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Columns

05/20/2011
Four-time Grammy nominee and award winning singer- song writer- pianist Marcia Ball just keeps getting better with the passing of time.
05/19/2011
Each time I start boasting about how long it’s been since my last cigarette, it seems my bad habit is activated again within a day or two.
05/18/2011
It’s funny sometimes where useful resources can pop up. With the Internet’s eye-catching, in-your-face brand of advertising there pretty much isn’t a better way than “pop up” or “stumble” to describe half of the random things you find on it.
05/18/2011
Most of the buzz surrounding the current legislative session has revolved around the projected $1.6 billion shortfall in the state budget.
05/18/2011
They may be seen everywhere, in city ghettos, working incognito among the poor and the needy; in far away mission fields, separated from friends and loved ones by thousands of miles of ocean and a burning desire to share their faith with those who...
05/17/2011
Some interesting questions came in this week.
05/17/2011
The LSU AgCenter was proud to host more than 500 Lincoln Parish 4-H members, leaders, parents and volunteers as they were “Leading the Way” at the 2011 Lincoln Parish 4-H Achievement Day held May 4 at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center.
05/17/2011
Through the years I have been blessed with the opportunity to have served in several different realms of public service.
05/16/2011
Maybe old dogs can learn new tricks. Or maybe sometimes people let their emotions rule them before really thinking a situation out. Either way, it looks like Saints running back Reggie Bush has done a little growing — maturing — in recent days. Over...
05/16/2011
As you may have noticed my byline has recently changed from Cassels to Darden. Well, to inform you a little on the matter Slade and I were married on May 7.
05/14/2011
Stepping out into the spring woods dressed in camo packing a shotgun, it felt odd.
05/14/2011
I used to go canoeing a lot, at least twice a year, sometimes with just the fellows and other times with couples.
05/14/2011
I was invited to speak Saturday at a bronze plaque ceremony in Dubach for Carolyn and the late Dickie Lewis.
05/14/2011
There is no way around it — markets generally move in cycles.
05/14/2011
The school year is coming to a close, which means that if you have young children, you are now one year closer to college days — and college bills.
05/14/2011
Question: I would like to know if you have any information on these websites that offer getting government grants (free money) to start your own business. I hear that you can get them, but I hear different too. I do not know which to believe. Answer...
05/14/2011
Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part column/recipes series.
05/13/2011
Lincoln Legends and Lore: A Visit with Our Past,” the picturesque history of Ruston and Lincoln Parish will come alive Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery in the center of the community.
05/13/2011
It’s a tough decision legislators in Baton Rouge are working on.
05/12/2011
Child abuse isn’t limited to cuts and bruises.