Archive for December, 2010

The Ultimate Cenla Christmas Shopping Spree

Posted December 2010

We have all heard the stories of the rich and famous wandering up and down Rodeo Drive, ducking in and out of the most expensive boutiques.  A fortunate few have even been lucky enough to experience it.  For the rest of us, this kind of lifestyle can seem a million miles away; enjoyed only in […]

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Cranberry Orange Breakfast Bread

Posted December 2010

The best food buys for the month of December include apples, cranberries, oranges, and nuts.  This list seems perfect for Cranberry Orange Bread. This bread is easy to make in the bread machine, and is wonderful to have on hand for quick, nutritious snacks and breakfasts during the holidays. The bread also toasts beautifully. 1 […]

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Music From A Box

Posted December 2010

By the time this article appears in print, we will be in the throes of Christmas celebrations, despite the fact that the actual holiday will have about 3 weeks to go. For more than a month, we are inundated with music, merchandise sales, tacky decorations, and all of the trappings that accompany our commercialized and […]

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Misconceptions About Health Care and Chiropractic

Posted December 2010

If I had a dollar for every time said to me, “Well if I start going to a chiropractor, then I will have to continue the rest of my life,” I could probably end world hunger.  Well let me ask you these questions, “If you eat today, does that mean you have to eat the […]

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Doctor? No, I am the Patient!

Posted December 2010

A famous saying states, “You’ll never know a person well until you walk a mile in their shoes.”   I have heard it from my church leaders, my mother as I grew up, and many others.   This saying has taken on a whole new meaning over the past 5 weeks.  The shoes I’m wearing, ironically, now […]

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Caring Christmas at Turning Point

Posted December 2010

Turning Point Battered Women’s Program is again turning to the Cenla community for assistance this year with their “Caring Christmas” program.  “Caring Christmas” enables Turning Point to provide Christmas gifts to the women and children in the shelter, as well as non-residential survivors that have been a victim of domestic violence, many of whom lack […]

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Social Security: What Should You Do at Age 62?

Posted December 2010

Is 62 your lucky number? If you’re eligible, that’s the earliest age you can start receiving Social Security retirement benefits. If you decide to start collecting benefits before your full retirement age (which ranges from 65 to 67, depending on the year you were born), you’ll be in good company. According to the Social Security […]

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Insuring MP3 Players and PDAs

Posted December 2010

If you’re a typical American with a family, chances are you have one or more PDAs, MP3 players, or other electronic media gadgets in your household. Needless to say, these devices can cost several hundred dollars, not to mention the value of the information, songs or other media, and the cost to restore this electronic […]

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Photos After Dark

Posted December 2010

Would it surprise you to learn this photograph was taken after dark?  Yep, it was slap dark.  In fact, there was so little street light, I had to get a passing smoker to light his lighter to give me a visible focus point.  Photos shot at night can have an eerie quality and color vibrancy […]

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The Mathews Family

Posted December 2010

Randy and Susan Mathews of Alexandria believe their nurturing home life opens the doors for their three children to flourish and follow their own pathways in life. Their youngest son, Taylor, recently found himself on a path that led to the bright lights of Hollywood.  In November, Taylor finished a tour of 25 cities with […]

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