Cenla’s Women in Business

Posted July 2016

July 2016 CoverA number of months ago, as I accompanied an elected official on a tour of Union Tank Car, I noticed a young woman welding on the factory line and stopped to talk to her. She told me that she was a divorced mother of three who had struggled to make it after her husband left. She said she didn’t receive child support and that she and her children were forced to live with her parents for a while. With her pride on display, she told me that the best decision she ever made was to get certified as a welder at Central LA Technical Community College because it led to being hired at UTLX.  “It changed my life,” she said. [...]

Kids, Kids, Kids & Art, Art, Art!

Posted July 2016

River Oaks has been the happening place for children ages 5 to 13 during the summer for over 20 years! The ever popular Summer Arts Studio Summer Camp is the largest and longest running visual arts camp in our area, serving over 150 kids every year. Kids focus on various art forms, learn basic techniques […]

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God Didn’t Call Us to Be Religious

Posted July 2016

I like rituals.  They can be beautiful and very meaningful.  They help us to identify ourselves.  I will say more about that in next month’s issue.  Right now, I am saying that we have to be careful not to let rituals and the trappings of religion become the main menu.   I visited a man […]

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LBM Productions Presents Xanadu, Jr.

Posted July 2016

Do you remember the phenomenon of roller-skating along the beach during the 1980s? If so, you’re probably a fan of the hit movie Xanadu, starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly.   LBM Productions is thrilled to take audiences back to that carefree time, as they present Xanadu, Jr. July 28th through 31st at LSUA’s Richard […]

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Diabetes Treatment: Increasing Complexity and Cost

Posted July 2016

Diabetes has increased parallel to the epidemic of obesity in the United States.  It now affects over 10% of the adult population, many of whom are unaware they have the disease.  Diabetes contributes to strokes, heart disease, neuropathy, renal failure, blindness, peripheral vascular disease and amputations.  The morbidity and mortality continue to soar as does […]

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Possibilities and Opportunities

Posted July 2016

In recent weeks, there was an article in the Wall Street Journal that is, unfortunately for Louisiana students and parents, suddenly relevant in light of proposed TOPS changes. It concerns borrowing for college. If, in fact, TOPS awards are reduced, many families may look to federal student loans for help. They are generally available to […]

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Let it Flow

Posted July 2016

The Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea are both fed by the River Jordan. The Sea of Galilee is teeming with life in the form of various species of birds and fish, some not found anywhere else in the world. The plant life that grows beneath the water is plentiful and vibrantly colored. Everything […]

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