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Columns

12/05/2010
Brewing up some items of note on the sports beat while enjoying a large cup of Pike’s Place coffee at Starbucks: • Yeah, I think Karl Malone could still play, and his latest endorsement proves it.
12/03/2010
For much of the nation, Tuesday is Pearl Harbor Day, set aside to commemorate Japan’s 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and America’s entrance into World War II.
12/02/2010
I’m considering wrapping up some things in my house and giving them away this Christmas. After all, there are DVDs I’ve watched only halfway through before it became apparent they weren’t my cup of tea. Then there are at least 10 shirts and pants...
12/01/2010
I was sitting in the youth service at my church when the petite blonde with an infectious smile reached over and fiddled with my bracelet. I looked over at him with what I meant to be an inquisitive face, but I couldn’t help smiling.
11/29/2010
Recently, the Advisory Board members, presenters and staff of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Ruston Sharing Hope Program assembled for a joint meeting at the Northern Louisiana Medical Center. The Advisory Board consists of 16 faith...
11/26/2010
Well we’ve made it through Thanksgiving with December only days away. You know what that means — ’Tis the season to be jolly. Lincoln Parish residents will have plenty of opportunities to celebrate the season in December.
11/26/2010
The Lowes celebrate Christmas at the Dixie Center for the Arts on Monday. This most talented family has been entertaining hundreds of thousands around the world for more than 25 years. The Dixie is excited to present their Christmas Spectacular, a...
11/25/2010
Sweet cranberry sauce, warm rolls and tender turkey bring many area families together around the dinner table this Thanksgiving Day.
11/25/2010
Well we’ve made it through Thanksgiving with December only days away.
11/24/2010
The familiar strain of music accompanying the pan of a cloudy sky combined to give me a warm, fuzzy feeling on Friday night. The latest and penultimate installment of the films featuring the world’s favorite boy wizard hit the screens last week, and...
11/21/2010
The first time I attended the Holiday Arts Tour was in 2002. I remember stopping first at the Dixie Center for the Arts to pick up a map and then strolling the downtown streets.
11/20/2010
The “American Heritage Dictionary” defines success as “the achievement of something desired, planned or attempted.” I.A. Lewis School recently received news that publicly verified the success of our school. The Louisiana Department of Education...
11/20/2010
Well, the holiday season is just about here! It’s hard for me to believe that many are already putting up Christmas decorations and we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving yet. I, for one, refuse to rush the calendar and I plan on relishing the...
11/18/2010
Today marks the beginning of the North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s 13th annual Holiday Arts Tour, which runs through Sunday. If you’ve been following the column, you know about the increased focus on music this year and about the exciting...
11/17/2010
I was sitting still in the middle of the road, my air bag was inflated and I could barely breathe or see (my eyes are fine now — my glasses had just flown off). I reached for the ignition, confused and disoriented as a young man approached my...
11/17/2010
She could only guess he had come to the house to see her sister. The three of them, joined by a few others their age, had gone to explore the town together on several occasions. Now here he was at her front doorstep. Fay chatted with the visitor a...
11/16/2010
DEAR ABBY: At Christmas, “Santa” always fills my children’s stockings with a mix of fun, edible and practical items. A few years ago, when my oldest child was beginning to write, my husband and I started the tradition of tucking packets of thank-you...
11/15/2010
DEAR ABBY: My dear friend “Shelby” has been involved with a man for three years. “Mr. Secret Agent” is always on the go and can visit her only occasionally because of all of his international business travels. She told me he is from New Zealand and...
11/11/2010
DEAR ABBY: Last year for Thanksgiving, I made a special effort to get the entire family together for the traditional meal. All 13 of us met at my mother’s home and everyone was to bring a dish to share.
11/11/2010
The 13th Annual NCLAC Holiday Arts Tour is approaching fast, and Ruston and Lincoln Parish are set to be a hotbed of activity during the tour weekend, which is Nov. 19-21. The tour itself, which features a variety of arts and local music, will begin...