by Dan "Dief" Diefenderfer

We were very happy to hear in August that one of the vaccines was approved by the FDA and, while everyone has a choice to make, we sincerely hope all who can will vaccinate! Everyone at has been vaccinated and we feel the comfort in knowing that a bout of the disease will be significantly weakened with that protection. When I lost my smell and taste a while back, I thought I might have had it, although I had no other significant symptoms and didn’t get tested. At best, it was like a light case of flu; I’m fully vaccinated.

We will have football this year and fans in the stands that have been vaccinated or have proof of a negative test within 72 hours of the games (LSU; you can vaccinate at the Saints games for entry). Masks are required at all games.

I am looking forward to some cool weather. As usual, August  has been a hot one. September is the perfect time for some golf. Please be sure to follow our 3-month miniseries at 318Central.comGREAT GOLFING IN CENLA. This month, we are featuring OakWing and Tamahka Trails, two of Louisiana’s premier Audubon Golf Trail courses. We are privileged in Central Louisiana to have so many amazing golf courses to play. Check them out, you’ll be glad you did!

Before you go to Amazon to order and have something delivered, please take a second to think about where you can find it locally, buying locally keeps our communities and businesses afloat! Be sure to tell our advertisers you saw them on, they love the feedback (and, of course, we love you!). There are hundreds of retailers, restaurants, and businesses right here that serve us every day and help Cenla grow.

 While you’re at it, spread a little love around and, until next time … keep the faith.


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