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Wed
02
Oct

Hey, Let’s Talk!

Hey, Let’s Talk!

Kinda Taco Mac

One of the rewards of writing a weekly column like this is hearing from readers. I heard from Charlotte Miller, Grand Cane Mover & Groover AND who is also running for Police Jury Dist. 4B, texting me about her success with my Taco Mac Casserole recipe last week. I asked if she had any interesting suggestions and additions that I could pass on to you. First of all, she makes her own Gluten-Free Taco Seasoning mix (I have permission to re-print it for you) and used a family sized box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese.

Charlotte’s Taco Seasoning: 1 cup minced dried onions 1/3 c. of chili powder 2 Tablespoons Cumin 4 T Red Pepper (the pizza type) 3 T oregano 2 Teaspoons garlic powder.

Thu
26
Sep

Did You Know?

Did You Know

It has been said, “Don’t ask a question that you don’t know the answer to”. Historical buffs who follow this article like to read history that they know but certain parts of it had slipped their mind – especially dates. Mansfield’s history is one of the writer’s favorite things to reminisce about.

Thu
26
Sep

Along the Way

Along the Way

Often, the most powerful evidence for Christ is what He has done in a person’s life — those individual experiences that can only be explained by God, and that become seared in a person’s heart and mind throughout their life.

I can recall something that happened just after I turned twelve years old that became very profound to me, even to this day.

I was in the seventh grade and a boy named Ben had given me his ID bracelet to wear. He had told me how much the bracelet meant to him, a gift from his dad, so I felt like it was extra special.

One afternoon, my grandmother picked me up from school. As I was riding in the front seat, I looked at my right wrist and realized that Ben’s bracelet was missing. I panicked and began frantically digging through my backpack which was at my feet, looking on the floorboard and between the seats.

 

Wed
18
Sep

The Business Doctor

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What the heck is a Tariff?

Tariffs are taxes imposed by a country on specifics or general goods and services imported from another country. This can also be done from Parish to Parish or State to State or City to City. Any product or service coming from anywhere into your community can have political or economic tariffs, whether used to promote growth or impose punishment.

So, lets breakdown the tariffs and its purposes:

Tariffs are used to restrict imports or promote a country to increase its prices to offset those same restrictions forcing vendors to increase the price of products and services (put a tariff on it to make the price go up if the price goes up it’s harder to sell)

 

 

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Wed
18
Sep

Did You Know?

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Probably the most successful article that I have written is the paper on Louis Moses Rose, the only deserter of the Alamo. A doctoral candidate from Rice Institute of Houston sent a small clipping to the Logansport Interstate Progress newspaper desiring information on Moses Rose who was buried in the Aaron Fergurson Cemetery six and half miles northeast of Logansport, La. Koy Pace contacted me and the search was on for the Fergurson Cemetery and Moses Rose. No one that we contacted had ever heard of either but around the turn of the century the name had changed from Fergurson to Whitten Cemetery. The article written on Moses Rose ran in the Shreveport Times, featured by Bob Griffin, and I gave a speech at St. Augustine, Texas. The Historical Group from there placed the article in the Alamo.

 

 

Wed
11
Sep

Did You Know?

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People’s likes and dislikes vary a great deal but most enjoy odd things, largest things, oldest things or something that is just plain different from the normal. This article deals with first churches in the United States. America was settled primarily by different religious groups that wanted to worship freely or not worship at all; however, our forefathers set up the government on Judo-Christian Principles. Through the years Americans have learned to respect various religions much better that almost any other country in the world.

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Wed
11
Sep

The Business Doctor

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The Main Reasons Your Kids Will Not Finish College – Part 2

Part one can be found in the September 5, 2019 edition of The Enterprise

What does this have to do with why your kids will come home and not go back to college. They will either leave on their own or be kicked out.

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Wed
04
Sep

Did You Know?

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Several versions of t h e “Neutral Grounds”, a.k.a. the “Neutral Strip” and “No Man’s Land”, have been reported. These all refer to an area stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to a short distance above Mansfield where the Sloan Road joins Hwy. #175. The following are the actual boundaries: “Beginning at the mouth of the Calcasieu River at the Gulf of Mexico northward to the Arroyo Hondo continue north to the thirtysecond parallel and westward to the Sabine River. Thence south on the Sabine River to the Gulf of Mexico”. This area includes portions of DeSoto, Sabine, Natchitoches, Vernon, Rapides, Beauregard, Allen, Calcasieu, Jefferson Davis and Cameron Parishes.

Wed
04
Sep

The Farm Wife

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Tips for the Lunch Box

Kids are back in school, and one of the most hectic morning chores is to pack a lunch. We want them to eat healthy, but we want them to love it, too. We need make-ahead ideas, and make it easy for kids to pack their own. Here are some great tips for packing a lunch. These are good tips for the adult lunchbox as well.

* Fresh Fruits and Veggies – Veggies are one of the easiest pieces to any lunch box. Scrape and cut carrots into 1/4” strips. Cut broccoli into florets. Celery can be sliced into 3” pieces. Then pack an assortment into individual sandwich bags. Each morning, grab one and toss it in the lunch box. For fruit, toss in an apple, or a bag of grapes, strawberries or a banana.

 

 

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Wed
21
Aug

Along the Way

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My heart is burdened for today’s Christian teenagers.

My fear is that, while they may experience a sense of community and love in their church environment, the large majority of them do not know what they believe and why they believe it.

Dr. Sean McDowell, a professor of Christian Apologetics at Biola University in La Mirada, California, as well as a parttime high school Bible teacher, is driven by a desire to help those in “Generation Z” to be able to provide answers and reasons for the supremacy of the Christian faith.

 

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