Archive for January, 2011

CASA Volunteer Alexis Green

Posted January 2011

Alexis Green first came into contact with CASA one evening as she was passing by a sign that spoke of volunteering. From there, she researched to find out exactly what type of work CASA did and became very interested in giving her time to the children associated with the program. Alexis says that she “would […]

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Who’ll Stop The Rain in Marksville?

Posted January 2011

Paragon Casino Resort welcomes Creedence Clearwater Revisited to the Mari Showroom stage Saturday, January 15th at 9:00pm. Doors open at 8:00pm, and tickets are currently on sale. After the legendary group Creedence Clearwater Revival disbanded in 1972, Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford, who had played together since junior high, remained close. The Rock and […]

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An Introduction to Historic Preservation

Posted January 2011

Let’s be honest.  “Historic” is probably not the first word that pops into your head when you think of Alexandria.  New Orleans and Natchitoches have a plethora of old buildings – visible symbols of cities rich in history – but Alexandria?  What do we have left to preserve? Actually, we have a lot.  From the […]

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Need To Know

Posted January 2011

Have you ever had a memory lapse where a credit card payment was forgotten and all of a sudden you realize that today is the due date? According to an article in the January 2011 issue of Kiplinger Personal Finance, there is no need to panic. You can probably get your payment credited to your […]

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Born Again Perfume

Posted January 2011

I was in a Dallas department store one day and saw this sign over a cosmetic counter: “Born Again Perfume”.  I didn’t buy any, but I’ve often wondered how it smells.  Self-righteous? Humble? It depends. In John’s Gospel, we find the story of Nickodumus, a Pharisee who went to see Jesus one night.  He questioned […]

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Ring In the New Year with Tasty Traditions

Posted January 2011

Celebration of the New Year is the oldest of all holidays – it was first observed 4,000 years ago in ancient Babylon.  In the southern United States, we often celebrate the holiday with some traditional foods such as black eyed peas, cabbage or other “greens” and cornbread.  The legumes are often cooked with ham or […]

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Dreams Do Come True!

Posted January 2011

Someone once told “Virginia” that indeed there is a Santa Claus. And I know from experience that dreams often do come true. As we begin a new year, I am anxiously awaiting the fulfillment of my own dream, to teach art in an optimum environment. LSUA is well on the way to the opening of […]

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Pre-Malignant Lesions

Posted January 2011

As a medical skin care nurse, I see many skin problems; and as a first assistant in surgery, I have helped with the removal of many, many skin cancers.  A pre-malignant condition of thick, scaly or crusty patches of the skin is called actinic or solar keratosis, which is diagnosed by a physician. This skin […]

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January 2011 Picture Page

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January 2011 Calendar

Posted January 2011

Arts Ongoing – January: Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare Exhibits.  Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare proudly presents our monthly art exhibits at area hospitals and clinics.  Exhibits are currently showing: Paintings by Tina Bordelon at the Christus Cabrini Gallery for Reflection and Healing; Paintings by Lacey Johnson at the Rapides Regional Medical Center Gallery; and […]

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