Archive for June, 2015

Avoyelles Is Louisiana’s July 4th Destination!

Posted June 2015

In three short years, the Avoyelles Arts & Music Festival and accompanying July 4th activities in the City of Marksville have become “Louisiana’s July 4th Destination Festival!” – living up to its goal when the event was conceived by the Avoyelles Arts and Humanities Council four years ago. “Our Arts Council wanted to produce an […]

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New Stuff

Posted June 2015

Before I start the “financial focus” part of this article, I want to say how much I appreciate this publication allowing local practitioners to provide information to its readers. I am glad that they did not feel that it was necessary to go to Ruston to find an advisor capable of educating the public. Now […]

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Bird Flu, What Ya Gonna Do?

Posted June 2015

Recent news has been full of reports of the dreaded “bird flu” propagating through commercial flocks in the United States.  Before giving up on eating chicken or turkey, however, some information about the latest outbreak of bird flu is in order.  Bird flu has been around as long as human flu, and probably longer.  Influenza […]

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Ice Cream and Ice Box Sandwiches

Posted June 2015

Schools are out for the summer and June 21st, Father’s Day, is the first day of summer.  What better way to celebrate and beat the heat than homemade Ice Cream or Ice Box Sandwiches.  We have always thought of this as a long process, but I found a couple of recipes that for all intended […]

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Conversation With the Bible, Part 1

Posted June 2015

The Bible will talk to us if we have ears to hear and minds to discern.  It has so much to say that I cannot possibly squeeze its message into one column, or even 20 or more.  I have been asked many questions about Scripture down through the years, so I will ask the questions […]

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Back Porch Comedy Comes To The Kress

Posted June 2015

Spectral Sisters Productions will present the 2015 Ten Minute Play Festival at the Hearn Stage in the Kress Building from June 18th through 21st.  This year, the theme is “Back Porch Comedy”.  Seventeen playwrights submitted works from which eight plays were chosen by two out-of-town playwrights.   This year’s lucky winners are:  “First Date Ending […]

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June 2015 Picture Page

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Games

Posted June 2015

A few months ago, our son became a member of a travel basketball team.  The twelve man team is made up of thirteen-year-old boys from different backgrounds, ethnicities and various skill levels. A few of them attended the same school, but for the most part, they did not know each other until they came to […]

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Mixed Media and Summer Arts Camp Ring in the Summer

Posted June 2015

New Orleans artist Christine Sauer is on display at River Oaks until July 4th, offering visitors to River Oaks a unique look at unusual mixed media art using fiber and fabric. Her imaginative art is inspired by nature, science, the cosmos and an enjoyment of the process of making.  For many years, she created and […]

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June 2015 Calendar

Posted June 2015

Arts Ongoing – June 30:  A Thousand Words, Cabrini Art Gallery, Outpatient Center 1st floor, time:  TBA.  Sponsored by Arts & Healthcare, Inc., Downtown Alexandria Rotary Club and Cabrini Cancer Center.  Exhibit will feature photographs by Sherry Fore and stories of local cancer survivors living their lives.  An opening reception will be held on June […]

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