Generally, you feel better — more confident — when you’re sporting a new look. Sometimes, even the smallest changes can make a big difference in your attitude. Doesn’t your investment plan deserve the same kind of attention? After all, someday it’s going to be taking care of you. Perhaps your portfolio is overweighted in stocks. Maybe you’d like to spice up your portfolio with commodities. Whatever you have in mind, it’s always a good move to regularly review your investments and make decisions about your financial strategies.
As Engine No. 4471 rumbled through downtown Ruston on March 28, 1980, engineer A. J. Shirey and brakeman Ned Causey waved and shouted, “This is the last run.”
And it was. Despite repeated efforts that commenced months before that Friday afternoon and would continue for some months afterward, when the Rock Island freight train pulled by Engine No. 4471 faded into the southern horizon, that was the end.
The Union Lincoln Regional Water Supply Initiative board is in a pickle.
Louisiana’s Department of Administration, the government’s management arm and hub of its financial operations, has refused to exempt the ULRWSI from the standard 25 percent match needed for the group to get $538,000 already allocated to it the current capital outlay bill.
Because state law allows waiving the match for regional projects, the ULRWSI figures it shouldn’t have to ante up any money.