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03/28/2018
My goal was to retire by the time I reached the age at which my father died. For a multitude of reasons, that didn’t happen. And maybe that was a good thing. Because now, when I retire in the city of my birth, I’ll be doing so in a Louisiana...
03/27/2018
The other day I was asked if I have a lot of etiquette books. The truth is, I have a library of old and new etiquette books. I love the old ones, and I’m going to quote part of one from the early 1960s when I was in college and still wearing white...
03/27/2018
To look at him or talk to him, you wouldn’t know that Bob Peel had anything to do with history. He and his wife Chris are friends of mine, two very normal people, who gather at our local watering hole in Plano, Texas. He’s a retired Southwest...
03/24/2018
Question: I decided I need a financial person so I’ve started talked to a few individuals. Frankly I’ve been less than impressed. I just get the feeling they want to sell me their thing, whatever it happens to be. It is always like this? Answer:...
03/24/2018
A key question most pre-retirees wrestle with in deciding when to transition into retirement is, “How do I know if my retirement savings will last through my lifetime?” An important first step in answering this question is to get a good handle on...
03/24/2018
The days are longer and the temperatures are warmer — so it must be spring. For many of us, that means it’s time for some spring cleaning. But why stop with sprucing up your living space? This year, consider extending the “spring cleaning” concept...
03/24/2018
Louisiana said goodbye to one of its champions on Friday. as New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson was remembered during his funeral at Notre Dame Seminary before his interment at Metairie Cemetery. Yes, Benson meant much to his hometown...
03/23/2018
Every church has folks like Harry and Sonny. Some illness or misfortune befalls a member of the congregation, and their little digits get to digitizing. It’s like they take the church directory and enter into a contest to see who can call the most...
03/22/2018
Lincoln Parish 4-H welcomes the youth of Lincoln Parish to participate in a “learning-by-doing” environment where they are able to actively participate in hands-on experiences and make a lasting impact in their communities. 4-H focuses on the...
03/22/2018
In less than two years, I have lost three individuals to opioid and heroin overdose, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Each year, the number of deaths linked to opioids or heroin continues to grow — reaching close to 1,000 deaths in the state...
03/21/2018
Money always draws attention. It starts heads turning, tongues wagging and sometimes, fingers pointing. Evidently that’s what has happened since it has become more widely known that the Sparta Groundwater Commission is asking the Legislature for the...
03/20/2018
I was recently rocking down the highway with the Elvis Channel blaring. It always helps to have good, buoyant tunes playing, and I can typically count on Elvis to keep me going. Whether from his ground-breaking early catalog, the sometimes inane...
03/20/2018
I’ve had makeup on my mind the past few weeks because my chorus, Piney Hills Harmony, was readying for regional competition. In fact, we sang our hearts out in Houston this past weekend.
03/18/2018
If you’re a Lincoln Parish basketball fan who loves championship performances, then all it takes is a recent trek down Interstate 20. The further you go west, there’s a title banner waving, first five miles to Grambling and then a little farther to...
03/18/2018
“He wept.” (Another NT translation: “Jesus wept.”) Billy Graham once said: “Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.” “He wept,” just two words, convey deep meaning. The Messiah, the One Who came...
03/18/2018
House Bill 500. Remember it. Our future might depend on it. For years I’ve written about the fact that our state constitution, last rewritten for the ninth time in 1973, has been amended so many times with much of the state budget earmarked to...
03/16/2018
With Edgar Allen Poe as part of the cast, you just can’t go wrong. On Thursday, the curtain was raised on the Ruston Community Theatre’s production of “Murder’s Bad, But Monday Can Kill You” at the Dixie Center for the Arts. A short synopsis of the...
03/16/2018
Something similar to this ran a year ago. It’s a message that needs repeating. Several years ago, Sweetie gave me some bookends for my birthday. These are things you would find on a newspaperman’s desk 50 years ago. One side has a manual typewriter...
03/15/2018
This winter, after deciding to make a new perennial bed and rework an old bed, I thought it important to have the soil tested. I picked up a soil test kit from the Lincoln Parish LSU AgCenter. One soil test is $16. Three tests are $36, a savings of...
03/15/2018
Lincoln Parish continues to witness the rich athletics that has defined this community for decades. In a little less than four months, local universities have showcased world class talents, garnering both individual and team accolades along the way...