Renaissance on the Red

Posted September 2014

September 2014 CoverSince settlers first arrived in our area, the Red River has served a crucial role in the development of Central Louisiana. Originally the lifeline to the world, the importance and vitality of the river has waxed and waned over the generations. Today, Cenla is enjoying a renewed focus on the Red, through government infrastructure projects, commercial investment and recreational use. The impact of this renewed interest and investment extends well beyond the levee, as downtown revitalizations on both sides of the river enjoy a symbiotic relationship with the waterway, combining to drive this Renaissance on the Red.

The opening of the J. Bennett Johnston Waterway (Red River) to navigation to Central Louisiana in 1990 brought and continues to bring development to [...]

Every Battle Has Two Sides!

Posted September 2014

The Bayeux Tapestry depicts the Battle of Hastings, in which William, Duke of Normandy, defeated (and killed) King Harold II of England. From that day in October 1066 until the succession of the Tudor Dynasty, England was ruled by Norman French monarchs.   The Bayeux Tapestry is actually not a tapestry at all. It is […]

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All You Can Do Is Stand Still and Hurt

Posted September 2014

My friend and I were in a deep discussion about the misfortunes in the world, and how our world is like the period when the Israelites were drive into exile by the Babylonians, hundreds of years before Christ. During that conversation, she made this statement: “All you can do sometimes is to stand still and […]

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St. James Concert Series Presents Transit Vocal Band

Posted September 2014

The 2014-2015 St. James Concert Series opens at 7:00pm on Friday, September 26th at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center in Alexandria with Transit Vocal Band. Hailing from North Carolina, Transit features five very talented singers showcasing the most natural musical instrument of all—the human voice.  Alex Delaney, April McTaggart, Carl Taylor, James Wallace and Amy […]

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Well-Ahead and Well Spots

Posted September 2014

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, under the Direction of Secretary Kathy Kliebert, has inaugurated a program to enlist and encourage healthy initiatives among diverse prospective partners.  The justification for such a move comes from a sincere desire to improve the health outcomes of our citizens and the health statistics for Louisiana, which currently […]

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Chasing Money

Posted September 2014

In the August 2014 Financial Advisor magazine, there was an article that will make anyone with older parents want to consider meeting with their legal, tax and financial advisors. In 1994, a Pennsylvania court ruled that an indigent mother could sue her adult son to pay her overdue nursing home bills. Since that time, so-called […]

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Bolton Celebrates a Century in Cenla

Posted September 2014

Bolton High School has a powerful past filled with lasting traditions. From the Alma Mater and the senior shout to Gayle, the legendary ghost who is said to haunt the halls of Bolton, certain tenets have been deeply embedded in the traditions of the school. It was named for the President of the School Board […]

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