Archive for October, 2016

Could You Do It?

Posted October 2016

As you son or daughter approaches a decision as to their college destination, one out of the box choice would be to explore college in Europe. There was an interesting article in Wealth Management for the month of September, 2016 that provided information that might be helpful. I guess the first decision will be whether […]

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O How Glorious! The Hereford Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys

Posted October 2016

The Saint James Episcopal Church Concert Series opens the 2016-2017 season with a performance by the Hereford Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys under the direction of Geraint Bowen, Director of Music and Organist. Hereford, Great Britain is situated near the border with Wales, and the Cathedral Choir traces its beginnings all the way back […]

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The Triumph And Trouble With The Immuno-Biologicals

Posted October 2016

Immuno-biologicals represent a new class of medications, used for a wide variety of conditions.  They modulate the body’s immune response in different ways to either enhance or reduce inflammation (thus their other name, “biological response modifiers”).  In a sense, they continue the tradition of older anti-inflammatory medication, the most famous of which is aspirin.  Traditionally, […]

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13th Annual A Very Merry Market

Posted October 2016

It’s the Junior League of Alexandria’s 13th annual A Very Merry Market, and you’re invited!  Come one, come all to three days of shopping, food and fun at the Alexandria Riverfront Center in downtown Alexandria, starting Thursday, October 20th through Saturday, October 22nd.  Don’t forget that you will be shopping for a cause as all […]

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Whose Pictures Are On Your Refrigerator?

Posted October 2016

Who or what do you value most? Whose picture is on your refrigerator? Probably your children or grandchildren, spouse and maybe a few friends.  And, of course, the Saints or LSU game schedule.   Matthew in the New Testament captures a great truth in a brief sentence: “You are more value than many sparrows” (Matthew […]

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Sweet Potato Casserole and Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Posted October 2016

It’s sweet potato time in Avoyelles Parish, and yes they are plentiful with a great varieties available throughout the area. Choose from Beauregard, Orleans, Evangeline, Bayou Belle or even purple or white fleshed! Here are some tips for perfect sweet potatoes: • Fresh sweet potatoes can be stored for up to a month at 55° […]

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Ships, Life and Drama

Posted October 2016

I recently read a quote that said, “Ships don’t sink because of the water around them.  Ships sink because of the water that gets in them.  So, don’t let what happens around you get inside and weigh you down.”  Makes sense, right?  Easier said than done?  You bet!  Every day we are bombarded with negative […]

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Fall Time is Fun Time at River Oaks

Posted October 2016

October brings great events to downtown Alexandria and River Oaks Arts Center! The centerpiece of our fall festivities, the Annual Van Gogh Gala, is scheduled for Saturday, October 29th at 7:00pm. River Oaks’ momentous fundraiser features exciting live and silent auctions from Star Artists within our community. Some “stars” have dabbled in the arts previously […]

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8th Annual Zombie Walk of Alexandria

Posted October 2016

It’s October and that means it’s time for Zombies. Saturday, October 22nd, the 8th Annual Zombie Walk of Alexandria, presented to you by The Cenla Zombies Association will gather Zombies of all ages downtown.  Zombie Walks take place in urban centers and have become popular in large cities.  A zombie walk is an organized public […]

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Tamales Cenla Style

Posted October 2016

There is just something about a tamale. Tamales are more than just a favorite food. There is an art to making tamales, from daubing the layer of masa onto a corn husk to filling the masa with savory meat to rolling the delicious packet. It takes time and patience to make tamales correctly. In many […]

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