Archive for April, 2016

Rosalie Sugarmill to Host Extraordinary Music Festival

Posted April 2016

The old, red brick Rosalie Sugarmill is just a shell now, a ghost standing quietly south of Alexandria among the pecan trees and oaks of Rosalie Plantation.  Built in the 19th century, it is structurally stable, but in need of restoration.  What is that extraordinary something which can bring it back to life?  Music!  Extraordinary […]

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Child Abuse Awareness Month

Posted April 2016

At the Rapides Children’s Advocacy Center, our mission is to help heal and champion abused and neglect children throughout Central Louisiana. Now is the time for you to get involved by doing something in honor of April as National Child Abuse Awareness Month. We have many chances for you to get involved this month to […]

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Child Abuse And Neglect: An Ongoing Tragedy

Posted April 2016

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  Child “maltreatment”, as it is called, remains a serious problem in the United States and in Louisiana.  There were 3.4 million referrals to child protective services in the U.S. in 2012, of which over 700,000 (or 9.2/1,000) were confirmed cases of “maltreatment”.  Most of the victims (78%) were […]

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Using The Elements of Design in Your Landscape

Posted April 2016

A great landscape starts with a great design, and a great design incorporates, as any good work of art, the appropriate use of the elements of design.  These basic elements include line, form, texture, and color.   Line is created in the landscape when two objects meet, such as where the bed edge and the […]

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Potato Soup and Fisherman’s Jambalaya

Posted April 2016

Spring time is officially here, and soon we will all be looking for a nice day by the water. Having Spring Bayou in mind, Avoyelles Commission of Tourism’s intern Joanie decided to pick this month’s recipes from a Spring Bayou Restoration cookbook “It’s Better on the Bayou – Spring Bayou Restoration”. Potato Soup 3 Potatoes […]

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Before It’s Too Late

Posted April 2016

According to an article in the September 28, 2015 Wall Street Journal, 70% of people die in hospitals, nursing homes and long term care facilities, even though, if given a choice, they would have preferred to spend their last hours at home in familiar surroundings with family and other loved ones. In order to achieve […]

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April 2016 Picture Page

Posted April 2016

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Israeli Pianist to Perform at Jewish Temple in a Community Concert

Posted April 2016

On Sunday, April 17th at 3:00pm, the community is invited to a free concert at the Jewish Temple featuring Israeli-born pianist, Tal Zilber.  This concert is part of the Temple concert series sponsored by the Fuhrer-Bindursky Fund.  The concert will be the first since the death of Ruth Anne Bindursky. It was her vision to […]

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The Angel

Posted April 2016

Once upon a time in heaven, there was an angel. One day, God came to the angel and said, “I have a job for you. I’m going to send you to Earth, but only for a little while.  I will send you to a loving family with good values and morals.” As she grew up […]

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Let Your Soul Catch Up

Posted April 2016

“A number of men who made their living as porters were hired one day to carry a huge load of supplies for a group on safari. Their loads were unusually heavy and the trek through the jungle was on a rough path. Several days into the journey, they stopped, unshouldered their loads and refused to […]

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