Archive for May, 2016

Little Walter Music Festival Grows to Two Day Festival

Posted May 2016

The 2016 Little Walter Music Festival will be a two-day affair in downtown Alexandria on Friday, May 27th and Saturday, May 28th. The expansion means more music and more fun in downtown Alexandria! “We are excited to be able to expand to Friday night this year with the help of our local musicians and downtown […]

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Tunica-Biloxi Hosts 21st Annual Pow Wow

Posted May 2016

The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana will host its 21st annual Pow Wow Saturday, May 21st from 10:00am to 10:00pm, and Sunday, May 22nd from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The event will take place in the Earl J. Barbry, Sr. Convention Center at Paragon Casino Resort. Hosted each year in Marksville, the Tunica-Biloxi Pow Wow serves as […]

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2016 Parish Health Rankings For Louisiana and Cenla

Posted May 2016

Once a year, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute publish their annual “County Health Rankings & Roadmaps”.  This report establishes rankings for “Health Outcomes,” (length of life and quality of life criteria) and “Health Factors” (health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors and physical environments) for each […]

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Gardening Grows More Than Just Great Food

Posted May 2016

Gardening has always been an excellent way of exercise and a wonderful hobby for persons of  all ages to enjoy, especially our senior population.  Gardening is really good for us, and for more than the vegetables it produces, it also has some mental health benefits.  Experts say that it may actually help seniors enjoy independence […]

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Social Security: True or False?

Posted May 2016

An article originally published on ThinkAdvisor.com discussed several Social Security talking points that you might find interesting. For example, “claim early, before your full retirement age, in order to get back your contributions”; or, “I don’t know how long I am going to live, so I’m taking it now”; or, “the Social Security program is […]

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Veg-All Casserole and Rice Dressing Jambalaya

Posted May 2016

Mary and I participated in “Allons Souper à Lourdes”, a food tasting event, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Eggbend (the church we attend). It was the fifth time we cooked for this culinary gathering of locals and visitors. So, to keep you in the loop, we would like to share the recipes […]

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Lazy Days of Summer

Posted May 2016

I don’t like school. I don’t like getting up before the sun every morning, rushing in a mad dash to beat the clock to be on time for the first bell. I don’t like homework. I don’t like school projects. I don’t like the structure that comes with school days. No, this is not my […]

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I Owe A Lot to Negative Events

Posted May 2016

I joined the Navy two weeks after high school graduation in 1944.  Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi was my next stop (to be inducted, starched and ironed), and then on to Camp Wallace, Texas—between Houston and Galveston—for boot camp.  It was the hottest place on Earth that summer, no doubt.   Camp Wallace was thrown […]

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HoliFest ’16: Unity in Diversity

Posted May 2016

It’s time again for the celebration of Spring, Life, Unity, Community, and Downtown Culture! Join us May 14th for the 5th Annual HoliFest!   Playing colors with each and every one brings a feeling of spirit without any distinction of caste, creed, color, race, status or sex. It is one occasion when sprinkling colored powder […]

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May 2016 Picture Page

Posted May 2016

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