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March 16th, 2013

The origins of St. Patrick’s Day

Today, around the country, and in some parts of the world, those of Irish descent, along with those who are not, are paying tribute to one of the world’s most renowned Saints — St. Patrick.
While there are many legends of St. Patrick, according to cathlolic.org, those of the Catholic faith believe Patrick was born in Scotland around 385 A.D. to roman parents living in Britain overseeing the colonies. Through a series of unfortunate events, St. Patrick, in his youth, was captured by a raiding party and sent to Ireland, a land of Druids and pagans, to work as a slave herding and tending to sheep.

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LHA Chief: Patient safety advancing

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Last week was National Patient Safety Week, and Louisiana had a lot to celebrate.
Louisiana’s community hospitals recognize that providing safe and effective, quality-driven patient care is their greatest priority.
Through initiatives like the Louisiana Hospital Association Research and Education Foundation’s Hospital Engagement Network (HEN), healthcare providers and community hospitals have made tremendous advances in making patient care safer by implementing scientifically-proven, best practices.

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With help, change not so bad

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“Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.”

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History's most significant event

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What was the most important event or era in history?
The other day a friend of mine and I were discussing nostalgic times. We quizzed each other on the “big” events in our lives. This led to a point of curiosity: what were the most significant events in all history?

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Ruth Graham speaks at Life Choices fundraiser

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Ruth Graham, the third child of evangelist Billy Graham, spoke to a capacity crowd of 600 at the Ruston Civic Center Tuesday night.
Graham and her daughter, Windsor Dienert-Bauders, were the keynote speakers at the annual fundraising banquet for Life Choices of North Central Louisiana.

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SCHOOL NEWS: RUSTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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Students succeed at social studies fair

2013 Social
Studies Winners
Anthropology — First place — Lindsay Adair, Second place — Frederick White
Sociology — First place — Amanda Crook, second place ­— ­Baylee Brown/Madison Soto and third place — Kristen Crump
Political science — First place ­ Alex Nam, second place — Brandon Ball
History — First place ­ Shae Boone, second place — Grace Brennan and third place — Ashton Barber

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SCHOOL NEWS: RUSTON ELEMENTARY HONOR ROLL

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Ruston Elementary School has released the names of those students achieving the fourth six week grading period.
Third grade
Principal’s List: Kelly Caston, Emma Fernandes, Benjamin Guerin, Kiona McCallister, Kitwana McTyer, Nicklaus Mercer, Riley Oakley, Caty Scheuermann and Dawson Szymanski
A-B Honor Roll: Emma Allen, Melody Arreola, Lillian Avery, Caleb Babineaux, Cohen Ballew, Avery Barrett, Hasson Brown, Francenia Crook, Carter Decuir, Savannah Garrett, Jade Gilmore, Teron Griffin, Katelyn Harvey, Sanaa Jackson, Ja’Maiya Johnson, Phillip Nestrud, Regina Prewitt, Messiah Spann, Kemiah Spencer, Jatavian Thomas, Landry Tucker and Essence Wright

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SCHOOL NEWS : I.A. LEWIS HONOR ROLL

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I.A. Lewis School has announced the honor roll for the fourth six-week grading period.
Principal’s List All A’s: Michael Bishop, Victoria Breeding, Kaylee Broom, Raven Collins, Emma Colvin, Malcolm Davis, Joanna Ham, Makayla Lewis, Kyler Pesnell, Anna Pody, Olivia Roger and Ryan Williams

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Should you be a do-it-yourself financial planner?

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Question: Can you convince me why I should pay some advisor to manage money for me when I can do it myself online?
Answer: There are two very different groups of people who attempt to go it alone financially. They are often assumed to be one in the same. They are not.

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Investment strategies for those with money to invest

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While there are many individuals who have plenty of money to invest, more than a few hesitate to do so because they are unsure of exactly how or where to invest their money. And while it may seem a logical conclusion that the more money you have the more complicated your investment picture becomes, that is not necessarily the case. Financial investment strategies can still be broken down into simple, easy-to-understand terms.

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