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The Buck Stops Here

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Random thoughts and occurrences are leading to some three-dot journalism. ••• It was pretty exciting to see Love and Sons of Louisiana excavating the hole for the new Twin Pike Family YMCA aquatic center last week. The new pool, wet locker rooms and Y entrance aren’t imposing on the outside. However, an inside view reveals a spacious pool area, with lots of room for other activities. The pool will be

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