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Movie Review: Mockingjay Part 1

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Mockingjay starts out with Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence), our teenage heroine, in bed, dreaming about boys, or should I say nightmaring. She’s doing a lot of that these days. This young girl has the whole world on her shoulders. She’s been ...

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We Are SWLA! December 4th, 2014

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Two Promotions at IBERIABANK IBERIABANK, the 127-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, is pleased to announce the recent naming of Jason Martinez as VP and Business Banking Group Manager for SWLA. Martinez brings over 17 years of financial and commercial lending ...

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Life Lessons

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It’s easy to tell your kids that they should help others and that volunteering is a great thing. But you really need to take the concept a step further and actually put it into motion for them to fully understand ...

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This hunting tale actually begins before the Civil War with early Louisiana and Johnson Bayou-area settlers August and Sophie Pavell. Seems Pavell was a cotton planter, ginner, general store owner and postmaster in Shellbank, Louisiana, now Sabine Island. Our saga ...

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Happy Holidays SWLA!

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This has been quite the year for me and with less than a month away from 2015, I have finally learned to take each day as it comes, enjoying my life in the moment. While I plan ahead and look ...

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Picker Vision


I’ve been picking since 2002 and still learn amazing things every day. Many of you may wonder what a picker does and how they do it. Here is a little insight into the life of a picker. Not only do ...

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Venison Steaks in Blackberry Sauce

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‘Tis the season when most of SWLA is out hunting ducks, geese or deer, also known as venison. The word venison originated in the 13th century from the Latin word venatio, which means hunting. The English version likely came from ...

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Beware of Scams

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A friend almost became the victim of a scam recently. She was contacted with an offer to have a very attractively priced television service installed in her home. We all know that cable, satellite and other television delivery service is ...

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