Just Talkin’ for July 7, 2022

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The latest trend in hunting…might just be bicycles…electric ones that is.
JT hears e-bikes (electric bikes) are replacing the four-wheeler as the favored mode of transportation.
JT’s seen a couple e-bikes around town and their popularity seems to be growing. He read where they could even get up to around 20 miles per hour.
Because they are quieter than most vehicles used to get to the deer stands and not as large …they are ideal.
They even make a “trailer” that attaches to the e-bike that makes hauling your big buck out of the woods possible.
JT’s seen e-bikes selling for as little as $800 all the way up to $7,500…which makes it a very viable alternative to the expensive four-wheeler or UTV.
Of course….you won’t find any of our area hard-core hunters on two wheels. They are either walking to the blinds or four-wheeling it.
This e-bicycle thing is obviously for city slickers.
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Is there a “cover-up” in Winnfield?
A local woman is fighting an indecent exposure citation she got while attending an event downtown several weeks ago with her husband and children.
She went to social media..in the outfit that was deemed obscene by officers… with her story. The body cam video has not been released to her or her attorney so no one knows what officers saw that they thought should be “covered up.”
It’s an interesting law though because the exposure must be intentional and undergarments or one of the body parts must be exposed.
Interpretation must be like pornography…you can’t define it but you know it when you see it.
Sounds to JT like a version of that law we could use over here. Anything to stop many of our males from wearing their pants on their thighs would be appreciated.
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Did you notice it?
JT was watching a news report of Vice-President Kamala Harris speaking at the Essence Festival over the weekend in New Orleans. In the background was a screen with the festival logo and location.
It looked nice…except someone had misspelled “Louisiana.” They left out one of the “i’s.”
JT can feel their pain. We usually don’t catch our misspelled words until they are in print. Heck, sometimes spell check auto corrects and puts in a totally different word.
Not sure if spelling is taught in school anymore but it is a lost art.
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JT got a chuckle over a conversation between a 10 year-old and his grandpa.
It seems grandpa was being gifted with a re-worked riding lawn mower to replace the push mower he’d been using.
The mower in question ran really well, but there was a problem with engaging the blades for mowing. Until it could be put in the shop for an overall, the lad ditched his bicycle and had been using in ALL AROUND the neighborhood as his mode of transportation.
Well, the mower was about ready to be delivered, when the lad told his grandpa to “not mow the grass” until he and his dad delivered the riding mower.
“I’ll show you the ends and outs of it,” he proclaimed.
JTs pretty sure this “gifted” mower is coming with a price…like repair, delivery and of course paying the 10 year-old to show him how to mow the grass.
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with the festival logo and location.
It looked nice…except someone had misspelled “Louisiana.” They left out one of the “i’s.”
JT can feel their pain. We usually don’t catch our misspelled words until they are in print. Heck, sometimes spell check auto corrects and puts in a totally different word.
Not sure if spelling is taught in school anymore but it is a lost art.
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JT got a chuckle over a conversation between a 10 year-old and his grandpa.
It seems grandpa was being gifted with a re-worked riding lawn mower to replace the push mower he’d been using.
The mower in question ran really well, but there was a problem with engaging the blades for mowing. Until it could be put in the shop for an overall, the lad ditched his bicycle and had been using in ALL AROUND the neighborhood as his mode of transportation.
Well, the mower was about ready to be delivered, when the lad told his grandpa to “not mow the grass” until he and his dad delivered the riding mower.
“I’ll show you the ends and outs of it,” he proclaimed.
JTs pretty sure this “gifted” mower is coming with a price…like repair, delivery and of course paying the 10 year-old to show him how to mow the grass.
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Sheriff Stuart Wright says emphatically, “Yes I will run for re-election.”
He told JT that during the inauguration for the Village of Natchez July 1. He will make his official announcement sometime around Jan. 1 but between now and then—-yes he is running for re-election. You don’t have to talk to Stuart very long to know he loves his job.
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Dear DOTD: JT wishes Natchitoches could be in line for new road and street stripes, particularly on Keyser Avenue. It’s really hard to see the lanes on Keyser when it rains and the bridge is equally as bad.
It would also be nice if the lights on the bridge were burning. While JT is wishing, he wishes DOTD could smooth out the lanes at the end of Church Street Bridge when the road turns south onto Williams Avenue.
Perhaps the City could help with the bulbs on the bridge and the rough spot at the end of the bridge.
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Henry Maggio tells JT that his daughter, Mary Beth, had a great view of the fireworks Monday night in Washington, D.C.—- from the White House grounds!
She and her fiancé, Ben, were guests of a friend who works at the White House. The employee could invite two people and invited Mary Beth and Ben.
They were able to glimpse President Biden from the balcony during the spectacular fireworks display.
Mary Beth is special events coordinator for the Smithsonian American Arts Museum and Renwick Gallery.
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JT attended the inauguration of the Village of Natchez council Friday and got a good laugh when new Mayor Patsy Ward-Hoover said to Parish Council member Jim Kilcoyne, “You can’t get that third vote from me anymore.” Patsy, Jim and John Salter often, not always but often, had the majority vote.
JT was disappointed that the council couldn’t agree on a replacement for Patsy since there’s no tellin’ who the Governor will appoint.