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JULY 2014

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MGC ANNUAL LUNCHEON

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STEAMBOATS A-COMIN!

AND NEW MEMBER INSTALLATION

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DIAMONDS, NOT JUST A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND

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PEO AE STYLISH SCARVES

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REVOLUTION PARK

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SATURDAY IN THE PARK

DELTASTYLE’S 5x5

5 PEOPLE, 5 QUESTIONS

14 Gumbeaux 19 Quotable Quotes

87 Lockhart/Ryan Wedding

CHENIERE SHACK

20 Social Events

REV PARK: A SATURDAY IN THE PARK STEAMBOATS A-COMIN’!

91 Memorial Day Fun

110 Education 101

54 Fashion Pages

72 Cory Bahr’s DIG IN 82 Cheniere Shack

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Ruben Grigorian, MD


Haik Humble Expands Team of Trusted Eye Experts It is with great pleasure and excitement that we welcome Ruben Grigorian, MD to the Haik Humble family. Dr. Grigorian, a retinal specialist, focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, retinal detachment repair and ocular trauma. With more than 19 years of experience, Dr. Grigorian’s move to North Louisiana is in many ways a return to his roots, as he completed a fellowship in vitreo-retinal surgery at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Baton Rouge. As we introduce him to our loyal Haik Humble staff and patients, we in turn wanted Delta Style’s avid readers to get to know him and warmly welcome him to our community. Q: Where are you from exactly? Tell us about Armenia. A: I’m from Yerevan, the capital and largest city of Armenia. Armenia is located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe. I return there annually for medical mission trips to teach resident surgeons and assist in the surgical care of patients. These doctors can carry on in their careers to improve care of the patients. Q: Uprooting your life in Mobile to move to Monroe was a big decision. What aspects of the community and your work helped ease the transition? A: Northeast Louisiana has a large population with diabetes and vascular disease that affect the eye. Genetics and the indigenous food are two contributing factors to those types of diseases. Q: What exactly is a retinal specialist? A: A retinal specialist is an ophthalmologist who has received additional training in managing diseases of the vitreous and retina. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue that lines the wall in the back of the eye. The retina acts like the ďŹ lm in a camera; capturing images that are then transmitted to the brain. The retina is susceptible to many types of diseases. Damage to the retina can cause permanent vision loss. I commonly treat macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachments, retinal vein occlusions, macular edema, and uveitis. Q: What prompted your interest in eye health? A: There is a strong medical tradition in my family. My mother is a psychiatrist. My brother is a neurosurgeon and my sister is completing her fellowship training in neurosurgery as well. I chose to pursue ophthalmology because I wanted to help preserve people’s vision—and improve their quality of life. There is nothing more gratifying to me than being able to help preserve my patients’ sight. Q: What are some of the main causes of macular degeneration? A: Macular degeneration is typically found in older individuals and is the damage to the retina as seen in loss of vision in the

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downtown gallery crawl The bi-monthly Downtown Gallery Crawl was held on June 5, 2014. The Downtown Gallery Crawl, hosted by the Downtown Arts Alliance, is a community of artists working together to culturally enhance and revitalize our historic riverfront commercial district.

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JONI DOLLAR, CLINTON WHITNEY DOWNING, & JOLI LIVAUDAIS GRISHAM

DANITA BRIGHT, KENNETH ALEXANDER, SHALOM ALEXANDER, ALOHN HAMMOND, JA’ROHN HAMMOND

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DEBRA HEARD, DON HUDNALL, &ANNE EBERLE

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BROWN BAG CONCERT: EXCELSIOR JAZZ COMBO Excelsior Jazz Combo provided music while there were free slices of watermelon from the West Monroe Farmer's Market, complimentary coke floats courtesy of Centric Federal Credit Union, complimentary beverages and cookies courtesy of Ouachita Valley Federal Credit Union and a special visit by Rainbow the Clown who provided balloon animals, and Kona Ice sold snow cones.

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CHRISTY FRANCIS, LINDA TURNBOW, & SARA HATTEN

COURTNEY HORNSBY, ERIC HALE, & TOMMY USERY

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“Friends of KEDM” beer tasting The 7th Annual Summer Beer Tasting, sponsored by Marsala Beverage, was held from 6 to 8 p.m., on Thursday, June 12, at the Marsala Events Center, located at 825 Stone Avenue in Monroe. The staff from Marsala had a selection of beers to sample, featuring Louisiana brews as well as beers from around the world.

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Hostesses for the picnic: Suzanne Wolff Alpha Spence Martha Jane Anderson Allison Mead Potpourri Book Club will resume meeting in September.

Potpourri Officers: (Not Pictured, Co-President Pat Blanchard) Co-president LaVerne Bodron, Treasurer Pat Bagwell, Secretary Nancy Staab LaVerne Bodron & Suzanne Wolfe

The weather was perfect. The picnic fare was delicious. The ladies gathered were in high spirits. Everything was in order for the final meeting of the club year for Potpourri Book Club. The beautiful Bayou DeSiard home of Alpha Spence was the setting for this happy gathering. Individual umbrella tables were covered in festive hunter green-and-white striped cloths and centered with nosegays of pink roses and baby’s breath co-mingled with greenery. The clear glass bowl holding each sat on a bed of deep green leaves arranged in a sunburst effect.

New Members: Marilyn Stern, Kathy Patrick, & Nancy Inabnett

Vickie Zambie & Joy Loomis

Nancy Inabnett, Jane Conrad, Carole Kilpatrick, & LaVerne Bodron

Spence welcomed the group and introduced new members Nancy Inabnett, Kathy Patrick, and Marilyn Stern; and her guest for the day, Vickie Zambie. She then offered a prayer of thanksgiving and blessing. The group enjoyed a delicious picnic lunch featuring chicken salad and tuna salad, a medley of fresh fruit, lemon loves and pecan tassies. Adding to the dessert options was a truly spectacular trifle made for the occasion by Sue Nawas. Iced tea and lemonade competed the offerings. The new officers for club year 2014-2015 were introduced. Pat Blanchard and LaVerne Bodron will serve as co-president, with Nancy Staab as secretary, and Pat Bagwell as treasurer. Bodron conducted a short business session during which she thanked the outgoing officers, reviewers, and hostesses for their hard work to make such a successful year possible.

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Kathy Patrick, Rosemary Luffey, Martha Anderson, & Alpha Spence

Dianne Cage, Phoebe Mathys, & Marilyn Stern

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Thanks for the Memories MGC Annual Luncheon and Officer Installation ach May, members of the Monroe Garden Club gather for an elegant luncheon during which they review the organization’s accomplishments for the year, give a sincere thanks to the retiring officers, install a new leadership team for the coming year, and welcome new members. This year’s gathering did all of that and more! Bayou DeSiard Country Club was the backdrop for the luncheon honoring retiring club president, Theda Birdsong. Birdsong’s long and distinguished career as an educator was the theme for the entry foyer arrangement that greeted the ladies as they entered the club. A mass arrangement of gladioli in hues for peach to salmon soared above a collection of textbooks below. Among the titles seen were The Origins and Development of the English Language, Hodges’ Harbrace College Handbook, Webster’s New World Dictionary, and Roget’s Thesaurus --- all tools that Birdsong used in her classes at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Perched next to the collection were a pair of impish gardenscape cherubs who seemed to wish everyone who passed a good day. Centering the round table in the Great Hall was a tall cylinder vase filled with beautiful green apples that shimmered in the water within. Out of the top sprang a gorgeous collection of spring branches, greenery, and hydrangeas all repeating the peach to salmon hues. The vase stood on a “puddle” of gorgeous peach taffeta and green leaves. Four gardenscape cherubs encircled the arrangement, each holding a bouquet of roses in a single hue. One held red, another yellow, another peach, and the fourth pink. On their way into lunch, the ladies paused in the ballroom to sample a delicious bourbon slush served from a heavy silver punch bowl. From there, they moved to the main dining room and fireside room where linen-skirted tables offered lovely seating to the crowd. Centering each table was a nosegay arrangement of pale pink tea roses, baby’s-breath, and greenery in crystal bowls. Offering entertainment during the luncheon was a style show by Chico’s arranged by Wendy Cantrell. Models were members of the club. Providing the musical accompaniment was Marge Strickland on piano. Outgoing president Birdsong thanked the members for their support during the year. She recognized Rosemary Harrison for her work in securing the excellent programs, and especially thanked past presidents LaVerne Bodron, Phoebe Mathys, and Adele Ransom for being her sounding boards and giving 42 july 2014 www.deltastylemagazine.com

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excellent advice throughout the year. Birdsong also honored Ransom on this, the anniversary of her having served as club president fifty years ago this year. In recounting the many goals the club had accomplished during the year, Birdsong noted that all of the committees had worked hard. Although there were many activities that enhanced the community, she singled out the Zoo Committee for its work. The committee enlarged the shade garden at the entrance and planted oakleaf hydrangeas, holly ferns, and a mix of blooming annuals there. She also noted the blooming perennials that were planted at the entrance to the children’s greenhouse, and the 26 roses that were planted at the garden near the splash pad. She thanked her husband, John Birdsong, for his efforts on behalf of the club at the zoo. He completed a water system for the club’s zoo gardens, put straw in the beds, and placed sand and stepping stones to the water valve for easy access. Finally she thanked Mark Lindstrom from Panzico’s for doing a beautiful planting outside of the zoo entrance as a donation to the Monroe Garden Club. Past president LaVerne Bodron, assisted by Carolyn Dolecheck, installed the new leadership team for 2014-2015. President is Charlotte Goodwin; president-elect Kay Prince; 1st vice president Jan McDonald; 2nd vice president Rosemary Harrison; treasurer Margaret Horne; assistant treasurer Gin Heflin; and secretary Johnette Seller. Incoming president Charlotte Goodwin presented Birdsong with an engraved silver tray in appreciation for her service as club president. Goodwin then announced her theme for the coming year: “The Garden is to Enjoy, Entertain, and Educate”. She also announced her first appointments: members-at-large are Sharon Haddad and Alise Oliver; parliamentarian is June Poole. Thirty-two new members to the club were introduced. They are Jennifer Ables, Joan Beene, Mary Jane Bentley, Jan Brockman, Nerissa Bryant, Jan Clay, Nanette Cohen, Beth Craighead, Lori Crotwell, Sally Drinkhouse, Many Ann Dunn, Emily Ensminger, Jimmy Lou Fava, Cheryl Gillikin, Linda Graves, Jennifer Haneline, Kathy Hart, Ginger Huckabay, Kay Katz, Margaret Ann King, Annette Maxwell, Tiphanie Maxwell, Patty McJunkins, Peaches McKnight, Betty Nolan, Ann Patten, Kathy Pippin, Sheryl Potts, Shelley Rankin, Noreen Smith, Keri Wall, and Ashley West. Chairing the lovely event were Phyllis Gordon and Norma Norris. Assisting them were hostess committee members Barbara Corry, Janet Masur, Leila Davenport, Sylvia Masur, Carolyn Dolecheck, Fran McKenzie, Gladybelle Ensminger, Jean Mintz, Rosemary Harrison, Kay Prince, Melanie King, Vicky Sanders, Anu Lal, Denise Smith, Bobbye Legan, and Susan Sparks. MGC members will resume their regular meetings in September with the organization’s annual Silver Tea. www.Deltastylemagazine.com july 2014 43


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COOLEY HOUSE CELEBRATES THE 1920’S Steamboats on the river a-comin’ and a-goin’, Splashing the night away, Hear those banjos ringin’, all the people are a-singin’, They dance till the break of day. Dear old southland, with its dreamy songs Takes me back there where I belong. - “Sl eepy T i me Do wn So uth” sung by L ouis Ar m st rong

or a few hours in early summer, the historic G.B. Cooley House on South Grand once again came to “life” exhibiting the finest of Southern hospitality as the Cooley’s of yesteryear and their friends came to life. Champagne glasses were lifted in toasts to a grand evening that offered something for everyone.

