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July 27th, 2013

Thanks Deputy Henderson

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On June 27, Cranford’s Northside had an aquarium that shorted out and caught fire at 2 a.m.
At 2:10 a.m., the alarm was triggered, prompting a call to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office. The first deputy to respond, Matt Henderson, quickly assessed the situation and alerted the Lincoln Parish Fire Department. At that point, Henderson went beyond a regular response and busted the front door in and quickly extinguished the blaze, avoiding what would have been a potentially catastrophic fire.

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U.S., E.U. work on trade deal

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The first round of talks between the U.S. and European Union began last week in an attempt to form the world’s largest free trade deal, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
American Farm Bureau trade specialist Dave Salmonsen said the biggest sticking points in the deal involve agriculture. Discussion in this round was more process-oriented with plenty more issue-oriented discussion related to ag in the months to follow, he said.

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Dim future via Obamacare

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We have never seen anything like it. We have never felt anything like it. We have no idea — no idea— of what truly is ahead. I’m referring to the new health care system on the verge of implementation, the federal Affordable Care Act, sometimes referred to as ObamaCare.
The nickname is somewhat justified and partially inaccurate; a majority of our Congress passed the law, many of whom face re-election next year.

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A way to get it right before you retire

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Did you know that many people spend more time planning their vacation than planning for retirement? Although there are many ways to save for your retirement, if you’re like most people, you aren’t taking full advantage of them.

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Consider these tips for setting and pursuing financial goals

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You can get lucky by finding a parking meter with time left on it. You can “luck out” by having nice weather on your vacation. You can even be lucky at love. But when it comes to financial matters, you’re better off not counting on Lady Luck — and focusing instead on setting and pursuing goals.
Here are some suggestions for establishing and pursuing your financial objectives:

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What is the right time to take a risk?

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Question: I have an opportunity to buy out my business partner, but it will require borrowing a lot of money. My husband is hesitant for us to take this risk, but I think it will be worth it. It’s what I have always wanted to do! How do you know when the time is right to take a risk like this in the business world?

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MLB’s war on drugs noticed in Lincoln Parish

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It’s something we’re getting tired off — the albatross that just won’t go away.
Yes, we’re talking about the state of Major League Baseball.
It’s time to clean up the game, as Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun agreed this week to a 65-game suspension imposed by Major League Baseball over evidence that he used Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs). That after years of denial on his part about using such substances.

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McClelland starts the clock

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He won’t officially take over as Louisiana Tech’s new athletics director until Aug. 1, and even then it will be pending approval by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors during their meeting later this month.

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2013 Wilbert Ellis Baseball Camp Photo Gallery

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Pitch Slappers take RPAR coed title

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The No. 3-seeded Pitch Slappers defeated top-seeded Rehab 11-3 in the championship game of the Ruston Parks and Recreation 2013 Summer Softball League. Pitch Slappers team members standing from left to right are Christopher Andrews, Mike Clark, Shannon Boyce, Clay Farris and Mark Taylor. Kneeling from left to right are Shelley Simmons, April Fuller, Julia Clark, Holly Key and Ashley Isaac. The three children, from left to right, are Kenzlie Isaac, Kiersten Isaac and Ace Boyce.

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