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uara THE TIMES, AUGUST 8, 2019, PAGE 3 ! Ponchatoula novelist has new book Courtesy of Victoria Fannaly Special to The Times First time novelist Clyde Eschete Sr. of Ponchatoula introduced his book The Men Who Counted Cards this week, and is busy working on his second book. He describes his work as "The story of three genera- tion 3 of the Dupre Family, how they managed to make their fortune by gambling, first in France, then in Scot- land and finally in America. Jock Dupre was a master when it came to making a fortune, but not without dire consequences. The book follows his family to America where misfor- tune seems to follow them." Eschete is a native of New Orleans and currently re- sides in Ponchatoula. His novel is available on Amazon. corn]books. cuYs 42102 Yokun : Rd. Ponchatoula,/A 70454 MOLLY 985-386-8530 ares Inc. Knight, Shirley Daigle, Terry Moore, Tommy nlon Williamson, Troy Jor- dan, Vivian Herrs, Wil- August 8 - Louis and ham Dufreche, Zelma Beverly Babin, Lloyd & Drake, Heath Greaud Audrey Ramirez, Tom- August 9 - Albert First Guaranty Bancshares' strong, steady growth my & Susan Taylor, Schilling, Donna Pitt- and continued rise in shareholder value took another Ryan & Jessica LeSa- man, Fay Sticker Circa, big step forward today with the announcement that icherre Freddie Gonzales, Union Bancshares, Incorporated. (Union) and its wholly August 9 - Darrel & Jamene Dahmer, Jim owned subsidiary, The Union Bank, have agreed to join Stephanie Perrin, Mark Bankston, Ray Sticker, and become a part of First Guaranty Bancshares, Inc. & Barbara DiGeorge, Rebecca Polk, According to the terms price of approximately Gary & Melinda Kyzar August 10 - Ann of the agreement, First$43million. The aggregate August 10 Guy & Drude, Lucy Mirando, Guaranty will acquire all purchase price is based on Patsy LeBlanc, Rex & Mike Muscarello, Park- of the outstanding corn- 1.5 times Union's estimat- TimiHenderson, Ronald er Vaughn, Rita Byers, mon stock of Union in aed tangible book value at & Sherry Drude, Steve Virgil McWilliams, transaction valued at up- September 30, 2019. proximately $43 million. The aggregate consid- & Karen Ward, Robert August 11 - Becky Union is a strong and eration paid to stockhold- & Gwen Barsley, Mike Durman, Chris Pres- well managed institution era of Union will be 100% & Joann DiSabato, cia, Claire Chevalier, located in Central Louisi- cash. Completion of this August 11 - Mike & David Franks, Dennis ann with seven locations, transaction is expected in Patty Fyffe Hano, Johnny Berner Besides adding strong as- late fourth quarter of 2019 August 12 - "Dutch" Jr Joyce Bennett, Ron- sets and enhanced profit- and is subject to certain ability, this acquisition closing conditions, includ- & Willie Schanzbach, ald Drude, Sarah Ernst will solidify First Guaran- ing Union stockholder Michael & Lynn Loud- LaCroix, Sparky Wells, ty Bancshares' footprint by approval and customary on, Bill & Andy Wheat Wylene Knight, providing a profitable link regulatory approvals. Af-August 13 - Craig & August 12 - Adrianne between First Guaranty's ter closing, Union and Gall Derveloy, Paul & Roques, Blaine Ear- South Louisiana opera- its subsidiary The Union Elaine Laurent, John hart, Blake Earhart, tions and First Guaranty's Bank will fully merge into North Louisiana and Tex- First Guaranty. & Elsie Cox, Jimmie & Eddie Caro, Emily Gnu- as operations. ABOUT FIRST GUAR- Pam Wren, Eddie & Ce- det, Kay Bryant, Larry "This is a very signifi- ANTY BANCSHARES, cilia Fletcher, Chris &Borgstede, Larry Ryan, cant, positive move forINC. Barbara Farkas, Paulette Joiner, Richie First Guaranty. Darrel FirstGuaranty Banc- August 14 - Serge & Bourgeois, Sabrina D. Ryland, the Board ofshares, Inc. is the holding Cindy Molinari, Don & Eady, Tracy Dewitt, Directors, and the staff company for First Guaran- of The Union Bank have tyBank, a Louisianastate- Linda Sheridan, John- August 13 - Andrea built a very strong and chartered bank. Founded ny & Barbara McGary, Anthony, Carl Martin, profitable financial in-in 1934, First Guaranty Eddie Joe & Rita Reese, Charlene Gibson, Dan- stitution in the center of Bank offers a wide rangeNick & Marie Cofield. ielle Phillips, David Louisiana. This acquisi-of financial services and tion will move First Guar- focuses on building client Harper, Elaine LeBlanc, anty into a part of Louisi- relationships and provid- H Janet Castjohn, Janet ana where we have nevering exceptional customer a Castjohn, Kati Morse, done business and also tie service. First Guaranty Kortni Guagliardo, Mi- together all of our opera- Bank currently operates B ir t h ay chael Penn, Rhonda tions from north, south,twenty-one branches in and Texas. This move will Louisiana and five branch- August 8 - Aman- Myers, Scott Rose, Wes- provide great momentum es in Texas. The Compa- da Rodriguez, Bernie ley Stromeyer Sr with First Guaranty mov-ny's common stock tradesBraun, Bob Knight, August 14 - Chris- ing forward with our plans on the NASDAQ under the Bobby DePaula, Bobby tian Cangelosi, Crystal for continued growth andsymbol FGBI c vement,F zrs= trGuaranty Banc-- Griffin Sr Doris White, Parker, Derek Wheat, Fh anciaiJerome Brison, John Fran Raiford,- J0sephA. sa ef ts=(as JuncO0; Dahmer, Johr/ Serou, Benrmtt'Sr.i LauraHoff- Executive Officer of First 2019): Assets: $1.9 billion, Nick Palisi, Paul Riggs pauir, Marijune Holden, o Guaranty Alton Lewis. Loans: $1.3 billion, Depos- Jr Pierre Lovera, RickMaryann Black, Robert Under the terms of the its: $1.7 billion, Equity: Vining, agreement, First Guar- $159.1 million. anty will acquire Union-For additional informa- for an aggregate purchase tion, visit First Guaranty Bank's website at www. fgb.net. CLAY MONROE ATTORNEY AT LAW 1545 Hwy. 51 N. 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