Archive for June, 2016

Purchased Lives: the American Slave Trade from 1808-1865 at AMoA

Posted June 2016

Purchased Lives: the American Slave Trade from 1808-1865, curated by the Historic New Orleans Collection, explores the domestic slave trade with a focus on the trade in New Orleans and Louisiana as a whole.  In 1808, the international slave trade was abolished, ending the export of people to the Americas.  The domestic slave trade continued […]

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First Computers

Posted June 2016

First, a disclaimer: if my computer is working, it is a wonderful piece of equipment; if not, I call for help, because I have no idea how to fix it. Having said that, there was an article in a recent edition of the Wall Street Journal discussing the smart way to pick out your child’s […]

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Cenla, #AskWhatsLocal

Posted June 2016

Central Louisiana residents and businesses will be encouraged to eat local food throughout the month of June in the region’s first #AskWhatsLocal Challenge. Prizes and other incentives will be awarded to people who step up to the challenge, which began June 1st.  “Eat Local Challenges are happening all over the nation to raise awareness of […]

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For a Life Well Lived

Posted June 2016

This was originally written with college graduates in mind, but it could apply to any stage of life.  Most of these I had to learn the hard way.  But learn them I did, and I want to share in the hopes maybe one or two of them make a difference in whatever stage of life […]

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Listening to the Higher Self

Posted June 2016

When I was pastor of a certain church, a family had an outstanding dog named “Spiff”.  He was known throughout the community as very talented and well-trained.  Spiff would sit on his hind legs on the stool and pound the piano keys with his paws, howling as loud and as “off key” as he could.  […]

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Summertime Dangers: Water Related Illnesses

Posted June 2016

Summer fun often includes water and that can be in public pools, water parks, ponds, rivers or bayous.  Fresh water fun, however, does have its share of potential hazards beyond the risk of drowning.  The list of potential infectious illnesses that can come from fresh water exposure includes Cryptosporidia, Giardia, Shigella, norovirus, E. Coli and […]

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River Oaks Rocks in the Summer

Posted June 2016

Men Who Cook and Men Who Mix 2016 just wrapped up and it’s certainly one of Central Louisiana’s most ‘fun’ fundraising events.  In its 16th year, nearly 600 guests sampled delectable dishes from over 70 chefs, with an approximate two million calories served. This year’s results were as follows (in case you haven’t checked #MWCAM16 […]

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Brewer Hits One-Year Milestone as Louisiana College President

Posted June 2016

On March 5, 2015, Louisiana College’s Board of Trustees unanimously elected Dr. Rick Brewer as LC’s ninth president. On April 7th, Brewer officially took office.  Brewer told the LC family he would “listen, learn and lead”. He met with small groups on campus that represented LC’s various academic and administrative leaders and students.  From Tennessee […]

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June 2016 Picture Page

Posted June 2016

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July 4th Sizzles With The 5th Annual Avoyelles Arts & Music Fest

Posted June 2016

“Louisiana’s July 4th Destination Festival!” returns to Avoyelles Parish this July 4th with a dazzling event showcasing all the sights and sounds of our nation’s birthday! The town of Marksville has become party central for the beloved summer holiday and features an incredible lineup of live music, arts, crafts and food vendors, fun and games […]

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