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Columns

10/31/2015
I have witnessed a miracle this week. With all the rain that has finally come, the grass in the yards of our community has quickly turned green again after looking like straw for so many months. The grass, trees and plants have been suffering from...
10/30/2015
Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part column by Grambling State University President Willie Larkin on becoming president of GSU. As an aside, it should be noted that the attendance at the football game was the second largest crowd in the...
10/30/2015
For most parents, finding the costume their child wants while staying under budget is the most difficult part of Halloween. However, for the parents with little ones suffering from food allergies, taking the unsafe candy away at the end of a fun-...
10/30/2015
Today I must thank some special people for making the Oct. 23 ARToberfest a success. First of all, ARToberfest began six years ago as a way to raise funds for North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s annual Holiday Arts Tour. We now use the funds from...
10/29/2015
Goblins, ghouls and zombies with no conscious — oh my. It’s that time of the year again. Besides Christmas and Mardi Gras, Halloween is my favorite celebration of the year. I love it for the costumes, the spookiness of the night and all of the sweet...
10/29/2015
Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part column by Grambling State Univeristy President Willie Larkin.
10/28/2015
My young friend reached to remove the accordion-style sunshade that was stretched across the front windshield of my car. “Just fold it like a map,” I said. The flimsy, silver shade didn’t want to cooperate. “You know, like a map,” I said. “I’ve...
10/26/2015
All month long, you have been reading columns from me and articles from the Ruston Daily Leader staff about Domestic Violence Awareness Month. You have seen vivid pictures of the Pumpkin Patch for the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team. You have read...
10/26/2015
Yes, Lincoln Parish finally saw a change in its weather over the weekend as a significant rain drenched the area for the first time in months. But the changes from Mother Nature are probably only beginning. Ocean and atmospheric conditions over the...
10/24/2015
Politics are a funny thing. For starters, they are one of the few things that can make or break friendships. But they are also one of the ideals that bring together an entire country. Saturday, we were among hundreds of thousands Louisianans who...
10/24/2015
In just a few days, witches, zombies and vampires will be converging on your house, asking for candy. As is the case every Halloween, you’ll likely be merely amused over the sight of these costumed characters. But in other areas of life, such as...
10/24/2015
Question: I am in the process of selecting a financial advisor to work with. I have asked some friends who they use, and I’ve even talked to a few myself. Some were just sales-types, but I have narrowed it down to three. They are each different,...
10/24/2015
Can it be? I’ve been here two weeks and still trying to rid myself of my lazies. We were invited out to dinner with Marnie’s husband’s family but I not only played hooky but also didn’t make it to church again so unlike me, but I’m trying to regroup...
10/24/2015
Several days ago, we had a hickory tree cut down near our house. It had been struck by lightning and was slowly leaning toward a neighbor’s house, so it had to come down. In the process of cutting the limbs to use for firewood, my 5-year-old son and...
10/24/2015
“Goosebumps” is based in a series of kids’ books from the mid-90s. The books were advertised as scary, but more than anything they were just weird. Most of them saw a monster du jour making life difficult for a bland teenage main character until...
10/23/2015
The Dixie Center for the Arts is excited to have Davis and Johnson and the Fabulous Equinox Orchestra back in Ruston. Best friends and Louisiana Tech University Alumni, Jeremy Davis and Clay Johnson with their 11-piece band, have been traveling...
10/23/2015
With everyone talking about the upcoming elections and the hopeful change that will come with the results, I want to talk about my own kind of change. We’ve lived in Ruston, this time around, for more than three years. In that time we have never...
10/23/2015
For more than 10 years, October has been a month where football teams wear pink socks, pink ribbons and shirts and pink is somehow incorporated into food. The reasons for this — October is the month for breast cancer awareness. It seems now there’s...
10/22/2015
Call me spoiled, but when I was a child, my family loved me enough to fill two toy boxes worth of action figures, toy soldiers and other toys meant for boys. I played with them all, but I always resorted to a little Spider-Man action figure I used...
10/21/2015
We’re in the home stretch. The light at the end of the long political tunnel is beginning to shine more brightly. Come Saturday night, we’ll know who’s in the runoff for governor, who’s the Lincoln Parish clerk of court, who’s the assessor and who...