Archive for September, 2015

It Really Ain’t Free

Posted September 2015

The online version of Financial Planning magazine had an interesting write up on July 27th that I want to share with you. The gist of the story is the cost to the family when one member of the family relies on another to provide unpaid care. We all know that the long term care provided […]

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Domestic Violence In Louisiana

Posted September 2015

For reasons probably related to poverty and low educational attainment, Louisiana has been plagued by a persistent problem of domestic violence.  In this respect, it is no different than the United States as a whole, where 1/3 women in the U.S. report being victims of domestic violence at least once in their lifetime.  This comes […]

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Pumpkin Bread and Cookies

Posted September 2015

It’s almost fall, y’all!  I am already seeing pumpkin everything.  I have canvassed our cookbooks for recipes that feature pumpkin as a key ingredient.  Cooking on the Bayou, by St. Peter’s Altar Society, has an excellent recipe for pumpkin bread.  Their church fair is September 19th and 20th, and will be held at the old […]

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61st Annual Fall Pilgrimage Tour of Homes

Posted September 2015

Remember when life was a little easier, and the pace was a little slower?  Remember when neighbors visited each other and saw not just houses, but homes that were built to individual taste and furnished with style?  If you’re ready to experience that time again, Natchitoches has just the thing for you.   During the […]

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Michael “Mike” and Sheila Johnson

Posted September 2015

Michael “Mike” Johnson hears the word “volunteer” and it is music to his ears. Johnson has served on about 39 non-profit boards, many from the conception. He is all about rolling up his sleeves and jumping right in.  “God has blessed me in so many ways, I’ve always felt I should give back. In my […]

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Hero of Hope

Posted September 2015

This week has been less than stellar.  So far, I have managed to break the air conditioner in my car (second time this summer), the air conditioner in my office, a lamp, a ceiling fan (yes, those two were in a related incident), fried the entire electrical system in my office, my internet was down […]

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September 2015 Picture Page

Posted September 2015

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Art in the Rafters Trois

Posted September 2015

Avoyelles Arts and Humanities Council invite you to Art in the Rafters Trois, their third annual art show and art walk, showcasing professional and amateur artists throughout Central Louisiana.  The event coincides with the organization’s annual membership drive and First Thursday on the Square, which will take place October 1st.  Artisans are invited to hang […]

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Les Fest 2015 – A Tribute to the King of the Blues

Posted September 2015

On September 24th, the eighth annual Les Fest will be held at the Alexandria Zoo starting at 6:30pm.  This event commemorates 34 years of dedicated zoo leadership by former zoo director Leslie “Les” Whitt, remembers Les’ dream for the Alexandria Zoo, and of course, celebrates our great zoo that will be 90 years young next […]

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Are The Ten Commandments Out of Date?

Posted September 2015

In the popular movie “Man From U.N.C.L.E.”, the evil woman Victoria gestures to one of her henchmen to “kill her”, in the same tone of voice she would say, “help her.”  She wanted the other woman out of the way.  Isn’t this the mindset of many today?  Killing seems to be as common as shaking […]

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