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June 1st, 2013

What did he say in court?

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The stories shared this week involve some statements actually made in my presence. From time to time there are humorous writings published about “sayings in court” that are borrowed from some other source. But today’s are original and funny; your writer heard them.
Whether a malapropism or just the plain old “sticking your foot in your mouth,” I distinctly remember the looks on faces that portrayed the message: “What did he say?”

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New Beginnings holds ribbon-cutting ceremony

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Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held May 28 for New Beginnings Wellness and Spa, located at 1809 Northpointe Lane Suite 103. The ceremony was sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

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The Keg cuts ribbon for grand opening

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Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held May 16 for The Keg Package and Cork Room, located at 670 Tarbutton Rd. in Ruston. The ceremony was sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

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Diabetes Care Center accredited

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The Diabetes Care Center was recently named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE).
This designation allows residents in North Central Louisiana increased access to critical diabetes education services according to Ashlea Jones Hill, the owner and founder of the Diabetes Care Center.

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State oil and gas industry prepared for storm season

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With the 2013 hurricane season here, Louisiana’s oil and gas industry is prepared to ensure the safety of our employees, the environment and area communities from the impacts of a storm. Oil and gas facilities take develop detailed hurricane response plans long before hurricane season begins on June 1.

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Help elderly avoid financial abuse

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It’s unfortunate, but true: The elderly population may be the most vulnerable group in our society.
In fact, in an effort to call attention to the problems of physical, emotional and financial abuse of the elderly, the United Nations has designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

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Be watchful for IRS tax scams

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Question: I got an email from the IRS. It says they need more information about the tax return I filed two years ago. I am concerned about sending my personal information to them over the Internet, but there was no number for me to call. Is it OK for me to just call them about this?
Answer: It is definitely OK for you to call the IRS.

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Taking a look at Social Security

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Regardless of whether you’re a man or a woman, Social Security will not — and was never designed to — provide all of the income you’ll need to live comfortably during retirement.
At best, your income from Social Security will supplement that from other sources. So if you’re planning to factor Social Security into your retirement plan, you should learn all you can about how to enhance your benefits, and how much income you may need from other sources, to be financially comfortable during your retirement years.

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Chuck Dawson was ‘Mr. Tight’ in Tiger Nation

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His full name is Leslie Dawson.
Most folks know him as “Chuck.”
If you were a football coach or player at Grambling State University, you might refer to him as “Mr. Tight.”
Now that’s in a respectful, loving way, mind you.

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’Dogs at top of list

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This is a good way for Louisiana Tech University’s football team to start off its membership in Conference USA.
According to the 4down20.com website devoted to all things in the world of collegiate football, the Bulldogs have the top preseason power ranking of any C-USA program heading into the 2013 season.

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