Cenla-ian of the Year 2016: Paul White

Posted June 2016

June 2016 CoverSome people just stand out. They are like cream that rises to the top. Paul White, Sr., is just that kind of guy.  He has been called a “man for the ages” in Cenla, and has received accolades by many organizations for his service to the community. This month, he can add one more. White has been selected as the 2016 Cenla-ian of the Year by Cenla Focus Magazine editorial board and a panel of community leaders.

 

The Cenla-ian of the Year award is reserved for a select few who exemplify noteworthy leadership qualities and who made significant contributions to their community. “I’m honored and surprised by this award,” White says with a grin, adding, “There are so many others more [...]

Purchased Lives: the American Slave Trade from 1808-1865 at AMoA

Posted June 2016

Purchased Lives: the American Slave Trade from 1808-1865, curated by the Historic New Orleans Collection, explores the domestic slave trade with a focus on the trade in New Orleans and Louisiana as a whole.  In 1808, the international slave trade was abolished, ending the export of people to the Americas.  The domestic slave trade continued […]

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Listening to the Higher Self

Posted June 2016

When I was pastor of a certain church, a family had an outstanding dog named “Spiff”.  He was known throughout the community as very talented and well-trained.  Spiff would sit on his hind legs on the stool and pound the piano keys with his paws, howling as loud and as “off key” as he could.  […]

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July 4th Sizzles With The 5th Annual Avoyelles Arts & Music Fest

Posted June 2016

“Louisiana’s July 4th Destination Festival!” returns to Avoyelles Parish this July 4th with a dazzling event showcasing all the sights and sounds of our nation’s birthday! The town of Marksville has become party central for the beloved summer holiday and features an incredible lineup of live music, arts, crafts and food vendors, fun and games […]

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Summertime Dangers: Water Related Illnesses

Posted June 2016

Summer fun often includes water and that can be in public pools, water parks, ponds, rivers or bayous.  Fresh water fun, however, does have its share of potential hazards beyond the risk of drowning.  The list of potential infectious illnesses that can come from fresh water exposure includes Cryptosporidia, Giardia, Shigella, norovirus, E. Coli and […]

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First Computers

Posted June 2016

First, a disclaimer: if my computer is working, it is a wonderful piece of equipment; if not, I call for help, because I have no idea how to fix it. Having said that, there was an article in a recent edition of the Wall Street Journal discussing the smart way to pick out your child’s […]

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For a Life Well Lived

Posted June 2016

This was originally written with college graduates in mind, but it could apply to any stage of life.  Most of these I had to learn the hard way.  But learn them I did, and I want to share in the hopes maybe one or two of them make a difference in whatever stage of life […]

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