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11/22/2013
Everyday we go through the motions of getting ready for work or school just to get on with our normal day-to-day routine. Most of us get in our vehicles to make the trek to work and whether the drive is only a couple minutes or for a full hour, we...
11/22/2013
The North Central Louisiana Arts Council’s 16th Annual Holiday Arts Tour began last night, with evening shopping hours in conjunction with Main Street Christmas Open House. The Tour continues today, from 4-8 p.m., with 30 plus visual artists on site...
11/21/2013
The season has fallen upon us, and with it comes something that is precious and valuable to the people of North Louisiana — hunting. During this time of year, the brisk, bright mornings mean the sound of guns shooting and dogs barking — deer steak...
11/19/2013
The holiday season is a time for celebrating with friends and family. Don’t let your holiday be a time to remember because of a foodborne illness. To keep your holiday safe follow these four simple steps. • Clean and wash hands and surfaces often....
11/19/2013
Earlier this month, the Lincoln Parish School Board was faced with a historic decision — to charter or not to charter. In October, the LPSB received their first ever charter school application. Since they’d never dealt with one, they had to do a bit...
11/18/2013
It looks like tonight’s the night a deal might be struck between the Lincoln Parish Police Jury and Lincoln Union District Atttorney’s Office. The Lincoln Parish Police Jury has called a special meeting for 6:30 p.m. tonight to finalize and adopt...
11/17/2013
Best ever? That’s what I was pondering during last weekend’s Louisiana Tech-Southern Mississippi football game at Joe Aillet Stadium. At halftime, members of the 1973 team were introduced for that outstanding season. And what a season it was. In...
11/16/2013
Look in my high school senior yearbook under the Class Favorites picture and you will find the following caption among comments about me: “Cathi Cox’s greatest wish is to meet Elvis.”
11/16/2013
Delores Sampey, registered nurse who works at Specialty Hospital in Winnfield, is part of a hunting family. Her husband, her son, daughter and son-in-law all hunt. In fact, her husband, Dwaine, was on a hunting trip in Kansas and son Nicholas was...
11/16/2013
Question: I don’t want to take risks with my money, but my brother keeps telling me that the stock market is the best way to go long-term. But I have seen what the stock market has done over the last ten years and I don’t like it. Why should someone...
11/16/2013
If you own a small business, there are many retirement plan alternatives available to help you and your eligible employees with retirement planning. For most closely-held business owners, a Simplified Employee Pension Individual Retirement Account (...
11/16/2013
These days, you can go online and invest, for modest fees. You can also visit various websites for research and watch numerous cable shows for investment recommendations. So, why shouldn’t you be a “do-it-yourself” investor rather than work with a...
11/15/2013
This week has been fairly chaotic for us here in the newsroom of the Daily Leader. The holidays are officially upon us, and with that comes various special editions that we must write stories for and put together. But while our current special...
11/15/2013
On Sunday night Elisha Ministries Inc. hosted their 10th anniversary with the theme “Greater is Coming.” Guest speaker, recording artist and evangelist was Jekalyn Carr. Carr is a 16 year-old from West Memphis, Ark. Her passion for singing began at...
11/14/2013
A couple of weeks ago, while watching television a commercial came on from American Express. I thought it was a typical “pre-Christmas” push to get people to apply for credit cards and shop ‘till they drop during the holiday season. I will admit,...
11/13/2013
A couple of weeks ago on Halloween night, a zombie wobbled up the road and ran headlong into a miniature witch, a princess, a pint-sized pirate and a toddling red crayon. The next day they all hung Christmas decorations. Well, maybe not literally....
11/12/2013
When it comes to fall lawn care chores, are there some chores that you just can’t stand? I, personally, enjoy working outside. Raking leaves, planting annual color, planting cool-season bulbs that will bloom in the spring, and preparing the lawn for...
11/12/2013
During my time at the Ruston Daily Leader, I have written a lot about helping out various nonprofit organizations. Throughout the year, various organizations host events to raise funds and awareness for a number of different causes. I’ve personally...
11/11/2013
Like father, like son. Legendary Grambling State University football coach Eddie Robinson Sr. was a hero to many people over the eyes. Now his son, the late Eddie Robinson Jr., who spent years playing for and then coaching alongside his father, can...
11/10/2013
Maybe I’ll quit pinching myself a few weeks from now. Saturday was a special day in my journalistic life, being fortunate enough to be one of the 2013 inductees into the Louisiana Tech University Athletics Hall of Fame. I still find it hard to...