As you know, I get several copies of the Ruston Daily Leader at once, so am slow catching up on the news. However, I do hear by phone from friends, so I often know of the death of my friends before I read it in the paper. But, I always read the obituaries because it brings finality for me that friends have gone.
Businessman Bill Elmore’s entry into the Ruston mayor’s race adds a new dimension to the campaign for the city’s top job.
Ronny Walker, who for all practical purposes has been the lone candidate in the race for almost a year, now has competition in his quest to succeed retiring Mayor Dan Hollingsworth. Last fall, Alderman Jim Pearce announced he was running, too, but he did little campaigning and pulled out of the race in January.
You may be unaware of it, but September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. And while a whole month may seem like a long time to focus on life insurance, it’s actually a good opportunity for you to realize the important role that life insurance can play in your life. Unfortunately, many people don’t have sufficient insurance. A recent report by LIMRA, a research and consulting group, shows the following:
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.