Celebrating birthdays are Thomas Anthony, of Loranger, Nov. 4; Gwen Griffin Durhan, of Independence, Nov. 5; and Ben O’Neal, of Denham Springs, Nov. 7.

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November birthday stars include Debbie Reluzco, Melissa King, Angie White, Paula Zachery, John Daniel Durin, Lacey Gregory Craft, Reed Dees, Donna Bewer, Tim Mears, Margie Lascaro, Maurice Wall, Cameron Bass, Debra Piccard, Anita Snoddy Moerbe and Parnessa Herring.

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Anniversary blessings to my nephew, A.J. Jones and his wife Carrie, Nov. 6., of Alpharetta, Georgia. May each year you share be sweeter than the last.

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Rhonda and Steve, of Amite Cornerstone Church, dedicated their daughter Anastasia, Sunday, Oct. 26, during the morning services. Brother Mervyn Strother officiated.

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Congratulations to Abbigail Chandler and Trent Tanner who were selected as 2014 Miss and Mr. St. Helena College and Career Academy.

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Kudos to Danielle Pierce for being selected as the 2014 Clinton Silliman homecoming queen.

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On their wedding nuptials, we wish much happiness to Dr. Donisha Betrece, of Baton Rouge, and Dewayne Lewis, of Washington, D.C., who wed Oct. 11 at Baton Rouge Capitol Park Museum.

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All the way, big teams, all the way! These teams just happened to win their football games: St. Helena Hawks vs. John Paul, 27-6; Silliman Wildcats vs. Mississippi Wayne Academy, 53-0; and the Saints vs. Baker Buffalos, 20-6.

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Get well soon to Christy Wall Dees, of Arcola. She is the wife of Reed Dees and the sister of my brother-in-law, Maurice. Hope she will be up and about in a jiffy.

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Love and prayers are extended to the families who have lost these loved ones: Steve Gayle, Adrian and Marsha Allen, Elsie Zachary, Joseph Meyers Jr., Linda Scardina Williamson, Louis Charles Bartus, Shirley Landry Denham and Ritva Lum.

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The book of Genesis tells us that God gave us “greater light to rule the day, and lesser light to rule the night” (Gen.1:16). But Christ in His glorified state is the spiritual lamp that lights up the joyous world, and we who love Him have to follow that light. And the light of the world knows no power failure.

Fran Snoddy writes Butterfly Wings for The Advocate Extra. Contact her at (225) 777-4363.