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10/06/2013
The once proud stripes that adorned Grambling State that adorned the university’s athletics logo have taken a beating during the past year. Inarguably — no, make that for sure — the worst school year for athletic success for thereof during the past...
10/05/2013
Question: I am in my early 50s. I can hardly believe that retirement is only ten years away. It seems very likely that I will have to take Social Security early to make ends meet. Will it be there for me when I need it? Answer: Social Security will...
10/05/2013
Since the Great Recession started nearly five years ago, the number of older Americans in the workforce has increased significantly. By some estimates, there are roughly 25 percent more people age 65 and older who are still on the job. And while...
10/04/2013
Just the other day, I overheard someone stating they didn’t have the time to read, due to being busy with school and work. I was a little hard pressed due partly to the fact that working a full-time job, being a mother and a wife I still manage to...
10/03/2013
With all the chaos going on with the shut down of the federal government, it is nice to see someone on state-level giving back. On a personal level, I don’t follow politics, but with the recent developments that have occurred, I have perked up to...
10/02/2013
Nobody’s ever quite known what do with the Louisiana Tech and Grambling State University lab schools. They’re not totally public schools, and they’re not totally private schools, either. A. E. Phillips and Alma J. Brown Elementary, Grambling Middle...
10/01/2013
This summer, I had the opportunity to travel to Michigan to make a presentation and attend the National Extension Tourism Conference. Ted Eubanks, president and CEO of Fermata Inc. and Great American Trails, both involved in sustainable recreation...
10/01/2013
I often wish that the only thing I had to worry about when considering what to eat for lunch or whether or not I’ll accept a treat offered by a friend or colleague is whether it will add an inch to my waistline. Lots of people obsess about what they...
09/30/2013
A funny thing happened during this month’s Lincoln Parish Police Jury meeting — something that’s become a rarity in the world of today’s politics. You see, the LPPJ went against the wishes of several of its members in order to listen to the majority...
09/29/2013
We have an upcoming election to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Congressman Rodney Alexander effective this past Thursday the 26th. The election is scheduled for Oct. 19. The runoff is Nov. 16. That’s right, as if we never have any...
09/27/2013
“Prisoners”
09/27/2013
Can you imagine burning a candle and somewhere in the wax is a tiny plastic bag containing a ring valued at $10, $100, $1,000 or even $5,000? My guess would be no, since that was my original reaction. But there is a company, a legitimate company —...
09/27/2013
The term superbug does not just refer to the transformer-looking grasshoppers hiding out in the backyard; recently, it has become a popular term for drug-resistant diseases that are rapidly growing in the United States. According to a recent report...
09/26/2013
I cherish every memory that I have with family and friends. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t reminisce about “the good ole days” when I was younger. My friends and I talk about the trouble we got into in high school and how silly we were...
09/25/2013
Sometimes the simplest task is the most difficult to achieve. Just ask Ruston’s Board of Aldermen. All they wanted to do — or so they thought — was to modernize some archaic language in an existing ordinance referring to the city building official....
09/24/2013
I find it sort of ironic that “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury is one of the Top 100 Banned and Challenged books from 2000-09. If you’re missing the irony, it’s because the book — one of my favorite mandatory reads in junior high school — directly...
09/24/2013
This summer in our “Cooking with Kids” workshop, we talked about using microwaves for cooking and some safety features. I was surprised how many of the youth use microwaves and how many were unsure of what not to put in the microwave.
09/23/2013
There was plenty of good news coming out of Louisiana Tech University last week — news that has the school poised for a bright future despite having to navigate the troubled waters surrounding higher education in the state. It was announced last...
09/21/2013
Question: I never knew much about money growing up. Are they doing much to teach kids about money in school? If not there, where do they learn about it? Answer: Good question — apparently not in enough high schools. The Jump$tart Coalition for...
09/21/2013
Over time, the value of stocks can go up and down. Bond prices fluctuate with interest rates, as do other types of fixed-income securities such as certificates of deposit and investments in money-market accounts. Predicting which investment vehicles...