Archive for January, 2013

Don’t Forget the Sunscreen

Posted January 2013

Happy New Year!  Many of us will spend some time reflecting on the past year, reliving mistakes and accomplishments. And we will also begin to look forward to the New Year and promise ourselves we won’t make the same mistakes as last year and begin to align our goals for the coming year.  This is […]

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Better Eye Health: A New Year’s Resolution

Posted January 2013

If it’s been way too long since you’ve had a comprehensive eye exam, don’t delay.  We know that early detection of eye diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration and cataracts result in much lower risk of loss of vision or blindness.  If you wear contact lenses, make sure you dispose of your lenses as prescribed, follow […]

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Distracted Driving As Bad As Driving Under Influence

Posted January 2013

Chances are, you were one of the more than 84 million Americans who drove at least 50 miles away from your home during the recent holiday season, according to AAA predictions.  That increase in traffic often leads to an increase in motor vehicle accidents.  Add a holiday heavy on alcohol usage by adults, and it […]

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Downsizing? Are You Sure?

Posted January 2013

According to an article in the December 10, 2012 edition of the Wall Street Journal, downsizing is a popular topic. Small 401(k) balances for 50 year olds, more mortgage debt by 55-64 year old homeowners and concerns about having enough money for retirement result in poll numbers suggesting that 43% of Americans ages 50-64 plan […]

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Ricky Nelson Remembered Live In Alexandria

Posted January 2013

The Arts Council of Central Louisiana is pleased to present Ricky Nelson Remembered on Friday, January 25th at 7:00pm at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center, located at 1202 Third Street in Alexandria.   Ricky Nelson is the only artist to have a No. 1 song, No. 1 movie and No. 1 TV show in the […]

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The “Little Men”

Posted January 2013

The term putto (pl. putti) comes from the Latin putus, meaning “little man”. Putti are the chubby male children, usually nude and sometimes winged, that are used as figures in art. These figures are not to be mistaken with angelic babies—they are not human and they are not innocent! In fact, babies were never considered […]

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Dialogue Between Dumb and Dora

Posted January 2013

Dumb:  Happy New Year, Dora.   Dora:  And to you, Dumb.   Dumb: Hey Dora, I saw a sign in several years during Christmas that only had the word “Jesus” on them.  Wonder what he was running for?   Dora:  He wasn’t running for anything.  We’ll, on second thought, I guess he was running for […]

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Lance and Leetha Harris

Posted January 2013

Louisiana State Representative Lance Harris and his wife, Leetha, hope to spark a new wave of volunteerism in Central Louisiana.  The couple, residents of Alexandria, are strong proponents in “giving back” to the community, and look for ways to return the blessings they have received in their lives.  “Volunteering is a gift you can give […]

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January 2013 Calendar

Posted January 2013

Arts   Ongoing – February 23:  Art Exhibition:  Richard W. Dempsey (1909-1987), Recollections:  A Forty Year Retrospective, AlexandriaMuseum of Art, Tue.-Fri. 10a.m.-5p.m., Sat. 10a.m.-4p.m.  Devoted to the prolific body of work of African-American artist Richard W. Dempsey, including over 45 paintings and drawings shaped by extensive travels through Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.  Accompanying […]

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January 2013 Picture Page

Posted January 2013

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