To be available when the public needs […]

Lionel “Penny” Duplessis

On the morning of January 17, 2022, our community lost a treasure.  Lionel “Penny” Duplessis died at the age of 87.  His grandson, Ronnie Johnson, said it best in his eulogy of his grandfather “If I only had a Penny” as he recalled the fond memories of his grandfather.  Penny is probably best known throughout […]

I Wish I Had A Penny

Paw Paw Penny was born on March 17, 1934,   St Paddy’s Day!   How fitting …and how LUCKY for us!  PawPaw’s passion was music and after decades of playing in and around Ascension Parish, you could always find him jamming with friends or cooking a jambalaya and gumbo in “Penny’s Blue Room”. PawPaw and MawMaw were […]

What Recent Tax Laws Mean for Year-End Charitable Giving

A few years ago, when the children in our family became older and gift-giving became harder to navigate, our family switched to making donations to causes that were close to our hearts in another family member’s name. Making a donation to a non-profit organization in someone’s name is a great way to spread cheer this […]

Five Must Do’s for Optimal Immune System Function

Please note this is not medical advice.  The habits and supplements suggested are simply what I’ve used and enjoy. What is immunity? First…. let us identify what the immune system is.  Well, our immune system is our God given network of processes organs and cells that ward off and protect us from disease and foreign […]

Ceremony, Service and Social

The Gonzales Garden Club (GGC) met on February 2nd at the First Baptist Church of Gonzales (FBCG) for an Arbor Day Program, business meeting and luncheon social. Due to inclement weather on the January 21, the annual outdoor event planned by Arbor Day Chairman Janis Poche was rescheduled to coincide with the meeting. The Arbor Day Ceremony […]