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09/19/2015
If you work for a fairly sizable company, you may be entering your open enrollment season, when you can add or adjust your employer-sponsored benefits. While you probably should review all your benefits, you may want to pay special attention to your...
09/19/2015
Question: I am job hunting. I had a series of interviews with a company and thought they were interested. Now they tell me I am not a good fit for the position. I am very frustrated and discouraged by this news. To be honest, my confidence is shot...
09/19/2015
True to form, Baby Boomers are redefining retirement, too. The 76 million Americans born from 1946 to 1964 have driven major national trends in their lifetime and are living longer than any previous generation. Today, with the oldest of them having...
09/17/2015
With so much creativity in the Lincoln Parish area in almost all forms of the imagination, Ruston badly needed a Makers Fair like the one recently held in the downtown area. For the past five years, I have come across some of the most creative minds...
09/16/2015
Bring it on, Mother Nature. Lincoln Parish is ready. Lincoln is now among 19 parishes statewide — only six of which are in North Louisiana — to be recognized by the National Weather Service as officially StormReady®. That means the parish has a 24-...
09/14/2015
Princeton University, Harvard University, Yale University, Columbia University, Stanford University and the University of Chicago are known as some of the top academic institutions in the United States. Lincoln Parish can boast one of its own as...
09/14/2015
Well, it’s upon us again — political season. Some, not me of course, think it should be lawful to take aim at politicians from a duck blind or maybe a deer stand. I disagree. However, I do admit that the thought of occasionally thinning out their...
09/14/2015
I recently had the privilege of visiting with the Grambling State University football team, to talk to them about dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. My experience was unconditionally positive.
09/12/2015
Fourteen years ago I was sitting in band class when we heard the news. I would stay in that classroom on the backside of Caldwell Parish Junior High School for the rest of the school day. My husband was somewhere else in the school. My dad was...
09/12/2015
Regardless of what your estate may be worth, you need to plan. If you are not confident about whether your family would have to pay federal estate taxes if you died tomorrow, chances are you can gain confidence. Unless your estate is worth more than...
09/12/2015
We observe National Grandparents Day today. If you’re a grandparent, you might get a card or a little present from the grandkids. However, you will probably get greater pleasure from the gifts you give them. And if you’d like to make a financial...
09/12/2015
Question: I am job hunting. I had a series of interviews with a company and thought they were interested. Now they tell me I am not a good fit for the position. I am very frustrated and discouraged by this news. To be honest, my confidence is shot...
09/12/2015
Well, here I am in the rehab wishing to get back to Churchill. I have an appointment this week to decide. I told ’em I know the therapy routine so well now that I can do the exercises without the machines. Keep your fingers crossed for me...
09/12/2015
“A Walk in the Woods” It happened again. A film playing on less than 2,000 screens beat out the big bad wannabe blockbuster (“The Transporter Refueled,” which indeed is very bad) playing on over 3,000. That film is the Appalachian Trail travelogue...
09/11/2015
Each fall, NCLAC invites Lincoln Parish sixth graders to a unique performance at the Dixie Center for the Arts. This year we will be hosting Zig’s Musical Journey. This is an interactive cross-curricular and multicultural music experience with Zig...
09/11/2015
Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part column on DeQuanna Alexander’s experience during Hurricane Katrina. My sister, who was crying her heart out began to tell my mom to tell her sons that she loved them, and that she wants them
to do...
09/10/2015
Football is a dangerous sport. I feel like the nation rehashed this fact after a recent event surrounding the pastime — which happened not too far down the road from Lincoln Parish. Tyrell Cameron, a 16-year-old Franklin Parish High School football...
09/10/2015
Editor’s Note: This is the first part of a two-part series on DeQuanna Alexander’s experience during Hurricane Katrina. I was only 12 years-
old when the hurricane known as Katrina drastically changed my life. I remember getting
a vacation packet...
09/09/2015
On your mark, get set … And the horses are out of the gate. Well, sort of. Candidate qualifying for the Oct. 24 primary is underway. Finally voters are beginning to learn who’s really running and who’s just making noise. Though we won’t know for...
09/08/2015
Editor’s note: Mondays with DART runs today due to the Labor Day holiday. • Bruising, abrasions, or cuts in the hair or scalp area, in different stages of healing. • Bald spots, indicating that hair has been torn out. • Partner always accompanies...