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Columns

06/12/2015
The Ruston Farmers Market will have a Farm-to-Table Fundraiser on June 20 at the Historic Fire Station. The event will showcase many of the Ruston Farmers Market offerings with local, seasonal, freshly prepared dishes by Rosemary’s Kitchen. There...
06/12/2015
On Monday, United States District Judge James Brady, of Baton Rouge, ordered the release of 68-year-old Albert Woodfox from prison after 40 years of solitary confinement, according to an article in the New Orleans Advocate. Woodfox is the last of...
06/11/2015
The country is getting lazier. It is not just a generation, group of people or certain region. It is the whole country. We naturally just do not like or want to work. I was too lazy to write this column until the last minute. However, I will not...
06/10/2015
It was probably the most obscure item on the Ruston Board of Aldermen’s agenda: III. Fire: Consider Resolution … Authorizing the Donation of Equipment as Surplus Moveable Property to the City of Grambling, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana. Total...
06/08/2015
In last week’s column, I addressed the concerns of domestic violence programs after House Bill 488, drafted by Rep. Helena Moreno, D-New Orleans, was weakened in its intent to protect victims of domestic violence and stalking from potential homicide...
06/08/2015
It’s hard to believe at one time we could only get three television stations in Dubach. I don’t remember the brand of television we had. I’m sure it was a Sylvania, Motorola or Zenith. That’s all Daddy ever bought. It was an important big black box...
06/08/2015
Simply put, last week was a good one for Grambling State University — a week that will help set the future course for the much-beleaguered school. It started with the Louisiana Senate and House of Representatives passing resolutions to grant...
06/06/2015
Short servings of all things in the sports world with your Sunday morning cup of coffee: PREDICTIONS ANYONE? It’s never too early to make predictions. So, even with a full summer ahead before football kicks off, here’s our “Extremely Early Sizeup”...
06/06/2015
Of the three full time individuals in the newsroom, each of our parents have been divorced — some multiple times. For instance one coworkers parents divorced and remarried one another a second time, before finally calling it quits. My mom is on her...
06/06/2015
Is it a little early? Flag Day in our country is next Sunday, June 14. I don’t think that it is ever too early to honor the flag and what it symbolizes. I hope that we never reach the time in our history that it is too late. Before discussing the “...
06/06/2015
Using the words from William Shakespeare’s famous play, Romeo and Juliet, “Parting is such sweet sorrow,” I begin to reflect via this poetic excerpt to characterize my own feelings as I depart service with this outstanding school district. How you...
06/06/2015
If you can answer “yes” to either of the following questions, then maybe it is: “Are you the sole employee of your business?” or “Does your business employ only you, your co-owners and spouses?” Chances are — even if you did answer “yes” — you’ve...
06/06/2015
Question: I’m looking for ways to cut expenses and make the most out of my spending. What kind of rewards card do you recommend? Answer: The best rewards card I’ve ever been able to find is the one with the financial planner’s name on it that is...
06/06/2015
We all make excuses. Most of the time, they’re pretty harmless. But you could be hurting yourself if you make excuses for not taking action in some areas — and one of those areas is investing.
06/06/2015
When I was in college in Texas, I had a part-time job as a nurse’s aid with Home Health Care. My job was to sit with an elderly lady named Myrtle. Myrtle’s daughter, Bea, was the one to whom I was accountable. Myrtle was 94 years old; Bea was 70;...
06/06/2015
First off, I want to say happy anniversary  to Susan and Jonathan and happy 12th birthday on June 6 to my special great grandson, Cade, in Alabama. They are all very special to me.
06/05/2015
Vanity Fair released a preview of their July issue on June 1, featuring Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, on the cover. Sixty-five-year-old Jenner recently underwent a public gender transition that has placed him back in the spotlight...
06/04/2015
By the time you read this column, Grambling State University will hopefully have selected the university’s new leader. After many months and three days worth of interviews with the final five candidates, the long journey to finding a replacement to...
06/03/2015
I never liked grammar units in English class. Despite my mother’s tutoring, I couldn’t — and still can’t — diagram a sentence much further than the subject, predicate, adjectives and adverbs. My college journalism teacher always told me I used too...
06/02/2015
The LSU AgCenter was proud to host more than 300 Lincoln Parish 4-H members, leaders, parents and volunteers as they learned “Be Life Smart with Life Skills” at the 2015 Lincoln Parish 4-H Achievement Day held May 13, at the North Louisiana...