Archive for July, 2012

Scorekeepers

Posted July 2012

Who won the toss? Who’s got the ball? What quarter is it? What’s the score?  Who’s winning?  Sounds like a conversation at a sporting event, right?  But have you ever noticed that sometimes in relationships we keep score, too?  Have you ever heard or spoken words like, “I took the trash out last time, it’s […]

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July 2012 Calendar

Posted July 2012

Arts   Ongoing – July: Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare Exhibits.  Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare proudly presents our monthly art exhibits at area hospitals and clinics.  Exhibits currently showing: ArtQuest Studios of Pineville at the Christus Cabrini Gallery for Reflection and Healing; Works by Sylvia Martin from Alexandria at the Cabrini Cancer Center; and […]

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Hope House Lobster Dinner

Posted July 2012

The annual Lobster Dinner and Silent Auction benefiting Hope House of Central Louisiana will be held on Sunday, August 12th, at 6:00pm at Tunk’s Cypress Inn.  This event serves as the organization’s primary fundraiser, providing significant contribution to the operation of Hope House.  Hope House is a transitional housing program for homeless women and their […]

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James Marien

Posted July 2012

When James Marien was a child growing up on a farm in Alexandria, he played at being a police officer, a fireman and a superhero; and always knew he wanted a job one day that would “make a difference.”  He is living his dream today by serving the public as a firefighter, sheriff’s deputy and […]

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Crunchy Hawaiian Chicken Wrap

Posted July 2012

This recipe calls for broccoli slaw. What’s that? Cole slaw is mostly shredded cabbage so broccoli slaw is shredded broccoli, sometimes mixed with shredded carrot and cabbage. You can find it in the produce section. Prep time: 25 minutes     Ingredients 6 Whole-Wheat Tortillas 1½ Cups Broccoli Slaw 1 Cup Spinach Leaves, Chopped ¼ […]

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Cheese Biscuits

Posted July 2012

Summer is a wonderful time to include the beautiful vegetables and fruits of the season in our meals. A good rule is to include a hot quick bread when fresh cool salads and fruits are part of the meal. This insures a balance of flavors, textures, and temperatures. Try this wonderful recipe for cheddar cheese […]

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Caps, Gowns and Money Games

Posted July 2012

In the April 28th issue of the Wall Street Journal, there was an interesting story written by Charles Whellan entitled, “Ten Things Your Commencement Speaker Won’t Tell You”. I thought it was pretty good, so I am going to summarize some of his observations. First, he notes that the time spent with friends is time […]

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Health Insurance Tax

Posted July 2012

I am writing this article just one hour after the United States Supreme Court delivered a ruling on several parts of the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, aka ACA, aka Obamacare. Many were disappointed with the ruling, however it brings some closure to a heated debate that needed closure. Some people are already saying that […]

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How Will Your Expenses Change in Retirement?

Posted July 2012

Estimating expenses over the duration of one’s retirement is a fundamental part of retirement planning. Yet, there’s surprisingly little agreement among financial planners about spending behaviors. Some suggest that retirement spending rises as clients age, due to accumulating health care expenses. Others suggest that expenditures decrease as retirees reduce their spending in areas such as […]

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Measles: Return Of An Old Foe

Posted July 2012

Many people only remember measles as a childhood disease of their grandparents.  While measles still routinely exists in the wild in many areas of the world, it was declared as “eliminated” in the United States in 2000.  That meant there were no longer any year-round local cases.   In 2011, nonetheless, 222 cases and 17 […]

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