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02/24/2017
“To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” That is the mission of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America...
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02/23/2017
When Mardi Gras rolls around, Ruston knows how to celebrate. The holiday typically more associated with New Orleans has grown exponentially across the Interstate 20 corridor within the last decade....
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02/22/2017
Editor’s note: This is the second column in a two-part series on Louisiana ranking No. 2 in the nation for female homicides. On Monday, I shared the troubling new information that Louisiana now ranks...
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02/22/2017
It’s good when groups get together to talk about themselves. That way everybody becomes a bit more familiar with everybody else, and presumably, with what the other folks are doing. Such was the...
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02/21/2017
Do you have a best friend, a best buddy, a best bud? Someone who is loyal and dependable, as well as fun and joyful? Gardeners often think of the daffodil as our best bud (pun intended). Each year...
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02/20/2017
Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part column focusing on the increased murder rate of women. The second part of the series will run Wednesday in the Lifestyles section. Last month, Ruston...
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02/20/2017
When I was a tyke of 5 or 6, I found a tick on the left side of my chest. I was terrified. I had heard that ticks suck your blood, and there sat a tick — right on top of my lifeblood. Surely he was...
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02/19/2017
Every now and then, usually when pondering the advances in technology, I have the urge of spewing venom toward one particular computer. That would be the Tandy TRS-80 Model 100 sold by Radio Shack....
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02/19/2017
I know I’ve written about it before but the problem continues to get worse. Fake news. What is true and what isn’t? We read and hear about so-called fake news more and more every day, and as a...
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02/18/2017
It has been said that a “prophet has no honor in his own country.” Put another way, there are highly talented and great persons within our midst of whom we are unaware or take for granted. Yet right...