Archive for August, 2012

Bands, Buckets and Books

Posted August 2012

Before any discussion of financial items, I want to share with you a “feel-good” opportunity.  Several weeks ago, one of the bloggers on “Tigerbait.com” linked to a video of a band called “Madison Rising” singing their version of the Star Spangled Banner. Google these guys up and I think you will like what you hear […]

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Back To School, Everyone!

Posted August 2012

Isn’t it amazing how quickly this summer has gone by? LSUA is now on the short break between the summer session and the beginning of the fall semester. Having taught summer school this year, it is a welcome reprieve; and yet, I am anxious to greet the new students who will be taking art courses […]

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Louisiana National Guard Pins First Female General Officer

Posted August 2012

The Louisiana National Guard welcomed its first female general officer during a promotion ceremony at the Jackson Barracks Museum in New Orleans, July 27th.  Col. Joanne F. Sheridan, the LANG’s assistant adjutant general-Army, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general and “pinned” the one-star insignia on her uniform.   “I’m proud of the fact […]

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Cherry-Berry Beans

Posted August 2012

The hot, busy days of August require good nutrition to stay on course. This is especially true for children, who should be encouraged to drink plenty of low sugar drinks during activity periods: water, fruit juices, and low fat milk.  Meals and snacks should include plenty of fruits, vegetables and grains, rather than high fat […]

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Many Back-To-School Purchases Are Tax Deductible

Posted August 2012

School supplies, school uniforms, tuition and educational equipment may be eligible for a series of state tax breaks known as the Louisiana School Tuition & Expense Tax Deductions.  These income tax deductions are available to families with students in public, private and parochial schools, as well as students who are home-schooled.  Deductions for purchases this […]

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Many People Don’t Plan for the Reality of Retirement

Posted August 2012

Many of us aren’t addressing the realities of retirement planning. Here are some of the worst mistakes being made today:   Underestimating Life Expectancy: Twenty-five years ago, insurance companies estimated life expectancy at 83 years. Despite the volumes of media coverage generated over recent years about our increasing life spans, many investors still underestimate–often severely–just […]

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Bill Engvall Headlines Mari Showroom At Paragon Casino Resort

Posted August 2012

Paragon Casino Resort is excited to announce that actor/comedian Bill Engvall will be performing in the Mari Showroom stage on Thursday, August 16th at 8:00pm. Tickets are $35.00 and are on sale now.   The thing that makes any entertainer successful is the ability to connect with an audience. It’s the quality of sharing the […]

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Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus

Posted August 2012

Almost everyone has heard of Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus (MRSA) these days.  As a source of boils in high school or college athletes or the cause of devastating complications in hospitalized patients, MRSA seems to be everywhere.   In fact, Staphylococcus aureus is a germ that lives on the skin of over 30% of healthy […]

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Laser Liposuction FAQ

Posted August 2012

1) What is laser liposuction? A: Laser liposuction is uses laser light to gently melt the fat prior to removal with a small suction device.   2)  How is laser liposuction different than traditional liposuction? A: Laser liposuction is usually done in the office under local anesthesia and most patients return to work within a […]

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Have Fun, Stay Safe This Summer

Posted August 2012

With summer in full swing, it’s easy to let one’s guard down and just kick back to enjoy a lazy afternoon by the pool, or out on the lake.  But summer in Louisiana brings its own challenges, especially when it comes to staying healthy while dealing with the heat and humidity.  “You should drink plenty […]

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