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The Press Newspaper

The Press Newspaper

Cajun food is great. Like so many things in Cajun Country, Louisiana, it’s really different.

The food, the lifestyle, the music, even the language are all different. Cajuns have put a different and typically joyous spin on just about everything.

Many Cajuns speak French, though, like pretty much everything else in south-central Louisiana, they’ve adjusted it to their liking.

It is a culture that traces its strongest roots to France. They came from Acadia by way of the Canadian Maritimes. Their move to Louisiana was forced when many of the French-Canadians were judged to be no longer welcome by the ruling British.

April has come with an exuberant but tentative quality. Though spring is here, winter can still make brief but cold, bitter, and even snowy visits, right?

The evenings now are longer and the air is sweet with spring. The red-wing blackbirds, robins, and other warm weather birds are back and winter birds have moved on to the north.

Crocuses have bloomed while the daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths are coming into flower. They are early this year but certainly most welcome. Trees and shrubs are in bud and some are blooming. The warmth and color of April this year invite us to come out of doors and enjoy our yards and gardens again.

Tale as old as time…Clay Limelighters to present Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”
Clay High School Limelighters will take audiences into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” April 21, 22, 23 and 24. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday.

Based on the Academy-Award winning animated feature, the musical includes all songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman along, with new songs by Menken and Tim Rice.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Debt is a buzzword for politicians, a burden for students, a necessity for most homeowners and a reality for 70 percent of Americans.

But despite this fact, 30 percent of those in debt have no plan to pay it off, according to a recent survey conducted by Fifth Third Bank (NASDAQ: FITB).

Fifth Third commissioned the national survey to examine the financial beliefs and behaviors of American adults. The results provided a snapshot of our nation’s financial literacy, with 82 percent of respondents citing financial independence as a goal in their lives. The survey also revealed how the three largest generations in America differ in their understanding and management of savings, budgeting, retirement planning and credit.

On April 12, mental health and substance abuse leaders from Lucas, Wood, and Hancock counties announced the launch of the Recovery Helpline, which will provide resident in the three counties with an easy-to-remember number they can call to find help.

By dialing 2-1-1 from any phone in those three counties – at any time of the day or night – people can speak to a trained specialist who will directly connect them to a clinician who, if needed, can set up an appointment with an appropriate treatment provider within 48 hours and get the client on the road to getting care.

Clinicians will also be able to provide information and other educational resources to callers—who could range from the client to concerned family members and loved ones.

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