Cooley House Fountain Dedication

Beginning the evening was the formal dedication of the newly restored G.B. Cooley House fountain. Former Monroe resident Linda Noe Laine underwrote the fountain’s restoration and commemorative bronze plaque in memory of her parents, former Governor James A. Noe and Anna Gray Noe. Laine shared her fond remembrances of Captain and Mrs. G.B. Cooley.

Patricia Gay Lecture

The next event of the evening was an inspiring public lecture by noted New Orleans preservationist, Patricia Gay. John Denison, a member of the Cooley House Board of Directors, served as Master of Ceremonies for the gathering. Gay’s topic was “The Economics of Authenticity”. Her slide-based presentation was centered on how U.S. cities can reverse decline through historic preservation. Denison conducted a question-and-answer session with Gay following her formal remarks in which they discussed specific ways in which those in the audience and the general public can get involved in the preservation effort. Gay’s lecture was very well-received. One attendee, Bill Rambin, noted that Gay’s theme of properly executed preservation as a key to economic revitalization was an important message for municipalities such as the Twin Cities. Gay’s appearance was made possible through a grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council through the Louisiana Division of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts as administered by the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council. Other sponsors for the evening were The Family of Gregory Stone, Architecture Associates, Architecture+, Anonymous, Buddy and LaVerne Bodron, Mil Bodron, Gretchen M. Dean, Linda Noe Laine Foundation, John and Dee Ledbetter, Lee Ledbetter & Associates, The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living, Jean Mintz, the Northeast Louisiana Arts Council, Riddle Builders Inc., John and Kathy Van Veckhoven, Randy and Lauren

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Wagoner, WI White Oaks Landfill, Frank and Marianne Wilcox, and Doug and Regina Wood. In-Kind sponsors were the Monroe Housing Authority and Marsala Beverage. Cooley Foundation Board Vice President LaVerne Bodron welcomed everyone on behalf of the board. She asked all past and current board members to stand and be recognized. Thanked for their commitment were current board members Cookie Cookston, president; Lyle Miller, treasurer; Jorenda Stone, secretary; and members Doretha Bennett, Doug Breckenridge, John Denison, Larry Foreman, Jean Huenefeld, Sharon Jones, Carol McDonald, Jim Norris, Elizabeth Pierre, Matt Sanderson, Josie Roberts, Johnette Sellar, Marianne Wilcox and Melissa Zimmerman. Advisory Board members Fred Bennett, Mil Bodron, Gretchen Dean, Anna Dennington, Bob Hammack, Brad Johnson, Lee Ledbetter, Lestar Martin, John Stubbs, Tommy Usrey, and Lauren Wagner were also commended. Bodron then introduced the Honorable Jamie Mayo, Mayor of the City of Monroe, who welcomed Gay and all present on behalf of the City.

The Steamboat Lands

An unexpected --- and absolutely perfect --- touch of authenticity for the evening was the surprise arrival of the Cooley’s themselves, together with some of their friends from the 1920’s. Following Gay’s lecture, Jorenda Stone, secretary of the Cooley House Board of Directors, had transported the audience back to 1926 through a clever visual tour of the Ouachita Grand Plaza’s bold architectural design features. She had then described in some detail Monroe during the Roaring Twenties with stories about the paper mills, the gas fields, and the brand new Palace Department Store. As she was completing her descriptions, the steamboat landed and in walked the Cooley entourage. A promenade of the “special guests” from that era came down the center aisle as Stone introduced them. From the just-landed riverboat “Steamboat America” came Captain L.V. Cooley (Fred Huenefeld), a gambler (Bill Rambin), a socialite from Columbia (Debbie Hodges), and a jazz guitarist (John Farmer). From Monroe society came a next-door neighbor Carol Layton (portrayed by her daughter, Carol Parsons); good friend Thelma Frey (portrayed by her granddaughter, Lisa Miller); and prominent Trenton resident Margaret Grant Mitchell (portrayed by her great-granddaughter, Johnette Sellar). Finally the hosts for the gala were introduced, G.B. Cooley (Jim Norris) and his wife, Selena (Amy Norris). Each female character carried a lovely fan with the G.B. Cooley House logo on one side and their character’s name on the reverse. For such a lovely affair, only the finest buffet would do. Among the luscious offerings for the “picnic” at the Grand Plaza were fried chicken, spicy green beans, cilantro rice, baked bologna, angel biscuits and homemade bread with honey, Salmon Baked Alaska, Captain Cooley’s Cheese Bake, oyster shots, raspberry cheese loaf, bourbon meatballs, corn salad, Creole shrimp salad, tomato aspic, basil jelly with cream cheese, and watermelon spears. Guests were seated at tables for eight, each dressed in white linen with a chiffon runner. Centering each was a glass globe filled with roses and hydrangea. Emerging from the flowers was a single white taper. The table settings were designed by Linda Zagone and Harvey Hanson.

All Aboard the Trolley!

When the guests had finished their meal, the G. B. Cooley’s invited everyone to board the trolley for the five-block ride to their home for dessert and champagne. Clearly, the trolley ride was one of many highlights during the evening. Guest Carolyn Dolecheck complimented the organizers for this special touch. “The organizers’ idea of meeting and eating at Ouachita Grand Plaza and then traveling to see the Cooley House by trolley was brilliant!” she said. “Everything worked to perfection.” The trolley traveled back and forth between the home and the Grand Plaza, offering a true 1920’s travel experience. Once at the home, guests strolled the gardens and home by moonlight, sipping champagne and enjoying gourmet brownies. A special steamboat exhibit was curated for this occasion by Lestar Martin assisted by

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Jean Huenefeld. The exhibit included multiple photographs of local steamboats owned and operated out of Trenton, as well as letters, pamphlets, and books contemporary with the times. A steam engine replica and a large oil painting of the Steamboat America at dock in Columbia, Louisiana, completed the educational exhibit.

No Detail was Overlooked

Gorgeous floral arrangements were seen at both the Grand Plaza and the Cooley House. At the Grand Plaza, Phoebe Mathys created a stunning arrangement in a brushed pewter urn stamped with ogees. [Writer’s note: According to the Miriam-Webster dictionary, an “ogee” is a molding with an S-shaped profile or a pointed arch having on each side a reversed curve near the apex. Because it is associated with fine architecture, this emblem was particularly appropriate to the occasion.] The arrangement stood four feet tall, centering a three-table buffet. Holly ferns encircled the top of the urn, gracefully pointing downward. From those arose a second layer of stunning liguiaria and blue hydrangea which repeated the shape of the ogee stamp on the urn. Above these a ring of pink roses, pink pixies, hydrangea, and baby’s breath formed a “base” for some five dozen long-stemmed red roses interspersed with baby’s breath. At the Cooley House, Carol McDonald created arrangements perfectly in keeping with those that would have been found in the home during a party when it was a private residence. Her multiple arrangements in the foyer and dining room were exquisite. Seen among the crowd were Ray and LaNell Armstrong, John and Theda Birdsong, Kent and Charlotte Breard, LaVerne Bodron, Mil Bodron, Emily E. Burrows, Lillian Coates, Nanette Cohen, Cathy Czenic, Sue Canterbury (Associate Curator of American Art for the Dallas Museum of Art), Lillian Coats, Rev. Marcella Crowe, Maynard and Carolyn Dolecheck, John Denison, Jonathan Donehoo, Walter and Mary Ann Dunn, John and Jane Ellett, June Griffin Ellis and John Ellis, Herschel and Lillian Gentry, Kevin Graham, Katherine Hutchinson, Robin Hamaker, Harvey Hanson, Ben Hickey, Carole Kilpatrick, John Kennedy, Marilyn Koepke, Scotty and Bobbye Legan, Marilyn Lewis, Linda Noe Laine, Patrick Lovely, Lamar Mullican, Phoebe Mathys, Jean Mintz, Steve Mintz, Mayor Jamie Mayo, Lyle and Lisa Miller, Lestar and Sally Martin, Charlie and Kay McDonald, John McCarter, Katherine d’Montlezin, Jim and Amy Norris, Norma Norris, Jim and Ann Padgett, John and Betty Peterson, Ann Patton, David Pivont, Lee Pierson, Nell Powell, Bill Rambin, Dr. George Rise, Bud and Katherine Ray, Rose Raphael, Marge Strickland, Chip and Lila Strode, Katherine Strode, John Stubbs (director of Preservation Studies for the Tulane School of Architecture) and his wife Jerelyn, Johnette Sellar, Tommy and Susan Sparks, Marilyn Stern, Linda Taylor, Rusty Tether, Barbara Thompson, Carolyn Trawick, Charles and Sylvia Wilkins, Fran Winter, Linda Zagone, Lester and Wendy Sack from the Tulane University School of Architecture, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, visitors Sister Hilary Decker, Sister Therese of St. Scholastica’s Monastery, and Jesse Fenwick. Special guests were members of the Anna Gray Noe Class at First United Methodist Church --Klein and Virginia Crow, Ernest and Floy St. John, Charles and Meg Page, Arnold and Edith Braddock, Harry and Alice Prophet, and Waldene Walpole.

The Cooley House Foundation, Inc.

