Archive for March, 2016

Central Louisiana Lawn & Garden Expo 2016

Posted March 2016

Something exciting is happening once again in Central Louisiana!  It’s time for the LSU AgCenter’s 3rd Annual Central Louisiana Lawn & Garden Expo.  The event will be held April 8th from 8:00am to 5:00pm, and April 9th from 7:30am to 2:00pm at the State Evacuation Shelter located on 8125 Highway 71 in Alexandria, just south […]

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This Is Living

Posted March 2016

We recently experienced a loss in the Hankins house.  That’s right, a member of our family has passed.  Just yesterday, I received a text from my wife, it went something like this: “I think the bunny died.” Our eldest daughter, Avery, had a pet bunny, and for some reason or another, Thumperella Funnelcake Hankins (aka […]

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2nd Annual Zoo Grass

Posted March 2016

Gather your family and friends, pack your picnic basket and get down with your favorite roots music at Alexandria Zoo’s ZOO GRASS. On Saturday, April 9th, the Cat Head Biscuit Boys of Lafayette and Cenla’s own Reverend Charley’s Patent Medicine Show will be playing some great folk, bluegrass, Cajun and country music, sure to make […]

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Arts Council to Host Cultural District Art Crawl

Posted March 2016

Don’t be a fool–visit Downtown Alexandria on April 1st for the first ever Cultural District Art Crawl! The Cultural District Art Crawl will be held from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday, April 1st.   This free event features art in both established and pop-up galleries that span the Downtown Cultural District. Each gallery will feature […]

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LBM Productions takes you Over the Rainbow!

Posted March 2016

What has 100 legs and goes to 26 schools in three Central Louisiana parishes? It is the talented cast of LBM Production’s upcoming musical The Wizard Of Oz! This group of 50 young performers, ages 5 to 21, will transport you to a world where trees talk, monkeys fly, and scarecrows dance. The timeless story […]

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Public Health: What It Has Done For You Lately?

Posted March 2016

The general public has a poor understanding of what Public Health does and what it has accomplished. That confusion persists, especially among those over 50, because of the shifts in public health functions over the past decades. Older Louisianans, when asked, “What happens at the health units?”, will invariable say, “That’s where kids get their […]

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Hazardous Inheritance

Posted March 2016

I had a call today from the son of one of my clients who recently passed away. She had an IRA and he and his brother were named as beneficiaries. His questions were a perfect lead in to an article in Kiplinger concerning inherited IRA’s, which, if not handled correctly, can lead to unpleasant consequences. […]

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AHPC Preservation in Progress – Trotter Downtown Historic Offices

Posted March 2016

The revival of historic 3rd Street and downtown Alexandria continues with the preservation of one of the few remaining turn-of-the-century commercial buildings downtown: Trotter Downtown Historic Offices, the January 2016 recipient of the AHPC’s Preservation in Progress award. The large structure sitting at the corner of 3rd and Johnston has been known as the Bertrand […]

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Riddle Me This

Posted March 2016

I am as fragile as glass, yet stronger than the cables that suspend the Golden Gate Bridge.  Sometimes I am hard to find, other times I am freely given.  I am more valuable than the Hope Diamond, but I am sometimes discarded as if I were yesterday’s garbage.  I can live a lifetime or die […]

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Jonathan & Kellie Peyton

Posted March 2016

Jonathan and Kellie Peyton of Alexandria immerse themselves in the art world of Central Louisiana. Jonathan is a living tribute to his father’s legacy. His father, the late Rev. Tom Peyton III, was well-known as a key promoter of the arts in Cenla. Tom left quite a heritage in the art realm. In 1980, the […]

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