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Community gathers to build a ‘legacy’

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On Oct. 14, during the “It’s Our Legacy” event at Squire Creek Country Club, $68,888 was raised for the construction of a boundless playground in Ruston. Inspired by the needs of her son Bailey Jack, Jana Beck has put together several fundraisers to have the playground constructed at Lincoln Parish Park.
Special features of the boundless playground that will allow all children to play together are handicap ramps, handicap accessible play areas, supportive high-back swings and sensory stations to help with the development of special-needs children.

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Dog costume contest

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Many children and adults trotted out to Railroad Park in downtown Ruston on Friday afternoon to participate in or watch a dog costume contest. Participants competed in categories ranging from scariest to best person/pet costume.

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Students learn weird science at IDEA Place

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Area children from all across north Louisiana started their Halloween celebrations early Friday as they attended The Louisiana Tech IDEA Place’s Spooktacular.
Pictured are children from Delta Junior High and Middle School in Mer Rouge.
The children learned about wave action with a giant Slinky, made giant-sized bubbles and also learned about the world of science on computer.
“It was a great way to celebrate Halloween,” said Lindsey Keith-Vincent, museum educator for the Idea Place.

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Fire safety hot topic at Halloween Happening

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LPECC students sport spooky hairstyles

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Students and faculty members at Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center celebrated Halloween on Friday by dressing up in orange shirts and sporting crazy hairstyles. Students had extra bows, hairdye and gel in their hair to create the funky styles.
Most of the school and several school board employees were most excited by teacher Kristy Powell’s Pippi-Lockingstocking style hairdo and gave her class a visit during the festivities.
Students also played Halloween-themed games and had special treats.

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‘Elect’ investments to help pursue your goals

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It’s election time again, so you take time to learn about the various candidates and their positions on the issues. But you also need to make informed decisions in other areas of your life — such as when you “elect” the investments to help pursue your goals.
Actually, you can find some similarities in selecting candidates and choosing investments. Here are a few “votes” that can apply to either situation:

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Investing 101 for highest possible returns

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When you invest in a company, you become an owner of the company with a vested interest in the company’s performance. Whether you’re managing money for a household or for a multinational corporation, you want the money you invest to give you the best possible return.
This article discusses basic investing and portfolio-planning concepts that can help you make wiser choices.
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Investments

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Change thinking to create new money habits

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Question:
I promised myself this year that I was going to get my act together in the money department.
Then I had $800 worth of car repairs I was not expecting. I get bummed out when this stuff happens. How does an average person get it together financially when this sort of thing always happens?
Answer: Always?
So you have had a number of $800 car repairs lately? Or is this the first one?
Your question reminds me of a list someone sent me some time ago.

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Hanks celebrate 50 years of marriage

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CVB to hold grant workshop

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The Ruston-Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau will host its annual Tourism Development Grant Workshop beginning at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Ruston Lincoln Visitors Center, located at 2111 North Trenton Street.

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