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Ruston High sailor dead

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The Department of Defense announced that Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) Second Class Joseph P. Fitzmorris, 31, of West Monroe, who attended Ruston High School, and Senior Chief Aviation Warfare Systems Operator Sean P. Sullivan, 40, of St. Louis, Mo., were declared deceased following a search of the wreckage surrounding a helicopter crash July 19 in Oman.
An outpouring of love and support from many Ruston and Lincoln Parish residents flooded social networking site Facebook

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Fire office building open

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Construction is complete on the latest project for the Lincoln Parish Fire District, and plans to build another fire station are in the works.
Since May, Lincoln Parish firefighters have had a little extra elbowroom thanks to a new administrative office next to the main fire station in Vienna.
A ribbon cutting for the new 2,880 square –foot administration building was held on Friday, and Fire Chief Dennis Ford said the building is an effort to continue improving fire protection in Ruston.

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Room to grow

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The campus of Grambling State University will soon get approximately 157 acres bigger as the school will open an additional campus aimed at improving academics and expanding educational opportunities just in time for the 2012 Fall Semester.
The property GSU will use for its new West Campus is located approximately 2.3 miles west of the university’s main campus on Louisiana Highway 150. It was acquired by GSU in Senate Bill 583, authored by District 29 Sen. Rick Gallot and will officially be in Grambling’s possession starting Aug. 1 at no cost to the university.

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Local schools work on EOC math scores

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Despite the pat on the back the local high schools’ End of Course test results inspire, there is always room for improvement. And, this year’s scores indicate that mathematics is where Lincoln Parish students’ room lies.
So, local administrators and teachers are at work this summer preparing to help students achieve higher math scores in the coming school year.

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Special softball team to benefit area youth

Far too often, special needs children are left on the sidelines while their peers enjoy childhood activities such as football, baseball, swimming, soccer, etc. However, children with special needs can also benefit greatly from physical activity.
According to USA Gymnastics, the national governing body for the sport of gymnastics in the United States, physical activity of all kinds helps children with special needs build their self-esteem, improve cognitive skills and increase motor and physical fitness skills.

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Police juror asks for shelter support

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On July 12, local citizens as well as members of the Red Cross met in the Lincoln Parish Police Jury room to plan and discuss hurricane-sheltering operations. Lincoln Parish Homeland Security Director Kip Franklin did an excellent job of briefing and educating representatives from Ruston Police and Fire Department, Ruston Animal Control, Lincoln Parish Police Jury, Northern Louisiana Medical Center and area churches and schools on hurricane-level evacuation.

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Man questions Congress’ effectiveness

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Can the summer heat wave in Washington be attributed to the immense “hot air” from Congress? 
Congress’ approval rate is 17 percent, as reported from all news sources. I have some ideas why:
• The U.S. Postal Service, established in 1775, is broke. 
• Social Security, established in 1935, is broke. 
• Fannie Mae, established in 1938, is broke.
• Medicare and Medicaid, established in 1965, are broke.
• Freddie Mac, established in 1970, is broke.
• The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependency on foreign oil. It has failed.  

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Road rage encountered

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It might be that these unusual stories occurred just as fate or the normal course of events would have it. Maybe these stories stemmed from this being the hot summer. So keeping in mind that unusual events can occur in part due to the weather, cool down and enjoy the balance of your summer.
Truth is stranger than fiction.  This is quite often true when stories come from the court system. I have experienced a good number of quaint stories, but reading of a couple of strange summer events this past week told me that the heat can bring about some weird stories.  Sometimes, including these two stories, I leave with the phrase buzzing in my head:  “You’ve got to be kidding me.”

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‘Millennials’ in good position to invest for future

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If you were born anywhere from 1982 to 2001, or within a few years of this range, you are considered a “Millennial.”
As a member of this group, you share many things — cultural references, familiarity with technology, attitudes toward work and family — with others your age. And if you’re one of the “older” Millennials, you and your peers have something else in common — specifically, you have a good opportunity to launch investment strategies to help you save for the future.
Why are you so well positioned to invest for the future?

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Great goals of life — simplicity and complexity

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Question:  One reason I don’t have a financial plan is that I don’t know where to start.  How much money do I need? What factors do I need to consider?
 
Answer:  Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes who said, “I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity.”
 Most of us know that stuffing a few bucks in the cookie jar just won’t cut it when it comes to long range financial planning.

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