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From the Creaux’s Nest

Sherlock Breaux and the Creaux

MOTIVA STRIKE–PECK RECOVERING The strike at Motiva by steel workers brings back memories of years past. The 1950 strike at Texaco and Gulf played havoc with the local economy. As far as I recall, I don’t believe we have had

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Sherlock Breaux and the Creaux

WHAT ARE YOU GIVING UP FOR LENT? For Catholics, Feb. 18,  is Ash Wednesday. Several other denominations observe the Lenten season that last 40 days and ends with the celebration of Easter. Beside the Chinese New Year, which is Thursday,

Down Life’s Highway

Roy Dunn

Mardi Gras–Cajuns, Faith and Changes I remember back many years ago celebrating Mardi Gras, even before I knew what it meant. It was a special day for us south Louisiana Cajuns. Most communities had their own way of celebrating Fat

Internet still in uproar over yoga pants debate

Brewton, Caroline

The internet is currently fighting over yoga pants. Specifically, whether or not it is appropriate to wear them in public. Specifically whether or not it is appropriate for women to wear them. Honestly, I can’t believe we’re still having this

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SUPER BOWL DONE–WAITING ON SPRING The Ground Hog saw its shadow Monday. That’s suppose to mean six more weeks of winter. If that is so, it means we have until mid-March before putting away our coats. My guess is here

My Five Cents

Sen Nichols

This week, the Lieutenant Governor began referring bills to committee and we will soon begin to hear them in committee. The legislative process kills more bills than it passes, which I consider a good thing. Only the best legislation which

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WHEN THINGS GO WRONG From time to time, every newspaper I’ve ever read makes mistakes and we make our share. We sometimes blame the Gremlins, or computer glitches, but most often it’s an employee error. Someone not following the rules. Last

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OBAMA ADDRESSES FIRST REPUBLICAN  CONTROLLED HOUSE AND SENATE Tuesday evening President Barack Obama addressed a joint session of congress with his State of the Union message. Obama, who is riding an upswing in popularity called on the congress to join

From the Creaux’s Nest

Sherlock Breaux and the Creaux

FOOTBALL-WEATHER-A MIX BAG The first college national championship game is now in the record book. In the end it wasn’t even close. The Ohio State Buckeyes, the underdog, whipped up on the Oregon Ducks 42-20. Never bet against Coach Urban

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Sherlock Breaux and the Creaux

SIMONTON ONLY SEVENTH J.P. SINCE 1948 New Orange County officials took office Jan. 1. To County Judge Britt Carlton, Commissioner Barry Burton and Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3, Joy Simonton, we send our best wishes. Going back to 1948, Judge Simonton is only

Down Life’s Highway

Roy Dunn

Sixty Years for Phyl and me What a Ride….. How quickly the years have flown by. I just recently realized that come December 31, Phyl and I will mark our 60th wedding anniversary. I knew, my heart knew, and my

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NEW YEAR GREETS STRONG ECONOMY The year comes to an end on an economical high note. Economists are optimistic about continued growth in 2015. The American economy is positioned to soar. The stock market is at an all time high, the

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CHRISTMAS THE BIRTHDAY THAT KEEPS ON GIVING It’s come on the Christmas season, a joyous time when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. On Dec. 25, many people who attend church just once a year will attend religious services.

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WO-S MUSTANGS PLAY LIKE CHAMPIONS The Mustangs of West Orange-Stark have played almost flawlessly over the last couple of games. Coach Thompson and his coaches came up with just the right game plan and the youngsters executed it. The boys

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 A TIME FOR GIVING THANKS It’s come on Thanksgiving time and we certainly have plenty to be thankful for. It looks like Thanksgiving time I remember as a boy with the changing of the leaves. It’s not New England but

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JUDGE THIBODEAUX RETIREMENT RECEPTION A very special event will be held Friday, Dec. 19, at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center. A retirement reception honoring County Judge Carl Thibodeaux for 20 years of service. Many improvements have been made

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WHEN THE COLD WINDS BLOW The temperatures are expected to dip and last for a few days. Hopefully Jack Frost will stay away but it’s time to pull out the jackets. Over the weekend Ms. Ginny was putting patches on

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VOTING OFF TO GOOD START Voting got off to a great start Monday and voting was steady Tuesday. That’s a good sign because Orange County, over the last few years, has been notorious for low turnout. I’ve been asked how

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Sherlock Breaux and the Creaux

ELECTION TIME APPROACHES Early voting starts next Monday, Oct. 20. Locally we have the fewest contested races in the General Election that I can recall. Only two contested; both against incumbent Justices of the Peace judges. Otherwise, the only other two

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EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM Maybe I’ve said this before but there is a whole other early morning culture that many are not aware of. I’m an early riser and have been since that early cow milking back in the

From the Creaux’s Nest

Sherlock Breaux and the Creaux

LIONS CLUB 75TH CARNIVAL BEGINS I have nothing but praise for the Lions Club members who put on the annual carnival. It’s a lot of work just putting up the rides and booths. They work for weeks. Even though I’m