2016 Best of Cenla Readers Choice Awards

Posted May 2016

May 2016 CoverThis year, we award the Best of Cenla Reader’s Choice Awards for the 11th time!  Competition was fierce yet again this year, with winners representing the very best in Food, Sports, Education, Attractions, Leadership, Shopping, Entertainment, Media and more as chosen by you, our loyal readers!  You have spoken, and the time has come to reveal the winners.  The 2016 Best of Cenla Reader’s Choice Awards go to:

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Men Who Cook and Men Who Mix Returns to River Oaks

Posted May 2016

Men Who Cook and Men Who Mix is River Oaks’ biggest and, no doubt, tastiest fundraiser; it returns on May 21st with much fanfare and dozens of delicious dishes for the sixteenth year. The event invites men—some of which are chefs and food enthusiasts, some just guys that like to whip up awesomeness for their […]

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I Owe A Lot to Negative Events

Posted May 2016

I joined the Navy two weeks after high school graduation in 1944.  Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi was my next stop (to be inducted, starched and ironed), and then on to Camp Wallace, Texas—between Houston and Galveston—for boot camp.  It was the hottest place on Earth that summer, no doubt.   Camp Wallace was thrown […]

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Little Walter Music Festival Grows to Two Day Festival

Posted May 2016

The 2016 Little Walter Music Festival will be a two-day affair in downtown Alexandria on Friday, May 27th and Saturday, May 28th. The expansion means more music and more fun in downtown Alexandria! “We are excited to be able to expand to Friday night this year with the help of our local musicians and downtown […]

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2016 Parish Health Rankings For Louisiana and Cenla

Posted May 2016

Once a year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute publish their annual “County Health Rankings & Roadmaps”.  This report establishes rankings for “Health Outcomes,” (length of life and quality of life criteria) and “Health Factors” (health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors and physical environments) for each […]

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Social Security: True or False?

Posted May 2016

An article originally published on ThinkAdvisor.com discussed several Social Security talking points that you might find interesting. For example, “claim early, before your full retirement age, in order to get back your contributions”; or, “I don’t know how long I am going to live, so I’m taking it now”; or, “the Social Security program is […]

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Lazy Days of Summer

Posted May 2016

I don’t like school. I don’t like getting up before the sun every morning, rushing in a mad dash to beat the clock to be on time for the first bell. I don’t like homework. I don’t like school projects. I don’t like the structure that comes with school days. No, this is not my […]

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