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Posted Dec 18, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Alas, my husband and I, new to The Elf, were unaware that the true elf is tiny with a hard rubber head. Alastair bought the larger plush version. We also found that we were late with the whole thing. The Elf is supposed to be put up right after Thanksgiving. Poor kids. They have old parents.

Updated Dec 11, 2014 at 6:12 PM

Healthy Advice is a weekly column from West Calcasieu Cameron Hospital.

Updated Dec 11, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Why should people who've lost everything to fire, or the recession, or debilitating illness or any of the other millions of ways things can go south in a hurry have to rebuild their lives wearing our rags.

Posted Dec 7, 2014 at 5:00 PM

No matter how they may seem to others — silly, strange or even dull — traditions can keep us connected to the past, to the present, and to those around us.

Posted Dec 3, 2014 at 3:00 PM

As a nice conclusion to the Thanksgiving holiday, I had a mini-date with my husband Alastair. We attended The Mines's performance of a Christmas Carol at the W.W. Lewis auditorium Sunday afternoon.

Updated Nov 30, 2014 at 7:49 AM

In the last two decades, births to women in their late 30s have risen 70 percent, and for women over 40 births have increased more than 40 percent. Statistics today show that one in every 12 babies born in the United States is to a woman over the...

Posted Nov 24, 2014 at 4:00 PM

My what-I-am-grateful-for list this Thanksgiving would, of course, include having family members and friends who are generally happy and healthy, having a roof over my head and food on my table, and living in a truly great country.

Updated Nov 19, 2014 at 5:12 PM

Inform yourself. Arm yourself with knowledge. If you read it on Facebook, run it through Snopes.com to see if it's legitimate. If it's on a local information page, don't accept it at face value – go to a City Council meeting. Dig deeper.

Posted Nov 17, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Being a pet owner means that you sometimes discover weird things about animals. Our cat sometimes smells like a donut.

Posted Nov 12, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Tuesday, December 2 through Thursday, December 4, the VFW Post 7321, Calcasieu Parish Human Services Department, Alexandria VA Medical Center, and Louisiana Department of Labor will host the first homeless veterans “Stand Down” event.

Posted Nov 6, 2014 at 12:00 PM

There has been much discussion surrounding the choice 29-year-old Brittany Maynard made in choosing to leave this world via a fatal dose of barbiturates prescribed by her doctor. She and her family moved to Oregon shortly after her diagnosis of...

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