Christmas Across Cenla

Posted December 2014

December 2014 CoverIt’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Cenla has a wealth of great offerings to celebrate the season!  No matter where you live, there are plenty of activities to get you into the spirit and help make this holiday season one to remember.  Let’s take a look at some of the holiday happenings right here at home!

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Remembering Roy DeVille

Posted December 2014

This month, we say a sad, but grateful, “Farewell” to one of our longest standing contributors and friends.  Professor Roy DeVille, well known to anyone who has ever read an issue of Cenla Focus, died November 18th, less than a month after he penned what would be his final Art Focus column.  Ever the consummate […]

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You Have to Grow Old But You Don’t Have to Grow Up

Posted December 2014

My youngest son, Chris, sent me a copy of an obituary written by Michael Edward Garner of Marvell, Arkanasas which appeared in a Jackson newspaper back in July.  Michael wrote his own obituary (except the last few words, which were probably added by a close friend), and it was so amusing—and provocative—that I decided to […]

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Celebrate Christmas With The Red River Chorale

Posted December 2014

Christmas is in the air, and the best way to get in the Christmas spirit is to attend the Red River Chorale’s Christmas concert.  The concert this year, “Celebrating Christmas” continues the Chorale’s celebration of its tenth concert season.  It will be presented on Tuesday evening, December 16th at 7:30pm at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral […]

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Ebola: Just A Plane Flight Away

Posted December 2014

Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) is one of many RNA viruses that can infect humans.  All viruses reproduce by hijacking the cellular machinery and making the cell produce new viruses instead of normal proteins.  Ebola is one of a group of filoviruses (string-like viruses) that produce a deadly hemorrhagic fever, resulting in the deaths of over […]

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Attorney General Reminds Consumers to Stay Safe and Shop Smart This Holiday Season

Posted December 2014

Louisiana businesses and consumers are gearing up for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Whether hitting the mall or surfing the web, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell urges caution when knocking out holiday shopping lists. The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Section expects an increase in reports of scams during the flurry of the holiday […]

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It’s Not Just a Tree

Posted December 2014

‘Tis the season!  There will be lots of shopping, hustle and bustle, time spent with family and friends, new memories made and old memories relished.  Gifts will be wrapped in beautiful paper, lights will be hung from rooftops and adorn lawns, and the Christmas tree will take its place in living rooms across the country.  […]

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