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January 5th, 2013

Congress and the Tooth Fairy

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The national news media has seen fit to inundate us on a regular basis with sour, dour news by the hour. It won’t let up. For example, the news of the potential disaster about the Congress not reaching an understanding and resolution of the so-called “cliff” crisis has been at the forefront for months. Then there was the attention given to the end-of-the-world scenario calculated in connection with the Mayan calendar. I don’t know why there was so much attention brought to this. After all, the culture of the Mayans ended a long time ago. Yet the media loves to keep a malaise alive.

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Hanson chosen to lead Delta Community College

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BATON ROUGE — Last week, the Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) Board of Supervisors announced the selection of Barbara M. Hanson as Chancellor of Louisiana Delta Community College (LDCC). The announcement was made during a Special Meeting of the board.
“My colleagues and I were very impressed with all of the finalists. However, it was Dr. Hanson’s unique and diverse background combined with her 25 plus years of leadership in higher education that led us to believe she is the right person at the right time for LDCC,” Michael Murphy, LCTCS board chair, said.

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SCHOOL NEWS: HICO ELEMENTARY

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Santa made an unexpected, but exciting, visit to the students at Hico Elementary. He visited classrooms allowing students to ask about the reindeer, North Pole and the elves. Students in kindergarten, first and second grade then had a special photo made with Santa. It was an exciting day for all. In this photo, Santa visits with Martha Hayes’ kindergarten class.

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SCHOOL NEWS: RUSTON HIGH

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Ruston High School’s award-winning Future Business Leader’s of America (FBLA) Chapter 617 is more than just a student organization, more than just an academic competition and more than just a bunch of students getting together to entertain themselves. FBLA’s three main pillars are service, education and progress, and the officers and members of the local chapter take all of these pillars seriously.

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Investment mistakes to watch for

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As an investor, how can you avoid making mistakes? It’s not always easy, because investing can be full of potential pitfalls. But if you know what the most common mistakes are at different stages of an investor’s life, you may have a better chance of avoiding these costly errors.

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Planning how to pay for a wedding

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Question: My daughter came home the other day and announced she is engaged. I have been told that weddings cost an average of $30,000. That is almost as much as I paid for my first home! My wife and I are modest people and I do not see how we can afford this. How do others do it?

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A plan can help one reach financial goals

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Regardless of where you are in life, you probably have a vision of your future. The decisions you’ve made along the way and the priorities you define as a result of those decisions can help you achieve your most important goals, even as they — and your life — change. But with the uncertain economy and market conditions we’ve been experiencing, you may be asking yourself, “How am I doing?” or “Am I going to be okay?”

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Tatoos and all, Kaepernick is real deal

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First of all, I hate needles.
Which is probably the No. 1 reason I would never get a tattoo.
Or a plethora of tattoos.
That, plus the fact I would surely wonder into what other regions of my body that a tattoo (or tattoos) would eventually sag to during later years.

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‘Coaching Carousel’

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Louisiana Tech University’s coaching carousel is still spinning, even if the Bulldogs have hired a head coach.
Case in point: on Friday, official announcements were made by their new employees that longtime Bulldogs’ offensive line coach Petey Perot had been hired for the same position at the University of Southern Mississippi and that Tommy Spangler, the defensive coordinator at Tech for the past six years, was chosen to direct the same area at Presbyterian College.
For weeks, speculation had centered around what the future might hold for Perot and Spangler.

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Tech teams edge out wins

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Louisiana Tech University’s basketball survived sloppy shooting, whether it was in field goals or at the free throw line, but managed to take Western Athletic Conference victories over the University of Texas-Arlington on Saturday night.
The Bulldogs (12-3, 3-0) remained unbeaten in league play with a 55-52 win, while the Lady Techsters (6-7, 2-1) started the first of a long home stand with a 65-58 victory.

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