Archive for July, 2014

Look Up

Posted July 2014

There is a video circulating the internet with this title.  It depicts people going about their busy lives, and when they have the opportunity to sit and relax, they pull out their phones and check emails, Facebook, texts, etc.  The video shows us what was missed because these people chose to engage in an electronic […]

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Garden District Community Garden

Posted July 2014

 The Garden District now has a Community Garden. The last few weeks have been busy. A community garden has been dreamed, developed, and planted on the side of the Jewish Temple on Turner Street. It has become a focal point within this neighborhood. The community garden was developed as a collaborative effort of the Jewish […]

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Is Drawing Your Gift?

Posted July 2014

“Well, drawing is just not my gift,” my wife said during one of our frequent conversations on music, art, and those sorts of things we talk about. I told her that when she finished with all of her music, perhaps I would teach her to draw. She certainly has the practice part of it. Not […]

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U.S. Air Force Musicians to Perform in Alexandria

Posted July 2014

Brass In Blue, a component of the United States Air Force Band of the West, will be presenting a concert at Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center on August 29th at 7:00pm. The performance is family-friendly, open to the public and free of charge. Reserve your tickets at any TicketCentral booth, online at www.ticket-central.org, or by calling […]

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July 2014 Picture Page

Posted July 2014

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Alexandria Wins First Place in Cleanest City Contest

Posted July 2014

The City of Alexandria has been awarded first place in the state in its division in the Louisiana Garden Club Federation, Inc. Cleanest City Contest.   Jean Gilstrap, Louisiana Garden Club Federation State Cleanest City Contest chairman; Sherrell Bozeman, president of the Alexandria Garden Club; and Yvette Herbert, state president of the Louisiana Garden Club […]

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Louisiana’s Disaster Preparedness Network

Posted July 2014

Although Louisiana has many challenging health-related problems relative to other states, we do have some bright spots in our state rankings.  One of these relates to our disaster preparedness activities, which were ranked 3/50 among the states by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in 2013.   Our costly previous experiences with a succession […]

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Does It Matter?

Posted July 2014

In the June, 2014 Money magazine, a three part series started that studies how major demographic shifts are changing the finances of American families. The first segment covers the management of marital money by husband and wife. Based on a survey conducted by Money of more than 1000 married couples age 25 and older, as […]

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35th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival

Posted July 2014

The 35th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival will be held July 18th and 19th in Prather Coliseum on the Northwestern State University campus. The Festival will be on Friday, July 18th from 4:30pm until 11:15pm, and Saturday, July 19th from 8:00am until 11:00pm.  Tickets are $11.00 for a two-day pass, available in advance only, $8.00 for […]

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9th Annual Hacker’s Cup Golf Tournament

Posted July 2014

The entire Cenla community is invited to participate in the 9th Annual Hacker’s Cup Golf Tournament to benefit the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research on Saturday July 26th at the Alexandria Golf and Country Club.   Today, over 5 million people are living with Parkinson’s Disease.  As members of Team Fox, my wife, […]

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