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08/05/2014
Are you cooking for one or two people these days? Remember when you were preparing meals for your family? My girls and husband have favorite dishes that I prepare. It always gives me a sense of accomplishment when they rave about the dish and...
08/04/2014
Climate change can’t stop the dog days of summer in Ruston. Although it showed it could dampen the fun to some degree. That was the case for the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department fifth annual K-9 Pool Party held at the Municipal Pool.
08/04/2014
This past week, I have had the honor of attending Men Standing Strong kickoff luncheons in both Claiborne and Jackson parishes. Domestic Abuse Resistance Team’s Claiborne Parish Rural Advocate Mary Ellen Gamble and Jackson Parish Rural Advocate...
08/02/2014
Last week I started sharing warnings to people about attempting to represent themselves in legal matters. For the critic, let me be clear: I am not protecting my turf; I’m trying to keep you off quicksand.
08/02/2014
When we decided to bring home an adorable little sister for our Lady Godiva, the individuals at the Heart of Louisiana Humane Society in Winnfield told us she was a Chihuahua and wouldn’t get much bigger than her 11-pound (fully grown) sister. Four...
08/02/2014
Did you know that in the 2012-13 academic year, more than $238.5 billion in financial aid (grants, federal loans, federal work-study and federal tax credits and deductions) was awarded to undergraduate and graduate students? And that those students...
08/02/2014
Question: I am pretty young and just out of college. I have an OK job, but I have a less-than-zero net worth. Where is the best place for someone like me to invest? Answer: In the mirror. Your comment that you have a less-than-zero net worth is not...
08/02/2014
Unless you keep close track of obscure holidays and observances, you probably didn’t know that August is “What Will Be Your Legacy? month.” Still, you might want to use this particular month as a useful reminder to take action on what could be one...
08/02/2014
For sports junkies and particularly those with a bent towards the history of the games, nothing beats two events in late July and early August. I am talking about the induction ceremonies for the Baseball Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of...
08/01/2014
I’m taking a break from trying to decide what to take on my trip to Hot Springs, Arkansas. When you read this, that is where I’ll be. It’s a resort that Susan and Jonathan have chosen to get the family together. It should be lots of fun. I spent...
08/01/2014
In the past few weeks, I have had the wonderful opportunity to be with some of my closest friends from my childhood and teenage years. It has really been a reunion of sorts, as I had not seen one friend in more than 15 years. Even though I was not...
08/01/2014
I can hardly believe it’s true, but it’s already time to sign up for the Holiday Arts Tour. The 17th annual event will be held the weekend before Thanksgiving, Nov. 20-23. As usual, this special weekend will feature visual artists and musicians,...
08/01/2014
It seems as if I wake up to a house full of young, bickering children every morning these days. The thing is, I don’t have any children. As most working Americans, I slowly drag my tired bones out of the bed each morning and begin my zombie-like...
08/01/2014
In the time Barack Obama has been president more than 150 — 183 to be exact — executive orders have been signed, and that was as of July 18. He has aimed to sign yet another executive order into action. One that will take action on illegal...
07/31/2014
I’ve never claimed to be much of a historian and I wouldn’t consider myself very sentimental either (although the older I get the more that changes), so I surprised myself when I saw something on the news the other day that made me cry. No, it wasn...
07/30/2014
I started my seventh-grade year at the old A. E. Phillips School with the longest school supply list ever: a compass, protractor, 12-inch ruler, two Schaffer cartridge fountain pens with extra cartridges, a brown Nifty notebook that opened at the...
07/29/2014
Nothing brightens up an indoor living area more than a fresh flower display. Floral arrangements can be utilized year-round to add color, fragrance and artistic creativity to any home, especially during the holiday seasons.
07/29/2014
I see that many home gardens that were started this spring are coming to an end this year. A few plants are still putting out but many have finished producing quality vegetables. Spring gardening has really grown in past years and many of us enjoy...
07/28/2014
There’s no denying it — I’m a dog lover. Which means the upcoming weekend is a big one for me and my dog Gumbeaux. At 9 a.m. Saturday many area dogs of different breeds, sizes and personalities and their humans will get together for the annual...
07/28/2014
When writing this, I had just returned to the office after having spent the morning with a group of the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team’s children. It was one of Child Advocate Shelby Lowery’s weekly Main Events, activities provided for the children...