2015 Cenla-ian of the Year Eleanor Gremillion

Posted June 2015

June 2015 CoverEleanor Gremillion of Marksville has created quite a legacy in her hometown.  A recipient of many accolades, Gremillion has been named Cenla-ian of the Year by a panel of community leaders and the Cenla Focus editorial board. “I am deeply honored. I have received a lot of awards, but when you get to be 91 and have a very notable magazine like Cenla Focus recognize you, that supersedes everything else,” Gremillion said upon hearing that she was selected for the prestigious recognition.  The Cenla-ian of the Year award is reserved for the Cenla resident who exemplifies noteworthy leadership qualities and whose works are community standouts.

 

Born and raised in Marksville in Avoyelles Parish, Gremillion is widely known as an icon of involvement [...]

Mixed Media and Summer Arts Camp Ring in the Summer

Posted June 2015

New Orleans artist Christine Sauer is on display at River Oaks until July 4th, offering visitors to River Oaks a unique look at unusual mixed media art using fiber and fabric. Her imaginative art is inspired by nature, science, the cosmos and an enjoyment of the process of making.  For many years, she created and […]

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Conversation With the Bible, Part 1

Posted June 2015

The Bible will talk to us if we have ears to hear and minds to discern.  It has so much to say that I cannot possibly squeeze its message into one column, or even 20 or more.  I have been asked many questions about Scripture down through the years, so I will ask the questions […]

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Avoyelles Is Louisiana’s July 4th Destination!

Posted June 2015

In three short years, the Avoyelles Arts & Music Festival and accompanying July 4th activities in the City of Marksville have become “Louisiana’s July 4th Destination Festival!” – living up to its goal when the event was conceived by the Avoyelles Arts and Humanities Council four years ago. “Our Arts Council wanted to produce an […]

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Bird Flu, What Ya Gonna Do?

Posted June 2015

Recent news has been full of reports of the dreaded “bird flu” propagating through commercial flocks in the United States.  Before giving up on eating chicken or turkey, however, some information about the latest outbreak of bird flu is in order.  Bird flu has been around as long as human flu, and probably longer.  Influenza […]

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New Stuff

Posted June 2015

Before I start the “financial focus” part of this article, I want to say how much I appreciate this publication allowing local practitioners to provide information to its readers. I am glad that they did not feel that it was necessary to go to Ruston to find an advisor capable of educating the public. Now […]

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Games

Posted June 2015

A few months ago, our son became a member of a travel basketball team.  The twelve man team is made up of thirteen-year-old boys from different backgrounds, ethnicities and various skill levels. A few of them attended the same school, but for the most part, they did not know each other until they came to […]

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