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May 18th, 2013

Ruston Medical holds ribbon cutting ceremony

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Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held May 15 for Ruston Medical Group, located at 401 East Vaughn Ave. in the Northern Louisiana Medical Center Medical Office Building. The ceremony was sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

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Green Inducted into La. State Nurses Association Hall of Fame

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Nita Green RN, MSN, was inducted into the Louisiana State Nurses Association Hall of Fame at the 12th annual Nightingale Gala held in February at the Crowne Plaza, Baton Rouge.
Attending the event with Green were her husband, Larry, her son, Greg, and daughter-in-law, Amy.
Green enjoyed the gala with several of her nursing colleagues and friends from the Ruston District Nurses Association: Nancy Darland, Norlyn Hyde, Patsy Bourgeois, Shirley Payne and Pam Moore.
More than 300 nurses, families and friends attended the Gala. Kathryn Arterberry, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Northwestern State University of Louisiana served as the Master of Ceremonies.
Green’s nursing career spans over thirty years. During that time she has been employed by north Louisiana health care facilities in positions ranging from bedside nursing to upper leadership positions.

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It’s not your grandfather’s retirement now

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It used to be relatively simple to plan for retirement: You’d just circle the date on the calendar when your pension was set to kick in and have your co-workers start planning your send-off party.
But that was then. These days, retirement planning is a lot more complex. The number of corporate pension plans has fallen dramatically over the past two decades — from about 92,000 single-employer defined benefit plans in 1990 to 29,000 in 2009, according to the U.S. Government Accountability Office. With the burden of paying for retirement shifting to individuals, personal savings and investments are becoming the primary source of retirement income.

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Younger generation should stay simple with money

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Question: Since I have turned fifty, my attitude towards money has really changed. I am much more careful, I save and I am working to reduce debt. I wish we could get the message out to the younger generation. How would you say they are doing in this area?
Answer: These days, it’s fashionable to chide the younger generation for their “lack of concern” when it comes to financial responsibility.

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Whataburger celebration slated to be held Tuesday

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Whataburger Restaurants, known for custom-made, always-fresh burgers, will host a grand opening celebration from 5 - 7 p.m. Tuesday at its newest location at 801 North Service Road eastbound in Ruston.
Whataburger will host an evening of games and giveaways, including its popular “Whataburger for a Year” drawing, where one customer’s name will be drawn to win the prize — a free Whataburger each week for an entire year.

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Caring for a new baby

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Once your baby is home from the hospital and you and your family have settled into a predictable pattern of feedings, diaper changes and naps, the work of establishing a healthy foundation for your baby has just begun.

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James, Watters unite in matrimony

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Kristen Nicole James and David Larche Watters were united in marriage in a 6 p.m. ceremony May 18 at First United Methodist Church in Shreveport. Their ceremony was officiated by Dr. Pat Day.
The bride is the daughter of Ms. Karen Golden James, of Ruston, and Mr. Donald James, of Mobile, Ala. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grady C. Golden, Sr., of Shreveport, and Ms. Lonnette Golden, of Saline, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Gentry James of Arcadia.
The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Larche Watters, of Benton. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Grant Watters, of Bastrop, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Ray, of Bastrop.

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Emory speaks to Lions Club

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The Reverend Larry Emory, pastor at Longstraw Baptist Church, was a recent guest of the Ruston Lions Club. Emory told the group of his involvement in a prison ministry at Angola State Penitentiary where prisoners can earn a degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

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A wreck can’t stop a trip to NYC

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Hope each of you had a great Mother’s Aay last Sunday. Mine turned out not to be. I missed church. Goes to show you, we never know what another day will bring.

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Steak: an unique take on a meat lover’s meal

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Few foods have as much universal appeal as steak, and filet mignon might just be the most beloved steak of them all. When hosting a dinner party or enjoying steaks at home with the family, consider the following recipe for "Filet Mignon With Braised Oxtails and Purple Potato Puree" from Tony Mantuano's "The Spiaggia Cookbook" (Chronicle Books).
Filet Mignon With Braised Oxtails and Purple Potato Puree

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