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Columns

11/23/2015
It’s that time of year where we’re reminded to think about all the things we should be thankful for and grateful about as much into the “most wonderful time of the year” — the holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. So I’d like to...
11/23/2015
Louisiana Tech University’s baseball program has had a connection of Royal-ty with the 2015 World Series’ championship organization through the years. Since Major League Baseball began staging its annual draft in 1966, seven players from the...
11/23/2015
In one short week, the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team has experienced an incredible amount of partnership and support from Louisiana Tech University. I don’t know about you, but when I was in college, my focus was on the insulated world of my...
11/22/2015
In January 2014 the estimated number of homeless veterans in the United States totaled almost 50,000. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, on a single night in January 2014, 578,424 people were experiencing homelessness — meaning...
11/21/2015
Question: I let some guy talk me into taking some of my money out of the bank and putting it in his investment program. I have not really kept up with how it’s done. I’m not really sure what I have or if this guy is on the up and up. Suggestions?...
11/21/2015
The debt dilemma The process for eliminating debt is anything but an easy-to-solve financial equation. Many people wonder if they should pay off their debt as quickly as possible or invest their money, letting debt payments run their course. The...
11/21/2015
When will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates? This question has been on the minds of economists and financial market prognosticators for quite some time now. But what does it mean to you, as an individual investor?
11/21/2015
Wow! That was in the title spot in the Upper Room I was just perusing from cover to cover. I was like a child who had just received a favorite candy bar. The November copy had just arrived in the mail from Shirley Barron. And she always adds a...
11/20/2015
With the addition of two new health food stores in Ruston, life got just a little bit easier. For those who don’t know us, several years ago, my husband was told to go on a gluten-free, dairy-free dish due to increasing health issues. At the time, I...
11/19/2015
The day started off well. My mom gave me a dollar to purchase a bag of Doritos. I approached the cafeteria worker and said, “May I get Doritos please?” The worker, who normally came off pretty grumpy, ignored me altogether. Pretty irritated, I used...
11/18/2015
“If you build it, they will come.” The line that worked for Kevin Costner’s character in “Field of Dreams” is what the city of Ruston hopes will happen in the industrial park that’s being developed on McDonald Avenue near Beacon Light Road. Earlier...
11/16/2015
There is one part of me that wants to slow down our calendar. I want to be present for Thanksgiving, to breathe and pause, slow down and count my blessings. I love Thanksgiving. The ways in which people reach out to one another during this season...
11/16/2015
The answer came Friday as multiple terrorist attacks were carried out in France. Now the question becomes — when will they strike next, and where? Terrifying thought, isn’t it? That’s why they’re called terrorists. The Islamic State of Iraq and al-...
11/15/2015
It’s already been a fantastic football season for Louisiana Tech University. Tech has an overall record of 7-3 record, bowl eligibility, three consecutive wins, West Division leadership in Conference USA and eight games of scoring 33 or more points...
11/14/2015
For the past four years, Ronnie It all started this year back in the spring. We had an unusually mild and wet spring that turned everything green and made it bloom and we loved it. Then came July and somebody turned the spigot off and the thermostat...
11/14/2015
With a birthday on Christmas Eve, it’s only logical that I don’t have the best of feelings toward Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I do like the holiday, it just isn’t my favorite. Some may have started their Christmas shopping as soon as the holiday...
11/14/2015
In the realm of humor, this may be the last sentence in today’s column which has any linguistic accuracy. If some of that contained in today’s words seem inaccurate or just wrong, unfortunately yet laughingly they have been said. Besides, laughter...
11/14/2015
“If the child is a struggling reader or writer, the conclusion must be that we have not yet discovered the way to help him.” — Marie Clay Did you know that learning to read is a challenge for almost 40 percent of children? Many parents and...
11/14/2015
Question: At my new job I was automatically enrolled in the 401(k) plan. I am not sure how much of my paycheck is being put into the plan, but I think it is around 3 percent. Am I allowed to do more? Answer: Yes. And by all means, do more. The only...
11/14/2015
Does the thought of asking your aging parents about the way they handle their household finances — or how they’d feel about moving to a nursing home — fill you with anxiety? You are not alone. However, you can’t afford to delay this conversation....