Archive for November, 2013

River Oaks Hosts Annual Porch Sale and Alex Beard Exhibit and Classes

Posted November 2013

Alex Beard grew up in New York in the 1970s. Thanks to his uncle, photographer Peter Beard, and his mother, author Patricia Beard, he was surrounded by some of the world’s most influential minds of the time, including Andy Wahol and Truman Capote. His accomplishments include being an author, a painter, and a puzzle maker.  […]

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Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

Posted November 2013

4-6 Cups Fresh, Cooked Louisiana Sweet Potatoes 5 Tablespoons Butter ½ Cup Low-Fat Milk ¼ Cup Grated Coconut 1 Tablespoon Grated Orange Peel ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon ¼ Teaspoon Nutmeg 5 Eggs, Beaten ½ Cup, Chopped Louisiana Pecans ½ Cup Brown Sugar   Beat sweet potatoes, milk and butter with electric mixer in a large bowl.  […]

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Keeping Centered, Keeping Sane

Posted November 2013

ife today is much like the tightrope walkers at the circus. You have to stay centered or down you go. Sometimes we are caught between what we’d like to do and what we know we should do. Life is so complicated today and our choices are so many that it’s really hard to keep our […]

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Lyme Disease: Tick-Bourne Trouble

Posted November 2013

Lyme disease, first described by Dr. Willy Burgdorfer in 1892, has evoked a tremendous amount of interest in the scientific and mainstream press.  The disease, caused by a spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, occurs in certain host animals, such as the white-tailed deer, and can be transmitted to humans through the bite of the infected deer tick […]

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The Epps House at LSUA

Posted November 2013

As we head into November, one of the biggest, and potentially, most important movies in a long time is hitting the big screen.  “12 Years a Slave,” based on the book by the same name, recounts Solomon Northup’s life after being kidnapped as a free man of color, sold into slavery in New Orleans, and […]

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November 2013 Picture Page

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Cenla Eye Surgeon Serves As Keynote Speaker To Scottish Ophthalmological Club

Posted November 2013

In asking leading eye surgeon Robert Bruce Wallace, III, MD to deliver a keynote address at their annual meeting in Stirling, Scotland, the Scottish Ophthalmological Society could not have picked a better venue than the ‘Wallace Room’ at Stirling University’s executive conference center.  “Being asked to address the most distinguished eye surgeons and ophthalmological residents […]

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World CLASS Gumbo Lunch

Posted November 2013

On Friday, November 22nd, Central Louisiana AIDS Support Services (CLASS) will host the World CLASS Gumbo Lunch.  People can purchase a delicious lunch that includes a generous helping of famous Chef John Folse’s chicken and sausage gumbo, rice, a Louisiana sweet potato and crackers for $7.00.  Lunches will be available for pick up at the […]

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Women of Influence and Social Security

Posted November 2013

Two topics of interest for those approaching retirement were addressed recently in articles I read. In the October edition of Investment Advisor, a story summarized results of an Allianz Life survey “2013 Women, Money and Power Study”. This study focused on 2,000 women ages 20 to 75 with a minimum household income of $30,000, and […]

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Posted November 2013

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is the result of a metabolic abnormality that results in insulin resistance. All women with this condition have irregular, abnormal or absent menstruation, and eighty percent of women diagnosed with PCOS have polycystic ovaries. It is estimated that 10% of all women of reproductive age suffer with PCOS. This condition can […]

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