Lifestyle

Wed
07
Aug

Local burn survivor receives special gift

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A LaSalle Parish youth was recently selected as the recipient of an all-expense paid trip to a burn survivor conference in California; a trip that also includes tickets to Disneyland.

The presentation was held Friday morning, July 26, at the home of Greg and Kelli Schneider in Belah. Their son, 12 year-old Austin, was burned last year and the news caught the attention of a New Jersey foundation which specializes on helping youth recover from burn injuries.

The Sander & Matits Burn Foundation co-founder Joe Matits delivered the news personally at the Schneider home.

 

 

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Wed
31
Jul

CCC’s Annual Drama and Literacy Camp

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Volunteer Instructor Fern McKeithen teaches local youth the art of public speaking in preparation for their play performance later that week during the Centennial Cultural Center’s annual Drama and Literacy Camp last week in Olla. The camp features instruction in drama, speaking, reading and writing in cursive and at the conclusion of the camp, participants perform a short play and receive a backpack with items such as books, stickers, pencils and other back-to-school items. The camp is sponsored by the Dollar General Summer Literacy grant, which the center received for the first time this year, as well as Drax Biomass through a monetary donation and employee volunteers for the camp. The CCC personnel and board would like to thank Dollar General and Drax Biomass along with all the volunteers and sponsors of the center’s summer camps and other events throughout the year.

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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