The G.B. Cooley House was officially listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1986, and was recorded by the Historic American Building Survey in 1991. The Cooley House Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of the structure, and to providing educational outreach regarding preservation, architecture, and design to the citizens of Northeast Louisiana. For additional information about the Foundation, please contact Cookie Cookston, president, Cooley House Foundation, P.O. Box 2183, Monroe, LA 71207-2183.

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Simon G. hosted their annual soiree summer soireeatinthe June at the Fou Simon G. hosted their annual summer in June Four Seasons Hotel in LasMost Vegas. Mostwould peopleonly would onlyofdream o Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas. people dream going to suchevent. a grand event. This year’s party goers mingled with going to such a grand This year’s party goers mingled with people such as Chris Noth, Jaime King, Cheryl Burke, Mark Ballas people such as Chris Noth, Jaime King, Cheryl Burke, Mark Ballas, and&Brittany & Lisa Gastineau. McDonald and Brittany Lisa Gastineau. ComedianComedian Heather Heather McDonald hosted as guests partied the night away with a private hosted as guests partied the night away with a private concert concer fromMcDonald Michael McDonald of TheBrothers Doobie Brothers andDan. 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While in the room, Simon G. himself met with Trey and his wife and noticed that Trey was not wearing a wedding ring. He stated that it was lost. What a surprise they got! Simon G. then told him that he would personally make Trey and Heather new wedding rings, but instead of the normal 1/2 carat theirs were to be 2 carats. Diamonds were something Trey Parker was very familiar with. His Grandfather started Parker Jewelers in downtown Monroe in 1946 and he had worked with his dad since the age of 6 watching and learning about buying wholesale diamonds. Then, the Diamond Vault opened in 2007. Originally the rule was if it did not have a diamond they did not buy it. It was hard in the beginning with only four show cases with jewelry borrowed from a friend. They once went 10 days without a single customer walking in the door. If it would not have been for the loving support of his wife, Heather, they may not have made it. Then slowly but surely word got out and they took off…well not took off but at least got to see customers most days. It was almost two years before anyone was hired. Kelly was hired, and she was a great salesperson, but she ultimately graduated college and became a nurse. Eventually, AJ O'Bier and Anneliese Kelley came on board. AJ was new to the industry and was a graduate of ULM. All employees must take GIA, or Gemological Institute of America, classes to get their degrees. Currently, they are both working on their Graduate Gemology degrees. Scooter Pleasant runs the wholesale and does a lot for the retail side as well. The Diamond Vault is a family business that employs eight people. It is one thing that separates them from the competition, no matter if it was Monroe or New Orleans, when you have wholesale diamonds that are bought from Israel it helps to sell more mountings and that could be the reason. Now, nearly a decade later they are a successful BBB accredited business. Trey Parker would like thank his wife, Heather Parker from KTVE for her continued love and support. Also, everyone that shops with them, and their Facebook fans from all over the country. Being the #2 Zeghani by Simon G dealer in the nation is such a great honor and should make the Monroe area proud. The Diamond Vault now has more Facebook fans than all other jewelry stores combined by a multiple of three or four. They remain grateful for their success and believe in paying it forward. The Diamond Vault recently donated a $20,000 Simon G. ring to be auctioned for a good cause and brought in a substantial donation for the person in need. Through the ups and downs of the business, the Diamond V ault is here to stay and the Parker’s …forever a pillar of this community.

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Members of P.E.O. Chapter AE were invited to bring their favorite scarves to their club meeting recently. They did just that, and the variety that they brought was impressive. The occasion for the unusual request was a program by local fashionista, Linda Reeves. Reeves, well-known as a style-maker and trend-setter, gave a delightful presentation on accessories, with scarves taking center-stage. Reeves’ signature colors are black and white --- and graduated shades of both. She emphasized the importance of neutrals in today’s busy, travel-oriented world. She also pointed to the trend of reinventing what you already have. Putting a pretty broach on a rustic leather strap creates a piece that can be used as a necklace or cuff. Serving as model and co-presenter was Cathy French who demonstrated the various techniques described by Reeves. With one scarf, French created no fewer than six different looks. Of particular interest to the group was her use of wide cuffs to punctuate an outfit of simple jeans with a tunic top. Following the presentation, the ladies enjoyed experimenting with make-up with French’s help, and trying their hands at tying their scarves in new ways. Everyone enjoyed the “lessons”. The lovely north Monroe home of Carolyn Myrick was the setting for the meeting. Hosting the meeting with Myrick were Margaret Brock, Felicia Kostelka, and Patty McJunkins. Their brunch offering featured mixed fresh fruit, blueberry muffins, juice, and Brock’s to-die-for freshly baked carrot cake.

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization), one of the pioneer societies for women, was founded on January 21, 1869, by seven students at Iowa Wesleyan College in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Today, P.E.O. has grown from that tiny membership of seven to almost a quarter of a million members in chapters in the United States and Canada. The P.E.O. Sisterhood is passionate about its mission: promoting educational opportunities for women. Our sisterhood proudly makes a difference in women's lives with six philanthropies that include ownership of a two-year women's college, Cottey College; and five programs that provide higher educational assistance: P.E.O. Educational Loan Fund, P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund, P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education, P.E.O. Scholar Awards, and P.E.O. STAR Scholarship.

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DIG IN I don't know about you all, but when I'm driving along and there's a turtle in the road ahead, I stop the truck and carry that turtle out of harm's way. My wife thinks I'm still a child for doing this, and she may be right. It certainly goes back to my childhood; I have a great passion for my summer memories, especially. Raised by my grandparents here in Monroe and over in Taylor, Mississippi spending time with my great-grandparents during the summers, my life was about as blissful as it gets, and all about playing in the dirt, chasing frogs, and catching turtles. At the risk of sounding preachy, I'll mention that there was no TV time, no iPads, no video games. None of that stuff gives a kid a sense of what's so great about the natural world, and the sense of belonging in it. That's so strong in the rural south, and it saddens me to think that while it's still there, so many kids today just aren't aware of it. Out in Taylor, now, the Old Taylor Grocery is all the rage with 72 JUly 2014 www.deltastylemagazine.com

Southern foodies seeking fried catfish, and the town itself is a real artist colony. But when I was growing up, for all I knew, my great grandparents were the center of the universe. Everyone knew my great-granddad. He was a carpenter, and something of a folk artist. He made these windmills out of found goods, the kind you would put on your mailbox. He died when I was twenty-one, and not yet smart enough to know how cool they were. I wish I had one now. My great-grandmother was the cook in the family, and her lemon meringue pies and coconut cakes were just as good as you'd expect of a great-grandmother of the deep South. Wish I had some of those, now, too! Mmm-mmm.

My life-long love of fishing probably took hold there in Taylor. Those summers, I would rather fish than anything else in the world. I'll tell you what else -though I wasn't as conscious of it at the time -- my sense of seasonality comes from there,

too. The house was old school, with a room with two deep freezers and shelves lining the walls just groaning under the weight of all the cans my great-grandmother would put up. Sometimes we'd take a trip, to destinations with some educational value that appealed to old folks like my grandparents. We'd go to San Antonio and visit the Alamo. We'd head to Hot Springs and stay at the Arlington Hotel, and spend our days hunting for Arkansas sharpening stones. These occur naturally in the exposed rock face there; they're the best sharpener in existence, and still damn expensive to buy. So we'd stay in that grand hotel and try our luck at harvesting our own stones. Back in Monroe, I spent my days pretty much wild, which was of no concern to my grandparents: they knew I was either down at their catfish pond or hunting blackberries. Then, as now, I liked nothing better than my fresh-caught catfish dredged in cornmeal and given a bath in hot grease, with some hush puppies and fresh French fries on the side. My grandfather kept an impressive garden, which kept me busy, too. Being raised by older people, I was in the thick of a community of old friends with over-bountiful fruit

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trees and gardens of their own. All through the summer, we were always swapping extra ďŹ gs for someone else's extra tomatoes, or pickling a glut of cucumbers that someone was unloading, or bringing the comfort of plum jelly to someone whose husband had passed away. My grandfather would get a call from a buddy who had "too many" pears, and off we'd go to "help out." We'd come home with "a couple" of pears, he'd tell my grandmother, and I'd take the fall for wanting to pick the several bushels that were, in fact, in the back of the car. They were none of them wasteful people, those old folks, and that

very deeply influences my cooking today. Those pears would get canned, spiced, and -- my favorite -- made into pear honey. Do y'all know about pear honey? You peel and dice the ripe pears, cook the pulp down with sugar and a little lemon juice, then you strain it and reduce it down some more, 'til you've got a beautiful clear golden liquid. I love it on ice cream, toast, pancakes, heck: put it on a bad day and it makes it good! My grandmother is 88 now, and my grandfather's 91, and it's been a real blessing to be able to practice these age-old foodways with them. The garden isn't quite as proliďŹ c as it used to be. Oh, they've still got

watermelon, beans, tomatoes, and more cukes than any one household could ever hope to consume. When I get a call saying, "Could you take some of these tomatoes off our hands?" it's code for "It sure would be nice to see you soon." Fair enough. I'm on my way.

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embers of Potpourri Book Club completed their exploration of “Food, Wine, and Style” --- the theme for this club year --- recently when they learned about the history of that favorite of all bubblies, champagne. Martha Hayden gave a lively review of Champagne: How the World’s Most Glamorous Wine Triumphed Over War and Hard Times by Don and Petie Kladstrup. This marked the second Kladstrup book reviewed for the club this year. Once again, this husband-and-wife writing team did not disappoint. Hayden delighted the group with her review as she wove the story of the wine through history. Beginning with a picnic in the field where the Romans defeated Attila the Hun, Hayden explained how the combination history and culture manuscript related story upon story of how champagne came to be an almost universal symbol for celebration, even while the region that produced it is perhaps one of the most unsettled. Hayden recounted not only many of the fascinating anecdotes but also introduced the group to some of the more

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colorful characters to be found along champagne’s path. Linda Reeves’ lovely home and gardens provided the perfect setting for the gathering. Her patio and gardens were stunning with blooming flowers and plants, all in shades of green and white. White geraniums, glorious fern baskets with ivy trailing over the sides, and concrete urns filled with a variety of white blossoms and more greenery --- the effect was one of pure calm. Once indoors, the members enjoyed delicious refreshments. Reeves’ mahogany dining table was elegantly set with silver and Waterford crystal. Centering it was a clutch of white orchids --- absolutely stunning in their simplicity. The menu included a delicious apricot chicken salad served with almond crispy rounds, cheese straws, smoked almonds, cucumber tea sandwiches, strawberries, club president Allison Mead’s famous sand tarts, and a fresh coconut cake --- a crowd favorite. Accompanying the repast was --- what else? --sparkling champagne! Hostesses for the occasion were Martha Anderson, Martha Hayden, and Allison Mead.


