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06/21/2014
Summer is almost here — which means it’s officially vacation season. You may be looking forward to “getting away from it all,” but, as you know, vacations actually require a fair amount of planning....
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06/21/2014
Question: I have been trying to turn around and start doing things right financially. But sometimes I get pretty discouraged when see how well off some of my peers are. How can I know if I’m doing...
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06/21/2014
Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part column about the basics of investment. The next portion will run in the June 29 edition. When you invest in a company, you become an owner of the...
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06/20/2014
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has canceled the NFL’s Washington Redskins’ trademarks, saying they are “disparaging to Native Americans.” This isn’t the first time the federal...
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06/19/2014
By reading this headline, one would probably assume I’m being snarky. But, think of it in a more literal sense and you’ll begin to understand the context of this column. Everyone makes mistakes. Some...
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06/18/2014
You have to hand it to Ruston’s Board of Aldermen. It’s reached a success level that few, if any, public bodies ever attain. On June 2, the board of aldermen made everybody happy. That’s the night...
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06/17/2014
Lincoln Parish 4-H is having a 4-H Summer Fashion Workshop July 8-10 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. It will be held at the Lincoln Parish Police Jury Complex, 2nd Floor at 307 North Homer St. in Ruston, The...
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06/16/2014
Many of you have noticed that the temperatures are finally feeling like summer again, edging up into the 90s over the past couple of days. With children out of school for summer break, mid-afternoons...
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06/16/2014
When you think of DART and the services we offer, what kind of person comes to your mind? Many of you may say that DART helps women who are being abused. That is true. But DART also serves men who...
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06/15/2014
Not everybody can be in the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, which is closing in on yet another induction ceremony this month — Saturday in Natchitoches. But through the years, and despite not being...