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APRIL 2013, VOL. 11 ISSUE 2

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ST. ELIZABETH GOLF ...........4 ASCENSION HOUSEWISE .....10 SWEET EYES W/ TANYA.... ....12

Jimmy Dunkley
ASK YOUR REALTOR ............. 18 FRANKS RESTAURANT....................22 JAMMIN WITH GOOSIE........ 25 BILL DELAUNE........................26 THOUGHTS FROM BULLY ....29 ROLAND SPEAKS W/ KANE .. 34

Contributing Writers Bill Delaune Marilyn Bowman Linda Melancon Calvin Bessonett

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St. Elizabeth Hospital hosted its 12th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, March 18, 2013. The tournament, held at The Lakes course at Pelican Point in Gonzales, had 127 golfers representing 32 teams. Proceeds from the tournament benefitted the St. Elizabeth Hospital Endowment Fund. Majestic Medical Solutions

Hosted 12th Annual Golf Classic

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served as the Cart sponsor for the event, and the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System contributed as a Gold Sponsor. Baton Rouge Radiology Group, EATEL, the Pathology Group of Louisiana, St. Francis Medical Center, and Whitney Bank sponsored at the Corporate level, and Breazeale, Sachse and Wilson, Doyle Electric, Himmels

Architectural Doors and Hardware, Lake Urgent Care, St. Elizabeth Physicians and Vaughan Roofing each contributed their support

as Hole Sponsors. We are incredibly grateful to our sponsors, many of whom

have supported this tournament for a number of years. Through their on-going sponsorship of this tournament, the hospital is able to execute capital improvements that would not otherwise be possible, said Marketing Director and tournament coordinator, Jon Hirsch. Hirsch also noted that the tournament was successfully executed from start to finish. The weather was

with a score 57. With a score of 59, 2nd place went to Southern Credit Recovery, represented by Tad Spears, Gary Litchfield, Mike Maggiore, and Perry Laborde. And 3rd place, with a score of 60, went to Sherwin Williams, represented by Howard Mullins, Curtis Barrileaux, Blaine McCrae and Terry Ledet. The Closest to the Pin contest

perfect, we teed off on time, and by all accounts the tournament exceeded the expectations of our golfers, sponsors and volunteers, he said.

The team of Dr. Chris Trevino and Dr. Jaime Broussard, that also included Kreg Richard and Dave Miller, won 1st Place,

was won by Glen Sanders of the Kentwood Springs team, and the Longest Drive contest was won by Kevin Guidry, playing for the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System. The event culminated with a grand prize drawing for a Titleist 913D2 Driver, valued at $400. Mike Higgins of C&M Medical Services proudly claimed the prize amidst reluctant applause and gasps of disappointment that others did not hear their name announced.

Sincere thanks go out to the many volunteers who assisted with the months long planning and execution. In addition to a multitude of hospital team members, several members of the Womens Advisory Council of St. Elizabeth Hospital, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System Materials Management team members, St. Elizabeth Physicians team members, and Dee and Randall LeJeune all gave of their time and effort to ensure the tournaments success.

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consideration to the plants you chose to surround your space? Just think of the delicious scents you could add to your outdoor space with the right plantings! And, dont forget the furniture! Outdoor furniture comes in a wide array of finishes, colors, shapes and sizes. Make sure your outdoor colors coordinate well with your indoor space for a harmonious look. Adding cushions to existing chairs is an easy way to tie the two spaces

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Here are a few things to take into consideration before creating the outdoor space of your dreams! It all starts with a plan! Its generally a good idea to begin this process by first taking into consideration all the possible events your family will plan for when they use your new outdoor haven. Large gatherings and family events will call for one type of plan. And conversely an outdoor space designed for two to relax and unwind, will dictate a totally different set of priorities.

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insulin low, which means you burn more fat!) has high levels of omega 3 fatty acids, and is loaded with vitamins and minerals. They boast selenium, manganese, copper, phosphorus and vitamin B12, providing over 20 percent of the daily recommended intake of all of these nutrients. Crawfish also contain calcium, iron, magnesium, folate, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin C, niacin, potassium, riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin E, and vitamin A.5 Wow! Thats what I call a wonderbug! So go ahead and enjoy your bugs guilt free, and if you want to reduce the bloat, dont suck the heads cher!

Crazy for Crawfish!


I enjoy crawfish anyway I can get em. I like crawfish stew, boiled crawfish, crawfish salad, you name it, if its crawfish, I like it! With all the myths surrounding mudbugs, I thought Id explore the nutritional pros and cons of our beloved Louisiana crawfish. Growing up I have fond memories of boiling crawfish in the spring with my family, but it never seemed to fail that the next morning, my rings would be tight and my eyes were puffy. Crawfish themselves are

not high in sodium, but when you boil bugs with lots of seasoning and salt, the sodium can certainly increase fluid retention, especially in your hands, feet and face. Hate it when you feel puffy? Here are a few things you can keep in mind thatll beat the bloat! Dont suck the heads For me, this is easier said than done, but keep in mind this is where most of the juice which is loaded with salt and sodium are. I know its tempting, but if youre prone to bloating, minimize the heads you suck! Drink lots of water This seems counterintuiative but it

works. You can reduce fluid retention by drinking water with your crawfish. The extra water will help make the fluids in your blood less concentrated. This can stimulate your body to release more water and the sodium along with it.1 Exercise If you engage in cardio exercise your body will release extra toxins and fluid through perspiration. Find relief by exercising for a minimum of fifteen minutes.2 Eat potassium rich foods Potassium is an important mineral that helps to balance your bodys sodium and fluid levels.3 You can incorporate sodium by eating foods like bananas, melon, tomatoes, and potatoes. You may even consider drinking a high electrolyte, low sugar exercise drink like Powerade Zero. Now a little about bug benefits! According the American Heart Association, three ounces of crawfish contain about 116 milligrams of cholesterol, which is only about a third of the daily recommended intake.4 Also, crawfish meat is high in protein, (Protein is my favorite food group! It keeps your

