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Southwest Daily News - Sulphur, LA
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Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 9:29 AM

Wounds usually improve within 30 days on their own in most people. When the wound doesn't show signs of improvement after a month, then it's time to seek qualified wound healing treatment.

Posted Mar 1, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Spock was my first alien hero. As a little girl, I was intrigued by his demeanor, occasionally raised eyebrow and his Vulcan salute. I would try my best to imitate that gesture, struggling to keep my pudgy pinky and ring fingers together.

Posted Feb 26, 2015 at 12:30 PM

The state faces a $1.6 billion shortfall in the budget year that begins July 1. The governor’s recommendations for how to close the gap will be unveiled to lawmakers Friday, starting the real back-and-forth over how to shape spending plans for...

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 8:40 AM

The way I see it, we have two choices.We can set up our economic system so that every able-bodied person who wants to work hard can succeed.

Posted Feb 24, 2015 at 10:30 AM

I don't think I have ever been happier to live in the Deep South than during the last week or so. The terrible winter storms have been sweeping eastward across the country. They have come as far south as my home state of Arkansas.

Updated Feb 19, 2015 at 11:47 AM

I like the flavor of olive oil on salads and in cooking. How nutritious is olive oil?

Updated Feb 19, 2015 at 10:01 AM

What if we could incentivize exercise through monetary reward and then harness the collective power generated by all participants?

Updated Feb 19, 2015 at 9:11 AM

The great thing about a 10-year plan is that there are so few things that are truly impossible.In 10 years I could go from only playing golf a couple of times a year to becoming the top golfer on the Champions Tour.

Updated Feb 12, 2015 at 7:17 AM

On the first spin, we landed on green. Would it be lime or lawn clippings? We both got lawn clippings. It wasn't too bad. Kind of like a salad. Next we landed on orange with red specks. Peach or vomit? Why vomit, of course.

Updated Feb 9, 2015 at 9:03 AM

A friend asked me last week how I would rank the Obama administration in comparison to the other presidencies of U.S. history. He finished his query by adding, “Would he be last?” I will ignore his follow-up comment and focus on some comparisons,...

Posted Feb 8, 2015 at 3:00 PM

After almost three very long months, my son has finally been released back into the “wild.” That golden ticket to freedom — the doctor's release allowing Rhys to participate once again fully in any physical activity — was...

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