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Columns

05/09/2011
Did you know that in the United States, drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional death among children ages 12 months to 9 years of age?
05/09/2011
The rising water levels along the Mississippi River have residents, state officials and farmers holding their breaths right now.
05/07/2011
What sports record, more than any other, will stand the test of time?
05/07/2011
I came across something the other day. It was an article where some psychologist had reported, “Girls tend to marry men like their fathers.” I sat there and wondered if that’s why mothers cry at their daughters’ weddings.
05/07/2011
My mom is exquisite. Yes, she’s beautiful. Perfectly coiffed and accessorized, to me she’s the quintessential Southern Belle. But while that’s what the average person will notice about my mom, it’s not what makes her so wonderful to me. My mom’s...
05/07/2011
For a variety of reasons, many people, particularly those in the baby boom generation, are considering retiring later than they might have originally planned.
05/07/2011
You may have been hearing a lot lately about the Federal Reserve, better known the “Fed,” and its chairman, Ben Bernanke.
05/07/2011
Question: I am a small business owner. One day I would like to sell my business. What do I need to be thinking about now? How do I go about determining what my business is worth?
05/06/2011
Growing up, my generation always heard that we hadn’t lived through anything like our parents had — Pearl Harbor and World War II.
05/05/2011
She cleaned up messes, tended to wounds and taught you to say “please.”
05/04/2011
Lately it seems like every time you flick on the television or the radio some news personality is telling you about how some huge company recently had all of their information stolen.
05/04/2011
The demise of the dollar: It is depressing to watch the continued erosion of the proud currency that was once known as “King Dollar.”
05/04/2011
One day when I was a teenager I was visiting a buddy.
05/03/2011
During the last few weeks I have been getting several tree calls. Now I know that Steve Hotard is a professional forester, but I will try to throw my opinions in if asked.
05/03/2011
One of the best things that a mother can do for her baby is breast-feed.
05/03/2011
A house divided No, this is not a quote of Lincoln. As an explanation, since February of this year I have filled in as judge in Winn Parish.
05/02/2011
As my first trimester has come to an end, we are now getting closer to the big question of what the baby will be.
05/02/2011
While I have to admit didn’t feel good about the league situation as a whole while watching this year’s NFL Draft, I have to admit that as the first round wore on, my excitement level rose like area temperatures have this spring.
05/01/2011
Today is designated, among other things, Law Day. You may also know May 1 as May Day, Older Americans Month or Mental Health Month.
05/01/2011
“Is this a free country?” she asked. “Of course it is,” responded my social studies middle school teacher reflex. “For real?” she pressed.