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Tainter gate & Christmas ducks…

Consider today’s entry a Christmas shopping special:  Two for the price of one! First, a look at D’Arbonne’s new tainter gate followed by a quick note about the highlight of Redneck Christmas TV — the Robertson’s Family Christmas Special. ********** Tuesday was a fitting day for the official dedication and ribbon cutting for Lake D’Arbonne’s … Continue reading

THIS JUST IN: Tainter Gate dedication today at 2 p.m.

 Lake Commission President Steve Cagle has just informed lakedarbonnelife.com that the delayed Tainter Gate Official Dedication will be at 2 p.m. TODAY, Tuesday, December 10, at the D’Arbonne Country Club. Sorry for the short notice, but this was just confirmed. Many state, local and area dignitaries abd supporters of the project will be there. Try … Continue reading

Another endorsement: SANTA!!!!

You better watch out. You better not cry. You better not pout. I’m telling you why. . . Because I’m reading lakedarbonnelife.com every day and I’m watching to see if you do, too. And I’m making a list and checking it twice. You better make sure you are nice and not naughty.  And you better … Continue reading

Bad day turns good

You would think that with me being semi-retired and my fishing buddy, George, being temporarily out of work again, we could go fishing just about anytime. But for some reason, we can’t. However, we set aside a morning recently to go fishing no matter what. The afternoon before, I checked on the Solunar Tables on … Continue reading

Joy to the World

“You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.” Psalm 4:7 Click on the link below;  click the “play” button, maximize the screen for the full effect and enjoy! http://blogs.militarytimes.com/flightlines/2013/12/04/video-usaf-band-performs-at-the-national-air-and-space-museum-in-a-flash-mob-manner/


At 9 a.m. on Lake D’Arbonne Thursday morning, it was totally still with the wind blowing zero miles an hour. The temperature flirted with 80 degrees and an eerie calm made every little noise seem amplified. The barometric pressure was falling like….give me a second… Alabama’s hopes for another national title. Then, with a swoosh, … Continue reading

Hunting, fishing report

Deer hunting has been good.  Duck hunting has been great. Fishing has been both…and, on occasion,  neither. That’s this week’s outdoor report. Deer hunters have reported a lot of success this year, from large and healthy herds to quite a few big bucks. The weather has been awesome for hunters and the coming cold front … Continue reading


  TAINTER GATE UPDATE — Thursday’s planned Tainter Gate dedication on D’Arbonne has been postponed due to predicted bad weather, prohibiting guests, including Gov. Bobby Jindal, from traveling from Baton Rouge. It should be rescheduled next week. We will let you know. ********* Sometimes you just gotta sit back and laugh. If you can’t read … Continue reading

UPDATE: Tainter gate dedication POSTPONED

******** UPDATE  2:23 p.m. Tuesday According to the DOTD, Thursday’s planned Tainter Gate dedication has been POSTPONED! We will let you know when we get updated information. ********* The If you look back through enough old documents on Lake D’Arbonne, you’ll find that the original plans recommended a “tainter gate” structure to somewhat help alleviate … Continue reading

SUMO Holiday

The Holidays somehow magically offer time to do things we don’t seem to find time for the rest of the year, like get together with old friends scattered by the winds of the world. Granted, it took a pretty strong wind to scatter a small group of friends that affectionately (maybe that should be disinfectant-ly) … Continue reading

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