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07/29/2016
In my house, our spare room is a library. While it may be counterproductive to having extended-stay guests, it works for us. Shelves line the three walls that are not taken up by a large sliding...
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07/28/2016
Mariuntaye Buggs has the right attitude in life. The 14-year-old Grambling resident, who goes by “Taye,” said the key to a successful life is never giving up. “You won’t get anywhere in life if you...
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07/27/2016
For more than 40 years, I’ve listened to police scanners 24/7, 365 days a year. It’s a practice I picked up from my Great Aunt Betty. Aunt Betty lived alone in a second story apartment in an older...
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07/25/2016
Editor’s note: Years ago, we had to have our Sheltie dog put down. Smartest dog I’ve ever seen. Old Miles. May you rest in peace in doggie heaven. My oldest son Brian named our new Sheltie after...
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07/23/2016
 Sometimes the best part of being a writer is living vicariously through others. That’s exactly what happened to me Friday afternoon as I interviewed Ruston’s Scott Pumphrey about his recent journey...
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07/23/2016
We declared our independence 240 years ago. Many now ask, “What are we coming to?” Maybe the question is “What have we become?” Either is logically followed by a simple “Why?” Perhaps I can offer my...
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07/23/2016
On Aug. 5, the 2016 Summer Olympics begin in Rio de Janeiro. One of the most compelling events is the marathon, a 26.2-mile endurance contest with roots dating back to ancient Greece. It may be that...
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07/23/2016
Keep tax costs top-of-mind Investors need to consider many factors in the process of choosing investments. One at the top of the list is an investment’s tax cost. In fact, for some individuals, this...
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07/23/2016
Question: I get zero attention from my broker. I know my account is not his biggest, but I always have to call him to suggest changes, and that’s if I can get him on the phone. Isn’t he supposed to...
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07/23/2016
In 1987, Mickey Slaughter was inducted into the Louisiana Tech University Athletic Hall of Fame. Three years later, son Bobby Slaughter led all NCAA players in receptions and was chosen as an All-...