Lifestyle

Wed
24
Jul

Catahoula Health Center held open house last week

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A new health clinic has opened in the former Catahoula Parish Hospital building in Jonesville and local officials there are hoping this is the beginning of bringing the hospital back to life.

The Catahoula Health Center is now in operation with official ribbon cutting ceremonies and grand opening events held Tuesday, July 16. The clinic is owned and operated by Russel Smith, MD, Robert Harvey, PA, and Robert’s wife, Holly Guilot-Harvey, RN.

 

 

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Wed
17
Jul

Why you should spend more time outdoors -- at the office

Americans don’t get out much anymore. We’re indoors for 90 percent of each day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

For a big chunk of that time, many of us are behind a desk. One study found that just one-quarter of office workers spent more than an hour outside each day.

Research shows that people who are cooped up all day have less energy and worse moods. That’s bad news not just for them but for their employers. After all, a happy, energetic worker is more productive.

Consequently, employers ought to encourage their staffers to spend more time outdoors during the workday. Oddly enough, urging employees to log fewer minutes at their workstations can yield better outcomes for bosses.

 

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Wed
10
Jul

AgCenter partnership helps cancer survivors

The LSU AgCenter SNAP-Ed program and the Cancer Association of Greater New Orleans cancer survivorship program are working to provide nutrition information to patients in Washington Parish.

The cancer association — in partnership with the Bogalusa Strong Healthy Communities Coalition, the LSU AgCenter SNAPEd program, Bogalusa YMCA, the City of Bogalusa, Our Lady of The Angels Hospital and Riverside Medical Center — was awarded a $10,000 grant from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors to establish a cancer survivorship group in Washington Parish.

Working with the Healthy Communities coalition, AgCenter nutrition professionals joined the cancer association to become a founding partner of the cancer survivorship program.

 

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Wed
10
Jul

Hunter-Bowens vows set

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Zy Kerrik and Zy Kera Hunter are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their parents, Shanita Hunter and Michael Bowens, both of Jena.

Shanita is the daughter of Louis Webster, Jr. of Dallas, Texas, and the late Dee-Dee and Laura Hunter.

Shanita is a 2005 graduate of Jena High School and employed at Pinecrest Support and Service and the proud owner of Myme’s Hair and More.

 

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Wed
03
Jul

Serena angelonia stands up to Louisiana summer

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Get It Growing

What hits harder than Serena Williams on a hot summer day? Well, that’s easy. It’s Serena series angelonia.

If you need a reliable, long-lasting bloomer for your garden this summer that tolerates heat, humidity and drought with long-lasting, colorful blooms and fragrant foliage, then look no further. From love to game point, it wins No. 1 in the summer bedding plants game.

 

 

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Wed
26
Jun

How are your squash doing?

Get It Growing

By Heather Ballard

LSU AgCenter

Horticulturist

Are your squash, cucumbers or watermelon plants not producing fruit this summer? Extension agents across the state have been getting calls recently from home vegetable gardeners concerned that their plants are not making fruit.

It’s a good idea to have a little background information on cucurbit crops in order to understand why these things happen in our gardens. Cucurbits are those plants from the family Cucurbitaceae. They include such crops as cantaloupes, cucumbers, gourds, pumpkins, squashes, watermelons and zucchini.

 

 

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Wed
26
Jun

Pharm.D. degree . . .

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Wed
19
Jun

LPSO Crime Victim Advocate Program

Crime victims and witnesses of a crime have the right to receive help. The victim advocate can offer intervention, case management, criminal justice information and facilitating the use of community resources and services.

 

 

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Wed
19
Jun

Art camp held at CCC in Olla

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Supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism,  in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and as administered by the Arts Council of Central Louisiana.  

 

 

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Wed
12
Jun

Rosier receives coveted award

Kevin Rosier, son of Johnny Rosier of Jena, recently received the coveted Meritorious Honor Award from the Department of State, United States of America.

David M. Satterfield, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the State Department stated the award was “in recognition of Kevin’s efforts to coordinate the interagency on Iraq’s compliance with the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran.”

Rosier has been employed by the State Department for more than 12 years and has been assigned to several embassies including those in Beijing, Thailand and Taiwan. His present title is Economic Officer, Officer of Iraq Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and makes his home in Washington, D.C.

 

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