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September 17th, 2016

Photo finish decides Outhouse race

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The race was a photo finish.
Dylan Bowers, representing the Choudrant firefighters, narrowly defeated Anji Bryan, driving Super Doodie, to win the 2016 Outhouse Race Nationals Saturday in Choudrant.
Bowers said the race was a tight one but that victory felt good.
“It felt great winning for the Choudrant Fire Department,” he said. “We put out fires and we win races.”
Bowers said the firefighters decided to enter after wanting to resurrect their previous Outhouse, which was thrown into the woods after losing during a previous year’s race.

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Faces in the Community: Resident celebrates 104th birthday

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Lincoln Parish has fewer and fewer residents that have memories of World War II as the years go by.
But Russ Place resident Agnes “Chi Chi” Grafton, who is celebrating her 104th birthday today, is an exception — she’s one of the few people still living in Lincoln Parish who experienced World War I.
“I was born Sept. 18, 1912,” Grafton said. “I was just a child when World War I was going on, so I don’t have too many memories of it. But I remember that I knew it was going on.”

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Film discusses race relations on campus

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Race on college campuses was the topic of conversation among a panel of Grambling State, Louisiana Tech and University of Louisiana at Monroe students at the Dixie Center for the Arts Thursday.
The panel discussed race relations after a showing of the “Agents of Change” documentary, which explores racial conditions on college campuses in the United States — specifically covering protests on the campuses of San Francisco State and Cornell Universities in the late 1960s.

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Rollbacks are right choice

Property taxes are rolling back in Lincoln Parish and that’s good.
So far, all of the entities that levy property taxes — the cities of Ruston and Grambling, the Lincoln Parish School Board, the Lincoln Parish Police Jury, the assessor’s office and the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department — have opted to roll back their millage rates for 2016.
That means each of those governmental bodies will receive the same amount of property tax revenue as it did in 2015. In short, government won’t be making a profit off of taxpaying property owners’ backs.

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Magical writer helped fuel dreams

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“Hey Dad, want to have a catch?”
I’ve seen the movie “Field of Dreams” countless times and read W.P. Kinsella’s book “Shoeless Joe,” which the movie is based on, a few times, too, and that line still gets me every time. My breath catches deep in my abdomen and my eyes turn misty every time.
So it should come as no surprise as the movie and book both are on my all-time favorite lists.

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Conundrum of Louisiana politics

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Sometimes working our way through the election process seems like trudging through a “jungle.” Thinking of the upcoming elections, events can cause one to be disappointed or disenchanted with our election process. Yet, we can still be thankful that we have the treasured “right to think.”
The “right to think” isn’t recognized by the courts as a labeled “constitutional right,” but it is the lynchpin of our rights of free expression, assembly, voting, organization and religion.

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Our goal is to prepare our students in life

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Do you ever reflect from time to time about some of the most significant people in your life?
I think most of us probably do.
When these thoughts come to me, I am always struck by the concept that each one of these individuals possessed characteristics that influenced me positively and, even occasionally, negatively.
However, even people whom I may not have considered as necessarily a model for emulation ended up being a valuable benefit for me.
Such a notion reminds us that we are capable of learning from every type of life experience.

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Fixed-income investing can be a challenge

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Your parents and grandparents may have known better about lots of things when you were younger. But you probably shouldn’t be following their example when it comes to managing your money in retirement.
“Most retirement income for (our) parents’ and grandparents’ generation came from Social Security and a defined-benefit pension plan,” says Drew Denning, senior vice president and retirement strategist at Wells Fargo Advisors.

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Remember wealth should be balanced with benefits

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Question: I always thought that if I could retire with $1 million I would be set. Now that I’m almost there, I can tell I’m not as secure as I thought I would be. In fact, I don’t know if I would feel much different if I had twice as much money. Could I have done something different?
Answer: Let me tell you the story of the Pyle brothers.
They did nearly everything alike. They married sisters, lived next door to one another and invested in exactly the same things. As a result, they each reached retirement age with a…pile of money.

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Start planning now in order to retire early

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The average American retires at about age 63, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. If you enjoy your work, of course, you may want to go well beyond that age. But what if you don’t want to wait until 63 or so? Can you afford to retire early?
Possibly — if you follow these suggestions:

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