Archive for September, 2012

RSO Presents Pops on the River

Posted September 2012

The Rapides Symphony will present its annual Pops on the River Concert on Saturday, September 29th at 7:30pm at the Alexandria Riverfront Amphitheater.  The theme of the concert is “A Night at the Movies II.”  The full Rapides Symphony Orchestra will perform much of the best-known music from movies, past and present, including music from […]

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Lonely in a Crowd

Posted September 2012

Because God created us to be social creatures, the first subjective emotion that God addressed in humanity was loneliness.  In Genesis 2:18, the Bible reads, “And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him” (KJV).  Loneliness can be described in […]

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Online Social Networking and Your Children

Posted September 2012

Online social networking (Twitter, Facebook, etc) has brought a totally different element into many of our lives.  We can be social 24/7, and with today’s smart phones, we can be social anywhere we go.  Our online friends will never know we are standing naked in our bathrooms “talking” to them.  Online social networking has renewed […]

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September 2012 Calendar

Posted September 2012

Arts Ongoing – August: Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare Exhibits.  Central Louisiana Arts & Healthcare proudly presents our monthly art exhibits at area hospitals and clinics.  Exhibits currently showing: David Lind of Alexandria will be featured in the CHRISTUS Cabrini Gallery for Reflection and Healing located in the Outpatient Center (1st Floor, across from Radiology); […]

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Jerry Williams Brings Southern Soul to Cenla

Posted September 2012

Southern soul sounds now broadcast throughout Cenla Louisiana after Jerry Williams recently purchased two FM radio stations in Alexandria and changed their programming.  Rhythm and blues play on the newly formatted KMXH Mix 93.9 FM radio station, while hip-hop urban music rides the airwaves from the newly formatted KBCE Jamz 102.3 FM.   Music rolls […]

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Lonis Kelone’s Sweet Potato Crunch

Posted September 2012

The Avoyelles Ag Center and the Tourist Commission continue to sponsor the Lunch, Learn and Lagniappe Series each month. The last presentation concerned lightening food favorites to contain fewer calories, less cholesterol and fat, and more fiber. It is wise to begin making these changes in our family meals, to prevent childhood obesity, and future […]

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The Dark Side

Posted September 2012

The August, 2012 Financial Advisor Magazine included an article on planning for divorce. I thought some of the suggestions in this article might be helpful to someone either contemplating a split or in the initial stages of negotiations relevant to divorce. Just to make your day, this author reported that most of us have heard […]

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Are You A Pessimist or Optimist?

Posted September 2012

Have you ever met a happy pessimist?  There’s a widespread perception that congenital pessimists – we all know a few – are realists, imbued with superior intellect, historical insight, and prescience. Conversely, optimists are often perceived as Pollyannaish, naive, ignorant of the facts, indulging in wishful thinking, or trying to sell you something.   In […]

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“Bath Salts,” “Synthetic Cocaine” Or 3, 4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV)

Posted September 2012

Backyard chemists are constantly looking for new and creative substances that are still legal, stimulating and provide hefty profits.  One of the latest was 3,4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and a series of closely related chemical substances.  MDPV has an amphetamine-like effect, which lasts several hours, followed by prolonged after-effects lasting several hours or days, and sometimes associated […]

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Replacement of Disposable Contact Lenses

Posted September 2012

People tend to over wear contact lenses and sometimes keep wearing disposable contact lenses far past the recommended replacement schedule.  Most of the contact lenses prescribed today are soft and disposable.  Recommended disposability ranges from single-use lenses (daily disposables) to two week, monthly or quarterly replacement.  Studies have shown that many individuals over wear their […]

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