Archive for August, 2015

LSUA 5K

Posted August 2015

Join the LSUA student-athletes and run with the Generals on Saturday, September 26th.  The 5K will take place on the LSUA campus and begins at 8:30am.  In addition to the 5K, there will also be a one-mile fun run with each participant receiving a t-shirt, prizes and a surprise bonus.   Registration is available online […]

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AHPC Preservation in Progress – Hotel Bentley

Posted August 2015

The AHPC is excited to announce the recipient of our July 2015 Preservation in Progress Award: Michael Jenkins for The Hotel Bentley. While its preservation is still “in progress,” due to the magnitude of the project, the award is well-earned. The ongoing renovation of the Hotel Bentley has not escaped the attention of the Alexandria-Pineville […]

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Bad Apples and Bad Barrels, Why Place Matters

Posted August 2015

Louisiana suffers from a plethora of poor statistics:  high obesity, high teenage pregnancy, high infant mortality, high STD/HIV rates, high poverty, high incarceration rates and high murder rates.  The South, by and large, shares Louisiana’s poor outcomes.  But even within the region (and the state), the statistics vary greatly from place to place and from […]

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Smart Kids

Posted August 2015

As our children grow older and wiser than their parents, there remain several topics that we must provide guidance and information for shaping their future. One, of course, is the “birds and bees” talk that is difficult to begin but absolutely required. Another is the importance of church and the lessons learned from reading and […]

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A Letter to Teachers, Parents and Students

Posted August 2015

Another summer has flown by; they seem to pass so quickly these days.  Soon we will see yellow school buses traveling the roads, their seats filled with children.  We will hear school bells ringing and see crowds of students rushing to get to their classrooms on time.  We will see little ones attending school for […]

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3D Design Classes Coming In August at the Rapides Parish Main Library

Posted August 2015

Beginning in August, the Rapides Parish Main Library, located at 411 Washington Street in downtown Alexandria, will begin offering 3D Design classes for beginners! The class will teach participants how to use TinkerCAD, a free, easy-to-learn online application anyone can use to create and print 3D models.  There are no materials needed for this class, […]

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August 2015 Picture Page

Posted August 2015

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Fig Bars and Pear Cake

Posted August 2015

The late summer harvest time is here, and figs and pears are plentiful.  With the Cottonport Quilt Festival around the corner on September 12th and 13th, I have selected a few recipes from the “Quilters Cook” on sale for $10.00 at the Cottonport Museum and Cultural Center.  These are simple recipes because the quilters wanted […]

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Pops on the River Returns to the Riverfront

Posted August 2015

Along with LSU football, one of the most recognized signifiers that it is fall in Cenla is the Rapides Symphony’s “Pops on the River”.   This year, we’re back outside at the Riverfront Amphitheater on Saturday, September 26th with a concert we’re calling “A Starry, Starry Night”.  The star of our concert is legendary New Orleans […]

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The Hidden Nature of “Good”

Posted August 2015

“For whatever a person sows, that he will also reap.” Galatians 6:7   Things that are considered to be “good” usually have a hidden nature.  What seems to be good has the capacity to be bad.  Even a good person has the capacity for evil.  Joseph Stribling was a typical 18-year-old, whatever “typical” is.  He […]

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