No, Virginia, I do not have all my Christmas shopping done; in fact, I haven’t even started, even though I promised myself I would be done by the end of November. Choosing Christmas gifts is agonizing to me.
Even though I am a member of a Southern Baptist church I have definite ecumenical inclinations; that is to say, I see merit in several denominations of the Christian religion and believe all Christians have a proper interest in the spiritual wellbeing of all other Christians.
It's traditional at Thanksgiving dinner to go around the table with each person saying what he or she is grateful for. The typical answers are "my health," "family," "food on the table," "world peace." Predictable, but nonetheless valid.
At Ingleside Plantation in Tensas Parish on Friday, July 17, 1863, a farmer penned a letter:
A long, long year of campaigning is finally done. We retained our sheriff, Toney Edwards, for four more years, and elected five new police jurors.
Police Jury president Harold Sones got an early Christmas present from the voters in Catahoula Parish. He has his entire coalition on the Police Jury now, including his brother Rodney Sones, good friend Jeryl Evans and Evans’ nephew, Brady Nelson.
King ASA was another man who also left a legacy. In his life we see a man who impacted the generations that followed him.
Today I feature one of Jonesville’s own Kaley Hughes. Raised here in Catahoula parish she has deep ties to our community. Now making her struggles transparent, she has been an asset in her Advocacy for Millie Mattered.
In the late 1700s and early 1800s, panther attacks were reported in Natchez and in the hills from Sicily Island to Columbia. The attacks were likely the result of human settlement in panther habitant.
Couldn’t type last week, and I’m a bit slow this week, thanks to bursitis or some aggravation that causes great pain in the shoulder. Even in pain, I cannot help but comment on the Police Jury meeting two weeks ago.