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October 27th

Elli’s Pumpkin Patch proceeds to benefit Kingdom Kid’s ministries

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Elli’s Pumpkin Patch is open daily at 3980 Highway 822, Dubach, in the Mineral Springs community. Guests are also welcome to use the various props set up in the throughout the pumpkin patch for pictures.
Pictured above is Elli Dickerson reading the Ruston Daily Leader. For more information contact Renae Dickerson at 548-0383. All proceeds are going toward the Cook Baptist Church Kingdom Kid’s Ministries.

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Steps to protect seniors’ finances

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Protecting your retirement nest egg and sustaining your retirement income are challenging enough. When you add in the fears and concerns unique to older persons, it’s clear that seniors should consider taking extra precautions to guard their investments.

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‘Scary’ investment moves to avoid

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A presidential election is almost upon us. But if you have young children or grandchildren, you know what’s really important this week is Butterfingers, not ballots, and Pop Rocks, not the popular vote.
Yes, it’s Halloween time again, which means you’ll see plenty of witches and vampires scurrying around. You’ll no doubt find these characters more amusing than frightening, but you don’t have to look far to find things that are a bit more alarming — such as these scary investment moves:

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Mills named VP of CDIAC

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Community Trust Bank’s president and Chief Executive Officer Drake Mills has been named vice president of the Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC) for 2013 by the Federal Reserve Board.
The board announced the president, vice president and members of the CDIAC council for 2013 on Oct. 18.

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Professors present at conference

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The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture held a conference this fall and three of Louisiana Tech’s professors of architecture were invited to present.
The conference, OFFSITE: Theory and Practice of Architectural Production, took place in Philadelphia, Pa., alongside the Modular Building Institute’s Industry meeting, thus creating an atmosphere to examine various research from 45 universities.

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Ribbon cutting held for Rosemary’s Kitchen

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Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held Oct. 19 for Rosemary’s Kitchen, located at 400 N. Bonner St. The ribbon cutting was sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

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Tech to host ‘Nanotechnology for Louisiana’

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Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science will host industry leaders from throughout the region as well as faculty experts from Tech at the “Nanotechnology for Louisiana” conference, Nov. 9 at the Louisiana Tech Shreveport Center in Shreveport.
The one-day conference will include discussions and presentations on topics such the most recent developments in the field of nanotechnology, how Louisiana is leveraging the nanotechnology expertise and innovations of its citizens, how small and large companies are making use of nanotechnology to improve current and future products and how nanotechnology is impacting the fields of healthcare, construction, defense and energy.

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Cash flow financial priority No. 2

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Question: I am trying to put together a financial plan, and I am realizing how much there is to think about! Is one thing more important than another? Where should I start?
 
Answer: Last week we established that there is a definite hierarchy involved in building an effective financial plan.
Step one must always be protection … because life happens.

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SCHOOL NEWS: CHOUDRANT HIGH

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Student Council
Choudrant High School has elected its Student Council Officers for the 2012-13 school year: President Hunter Antley, Vice President Brandon Bryant, Secretary Paisley Futch, Reporter Allie Brown, Treasurer Tessa Whitten and Parliamentarian Aaron Taylor.

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SCHOOL NEWS: CHOUDRANT ELEMENTARY

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Kindergartners learn ‘popcorn’ words, third grade grows cabbage plants, fifth graders meet Miss Tech

Kindergarten news
The Kindergarten students at Choudrant Elementary School are busy learning the letters of the alphabet, and blending them into words to read. We are also learning our popcorn words, they pop up in so many places and we can read them.
We are learning how to count, separate objects into groups and write our numbers. Our Apple Day was a great success. The homemade caramel apple slices were a hit with
everyone. Thanks again to all the parents who helped us prepare and make this a fun learning experience for the students.

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