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InQuicker® is an innovative online service that allows patients to virtually hold their place in line at the emergency room without having to be present. Patients arrive at Glenwood’s ER at their projected treatment time and are seen as quickly as possible. InQuicker estimates treatment times based on the facility conditions. The InQuicker online

portal allows patients to be assessed by evaluating their medical symptoms online to see if immediate care is necessary. Those who indicate a life or limb threatening medical condition are prompted to dial 911 or go immediately to the ER. It’s another way that Glenwood is taking busy lives into account and making access for minor medical emergencies faster and more efficient. To schedule an appointment using InQuicker, visit GRMC.com.

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When you’re having a heart attack, where you go for treatment could be one of the most critical decisions of your life. Cycle IV accreditation is the highest rating a Chest Pain Care facility can earn. Glenwood earned it by demonstrating expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria. Glenwood is the only fully accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center in Northern Louisiana.

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A STEMI is the most severe type of heart attack, in which a clot blocks the coronary artery and as a result, the heart muscle being supplied by the affected artery starts to die. Rapid percutaneous intervention (PCI), commonly referred to as angioplasty, is crucial to the survivability of a heart attack. Experts say the sooner that a patient is treated to relieve the blockage causing the STEMI, the better the outcome. The Glenwood ER’s STEMI protocols ensures that patients with chest pain who need advanced care in a cardiac catheterization lab are taken care of as safely and quickly as possible. The STEMI service, along with Glenwood’s state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs and Hybrid OR, is designed to save lives.

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nickname The Injury Attorney. Recently Jeff obtained a 500,000 dollar jury verdict Jeff genuinely cares about and takes a sincere interest in his clients and their families. Jeff personally meets with every client and works on their case. He often spends countless hours outside of the office visiting hospitalized clients and their families to comfort and support them emotionally. Jeff takes client representation to a new level. Former client Rose Roccaforte, 80, said, “I love Jeff. He settled my case over three years ago, and he still visits me. Jeff is more than my attorney. He’s become part of my family.” Jeff devotes a large amount of time towards helping individuals who cannot afford effective legal Rose Roccaforte representation. He was voted Pro Bono Lawyer of the year for providing free legal assistance to the elderly. However, pro bono work is only a small part of the volunteer services Jeff provides on an annual basis. Jeff and his wife of 31 years, Elizabeth,

have two beautiful and talented daughters, Jeff attended ULM from 1980 to 1985 Lauren and Madison. Elizabeth is also an where he received both his Bachelor and attorney and has taught business law at ULM Master of Arts Degrees. He received his Juris for more than 20 years. Doctorate from Tulane Je ff i s al s o University School of Law “I love Jeff. a certified NFL in 1988. Jeff serves on He settled my case agent and currently the House of Delegates represents NFL and for the Louisiana over four years ago, Bar Association and Canadian League and he still visits me. has served on the Football players. In Jeff is more than my Legislative Committee fact, he has helped for the Louisiana Bar place over 100 players attorney. He’s become into professional Association. He has also part of my family.” football through served as the chairman - Rose Roccaforte his sports agency of the ethics committee ProSource Sports for the fourth judicial bar Management. Jeff ’s 2014 draft class association for over ten years. includes fourth round draft pick, Justin Jeff is also a member of the Louisiana Ellis- La Tech and sixth round draft pick, Bar Association, Fourth Judicial District IK Enemkpali-La Tech along with priority Bar, Shreveport Bar, Better Business free agents, Craig Loston-LSU, George Bureau, Louisiana Trial Lawyers, American Uko-USC, and David Hurd-Ark. Trial Lawyers, American Bar Association, In addition, Jeff passionately supports Louisiana Associates of Justice, American the local Louisiana film industry. He created Associates of Justice, and the NFL Players an entertainment company, ProSource Association. Entertainment LLC, which develops and produces reality television shows.


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CHENIERE SHACK “A Taste of Louisiana”

By: Crystal Hays

While taking a nice country drive down a well-known West Monroe street, it is easy to come across the Cheniere Shack Restaurant located at 7975 Cypress Street, West Monroe, Louisiana, 71291. Recently, I had the opportunity to meet the owners Robin and Terry LaForge. This quaint, locally owned restaurant has been in business since November of 1993. Starting out as a small five table restaurant, it has expanded to a full dining area, and don’t forget the outside seating area. When Terry LaForge was asked what her focus was when starting the restaurant, she stated that she wanted to focus on good quality, home cooked food! Still in 2014, Cheniere Shack takes great pride in providing fresh, hand cut steaks cooked to order, along with fresh gulf shrimp, oysters and catfish which can be served fried, blackened or grilled. Many of the sauces that are used in the restaurant are made daily from scratch. These sauces include but are not limited to remoulade, Cajun ketchup, cocktail and tarter. Here in Louisiana one of my personal favorite times of the year is the all famous crawfish season. At the Cheniere Shack, I am happy to announce, that they too enjoy this Louisiana tradition. With crawfish season now over I would definitely suggest to make a note on your calendar to go by there for many years to come. In the meantime, you should go by and try the many dishes that they have available. The homemade red beans and rice or daily lunch plate is always a nice way to get that Louisiana taste here in West Monroe Louisiana. Don’t forget to save room! While talking with Terry it was obvious that she has a passion to deliver great food for your main course but just as equally a passion for deserts. Oh MY! Sour cream coconut pie, chocolate meringue pie, coconut meringue pie and don’t forget pecan pie, these are just a few of the delicious treats that are made at the Cheniere Shack.

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Lauren Anne Lockhart and Andrew William Ryan were married at seven-thirty in the evening on March 15, 2014, on the Royal Garden Terrace of the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel in New Orleans. The Reverend Dr. Paul Stephen Nazarian of Houston, TX, performed the double ring ceremony, and a wedding prayer was given by Father Kevin William Wildes, S. J. of New Orleans. Lauren is the daughter of Anne and Jim Lockhart of Monroe. She is the granddaughter of the late Alice and Bill Alleman of Monroe and the late Ruth and Bill Lockhart of Monroe. Lauren is an alumna of Neville High School and Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She is employed as a commercial real estate agent with Stirling Properties in New Orleans. Andy is the son of Pam and Bill Ryan of New Orleans. He is the grandson of the late Vada and Jack Reynolds of New Orleans and the late Ellen and Joseph Ryan of Buffalo, NY. Andy is an alumnus of Isidore Newman School and Tulane University and Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, VA. He is employed as the senior bullion trader at Blanchard and Company, Inc. in New Orleans. Escorted by her father, the bride wore “Dahlia,” an ivory silk satin gown by designer Matthew Christopher. The strapless, elaborately pieced bodice dramatically flowed into satin ribbon-edged petals covering the full trumpet skirt. The elegant covered buttons down the back bodice and chapel length train were complemented by her full-length cathedral veil of sheer ivory illusion with matching satin ribbon edging. She carried a bouquet of white cascading phaleonopsis orchids embellished with a collar of lacy greenery and wrapped in ivory satin ribbon. The bridesmaids wore varying style slate gray chiffon gowns by designer Monique Lhullier. Each carried a draped bouquet embodying St. Patrick’s green and a splash of coral, including bells of Ireland, gladiolus blooms, spider mums, and cymbidium blooms all wrapped in ivory satin ribbon. Serving as matron of honor was Jennifer Porter Smart of Austin, TX. Bridesmaids were: Meaghan Ryan Bonavita, sister of the groom, and Mimi Helm Ryan, sister-in-law of the groom, both of New Orleans; Holly Laudenheimer Grabert of Thibodeaux, LA; Shawn McClure Hanan of Cardiff by the Sea, CA; Carly Jane Hydes of Little Bay, Australia; Ginny Brown Montgomery of Monroe; Heather Nicole Osborne of New Orleans; Katherine Pankey Hoglund, Jordan Elise Jeffus, Lacy Langston Lyons, and Jacqueline Rado Mooney, all of Austin. Serving as best man was Neal Reynolds Ryan, brother of the groom, of New Orleans. Groomsmen were: Joseph Louis Bonavita, III, brother-in-law of the groom, of New Orleans; Jonathan David Aguilar of Gautier, MS; Darryl David Berger, Jr. of Phoenix, AZ; Richard Ben Foster, Jr. of Atlanta, GA; William Francis Grace, III, Gordon Hardin Kolb, Jr., Nicholas Price Lanier, Thomas Alonzo Ogg, IV, Brendan Philip Ryan, John Benton Smallpage, III, James Pierce Starr, and Pierre Blaise Villere, II, all of New Orleans. Joining the procession as ring bearers were the groom’s three nephews: Joseph Louis “Bear” Bonavita, IV, James Craik Ryan and Mitchell Reynolds Ryan, all of New Orleans. Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the Grand Salon of the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel. New Orleans native Russell Batiste and his Friends kept everyone dancing the night away until the bride and groom, accompanied by the New Orleans Pin Stripe Brass Band, led the way out of the hotel for a traditional Second Line parade. The couple enjoyed a short getaway to The Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama, and are planning their extended honeymoon this fall in Argentina. Mr. and Mrs. Andrew William Ryan will make their home in New Orleans.

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Mothers and Babies morehouse general hospital Janos Guoth, MD Obstetrics and Gynecology 318-281-8555

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MOREHOUSE GENERAL HOSPITAL HAS PROUDLY SERVED residents of Northeast Louisiana and Southeast Arkansas since 1930. Delivering babies is one of the things that we do best. We love bringing new babies into the world at Morehouse General Hospital; and we are committed to providing quality healthcare before, during, and after birth for all of our mothers and their babies. Dr. Janos Guoth graduated medical school in Hungary and relocated to the US in 1986. He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Guoth has practiced in the US for more than 25 years and has been a valued member of the Morehouse General Hospital medical staff for the last 6 years. He is board certified with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is located at 425 South Vine Street. To schedule an appointment, call (318) 281-8555. Dr. Curtis Sanders earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas, School of Medicine in 1996. He completed his internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport in 2000. He practiced at EA Conway in Monroe for 12 years before joining the medical staff at Morehouse General Hospital. Dr. Sanders is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is located at 618 South Washington. To schedule an appointment, call (318) 281-5035. Dr. Martin Young graduated from the University

of London, in London, England. He completed a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Children’s Hospital of Boston and is a member of the Endocrine Society and the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Young has practiced for more than 30 years and in 2012 joined the medical staff at Morehouse General Hospital. He is located at 420 South Vine Street. To schedule an appointment, call (318) 283-3032 Rachel Waller is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who has more than 10 years’ experience caring for pediatric patients. She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Monroe with a BSN, and went on to obtain her Master’s Degree from Grambling University. Rachel is certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board and is now a member of the Morehouse General Hospital Medical Staff. She is located at 420 South Vine. To schedule an appointment, call (318) 283-3032

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I N T H E C O U N T R Y M e m o r i a l Da y 2 0 1 4 C e l e b rati o n riends came from near and far to gather on the beautiful bayou bank of Lake Bartholomew to celebrate Memorial Day. The weather was perfect, and the atmosphere was one of both joy and thanksgiving.

