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October 19th, 2013

‘Old Codgers’ still winning bass tournaments

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Do you consider guys in their mid-50s and mid-60s “old codgers”? I don’t since I’ve reached that plateau, and then some.
However, Ruston team bass anglers, Martin Elshout (he’s 63) and Mark Price (a spry 54) are now considered to have attained that status by younger competitors on the team fishing circuit.
Elshout recalled an incident that pegged them in the senior citizen category.

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Hotard bags button buck, doe

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Lacey Hotard, 14, from Choudrant, was hunting with her mom, Marian Hotard, when she bagged a button buck on her very first hunt. The following day while hunting with her dad, A.J. Hotard, she downed a big doe.

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Taylor takes down eight-pointer

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Six-year-old Garrett Taylor was hunting with his dad, Dustin Taylor, when he downed a eight-point buck that weighed 186 pounds.

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Wells shoots seven-pointer

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Nine-year-old Declan Wells, Choudrant Elementary third grader, was sitting in a deer stand with his dad, Billy Wells on October 13 when he downed this 192 pound, seven-point buck with his .410. The day before, Declan shot a big doe.

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Fifth graders attend WaterFest

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Earlier this month fifth grade students from Lincoln, Union and Bienville Parish schools spent the day at Lincoln Parish Park learning about water conservation, where water comes from and the importance of the Sparta Aquifer.
Lindsay Gouedy, education coordinator for the Louisiana Sparta Groundwater Commission, said the fifth graders learned about quantifying water, water pollution, water conservation and much more.

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Debt ceiling raised, continue your strategy

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As many had expected, Congress reached a last-minute agreement to raise the debt ceiling and end the partial government shutdown. We think that’s good news for investors, and stocks rose repeatedly in response to signs of progress toward an agreement.
Remember, however, the debates over federal government spending aren’t resolved. Congress will have to raise the debt ceiling again by Feb. 7, 2014, and agree on a 2014 budget. This wasn’t the first time politics has contributed to market uncertainty, and it probably won’t be the last. To prepare, here are some recommendations:

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Our country of debt – our problem and our opportunity

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Question: Debt is such a big problem in this country. The government keeps borrowing more money. It seems like people are losing their houses and going bankrupt more than ever before. Has anyone ever thought about making debt illegal, or at least cutting back on how much someone can get?
Answer: Be careful what you wish for.
There is already a mechanism in place to control the amount of debt any one person has. I’ll explain that later.

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Don’t follow the herd

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There’s a theory on Wall Street that goes something like this: If you follow the crowd and buy the hot investment of the day, chances are you’ll be scooping up shares when most others are about to sell. This natural “herd instinct” of buying when everyone is euphoric may mean you’ve entered the game too late and are buying at the wrong time.
Investors often jump in at the wrong time because they’re worried about what others are doing instead of focusing on good old-fashioned fundamentals such as a company’s earning potential and its management.

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Suddenlink offers 107MB Internet service in Lincoln

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Suddenlink has announced that it has started offering residential customers in Ruston and Grambling its High-Speed Internet MAX 107.0 service, featuring a download speed up to 107 Megabits per second (Mbps) and an upload speed up to 5 Mbps.
Suddenlink’s MAX 107.0 is the fastest residential Internet service in the communities.
High-Speed Internet MAX 107.0 is enabled by Suddenlink’s deployment of industry-leading technology called DOCSIS 3.0.
Suddenlink believes it is the only Internet service provider using this technology in its local service area.

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Business Briefcase

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MCDONALD HONORED BY ATO
Kyle McDonald, CEO of Argent Financial Group, was recently honored at The Association of Trust Organizations (ATO) annual conference as the 2013 Member of the Year.
This award is chosen by the members of the association to recognize not only the honoree’s contribution to the association, but also their influence and impact on the trust industry. McDonald has served on the board of ATO for several years and through his efforts has garnered respect and appreciation both personally and professionally.

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