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March 9th, 2013

SCHOOL NEWS: HILLCREST ELEMENTARY

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Most Respectful
Most Respectful students at Hillcrest for the fourth six weeks were honored with special treats and being able to sit at a special table for lunch. We are proud of these students and how they treat other students, teachers, all adults and our school property. Students honored as most respectful were: kindergarten — Carolina Hedgepeth, D’Tavion Wright, Hailee Rhone, Mahlek Stringfellow, Alivia Hester, Jonathan Nguyen, A’Kira Samuel, Branton Boles, Chauncey Davison, Natalie Parker, JaiLynn Allen and Ethan Martin; first grade — Ty Theodos, Ma’Kya White, Zachary McMillan, Mario Rodriguez, Natalie Story, Ketoriah Robinson, Khadija Karim, Nehemiah Addison, Alyssa Smith, Skylaar Spencer, Hannah Wright, Jayden Revels, Hayden Williams and Cammeron Sanford; second grade — Amanda Croxton, Peter Owen, Sam Owen, Semaj McDonald, Jocie Carpenter, Kemarrian Coleman, Johnathan Brantley, Lilli Adcox, Jake Guerin, Rakalyn Williams, Joslyn Lewis and Jeremiah Jackson.

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Beware the risks of not investing

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You’ve no doubt heard about the risks associated with investing. This investment carries this type of risk, while that investment carries another one. And it is certainly true that all investments do involve some form of risk. But what about not investing? Isn’t there some risk associated with that, too?

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Consider five key estate planning documents

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It may be the subject matter — death, incapacity and taxes — that causes us to avoid estate planning. However, the fact is that, no matter what your age or how much wealth you’ve accumulated, you need an estate plan to protect yourself, your loved ones and your assets — both now while you’re still active as well as after your death. Having an effective estate plan is one of the most important things you can do for your family.

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Avoid dangers of family financial delegation

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Question: What can I do to make sure my financial affairs are handled properly if I have a stroke or something and I cannot take care of things? My wife could not manage this alone. Would one of my children have to step in? That worries me, too.
Answer: It is sad to see a lifetime of carefully constructed financial progress dissipated due to the declining health or mental faculties of an elderly person.

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Moats: great role model for youngsters

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Ryan Moats compiled some impressive statistics during his football career at Louisiana Tech University.
He totaled 3,112 yards from 2002-2004, making him one of only three players in the program’s history to join the “3,000 Yard Club.”
His 1,774 yards in 2004 is the most in a single season for a Bulldog. His 188 carries in the same season is a Tech record.

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Sue is Key to title

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MONROE — Twelve months.
That’s how long Head Coach Theodis Johnson and his Dubach High School girls’ basketball team had waited for this moment.
One long, painful year.
This time, they weren’t about to let a chance at holding up a Class C Louisiana High School Athletic Association state championship trophy slip away from them.

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’Dogs lose WAC finale, 78-54

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DENVER — Louisiana Tech University failed to have at least one double figure scorer for the first time this season and couldn’t slow down the University of Denver’s offense en route to a 78-54 loss Saturday night that left the two teams with a share of the Western Athletic Conference regular season championship.

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Techsters roll over Pioneers

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Forward Whitney Frazier had 15 points and center Brittany Lewis and guard Lulu Perry had 12 points each to lead Louisiana Tech University’s Lady Techsters to a convincing 69-51 Western Athletic Conference victory over the University of Denver at the Thomas Assembly Center Saturday night.

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Guiding Tigers down court

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Guard Duntavious Harris (1) of Simsboro High School works down court against guard Dwain Dinkins (10) of Madison Prep Academy during the Class B Louisiana High School Athletic Association state championship boys’ contest held at Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe last Wednesday. The Chargers earned their first-ever title with a 53-37 victory.

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Hadnot captures bronze medal

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Ex-RHS star gives Tech third place at NCAA meet

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Louisiana Tech University sprinter Trey Hadnot smashed his own school record and finished third in the 200-meter dash at the NCAA indoor track and field championships Friday at the Randall Tyson Track Center.
Hadnot ran 20.48 in the finals to finish third overall, beating his own school record of 20.81 ran earlier this year in Fayetteville.
The junior from Ruston ran 20.83 in the semifinal round.
“I just felt it (in the finals),” Hadnot said after the race that was hosted by the University of Arkansas.
“I told coach that my second race is always my better race and it was again tonight. They started me in the top lane (six) and I just felt it coming down out of the curve.”
This marks the first time in three tries that Hadnot has advanced to the finals at an NCAA Championship event.
Hadnot finished in the semifinals of the 200-m dash at the 2011 NCAA outdoor championships and at the 2012 NCAA indoor championships.
“I just felt a sigh of relief,” Hadnot said of finally making the finals. “I finally got there. It was just a mental thing because I knew I could physically do it.
“My training was there this year, my body is in top shape and getting to the finals was just a matter of breaking that mental barrier for me.”
Advancing to the finals comes with a first team All-America honor, to be officially bestowed on Hadnot by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Monday. That will mark an all-time No. 54 All-America team honor won by a Tech track and field athlete and the third for Hadnot.
Of the 54 All-America honors, 35 (65 percent) have come while Gary Stanley has been head coach.
“That was a huge performance for Trey Hadnot,” said head coach Gary Stanley.
“It was a very composed effort for him, especially it being his first time in the finals at an NCAA Championship event.

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