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Elnice Davis, Karan Lenard, Bailey Freeland

Paul Simpson & Sandy Harris

Violet Fontenot & Suzanne Watts

Allie Grace Freeland

Sebastian Tripp & Cathy Brown

Randy Manning, Jim Potts, Karl Davis, & Stella Dash

Kaitlin Simpson, Farrel Harris, Wanda Simpson, Virginia Cook, Nathan Simpson, Kathy Manning, Barbara Wheeler, Glenda Watts

Rita Maxwell, Karen, & Peyton Maxwell

Cy & Violet Fontenot and Becky Dance

Randy Manning & Jim Potts

Ashleigh McGehee & Sheila Crowe

American flags were scattered about flying proudly, reminding everyone of the lives that have been sacrificed for our country throughout the years. Major Paul Simpson, USAF, offered a few words about that sacrifice before offering a prayer of thanksgiving for all who have served to protect the homeland. Activities for the day were familiar, traditional summertime favorites. Children --- and those young at heart --- enjoyed a variety of games including washer toss, ladder ball, dominoes, frisbee toss, blowing bubbles, and kicking soccer balls and footballs. Others enjoyed relaxing in chairs or on blankets, swapping stories and predicting the upcoming football season in the SEC. Laughter and good-natured teasing were the order of the day. The potluck picnic provided all of the appropriate favorites --- hotdogs with all the trimmings, fried chicken, chicken salad sandwiches, baked beans, potato salad, deviled eggs, corn on the cob (grilled to perfection), slaw, fresh fruit kabobs, chocolate sheet cake, peaches and cream pie, and banana pudding. Soft drinks and plenty of sweet tea completed the menu. Hosting the celebration was the Seekers by the Lake Bible Study group. Among those enjoying themselves were Virginia Cook; Barbara Wheeler; Murry and Sheila Crowe; Blake and Ashley McGehee and their sons, James Murry and Wyatt; Mike and Cathy Brown; Jonathan and Jessica Tripp and their sons, Braydon and Sebastian; Karl and Elnice Davis and their granddaughter, Stella Dash; Suzanne Watts and her mom, Glenda; Becky Dance and her grandchildren, Cy and Violet Fontenot; Paul and Wanda Simpson and their children, Kaitlin and Nicolas; Wanda Simpson’s parents, Sandy and Farrel Harris from Colorado; Jim and Georgiann Potts; Randy and Kathy Manning; Jeff and Rita Maxwell with their grandson, Peyton Maxwell; Marshall and Karan Lenard with their son-in-law Nick Freeland, and grandchildren Allie Grace and Bailey Freeland; and Fred and Beverly Bennett.

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SATURDAY

IN THE PARK ast Saturday Revolution Park rolled out an entire day of thrills, beginning in the morning with drivers spilling into the pit for practice and hot laps, and culminating with an evening of live entertainment in the midway on the Speed Stage from local favorite entertainer Frank Foster and opening band Louisiana Swamp Donkeys. A more perfect day could not have dawned, with light clouds and slight breezes but no rain, and little humidity. Early fans out for watching the practice were treated to the sound of both bands setting up in the midway and practicing some of their pieces during their test and tune. As usual, the racing was prefaced with opening ceremonies. Emily Kemp sang the national anthem with her usual pitch perfect delivery. The racing began with the Bandoleros, and included also the Thunderstocks and Legends. Revolution Park is Talladega for the Legends cars,

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attracting more and more cars in this division with every race. This weekend the car count demanded the cars be split, so the fans were treated to two feature races in the Legendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s division. Despite the shortened show, with no participation from several of the divisions that will be at the track next race, the pits were a veritable Legend land with haulers and drivers making a home from early in the day until the culmination of the races at about 5 that afternoon. Fans were asked to depart for a couple of hours after the races ended to allow track personell to prepare for the concert. By 7, the gates were crowded with music fans eager to get a good seat for the nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s events. The suites were packed with those who preferred to enjoy the entertainment in air conditioned comfort. Young and old alike were crowded into the midway, and by


7:30, the Swamp Donkeys took the stage. Their own brand of southern country rock ďŹ lled the evening air, and for the next hour or more they played their favorite pieces to an appreciative audence. After a brief intermission, Frank Foster took the stage, displaying his usual ability to enthrall the audience with his effortless talent and his wonderful songs. The crowd was a happy crowd, with no one seeming to have any complaints. Fans were dancing on the picnic tables, and afterwards lined up for a chance to just meet Frank Foster, obtain an autograph, and buy a t-shirt. All was over before midnight, in orderly fashion. Another good night for Revolution Park came to an end, making a happy memory for all who were in attendance.

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Cyber Crime is a Growing Threat

Together the Internet and the Worldwide Web have connected hundreds of millions of people around the globe with a wealth of information. According to Pew Research: • 71 percent of Americans use the Internet on a typical day • 90 percent access the Internet from home • 44 percent go online at work • 68 percent access the Internet via cell phone, tablet, or mobile device Going online has become so popular more Americans say they would have more trouble giving up the Internet than giving up television (although that may be because they can stream their favorite TV shows via the Internet). Taking the good with the bad There is little doubt online communications have changed the world. On the positive side, the Internet allows people to gather and share information, facilitates marketing and sales of goods, supports communication in real time across great distances, and gives people the ability to do much more. On the negative side, the Internet may expose users to bullying, stalking, and privacy violations. In addition, the storage and transfer of electronic data – including personal information, credit card numbers, and other data – led to a cyber crime wave. According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice, 16.6 million Americans (7 percent of the population age 16 or older) were the victims of identity theft during 2012. The vast majority of incidents involved the theft and fraudulent use of existing account information. Financial losses resulting from personal identity theft totaled almost $25 billion. That’s about $10 billion more than the losses attributed to all other property crimes.

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• Take action: During 2012, one-in-four consumers who received a letter informing them their data had been breached became the victim of identity fraud. According to Javelin Strategy and Research, “While credit card numbers remain the most popular item revealed in a data breach, in reality, other information can be more useful to fraudsters. Personal information such as online banking login, username, and password were compromised in 10 percent of incidents and 16 percent of incidents included Social Security numbers.” If you receive a letter informing you of a breach, take steps to protect yourself such as setting up account alerts and/or enrolling in an identity protection service. The Internet and Worldwide Web have become ubiquitous – a necessity for many Americans. As a result, it’s important to be aware of the risks involved when going online and taking appropriate precautions to protect your personal and financial information. Sources: http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/02/27/the-web-at25-in-the-u-s/ http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/02/27/part-1-howthe-internet-has-woven-itself-into-american-life/ http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/03/11/15-thesesabout-the-digital-future/ http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2014/04/14/ more-online-americans-say-theyve-experienced-apersonal-data-breach/ http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=4821 https://www.javelinstrategy.com/news/1387/92/1 http://www.kiplinger.com/article/credit/T048-C011S001-6-ways-you-invite-hackers-to-steal-yourpersonal-i.html#ATTith8eBTzLpdOI.99. http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/it-pays-readyour-bills The above material was prepared by Peak Advisor Alliance.

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ANDI HOLYFIELD

reg istered d ietitian /author eat to lo se

Andi Holyfield is an internationally recognized Registered Dietitian specialized in weight control; she has owned and directed the Eat to Lose Inc. Program in Louisiana since 2002. Andi Holyfield is the chair of Go Red for Women for 2014-2015 and has a deep passion for the American Heart association. She has written books that guide patients to lose weight with bariatric surgery and without surgery. Andi Holyfield started Kids in the kitchen for the Monroe Junior League, teaches nutrition in the school systems, and has made dozens of appearances on news stations. Since 2008 she has been ranked annually as a heath care hero and most influential woman entrepreneur. Wherever she goes, people ask the same question: How can she cook and eat all that sweet and healthy delicious food on the go with three kids, work, and activities? Finally, Andi is letting everyone in on her secrets, sharing ways to reduce diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure for all ages to maximize energy and feel fabulous!

DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY.

five random questions five awesome people ANDI HOLYFIELD BOBBY FRED LAWRENCE, JR ART MCCULLARS TONYA PESEK DELIA DAVIS

7 months after I was elected president of America, and a few years after I received my Master’s degree from Cambridge, I would get my Nobel Peace Prize for eliminating child hood diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and all diet related illnesses. I would make the U.S. gain the perfect amount of jobs in less than 4 months and end all violence in the world. After that I would get news from another staff member from the Nobel Peace Prize that I won another award for writing the best nutrition books that are available for the world to down load on Amazon and on my web: andi@eattoloseinc.com . (They really are available!) Then I would end my day with lots of love from my family, friends, kids, and my husband.

IF YOU COULD BE THE CEO OF ANY COMPANY, WHICH ONE WOULD IT BE AND WHY??? Century Link: Seems like the entire community works there and I would be able to help more people reverse diabetes, prevent heart disease, decrease blood pressure meds, drop lipid panels, and create more healthy diet lifestyle diets without any gimmicks. I have been blessed to be able to give webinars to large businesses in and out of town- that way the CEO of every company can offer healthy lifestyle changes to all of their employees at a discounted rate.

WHAT WOULD YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT???

I just published my first book “Eat to Lose” on Amazon and on my web site. After 12 years in business, I have been honored to grow my company with the loving support of amazing friends, family, LA Tech University, ULM University, and many local people. To watch my clients lose weight and get off diet related medicines is the greatest accomplishment.

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FROZEN LITE COOL WHIP AND LITE HERSHEY SYRUP.

LEAST FAVORITE… PHRASE: “I’M BORED!” WILD ANIMAL: SNAKES RESPONSIBILITY: MY DAD GAVE ME AN ECONOMY

WASHER AND DRYER- HE OWNS TRENTON APPLIANCE. BODY PART: NOT INTO TOES.