Its Not About the Bunny


Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. (NIV) John 11:25-26. Christians around the world just celebrated Easter, a celebration of life through the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Most Christians celebrate the birth of our Savior at Christmas, but some underestimate the importance of celebrating the resurrection. Only through the resurrection do Christians have victory; thats when Jesus defeated death, hell and sin all in three days. Baskets and candy are just fine for children, but the real treasure lies in Jesus his birth, death and resurrection. So, next time youre with your family dying Easter eggs, celebrate the real meaning of

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Easter. Consider this Scripture When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus' body. Very early on the first day of

the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, "Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?" But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. "Don't be alarmed," he said. "You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead

of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.' " (NIV) Mark 16:1-7.

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Enjoy your spring Ascension. Remember this is a season for renewal and growth! Appreciate the newness of life that surrounds you.

If you have questions for Tanya, please email her at sweeteyesascensionmag@yahoo. com

References 1-3 www.livestrong.com 4,5 - Nutritionist Debunks Crawfish Myths, article, www.lsuagcenter.com

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medical treatment, there is a law creating an order of priority for those allowed to make those decisions for you. The first person authorized by law is the person a court has appointed to be your curator (guardian). If a court has not appointed anyone to act for you, your spouse may consent to your medical treatment if you are married. If you are not married or if your spouse is unavailable, the law allows the following categories of persons to consent to your medical treatment: 1) your adult children; 2) your parents; 3) your siblings; 4) other relatives. If there is more than one person in a category, a majority vote of the people in the category must agree. This could cause problems if your loved ones cannot agree on what treatment is in your best interest. Additionally, the person you want to make your decisions may not be in the first category. Under Louisiana law, there are documents you can execute to avoid these problems. One of these documents is a healthcare power of attorney. This document allows you to designate an individual to make healthcare decisions if you cannot. In Louisiana, your healthcare power of attorney can be combined with your financial power of attorney as long as the document expressly

gives your agent the right to make healthcare decisions. A better practice is to use separate documents. This is so your healthcare providers wont have to search through pages of financial instructions to discover who has the authority to make healthcare decisions. Also, you may want to choose different people for those roles. Regardless of whether you name your healthcare agent in one or two documents, you should always name a back-up, or successor, healthcare agent in the event the first person is unable or unwilling to serve when the need arises. Louisiana law also authorizes a living will to instruct your healthcare providers regarding the withholding or withdrawal of life-sustaining procedures when you have a terminal or irreversible condition. This document ensures your fundamental right to control your medical care is respected even if you are not able to participate in the decision-making process. Recently, Louisiana has also adopted LaPost. LaPost allows you and your doctor to document the types of treatment you want if your doctor believes you have less than 6 months to live. A HIPAA authorization is another important healthcare document. It authorizes those that you want to access your protected medical records to do so. Without this

document, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) prohibits healthcare providers from disclosing medical information to anyone other than the patient or the person appointed under state law to make healthcare decisions for the patient. Your loved ones may have difficulty getting crucial information from a healthcare provider if you do not grant them access to your records with a HIPAA authorization. As you can see, it is very important to have the proper healthcare documents in place to communicate your wishes to your loved ones and your healthcare providers. National Healthcare Decisions Day is a great reminder of the importance of these documents and a great opportunity for you to make sure you have the documents in place that you might need in a crisis. To ensure you are protected in this regard, you should work with experienced estate planning professionals so that all aspects of your incapacity plan have been considered and your documents comply with Louisiana law when they are needed.
Ms. Melancon has engaged in the practice of law in Louisiana for the past 14 years. The primary focus of her practice is estate planning, special needs planning, elder law and probate. She is also accredited by the VA to give advice regarding veterans benefits. For more information, please contact her at 744-0027 or visit her website at www.LegacyCenterLa.com or her facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/PrairievilleLA/Legacy-Center-ofLouisiana/267942070212.

The sixth annual National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) is Tuesday, April 16, 2013. The purpose of this day is to educate the public and healthcare providers about the importance of advance care planning. NHDD encourages patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and encourages providers and facilities to respect those wishes. To that end, this article discusses healthcare decision making in Louisiana. In Louisiana, if you have not executed healthcare documents and you are unable to consent to

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More than fifteen percent of American adults suffer from chronic facial pain. Some common symptoms include pain in or around the ear, tenderness of the jaw, clicking or popping noises when opening the mouth, or even headaches and neck aches. Two joints and several jaw muscles make it possible to open and close the mouth. They work together when you chew, speak, and swallow. These structures include muscles and ligaments, as well as the jaw bone, the mandible (lower jaw) with two joints, the TMJs (temporomandibular joint). The TM joint is one of the most complex joints in the body. Located on each side of the head, these joints work together and can make many different movements, including a combination of rotating and translocational (gliding) action, used when chewing and speaking. Several muscles help open and close the mouth. They control the lower jaw (mandible) as it moves forward, backward,

