Originally published on Fri November 14, 2014 11:45 am
I wandered through the livestock arena at the Titus County Fair recently. Participants were grooming their steers, fluffing up their hair with industrial-strength blow dryers. It was warm and aromatic, a familiar smell of bovines and sawdust wafting through the afternoon. Being at a livestock show evokes fond memories of my two older daughters — both now in their 30s — and their forays into animal husbandry.
Originally published on Mon November 17, 2014 9:32 am
In 2012, when Louisiana’s taxpayer funded scholarship program was expanded statewide, Hosanna Christian Academy in Baton Rouge went all in.
In that first year, the school took on almost 300 voucher students, nearly doubling its enrollment. By the start of this school year, Hosanna had more voucher students than any other school in the state -- about 85 percent of its student are enrolled with a voucher.
Hosanna's students didn't score well enough on state tests, and it won't be allowed to enroll more voucher students next year. Still, headmaster Josh LaSage says the school isn't giving up.
A panel that oversees Louisiana’s income projections will meet Friday to look over revised revenue estimates for the current year.
Some members of the Revenue Estimating Conference expect to see a lower revenue projection than the one used to craft the state budget last spring.
Barry Erwin, president of the Council for a Better Louisiana, will speak about the state budget today in Bossier City. His nonprofit specializes in statewide public policy issues. Erwin says Louisiana is experiencing flat growth, which doesn’t square with all of the economic development activity.
The Centenary College Choir ensemble performed “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the national anthem, as part of the Shreveport college’s third annual Veterans Day Tribute.
The keynote address was delivered by the head of the Air Force Global Strike Command Lt. Gen. Stephen Wilson.
Centenary’s president David Rowe introduced the general, calling him a friend and giving a snapshot of Wilson’s job overseeing the country’s intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear weapons cache.
As a kid, I'd bury them under sofa cushions or hide them under carpets. I'd hide the pill under my tongue and spit it out later. My parents tried everything, including hiding tablets in food, but I was way too smart to fall for that.
Things have improved slightly since then. With adulthood comes the realization that we must all be prepared to take a few bitter pills.
But I still gag on Tylenols and crush up my antibiotics.
Originally published on Wed December 17, 2014 9:25 am
Aired Thursday, November 13 at 6 p.m. This week on Red River Radio's "Health Matters,” the topic of discussion was Sports medicine. Dr. Randall Brewer was host to orthopedic surgeon Dr. Shane Barton and Lance Champagne, head athletic trainer for the LSUS Pilots and Lady Pilots. They took your calls and questions during the show at 800-552-8502.