Archive for July, 2015

Parenting Challenges of a Strong-Willed Child

Posted July 2015

We have all heard of the “strong-willed child” and many of you likely have a strong-willed child in your family. These children are characterized by an intense need to do things by themselves. They may voice their opinions frequently and have a hard time being flexible. Often times, these children may be quite intellectually curious, […]

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Pap Smears and Pelvic Exam Screenings

Posted July 2015

Although women have long ago resigned themselves to the reality of a yearly pelvic exam, recommendations have changed in the last few years which should offer some relief.  The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) regularly reviews preventive health practices and aligns them with current research findings.  Decisions include factors such as the sensitivity and […]

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Paragon Casino Resort Hosts 12th Annual La Cuisine de la Louisiane

Posted July 2015

Paragon Casino Resort will host the 12th annual La Cuisine de la Louisiane, a culinary fundraiser to be held in the Mari Showroom on Sunday, July 26th from 5:30pm to 8:00pm. This year’s event will benefit three area non-profits—Bikers Against Child Abuse (B.A.C.A.) Cenla Chapter, LARC’s Acadian Village in Lafayette and The Avoyelles Society for […]

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Freedom

Posted July 2015

In his month of July, where we celebrate a declaration of independence from a tyrannical government, we should give thanks for life in a country where we are free to live where we want to, speak what we want to and worship where we want to. As we grow older, if we want to live […]

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Foodapalooza: Farm To School Edition

Posted July 2015

A day-long event to help build Central Louisiana’s farm to school momentum is coming to Alexandria. “Foodapalooza: Farm to School Edition” will be held from 9:30am until 3:30pm on Tuesday, July 14th, in the Coughlin-Saunders Performing Arts Center in downtown Alexandria.  The event is designed for anyone interested in the local foods movement, including the […]

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Louisiana Guard Soldier, Mom Named Ms. LSUA

Posted July 2015

“It’s kind of a unique experience being in two different arenas, and it’s been an amazing journey,” said Sgt. Autumn Mitchell, an engineer in the Louisiana National Guard’s 225th Engineer Brigade.  Mitchell, a 25-year-old mother of two from Pineville, had never entered a pageant competition before being chosen as Ms. LSU Alexandria 2015, which comes […]

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July 2015 Picture Page

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When Pigs Fly

Posted July 2015

We have always told our children there was nothing they couldn’t achieve. They could be anything they wanted to be when they grew up—no dream was too big. When you ask my teenage son what he wants to be, he will tell you either an NBA star (mind you not just play in the NBA, […]

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Conversation With the Bible, Part II

Posted July 2015

Last month, I offered a conversation with the Holy Scriptures in hopes that it would be helpful to those who are seeking a better understanding of a masterpiece that contains 66 books and spans hundreds of years.  The only problem is the fact that different people have different ideas about most of it.  Interpretations vary […]

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River Oaks Sets Records This Summer

Posted July 2015

The summer is off to a good start after both Summer Arts Camp and Men Who Cook at River Oaks delivered record numbers this year. Summer Arts Camp was sold out again for the third year in a row and has proven to be one of the most successful art camps in the area. Men […]

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