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07/11/2013
In Tuesday’s Daily Leader, there was a story about Mrs. Ruth Sanderson, an 85-year-old lady who went parasailing, on a flight that took 45 minutes beginning from 850 feet up. But that one time didn’t satisfy her, she wants to return next year, for a...
07/10/2013
Solve this word problem: Jane lives just in Claiborne Parish, about five miles from the Arkansas line. She’s enrolled in Delhi Charter School in Richland Parish, about 100 miles away. Jane’s school bus travels 40 miles-per-hour. How long does it...
07/09/2013
When you’ve been overweight for pretty much your entire life, it’s easy to fall into the the trap of thinking that everyone who is thin is healthy. Sure, tons of thin people have assured me that being thin does not mean healthy. And, I’ve watched...
07/06/2013
In the eyes of the world, America stands for one thing above all: the promise of freedom. Even people who have never laid eyes on an American know of the promise our country represents. They know that promise means a better life, a life of freedom....
07/06/2013
Dear EarthTalk: I’ve read conflicting reports about the dangers of non-stick cookware. I have a set of older non-stick pans and am not sure if I need to replace them. Are they harmful to use, particularly if they have a few scratches? — Miriam...
07/06/2013
During this warm summer, after celebrating the Peach Festival and Fourth of July, your writer wishes to acknowledge and give special thanks to the firefighters of Lincoln Parish. There have been in recent days many events to which we are now...
07/06/2013
Question: How does a regular person make it these days? With everything costing so much, it is really so hard to save any money. Do only rich people get to retire one day? Answer: I wish I had some money. The most common thing for someone to say to...
07/06/2013
While changes in the economy occur regularly, what we have experienced recently is anything but a “normal” change. The challenges of the current economy haven’t been seen or experienced in our country in decades. Like most investors, you may wish...
07/06/2013
Every year in early July, thousands of people “run with the bulls” in Pamplona, Spain. While the event is exciting, it is also hazardous, and many runners have gotten badly injured over the years. As an investor, you may find that running with the...
07/06/2013
Observations along the sports beat: • What’s in the water around the Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State athletics departments these days? First, there was the exit of Bruce Van De Velde at Tech. Then earlier this week, Percy “Chico”...
07/06/2013
My family and I had the privilege of coming to Breckenridge, Colo., for our vacation, and it is from the beautiful mountains that I write. Warm sunny days hold the cool crisp air that refresh the mind, and the chilly evenings bring a sense of ease...
07/06/2013
Does time fly for you as it does me? Or is it an aging thing? Anyway, I seemed to be a day late and a dollar short these days just trying to get everything done on time. On July 1, my one and only daughter, Becky, and my one and only daughter-in-law...
07/05/2013
With healthy lifestyles taking everyone by storm these days, oddly enough July is National Blueberry Month. I’m all about blueberries — blueberry cobbler, blueberry ice cream, blueberry waffles and even blueberry muffins, though I am pretty sure...
07/05/2013
When I finally get myself together/I’m going to get down in that sunny southern weather/ And going to find a space inside to laugh/separate the wheat from the chaff/’Cause I feel like I owe it to someone. That lyric is from a song called “Almost...
07/04/2013
In the immortal words of Bob Dylan, “The Times They Are a-Changin’.” That’s certainly been the case with our Lincoln Parish Colleges over the past few weeks as we’ve seen the Dan Reneau era come to a close at Louisiana Tech and the Percy Caldwell...
07/03/2013
In the immortal words of Bob Dylan, “The Times They Are a-Changin’.” That’s certainly been the case with our Lincoln Parish Colleges over the past as we’re seen the Dan Reneau era come to a close at Louisiana Tech and the Percy Caldwell era end for...
07/02/2013
Whew! It is a hot one out there today! However, I must admit that north Louisiana has been blessed with relatively mild temperatures throughout the month of June, with the exception of a few days. We’ve also been blessed with abundant rainfall — I...
07/02/2013
For various reasons, in the past month I’ve clocked a lot of miles on my car. Pretty early on in our relationship, my husband and I learned that long car trips are not something we enjoy. But, sometimes we have to make long trips. Sometimes, we’ve...
07/01/2013
Two and half weeks ago I packed my trunk and left Ruston to go to the most magical place on Earth — Warner-Tully YMCA Camp in Port Gibson, Miss. Since I was five, I have missed only two summers there. I guess I was busy when I was six, and I tried...
06/30/2013
“What’s the ‘S’ stand for?” Lois Lane asks Superman in the new movie. “It’s not an ‘S’ ” responds the Man of Steel. “On my world, it means ‘hope’.” A symbol of hope for humanity: That’s how Man of Steel portrays the legendary hero. There’s plenty...