Archive for September, 2013

Museum of West Louisiana Preparing For a Facelift

Posted September 2013

The volunteers and staff of the Museum of West Louisiana are preparing for a facelift.  The main building of the museum, the old Kansas City Southern depot in Leesville, has been in need of a new roof since Hurricane Rita blew through the area in 2005.  The roof replacement has been delayed by a number […]

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Rabies: The Bites That Kill

Posted September 2013

September 28th happens to be World Rabies Day, and a good time to discuss that affliction.  Rabies is a disease of animals caused by a virus of the genus Lyssavirus.  Although it is present in many species of wild animals—notably skunks, raccoons, bats, foxes and others—it can also affect dogs, cats and even deer and […]

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Are You Prepared to Retire?

Posted September 2013

Retirement used to conjure up images of lazy days spent in a rocking chair. Today’s retirement is very different. You might plan to open a business of your own. Or perhaps you’ll return to school for that degree you never had the chance to complete. So what does this redefined retirement mean to you? There […]

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Alexandria Zoo Has Two New Jaguars for Brand New Exhibit

Posted September 2013

The Alexandria Zoological Park will open its newest exhibit–The Land of the Jaguar–Saturday, September 28th during a grand opening event at the zoo.  The Grand Opening event will take place from 9:00am to 5:00pm. In addition to the opening of the new exhibit area, the event will feature cultural food, dance, and ceremonial performances by […]

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Pink Eye: A Specific Type of Conjunctivitis

Posted September 2013

Pink eye can refer to either conjunctivitis caused by bacteria or that which is caused by a virus.  Signs and symptoms typically are red, irritated eyes that are “crusty” and sometimes produce a mucous discharge.  Many would argue that true “pink eye” is only the viral kind, while others may use a broader category to […]

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The New Household CFO

Posted September 2013

The Insurance NewsNet Magazine for August, 2013 had the results of an interesting survey conducted by Allianz: “Allianz Life 2013 Women, Money and Power Study”. Note that, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 50.8% of the people living in this nation are female. In the 2000 census, 12.9 million women were head of households with […]

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Having Patience Through Market Volatility

Posted September 2013

It’s no secret that the stock market has been exceedingly volatile lately. You may be wondering how this volatility could affect you. Should you sell? Buy? Worry? Wait?  Don’t panic.   Hasty, speculative decisions aren’t advisable in any market. While no one is able to predict the future, we are able to look back carefully […]

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September is Rice Month

Posted September 2013

Here in Louisiana, we like rice with just about everything!  Every year down in Crowley, September yields the Rice Festival with a very popular rice cook-off that has even attracted the attention of the Food Network.  There are different varieties of rice grown throughout Louisiana and throughout the United States.  In 2012, Louisiana alone produced […]

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St. James Episcopal Church Concert Series Presents Ars Lyrica Houston

Posted September 2013

The St. James Episcopal Church Concert Series opens its 2013-2014 season with a return of the Grammy nominated early music ensemble, Ars Lyrica Houston, directed by Matthew Dirst. Playing period instruments, the instrumentalists will join tenors, Aaron Sheehan and Eduardo Tercero, and baritone, John Buffett, to present an evening of both sacred and secular music […]

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Second Annual Le Tour de Bayou

Posted September 2013

Kent Plantation House, built in 1800 by Pierre Baillio II, is one of Louisiana’s oldest standing structures.  This French Creole style home, built raised on brick pillars to protect it from flood waters, has been fully restored with period correct furnishings and pieces.  All outbuildings, though not original to the plantation, are as old as […]

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