Cenla Stay-cations

Posted July 2014

July 2014 CoverWith the heat and humidity already here, the kids are out of school and it’s officially time for summer vacations.  While some people choose to take the time to travel to lands far and wide, this year, consider the options right here at home.  Cenla boasts a wealth of great options for summer fun in and out of the sun!  Whether you’re a sportsman, antique enthusiast, foodie or are just looking for a few days of rest and relaxation, there truly is something for everyone.  The best part is, when you choose to spend your vacation dollars close to home, we all benefit! You have the chance to save money, while also investing in the local economy and, most importantly, [...]

Is Drawing Your Gift?

Posted July 2014

“Well, drawing is just not my gift,” my wife said during one of our frequent conversations on music, art, and those sorts of things we talk about. I told her that when she finished with all of her music, perhaps I would teach her to draw. She certainly has the practice part of it. Not […]

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Needed: Thought Corrections

Posted July 2014

Being a district superintendent was not the piece of cake that I thought it would be, because it presented me with some difficult situations.  Once, I was called to a certain church to help settle a controversial issue that was tearing the church apart.  Assuming I could be the peacemaker, I went willingly.  After much […]

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U.S. Air Force Musicians to Perform in Alexandria

Posted July 2014

Brass In Blue, a component of the United States Air Force Band of the West, will be presenting a concert at Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center on August 29th at 7:00pm. The performance is family-friendly, open to the public and free of charge. Reserve your tickets at any TicketCentral booth, online at www.ticket-central.org, or by calling […]

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Louisiana’s Disaster Preparedness Network

Posted July 2014

Although Louisiana has many challenging health-related problems relative to other states, we do have some bright spots in our state rankings.  One of these relates to our disaster preparedness activities, which were ranked 3/50 among the states by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in 2013.   Our costly previous experiences with a succession […]

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Does It Matter?

Posted July 2014

In the June, 2014 Money magazine, a three part series started that studies how major demographic shifts are changing the finances of American families. The first segment covers the management of marital money by husband and wife. Based on a survey conducted by Money of more than 1000 married couples age 25 and older, as […]

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Look Up

Posted July 2014

There is a video circulating the internet with this title.  It depicts people going about their busy lives, and when they have the opportunity to sit and relax, they pull out their phones and check emails, Facebook, texts, etc.  The video shows us what was missed because these people chose to engage in an electronic […]

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