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April 26th, 2014

Turning a retirement ‘vision’ into a reality

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Retirement can be an exciting, active time of your life. But if you’re going to get the full benefits from your retirement years — which could last two, or even three, decades — you’ll need to have a vision for what you want to do. And to transform this vision into reality, you’ll need to take a “holistic” approach — one that involves a financial strategy, clear communications with family members and an awareness of the challenges that may stand in your way.
To articulate and achieve your vision, ask yourself a series of questions, such as the following:

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April 25th

Pogue: Challenges to opportunities

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Outgoing GSU president reflects on ‘dream job’ at HBCU
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Frank G. Pogue delivered his last spring convocation address in T.H. Harris Auditorium this week, reminding an audience about the many accomplishments achieved during his tenure as Grambling State University’s president.
For about an hour, Pogue highlighted some of the institution’s more notable challenges as well as some lesser known issues, saying that those challenges were made opportunities for success.
“Grambling has always had challenges, but even with those challenges GSU is doing fine,” said Pogue.

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Activities planned for all ages

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The Ruston Farmers Market will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, in the public parking lot on the corner of Louisiana Avenue and South Monroe Street in downtown Ruston, provided courtesy of the city of Ruston.

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LaTech to hold ‘Top 20’

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Business and community leaders, technology entrepreneurs and leaders in innovation throughout north Louisiana will gather at Louisiana Tech University, Tuesday for the second annual I-20 Top 20 Regional Showcase.
On display at the event will be innovative entrepreneurs, products and services developed through the I-20 Corridor Regional Accelerator as well as a variety of new start-up companies and cutting edge technology development projects emerging from Louisiana Tech and their private partners.

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Running for hope set for Saturday

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Second annual 5k to benefit autism research at parish park

On Saturday area residents will have a chance to show their support for others during the Hope for Autism 5k, set to be held at Lincoln Parish Park.
Registration for the second annual run has been ongoing, but those interested can still register the day of the race.
Tiffany White, an event coordinator, said the Centers for Disease Control released a statement that autism has risen 30 percent from 1in 88 to 1 in 68 children diagnosed with autism. 

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Art Crawl set in Downtown Ruston

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Next Friday night there will be several facets of our artistic community on display simultaneously, which will make for a wonderful weekend. We have such a rich artistic environment in our region, with a wealth of professional artists as well as student artists. We are lucky to be a “university town” with such great programs in the arts. Theatre, music, visual arts, architecture, and literature each add considerable depth, beauty and warmth to our cultural landscape.

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CalTech researcher to speak at Tech on Monday

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Luisa Rebull, associate research scientist with the Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), will visit Louisiana Tech University, April 28 to discuss her work in infrared astronomy as part of the Wallace Herbert Memorial Astronomy Lecture Series.
Rebull’s presentation, “From IRAS to Spitzer and Beyond: 30 years of Space-Based Infrared Astronomy” will take place at 6 p.m. in University Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus.  The event is free and open to the public.

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Diamond ’Dogs to host Ala. A&M

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With just about one month left to go in the 2014 season, Louisiana Tech will step out of Conference USA play briefly this weekend as the Bulldogs welcome Alabama A&M to Ruston for a three-game series beginning at 6 p.m. today at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.

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Bearcats top Pineville

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PINEVILLE — Ruston High School pitcher “Doc” Wilkerson hurled a one-hitter Thursday as the Bearcats continued their District 2-5A dominance with a 3-0 win over Pineville.
The teams close out regular season with a 5 p.m. game today at the RHS Baseball Complex.
Wilkerson worked all seven innings, giving up only one walk while striking out fice batters.
The Bearcats offense totaled seven hits, with Wilkerson smashing a two-RBI home run to lead the way.

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Prep softball playoffs hit round two today

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Quarterfinals on line for Cedar Creek, Choudrant and Simsboro
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Cedar Creek moves on to the second round where the Lady Cougars will play at Sacred Heart at 4:30 p.m. today in Ville Platte.
The Lady Cougars are coming off a big 13-0 first-round playoff win over Montgomery and hope to build on that momentum.
“That was a good start but we have to keep things rolling,” Cedar Creek coach Julie Riser said. “It’s never easy on the road, but we want to reach Sulphur, and getting a win over Sacred Heart and moving on to the quarterfinals is the only way to do that.”
LHSAA softball quarterfinal play will begin May 2 in Sulphur.

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