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12/28/2018
There is something truly special about ringing in a new year. The second the clock strikes midnight, the calendar year resets, and our lives seem to do the same. We step into a shiny new year with...
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12/27/2018
Sometimes I hit a point in my column writing where I simply have nothing left to say to the world. It feels like none of my thoughts or opinions are strong enough or important enough to waste people’...
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12/27/2018
Lincoln Parish 4-H held the annual Lincoln Parish 4-H Cooking Contest on Dec. 1, at Tractor Supply of Ruston. 4-H members from throughout Lincoln Parish had the opportunity to enter the Cooking...
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12/26/2018
Eighteen years, 11 months and 26 days ago, we wondered if tomorrow would come. After all, few people alive then and nobody in the power seats now were around when the century changed the last time....
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12/23/2018
It’s always wonderful to be home for the holidays. That’s because of all the wonderful home-cooked meals we get to eat in the process. While turkey and ham have always been Thanksgiving fare in my...
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12/23/2018
Roughly 23 percent of U.S. adults who are presently married have been married before. Due to those previous relationships, spouses may face complex wealth-transfer-planning and estate-plan questions...
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12/23/2018
It probably doesn’t happen as much as you’d like, but you may occasionally have some extra disposable income. For example, perhaps you have recently received, or will soon receive, a year-end bonus....
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12/23/2018
Question: My sister stole (she would say borrowed) some money from my parents years ago and never mentioned it again. She never paid it back. It wasn’t much, but it was the principle. My parents are...
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12/23/2018
I am the firstborn in my family. As young parents, my folks, especially my mother, didn’t want to lie and convince me that Santa Claus was real. They felt that any lie was wrong and my concept of the...
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12/23/2018
I detest writing Christmas columns. There’s nothing new to say. It’s a well-established fact that the Grinch and Ebenezer Scrooge are my favorite Christmas characters. Don’t even approach me with a...