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10/27/2014
Editor’s note: This is a continuation of O.K. Davis’ blog that began in Sunday’s Ruston Daily Leader sports section. FUN FACT • Former Ruston High quarterback PATRICK RAMSEY set 20 school passing records, including single season records for passing...
10/27/2014
It was announced last week that a search committee established to pick Grambling State University’s next president hopes to have the selection made by sometime in April. In light of the financial issues GSU has faced in recent years, there is no way...
10/27/2014
Old Grambling, dear Grambling we love thee, dear old Grambling. As an alumna from the Class of 1978, I love my alma mater. She may not be perfect, but she offers the best she can to each and every student who earns the opportunity to experience what...
10/26/2014
This is a great time to be a college football fan in Lincoln Parish. Not just any college, mind you, but specifically Grambling State University and Louisiana Tech University. The Tigers and Bulldogs are giving their faithful followers plenty to...
10/26/2014
Talk about a year making a huge difference for the football programs at Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University. But that’s definitely the story lines that have evolved over the past 12 months for the Bulldogs and Tigers. When the...
10/26/2014
Devastation. The place: Jackson Parish. The date: Sept. 12, 1961; one day short of 40 years before the horrific 9-11 in 2001. This was my first encounter with what I later learned to be first responders. I was reminded of this event just the other...
10/26/2014
While Christmas is my overall favorite holiday, when it comes to holidays at the Ruston Daily Leader, Halloween and Thanksgiving are my favorite. Thanksgiving is the No. 1. That’s because, for just a little while, we as a newspaper family take a...
10/25/2014
Question: I have friends who just seem naturally good with money. Unfortunately, I am not like that. But I know I’ve got to get my act together and do better. Is this just a matter of being more disciplined to spend less, or is there more to it?...
10/25/2014
Whether you have young children or not, you’re probably well aware that Halloween is almost here. However, despite the plethora of skeletons and ghosts you might see floating around this week, you probably don’t have much to fear (except, possibly,...
10/25/2014
Today, women are playing an ever-increasing role in making important financial decisions — whether for themselves or for their families. While many of the basic rules of investing hold true for all investors, some life events will affect women...
10/25/2014
Remember the old song, “Young at Heart?” There’s a phrase in there that says, “Life keeps getting better with each passing day.” That expresses my feelings to a tee these days. I’m getting so well and strong and am having such a great time, that...
10/25/2014
One of the many interests I share with my Dad is a love of astronomy. At a very early age, I remember watching the night sky for meteors, picking out constellations and observing celestial wonders like eclipses and comets. Several weeks ago, I was...
10/24/2014
I try to eat healthy. I try to drink plenty of water. I try to exercise at least three times a week, though I would prefer more. But I am just like everyone else. I’m human. I don’t always succeed at my goals and unfortunately right now I am not in...
10/23/2014
Be forewarned: I’m about to rant. If you’re not into it, don’t read this column. Because the state has taken a slapdash approach to school scoring, two of the elementary schools’ overall scores in Lincoln Parish were blighted — causing the district...
10/22/2014
The same week that Gov. Bobby Jindal said it was officially OK for teachers to complain about Louisiana’s use of the Common Core standards, six of the nine men who want to be the 5th Congressional District’s next representative came to a meeting of...
10/22/2014
Photography, Bicycle Adventures, Lift Off, Micro Magicians, See Them Sprout, Play the Role ...can you believe these are 4-H projects that any 9 to 19-year-old can participate in when they become a member of the largest youth organization in the...
10/20/2014
Both Grambling State and Louisiana Tech universities are promoting Domestic Violence Awareness Month by hosting events to increase knowledge and understanding of this issue. DART is pleased to collaborate with both universities on these projects. At...
10/20/2014
The truth is, folks, one week ago today we were very lucky. I know, because I know others who weren’t as fortunate and have witnessed the ordeal they are experiencing firsthand. The National Weather Service has confirmed that three tornadoes struck...
10/19/2014
By now, it’s become as much a part of sporting events as tailgating and halftime acts. Hardly does anyone give a second thought to it or, for that matter, voice their dismay over the latest “new” shenanigans. I am referring to the celebrations that...
10/19/2014
Jackson and Lincoln Parishes were the sites of my first visits with wounded warriors. I was only a child born 5 years after WWII. I started a learning process watching a World War II veteran caring for the wounded. I saw for the first time people...