and side-to-side. Both TM joints are involved in these movements. Each TM joint has a disc between the ball and socket (see diagram). The disc cushions the load while enabling the jaw to open widely and perform rotating and translocational movements. Any problem that prevents this complex system of muscles, ligaments, discs and bones from working together properly may result in a painful TMJ disorder. Diagnosis & Treatment A dentist can help identify the source of the pain with a thorough exam and appropriate xrays. Often, it's a sinus, toothache or an early stage of periodontal disease. But for some pain, the cause is not so easily diagnosed. The pain could be related to the facial muscles, the jaw or temporomandibular joint, located in the front of the ear. Treatments for this pain may include stress reducing exercises, muscle relaxants, or wearing a mouth protector to prevent teeth grinding. They've been successful for many and your dentist can recommend which is best for you. Several conditions may be related to TMD, but they can be quite varied, and they are often difficult to pinpoint. TM disorders can result when the jaw muscles or jaw joints are affected. The joint, ligaments, and muscles used for chewing and grinding food may all be involved. In some cases, it is not possible to clearly determine the causes. In some complex cases, where more than one doctor is involved, it may be difficult to get a consensus on treatment. Some TM problems result from arthritis, dislocation, and injury. All of these conditions can cause pain and dysfunction. Muscles that move the joints are also subject to injury and disease. Injuries to the jaw, head or neck, and diseases such as arthritis, might result in some TM problems. Other factors that relate to the way the teeth fit together the bitemay cause some types of TMD. Stress is thought to be a factor. TMD

affects women of childbearing age more than men, or older men and women. There are several ways the TMJ disorders may be treated. Your dentist will recommend what type of treatment is needed for your particular problem or recommend that you be referred to a specialist. Treatment may involve a series of steps. The step-by-step plan is in your best interest because only minor, relatively non-invasive treatment may be needed. Diagnosis is an important step before treatment. Part of your clinical examination includes checking the joints and muscles for tenderness, clicking, popping or difficulty moving. Your complete medical history may be reviewed, so it is important to keep your dental office record up-to-date. Your dentist may take x-rays and may make a cast of your teeth to see how your bite fits together. Your dentist may also request specialized x-rays for the TM joints.

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If I had been born ten years earlier, I would probably have been one of the "flower kids of the sixties". I would have enjoyed their free living lifestyle, and their music culture was great then and still is a classic today. Because of my upbringing I probably would not have supported anti-war demonstrations and things of that nature. But you might have seen me with a carnation in my hat while duck hunting in the Maurepas Swamp or fishing in some local river system. Who knows. One thing I do know is a peculiar pattern of the azalea bushes in my yard this past fall. Immediately following Hurricane Issac, I noticed one of my azalea bushes blooming. It was late August and that was very strange to me. I thought that maybe the hurricane had something to do with that and maybe it did. I don't know. On one cold morning in December I was backing out of my driveway before daylight heading out for a deer hunt and I noticed another one of the azalea bushes beginning to bloom. I actually stopped the truck and made sure I was seeing what I thought I was seeing. The azalea was indeed blooming in December. As I was writing this article, it is early March and all of my azaleas are blooming again. I know we've had a warm winter, but warm winters are not that uncommon for us in Louisiana. I've never seen azaleas behave like this in my life. Usually when the azaleas in my yard come into full bloom, (normally early April) the turkey hunting in the area that I hunt in (St. Helena) is in full swing. It's now the first week in March and all of the azaleas are in full bloom. By the end of March they will be gone for this season. I can't tell you how many pictures I have of me holding long bearded gobblers in my yard with these bushes in full bloom in the background. If things keep going in the direction they are headed now, I may soon be posing for a picture with a whitetail or a limit of ducks with the azaleas in the background. I sure hope that the days of me holding spring gobblers with the azalea bloom background in early April is not a thing of the past, as is the "flower child hippies" of the sixties. It would be sad to say "Where have all the flowers gone? Gone, gone forever".......
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by Bill Delaune

Springtime is a wonderful time for rebirth and for mortals young and old to contemplate the great mysteries of life. Things like-why is a ball that hits the foul pole called fair? And if there really is a law of averages, why havent the Cubs won the National League pennant since the year we dropped the bomb on Japan. Anyway, most of the mysteries that had the third grade crowd at the White Road bus stop concerned recently were the questions on the states LEAP test. I assured the young scholars that there was no need to stress because Governor Jindal and his education czar Mr. White will soon run off all the public school teachers and everyone will have endless summers of ignorance and bliss. Then the only folks left to be tested will be those wishing to run for public office-which I always thought was a good idea anyway-and the people to administer the tests and break the bad news to the applicants should be former teachers. Im so sorry, Mr. Smith, but you failed the common sense and basic ethics sections of the test and therefore you are not qualified to run for __________(Fill in the blank.) In fact, maybe all adults need to take a LEAP test to act as role models and show the kids how its done. The tests could be seasonal and issued on a monthly bases so that a knowledge of current events and cultural literacy would be an integral part of the exam. For example, the April edition would include questions about the Masters and the Final Four as well as a financial section where the testee would have to use Boolean algebra and quantum physics to try and decipher Jindals baffling tax

blind date c) Phil Spectors next blind date. 5. The fastest filly to ever win driving was a) Genuine Risk in 1980 b) Winning Colors in 1988 c) Regret in 1915 d)Lindsay Lohan in 2012. 6. The favorite in this years Derby is Verranzzo, an undefeated colt. His name is taken from a) a Florentine navigator and explorer b) a new veal dish at the Little Village c) an Italian interjection which loosely translated means, Whatta ya mean, da Popes retired! Popes can no retire! Answers1. d 2. a 3. a 4. a 5. a 6. a

