“Come to me all of you who are weary and burdened, I will give you rest.” From Matthew for I have come to save you, not to judge you.

The annual Ruple-Brown Golf Tournament is June 2 at Bayou Desiard Country Club at $150 per golfer! Call 348-6173 for info.

On a recent bucket-list trip, Amy Dewees and friends had a great time in Indian Wells, Calif., at the Paribas Tennis Tournament. They watched the American Bryan brothers in an exciting doubles match along with other tennis greats: Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Venus Williams. In the fun group with Amy were: Ginger and Barry Barron, Gwen and Steve Richardson, and Jean Futch of Farmerville.  

Lisa Nelson, Denise Smith and Allison Cattar hosted the Potpourri Book Club with the best Strawberry Cake and chocolate covered strawberries from Classic Cakes in West Monroe,  finger sandwiches and cheese straws in Lisa’s lovely Fairview home. Carol Ransom gave a great review of the book, “Over the Edge of the World,” about Ferdinand Magellan and his escapades while competing with the Spanish king for riches through the spice trade.

Great news in our family is that Margaret Manning, Judge Wendell and Ashley’s daughter, will graduate with highest honors from LSU’s Honors College in May. She has been awarded a scholarship by Notre Dame’s  Law School where she will study Constitutional law.  

Janet Masur shared that Kathy Barnhill is an invited guest to the White House for lunch with Melania Trump. The even better news is that pretty daughter, Julia and husband, Luke Letlow, are expecting a baby boy in October! 

Flint Robertson shared some interesting trivia: The New York Duponts and the London Duponts collaborated to make a new fabric. They settled on the name Ny for New York and lon for London! Thus the name Nylon was born at the World’s Fair in 1939... and women started buying nylon stockings!

Save the date of Saturday, May 7, to support the Children Museum’s Annual Luncheon and Home Tour. Monroyan Mil Bodron, noted Dallas architect, Dr. Buddy and Laverne’s son, will be the guest speaker! Lunch at the Museum and Home Tour tickets are $50 each. Don’t miss!

Grandson, John Graydon Lewis, has been named President of Sigma Nu fraternity at LSU!

Mary Alice, “Baby” Jackson Loflin, celebrated her 90 years young birthday with family and friends at her Buie Drive home. 

Remember that the Holy Spirit that God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline!  Let’s call on the Holy Spirit who lives in us for help and renewal for it is a free gift just for the asking.

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