Start A Heart Cenla

Posted April 2016

April 2016 CoverCan you save a life? You walk into your bedroom to find your spouse on the floor, unresponsive. With every minute that passes, their chances of survival drops 10%. Do you call 911 first or begin CPR first? How many compressions do you do? Would you know how to save their life?

There are 500 Central Louisiana residents who are newly trained in performing Hands Only CPR for adults, child and infant CPR, how to relieve choking in adults, children and infants, how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and to recognize the signs and symptoms of stroke.

Nearly 350,000 people go into cardiac arrest every year, and the chance of survival is only 10%. About 3,000 people die each year [...]

Second Annual Dirty South Mug Competition and Show

Posted April 2016

A sensational array of pottery talent will hit Alexandria this month! When River Oaks debuted the Dirty South Mug Competition and Show last year, Executive Director Rachael Dauzat called it a “jump onto the national stage” for River Oaks. True to form, the second inception of the annual event features even more mugs from more […]

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Let Your Soul Catch Up

Posted April 2016

“A number of men who made their living as porters were hired one day to carry a huge load of supplies for a group on safari. Their loads were unusually heavy and the trek through the jungle was on a rough path. Several days into the journey, they stopped, unshouldered their loads and refused to […]

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Rosalie Sugarmill to Host Extraordinary Music Festival

Posted April 2016

The old, red brick Rosalie Sugarmill is just a shell now, a ghost standing quietly south of Alexandria among the pecan trees and oaks of Rosalie Plantation.  Built in the 19th century, it is structurally stable, but in need of restoration.  What is that extraordinary something which can bring it back to life?  Music!  Extraordinary […]

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Child Abuse And Neglect: An Ongoing Tragedy

Posted April 2016

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Child “maltreatment”, as it is called, remains a serious problem in the United States and in Louisiana.  There were 3.4 million referrals to child protective services in the U.S. in 2012, of which over 700,000 (or 9.2/1,000) were confirmed cases of “maltreatment”.  Most of the victims (78%) were […]

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Before It’s Too Late

Posted April 2016

According to an article in the September 28, 2015 Wall Street Journal, 70% of people die in hospitals, nursing homes and long term care facilities, even though, if given a choice, they would have preferred to spend their last hours at home in familiar surroundings with family and other loved ones. In order to achieve […]

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Child Abuse Awareness Month

Posted April 2016

At the Rapides Children’s Advocacy Center, our mission is to help heal and champion abused and neglect children throughout Central Louisiana. Now is the time for you to get involved by doing something in honor of April as National Child Abuse Awareness Month. We have many chances for you to get involved this month to […]

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