1. The city of Louisville has had more pronunciation problems than our own New Orleans. One suggestion from a long-time resident is to put a handful of marbles in your mouth and just say, Louisville. But Kentucky natives will assure you that the capital of their state is pronounced Frankfort. 2. Poor Stephen Foster. Once known as the father of American music and author of Oh! Susanna, Camptown Races and Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair, Foster has seen the politically correct police remove such classics as Old Folks at Home (Way down upon Suh-wahnee River) from state song status in Florida. Dont worry about My Old Kentucky Home though. When the horses come onto the track for the Derby, 150,000 people-whether in designer dresses on Millionaires Row or in Daisy Dukes and halter tops in the infield-all stop whatever games they are playing and join in, Oh, the sun shines bright on My Old Kentucky Home The second line has been altered from the original version to, Tis summer, the people are gay but the melody justifiably remains an American classic. By the way, Id like to request Fosters Massa in Da Cold, Cold Ground to be

plan. Dont worry. As a public service to you, our loyal readers, we here at Ascension Magazine will offer trial tests and examples of questions to help you pass and be the educational apple of your kids eyes-even if youre rotten to the core. So, lets see-what famous event occurs in May that we could use as a model for history, geography and odds and probability questions? Why the Kentucky Derby, of course! So get out your number 2 pencils, boys and girls. And turn off those cell phones-no Googling allowed. Now, answer these multiple choice items about the most exciting two minutes in sports-the Run for the Roses. And remember-if and when you start to guess, first impressions always best Open your racing forms-I

mean, test booklets-and begin 1. The Kentucky Derby is held each year on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville. How do the natives pronounce the capital of Kentucky? a) Louie-ville b) Lewis-ville c) Lu-uh-vul d) None of the above. 2. The official song of the Kentucky Derby is a)My Old Kentucky Home by Stephen Foster b)The Race Is On by George Jones c)Born to Lose by Black Cat Bill and the Broken Mirrors. 3. The official drink of the Derby is a) the Mint Julep b) Jim Beam and Arsenic c) Sloe Gin and orange juice-called at the track a Sloe Screw. 4. The line Its the chance in a lifetime in a lifetime of chance comes from a) Dan Fogelburgs song Run for the Roses b) Charlie Sheens next

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sung at my funeral. 3. There have always been mixed review on the mixed drink called the Mint Julep-ranging from a waste of good whiskey (my late Uncle Harry) to they kinda grow on you after four or five (my live Uncle Jim at the 1998 Derby). I have considered the other choices during my erratic Derby history-contemplating adding arsenic to my Jim Beam in 1987 when my aptly-named pick Demons Begone broke down a quarter of a mile into the race and was vanned off in an ambulance. And downing an appropriate shot of Sloe Gin when my slow namesake Dollar Bill finished 15th out of 16 entries in 2001. However, the beers were on me last year when my drinkingphilosophy named steed Ill Have Another came pouring in at 15-1. 4. My Skynard buddies call Fogleburg a whimp rocker. Maybe so, but that chance in a lifetime in a lifetime of chance is my favorite line in his haunting tribute to the Kentucky Derby. Of course, if I were a woman and Sheen or especially Spector showed up at my front door, Id think something was haunting me also. 5. The old racing adageFillies dont beat colts-was proven wrong three times in Derby history. The very genuine Genuine Risk ran the fastest time of the three in 1980 although Ms. Lohans 120 miles per hour down Rodeo Drive may be a record that will never be broken. 6. Nothing personal to Giovanni but Im ignoring another old rule of the track-Dont bet against a horse thats never been beaten and throwing out the favorite this year. The lightly-raced 3-year old did not run as a 2-year old and no horse has even won the Derby without racing at two. Who will win? Check out our research and essay question to complete your test. For the final portion of your adult LEAP exam, you are to interview at least one expert for research purposes and choose four horses to box in a Derby Day trifecta and estimate the return for you $24 wager. All right, Ill walk you through this section. First of all, with Sports Ninja still on tour with his Beatles reunion, I had to throw my bait in another direction for advice. I decided to

turn to an old golfing buddy Richard Red Rick Harris for a variety of reasons-some of which make perfectly good sense. For openers, he is the namesake of the actor Richard Harris who starred in the movie A Man Called Horse. Secondly, he sets individual ring tones for incoming calls and mine is Faster Horses which is quoted at the top of this rambling diatribe. See how easy this is. Now lets hear what Rick has to say Well, the cowboy in the song was belittling the poet for his peace and love philosophy and for ignoring the things that matter most. At one point the cowboy says that peace and rain are just a way to say prosperity and buffalo chips is all that means to me. So apparently, this old cowhand would think that horses with war references in their name would run faster than hippie-type horses. If that is indeed the case, my four picks for the Derby are Revolutionary, Java War, Lines of Battle and Normandy Invasion-although I would prefer the latter if he were running on June 6 instead of May 4. If three of those four could fight their way to a 1, 2, 3 finish, the trifecta would pay well over a thousand dollars. And if by some chance all four came in in the superfecta-well, can you say Tahiti? Thank you very much, Mr. Harris. You pass with flying colors. Is there any other detail youd like to add? I have seen Spielbergs War Horse three times. So there you have it-a chance to show off your astute mind and make some money doing it. And dont forget there may be questions about other May events, so remember your mother and those who have died for this country. But before we go a bonus question from the medical field Which week during the year do most men get vasectomies? The answer-during the week of the Masters Golf Tournament. Patients say it gives them the perfect excuse to sit on a pack of frozen peas for four days while watching golf, drinking beer and taking pain pills and no one can tell them to do different. Doctors orders, dear. 27

