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03/12/2014
Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth hoped his announcement last week that he’s not seeking re-election would have immediately spurred more entrants into this fall’s mayoral race. So far, it hasn’t. Businessman and Lincoln Parish Police Juror Ronny Walker...
03/11/2014
It’s time for 4-H summer camp. I know, I know, you’re thinking, “but it’s not summer yet!” Well, that is true — but registration for 4-H summer camp will begin Friday. Because 4-H Summer Camp is one of the most important events that 4-H offers for...
03/10/2014
Ruston Parks and Recreation Department’s eighth annual Furry Fun Walk was held Saturday and as usual was a smashing success as dogs from all over Lincoln Parish brought their owners out to get together for a day of fun. It’s simply amazing to see...
03/08/2014
Hi. My name is Elizabeth, and I’m a caffeine addict. I’ve been “clean” for about two months. And, I’ve felt like a walking zombie for most of them. I’ll admit, after the first two weeks, it got a little better. But, the desire to start my morning...
03/08/2014
Sometimes I hate statistics.  A friend was in a wreck not long ago; there were serious injuries. Had he considered some “minor” points there would have been no wreck. There was no alcohol involvement, but he was not alert. He asked me to share his...
03/08/2014
There’s nothing more important in the world to you than your family. However, your family-owned business probably helps support your family. So, when it comes to protecting both your family and your business, you need to carefully consider your...
03/08/2014
Question: I know the stock market has come back a lot in the last few years, but when I look at my retirement plan statements it doesn’t seem like my stuff has come back as much as I would have thought. What gives? Answer: It’s a lot easier to fall...
03/08/2014
For the past few years, leaner times have forced many individuals and households to juggle everyday expenses and find various ways to trim the family budget. Everything from cutting out specialty coffee drinks and expensive vacations to buying more...
03/08/2014
Say this about Louisiana Tech University’s basketball Bulldogs — even when suffer a rare loss, they are fun to watch. It was that way last year and it’s certainly been that way this season. They’re the best entertainment money can buy in Ruston....
03/07/2014
As I look out my window at the ice on the ground, I remember that day before yesterday, I was in short sleeves sitting in Susan and Jonathan’s back yard eating crawfish. It was the first I had had this season. Jonathan’s mother from Fairfax, Va.,...
03/07/2014
Writer’s Note: Cotton Fuller passed away this week. I wrote this about him not too long ago. So long Cotton. May you rest in the arms of our Loving Savior. Somebody once said that there were so many Colvins living in my hometown of Dubach that if...
03/07/2014
This year 4 million babies will benefit from March of Dimes research, vaccines, education and breakthroughs. In 2013: • $23 million was invested in research to defeat premature birth and other infant health problems. • 2.3 million moms, dads and...
03/06/2014
There are several common words that our current social media-crazed culture is changing: friend, like, follow and creep. Isn’t it strange how you can be “friends” with someone on Facebook and that’s where the relationship ends? In reality, you’re...
03/05/2014
Whether you have had a good day or a bad day, your arrival home is greeted with a wag of the tail and unconditional love. On Saturday, local pet owners will have a chance to repay that pet’s affection by participating in the Eighth Annual Ruston...
03/05/2014
I’ll be honest. I don’t pay my bills online. I don’t have a debit card. I don’t know how to check my bank balance using the World Wide Web. Other than years of habit using stamps and envelopes, I have no idea why I evidently continue to presume the...
03/05/2014
It is time to hang another jersey high above the Karl Malone Court at the Thomas Assembly Center. There is currently no shortage of such emblems of super stardom derived from the school’s men’s and women’s teams, but an update is in order. How about...
03/04/2014
Pomegranate originated in southern Asia and was widely cultivated from India to the Mediterranean during ancient times. From Spain, it was introduced into the Americas by Spanish missionaries during the 16th century. Its colorful, orange-red flowers...
03/04/2014
The tourism industry in Louisiana boasts many trails: culinary, hiking, paddling, golf, sugar, holiday lights, nature, birding, recreational, history, black history and creole just to name a few. What all these trails have in common is that they...
03/03/2014
Is this the start of March or April? Because I definitely feel like I’m being fooled. I realize that in these parts we often get one last cold spell in March, but considering we first got our taste of this winter’s frozen precipitation in November,...
03/03/2014
Pumpkin Patch ... Candlelight Vigil … Christmas Angels … Darts for DART …Radiothon … Beatles Tribute Concert. What do all of these DART events have in common? They are just a few of the projects we undertake to raise funds and awareness.