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Thanksgiving offers history lessons

Over the years, turkey has become the signature item of Thanksgiving by being served in over 90 percent of all homes on the national holiday. However, what most people don’t know is that it may not even have been on the menu when the original feast took place in 1621. In fact, there are loads […]

Santa should shop locally

While you await the arrival of Black Friday sale ads tomorrow, make sure to check out what small businesses will be offering this shopping weekend. Many people are willing to wake up in the middle of the night, drive over 30 minutes away and stand in line for an hour or more to wait for […]

Learn about recalls for safe holidays

Shopping for the perfect gift and then hiding it under the tree adds to the excitement of the holiday season. Knowing the recipient will display a big smile when tearing away the wrapping paper makes gift givers feel good. Each year, certain gifts emerge as trendy crowd favorites. However, no matter how coveted a gift […]

Say what you must, but expect consequences

Americans often defend saying whatever they please by pointing out that they are entitled to freedom of speech. While this is true, people fail to realize freedom of speech does not shield us from facing consequences for our words. This week several people have learned the hard way just how deeply words can cut. In […]

Donate smart this season

With the holiday season here, so are the seasonal requests to help the less fortunate. Nonprofit organizations and charities do extensive work to help people and fulfill their missions. Unfortunately, this time of year is also when scammers are working their hardest to swipe money from unsuspecting givers. When commercials, emails or direct mail pamphlets […]

Cities making homelessness a crime

Is being homeless a crime? Some cities think so. The Associated Press reported today that Cities across the country are enacting more bans on living in vehicles, camping in public and panhandling, despite federal efforts to discourage such laws amid a shortage of affordable housing, a new report said. Denver, which ordered about 150 homeless […]

How will Trump affect bonds?

Investors have been yanking money out of bonds around the world since Trump’s victory became apparent early Wednesday, sending prices tumbling and wiping out several months of gains. They expect higher debt, higher inflation and higher interest rates — all negatives for bonds. Bond investors can get things horribly wrong, and it’s only been a […]

Remember our veterans

The men and women who defend the liberties and freedoms of the countries they represent hold a special place in people’s hearts and an eternal spot in their countries’ histories. Any opportunity is a good time to commemorate the bravery and selfless deeds of military personnel, but this week makes this an especially important time […]

Coach ‘O’ needs the job

After losing a 10-0 hard-fought ball game to Alabama this past Saturday night in Baton Rouge, LSU fans from all over are starting to voice their opinion about who they feel should be, or remain, the head football coach of the Tigers. Rumors ran wild all week that if interim coach Ed Orgeron was able […]

What about the next four years?

Donald Trump is our next president and the nation is filled with shock, excitement and uncertainty. It has been an explosive campaign season that deeply divided us, but no real issues were ever addressed. Toward the end, it seemed Hillary Clinton was losing support. Deep down, though, even Trump supporters doubted he could beat the […]

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