Archive for August, 2013

Choosing Wisely: Recommendations For Tests Not To Have

Posted August 2013

In this era of hi-tech medicine, there are a plethora of wonderful tests and procedures that your doctor can order.  Although it may seem intuitive that the “more the better”, that is not always the case.  Some tests may actually be dangerous, and many are very expensive.  Each time doctors order a test, the question […]

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August 2013 Picture Page

Posted August 2013

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Make Safety Part of Hurricane Planning and Recovery

Posted August 2013

Hurricane preparedness checklists often include supplies such as bottled water, batteries and first aid kits. Should your plans include mitigation projects, such as trimming trees and limbs, installing storm shutters, or other tasks that involve physical labor, Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation strongly encourages residents to add safe work practices to their hurricane checklist.   According […]

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Joe and Michelle Williams

Posted August 2013

Business owners Joe and Michelle Williams may be just what the doctor ordered for the economically challenged neighborhood where they have opened a new Pill Box Pharmacy.  After spending more than $200,000 remodeling and restoring a building that was built in 1953, the couple recently opened their third Pill Box Pharmacy at 403 Bolton Avenue. […]

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Children Can Quickly Become Heat Stroke Victims

Posted August 2013

With the dog days of summer at hand, the heat and humidity are likely to get worse before cooler, fall temperatures arrive in late September.  That makes the danger of heat stroke a serious threat for children.  One often overlooked danger is the automobile, as temperatures inside a vehicle can quickly climb to more than […]

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Great Ideas

Posted August 2013

Ever wonder where great ideas come from? Someone at the Wall Street Journal did, and his curiosity resulted in an article in the April 29th edition that interviewed successful inventors, investors, advisers, etc. Here are some of the suggestions for developing your own success story. Look at what is bugging you or a problem that […]

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Jaguars Are Back at the Alexandria Zoo!

Posted August 2013

It’s been a long wait, but jaguars are finally back at the Alexandria Zoo!  The male, Bebu, came all the way from Panama; and the female, Madares, came from the San Diego Zoo.  These energetic young jaguars are currently in quarantine.  Visitors will get their first glimpse of the pair at the Grand Opening of […]

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Pops on the River Moves Indoors

Posted August 2013

“Pops on the River” is moving into the air conditioning!  No more bug spray and cooling fans, just the same great music, free general seating, and relaxed atmosphere now in the air conditioned comfort of the Alexandria Riverfront Center.  This year, the musicians of the Rapides Symphony will be joined by vocalist Steve Vecchi in […]

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The Urgent Need for Reverence

Posted August 2013

As I listened to one of the news analysts during the Zimmerman trial “wrap-up”, one phrase stood out to me as a profound observation.  She said, “We have lost heart for each other.  We are no longer our brother’s keeper.”  That’s a serious indictment against the human race today.  Is it true?  Is racial prejudice […]

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This Land Is Your Land

Posted August 2013

The months of the summer season provide great opportunities for Louisiana landscape artists. If we can stand the heat at this time of year, nature is wearing her most robust and colorful costume. The ideal method of painting the landscape is en plein air, outside on the land itself with paint and canvas. And while […]

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