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Gee Jo, from the Ed Sullivan Show. No offense. In college Gary Williams would shout across a crowd, Let it rip Potato Chip. Id holler back, Bring it on Pecan. I loved it. Hell I have cousins with unique nick names. Family members from Fordoche are Tootie and Bugs. My son is Leebo. These are all names of endearment. One nick name was a little cruel. I was called Stumpy because I had shorts legs as a kid and still do. Dont call me Stumpy like you dont call Coach Webb, Snap. I may be taking this a little too far. I am sure there are other influences in the world that put me on edge about the future of America and Mankind. But, Dont call me Honey, Honey! There was one day, while I was delivering magazines. I was in St. Amant, I had the urge to go to the drive thru at Leaders Fried Chicken. As she slid the window open I heard the sweetest comment about me. She shouted to the staff, The Gizzard Mans Here. The Gizzard Man? How sweet is that. That girl got me going. Gizzard Man. Is that sexy or what? She was flirting and it was working. That got me hot. However she had a wedding ring and I guess Ill just have to wait for another woman that sees me for who I am. Gizzard Man.

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Dont Call Me Honey, Honey?


earlier days in life when being I have a burr in my sock and need to get something off my chest. I come from a simple world and a different time when words had meanings and emotions are felt. I guess Im getting old and things are irritating me more and more these days. It started about four years ago. One day I was purchasing a six pack and the female cashier bagged the cans and then said, Have a nice day, Sweetie. Sweetie? Who the hell is she to call me Sweetie? That once was an acknowledgement of affection. I didnt even know her. In addition, she was about 30 years younger than me. And she wasnt even in my wheel house. I knew she had never skinned a catfish or cared about weeding the garden. As time went on it started happening more and more. I was called Honey, Honey Bun, Sweetness, Baby and one girl called me Sweet Cheeks. One day after a waitress called me baby I thought about addressed that way meant something. I believe it was my 5th grade birthday party when after the cake and ice cream was served me and my guest, boys and girls, lined up to play Pennie Go Walking. This was a game when boys and girls would get to walk together and hold hands around the house. Boys would line up on one side and girls on the other. Guys and girls would take turns walking through the line, with a pennie between their hands and slid them through the hands from person to person. The key was to drop the penny in the hands of someone you were interested in. I remember a girl from school came to my party, Norman Jean Courtney. As she walked down the row of boys she slid her hands from boy to boy. Then she slid her hands through mine and deposited the penny. My heart lept with joy. I was going to hold a girls hand. It seems these days the

romantic ever sense. Back to the burr in my sock. As time moved on the Baby and Boo Bos happened more and more. Strangers would call me sweet names and I dont even know these people. I been called Honey, Sugar Pie but not Sugar Pie Honey Bunch at the register. I was called Sexy, Sweetheart and Boy Friend in a span of an hour. Who are these people? Are they so removed from a real relationship that they free style their love with every guy that comes through the door. Dont get me wrong I have friends in life that call me these Honey and Baby sweet nothings but I know them and am glad to flirt. Let me take another position. What would happen if I worked in a service position and after giving a woman here cheese burger, I said, Thanks Sweet Cheeks! All hell would break loose. Id be labeled and profiled as a chauvinist, bigot or racist. Its a double standard war and Im on the losing side. Im not a prude and like to keep up with the times but enough is enough. Ive had many nick names and have loved most of them. At the camp Im known as Pig Man. No offense taken. Its a badge of honor. Julie Adams and Helen Linko called me, Topo 29

THE ANNUAL BEE CHASE


S u b m i t t e d b y J i m m y D u n k l e y, L o u i s i a n a B e e k e e p e r s A s s o c i a t i o n I always like to write a little story about swarm season and the annual bee chase. Each swarm season, roughly March through mid-June, adds to my already bountiful bag of beekeeping lore. After all, a bee chase is no ordinary chase. Im a bee hunter and my trophy is a large cluster of free bees, just off the ground, at eye level, in a small shrub or tree. For most bee hunters this concept is pure fantasy. Swarms are almost always too high to reach, located in a difficult spot, like an electrical box or gas meter, or perhaps sprayed with a pesticide by an excited homeowner. In most cases the bees up and leave as fast as they gathered, staying just long enough to alarm a homeowner who fears for the safety of their children and their pets. My career as an agriculture inspector, supervisor, and, finally, a program coordinator involved the annual inspection of honey bees and issuance of health certificates to facilitate movement of honey bee colonies from one state to another. Most people would think this is pretty exciting work but it is largely routine and not much out of the ordinary happens from year to year. However, the thought of collecting a swarm of bees in a homeowners yard provided an excuse to get out of the office for an hour or two, in order to retrieve several thousand bees clustered on a limb or piece of playground equipment. You always leave the homeowner happy and you have acquired a free gift to add to your ever expanding bee yard or yards. Since I retired a few years ago my ex-secretary has become my swarm call coordinator, always having all the information I need to help the public and help me. I must admit that I trained her so well that she now provides me with information that I dont ever remember asking her to obtain. Of course, that notion could well be because of my ever advancing age. I usually ask for gas money to drive all over the parish in pursuit of bees. Most folks dont mind and it sure helps to motivate me to respond to a homeowners call for assistance. I would hate to think that someone needing help thinks I like driving all over the parish on Two perfect collections, five feet off the ground and within only a few miles of my house. On March 11th, a very rainy day, my former secretary called me to collect a swarm. I was reluctant to get involved but she insisted that it was in a shrub about 5 feet off the about 5 feet off the ground. I cut the small limbs around the cluster and the bees hardly moved. On my final cut I was able to hold the entire swarm and lower them into my bee box. I lost only a few dozen bees and had a very fine collection to add to my apiary or bee yard. my dime looking for something to do. Sometimes upon arrival Im met and told that the bees just left a few minutes ago. Heck, one of my bee hunter brothers told me ground and it was bigger than a basketball. Reluctantly I called the man. He was at work and had not seen the bees for a couple of hours but he insisted they had been On March 14th she called again with the same story but this time it was sunny and freezing cold. The swarm was also smaller and about 10 miles from the house, so I asked the homeowner if they would mind paying me $10.00 to cover my gas. They agreed and off I went again. I got to the house and the homeowner pointed out a 3 pound swarm of bees in a small shrub about 4 feet off the ground. The limbs were a bit larger so I decided to brush the cluster of bees into my bee box. Oddly enough, it was so cold that the bees did not want to break cluster and in two or three passes with my bee brush I had almost all of the bees in my box. I collected my money and off I went. I must say it was another great bee chase and another successful bee collection! Bee hunting can be a lot of fun but you can do a lot of running around and the bees wont usually be so easy to collect. They are either too high to reach or gone all together. In these two cases it was Easy, Peasy and added two more colonies to my apiary. Three weeks later and two quarts of sugar syrup each and both colonies are doing well. Footnote: A honey bee swarm results from overcrowding of a nesting site. The old queen or a virgin will leave with thousands of workers to search for a new home and they often gather in a cluster at a temporary site until a permanent location is found. Honey bee swarms are usually docile and the bees are not likely to sting unless disturbed. If collected before they relocate into a structure they can easily be removed at very little homeowner expense. Ascension Parish Beekeepers Association: If you are interested in learning more about honey bees and beekeeping you are invited to attend the monthly meetings of the Ascension Parish Beekeepers Association. Meetings are held at 6:00 PM every second Tuesday of each month at the Gonzales Public Library located at 708 South Irma Blvd., Gonzales, LA 70737. Please contact Michael Bourgeois at 225647-7117 (H) or 225-323-3963 (C) for additional information. Join us and please, Help Save the Honey Bee!

