Archive for August, 2014

Listen With Your Eyes!

Posted August 2014

For many years, I have been enamored by the music of Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741).  Perhaps this love is tied into my enthusiasm for Venice and the Venetian painters. Or, maybe I am just impressed by a guy who could compose 500 concerti (or as my wife says, one concerto 500 times!) Vivaldi’s prolific output was […]

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Rapides Cemetery—Help Solve a Puzzle

Posted August 2014

Last month, I wrote about history as being something like a puzzle. We have to gather all the jagged pieces and then put them together to see the big picture, so to speak.  Thanks to the devoted work and research of a number of people in Central Louisiana who have volunteered their time, effort and […]

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August 2014 Picture Page

Posted August 2014

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Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham Returns to Paragon Casino Resort

Posted August 2014

Paragon Casino Resort is excited to announce that ventriloquist and America’s favorite comedian, Jeff Dunham, will bring his Disorderly Conduct show back to the Mari Showroom on Sunday, August 31st at 8:00pm. Jeff Dunham’s performances have taken the American stage by storm achieving wild success and popularity on the comedy circuit. Fascinated with ventriloquism since […]

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Dengue and Chikungunya: Mosquito-Borne Invaders

Posted August 2014

Dengue and Chikungunya are two viral diseases that are poised on our borders.  Cases are regularly brought back by travelers, notably from the Caribbean.  Both diseases are transmitted by infected Aedes mosquitoes, which are present throughout the Southern United States, including Louisiana.   Dengue is found in the Caribbean, as well as in South American, […]

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A Young Couple Brings New Life to a Historic Home and Neighborhood

Posted August 2014

An architectural gem, the Queen Anne style home at 1734 Polk Street features original exterior details that will cause old house aficionados to swoon:  a full length front porch, gables with decorative wood shingles, spindle work brackets and a unique geometric railing design.  One year ago, those details caught the attention Alex and Lizzie Felter, […]

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Figs, Figs and More Figs!

Posted August 2014

August is all about figs (picking, canning, preserving) and the many ways to use them in recipes.  They hang like amethyst jewels on trees ready for harvesting in late July to early August.  “Back in the day”—as is often said—they were picked, washed, dried and cooked on a low fire in a black pot with […]

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IRA Musings

Posted August 2014

In the last few months, there have been several articles concerning IRA distributions. I thought the issues raised deserved your attention. First, in the May, 2013 edition of Wealth Management, there was information concerning required minimum distributions. In general, the rule is that owners of IRAs, SEPs, SARSEPs and Simple IRAs must take a distribution […]

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The Club

Posted August 2014

Being a member of a “club” has never appealed to me.  I have always just kind of done my own thing, or as my mother says, I have always “marched to my own drum”.  But recently, I have found myself with a group of women in a club that march to their own drums, too. […]

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Twelve Things Your Minister May Not Tell You

Posted August 2014

Ministers, priests, rectors and rabbis are all different, as is true of any profession. We bring different talents, strengths and weaknesses to our calling, as Paul pointed out in his letter to the Corinthians: “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same spirit” (I Corinthians 12:1-3). It is unfair to compare on minister to […]

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