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Wed
08
Apr

Clear As Day

It was a chamber of commerceweather weekend.All throughout Louisiana, thesunshine, nice temperatures and clearskies replaced the rain that had saturatedmost of the state over the last fewweeks. It was a great weekend to getoutdoors, work in the yard, eat your firstcrawfish of the spring or play a littleball. My wife and I kept the kids outsideall weekend, soaking it in. We evenvisited downtown Baton Rouge to walkaround the riverfront and hang out onthe State Capitol grounds.

 

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Wed
08
Apr

DIGGIN’ IN DESOTO

By John Blanchard

 

How the world has changed for our generation, not only for teens, butalso for medicine and electronics, which now govern our lives. Our teensfor us World War Veterans were rather simple and pointed to better days,hopeful for the future which was dark for so long and along came the warwhich took so many of those born and served in one branch of service.Families sent sons (and some daughters) to foreign soils to protect ourland and way of life and some did not return.

 

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Wed
01
Apr

GUEST EDITORIAL

Those that stay one step ahead of the game are best able to avoid falling two steps behind the competition. Currently, the New Orleans Saints are trying to exemplify this principle, restructuring their roster and locker room chemistry to evolve in order to stay relevant in the NFL.
 
Wed
25
Mar

GUEST EDITORIAL

There are two states of Louisiana right now. One Louisiana is the private sector economy. This state is on the verge of sustainable growth not seen in generations. As I travel the state to visit with LABI’s business members, most of them are optimistic that Louisiana is growing in the right direction and that the future is bright.

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Wed
18
Mar

It's Not You...It's Us

By Stephen Waguespack

Relationships can be easy to start but difficult to end. The trepidation that comes with breaking a heart or hurting a friend can incentivize a person to stay in a relationship that is clearly not working. In the younger years, these moments deliver some strong life lessons as we move from adolescence to adulthood.

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Thu
12
Mar

From the Word

“And he looked round about on them which sat about him and said, “Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother”. (Mark 3:33-35) How good it is to be included in the family of Jesus, to have Him as our brother. I think that is the reason we call the men and women in our churches “Brother or Sister” because in Christ they are our brothers and sisters.

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Wed
04
Mar

Grinding of Teeth

by Stephen Waguespack

Relationships can be easy to start but difficult to end. The trepidation that comes with breaking a heart or hurting a friend can incentivize a person to stay in a relationship that is clearly not working. In the younger years, these moments deliver some strong life lessons as we move from adolescence to adulthood. In the later part of our lives, the ending of a relationship can more likely come in the form of losing a family member or dear friend to sickness, a painful life lesson we all will experience at some point.

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Wed
25
Feb

Grinding of Teeth

By Stephen Waguespack
 
Can you hear it? Do you hear that gnashing and grinding noise? You may have to be very quiet and cup your hand around your ear, but if you concentrate for just a moment, I bet you can hear it off in the distance. Take a moment and try it. Quiet your breathing and listen very closely...do you hear it? If it sounds like the grinding of teeth, well, that’s because it is. The “teeth grinders” are out in full force these days, gnashing and wailing away about the terrible condition of our beloved Louisiana.
 

 

Wed
18
Feb

DIGGIN’ IN DESOTO

By John Blanchard
 
Most of us have been scared out of our wits at one time or another and frightened enough to lose our line of sight or go completely blank in thought at a nana second, almost a body and brain loss. That is a deluxe scare in our books and looks.
 
Wed
18
Feb

Small Business Has Big Community Role

By Stephen Waguespack
 
Small businesses make a big impact at home. There are more than 424,000 small businesses in Louisiana, employing more than 892,000 people. In fact, small businesses make up more than 97 percent of Louisiana’s employers, providing jobs to more than half of the state’s private workforce in 2012.
 

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