he had his bee box under the bees and they suddenly took flight. A waste of time and gas was his reward. A few weeks ago it happened, not once but twice within three days.

there for several days. I really was not interested in getting wet for nothing but it was only about 5 miles from my house, so I loaded up my gear and headed off in the rain. I got to the house and there they were; 5 to 6 pounds of bees

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A-Glazing Grace How Sweet the Sound


A sit down with Kane Glaze
I know you all have been waiting to find out who our newest spotlight artist is. The wait is over; it is none other than our very own Kane Glaze. Kanes parents John Glaze, Jr. and Maxine Marchand were music folks helped move his career along. He could find the sound he was looking for on the guitar and convert it to the piano. Not letting any grass grow under his feet Kane included the drums. Truthfully, at first, it was a

Glaze boys to play. (The K.C. Hall is gone but Andys Grocery, run by Mr. Jamess son Jesse, is the location of the old hall). Kane made his first $10 in the music business. Now that their feet were wet, so to speak, the boys put in hours practicing and getting better all the time. The band Koo got a big break playing a teen dance at the Governors mansion and a subsequent gig at the Jambalaya Festival on the Saturday night. After playing the Jambalaya Festival, Kane says he couldnt believe there were that many people in Gonzales. At that time they were playing popular music of the era, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grand Funk Railroad, etc. I remember those guys. Koo even had a 45 record, produced by their dad John Glaze, Jr. The songs on the record were Movin On and Why. Well have to ask Kane to sing these for us sometime. After graduation from high school Kane left for Florida to attend Liberty Bible College in Pensacola. While in Florida he met, fell in love and married a girl from there and began his apprenticeship to become an electrician (still his trade he works for Ocshner). While in Florida Kane played music in church. Believing that his marriage was for life, Kane was devastated when after only six years things didnt work out and they divorced. In 1982, after a visit home to see family, Kane got a call from an old friend, Randy Hart of Hart Electric (Ascension Electric Supply),

offering him a job at home. Looking to make a new start Kane wasted no time in accepting the position. At the age of 26, after coming home from Florida with music still in his blood, and barely winning a talent night at Buddy Roys Club (the winner got drunk and Kane won by default. True story, cant make this up folks, Kane would like to shake that

guys hand if he only knew who he was). After that, Kane became the keyboard player for the Robert Duplessis Band. He later teamed up with Alan and Joey Ray, Heidi Tracey and Tim Waguespack to form a band called Squeeze. In 1987 Van Broussard offered the keyboard position in the Bayou Boogie Band to Kane, he accepted and stayed with Van for three years. When Van found out Kane could sing as well as play keyboard he started letting him fill in at gigs. Fans, being

THE COOZAN BAND


Ricky Braud, Alan Ray, Paul Landry, Kevin Templet, Joey Ray and Kane from the start. John played sax almost his entire life (he even played on one of Kanes albums) and Maxine played piano. The Glaze siblings in order are: Zane, Kane, Lane, Ongel, Johnny III and Chetta. Kane tells me that at the ripe age of 12 he was looking for something to do with his life. After some searching and talking with the Almighty he decided to give music a shot. Older brother Zane had a guitar that he would allow Kane to play along with an instruction book-Melbays Beginners Guitar You Can Play Guitar. Taking that title to heart Kane did indeed learn to play the guitar. Kanes mom had a piano that also couple of metal trash cans and some old pots and pans. He finally managed to get a full set of drums but it took a few years for it to become a reality. In large families you had to think long and hard about what you wanted for Christmas since you only had one shot at getting it. (Kids today wouldnt understand this concept!) At first it was a snare and cymbal, the rest would take some time. Once he had a full set of drums the band Koo was born. On guitar was Zane, Lane on bass and Kane on drums and vocals. After much practice Koo got their first paying gig. The K.C. Hall that used to be on Highway 621 was having a dance and Mr. Andy James hired the

