Archive for October, 2013

Alexandria Youth Orchestra to Play Carnegie Hall

Posted October 2013

On Sunday, December 1st, the Alexandria Youth Orchestra, founded by and under the direction of Mr. John De Chiaro, will present its debut performance at Carnegie Hall in New York. Earlier that morning, the Orchestra will perform at a special service at the famous West Point Academy in West Point, NY.   How this unique […]

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Turkey, Tofu and Zucchini Lasagna

Posted October 2013

6 Whole Wheat Lasagna Noodles, Cooked According to Package Directions 1 Teaspoon Soybean Oil 1 Small Onion, Diced 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced 1 Pound Ground Turkey Breast, 99% Lean 1 (24 Ounce) Jar Prepared Marinara Sauce 1 Zucchini, Cut Lengthwise Into Thin Slices 1 (12.3 Ounce) Package Silken Tofu, Drained and Crumbled 1 ½ Cup […]

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Community HealthWorx: Helping To Fill the Medical Void

Posted October 2013

Louisiana, like much of the United States, has a serious problem of uninsured or underinsured citizens.  Over 20% of Louisianans have no health insurance at all, and about 25% benefit from Medicaid.  For the latter, the problem is more related to the paucity of Medicaid providers.  Having a Medicaid card does not necessarily equate to […]

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Avoyel Soup

Posted October 2013

Fall is here and cooler weather probably is not far behind. It’s time to think of tailgating, or at least cooking and enjoying company in the back yard or around the television.  Geaux Tigers! This recipe is popular in our office and homes, because it is easy to prepare early, it sits and cooks slowly, […]

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Get Out of My Way

Posted October 2013

“The world is a wide open space full of sights and adventures.”  “Every day is a new day with endless possibilities.”  “Opportunities present themselves all the time.”  How many times in your life have you heard those phrases?  Unfortunately, they don’t really have meaning until we are at the end of our ropes and fed […]

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Matt Ritchie Elected President of Louisiana REALTORS

Posted October 2013

Matt Ritchie is the broker/owner of Ritchie Real Estate in Alexandria, and was installed as 2014 Louisiana REALTORS President on September 19that the annual Louisiana REALTORS Fall Convention & Expo. He was installed by the Honorable David Ritchie, 14th Judicial District Judge, along with the Regional Vice President of the National Association, Brooke Hunt.   […]

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Soybeans – Good for the Louisiana Economy & Good for You

Posted October 2013

Right now is harvest time for soybeans in Central Louisiana.  Last year in Rapides parish alone, over 29,000 acres of soybeans were planted by 80 area producers for a total economic value of $22,268,862.  In 2012 throughout the state of Louisiana, 1.12 million acres were planted by 2,300 producers for a total value of Louisiana […]

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RPSO Citizens Academy

Posted October 2013

Can’t get enough of CSI, 48 Hours or Criminal Minds?  Then the RPSO Citizens Academy is for you!  Join the Academy and learn the real way crime is solved.  You will see just how big the difference is between “cop shows” and reality.  Also learn just how RPSO works from the finance department (how your […]

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Happy, Happy, Happy

Posted October 2013

I am not sure how this fits into the financial target for this column, but I think it is important to celebrate success when appropriate. In the last week, I had the good fortune to meet with two clients that have worked with me for over a decade. Their story should prove to those that […]

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Chemo or No Chemo: That Is The Question

Posted October 2013

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of the disease, many are unaware of the different types and causes of breast cancer. The primary types are: estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancers, whose growth is fueled by the hormone estrogen; HER-2-positive breast cancers, […]

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