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Have you given much thought to collecting Social Security? The answer probably depends on how old you are — but whatever your age, you’ll want to consider the best way of incorporating Social Security benefits into your retirement income strategy  
 
Wed
26
Feb
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GUEST EDITORIAL

What does high-tech look like to you? Many people think of high-tech as the gadgets and gizmos that have grown to dominate all facets of our daily lives. It wasn’t that long ago that we used our phones to talk, watched TV in real-time and used our computers to work at the office. Now, we usually mix all of those things into one mobile device and can’t remember how we ever got along without it. 
 
Wed
12
Feb
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Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Cattle Producers and Friends, There is going to be a Cattlemen’s meeting on February 25th at 6:30 p.m. at the David B Means 4-H Center in Grand Cane, LA. Please put this date on your calendar. Matt Marietta, Merial Sales Representative in Louisiana, will be talking about a new long acting dewormer. We also have a short business meeting in which we will elect new officers and discuss DeSoto Parish Membership fees
 
Wed
12
Feb
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GUEST EDITORIAL

I have to be missing something. You ever feel like you are not getting the whole story? You ever look at a situation that appears so painfully obvious to everyone else, but for some strange and indescribable reason that other person is just hell bent on going a different direction? Do you ever wonder if some people take a stand against something for no good reason other than just to be obstinate? 
 
Thu
06
Feb
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GUEST EDITORIAL

The pen is mightier than the sword, or according to the president, mightier than Congress. This week, President Obama laid out a specific goal for 2014 during the annual State of the Union address to the country: to 
aggressively use executive actions to implement his agenda if Congress doesn’t do what he wants. 
 
Thu
30
Jan
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THE OLE CABINET MAN

As I promised in the last column, I'll tell you how I fine-tuned my attempt at Ms. Rebecca's Black Eyed Pea Salad – BUT, first let me tell you about the kinda scalloped potato …. loaf (?) I made. I started by wanting to use the last beautifully shaped Idaho potato that I had
 
Thu
23
Jan
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GUEST EDITORIAL

Stephen
Waguespack
 
United we stand, divided we fall. This week was the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry’s (LABI) 39th annual meeting. More than 1,000 people showed up to show support, talk about the issues facing our great state, and to listen to renowned columnist Dr. Charles Krauthammer articulately opine on the issues facing our nation 
 

 

Thu
16
Jan
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Charged Up and Ready to Go

by Stephen Waguespack
 
Sometimes you have to recharge your batteries. As the father of three young boys who just received several electronic gadgets and gizmos this Christmas season, I have been changing and charging batteries nonstop the last few weeks. I have no doubt that stock in AA batteries increased recently, and I can assure you I had a direct impact on that. As annoying and expensive as that can be, there is no doubt that we also have to find ways to recharge our professional or personal “mental” batteries from time to time.

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Thu
09
Jan
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New Year, Same Game

By Stephen Waguespack.
 
New Year’s Day symbolizes allday televised football and the last hoorah of the holiday season. It also is a day to reflect on the past year and talk about all the great things you will accomplish over the next 365 days. Most folks tend to lay out some clear goals and make some ironclad promises to accomplish them in short order. Going to church, losing some weight, and exercising more are some of the more popular ones, but these resolutions come in all shapes and sizes. Well, according to a New York Times article that ran last week, several of the president’s top people met quietly in Washington D.C. last month to discuss the minimum wage. The article stated that the meeting was one of several and that some of the top economic and legislative staffers to the president, his political campaign operatives, national labor union officials, and a few liberal advocacy groups attended.
 
Tue
24
Dec
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Time for a Rankings Reality Check

By Stephen Waguespack.

How much stock do you put in rankings? There isn’t much we do as a society that we don’t like to rank. The Weekly Top 40 has told us for three decades which song is most popular in the country. Every college football season there is robust debate between passionate fan-bases about the college football rankings. Each year our favorite magazines and newspapers rank the best local restaurants and other businesses, giving us guidance on where to eat and shop. If you want to know where to find locally the best burger, beer or Buick, then a ranking is just one Google search away to give you some guidance.
 

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