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Alvin Green – part 2

Lake D’arbonne’s 50th birthday celebration wouldn’t be complete without re-running this story. Part 2 of a 3 part series. Yesterday, I wrote about meeting Mr. Alvin Green, the only surviving member of the Lake D’Arbonne Commission that was in place when the lake was built. Today, I’ll share his best kept fishing secret. But don’t … Continue reading

Alvin Green – Part 1

Lake D’arbonne’s 50th birthday celebration wouldn’t be complete without re-running this story. Part 1 of a 3 part series. In the spring of 1957, when I was five years old, Alvin Green of Bernice was busy attending public meetings, convincing his neighbors to sell flowage rights on their family land and making countless trips to … Continue reading

The Deer Stand Man

Anytime you are asked to speak for your supper, the first thing you want to know is, “Will the food be good?” That was the case last week when Don Hogan of Ruston asked me to be one of the guest speakers for the Temple Baptist Hunters & Anglers Wild Game Banquet. As expected, the … Continue reading

Hunters for Heroes

Heroes are hard to come by. When it comes to veterans of our military who put their lives on the line and provide life-changing sacrifices protecting our freedoms, the label doesn’t seem adequate for their service. I’m afraid not enough people appreciate that today. That’s why I am so impressed with the actions of a … Continue reading

How majestic

“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and … Continue reading

Willie’s Duck Diner-sty

People have blown Duck Commander calls millions of times, but none have been more effective than when CEO Willie Robertson blew the feed call  to open the season for Willie’s Duck Diner Friday. Folks from around the south locked wings and soared down on the diner like mallards eyeing a pair of mojo duck decoys. … Continue reading

Gonna need a bigger boat

You think Police Chief Brody on Amity Island in the movie “Jaws” was the first one to say, “You’re going to need a bigger boat“. Nope. True, that statement was made famous in 1975 when Brody spoke them to Quint, the shark hunter, after he saw the massive shark they were chasing. But I heard … Continue reading

Leave it to siBeaver

Turn out the lights. The party is over.  At least for this season.  I cringed when I heard the words, “Duck Dynasty Season Finale”.  No. It can’t be. But it was. Wednesday night is the final episode for 2013 (there will be some special Holiday treats, though…). The “Duck Dynasty” crew is releasing a Christmas … Continue reading

Wildlife affected by shutdown!

Startling photos are beginning to come in showing some of the dramatic effects on wildlife that the federal government shutdown had the past several weeks. Apparently not only were hunters kept out of the refuges, but wildlife were NOT allowed to leave federal areas as well. Oh, my. … Who would have ever thought….

It’s official: 4; then 1; then 20

I read this yesterday on a website predicting a late winter this year: “Lately, the uncertain effects of global warming have added another unknown to the mix of science, experience and art that is long-term weather forecasting.” To me, there is only one “uncertain effect” of global warming. That is I am uncertain as to … Continue reading

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