Archive for July, 2016

LBM Productions Presents Xanadu, Jr.

Posted July 2016

Do you remember the phenomenon of roller-skating along the beach during the 1980s? If so, you’re probably a fan of the hit movie Xanadu, starring Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly.   LBM Productions is thrilled to take audiences back to that carefree time, as they present Xanadu, Jr. July 28th through 31st at LSUA’s Richard […]

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Diabetes Treatment: Increasing Complexity and Cost

Posted July 2016

Diabetes has increased parallel to the epidemic of obesity in the United States.  It now affects over 10% of the adult population, many of whom are unaware they have the disease.  Diabetes contributes to strokes, heart disease, neuropathy, renal failure, blindness, peripheral vascular disease and amputations.  The morbidity and mortality continue to soar as does […]

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Honey of a Fig Bread

Posted July 2016

I am so privileged to work in multi-organizational office setting and one of the perks is occasionally being an audience for the 4-H students as they prepare for competitions. One of the groups were preparing for 4-H University and I just have to share their recipe with you because not only was it great, Kelsey […]

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Possibilities and Opportunities

Posted July 2016

In recent weeks, there was an article in the Wall Street Journal that is, unfortunately for Louisiana students and parents, suddenly relevant in light of proposed TOPS changes. It concerns borrowing for college. If, in fact, TOPS awards are reduced, many families may look to federal student loans for help. They are generally available to […]

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Let it Flow

Posted July 2016

The Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea are both fed by the River Jordan. The Sea of Galilee is teeming with life in the form of various species of birds and fish, some not found anywhere else in the world. The plant life that grows beneath the water is plentiful and vibrantly colored. Everything […]

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God Didn’t Call Us to Be Religious

Posted July 2016

I like rituals.  They can be beautiful and very meaningful.  They help us to identify ourselves.  I will say more about that in next month’s issue.  Right now, I am saying that we have to be careful not to let rituals and the trappings of religion become the main menu.   I visited a man […]

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July 2016 Picture Page

Posted July 2016

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37th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival

Posted July 2016

The 37th Annual Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival will be held July 15th and 16th in Prather Coliseum, which is located at 220 South Jefferson Street in Natchitoches on the campus of Northwestern State University.  The site is wheelchair accessible and the festival is family oriented.  No alcohol is allowed or sold on the site.   The […]

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Jam Packed July in Cenla

Posted July 2016

The month of July will be a busy time in Central Louisiana. From conventions and meetings to sports tournament and events, there will be a lot of people in town over the next four weeks.   Johnny Downs Sports Complex and the Alexandria Youth Complex on Masonic will both be hopping with state and World […]

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Kids, Kids, Kids & Art, Art, Art!

Posted July 2016

River Oaks has been the happening place for children ages 5 to 13 during the summer for over 20 years! The ever popular Summer Arts Studio Summer Camp is the largest and longest running visual arts camp in our area, serving over 150 kids every year. Kids focus on various art forms, learn basic techniques […]

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