Archive for February, 2015

Get the Training! Save a Life!

Posted February 2015

Wouldn’t it be amazing if every person in Central Louisiana were prepared to save a life?  Wouldn’t our community be a safer place to live?  Start A Heart Cenla is offering an event where, free of charge, bystander CPR training is available to anyone interested in learning this life-saving skill.   At last year’s inaugural […]

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LBM Productions Presents Seussical the Musical

Posted February 2015

Fresh off the heels of their standing-room-only performance on the amazing Waterside Stage at Downtown Disney in Orlando, the members of Louisiana Broadway Magic, under the direction of Laine Berry Miller, join other talented students from LBM Productions in the fully staged Broadway version of Seussical The Musical. The award-winning musical, written by Ahrens and […]

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Blink

Posted February 2015

The other night I was watching “Meet Joe Black” with Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins.  When it came to the scene where Anthony Hopkins was at his birthday party making his speech, one line that he said really jumped out at me.  In that fabulous Anthony Hopkins voice and slight accent, he said, “Sixty five […]

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Bouille au Lait Pie and Pork Backbone Stew

Posted February 2015

Food, Food, Food, that is all we have heard for the last month or so.  And you know what, it does not bother me at all.  With Avoyelles Parish’s French Creole ancestry it seems like we talk about the next meal before we finish clearing the table.  With 2015 being the year of food, I […]

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Mom…We’re Eating Dead Leaves!

Posted February 2015

Enjoying produce from our own garden was a family tradition from childhood.  With a father who served as a Master Sergeant in WWII and having nine kids, I’m sure it was more than a hobby…and because he knew the great taste of fresh bell peppers.  It was hard work and kept us busy weeding and […]

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Black-Eyed Pea and Collard Green Soup

Posted February 2015

Wintertime yields cold temps, but Louisiana gardens can still produce nutritious vegetables such as collard, mustard, and turnip greens.  These garden greens are definitely a favorite in the South–not only can they be prepared a number of different ways, but they are also packed with vitamins, minerals and contain fiber, while being very low in […]

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February 2015 Picture Page

Posted February 2015

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George Olivier

Posted February 2015

Artisan George Olivier has had a life-long love affair with working with wood. What began as a hobby making model airplanes as a boy growing up in New Orleans has turned into a passion of fashioning fine furniture made from Cypress.  In fact, Olivier, owner of Olivier’s Woodworks in historic Natchitoches, recently celebrated 50 years […]

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That’s Amore: Love in 17th Century Italy

Posted February 2015

The St. James Episcopal Church Concert Series continues the 2014-2015 season with a concert by Armonia Celeste performing 16th and 17th century Italian madrigals. Armonia Celeste (Heavenly Harmony) will explore intricate music from the repertoire of the Concerto delle Donne—a singing group of “Three Ladies” who flourished in the Ferrara, Italy court of Alfonso D’Este. […]

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Teen Pregnancy In The United States: A Work In Progress

Posted February 2015

Significant progress has been made in reducing teen pregnancy in the United States over the last two decades.  The number of births per 1,000 teens between 15 and 17 years of age dropped by 67% from 1991 (51.9/1,000) to 2012 (17/1,000).  Proportionally, the greatest drop occurred in the 15-year-olds (70%) as compared to the 16- […]

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