Archive for September, 2011

A Gift With Unintended Taxes Included!

Posted September 2011

  The best of intentions can go wrong when it comes to passing assets to your family. In an effort to keep things simple, many parents gift assets to their children during the parent’s lifetime rather than waiting for the assets to pass to their children after the parent’s death. In addition to keeping things […]

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Back to School: How to Prepare “Allergy Wise”

Posted September 2011

Going back to school gives us a chance to reflect on the man issues regarding our children.  In our practice, it is a good opportunity to provide education for children with allergic and respiratory problems.  The following are some specific suggestions: Food Allergies.  It is important to have the school administration and teachers aware of […]

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Caring for Your Furniture’s Finish

Posted September 2011

  We all want to preserve the quality and sustainability of our furniture, especially those pieces of sentimental or significant monetary value.  Logically following the last article focused on investing in your furniture, there are several things to be aware of when caring for your furniture.  If you have invested in a piece of furniture, […]

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Flour Cake Icing

Posted September 2011

The ACT  Festival cookbook  this year will be in honor of Dr. Carlos Smith, retired Avoyelles County Agent, and all-around good guy, who is so much a part of the life of the 4-H and County Agent’s Office still, as well as Avoyelles Tourism (we share the same building). We hope to honor Carlos by […]

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Football Game Plan

Posted September 2011

It’s high school football time again and time to snap the perfect photo of your son’s big play.  No guarantees on the big play, but these tips will improve the overall quality of your football photography. First, get close.  If you have a telephoto lens, use it.  Even so, you still can’t get good shots […]

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Plateaus

Posted September 2011

In the world of fitness, a plateau is considered a point at which you no longer see results in your exercise efforts. It means that no matter how good the old routine was for you, no matter how much weight you lost, no matter how much muscle you built, that routine is just not going […]

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Life is a School and Your Class is in Session

Posted September 2011

Part I Life is indeed a school and the minute you were born, your class was in session.  I thought about this the other day while visiting a friend. She was having a pretty rough time, one burden or crises after another, it seemed.  “I suppose all of us are entitled to our own problems,” […]

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Segregated Sunday

Posted September 2011

Over the past three hundred years, we as Americans have made tremendous strides to mend and blend cultures of diverse ethnicity.  Regardless of how we arrived in this country, either on a voluntary boat ride, or on a forced one, we found ourselves on the shores of America.  From its earliest history, and even more […]

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Integrated Arts: The New Discipline

Posted September 2011

This week marked the official opening of the Multipurpose Academic Center (MPAC) at LSUA.  Years in the making, the building and all of its gilding is up and running. State-of-the-art classrooms provide professors and students alike with the technology to explore many diverse subjects. I have waited 43 years for this building. When I first […]

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River Oaks Hosts Three New Exhibits for Upcoming ArtWalk

Posted September 2011

River Oaks is pleased to once again feature nationally renowned ceramist, Randy Brodnax, for an October 14th reception and ArtWalk.   Brodnax will be featured in the Bolton-Davis Gallery in an exhibit entitled, “Bodacious Experience in Clay.”  Randy Brodnax, a life-long potter and educator from Dallas, Texas, creates everything from functional dinnerware to large decorative vessels […]

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