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November 24th, 2012

Toys for Tots Drive has begun

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The Ruston Jaycees Annual Toys for Tots drive has begun. Boxes have been placed at various places around the city, including several Community Trust Bank locations, both Walgreens stores, all three Dollar General locations, Super 1 Foods and many other places. Pictured, from left to right, are Laura Jones, Shane Grubb, Timothy Bush, Brandon Sutherland, Callie Grubb, Billy Lowe and Elizabeth DeGrie Killeen, Jaycees members who were on hand to help wrap boxes for the drive.

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Help from the Weyerhaeuser Foundation

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Contribution to LifeShare aids in protecting rare blood cell collection
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Weyerhaeuser Foundation was recognized by LifeShare Blood Centers for their $20,000 contribution to protect and preserve one of the world’s largest collections of rare red blood cell samples. LifeShare Blood Centers is the steward of the rare collection that it uses in blood compatibility testing for hospitals and blood centers worldwide.

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Past events make for optimistic future

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Question: Our country’s federal deficit is larger than ever. Social Security and Medicare are broke. Our politicians are too busy fighting each other to fix anything. Does it seem like our economic problems are just getting worse and worse?
 
Answer: Let me make an unsolicited plug for the school teachers in our communities. Go hug a history teacher!
A working knowledge of history will help you get over your fears. It isn’t that the problems you’ve outlined aren’t real. Of course they are real.
But let’s back up a moment and look at the big picture.

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Learn about advantages of mutual fund investing

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In basic terms, a mutual fund is a company whose main objective is to professionally invest a pool of money in securities and earn a positive return for shareholders. In this way, these companies allow you to “mutually” share the rewards and risks of investing, hence their name.

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Don’t take a ‘holiday’ from financial goals

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We’re well into the holiday season now. And while the holidays are joyous, they can also be expensive. In fact, at this time of year, many people make spending decisions they end up regretting. But you can enjoy the holidays and still stay on track toward your financial goals by following a few simple guidelines, including the following:

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La. Tech journalism students gain mentoring experience through project

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Louisiana Tech students in a sophomore-level journalism class this fall got the opportunity not only to learn how to be better editors, but to also put those skills into practice by mentoring high school students.
In Journalism 220: Copy Editing, students are taught to be effective editors in the workplace, and they created short how-to videos explaining journalistic writing and editing for students at Farmerville High School.

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Celebrating Top Gains

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RJHS Principal Tim Nutt is seen visiting with Secondary Supervisor Ricky Edmiston and Accountability and Testing Coordinator Donna Doss.

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Celebrating Top Gains

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Ruston Junior High School was recently feted with a celebration honoring the faculty and staff for its role in the school achieving recognition as a Louisiana Top Gains school. Hosted by Lincoln ACHIEVE, the event featured a special reception by Aramark along with congratulatory comments from Superintendent Danny Bell, Director of Personnel Mary Null and ACHIEVE Coordinator Cathi Cox-Boniol.
Teachers Dwana Schmidt-Ward and Jan Norwood enjoyed the buffet.

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Ruston Elementary School Honor Roll

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Ruston Elementary School has announced the names of those students who have earned the honor roll for the second six-weeks grading period.
Third grade
Principal’s List: Lillian Avery, Cohen Ballew, Hasson Brown, Kelly Caston, Francenia Crook, Emma Fernandes, Benjamin Guerin, Sanaa Jackson, Kiona McCallister, Kitwana McTyer, Philip Nestrud, Riley Oakley, Dawson Szymanski and Landry Tucker

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Hillcrest Honor Roll

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Hillcrest Elementary School has announced the names of those students who have earned the honor roll for the second six-weeks grading period.
Principal’s List

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