The Winter of 1864-1865 – Cenla’s Coldest

Posted January 2017

As any resident of Central Louisiana can tell you, they can count the amount of substantial snows in our area on one or two hands, depending on your age.  Even when the white powder blanketed Cenla, it did not last very long. Whatever the cause, our weather has grown mostly fickle these days. Even in […]

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Homecoming goes golden at LSUA

Posted January 2017

All Gold!  In February, that will be the theme when Louisiana State University of Alexandria welcomes a new tradition to campus. It’s time for Homecoming! All alumni, former students and friends of LSUA are invited and encouraged to participate in the scheduled events. Activities for the week will focus on creating more engagement with Central […]

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Focus on the Fort: Brian Sylvester

Posted December 2016

There once was a boy from Breaux Bridge whose mother asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. When he answered, “a basketball player,” she bought a basketball, a goal and made it happen. That began the story of Brian Sylvester’s basketball career. At 6’8” tall, he is no longer a little […]

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90th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival

Posted November 2016

In 2016, Natchitoches will be celebrating the 90th Annual Christmas Festival of Lights.  Ranked as one of the top three holiday light displays by Yahoo! Travel.com, the Natchitoches Christmas Festival of Lights is a 45-night celebration of lights, fun and festivities set along the backdrop of downtown Historic Natchitoches and Cane River Lake, illuminated by […]

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The Rotary Club of Alexandria Celebrates 100 Years of Service in Central Louisiana

Posted November 2016

The Opening Celebration for the 100th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Alexandria will be held on Wednesday, November 16th.  Rotary International President John Germ will be the keynote speaker.  This special event will be held at the City Hall Convention Center from 11:30am to 1:00pm.  The Rotary Club of Alexandria is planning a year […]

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If All You Had to Offer Was Friendship

Posted November 2016

Recently, I stumbled upon the Facebook page of a young man by the name of Trent Shelton.  I am drawn to anything inspirational, motivational or just something that gives me the warm fuzzies, and I can tell you that the videos and messages this young man posts are all of those things.  I watched one […]

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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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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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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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Today I Am Proud

Posted September 2016

Last month, my Cenla Focus piece was titled “Today I Am Sad”.  I shared with you my thoughts and concerns regarding the human race and the path of self destruction we had chosen.  Ever the optimist, I ended with a note of hope that tomorrow would bring about a change for the better. Recently, friends, […]

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