I awoke today bursting with pride that I am an American, writing on July 4. The Fourth is our day of celebration. We celebrate the most significant governmental and sociological “experiment,” as it was once called, in the history of the world. This experiment has now lasted 238 years.
This Sunday, just a couple of days after the Fourth, I give thanks to our Almighty Father for His blessings. For those who can do without my sentimentality, just move on to a different section of today’s paper, for my heart feels a gushing notion of wonder.
Unless you keep close track of obscure holidays and observances, you probably didn’t know that August is “What Will Be Your Legacy? month.” Still, you might want to use this particular month as a useful reminder to take action on what could be one of your most important financial goals: leaving a meaningful legacy.
Put aside the angst over Obamacare and focus for a few minutes on Louisiana’s all-new, slimmed down plan to take care of its own poor and uninsured. Yep, Jindalcare is upon us, and it’s likely to shutter services to people who need them the most.
The Jindal administration has imposed two-thirds of the recent round of federal Medicaid cuts on the LSU Health System, that network of public hospitals and clinics that takes care of the state’s most needy citizens, and also provides hard-to-get specialized care even to those who can pay.
It is time for 4-H Summer Camp! I know, I know, you’re thinking; “But it’s not summer yet!” Well, that is true — but registration for 4-H summer camp has begun. Because 4-H Summer Camp is one of the most important events that 4-H offers for youth, planning has to start early. Camping is one of the most valuable experiences a child can have. Many fourth, fifth, and sixth grade boys and girls participate in 4-H Summer Camp. The camp is held at the LSU AgCenter’s Grant Walker 4-H Educational Center, an 80-acre campsite located near Pollock on Highway 8 about 15 miles northeast of Alexandria.