Cycling Across Cenla: The 3rd Annual Le Tour de Bayou

Posted August 2014

August 2014 CoverThe appearance of decorated bicycles throughout the Cenla area can mean only one thing…Third Annual Le Tour de Bayou is back!  Le Tour de Bayou, a scenic cycling tour throughout the bayou region of Central Louisiana, will be held on September 20th, hosted by the Kent Plantation House.

 

Kent Plantation House was built in 1800 by Pierre Baillio II, and is Central Louisiana’s oldest standing structure.  This French Creole style home, built raised on brick pillars to protect it from flood waters, has been fully restored with period correct furniture and pieces.  All outbuildings, though not original to the plantation, are as old as the 214 year old house.  These buildings compliment the House and together give a living history example [...]

Listen With Your Eyes!

Posted August 2014

For many years, I have been enamored by the music of Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741).  Perhaps this love is tied into my enthusiasm for Venice and the Venetian painters. Or, maybe I am just impressed by a guy who could compose 500 concerti (or as my wife says, one concerto 500 times!) Vivaldi’s prolific output was […]

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Twelve Things Your Minister May Not Tell You

Posted August 2014

Ministers, priests, rectors and rabbis are all different, as is true of any profession. We bring different talents, strengths and weaknesses to our calling, as Paul pointed out in his letter to the Corinthians: “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same spirit” (I Corinthians 12:1-3). It is unfair to compare on minister to […]

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Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham Returns to Paragon Casino Resort

Posted August 2014

Paragon Casino Resort is excited to announce that ventriloquist and America’s favorite comedian, Jeff Dunham, will bring his Disorderly Conduct show back to the Mari Showroom on Sunday, August 31st at 8:00pm. Jeff Dunham’s performances have taken the American stage by storm achieving wild success and popularity on the comedy circuit. Fascinated with ventriloquism since […]

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Health Check for CASA

Posted September 2014

Rapides CASA and Premier Urgent Care have come together to create “Health Check for CASA”. On Saturday, September 13th, Premier Urgent Care will be providing a comprehensive health and wellness screening, for only $30.00. In the spirit of giving back to our community, Premier is donating all proceeds from this event to Rapides CASA! We […]

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IRA Musings

Posted August 2014

In the last few months, there have been several articles concerning IRA distributions. I thought the issues raised deserved your attention. First, in the May, 2013 edition of Wealth Management, there was information concerning required minimum distributions. In general, the rule is that owners of IRAs, SEPs, SARSEPs and Simple IRAs must take a distribution […]

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Rapides Cemetery—Help Solve a Puzzle

Posted August 2014

Last month, I wrote about history as being something like a puzzle. We have to gather all the jagged pieces and then put them together to see the big picture, so to speak.  Thanks to the devoted work and research of a number of people in Central Louisiana who have volunteered their time, effort and […]

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