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what they are, liked Kane well enough but they came to see and hear Van. Recognizing his talent Van advised and encouraged Kane to go with another band where he could sing more. So in 1990 he was approached by Coozan (Joey Ray, Alan Ray, Kevin Templet, Ricky Braud and Paul Landry) and he shared a book of songs he had written. Together they formed Kane Glaze and the Coozan Band, turned out to be a good combination. Kane Glaze and Coozan was one of the hottest bands around in the 90s and early 2000s. The combination of Kane and Joeys vocals was a pleasure to witness and dance to. I actively followed the band during the 90s since I so enjoyed the diversity of sounds they produced. The bands first album was a 10 song cassette tape named Winners Never Quit. Roy Shaw at the Music Center distributed the cassette for the band. I first met Kane and Joey at the 1St Annual South Louisiana Music Awards held at Sedgies Lounge. I was pretty new in radio but had been playing Kanes Christmas Song on my show since it was on the flip side of a Van Broussard forty five record. After hearing the first cassette I wanted to get more of their music to play on my show. I was honored to be able to release the cassette to the public on my Sunday night show. Everything went great for the release but when I went to implement some of their stuff the following week I had a problem. There was no good way to cue a song on a cassette at the time in the studio. It was hard to fill requests for certain songs. I told Kane about my dilemma and he graciously presented me with 12 eight track carts (old time radio) to load the bands music on, making my problem a non-issue. I know he was looking after both our interests but I cant tell you how much I appreciated that gesture. After dating for four years Kane married Lizabeth Elin Greenfield in April of 1988 and had three wonderful kids, Kane Phillip, Jandi (the beautiful redhead) and Dakota. Coming home late from a gig one night Kane found the whole family in bed with Liz. Not wanting to disturb them he cleared all the toys off the bed in the kids room and planned on going to sleep. While lying there he got the inspiration for Mickey Mouse one of the most requested songs Ive ever played. To this day Mickey Mouse is one of my most heavily requested songs. The song turned a whole new generation on to Swamp Pop music, all thanks to Liz and the kids. You can get a copy on the Million Reasons Why CD by Kane and

Coozan. Their final CD was titled Couldnt Make It Without You. Kane also recorded another album called Americajun. (All of these CDs can be purchased at D&J Grocery on Black Bayou Road in Gonzales.) I know I still get a little nervous when I have to get up in front of a large number of people, so I asked Kane if that was ever a problem for him. He said he always gets butterflies but one time he REALLY got nervous (enough to take Pepto) . It was when they opened for Billy Joe Royal at the Cajun Hall (formerly Cowboys, where ironically he first danced with Ms. Liz). He calmed down after a couple of songs but it was mighty touchy there for a bit.

Kane with his lovely Sisters Ongel and Chetta song with her in my heart and on my mind. What a jewel. ( He pauses for a moment) It is just impossible not to miss her. Its a sad-happy place I am bro. She is with the Lord and I plan to see her one day, Lord willing. I dont know if I have 30 more years, or 30 more minutes in this life, but one thing I know. You can absolutely trust God. If I believe He exists, then I have to believe I can trust Him right? I dont know about the future. And yet, I am not done. I must go on and live my life and try to be like her. She gave without expecting anything in return, and I am sure she had no regrets. God made us all with a little box inside and that only He can fill. Liz knew this and sowed her life by giving. I honestly never met anyone that did not like her, what a legacy. She did not have to say to you she was a Christian, you knew it by the way she lived. I had a wonderful wife and I knew it. Thanks so much Roland, didnt mean to get all preachy, Im not looking for pity. I am blessed and would like to say thanks to all who sent thoughts and prayers for my family and me. It was so touching, I cried for a long time, I love this part of the world, they are the best cause they are family! May God Bless You All! Liz was such a giving person. I interview. I cant express how much it meant to me being able to have this time to share with him. I felt a strong bond with Kane during this interview having both lost someone so close to us. Kane has become involved at church helping others to face crises in their lives. Celebrate Recovery group meets on Thursday nights; look for Kane on Face book if he can be of help, God Bless! I know I say this in just about every article but we have THE BEST artists in Ascension Parish! I am always proud and humbled by the service that they all do for their community. Just an aside but I found out that Kane went to school with Mike Strong at Ascension Magazine and Mike did the graphics on the bands albums. I love the connections across the community I find during my interviews. Heres hoping that you enjoyed this article as much as I enjoyed putting it together.

L-R Lauri Brumfield & Melinda King, Breast Care Walk Since this Kane has opened for the likes of Jo-el Sonnier, Wayne Toups, Joe Diffie , Shenandoah and Vince Gill to name just a few. On January 19, 2006, Liz discovered she had breast cancer. Devastating news for any family, but Liz and Kane faced it together. They went through countless chemo and radiation treatments. For three years Liz remained cancer free, but then in the fourth year, the cancer had returned. Never a complainer, Liz went about her days with unwavering courage and faith. On May 16, 2012, God called her home. Kanes words on Liz I have had what most men only dream about. It was my honor to be married to Liz. We adored each other and we were not afraid to keep the vow. She taught me how to love again, unconditionally. She was the best half of this whole and we made each other complete. I would always tell her, She was the best woman since the invention of women! She would laugh and call me crazy. I wrote many a

