Archive for October, 2015

Friendship House Pig Roast 2015

Posted October 2015

The Friendship House is excited to invite all of Cenla to join us for our Annual Friendship House Pig Roast on Saturday, November 7th from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. We are looking forward to a great evening at the Alexandria Riverfront Center. Bring your dancing shoes because this year’s Pig Roast will feature live music by […]

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Art, Music and The Van Gogh Gala at River Oaks

Posted October 2015

October has a full schedule here at River Oaks. The most notable happenings are the Fall ArtWalk and ArtMarket at River Oaks, Opening Receptions and the annual Van Gogh Gala.   Artist Amy Glisan’s show “Resistance” will display her renowned bas relief work in the Bolton Davis Gallery. The Galerie des Amis features “Guess Who’s Coming […]

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Cenla Race for the Cure Survivor of the Year

Posted October 2015

Pam Switzer has been named 2015 Race for the Cure Honoree and will be the Team New Balance Honorary Member for the Susan G. Komen Acadiana Race for the Cure on Saturday, October 24th in Downtown Alexandria. Switzer was selected as an honoree for her personal perseverance against breast cancer and her dedication to raising […]

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Influenza: Misplaced Complacency

Posted October 2015

Most people shrug off the flu as an inevitable and annoying bother.  The fact remains, however, that this worldwide recurrent scourge, depending on the severity of the strain, kills anywhere from 3,000 to 30,000 Americans each year, many of them elderly.  Influenza A is not just a human affliction, but infects a host of birds […]

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Take It And Run

Posted October 2015

Most of the articles you read about social security suggest that you will be better off in the long run by waiting to full retirement age to draw on your account. I recently came across a different view, in the August, 2015 edition of Registered Rep magazine. They gave seven reasons why you might want […]

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Sweet Potato Pie and Sweet Potato Pon

Posted October 2015

Hessmer, Louisiana’s slogan is “Sweet Potato Country”.  The railroad town was settled in 1902 and incorporated in 1955.  Sweet potatoes varieties are no longer limited to Beauregards, now you can select Orleans and Evangelines.  Imagine, sweet potatoes now come in colors—yellow, white and yes, even purple!  Ok LSU fans, what could you do with yellow […]

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55th Anniversary Rapides Parish Fair

Posted October 2015

The Mighty Thomas Carnival will once again appear at the 2015 Rapides Parish Fair October 14th through 18th at the new fairgrounds on Highway 71 South in Alexandria, joining the best arts, crafts, livestock, cooking, music and more for what promises to be one of the biggest and best fairs to date!  The fair will […]

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One Beautiful Day in Fall

Posted October 2015

It was one of those days. There were too many voices in my head, too many ideas that flittered in and out of my mind so quickly that a complete picture could not be formed.  Deadlines were fast approaching, and I sat and stared at a blank canvas—too many feelings, yet not enough feelings.  I […]

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Struggling With Addictions

Posted October 2015

“Whoever is led astray by alcohol is not wise” (Proverbs 20:1).   Addictions are no respecter of persons.  They come in all sizes and shapes—negative and positive—and they affect young and old, rich and poor, black and white, and so on.  Negative addictions, for the most part, result in the concerted effort to be happy.  […]

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Fall Artwalk Returns October 16th

Posted October 2015

It’s that time of year again! Join the Arts Council of Central Louisiana for Fall ArtWalk on Friday, October 16th from 4:00pm to 9:00pm in the downtown Alexandria Cultural Arts District. Fall ArtWalk features over 80 art, craft, and food vendors in a fun, family-friendly environment. A wide variety of items will be available, including […]

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