Archive for May, 2012

3rd Annual Cookin’ on the Cane

Posted May 2012

The Natchitoches Area Jaycees have a rich a tradition of excellence in Natchitoches and their latest project, Cookin’ on the Cane, promises to be one of the best yet!  Now in its third year, the Cookin’ on the Cane BBQ Festival has already become a tradition for Central Louisiana and is the only event of […]

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Elevated Blood Sugar and Orthopaedics

Posted May 2012

Abnormal blood sugar levels and orthopaedic problems don’t seem very likely companions.  After all, orthopaedic medicine pertains to broken bones, damaged joints, torn tendons and muscle maladies.  However, there’s a dark relationship between elevated blood sugar and orthopaedic issues.  Diabetes—a growing problem in America—contributes to many orthopaedic problems.  Lower extremity abnormalities, wounds and obstructed circulation […]

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Love Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry…Not!

Posted May 2012

This was the subtitle in the movie “Love Story”.  As an impressionistic teen when this movie came out, I thought this was such a sweet concept—to meet that perfect someone and live such a perfect life that you never messed up and never had to say you were sorry. But as I grew up, I […]

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Springtime Allergies

Posted May 2012

We are all familiar with the phrase, “April showers bring May flowers.”  I this year’s case, it was, “Winter showers bring February, March, April and May flowers.”  All kidding aside, this spring pollen season has truly been historic in that it began several weeks earlier than normal (in early February), and has produced some of […]

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Louisiana Dragon Boat Races

Posted May 2012

The Alexandria Museum of Art and the Louisiana Dragon Boat Races Committee are pleased to announce that the 2nd annual Louisiana Dragon Boat Races will take place Saturday, May 12th on the Red River in downtown Alexandria.  Last year’s event was a huge success and we are proud to bring the Dragon Boat races back […]

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The Persuasive Argument Against A 401(k) Loan

Posted May 2012

Recently, you may have heard about a spike in 401(k) withdrawals.  The evidence is not merely anecdotal. Fidelity Investments recently issued its 2010 overview of the 401(k) accounts it administers and found that 22% of participants had outstanding loans from these retirement savings plans, with the average loan at $8,650. In 2Q 2010, a record […]

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Landmines

Posted May 2012

I think that most everyone looks forward to the day when the alarm clock can be turned off and we greet each day with a sense of adventure and freedom. There are some obstacles to realizing those dreams. Two of them can be avoided with planning and perseverance. The first is working at staying healthy […]

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Aces Look to Make Impact in Third Year in Texas Collegiate League

Posted May 2012

The Aces’ third season in the TCL will start on Friday, June 1st, at their closest rival of the TCL, the Acadiana Cane Cutters. The Aces first home game of the 2012 season at Historic Bringhurst Field on 1 Babe Ruth Drive will be against the East Texas Pump Jacks on Sunday, June 3rd.   […]

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Parish Health Rankings 2012: A Call To Action

Posted May 2012

Each April, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin publish their County Health Rankings.  Each county (or parish) is ranked with respect to others in the state in two broad categories:  health outcomes and health factors.  The former, health outcomes, deals with mortality and morbidity results, which are obtained from the National […]

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Art at LSUA

Posted May 2012

We are winding up a very successful semester at LSUA.  The facilities of the new MPAC Building have afforded us the opportunity to offer studio courses that were not possible in the old building. This semester, we had classes in ceramics and film photography.   The ceramics class has been busy this semester creating all […]

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