Philip Brickman and Jennifer Dippel on their recent wedding. Mazel tov also to Jean Brickman, mother of the groom, and Bob Brickman, brother of the groom

Thomas Cahn and Benjamin Aamodt for raising $700 for the Louisiana SPCA

Shirley Haspel on the birth of twin great grandchildren, Sydney K. and Nathan J. Haspel. Mazel tov as well to proud parents April and Lee Haspel, and to grandparents David and Vickie Haspel

Harvey Lewis on the publication of his book A Legacy Preserved: Contemporary Louisiana Decoy Carvers

Rachel and Bert Moore on the birth of their son, Jason Travis Moore, on October 6. Mazel tov also to Jason’s grandparents Betty and the late Herbert Moore, and Karen and the late Melvin Presser. Additional mazel tovs go to great-grandparents the late Frederick Moore, the late Reni and Kurt Bloch, the late Una Moore Price and Wilfred Price, the late Fannie and Julius Presser, and the late Doris and Sam Breen.

Dr. Alan Sheen for pressing 342 pounds to win the deadlift category in his division and class at the World Bench Press and Deadlift Championship in Las Vegas on November 15. Alan also pressed 227 pounds to win second place in his division and class in the bench press category