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DEAR ABBY: About a year ago, a good friend, “Beth,” went through a violent tragedy that destroyed her family. My husband and I own a small waterfront property, so during the months following, I took Beth away for the weekend to hopefully allow her some healing and emotional recovery. She then asked me to go again and, when I couldn’t go, asked if she could go with her friend (whom I had met but don’t know well). She asked again to go with her new boyfriend. I agreed to both of these trips, even though this is our private vacation home. We never rent it. No one has ever used it without us, not...

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01/11/2019
Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from full text to publish in Living Well, the Leader’s community magazine, on Jan. 27th. Though raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas, it is apparent that, for Bill Hogan...
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01/11/2019
The January box office notoriously sustains itself on holiday leftovers and awards-season darlings expanding into wider release. Studios tend to use this time to unload movies that they want to...
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01/11/2019
DEAR ABBY: I started a new job a month ago. It’s a well-paying job at a great company. My problem is I’m an insecure introvert. Making friends has always been hard for me. At this new job, my desk is...
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01/11/2019
We are so pleased with the attendance at our Annual Members’ Meeting and Holiday Party that was held on Tuesday. With about 70 members and guests present, we enjoyed the company of our fellow arts...
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01/10/2019
It is difficult to think that DART has now been a part of our community for 25 years, but it is true! We will be remembering different parts of our journey throughout this year, but in this column...
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01/10/2019
North Central Louisiana Art Council hosted its annual party Tuesday night at Ruston Artisians. Pictured from the left are Cara Beth Buie, Bailee Golden, Mary Tyler Storms, Abi Watson and Jessica...
01/10/2019
DEAR ABBY: I am having issues with a friend who gets handed most everything he wants. I had to grow up when I was very young, pay my own way for things and take care of myself. I work three jobs to...
01/09/2019
The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce has been presented the Top 20 Events Award from the Southeast Tourism Society in recognition of the Louisiana Peach Festival. The Louisiana Peach Festival is...
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01/09/2019
Railway Coffee opened the doors at their new location Saturday morning. The newly renovated 103 West Park Ave. coffehouse was the previous landing spot for many businesses including All That Jazz....
01/09/2019
DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have been married 31 years. We have four lovely children and seven grandchildren. I went to visit a friend out of state for a week. After I returned home, I went to make...