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Your napkin goes in your lap as soon as you sit down at the table. Wipe your fingers as often as necessary. You may also use a corner of your napkin to blot your lips as needed. Avoid talking or drinking with a mouthful of food. If you need to respond to a conversation, swallow your food, put your fork on your plate and speak before you resume eating. Watch how far you reach for something. Within arm’s reach (without leaning past the person next to you) is the proper distance. Otherwise, “Please pass the (butter)” is necessary. When asked for the salt, always pass the salt and pepper shakers...

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02/18/2016
Tom Iseley, professor of civil engineering and construction engineering technology and director of the Trenchless Technology Center at Louisiana Tech University, has been selected a 2016 UCTA Most...
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02/17/2016
The College of Engineering and Science at Louisiana Tech University has received a gift of $200,000 from Ruston engineering firm Hunt, Guillot and Associates, to support its campaign to build a new...
02/17/2016
Long Leaf Pine Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met at 1 p.m. Feb. 2 at Trinity United Methodist Church with 13 members present. Regent Melissa Wiygul opened the meeting with the DAR...
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02/16/2016
You wouldn’t expect a couple in their mid-80s would want to head for Cuba to take Salsa dance lessons, but that’s what Frances and Jerry Stinson, of Ruston, did for two weeks over Christmas. Their...
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02/15/2016
My previous two columns have been devoted to the discussion of teen dating violence.
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02/15/2016
Meet Mitzi and Mandy. They are the Pet of the week and a two-for-one special. They are playful black Labs that are up-to-date on shots and spayed. Mitzi and Mandy are great with kids and people, too...
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02/13/2016
Grambling State University Theatre will present “The Mountaintop” by Katori Hall at 7 p.m. Feb. 23-26 at the Floyd L. Sandle Theatre, located in the Conrad Hutchinson Performing Arts Center. In honor...
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02/13/2016
Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home recently announced Patrick Blanchard as its new director of development and public relations. Blanchard will also provide in-house legal counsel for the agency....
02/13/2016
The Performing Arts of Bossier Parish Community College and the Cavalier Players announce the production of the hilarious farce, “Noises Off.” This side-splitting comedy is scheduled to run March 10...
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02/13/2016
John Kyle Day, an associate professor of history at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, delivers his lecture, “The Southern Manifesto:  Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation...