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10/03/2014
It’s no secret that I hold our military very close to my heart. From my husband, numerous cousins, aunts and uncles — you name the family member I’m willing to bet I have one who has served our country, too. But when my husband showed me an article...
10/02/2014
What kids are into these days as far as technology goes is literally mind-boggling. I’d like to think that I am a fairly technologically savvy person, but in the back of my mind I’m afraid that any fifth grader with a tablet could probably outwit me...
10/01/2014
One of the most magical careers in Major League Baseball history ended Sunday as Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees took his final at bat against the Boston Red Sox. Fittingly, Jeter turned in an RBI-single in his final at bat, helping lead to the...
10/01/2014
Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth wasn’t here in the 1940s, but Railroad Park was. And based on a couple of photographs and the recollections of several long-time city residents, the park wasn’t much. It had no ornamental fountain and no amphitheater...
09/30/2014
Saving vegetable and flower seed is gaining in popularity but obviously is not for everyone. The gardeners whose only aim is to grow a few backyard vegetables or who would rather purchase new plants or new varieties from local nurseries are...
09/30/2014
What really happens to that sandwich you eat after you swallow it? Students at Choudrant Elementary School will find out as they tour the Louisiana Body Walk exhibit Oct. 15. The Louisiana Body Walk is an exhibit that travels the state to teach...
09/29/2014
During a trip to Monroe Sunday afternoon, I encountered — more than once — something that’s all too familiar. It’s also against the law. I’m talking about slow drivers refusing to budge from the left lane — many going only 60 miles per hour on a 70...
09/29/2014
My favorite color is pink, I care what people think about me and I am emotional; I am a girl. Do these characteristics make me less of a professional or inferior to a man? Heck, no. Whether it be at work, in a social setting or even in athletics,...
09/28/2014
“What’s he (or she) like?” That’s a question I’m often asked about the numerous athletes I’ve had the good fortune of interviewing through the years. Well, keep reading and you’ll find out or, at the least, get a smidgen of an idea about the...
09/27/2014
Breast cancer, domestic violence and colon cancer. These topics may at first glance seem unrelated, yet they all deal with safety and health. There is a crying need for more safety. A first step is awareness. Breast Cancer On Wednesday, we begin...
09/27/2014
For the past five years I’ve visited with readers once a week. I’ll be honest, sometimes it’s a struggle to find something about which to write. Not to mention, five years is a long time. In the time I’ve worked at the Daily Leader, so far, I’ve...
09/27/2014
Question:  Sometimes I just get frustrated and mad about the state of my money, but it seems I rarely go any further than that.  It just seems that my financial situation shouldn’t make me frustrated all the time.  Am I weird?   Answer: Your...
09/27/2014
The kids are back at school and summer vacations are now just fading memories, so it must be autumn. But the seasons don’t just move on the calendar — they also change in your life. And, speaking of changes, you’ll have to make many of them as you...
09/27/2014
Opening a savings account with your local bank may provide an easy way to put money away for safekeeping, but the thought of doing more can be tempting. While your money will earn a small rate of interest with a savings account, you may want to...
09/26/2014
There was an article on the Internet that caught my attention the other day. It was an acronym that was new to me, and I thought it might be new to you as well. The term is FOMO. Have you ever heard of it? It stands for “Fear Of Missing Out.” The...
09/26/2014
Can you tell me where September went in such a hurry? And it is as hot as you know where. You truly could fry an egg on the sidewalk. I have a special favor to ask of you. Pray for me. Tomorrow I will be having surgery on my teeth. I believe it...
09/26/2014
It’s no secret I am not a Ruston native, not even a Lincoln Parish native. But after spending four years at Louisiana Tech University, Ruston felt more like home that my actual hometown did. In the years since the decision was made that this would...
09/25/2014
Monday was my first time to ever go to the detention center and I have to say I was pretty impressed. The DC is not usually my beat, so typically, I don’t have a reason to go but this time certain circumstances called for it. No, I wasn’t impressed...
09/24/2014
Grab a chair and settle in for a while. Downtown merchants and the city are talking about parking — again. Or maybe the more apt word is “still.” The discussion has gone on through at least the last three mayoral administrations and always seem to...
09/24/2014
The picture show in Dubach was the Gem Theater. It was a place where small town folks older than me went to see James Dean, Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck, the Duke and others. The Gem was “Giant,” “East of Eden,” “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and on...