Archive for March, 2014

17th Annual Celebration of Children

Posted March 2014

The Rapides Parish School Board, the City of Pineville, and the Louisiana Early Childhood Association will sponsor the 17th Annual Celebration of Children Event at Kees Park in Pineville on Sunday, April 6th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. This event is held every April in conjunction with the governor’s declaration of April as “Month of the […]

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Not Enough Primary Care Providers?

Posted March 2014

Primary care providers, including family practitioners and general internists, form the backbone of the healthcare delivery system.  They, along with nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other “mid-level providers” or “physician extenders”, take care of routine and not-so-routine patient needs, usually in the outpatient setting.  These are the caregivers with whom the patient forms a special […]

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Walk This Way

Posted March 2014

A friend gave me a book called The Energy Bus.  It is one of those self-help books, but it’s written as a story about a man that gets on the “Energy Bus” every day, and learns how negativity is destroying his life and how to rid himself of it.  One chapter of the book talks […]

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48th Annual Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival Begins March 28th

Posted March 2014

For more than four decades, the Tom Peyton Memorial Arts Festival has offered a variety of art exhibits and programs in Central Louisiana. This 48th annual celebration of the arts begins on March 28th at First United Methodist Church in Alexandria.   The competitive exhibit showcases more than 70 works from regional artists. The Opening […]

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Into the Woods, Jr., a Fairytale Musical for All Ages

Posted March 2014

Announcing an opportunity to see a national award-winning cast performing Into The Woods, Jr.!  LBM Productions and Alexandria Country Day School will present the popular musical at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center on March 21st and 22nd.  Shows run nightly at 7:00pm with an additional 2:00pm matinee on Saturday.   “Once upon a time…” the […]

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Rabbi Harley Karz-Wagman

Posted March 2014

Rabbi Harley Karz-Wagman became the leader of the Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim late last summer. He came to Central Louisiana from Cheyene, Wyoming. When asked if the transition as difficult, Rabbi Karz-Wagman, responds that he has served as rabbi to congregations in Hot Springs, Arkansas and Wilmington, North Carolina, so he and his family consider the […]

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Lagniappe Theatre Co Presents Acts of God

Posted March 2014

Lagniappe Theatre’s latest adventure is a whirlwind of a show starring twelve very talented teenagers from the Central Louisiana area!  A storm-tossed swirl of a play, Acts of God tracks twelve high school students through the year following a devastating tornado strike.  As the students grieve, assist in the recovery efforts, and tackle the basics […]

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Heroin: A Deadly Resurgence

Posted March 2014

Philip Seymour Hoffman was yet another talented young man whose battle with addiction ended his life all too soon.  Whenever a public figure or celebrity dies in a public way from addiction, the media turns its attention to the subject of substance abuse.  Articles are written, reports are filed, and everyone collectively pauses for a […]

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Money Mistakes

Posted March 2014

For many years, I spent four months each year working crazy hours preparing tax returns for clients who hoped for the best and expected the worst. In the earliest of those years, there were no computers and no client questionnaires populated with prior year information. Correcting mistakes or re-doing the return because of new information […]

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The Hope House 2nd Annual Tour of Homes

Posted March 2014

The Hope Hose was founded to help single women and their families who were unable to afford shelter by providing a place to live until they could make more permanent arrangements.  With the ever growing problem of homelessness in the area, Hope House has evolved as an icon in assisting homeless women and children gain […]

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