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BOBBY FRED LAWRENCE, JR ow ner/ ope r a t or shelter i ns ur a nc e , we s t monr oe , la

Born in 1957 a native of the North East Louisiana scene, Bobby Fred Lawrence Jr. is someone that is well known in our community. Being involved in his community Bobby and his wife of 35 years Lisa Lawrence love to help others as often as possible. Anything from driving to their house to answer questions about insurance to making a simple phone call or visiting a sick friend. Bobby is definitely somebody that people can look up to. For many years now Bobby has volunteer for the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s office and helps with many concealed carry classes. Currently Bobby owns and operates Shelter Insurance Bobby Fred Lawrence Jr. Agency since 1987. An insurance company that has built a reputation on being honest and full of integrity I am sure that Bobby will spend many more years serving his community.

ART MCCULLARS o w n er ch ick en ex p ress

Born in 1949 in Marshall Texas, Art McCullars has spent the many of his years here in West Monroe Louisiana. Although he is not a native his wife Brenda McCullars is. They along with their son recently opened the every growing in popularity Chicken Express. With this new and exciting time for Art, his wife Brenda took opportunity to share with me one of the key things that she believes will help make this new venture a success; “he is a perfectionist and he believes in leading by example.” I am looking forward to the example that he is going to set for our community.

DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY.

Duck Hunting trip of any form. Up at 5:00 A.M. working outdoors until my wife arises (usually around 10-11: A.M. Then spending the remainder of the day with her relaxing.

DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY.

The quietness and serenity of early morning sunrise to begin the day. Opportunities to help others. Successful and growing business to be without computer or technology problems. Coming home to my beautiful, loving and supportive wife.

IF YOU COULD BE THE CEO OF ANY COMPANY, WHICH ONE WOULD IT BE AND WHY??? Century Link- To be involved in a local based company with world-wide impact.

WHAT WOULD YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT???

Striving to be the best I can be. Achieving goals, successful business and company awards.

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IF YOU COULD BE THE CEO OF ANY COMPANY, WHICH ONE WOULD IT BE AND WHY??? Iggy Ventures L.L.C.- Nothing compares to operating your own business.

WHAT WOULD YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT???

Opening Chicken Express in West Monroe –V.P. Director of Marketing Operations under Britt Brooshire.

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LEAST FAVORITE… PHRASE: NO WILD ANIMAL: SKUNK RESPONSIBILITY: ANYTHING BODY PART: BIG TOE

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DELIA DAVIS

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craft, sp ecialty and import manager ch o ice b ran d s

DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY.

In October, my husband and I go to upstate New York so that I can meet friends of mine & go to the Sheep & Wool Festival. The weather is cool, the leaves are pretty, and I get to hang out and knit & shop & eat good food with people I only see once a year. Those days are pretty awesome. My other favorite way to spend a day is at a softball or baseball tournament watching my kids play.

IF YOU COULD BE THE CEO OF ANY COMPANY, WHICH ONE WOULD IT BE AND WHY???

It would be this is one-Jim Taylor Chevrolet, because it is a business that my father built. I'm so proud to carry on in his footsteps. I am so proud of all my employees and what we have accomplished, and I'm very excited about the plans and goals we've made for the future.

WHAT WOULD YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT???

My greatest professional achievement so far is successfully changing careers and learning how to run the dealership. Before I came to work for Jim Taylor Chevrolet, I was a teacher. I still look at everything through that lens. I'm always asking, "What else can we learn?," "How can we get better," and "How can I motivate and encourage my employees? How can I help them be happier and more successful at work?"

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I was born in England but grew up right here in Monroe. I settled in Jacksonville, Florida after college but moved back a few years ago to be closer to friends and family. I am the Craft, Specialty, and Import Manager for Choice Brands, Inc. Beer is for business.

DESCRIBE YOUR PERFECT DAY.

Get up early (but not too early), take a trip to Kiroli Park or the river with my dogs, have lunch with mom and siblings, go for a walk on the levee, and finish it off by grilling and having beers with great friends.

IF YOU COULD BE THE CEO OF ANY COMPANY, WHICH ONE WOULD IT BE AND WHY???

I would have my own brewery/brew pub. I have been reading a lot about the brewing process lately and find it fascinating. I would love to formulate new and different recipes and bring them to fruition.

WHAT WOULD YOU CONSIDER YOUR GREATEST PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT???

To get up every day and truly enjoy going to work is, I think, the greatest achievement one can hope for. The fact that I get paid is a bonus! ;)

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AND THEY ARE EVERYWHERE.

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According to a recent report from the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), “high-quality early learning can substantially increase the likelihood of academic success.” At Jesus the Good Shepherd School, this means we must nurture the whole child by creating a balance of activities and experiences that celebrate each child’s spiritual, social, emotional, cognitive and physical growth. In addition, every child is encouraged to develop an awareness of the need for commitment to others. In today’s world, it is a fact that the child who receives an exceptional early childhood and elementary education is more likely to not only excel in school but also college and the highly competitive job market that awaits college graduates. Our Early Childhood Education program is built to establish a solid foundation for students to build a lifetime love of learning and succeed not only within the walls of the school but also the world that awaits them. The certified teachers and full-time, highly-qualified teacher’s aides make learning extremely fun, engaging and very kid-friendly while at the same time providing a structured learning environment. Early Childhood students enjoy not only their classroom time, but also weekly Spanish, computer, library and physical education classes as well as daily art and music. All of our early childhood classrooms are organized into different “centers” in which the children can explore and create all while absorbing new lessons that will provide them with a firm foundation as they move through their school years and beyond. When a student graduates from kindergarten and moves on to elementary classes at J.G.S., they are willing and extremely able to succeed within the challenging curriculum that awaits them. Our classes are small enough to retain an average 17:1 student/teacher ratio (without counting the teacher’s aide) but large enough to provide a student with an opportunity to grow with friends who share various interests. As a student moves through elementary school they are given many opportunities to develop their own sense of self while expanding their view of the world around them. Students not only regularly participate in community service projects but are also given the opportunity to become a member of different sports teams, academic clubs, Scouts, as well as enhance their learning with music, art, computer, physical education, and Spanish classes along with the Accelerated Reader program. We invite you to find out more about Jesus the Good Shepherd by visiting our website, contacting the school directly or taking a tour of the school which takes place every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.

When parents make the choice to begin sending their children to JGS in pre-kindergarten,

Classes that ensure loving, personal attention . serving pre-k through 3 6th grad e

it’s no wonder

Reading activities that create and encourage lifelong readers.

that 15 years later the children have so many choices of their own.

For more information please contact the school or refer to our website. School tours are offered every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.. www.jesusgoodshepherd.org (318) 325-8569 900 Good Shepherd Lane Monroe, LA 71201 Lisa Patrick, principal

Math exploration that builds logical thinkers.

Christian values, integrity and excellence that shape a child’s life.

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Strauss Youth Academy for the Arts presents its line up of summer camps for July 2014 plus its Classroom Series beginning in September 2014. For more information, visit our website at http://www.straussyouthacademyforthear ts.com or contact us by phone at (318) 812-7922. Registration for July camps is ongoing. Registration for Fall Classes begins July 1.

SYAA CenterStage Workshop Series includes three one-week camps for students ages 5 through 12. The camps run Monday through Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with a parent showcase on Friday at 5 p.m. Cost per week: $150 plus a $10 discount for any camps after the first Week Four: Cinderella’s Princess Academy (July 7-11): Becoming a true princess takes at least a week of training, in which young princesses (and even princes) learn to move and dance with all the grace and elegance expected of true royalty. Throw in a little Disney magic and the dream is just a heartbeat away! Week Five: Superhero Academy (July 14-18): With great power comes great responsibility. That’s why it’s important for today’s modern superheroes to know the tricks of the trade when it comes to stage combat. Campers will explore safe, but effective ways to create a little drama in their staged battles. Week Six: Matilda’s Adventures on Broadway (July 21-25): Matilda’s all the rage on the Great White Way. Now, she visits our little hamlet of Monroe and brings all of her Broadway friends along with her. From Matilda to Annie and Elphaba to the Newsies, campers will have a blast in this all-inclusive musical theatre experience. SYAA’s Film Series (for ages 12-18) offers two camp opportunities to appeal to the writer, the actor, the director, and the film editor in your student. At the end of these three weeks, all camp participants will be invited to a special screening of their movie short on Saturday, July 26 at 2 p.m. Cost per camp: varies - See descriptions for details. Scriptwriting for Stage & Screen (July 7-11, 9 a.m. - 12 noon): Set the mood. Create the characters. Develop the plot. Explore the process of creating a screenplay and work as a team to develop a collaborative script that will actually be produced as a movie short during the iFilm Camp! Cost: $100 iFilm Camp (July 14-25, 9 a.m. - 12 noon): The power to make movies is in the palms of our hands! During this camp, you’ll fine tune your skills both in front and behind the camera and at the keyboard as film editor. In the end, you’ll premiere your movie short at an exclusive screening. Cost: $200 SYAA Bonus Workshop: A Trip in the Tardis (July 14-25, 5-8 p.m.): Amy & Scott Higginbotham take you on an inventive tour of the world of Doctor Who. Using theatrical techniques, you’ll create characters, stories, and worlds that would be right at home in BBC’s sci-fi hit. Cost: $165. Audition Workshop for Musical Theatre (Monday-Wednesday, July 28-30, 1-4 p.m.): Don’t wait until tomorrow! Register now to get a leapin’ lizards head start on the competition for casting in our first production of the 2014-2015 season, Annie, the Musical. Walter Allen, director of Annie, will train the students in honing their auditioning skills. Each student will leave with two audition pieces and a memorized monologue, perfect to help them audition for Annie at SYAA the following weekend. Plus, workshop participants only have the opportunity to sign up for a One-Day Audition Refresher on Friday, August 8, 1-4 p.m. to help them freshen up their audition the day before they present it. Cost: $100 for the workshop, $40 for the refresher. The SYAA Fall Classroom Series offers something new for all ages with classes beginning the first week of September. All classes culminate in a Parent Showcase at the end of the semester on Sunday, December 14 at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, December 16 at 6 p.m. SYAA Creative Play (Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m.): Cathy Airhart-Webb leads an introductory theatre class to help young children explore imagination, self-awareness, and self-confidence through theatre games and creative activities. Cost: $75/month SYAA Young Performers (Mondays, 3:45-5:15 p.m.): Walter Allen helps new performers develop characters, explore movement, and create a minimally staged production each semester. The theme for Fall 2014: Sven, Olaf, & Anna’s Frozen Adventure. Cost: $75/month SYAA On Tour (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:45-5:15 p.m.): Cathy Airhart-Webb and Walter Allen team up to deliver an intense acting and musical theatre training experience that will hone skills and then allow time to show off those skills at numerous performances through the year. Allen will be leading the musical theatre class during the Tuesday time slot, and Airhart-Webb will be leading the acting class during the Thursday time slot. Students may take both tracks or focus only one one. Includes a free two week bootcamp (August 18-29, 3:45-5:15 p.m.) with paid tuition for the month of September. Cost: $75/month for both acting and musical theatre tracks; $40/month for only one of the two tracks Musical Theatre Dance Class (Wednesdays, 3:45-5:15 p.m.): Walter Allen will take class participants through an intensive warm-up followed by technical training with fun choreography to tie it all together. This class is open to all levels of dancers. Cost: $55/month

