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January 25th, 2014

GSU faculty artwork displayed

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Until Thursday, residents will have the opportunity to see the artistic stylings of Grambling State University faculty and staff members in a special show.
The exhibit features paintings, digital photography, mixed media works, ceramics and drawings completed by faculty and staff members Drek Davis, Larry Holston, Donna McGee, Tommie Sue Slaughter and Terence C. Williams III.
A closing reception with all artists present will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday in the Dunbar Gallery, located on Hutchinson Street on GSU’s campus.

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Mayor honored by Russ Award

Dan Hollingsworth didn’t have to run for mayor back in 1998. He already had a lucrative career in the radio business. But he wanted to make Ruston an even better place than he felt it already was.
So he sold his broadcast company and entered city politics.
And now the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce has selected Hollingsworth as the recipient of the 2013 Robert E. Russ Award.

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Letter to the Editor

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On behalf of the International Student Office at Louisiana Tech, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the many people and organizations that stepped forward to help after some of our international students were displaced by a fire in their apartment complex two weeks ago.

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Forever stamps always usable

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As with most people, shortly after my husband and I got married, I moved into a new apartment. We had purchased a ton of really cute stamps with wedding rings on them for both our invitations and our thank you notes.

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Remembering Sheriff 'Snap'

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Recently I lost a friend from Claiborne Parish. This friendship lasted more than 40 years. It is not often that persons from separate generations have true friends, one generation to the other, but this was one of those instances for me. Actually many of us lost this person as a friend, even those who did not know him.

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RES: Students excited to see Aladdin play

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Third grade news
Third graders enjoyed their Christmas break and came back ready for a new year!
We are now in our second semester with so much progress easily recognizable. Mastering multiplication facts, along with division, and their love for reading is visible in the classroom.
Science fair projects are underway and expected to reveal some exciting discoveries. Later this month students will be seeing “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp” at Louisiana Tech University.

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Bethel rebuilds, recognizes various achievements

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TOP: The exterior of our elementary building is complete. Now we can get to work on the inside. Thanks to all who have contributed time, materials and money to clean and repair Bethel’s elementary building. BOTTOM: Dalton Jones, a fifth grader at BCS, won first in his class showing his bull at the Ag Expo in West Monroe on Jan. 18. Congratulations, Dalton!

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Honor roll students listed

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Honor roll
Bethel Christian School has released the names of those students who have achieved the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period.
President’s List
— 4.0 GPA
Kindergarten: Marlee Bedgood, Trisha Pangilinan and Xander Plunkett.
First grade: Nicolas Lee
Second grade: Hoss Allen, Landon Carter and Brianna Wyatt.
Third grade: Mason Bosch.
Fourth grade: Jed Allen, Lorraine Freeman and James Scharr.
Fifth grade: Jolee Roberson and John Scharr.
Eighth grade: Ethan Brantly, Kerra Bush and Emily Moore.

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Create your own personal economy

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Question: I’m not sure our economy can sustain the kind of growth we’ve been seeing. Is there anything I can do now to get ready for hard times ahead?
Answer: You can’t change the national economy around you. But you can improve your own personal economy.
Just because you fear the economy may slump is no reason for you to slouch. There are some proactive steps you can take as you seek to improve your own personal economy during any kind of economic times. Here are a few:

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Changing interest rates may affect your investments

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Even if you didn’t take Economics 101 in college, just navigating through the past several years has given you hands-on experience with one of the course’s most valuable lessons: The rise and fall of interest rates is one of the biggest factors influencing global economies, financial markets and our daily lives. That’s why it is important to have a basic understanding of how interest rate changes could affect not only your wallet but also your investment portfolio.

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