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August 20th, 2016

How to help flood victims

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We are not unaffected by the tragedies presently being endured by our neighbors, families and friends in South Louisiana. These folks need our help.

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Financial frazzle can be handled

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Question: I am dealing with some financial pressures that I’ve never had before. As a result I am just totally overwhelmed. Some days I can hardly get any sleep. Any advice?
Answer: Some financial stress is fact of life in our modern world. That’s normal.
But sometimes it all seems to come down around you — suddenly: a job loss, an illness, an unexpected emergency, a foolish purchase you wish you’d not made. However you got here, you now have more demands financially than dollars you can find.

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Consider all aspects of college savings options

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School here in Lincoln Parish is in full swing. If you have young children going to public schools, your biggest expenditures may be on pens, pencils and notebooks. But if you want those same kids to go to college someday, you’ll eventually face considerably larger costs — so you may want to start preparing soon.

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Many theories for investing vs. paying off debt

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The process for eliminating debt is anything but an easy-to-solve financial equation.
Many people wonder if they should pay off their debt as quickly as possible or invest their money, letting debt payments run their course.
The answer depends on whom you ask. Theories about balancing investing with debt vary widely.

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Pet of the Week

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Meet Fabio. He is an intact male, approximately 1-2 years old, who was found wandering the streets of Ruston. He is one of the sweetest, gentlest dogs we’ve ever had at 4 Paws Rescue. He loves all the rescue dogs and is so eager to please. Come see him at 4 Paws Rescue, located at 290 Rodeo Road. Their hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. They are closed Sunday and open by appointment only on Monday. Call 251-3647 for more information. Adoption fee is $85 and he comes with a neuter certificate.

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Cheers: Lantz

The University at Albany congratulates the more than 2,800 students who graduated recently. One of these students is a native of Lincoln Parish.
Erik Lantz, of Ruston, graduated with a degree in Chemistry.

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Cheers: Meeds and Deese

The LSU Health Sciences Center Shreveport School of Allied Health recently graduated 72 students.
As evident through past years,100 percent of these students will have jobs upon graduation or within six months of graduation.
Two of these students were of Ruston:
Anna Claire Meeds, of Ruston, graduated with a Master of Occupational Therapy degree.
Marilyn Nicole Deese, of Ruston, graduate dwith a Masters of Occupational Therapy degree.

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Finch speaks to Lions Club

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Roy Finch, with the Northern Louisiana Medical Center, addressed the Ruston Lions Club’s Tuesday noon meeting. Finch presented information regarding the current as well as future improvements to be made to the hospital.

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Church News 8.21.16

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 CHURCH
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. Men’s prayer breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday prayer services are at 6:30 p.m.
China Grove Missionary

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August 19th

Charter school completes first week

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After a journey that began back in 2012, Lincoln Preparatory School will complete its first week of class today.
Gordan Ford, Lincoln Preparatory School executive director, said the process to open up the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education approved, kindergarten through 12th grade Type 2 charter school was long and winding, but the school is finally open.
“It’s exciting,” he said. “Everyone in the school is excited — from the students on up.”

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