Archive for December, 2013

December 2013 Picture Page

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The Rev. Dr. Henry C. Blount Jr. honored as FUMCA Pastor Emeritus

Posted December 2013

First United Methodist Church Alexandria celebrated the installation of the Reverend Dr. Henry C. Blount, Jr. as Pastor Emeritus during the 11:00am service on Sunday, December 1st.  A reception preceded the service in the Gallery Hall of the church, which is located at 2727 Jackson St. in Alexandria.   From 1989 to 1995, Dr. Blount […]

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Holiday Happenings in Cenla

Posted December 2013

With the holidays around the corner, the Arts Council of Central Louisiana is looking forward to many upcoming events and performances, many of which will be at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center in Downtown Alexandria’s Cultural Arts District.   On December 8th, the Rapides Symphony Orchestra will present “Home for the Holidays” at 2:30pm.  The […]

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When Enabling is Actually Disabling

Posted December 2013

In the 12 Step Recovery Program, enabling is a word used to describe the behavior of the family members or loved ones, who rescue an alcoholic or drug addict from the consequences of their own self destructive behavior.  In the true sense of the word, enabling behavior means something positive, and it is only natural […]

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Cranberry Sweet Potato Cornbread

Posted December 2013

December is a month of many of our favorite things:  Cool weather, Christmas and New Year’s Day food preparations and traditions.  Avoyelles Parish is known for a great sweet potato crop harvested, cured and ready for holiday meals.  We love our super food, served in a variety of ways.  At our recently held ACT Cookbook […]

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College Myths

Posted December 2013

The September, 2013 Money Magazine had an article on “busting the Five Myths of College Costs” that I thought might be of interest to parents and students close to graduation. Myth #1: Saving for college will hurt your chances of getting financial aid. According to the author, savings will/should not appreciably hurt your chances for […]

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The Twelve Nights of Christmas

Posted December 2013

The City of Alexandria and corporate sponsors will kick off the holiday season with The Twelve Nights of Christmas—a series of special concerts and activities planned throughout the Christmas season.   The City of Alexandria Division of Community Services has coordinated this community holiday tradition for the past several years.  We are grateful for the […]

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Have You Heard the Angels Sing?

Posted December 2013

Christmas is a “do it yourself” celebration.  That is, it’s up to us to make of it what we will.  We can ignore it, avoid it, dismiss it, doubt it, or celebrate it to the fullest.  We can listen for the song of the angels singing, “Glory to God in the highest and on Earth, […]

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Alexandria Museum of Art Welcomes New Exhibits

Posted December 2013

Alexandria Museum of Art is pleased to announce Reflections: African American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection, an exhibition of 50 pieces from the collection of renowned costume designer and arts patron, Myrna Colley-Lee, who lives in rural Mississippi.  Reflections tells a highly personal story of community and place. Featuring work by prominent artists Radcliffe […]

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Comet: Good Omen or Bad Omen?

Posted December 2013

I have been intrigued with the news reports of the comet ISON. Astronomers followed the journey of the comet from the farthest points of the solar system on its way toward the sun. Then, the comet disappeared! It is presumed to have plunged into the sun’s corona.   Comets fascinate me. Of course, the best […]

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