Hope this finds you cruisin’ joyfully into another exciting year. Happy Birthday to Debra Piccard, of Denham Springs, Nov. 26; Philip’s sis, Anita Moerbe, of Taylor, Texas; and Parnessa Herring, of Flowery Branch, Georgia, both on Thanksgiving Day; Sam Cutrer and Mike Varnado, both of Amite, and both special days on Dec. 1; and Trent Anthony, of Natalbany, Dec. 4.

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Congrats on the new Smoothie King opening in Amite, located on West Oak.

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Winner of the Amite Cornerstone Turkey Shoot, Nov. 23, was Lee Miles. Lee won a 24-pound turkey, but he blessed somebody else with his prize. Way to go, Lee.

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Want to get in touch with a good friend at the St. Helena Nursing Home in Greensburg? Just send a card to that person, in care of the St. Helena Nursing Home, 32 N. Second St., Greensburg, LA, 70441.

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Happy 70th anniversary to Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Herring and happy 90th birthday to Mr. Herring, both on Nov. 4, I think.

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Welcome home Louisiana National Guardsman Toler Smith, who recently returned from Kuwait.

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Wedding congrats are in order for Robin and Lauren Reidlinger, wed Oct. 31. Robin is the son of Susan and Dennis Reidlinger, of Bull Spring Farm Road.

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To the families of Norma Brabham, Evelyn Purvis, Rickey Sumrall and Margaret Watson, we offer condolence in their loss.

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In Colossians 4:5, Paul says, “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.” When we show kindness, love and compassion to others, those who observe us will wonder why, and that will give us an opportunity to share with them the beauty of God’s love. The beauty of a changed life can attract others to Jesus who makes us beautiful for His glory.

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