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12/08/2010
For someone headed down the aisle in just a few months (five to be exact), the news as of late concerning marriage can be a bit disconcerting.
12/06/2010
There are few things that draw my attention as much as a box full of free books, so when one appeared on a desk at work the other day, I was compelled to investigate its contents. The textbooks on economics and physiology didn’t hold much interest...
12/05/2010
The second happiest moment for me as a hunter occurred a dozen years ago when I went to the photo shop and picked up pictures of my buck of a lifetime. My happiest moment, obviously, was when I walked up and found that huge 8 point lying at my feet...
12/05/2010
Question: I got very conservative after the financial crisis a few years ago. With that behind us now, should I be getting more aggressive in my investments? I am retired, but I live simply and my pension income is enough to meet my needs. I want to...
12/05/2010
Americans have a charitable streak. In fact, estimates place the percentage of American households making charitable donations each year at 70-80 percent. Research suggests that giving is good for you, too. Donors experience a measurable kind of...
12/05/2010
The holiday season is always a busy time of year, so you’re probably pretty busy. But it is important to take some time now to evaluate year-end financial moves that may be beneficial in preparing for your financial future. Which year-end moves...
12/05/2010
Hillcrest is proud to have an School Performance Score of 119.2. Having a score like this requires the teamwork of everyone involved — students, teachers, office staff, paraprofessionals, cafeteria staff, custodial staff, parents, etc. After...
12/05/2010
“I don’t know!” I told her for the umpteenth time. “The answer is not going to change until probably the day we leave.” For whatever reason, this was driving the woman I promised to love, honor and not organize events the way she would do it crazy....
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...