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June 21st, 2014

Make festival Peach Perfect

This year’s 2014 Louisiana Peach Festival is only six days away and the Ruston Lincoln Chamber of Commerce still needs volunteers to help in the many activities and events set for the weekend.
One major event added to the festival is the Peach Stop where local residents have been competing for a $1,000 prize package from the game.
The game works kind of like a Bingo game. Individuals who want to play get a peach passport — that’s the playing card —take the passport to as many participating businesses as they can and get the card stamped to verify their visit.

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School: Thanks for great week

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Lincoln Center teachers and staff are thankful to our supporters during Appreciation Week. Those supporters are Dowling’s, Papa Johns, Popeye’s, Raising Cane’s, Subway and Janie Humphries. It was a great week. Thank you!
Tyler Price
Ruston

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Bravo to University Hills area

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Bravo to the people living in the University Hills area who want stricter laws for their neighborhood. What they have done is bring out the “elephant in the room” that nobody in Ruston really wants to talk about — that unfortunately there are some students that just make plain lousy neighbors.
Ruston wants the money the students bring, but nobody really wants them in their neighborhood.
If you are a student reading this letter and are getting all insulted over it, you have identified yourself as just the ones I am talking about.

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What would have happend if?

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“I wonder what would have happened if...?”
In pondering history I often ask this question. Here are short examples.
I wonder what would have happened if  Robert E. Lee had accepted the position as Chief General of the forces of the United States at the beginning of the civil war?  In my opinion, the Civil War would not have lasted over a year; there would have been a cessation of hostilities; slavery would not have been abolished.  That of course is all subject to debate.

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Smelly spray can be lifesaver

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The other night, I was sitting at the dinner table about to get to the task of cleaning up, when all of a sudden I noticed that my foot was fiercely itchy. I looked down and saw a red bump somewhere between the size of a pencil tip and eraser.
My first thought was perhaps a spider or ant had bitten me, but then, my brother-in-law who was visiting suggested it looked like a mosquito bite.

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What can vacations teach you about investing?

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Summer is almost here — which means it’s officially vacation season. You may be looking forward to “getting away from it all,” but, as you know, vacations actually require a fair amount of planning. And it might surprise you to learn that some of the efforts required for successful vacations can impart some valuable lessons in other areas of your life — such as investing.
Here are some vacation-related moves that you may want to transfer to the investment and financial arenas:

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Employ ideals for motivation, but avoid perfectionism

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Question: I have been trying to turn around and start doing things right financially. But sometimes I get pretty discouraged when see how well off some of my peers are. How can I know if I’m doing well enough?
Answer: Author Dan Sullivan points out that the horizon is the place where the land ends and the sky begins.
The horizon is real, but only in the mind. It is only a mental picture that cannot actually be physically reached.
In the same way, each of us creates certain “ideals” that help us focus on the future.

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Understanding the basics of investing

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Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part column about the basics of investment. The next portion will run in the June 29 edition.
When you invest in a company, you become an owner of the company with a vested interest in the company’s performance. Whether you’re managing money for a household or for a multinational corporation, you want the money you invest to give you the best possible return. This article discusses basic investing and portfolio-planning concepts that can help you make wiser choices.
Short-Term Investments

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June 20th

Davis, Robertson join in holy matrimony

Photo by JENA LEIGH PHOTOGRAPHY

Amanda Carol Davis, of Ruston, and Matthew Philip Robertson, of Ruston, joined in holy matrimony in a 2 p.m. ceremony June 7 at Temple Baptist Church officiated by Casey Williams, of Jackson, Mississippi.

The bride is the daughter of Robert and Ellen Davis, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of Joyce Davis, of Minden, the late James Davis, the late Gayle Morris and the late Myrtle Morris.

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Newtons celebrate 35 years

Curtis and Debi Newton, of Pekin, Illinois, celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Monday. The couple was married June 16, 1979. They have two sons, Josh and Jared, and one granddaughter Emma Claire.

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