Archive for August, 2011

A-Town Jazz Returns To The Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center

Posted August 2011

Get ready for jazz with a touch of blues, with the Shadowmen, featuring Eric Johanson when A-Town Jazz returns to the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center on Friday, August 26th.  At a recent music concert in Alexandria, one band member proudly announced that the lead guitar player was about to play “Voodoo Child” better than anyone […]

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CASA Volunteer Natalie Hammond

Posted August 2011

Natalie Hammond is one of CASA’s newest volunteer and recently accepted her first case this June. A patient and peaceful demeanor makes for a model CASA volunteer; Natalie Hammond is exactly that.  Natalie works as a Nurse Anesthetist for Mid- La Anesthesia Consultants.  She is a wife and mother of two small children and one […]

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Food Allergies

Posted August 2011

Food allergy is a problem that affects a significant part of the population, but is more prevalent in infants and children.  This problem is frequently encountered in allergy/immunology practices.  There are a couple of important concepts to understand.  Not all problems related to foods are actually allergic.  There are also issues related to food intolerance […]

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The Art of Nothingness

Posted August 2011

This summer, I had the opportunity to stay home with my child while he was out of school.  That has never happened in my life with either of my children. Like many of you, I had to work while my children were on summer break.  But this summer, I was fortunate enough to slow down […]

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Details

Posted August 2011

In the July, 2011 Financial Planning magazine, there was an article based on a recent court case in Louisiana. In this case, the participant in a 401k plan had named his three children as beneficiaries so that his retirement savings would make up their inheritance. Typically, the beneficiary form trumps all others when dealing with […]

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Mexican Eggs

Posted August 2011

Summer days are filled with activities, so meals may be planned ahead for quick baking. Consider this brunch pie, which can sit in the refrigerator until baking time. Do not over cook, or eggs and cheese will be tough and stringy. Remove from oven just when center is almost set, and it will finish cooking […]

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My Final Retirement Party

Posted August 2011

Retirement.  I’ve looked forward to it for a long time.  Stop the world, I want to get off.  I didn’t know what the final party would be like.  Will there be marching bands, music blaring, horns blowing, dogs barking, women fainting and the flag flying at half staff?  No.  None of the above crossed my […]

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Giving and Receiving

Posted August 2011

“Museums in the United States and the public they serve benefit immensely from the generosity of donors. It is not an exaggeration to state that without the vital partnership between donors and museums, many museums in this country could not sustain their operations.” The above quotation is taken from To Give and To Receive: A […]

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Make Everyday Fun

Posted August 2011

Next time you go to Disneyworld, get a shot of Snow White’s shoes.  And next time you photograph your kids at the beach, take some time to shoot the crab hiding behind the sea oats.  Not every shot involves someone smiling at the camera in front of a cool background…and you don’t have to travel […]

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August 2011 Calendar

Posted August 2011

Arts Ongoing-August 20:  Art Exhibit, 1330 Main St., 10a.m.-4p.m.Tue.-Fri., 10a.m.-2p.m. Sat.  Sponsored by River Oaks Square Arts Center.  Exhibit featuring River Oaks Resident Artist and Artist Erica Terluin. Call Rachael Dauzat:  473-2670. Ongoing – August: Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare Exhibits.  Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare proudly presents our monthly art exhibits at area hospitals […]

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