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August 25th

Keep income producers working hard, even with low rates

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Next week, we observe Labor Day, which honors all the hard-working men and women in the United States. As an investor, you’d like to think that all your investments are working hard, too — including the ones that are producing income.
But can your income-oriented investments be productive when short-term interest rates are at historic lows? Or can you find other investment possibilities that could potentially boost your cash flow? 
The answer to both these questions is “yes” — but you may have to take a closer look at where you stand on the risk-reward spectrum.

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Tech professor elected as VP of NSCA Board

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David Szymanski, associate professor of kinesiology and the Eva Cunningham Endowed Professor in Education at Louisiana Tech University, has been elected to serve as vice president for the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) Board of Directors.
Szymanski was nominated by NSCA board president Steve Fleck in July and received full board approval to serve a one-year term as vice president.

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Chamber to offer social media marketing workshop

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How to turn social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter into powerful business tools is the topic of a workshop set for Sept. 12 and sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
The event will be held at the Lincoln Parish Visitor’s Center located at 2111 North Trenton St. Cost is $25 per person for chamber members and $35 per person for non-chamber members. A morning and afternoon session will be offered; the morning session begins at 9 a.m. and the afternoon session at 1:30 p.m.

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Ruston legislator honored at statewide event

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Rep. Rob Shadoin receives award at SWLA Legis-Gator Luncheon
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The 7th Annual Chamber SWLA Legis-Gator Luncheon once again bestowed this year’s Legis-Gator of the Year award to a state legislator who took on a challenge for the benefit of Louisiana — Sen.Elbert Guillory, D-Opelousas.
This year’s keynote address was given by former Gov. Buddy Roemer. Among this year’s Business Champions receiving awards was  Rep. Rob Shadoin, R-Ruston.

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Claiborne Electric wins Statewide Safety Award

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Claiborne Electric management and members of the Co-op’s Board of Directors were presented with the Statewide Safety Award on July 30 during the Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives’ annual meeting in Baton Rouge.
Mark Brown, Claiborne Electric’s general manager and CEO, said the award is one of the most prestigious honors he can imagine, because of what it represents.

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Ruston native promoted at East Cleveland City School District

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Byron M. Lyons was recently promoted to the director of Human Resources for the East Cleveland City School District in East Cleveland, Ohio. Lyons is a Lincoln Parish native, grew up and attended school in Ruston until high school, and graduated from Grambling State University High School as the valedictorian of the Class of 1986.
Lyons achieved numerous academic and athletic awards while in school and upon graduation, he attended Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, on a full athletic scholarship to play football.

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A conversation with ‘Hoss’

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Rediscovered notebook reflects on Garrett’s love for RHS
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Every now and then, just to realize how much “water” has flowed under our proverbial journalistic bridge, I’ll go through some filing cabinets containing old notepads.
They range in size anywhere from legal size to the oft-used “Reporter’s Notebook” that is a staple of so many writers in our profession.
And oftentimes, until I do such digging, I don’t realize the wide range of subject matter I’ve been fortunate to experience through the years.

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McLeroy: Tech XX was like ‘family’

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Ruston artist fondly remembers visits with bulldog mascot
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Reggie McLeroy couldn’t have been blamed had he wanted to file for adoption papers with Tech XX, the beloved mascot for Louisiana Tech University who passed away recently.
The bulldog simply stole the heart of the Ruston artist, just as he had done with so many others who had come to know and befriend him.
“I felt like the passing of Tech XX was just like losing my own family,” said McLeroy.
Probably more than anyone else outside of caretakers, the former Ruston High School basketball player had seen the bulldog during the final eight months of his life.

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Exciting outdoor program for women

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Wendy Wilson grew up in Bossier City, graduated from Louisiana Tech and more than three decades ago, pointed her compass south, married and became Wendy Billiot, settled down and rearing five children in Cajun country. Making her home in lower Terrebonne Parish in the village of Theriot, she set up camp on the banks of Bayou DuLarge where she spawned a project that involves offering women the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with the coastal outdoors.
Hers is not the first to offer outdoors projects geared for women – the Women in the Outdoors and Becoming an Outdoors Woman programs have been in existence for years. Billiot’s program, however, takes a different slant.

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RPAR readies for ‘Punt, Pass and Kick’

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Young football fans will have the opportunity to show their skills in the sport Sept. 8 when the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department hosts the annual “Punt, Pass and Kick” competition starting at 9:30 a.m. Boys and girls between the ages of six-to-15 are eligible for the free competition that will include five divisions (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13, 14-15). Members of the Louisiana Tech University and Ruston High School teams will help serve as volunteers, sign autographs and pose for photographs. Individuals wanting to register can do so by contacting RPAR at 255-5800 or via emaili at RPAR@ruston.org.

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