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She was my favorite audience; she was my best friend and a wonderful mother. She could strengthen me with that smile and melt me with her frown. We were past the point where our imperfections could ever stop the great love God had blazing in our hearts. For I did not marry a woman I could live with, I married a woman I could not live without. And now without you here, I must say heaven never looked quite as wonderful until you went there. I will see you again and other family. And after we meet The Lord, I was wondering, just maybe, if you arent too busy, if I could ask you on a date, say a thousand years? Until then,

24th Wedding Anniversary remember seeing her and Kane at the benefit for Ryan Broussard serving jambalaya. Lizs cancer may have returned but she was still out serving others, this is the kind of person she was. Kane and Liz were members of the Household of Faith Church and Kane still plays music and sometimes sings at services. I want to thank Kane for opening his home and heart to me during this

4 Glaze Family Members at House Hold of Faith. Keyboard left is Lane with his son Michael on bass next to him. His wife Kylie singing with Kane at keyboards on right.

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The Rotary Club of Gonzales Annual Food Festival Fighting Hunger


The Rotary Club of Gonzales enlisted help in their fight against hunger. The Annual Gonzales Rotary Food Festival, a food show benefiting the St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Church Food Bank and other charitable organizations. Every year since its inception, the food show has grown both in its number of patrons and vendors. The festival has created quite a buzz, as it has become a symbol in the community for the spirit of the parish: good friends and neighbors, a worthy cause, and great food. This years food show was enjoyed on March 19, 2013 at the Gonzales Civic Center. Prominent local restaurant owners, were invited to join in the battle against hunger

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by showcasing their favorite dishes. All participants received booth space where signage and displays were displayed. Because this event has grown over the years, 45 vendors was the maximum that could sign up. St. Theresas Food Pantry is a nondenominational food bank and provides hundreds of households throughout the parish with assistance every year. The Pantry relies on the Rotary and the support of local businesses and citizens to continue providing nutritious meals to people in need. This was a wonderful opportunity for businesses to give back to the community and promote themselves to high-profile guests, area policy makers, and citizens attending the show. The event was Co-Chaired by Lyman Abadie and Glenda Shaheen woulf like to thank all the participants and volunteers that made this event better than ever.

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Farewell from 2012 Miss Gonzales Jambalaya Queen

My year as the 2012 Gonzales Jambalaya Queen is slowly winding down - and though I am sad its coming to an end - looking back, I realize I have had an absolutely amazing reign. I have traveled over 3,695 miles across the state of Louisiana and to Washington, DC representing the Jambalaya Festival and City of Gonzales. I have picked Oranges in the Orange groves of Plaquemines Parish, learned how to sew a bag of harvested rice in Crowley, picked fresh Strawberries on the farm of the Ponchatoula Strawberry King, and went crawfishing in Breaux Bridge - just to name a few. During my travels I have made many memories and friends that

will last a lifetime and for that, I am forever grateful. This year could not have been complete without the amazing support system and family I have in the Jambalaya Festival Association. All I could hope for this year is to have made them proud. I was lucky to have an amazing Jambalaya World Champ, Danny Robert, by my side this year. We have had so much fun serving Jambalaya in our community at the Senior Citizens sock hop, the Gonzales Veterans Day Celebration and Dreams Come True Fundraisers. He and his helper, Kurt, are always such good sports about the numerous pictures my wonderful "queen mother" insists on taking and they always keep me laughing! I am truly a lucky girl to have had this year as queen and to have forever gained a second family in the Jambalaya Festival Association.

With the 2013 pageant steadily approaching I am excited to meet all of the lucky ladies vying to become the next Miss Gonzales Jambalaya and to have the best year of her life representing this amazing organization. The pageant will be held May 4th at the Gonzales Civic Center. Any girls ages 1722 and a resident of Ascension Parish interested in competing please visit www.jambalayafestival.org or contact Pageant Director Elise Tureau elise.tureau@yahoo.com for more information and forms!

Miss Gonzales Jambalaya 2012

Thank you to everyone for all of the love and support this year,

Meredith Claire Conger

The pageant will be held May 4th at the Gonzales Civic Center. Any girls ages 17-22 and 14-16 and a resident of Ascension Parish interested in competing please visitwww.jambalayafestival.org or contact Pageant Director Elise Tureau elise.tureau@yahoo.com for more information and forms! Children's pageant is may 5, Open to Ascension Parish Boys ages 0-2 and for Girls ages 0-13.

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Farewell from 2012 Teen Miss Gonzales Jambalaya Queen

Its hard to believe that my year as Teen Miss Gonzales Jambalaya is coming to an end. It feels as though I was crowned just a few days ago. Throughout my reign Ive travelled around Louisiana visiting and attending different pageants and festivals representing the

wonderful city of Gonzales and the Jambalaya Festival Association. Ive had the opportunity to meet and work with some of the most amazing and inspiring people around and I can honestly say that this has been quite the perfect year. Being your Teen Miss Gonzales Jambalaya 2012 has been such an honor and privilege. Im extremely grateful to have had this once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of such an amazing festival. The JFA family works hard and endlessly to raise money for many different causes when their help is needed. I will forever respect and admire their dedication to the public, especially to the city of Gonzales. At this time I would like to invite all girls, ages 14-16 years old and a resident of

2012 Teen Miss Gonzales Jambalaya

Ascension Parish to come out and compete in the 2013 Teen Miss Gonzales Jambalaya pageant. It will be held on May 4th, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. in the Gonzales Civic Center. Forms are available online at www.jambalayafestivalassociation.org or you can contact the pageant director Elise Tureau at 225-938-8716. Hope to see you there and good luck to all the contestants!

Lexie Tayler Scioneaux

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