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The Bluffs: Back and better than ever

A young boy stood on the driving range at The Bluffs Golf Resort, listening intently as golf pro Tom Agazzi explained the basics of how to hold his club. Impatiently, the youngster took a couple of swings at the golf ball, missing badly. Finally, he connected and the ball sailed away with a slight draw. If at first you don’t succeed, try again was the lesson learned by the boy during the recent summer golf camp. Through perseverance, dedication and hard work, his golf game could get better. In a similar way, The Bluffs has endured some tough lessons. But after a couple of whiffs, The West Feliciana community has connected with golfers, residents and the public, thanks...

The Bluffs: Back and better than ever
posted on: Jul 10, 2013

Martin Medical Building houses Lane’s new Wound Center

Listed at the bottom of a recent news release was Lane Regional Medical Center’s guiding core values: Excellence, Integrity, Compassion, Respect and Commitment. In many ways, those words sum up the career of Dr. Howard Martin, who is one of Lane RMC’s founding physicians. Appropriately, the purpose of the release was to announce the dedication ceremony, ribbon cutting and open house on May 22 for the new Lane Wound Center and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy facility and the naming of the Dr. Howard L. Martin Medical Building, where the new wound care center is located. The Lane Wound Center & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy recently moved from inside the hospital to this newly renovated medical building, located at 4917 West...

Martin Medical Building houses Lane’s new Wound Center
posted on: Jun 25, 2013

Land of Opportunity

Pointe Coupee Parish attracting plenty of attention   Les Cantrell is an optimist, a glass-is-half-full kind of guy. But when he talks about the future of Pointe Coupee Parish, Cantrell can barely contain his enthusiasm. In fact, his cup is practically running over with excitement. “Every morning I get out of bed, I tell myself, ‘It’s a great day to make a deal, so let’s make something happen,’ ” said Cantrell, the Director of Economic Development for Pointe Coupee Parish’s Chamber of Commerce. Pointe Coupee is home to False River, Old River and historic towns like New Roads, Livonia, Fordoche and Morganza. It boasts a population of 22,703 and lots of unspoiled land. In fact, land is relatively...

Land of Opportunity
posted on: May 9, 2013

Dreher’s journey takes him back home again

Star Hill is one of those places that seldom registers on a map. For its handful of residents, the small community in West Feliciana Parish near St. Francisville is home. It’s also a metaphor for their way of life. Even though he grew up there, Rod Dreher admits it took a long time for him to come to that realization. Dreher has enjoyed a successful career as an award-winning journalist, writing for publications in major markets like Dallas and New York. He is currently a senior editor and blogger for American Conservative. But after his little sister, Ruthie Leming, a wife and mother of three daughters, was diagnosed with a virulent form of cancer in 2009, during his...

Dreher’s journey takes him back home again
posted on: Apr 15, 2013

Family fun, good food and hot music take the stage at Zfest

Mark your calendar and get ready for a good time! The Zachary Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting the family-friendly 7th annual Zachary Arts & Music Festival (Zfest) on the grounds of BREC’s Community Park, 20055 Old Scenic Highway in Zachary. As many as 100 regionally and locally-renowned artists will be selling their works, and everyone will enjoy the incredible food, a petting zoo and pony rides, paddleboats on the lake, a climbers’ rock wall, a bungee bounce, a mechanical bull, a gyroscope and many more activities for all ages. A sampling of the food includes barbeque, seafood, funnel cakes, hot dogs, nachos, hamburgers, Cajun dishes, jambalaya, and the tempting fried Twinkies and fried Oreos. And don’t...

Family fun, good food and hot music take the stage at Zfest
posted on: Mar 21, 2013

Deciding to start a business takes careful consideration

Published February 2013: Entrepreneur (noun): An individual who starts his/her own business; a person who undertakes the organization and management of a commercial enterprise involving independence and risk as well as the opportunity for profit; the boss; the one with all the headaches. There are few people who haven’t given some thought to starting their own business. Many of them never go forward and actually pursue their idea, often due to the fact that they don’t know where to start. Indeed, many questions and obstacles stand in the way of new entrepreneurs that they must contemplate: Do I have what it takes to be an entrepreneur? What are the steps needed to start a business? How do I...

Deciding to start a business takes careful consideration
posted on: Feb 21, 2013

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