Archive for September, 2014

Every Battle Has Two Sides!

Posted September 2014

The Bayeux Tapestry depicts the Battle of Hastings, in which William, Duke of Normandy, defeated (and killed) King Harold II of England. From that day in October 1066 until the succession of the Tudor Dynasty, England was ruled by Norman French monarchs.   The Bayeux Tapestry is actually not a tapestry at all. It is […]

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River Oaks Welcomes Three New Artists in Residence

Posted September 2014

As the summer draws to a close and we busily prepare for the Van Gogh Gala, we are honored and excited to welcome three new artists into residence. They are Jacob Broussard, Pat Phillips and Margie Tate.   Jacob Broussard is an artist in residence at River Oaks for the Fall of 2014. He was […]

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Bishop Jacob “Jake” Owensby

Posted September 2014

Even in junior high school, Jacob “Jake” Owensby felt God tugging at his heart. But the special “calling” for his life unfolded slowly. His path led him from a professor of philosophy to becoming the 4th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Louisiana.   As bishop, Owensby is the shepherd over a flock of […]

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Well-Ahead and Well Spots

Posted September 2014

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, under the Direction of Secretary Kathy Kliebert, has inaugurated a program to enlist and encourage healthy initiatives among diverse prospective partners.  The justification for such a move comes from a sincere desire to improve the health outcomes of our citizens and the health statistics for Louisiana, which currently […]

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A Pair of Pear Dishes

Posted September 2014

It’s pear time!  Pears are normally plentiful in home orchards and backyards.  Harvest time is usually late July through October.  “Fruit from the Gods”, as they are sometimes referred to, are not grown commercially in Louisiana and are spotted at old home sites throughout the state.  A great bulletin from the LSU Ag Center is […]

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Chasing Money

Posted September 2014

In the August 2014 Financial Advisor magazine, there was an article that will make anyone with older parents want to consider meeting with their legal, tax and financial advisors. In 1994, a Pennsylvania court ruled that an indigent mother could sue her adult son to pay her overdue nursing home bills. Since that time, so-called […]

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Bolton Celebrates a Century in Cenla

Posted September 2014

Bolton High School has a powerful past filled with lasting traditions. From the Alma Mater and the senior shout to Gayle, the legendary ghost who is said to haunt the halls of Bolton, certain tenets have been deeply embedded in the traditions of the school. It was named for the President of the School Board […]

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September 2014 Picture Page

Posted September 2014

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St. James Concert Series Presents Transit Vocal Band

Posted September 2014

The 2014-2015 St. James Concert Series opens at 7:00pm on Friday, September 26th at the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center in Alexandria with Transit Vocal Band. Hailing from North Carolina, Transit features five very talented singers showcasing the most natural musical instrument of all—the human voice.  Alex Delaney, April McTaggart, Carl Taylor, James Wallace and Amy […]

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All You Can Do Is Stand Still and Hurt

Posted September 2014

My friend and I were in a deep discussion about the misfortunes in the world, and how our world is like the period when the Israelites were drive into exile by the Babylonians, hundreds of years before Christ. During that conversation, she made this statement: “All you can do sometimes is to stand still and […]

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