Greater Cenla Progress Report

Posted March 2017

Central Louisiana is poised for continued economic growth and progress, according to city development leaders. From a nearly $4 million river front improvement project in historic Natchitoches to major construction projects underway at Fort Polk in Vernon Parish to planned industrial park developments in Rapides and Avoyelles parishes, Cenla’s economic future looks bright.

 

Jim Clinton, president and chief executive officer of the Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance (CLEDA), believes a constant in economic development is the reality that growth from within is almost always more important than recruiting industry from elsewhere.  “Central Louisiana’s ability to experience a stable economy in recent years is an exemplary case of this axiom. Central Louisiana Economic Development Alliance focuses its resources on helping Central Louisiana’s [...]

Arts & Healthcare, Inc. Provide Healing Music Therapy

Posted January 2017

In 2017, Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare, Inc. will begin its 14th year of operations.  Their mission is to bring innovative arts experiences into healthcare settings for patients, caregivers and staff.  One of their major ongoing programs is called Lobby Arts.  This program brings live performers into both CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital and Rapides Regional […]

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Your Spirit is Showing

Posted November 2016

It’s been a long, hot summer and a tough fall.  Hot, humid days all the way into October, and heated, hateful days all the way to the election.  The tasteless campaigning, the wrangling and back-biting and name-calling, and the unwanted confessions.  We’ve been flooded, not only with nature’s wrath, but flooded with uncouth, un-civil words.  […]

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Arts Council Presents Internationally-Renowned Parsons Dance

Posted November 2016

The Arts Council of Central Louisiana proudly presents Parsons Dance, November 12th at Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center. Parsons Dance is a New York City-based modern dance company, internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance of extraordinary artistry that is accessible and enriching to diverse audiences. This exciting performance will begin at 7:00pm.   […]

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Sleep That Knits the Raveled Sleeve of Care

Posted November 2016

The importance of sleep has even inspired William Shakespeare with his famous, “Sleep that knits up the raveled sleeve of care” (in Macbeth).  In our day and age, sleep still retains its importance for health, both physical and mental.  Inadequate sleep causes the body to increase levels of cortisol, which predisposes to weight gain and […]

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The New Money

Posted December 2016

I recently read an article in the November, 2016 “True Wealth” newsletter that predicted the end of credit cards and cash as we know it. It was way above my pay grade, so I asked someone with a lot more knowledge about these things to review it and give me an opinion. This young man […]

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The Winter of 1864-1865 – Cenla’s Coldest

Posted January 2017

As any resident of Central Louisiana can tell you, they can count the amount of substantial snows in our area on one or two hands, depending on your age.  Even when the white powder blanketed Cenla, it did not last very long. Whatever the cause, our weather has grown mostly fickle these days. Even in […]

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