Archive for February, 2016

Red River Chorale To Present John Rutter’s “Requiem”

Posted February 2016

On Saturday evening, March 5th, the Red River Chorale will present “A Time to Reflect and a Time of Renewal.”  This beautiful, meditative concert will be performed in the sanctuary of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Alexandria, beginning at 7:30pm.   Since the performance takes place during the penitential season of Lent, the program will include […]

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18th Annual Red River Run

Posted February 2016

Alexandria’s Premier 10k returns on March 5th as the Red River Runners present the 18th Annual Red River Run.  Sponsored by Cleco, the run will begin at 8:00am on Saturday, March 5th at Big Island Park, next to Bringhurst Field in Alexandria.  The run will follow a flat, fast USATF certified 10k course, starting and […]

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City Park Players Present Bedtime Stories

Posted February 2016

The 2016 City Park Players season begins with the February 18th through 28th production of Bedtime Stories, written by Norm Foster and directed by Theresa Louviere.  This comedic drama features 15 characters, related in various ways, who tell stories of love, loss, redemption, growing up, and staying together.  The show is suggested for audiences 13 […]

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Zika Virus: Another Unwanted Mosquito-Borne Invader

Posted February 2016

In our days of worldwide travel, germs move with us on our meanderings.  Zika virus has now grabbed the international headlines.  It is a Flavivirus, one of several that is transmitted from human-to-human through the bite of mosquitos.  In this case, as with Dengue and Chikungunya, it is transmitted through the bite of Aedes species […]

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Roasted Garlic & Parmesan Asparagus and Sweet Potato Muffins

Posted February 2016

Roasted Asparagus, Garlic and Parmesan by Nancy Lowery   1 Bunch Asparagus Spears, Trimmed 2-3 Tablespoons Olive Oil 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced 2 Tablespoons Parmesan Cheese, Grated Salt and Pepper, To Taste Place asparagus on the bottom of a baking dish. Pour olive oil on top of asparagus and toss to coat. Arrange asparagus in […]

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Memory Loss: Don’t Wait ‘Til You Got It

Posted February 2016

I recently was required to take an online course alerting me to signs that my senior clients could be suffering from early stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. An article from Fiduciary Trust Company outlined steps to take in a proactive sense to deal with such possibilities. Any action you might consider as a result […]

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The Rapides Parish Library Presents the 3rd Annual Creative Con!

Posted February 2016

This isn’t your grandmother’s library, and the staff at the library involved in the 3rd Annual Creative Con aren’t exactly what you’d expect either!  The Rapides Parish Library’s Creative Con is celebrating its third year of inspiring kids and adults to explore their creative side.  “We’ll explore comic art, costuming, acting, writing, just about anything […]

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Cenla Native Marissa McMickens Crowned NSULA Miss Lady of the Bracelet

Posted February 2016

It’s probably not a good idea to stand between Marissa McMickens and something she wishes to accomplish. McMickens was successful on her third attempt to win the title of Miss Northwestern–Lady of the Bracelet and will represent the university at June’s Miss Louisiana Pageant.  As part of her crowning, Marissa will receive over $7,000 in […]

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Peaceful, Easy Feeling

Posted February 2016

We are only two months into the year, and we have already lost several great entertainers.  On January 10th, musician  David Bowie died. In the musical world, he gave us a variety of songs and genres, from pop rock to soul.  On January 14th, we lost actor Alan Rickman.  He is probably best known for […]

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Ramblings From A 90-Year-Old, Part II

Posted February 2016

I was talking with a friend the other day and she said a very important thing.  We were talking about the misery in the world today, and she said, “ Every day, I try to do something that brings a little joy into my own life as well as doing something nice for someone else.”  […]

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