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February 15th, 2014

Show her the love with life insurance

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Question: I’ve started a new job, and we’re cutting back on everything at my house. My wife and I are having a disagreement about life insurance and our retirement plan. I say we need to keep putting as much money as possible in our retirement plan. But to keep doing that, we’ll have to cut back on the life insurance we have on me. She’s worried about something happening to me, but I’m thinking about our future. What do you think?
Answer: Friday was Valentine’s Day. Show me the love, dude.

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Managing too much of a good thing

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Often investors find that a significant portion of their assets may have accumulated in one particular stock. Perhaps you have a long career working for the same company, or you may have acquired stock through inheritance. If this is the case, it is easy to reach the point where this single holding is sizable enough that you may want to evaluate your situation and consider a range of strategies around the stock.

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On Valentine’s Day, financial gifts can be sweet

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Valentine’s Day is almost here. This year, instead of sticking with flowers or chocolates for your valentine, why not give a gift with a future? Specifically, consider making a meaningful financial gift.
However, a “meaningful” gift doesn’t gain its meaning from its size, but rather its impact. What types of financial gifts can have the greatest effect on the life of your loved one? Here are a few possibilities:

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Burt joins Bank of Ruston

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Sheri Burt has joined the Bank of Ruston team as Vice President of Lending. Sheri brings 38 years of experience to Bank of Ruston.
Burt’s office will be located at 505 North Vienna Street.
She can be reached at 255-3733 or by email at sburt@bankruston.com.

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Tech biomedical professor receives prestigious honor

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Leon Iasemidis, the H.A. ‘Dusty’ Rhodes Eminent Scholar Chair in Biomedical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University, has been named a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) for “outstanding contributions to understanding the origin of and to developing methods for diagnosing, predicting and treating epileptic seizures.”

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Church News

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Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
“Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Baptist
Calvary
Bible study classes begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship is also held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. today.
Men’s prayer breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday evening’s prayer services at 6:30 p.m.
Cook
Cook currently offers a Sunday morning pick-up. Call the church office at 255-1318.

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February 14th

Driver cited with two traffic violations

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At approximately 10:54 a.m. Thursday Ruston Police Department officers responded to U.S. Highway 167 South around Ace Automotive regarding a multi-vehicle traffic crash.  
Upon their arrival, the officers discovered that five vehicles had been involved in the crash.  
Sgt. Clint Williams, RPD public information officer, said officers were able to determine that a 1996 Buick Century driven by R.L. Axton, of Ruston, was travelling southbound on U.S. Highway 167 when it struck a 2004 Dodge Ram driven by Jesse Hill, of Ruston.  

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Grambling sets public hearing

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The city of Grambling Board of Aldermen met in regular session Thursday night to discuss new business, which included setting a date for an upcoming public hearing.
The board approved the adoption of the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act, the hiring of the Malone Law Firm and special counsel for the city’s economic development projects, the hiring of Billes Partners, LLC as the architectural firm for the city’s economic development projects and the selection of Jonathan Calton as the commissioner for the Grambling Housing Authority.

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GSU student newspaper named best HBCU newspaper

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GRAMBLING — The Grambling State University student newspaper is the best among historically black college and university campus newspapers, according to the Black College Communication Association.
In a national competition in which all HBCU college newspapers were eligible to participate, The Gramblinite came out on top as the best student newspaper with nonregular production. The newspaper is published weekly during the academic year and twice during the summer. Twelve newspapers competed.

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Moving past Winter Storm Pax

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Ruston and Lincoln Parish are getting back to normal today as the ice coat from Winter Storm Pax continues to melt. All public and private schools were back in session; government offices, operational and roadways reopened.
Public safety officials said despite the inconvenience, the storm caused no major incidents or damage.
“I think we did really well,” said Kip Franklin, Lincoln Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness director.
“The only major issues we had were traffic snarls.”

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