Archive for May, 2015

3D Printing at the Rapides Parish Library!

Posted May 2015

In April, the Rapides Parish Main Library unveiled their MakerSpace and 3D printing to the community. The Rapides Parish Library is the first in Rapides Parish to offer 3D printing to the public. The Library’s mission is to provide resources to increase education, information and recreation. The Library provides open access to information, technology, and […]

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Super Summer Fun at Camp Able

Posted May 2015

Camp Able is a non-profit organization that was established to uphold the dignity of every individual. We seek to love our neighbors as ourselves, understanding that our neighbors don’t always look, sound or think the same way we do. Camp Able is about forming a community that loves us just as we are. Our goal […]

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Reducing Motor Vehicle Deaths in Infants and Children

Posted May 2015

The CDC examined motor vehicle deaths among children in the U.S. from 2006 to 2011.  Every child’s death is an extraordinary tragedy, but when they are preventable, the death becomes an unbearable burden to survivors and a horrific loss to society.   Motor vehicle deaths in children in the U.S. (1.9/100,000) are about double those […]

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Cenla’s First Commercial Craft Brewery Now Open in Marksville

Posted May 2015

A passion for good beer and an appreciation for the process of producing it has resulted in two young entrepreneurs starting Broken Wheel Brewery at Fresh Catch Bistreaux.  Broken Wheel Brewery is the first commercial craft beer brewery in Central Louisiana.  Located in Marksville, the brewery got its name from the hometown’s storied origins, when […]

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Forget It or Not

Posted May 2015

This is a bit off the beaten path for financial advice, but I think it has a place in the scheme of things. My clients, as they age, become concerned about the quality of life they will or will not enjoy in retirement. Their concern is not just financial; it also includes their physical and […]

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LBM Productions Announces Spamalot

Posted May 2015

LBM Productions announces a show that is presented by adults for adults—Spamalot—the first weekend in June. Director Laine Berry Miller explains, “I saw ‘Spamalot’ in London ten years ago, and knew I would have to bring it to Central Louisiana as soon as it was released!”  So, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the […]

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James and Georgia Bernard

Posted May 2015

It’s mudbug season and James Bernard, the king crawfish distributor in Louisiana, reigns over a seafood empire that good old-fashioned work ethics built.  James and Georgia, his wife of 39 years, are residents of Mansura, in Avoyelles Parish. The two have built a hugely successful crawfish and seafood business that distributes products all over the […]

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May 2015 Picture Page

Posted May 2015

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River Oaks Prepares for Summer as National Ceramics Exhibit Continues

Posted May 2015

The Inaugural Dirty South Mug Competition and Show, sponsored by GAEDA and held since April at River Oaks Square Arts Center, displays mugs as true art. Over 125 entries were submitted via an online adjudication process, and 89 mugs from 22 states were selected–the furthest entry comes from artist Hesheng Chen in Seattle, while the […]

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Beliefs Make a Huge Difference

Posted May 2015

I’ve heard individuals say that this world belongs to Satan.  Do you believe that? Watching CNN and the Baltimore riots and similar tragedies may give any of us evidence that Satan (an evil spirit) has taken over.  But if I believed that Evil has conquered the world, I would look for the nearest exit.   […]

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