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College prep format pays off for St.Fred Seniors Principal Guy Farber says that St. Frederick High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s college prep format of individual attention, optimal class size and modified block schedule helped the 2014 Seniors earn $1,726,402 in scholarship offers (above and beyond TOPS) with Laine Farber earning the most scholarship offers. The seniors also earned an average of 24 college credits. This level of college credit gives the graduates a first-year head start and allows them the opportunity to extend scholarship funding into the first year of graduate school. Graduates were accepted at the following colleges: University of Louisiana at Monroe, Louisiana Tech University, Tulane, University of Mississippi, Louisiana State University, Mississippi State University, Bayor, SMU, Springhill, LSU Eunice, Centenary College, Millsaps College, St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College, Trinity College, Texas Christian University and Loyola University. Bishop Duca gave the homily and Father Matthew Long

gave the closing remarks at the Baccalaureate Mass which preceded the Graduation Ceremony. Seth Christian lead the Pledge of Allegiance followed by Laura Wells singing the National Anthem. Cullen Clark (right) gave the salutatory address. Madelyne Clark (left) presented the valedictory address. Honor graduates are Peyton Braswell, Anne Brown, Blaine Bulloch, Seth Christian, Cullen Clark, Madelyne Clark, Will Daniels, Michael Dickerson, Laine Farber, Patrick Kelly, Mattie Kincannon, Reagan LaPietra, McKenzie McDonald, Thomas Minor, Hien Nguyen, Anna Nichols, Brianna Roa, Kristyn Smith, Susan Straughton, Cole Swanner, Clark Turner, Benjamin Walters, Laura Wells, Patrick Whipple and Mylinda Worthy. Blaine Bulloch, Cullen Clark, Madelyn Clark, Hien Nguyen, Benjamin Sims, Benjamin Walters and Patrick Whipple maintained a 4.0 average during their high school career.

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Dash those Doldrums! Over the next few weeks, kids will enjoy their final days of freedom from tests and homework and will have a lot to keep them busy. But in between trips, backyard adventures, and spending time with friends, these last long, hot hours of summer can be a time of restlessness and boredom. The summer doldrums can set in, so now is the time to take advantage of complete flexibility in children’s book and activity choices. Within a month, school will start again and so begins the routine of school projects, class schedules, and required reading. July is a space where children should read for fun and experiment with unfamiliar activities. It can be easy for parents to give in to the “It’s summer, and they deserve a break” mindset, but you are doing a disservice to your children. Long lapses from critical thinking and experiential learning will result in a tougher “reentry” for your children when school resumes in August. Adopt the “tough-love” approach and transform your children into year-long readers and thinkers. To learn is to explore, to go beyond what you thought you understood, and the more we learn, the more confident we become in looking after ourselves. To young children, play is their most important form of learning. As they play, they learn to experiment, to develop their imaginations, and to act out parts and pretend, but regardless of age, most learners are excited by novelty. A wonderful way to not only get kids excited about nontraditional learning, but also to provide an opportunity for you to spend time talking together, is to familiarize yourself with one of the latest trends in internet shopping—Subscription Boxes. One of the main stumbling blocks in spending quality educational time with your children is the time that it takes for you to prepare something that will excite and interest them. These family-friendly companies have taken the guess work out of the planning, and once a month, you will receive a prepackaged box full of ideas, goodies, crafts, and other items that will ensure several hours of engaging play. Here is a list of the Subscription Boxes for kids, teens, and tweens that are in rotation at my house: Little Passports-- Sam and Sofia guide kids, ages 5 to 10 years old, on global adventures in these world-traveling subscription boxes. Kids learn about new countries, cultures, histories, and languages. Everything they need for their journey is included in the kit, like maps, stickers, souvenirs, even a travel passport! (Prices start at $10.95/month, shipping additional) Kiwi Crate-- Kiwi Crate provides creative arts and crafts activities for kids aged 3 to 7 years old. Each activity box follows a theme and includes all the necessary elements to create, experiment, and explore. Whether it’s making dinosaur feet or making a garden for your window, the activities put those little hands to work. Each box contains three. ($19.99 a month, free shipping) GiftLit-- GiftLit is a fantastic subscription that gives the gift of reading with premium books that have been hand-picked by literary experts. You choose books for whatever age range you desire (from baby to adult) and receive a new book each month to add to the bookshelf. (Prices start at $24.95, shipping is additional) Love With Food--Expand your taste buds and try new gourmet treats each month with Love With Food, which sends you samples of everything from jams to sweets. If you find something that you savor, log on and buy more at great discounts. Plus, Love With Food donates a meal to a hungry child with every box you receive ($12/month) Groovy Lab in a Box -- Groovy Lab in A Box sends subscribers everything you need to learn about and do hands on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) experiments for ages 8+. Their purpose is to provide

children with an opportunity to focus his or her imagination, determination, and innately inquisitive nature with a way to complete a monthly STEM project using the Engineering Design (26.95/month). The Magic School Bus Science Club--The Magic School Bus is a monthly science club for kids ages 5-12 years old. Each month your child will receive a different themed kit such as Magnets, Acids/Bases, and Weather Station. (19.99/month). Surprise Ride-- Every month, you’ll receive a box that includes an activity with supplies and instructions to explore something new and other fun extras such as a book, gadget, stationary, snack, or game to enhance the experience. Rides are theme-based and cover all worlds, from art and culture to physics and technology and are perfect for children aged 6 to 11. (29.99/month). If one of these boxes doesn’t spark your interest, check out the following sites for more suggestions (and find something for yourself as well!!): 1. ramblingsofasuburbanmom.com 2. boxes.mysubscriptionaddiction.com 3. findsubscriptionboxes.com 4. subscriptionboxes.com What I’m reading now… The Thickety: A Path Begins by J. A. White: The first book in a new trilogy, this read is scary and goosebumpy…definitely for ages 9/10 and up. For fans of R.L. Stine who are ready for a more challenging scare! I Am Otter by Sam Gorton is simply delightful. Mischievous Otter wants to start her own restaurant with the stuffed animals in her room. This story is full of imagination, relationships, and flat-out good humor. For ages PreK-2. Eye to Eye by Steve Jenkins: While the pictures of various animal eyes are captivating for younger readers, the complex vocabulary and concepts will grab more advanced kids. An interesting look into the amazing world of animal optics! For ages 7 and up. To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han is a perfect summer read about young love, but also tackles the deeper family issues of caring for siblings after the loss of a parent. Laura Jean Song writes secret letters to her crushes, telling them how she feels, and when the letters are accidentally mailed, the resolution is lyrical and meaningful. For better or worse, the story of Laura Jean will transport you back to your high school days of angst and joy over falling in love for the first time. For grades 7-10.


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Honor Someone Special In Your Life with an Enduring Honorarium The Franciscan Path of Peace â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a Lasting Tribute The Franciscan Path of Peace will be a special part of the new St. Francis Community Health Center campus, which will be located on Tower Drive. The Path of Peace is a 100' x 70' terrace designed as a peaceful green space within a larger, beautifully landscaped garden. The meandering pathway offers community partnership opportunities through the sponsorship of engraved bricks: Two Sizes are Available for Sponsorship: â&#x20AC;˘ 8"x 4" Paving Brick with 4 lines is $75: 18 characters per line (including spaces) â&#x20AC;˘ 8"x 8" Paving Brick with 7 lines is $150: 18 characters per line (including spaces) â&#x20AC;&#x153;These Franciscan Path of Peace partnership opportunities are community contributions paving the way in healthcare for the future.â&#x20AC;? ~ Cindy Rogers, Foundation President & CEO

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Eight common weight loss surgeries myths debunked

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he idea of undergoing any medical procedure can be daunting, especially when that procedure is life-changing. During the past five years, our bariatric surgeons at Louisiana Center for Weight Loss Surgery have transformed the lives of more than 600 patients with the gastric sleeve surgery. Our patients have shared their most common fears prior to their procedures, and we have worked hard to educate them regarding the facts. Listed below are some of the most common myths regarding weight loss surgery. 1. I have to be at least 100 pounds overweight to qualify for the surgery. While being 100 pounds overweight does qualify one for the surgery, there are other health conditions that can qualify a patient for the procedure. If you have a BMI (Body Mass Index) of 35 and associated health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea, you may qualify for the procedure. By Linda S. Holyfield, RN, MSN President & CEO of P&S Surgical 2. I cannot afford weight loss surgery. Hospital The cost of a gastric sleeve surgery is $12,900, which includes all doctor and hospital fees. Medicare—and even some commercial insurance companies—cover the cost of the procedure. If your insurance company does not cover the cost, there are often financial options available through your bank. Many patients are also under the impression that they will have to buy“special food,”however, that is not the case.You will simply make healthier choices. In addition, you will begin to save money as you will no longer need medications related to obesity. 3. Weight loss surgery is the “easy way out.” Weight loss surgery is a tool, not a cure. To maintain long-term success and a healthy weight, you will need to commit to lifestyle changes such as regular exercise and a healthy food plan. The Louisiana Center for Weight Loss Surgery’s Total Lifestyle Care™ program provides a team of professionals – your surgeon, nutritionists and lifestyle counselors – to guide you as you learn and implement new habits. 4. I will no longer enjoy food. Most people can enjoy a wide variety of foods, albeit in smaller quantities. The gastric sleeve surgery is unique in that it works with a special chemical in your brain to control certain cravings. Many patients find the absence of cravings to be helpful in maintaining their weight loss. 5. I will be left with a big scar. The gastric sleeve procedure, which involves removing 2/3 of the stomach, is performed laparoscopically. Scarring is minimal. 6. I don’t have the time to undergo this procedure. Patients typically stay only one night in the hospital and resume normal activities within 1-2 weeks following the procedure. 7. I will get too skinny, and it will change the look of my face. Our registered dietician will closely monitor your progress. If you begin to lose too much weight, you will be given supplements to maintain your health. 8. The surgery is risky. LCWLS is accredited through the laweightlossurgery.com Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Quality Improvement Program. facebook.com/LCWLS This means that our surgeons adhere to stringent standards, 318.998.7313 ensuring our patients experience the best possible surgical outcomes. The gastric sleeve surgery is considered low-risk.

