Native Americans: The Real Cenla Locals

Posted April 2014

April 2014 CoverLong before there were cities or parishes or even streets, Cenla was home to several indigenous tribes of Native Americans who are still well represented in our area today.  Among them are the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe, the Jena Band of Choctaw, the Choctaw Apache and the Coushatta.  We reached out to the various tribes, inviting them to share with us their vibrant histories and how the very first Cenla-ians have grown into the 21st century.

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Like Teacher, Like Student

Posted April 2014

Like most college professors in the arts, I teach a combination of lecture and studio courses. Lecture classes in art history and appreciation tend to be larger classes, as students are often required to fulfill a certain number of hours in the arts and humanities, regardless of major. Some of my most outstanding art history […]

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When the Tongue Gets Ahead of the Brain

Posted April 2014

We’ve all done it.  We’ve talked before our brains can process the words.  It’s a universal malady.  Let me confess a small example.  Rev. Donne Wilkinson and I were standing at the grave of the late Mathilde Bradford.  Mathilde was one of those wonderful ageless persons who loved to work with children as a social […]

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The St. James Concert Series Brings Broadway to Cenla

Posted April 2014

For the final installment of the 2013-2014 St. James Concert Series, St. James will play host to some bright, up-and-coming stars direct from the Great White Way.  On Saturday, April 26th, the Concert Series will conclude its year of programming with a concert of music written for the Broadway stage.  The show will feature five […]

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Changing Guidelines for Hypertension and Hypercholesterolemia

Posted April 2014

For those who are interested in preventive care—which should be everyone—there has been some comfort and consistency in recognizing and achieving goals suggested by your physician.  These are not arbitrary goals, but the result of recommendations produced by expert panels from distinguished organizations (notably the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the […]

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Survivor Decisions

Posted April 2014

Recently, I had a client ask me a question concerning her eligibility for survivor benefits for Social Security. Social security and IRA’s can be two sources of confusion for the surviving spouse. Most people realize that a widow or widower is entitled to a Social Security survivor benefit that is equal to 100% of the […]

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MayFest Set for May 2nd & 3rd

Posted April 2014

Music, art, crafts, food and more will be featured during the Annual MayFest Arts & Crafts Festival, set for May 2nd and 3rd in the Downtown Leesville Historic District. Sponsored by the Vernon Parish Tourism Commission, the festival has been a favorite among Vernon Parish residents and visitors alike for decades, offering free musical entertainment […]

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