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07/25/2014
I should have known better than to attempt to take both boys grocery shopping with me on a Saturday morning. But I’ve done it before, and I am sure I will do it again. This trip however made me...
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07/25/2014
One morning several years ago, I found myself driving a van loaded with flowers to be delivered to florists in North Louisiana. It was early morning and my eyelids were struggling like the tired...
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07/24/2014
Republican Sen. Rand Paul (KY) and a few certain colleagues are paving the way to reform the criminal justice system — and there’s no other state that needs this more than Louisiana. Louisiana has a...
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07/23/2014
Business owner Louise Adams is right when she says there’s a parking problem in downtown Ruston. Consultant Ken Tipton is also right when he says there’s not a parking problem downtown. But either...
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07/22/2014
Summer time proves to be a very busy time for 4-H, which may come as a surprise to many. Many times people assume that the 4-H program slows down during the summer time just as school does, but that...
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07/21/2014
The shocking headline of the July 16 Ruston Daily Leader caught my attention right away. “Man faces battery, drug charges ­— Suspect allegedly beat pregnant girlfriend.” The story told of Lincoln...
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07/21/2014
Keeping an eye on international news can be a nerve-wracking experience right now, even here in the smaller town confines of Ruston. Israel said it killed Hamas militants who entered the country...
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07/19/2014
At 7:45 p.m., on June 28, the text message began to appear on my cell phone. It read simply: “Buddy, where would we be without our friends and faith?” On the previous day, Bobby Dower and I had...
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07/19/2014
Every crappie fisherman knows the importance of being on the lake and fishing around shallow structure in the springtime to locate and catch big spawning crappie. Dangling jigs or shiners around...
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07/19/2014
Today’s thoughts are personal. In another sense, they are not personal because today’s subject, my father, Dr. L.C. “LaMoyne” Bleich, as objectively as I can say it, had quite an impact in this...