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January 26th, 2013

Young Willis catches big bass

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Six-year-old Miles Willis is proud of the big bass he caught on Toledo Bend recently. He was fishing off of a pier during a family reunion when the big bass bit. Miles is the son of Matt (shown with Miles) and Jennifer Willis of Dubach.

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Bunn joins RE/MAX Realty

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Pamela Bunn is one of the newest members of RE/MAX Results Realty real estate firm in Ruston. She has been in the real estate business since 1997 and in 1998, she was “Rookie of the Year” in East Metro in Rockdale County.
Bunn has been a part of the RE/MAX team since 1999. While working for RE/MAX she received the Executive Award, President’s Award, 100% Club Award and Hall of Fame Award. She has also served as an officer on the East Metro Board of Realtors.

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Green wins agricultural award

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Three awards for outstanding achievement in agriculture were presented this month at the North Louisiana Agri-Business Council annual Awards and Legislative Appreciation Luncheon. The event was held at the West Monroe Convention Center.
Those honored were Adam Faulk from Franklin Parish, recipient of the 2012 Young Producer Award; Harper Armstrong from Morehouse Parish, recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Agricultural Producer award; and William H. Green, D.V.M. of Lincoln Parish, winner of the 2012 Distinguished Service to North Louisiana Agriculture Award.

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Don’t be afraid to change asset allocation

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Asset allocation is a time-tested strategy that can help take the guesswork out of choosing investments for your portfolio. Instead of putting all your eggs in one basket, you spread your eggs (dollars) among a variety of baskets (stocks, bonds and cash). The baskets can be further divided within each type of investment.

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Avoid becoming ‘Groundhog Day’ investor

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Groundhog Day is almost here. For most of its history — which, according to some reports, dates back to the first celebration in 1886 or 1887 in Punxsutawney, Pa. — Groundhog Day held little significance for most Americans.

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Choices and consequences — teach children the link

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Question: My wife thinks we need to give our high school son a larger allowance. He is always coming to us for money for this and that, but I am pretty sure if we give him a bigger allowance, he will just spend it and keep coming to us for money. Do you have a suggestion?
Answer: Yes. Introduce your son to the twin concepts of freedom of choice and freedom from consequences.

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January 25th

Church News

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Assembly of God
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“Living in the Spirit” class at 9:45 a.m. Sundays will help you understand the Holy Spirit’s role in your life. Children’s church at 10:45 a.m. will teach your children to know God and the Bible.
Nursery up through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays and by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
For more information, call 255-8932 or email fishin4men@bellsouth.net.
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Baptist
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Calvary

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Quota gives to speech department

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Pictured above are two Quota International of Ruston members delivering a check for $1,173 to Melinda Bryan, assistant professor in the Louisiana Tech University Department of Speech. The check is for the purchase of an FM system for an elementary school student with hearing problems. This system will enable the student and the teacher to communicate easily with each other in the standard classroom setting. Quota members are left, Mary Kilpatrick and right, Claire Givens.

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Library to host ‘Tied Up In Knotts’

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Karen Knotts will be appearing in “Tied Up In Knotts!,” a fun-filled evening dedicated to the memory of her father, Don Knotts, at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center. Tickets are free and may be picked up at the library. A ticket is required for attendance.

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Hooshang's landscapes now glow

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A Colorado publishing company with distinctive new pieces of art that double as lights has selected local artist Hooshang Khorasani's landscapes for inclusion in its initial offerings.
DiaNoche Designs, meaning Day and Night Designs, describes its creations as a unique concept that brings to life the idea of "Art Today — Light Tonight." All its lights are gallery-wrapped with artisanal fabric and come equipped to be illuminated from behind, when desired. The company is based in Wheat Ridge, Colo.

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