Archive for December, 2015

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Posted December 2015

The 2015-2016 St. James Episcopal Church Concert Series continues with a concert staged performance of Gian Carlo Menotti’s beloved one act opera, Amahl and The Night Visitors, on Friday, January 8th at 7:00pm in the St. James Church. With a touch of lighthearted comedy interspersed, the story unfolds of a young and disabled shepherd boy, […]

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Focus on the Fort: Twin Power

Posted December 2015

Anyone attending an LSUA Generals Basketball game may feel they are seeing double.  Truth is, the Generals are fortunate to have two talented ‘‘big men’’ on the team, that are not only brothers but also are twins.  Austin and Dustin Adams are seniors at LSUA. They were born in Tacoma, Washington.  When they were four […]

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Rapides Foundation Encourages You to “Have a Healthy Holiday”

Posted December 2015

The Rapides Foundation is encouraging everyone to “Have a Healthy Holiday” with some tips for creating a healthy holiday plan during this holiday season: Eat Smart: Choose fresh, non-processed food options whenever possible. Before leaving for a party, drink plenty of water, and eat a light snack like raw vegetables or a piece of fruit […]

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Breast Cancer: The Insidious Enemy

Posted December 2015

Despite billions of dollars of research and treatment, breast cancer remains a leading killer of women.  By the end of 2015, it is estimated that there will have been 200,000 new cases of breast cancer and 40,000 women will have died from the disease during the year.  Even though awareness, screening and treatment have undergone […]

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INSURANCE4U

Posted December 2015

Sorry for the title, but just trying to make a boring topic more pleasant. In the November, 2015 Prevention magazine, there were some tips that might help you with health insurance problems. Avoid calling your insurance company on Monday; Wednesday, Thursday or early Friday are better days to get questions answered. When you call, have […]

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Empty Chairs at Empty Tables

Posted December 2015

The holidays are the happiest yet also the saddest time of year.  For most, the holidays bring families together to celebrate another year, to partake in traditions, to laugh and rejoice.  But for some, the loss of a loved one is made more pronounced by those same traditions and celebrations; the wounds left by their […]

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Walter & Jackie Monkhouse: Alexandria’s Magic Christmas

Posted December 2015

Child-like wonder shining on the faces of the people caught up in the magic of their elaborate Christmas display bring joy to Walter and Jackie Monkhouse. For more than 20 years, the retired couple have been adding sparkle and special effects to the display at their Alexandria home on Versailles Boulevard.  “We like keeping the […]

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Gingerbread Boys and Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole

Posted December 2015

Who needs Christmas air fresheners when you have aromas of delicious food in the air at Christmastime?  We had a hard time narrowing down to two recipes for this issue as at this time of the year, everything tastes wonderful.  The winners are:   Gingerbread Boys   2 1/2 Cups Flour 1/2 Cup Shortening 1/2 […]

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December 2015 Picture Page

Posted December 2015

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Interpretations

Posted December 2015

I’ve often thought that life would be better if we all spoke the same language.  But that’s probably a pipe dream, for there will always be different tongues, interpretations and accents.  It would probably be boring otherwise.  The other day, I was talking with a friend who moved to Alexandria from Nova Scotia.  The subject […]

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