Archive for March, 2015

U.S. Mint to Release Quarter with Louisiana Design

Posted March 2015

The United States Mint America the Beautiful Quarters Program is a multi-year initiative to honor 56 national sites in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories—Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands.  Under this program, five new reverse (tails side) designs began […]

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An Evening of Music and Praise to Benefit Arts & Healthcare, Inc.

Posted March 2015

On Saturday, March 28th, Cenla Christian Worship Tour will present a concert to benefit Arts & Healthcare, Inc.  This “Evening of Music and Praise” will begin at 6:30pm in the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center and will feature some of the very best local and regional praise musicians: Josh Blakesley Band, DC Sills, Octavia, Sonz of […]

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The 36th Annual CAG of Cenla Bank Show

Posted March 2015

The 36th Annual CAG of Cenla Bank Show will be held March 22nd to April 4th at the Capital One Bank Lobby, which is located at 934 3rd Street in Alexandria. Jeremy Simmons, Associate Professor of Fine Arts at LSUA, has graciously volunteered to judge the submitted artwork. Businesses and individuals may make a donation […]

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Louisiana’s Health Rankings 2014

Posted March 2015

The United Health Foundation recently published their most recent “America’s Health Rankings 2014”.  As in the past, such state-to-state comparative statistics (which always lag a year behind) help situate Louisiana with respect to other states and the United States with respect to other countries.   First, the good news!  Louisiana rose from 49th to 48th […]

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2017 Albert Street

Posted March 2015

The Alexandria Historic Preservation Commission is pleased to announce that our March 2015 Preservation in Progress award goes to 2017 Albert Street.  Rehabbed in 2014 by Mark Gravel, this Craftsman cottage was built around 1920 and retains many original architectural features on both the interior and exterior of the building. Strikingly restored wood floors and […]

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Before You File

Posted March 2015

For some of you, this article is too late, but perhaps it will help fellow delayers. The Wall Street Journal had an article in their February 2, 2015 edition that highlights some of the things to watch for when filing your return this year. First, get ready for extra lines on the 1040 because of […]

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Life, Death and Headstones

Posted March 2015

Funerals are a time of reflection.  They are a time to reflect on the person’s life that has ended, their families and friends as well as our own mortality.  The eulogy is usually filled with stories from the person’s life, a description of the type of person they were, sometimes their accomplishments are mentioned, the […]

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Arts Council of Central Louisiana and GAEDA Present Ballet Magnificat!

Posted March 2015

The Arts Council of Central Louisiana and GAEDA present Ballet Magnificat! Deliver Us! on Sunday, March 22nd at Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center. The performance begins at 2:30pm and tickets are currently on sale at www.ticket-central.org.   Experience one of Ballet Magnificat!’s most popular and longest touring ballets! Set to the music of Dreamworks’ The Prince […]

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Irish Potato & Egg Stew with Rice Cooker Smothered Potatoes

Posted March 2015

We are in the midst of Lent and many have taken the penance of going meatless for some meals.  After talking with area Avoyelles Parish residents looking for recipes, it was somewhat compared to the times of depression where meat was scarce if you did not raise your own from the farm, but potatoes were […]

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This Battle You Can Win

Posted March 2015

The subject was revivals and what we remembered about them.  The teacher leading the class turned to me and asked what I remembered about old-time revivals.  Without a second though, I said, “Some of them almost scared me to death.”  And that’s true.  I remember one evangelist who came to our church when I was […]

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