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10/26/2014
Devastation. The place: Jackson Parish. The date: Sept. 12, 1961; one day short of 40 years before the horrific 9-11 in 2001. This was my first encounter with what I later learned to be first...
DeGrie, Elizabeth 2014.jpg
10/26/2014
While Christmas is my overall favorite holiday, when it comes to holidays at the Ruston Daily Leader, Halloween and Thanksgiving are my favorite. Thanksgiving is the No. 1. That’s because, for just a...
Moore, Byron.jpg
10/25/2014
Question: I have friends who just seem naturally good with money. Unfortunately, I am not like that. But I know I’ve got to get my act together and do better. Is this just a matter of being more...
Fallin, Randy 2014.jpg
10/25/2014
Whether you have young children or not, you’re probably well aware that Halloween is almost here. However, despite the plethora of skeletons and ghosts you might see floating around this week, you...
Conville, Bobby 2014.jpg
10/25/2014
Today, women are playing an ever-increasing role in making important financial decisions — whether for themselves or for their families. While many of the basic rules of investing hold true for all...
Irby, Marna.jpg
10/25/2014
Remember the old song, “Young at Heart?” There’s a phrase in there that says, “Life keeps getting better with each passing day.” That expresses my feelings to a tee these days. I’m getting so well...
Asher, Jemery.jpg
10/25/2014
One of the many interests I share with my Dad is a love of astronomy. At a very early age, I remember watching the night sky for meteors, picking out constellations and observing celestial wonders...
Darden, Jessica 2014.jpg
10/24/2014
I try to eat healthy. I try to drink plenty of water. I try to exercise at least three times a week, though I would prefer more. But I am just like everyone else. I’m human. I don’t always succeed at...
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10/23/2014
Be forewarned: I’m about to rant. If you’re not into it, don’t read this column. Because the state has taken a slapdash approach to school scoring, two of the elementary schools’ overall scores in...
Bergeron, Nancy 2014.jpg
10/22/2014
The same week that Gov. Bobby Jindal said it was officially OK for teachers to complain about Louisiana’s use of the Common Core standards, six of the nine men who want to be the 5th Congressional...