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Buoy, oh buoy.

Most of us, even if we're lucky enough to own our own boats, don't spend the majority of our time on the water. That general lack of familiarity and experience is why when you do set out in a watercraft — whether for fishing, swimming and water skiing, or just cruising — it's extremely important to familiarize yourself with the rules, requirements, and recommendations of boating safety. The following tips and guidelines are compiled from state and national boating safety

organizations, including the U.S. Coast Guard.

The Easiest Boating Safety Tip: Wear a Life Jacket Statistics show that most boating fatality victims weren't wearing a personal floatation device (PFD) and that 9 out of 10 of those water deaths might have been prevented with a PFD. A life jacket should be available for each person aboard and be worn or properly stowed. Jackets should fit snugly and be the appropriate size — remember that adult jackets will not work for children. Check the PFD laws in your state, and test your jackets once a year for leaks and buoyancy. Other potentially life-saving tips: Dress for the water temperature, not the air temperature. Hunters and fishermen boating during colder-weather months should remember that cold water can kill. If you can't swim, take lessons. Even a few rudimentary lessons could someday mean the difference between life and drowning. If your boat capsizes, stay with it. Not only will it provide floatation assistance, but it's easier for rescuers to spot. Keep a Clear Head Be aware of carbon monoxide. All internal combustion engines produce carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless, and poisonous gas. Poor cabin ventilation, blocked exhaust outlets, and faulty equipment can contribute to the problem, but carbon monoxide emissions can affect the boat's swim platform and other areas near the engine. Be especially careful when moving slowly, idling, or stopped, and when you're near another boat's engine emissions. Install carbon monoxide detectors on your boat and be aware of the early symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, such as headaches, nausea, weakness, and irritated eyes — stay alert for symptoms that might initially seem like simple seasickness or intoxication. Speaking of intoxication, don't drink and boat. The use of alcohol is involved in about a third of all recreational boating fatalities according to the U.S. Coast Guard. Boating under the influence (BUI or BWI) is as serious a legal offense as driving while intoxicated. Additionally, the detrimental physical effects of drinking while boating can be even more severe — the motion, noise, sun, wind, and spray on the water is more exhausting than usual, accelerating the intoxicating effects of alcohol. Plan Ahead Know the rules. Take a boating safety course. Have a float plan. Appoint an assistant skipper. Check the weather. Have communication options. Use a kill switch lanyard. Check your equipment and supplies. Get your boat inspected. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace manuals or instructions provided by the manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional. Nor is it intended to effect coverage under any policy. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information. We assume no liability in connection with the information nor the suggestions made.

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Bears 4 Kids

NAI Faulk & Foster, a member of the world’s premier managed network of commercial real estate firms, announced today that it will host a teddy bear drive. Members of the community are invited to donate new or gently used teddy bears that will be distributed to children staying at the Ronald McDonald House of Northeast Louisiana. D & D Cleaners has teamed up with NAI Faulk & Foster and will gently clean the teddy bears that are donated before they head to their new homes at the Ronald McDonald House. “I wanted to do something for the ones that are going through a difficult time in their life and that are away from their comfort zone. I am hoping to bring a smile to each child’s face that receives a bear from this drive”, said Cheryl Martin, Administrative Assistant of NAI Faulk & Foster. “We have a personal interest in helping the Ronald McDonald House as it touches the lives of so many people in our community. We are grateful for the opportunity to participate.” Anyone who would like to help can bring a

bear to one of two locations: NAI Faulk & Foster’s offices at 1811 Auburn Avenue in Monroe, and PT’s Eat-A-Bite at 100 East Jefferson Avenue in Bastrop. The goal is to collect 200 bears by July 31, 2014. The Ronald McDonald House of Northeast Louisiana is a temporary home-away-from home that serves and sustains families of seriously ill or injured children receiving treatment in hospitals in Northeast Louisiana. ABOUT NAI FAULK & FOSTER

NAI Faulk & Foster has been a leading commercial and industrial real estate brokerage firm in Northeast Louisiana since 1945. In 2009, NAI Faulk & Foster partnered with NAI Global, the single largest, most powerful global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms. NAI Faulk & Foster provides real estate services through four major service areas: Commercial / Industrial Real Estate Brokerage Services, Zoning, Construction Schedule Management, and Property & Facilities Management. NAI Faulk & Foster has earned a reputation as a quality service provider through a track record of successful negotiations, ability to finalize transactions, quality customer service, and attention to detail. To learn more, visit www.naifaulkandfoster.com.

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Our #1 purpose is to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research through the St. Baldrick's Foundation. St. Baldrick's is a nationwide organization that focuses on giving grants to researchers & facilities around the country. St. Baldrick's is the second-leading "funder" of pediatric cancer research, behind only the US Government. Whereas roughly 4% of funds given to mainstream national cancer-support organizations is all that is earmarked for childhood cancers, 100% of the money raised through St. Baldrick's goes to finding a cure for the kids! The money for the grants is raised through events like ours - volunteers called "shavees" solicit donations from friends, relatives, coworkers, teammates, etc. In exchange for pledges and donations, the volunteer promises to shave his or her head. The head-shaving

serves a two-fold purpose. Not only is it an excellent and fun incentive for people to donate, but by going bald, we're also showing solidarity with the kids who have no choice about losing their hair due to treatment. Our event will take place on September 6th of this year; our venue is yet to be determined, but it will be in Monroe. Folks can stay tuned to our social networking pages for up-to-date information on where the event will be held. Even for those who are only slightly considering getting involved, would love for them to get in touch and chat about the cause and why we’re doing what we’re doing,and please also note that while the head-shaving IS our #1 fundraiser, it is not the only way that folks can get involved and raise money! There is more than definitely a spot for folks who want to keep their locks intact.

Caring for families for over 65 years! St. Joseph's Home is the only nonprofit, religiously sponsored residential and health care center for seniors in Monroe. Owned and managed by CHRISTUS Health, our facility has a long-standing tradition of providing quality, compassion and respect to all those we serve. People of all faiths are welcome. 2301 Sterlington Road • Monroe, LA 71203

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The creatures have returned! No need to call Spider Man or Captain America. They are so last year, and, besides, this summer, our super heroes—as well as their foes--are not only bigger but much more amazing. Luckily, this summer, Tom Cruise has returned to the big screen just in the nick of time to defeat some very strange arachnid-like aliens wanting to take over the world! Then, of course, we all can sleep better at night knowing Godzilla--the “king of monsters” --is still around to protect America from the scariest radio-active nuclear eating mutants imaginable! And, I must say, there is the rub. The movie storyline seldom changes: they deal with the age old battle between good and evil, but, this summer, the folks in Hollywood seem to have let their imaginations run wild! Their animated creatures have gone way beyond your worst nightmares, and that has made me, as a travel agent, realize there is a real “fright market” out there. Some of you must love big scary creatures or why else would these movies be the blockbusters of summer? So, let me make a suggestion. instead of sitting in a darkened theater, why not take the kids to real place where scary creatures really did thrive and survive? Not only will they learn a little history and see some breathtaking scenery, but, in the same sense that Tom Cruise is fighting aliens, they will be walking with dinosaurs! I honestly doubt our planet has ever seen a scarier looking creature in the last 65 million years than the dinosaur. ( You doubt that? Then, just think about those scary moments in Steven Spielberg's “Jurassic Park,” and you will definitely agree!) Why I cannot even fathom what it must have been like when these over-sized lizards roamed free! Yet, this summer, thanks to the folks at BBC and one of my favorite tour companies, the story of these very scary creatures is being told. They are calling it the ultimate dinosaur experience. Unfortunately, the only date for this trip is July 17-21 in Calgary, Canada. Designed to be as inspiring as it is entertaining, this very special “walking with dinosaurs” tour will feature BBC Earth insiders, paleontologists, and natural history experts . They will share amazing true stories about the mysterious prehistoric world once ruled by dinosaurs. Calgary, which is right smack in the middle of the Canadian Badlands, is the perfect place for this event because some of the richest deposits of prehistoric fossils and dinosaur finds in the world have been discovered-- and are still being found--here. If you are looking for an adventure this summer to stimulate the fear factor imagination a little, then why not call MONROE TRAVEL SERVICE and join this “walk with the dinosaur” tour while space is still available? With all the chatter about global warming lately, the scariest part of this trip just might be the perspective gained by seeing their fate—as well as the future of our planet—through the

eyes of a dinosaur! Of course, if big scary creatures are not your thing, then, here are a few more trips we sell at MONROE TRAVEL SERVICE.

*Ride a Wild River!

A family group has just canceled, so this is your chance to grab up last minute space on a 6 day river adventure through the Grand Canyon. This coveted guided expedition is one of the most remarkable thrill rides in America, the perfect balance of relaxation and adventure. Trip departs on July 23, so call soon.

*Head to the Caribbean

If you had rather be on a 125,000 ton ship instead of rafting the rapids, then maybe a 7 day cruise to Jamaica, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel is more your style. A family of 4 can enjoy a balcony cabin on July 27 from New Orleans—inclusive of cabin, port taxes, meals, and entertainment –for under $3000! That's a great deal . Think about it: it's hard to go to Gulf Shores that cheap for 7 days.

*Harry's World has gotten Bigger!

In addition to being larger in size, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando is getting ready to open up the new Diagon Alley, which will include new rides, new entertainment, more goblins and witches, and exciting new wizardry to add to the fun. Get this: a family of 4 for 4 nights with hotel, 3 day park to park pass, and 2 theme breakfasts is only $1660—and that's in the new hotel on- site at UNIVERSAL STUDIOS!

*Disney Deals!

Rarely do you see a “deal” on Disney Cruise Lines, but, at MONROE TRAVEL SERVICE, we have a few last minute specials to offer on the Disney Dream's 4 night Bahamian Cruise. Call 323 3465 and ask about the dates of July 13 and 20, where a verandah cabin is priced from $2240 for 2. And...speaking of deals....did you know the free dining option is back at Disneyworld? Promo ends August 8, so don't miss out on the savings! I would love to tell you more about the deals at the summer camp at THE ATLANTIS Resort, THE BEACHES, and the kids stay and eat free offers at resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, but, like the deals, my space here is limited. So, please, think about where you want to go and give MONROE TRAVEL SERVICE a call at 323-3465, come by our office at 1908 Glenmar (right next door to the Muffin Tin) or email info@monroetravel.com. Let's get started. There's still time to let MONROE TRAVEL SERVICE scare up some summer fun for you!

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FUN IN THE SUN.

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