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04/22/2014
Today is Earth Day! Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day...
04/22/2014
Louisiana Tech men’s basketball fans had to play the waiting game over the past couple of days. I guess that’s the price of success in today’s world of college athletes. And make no mistake, there is no game about college athletics, it’s all about...
04/22/2014
Have you heard of the Master Gardener program but don’t really know what it is all about? Master Gardeners are people just like you and me who love gardening and have a desire to share their knowledge with others. The Louisiana Master Gardener...
04/19/2014
Here we go again. Another chapter has been added to the “Boys Gone Wild” book in professional sports. Or, specifically, the National Football League. In earlier segments, such culprits as Darren Sharper, Pacman Jones and Aaron Hernandez were...
04/19/2014
The predicted Resurrection happened. Easter is the greatest moment in the history of mankind. This a condensed version of my conclusion.
04/19/2014
On Tuesday, we celebrate Earth Day — a day devoted to education and action on environmental issues. As a citizen of the world, you may have a keen interest in protecting your physical surroundings. And as someone trying to reach long-term financial...
04/19/2014
Question: As I approach retirement, I know there is a lot I need to protect myself and my wife against. I don’t want to be Chicken Little and run around scared all the time. But I also don’t want to be foolish and leave myself unprotected if I can...
04/19/2014
True to form, Baby Boomers are redefining retirement too. The 76 million Americans born from 1946 to 1964 have driven major national trends in their lifetime and are living longer than any previous generation. Today, with the oldest of them having...
04/19/2014
He led the Pittsburgh Steelers to four Super Bowl titles, earned two Most Valuable Player awards in the world championship game and was a three-time Pro Bowler. He is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and now an award-winning member of the popular...
04/18/2014
Ruston Community Theatre’s next production, the witty comedy “All Because of Agatha,” written by playwright, Jonathan Troy, will run at The Dixie Center for the Arts May 1-4, and is sponsored by Woodard & Clement Law Offices.
04/18/2014
Education. Food. Medical care. Privacy. Housing. These are just a few of many things the United Nations declared as human rights that every person is entitled to in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. Forty-eight countries signed the...
04/18/2014
Recently there has been talk of the Louisiana Legislature attempting to take a law off the books that was deemed by the U.S. Supreme Court as unconstitutional. On Tuesday, the House killed a bill that would remove Louisiana’s anti-sodomy law. In an...
04/17/2014
April is Keep America Beautiful Month. It’s also National Pecan Month, National Welding Month and International Guitar Month. Who knew? Although I can get down with pecans and guitars, I don’t know much about welding and keeping our country...
04/16/2014
The folks in Ruston’s University Hills neighborhood wasted no time when they decided they wanted their area to remain viable in the face of change. Even before city officials had decided what to include in Ruston’s newest master plan regarding...
04/15/2014
Beautiful plants are a common sight in and around the house. House plants, flowering garden plants and large ornamental plants can be an enjoyable way to liven-up the environment. One point always stressed when deciding upon which plant for a site...
04/15/2014
Let the fun begin! When my girls were young this time of the year we couldn’t wait to dye and decorate eggs. We would get several bowls and mix up all the pretty colors — blue, red, green, yellow — and sometimes pour all the colors together to dye...
04/14/2014
April is the traditional time for state domestic violence organizations to join together in Baton Rouge to meet up with our legislators. On Tuesday, DART staff members will participate in the annual Purple and Teal Reception at Juban’s. For those...
04/14/2014
Springtime brings a bounty of fun events every year for Lincoln Parish. Even better, many of those events are not only simply fun, but are uplifting, life-reaffirming events that can create memories that will last a lifetime. One of those events...
04/12/2014
Let all of the jokes and one-liners about Tyler Summitt’s youthful looks begin. Might as well get them out of the way before the 23- year-old coaches his first game with the Lady Techsters. They’ve been circulating ever since he was introduced as...
04/12/2014
In a recent span of only three days, Louisiana Tech University made what could be defining moments in its athletics’ history. And specifically with its basketball program. First, there was the hiring of Tyler Summitt as the head coach of the Lady...