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December 10th

RHS set to name new head football coach on Monday

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Ruston High School principal Ricky Durrett said Saturday that he intends on announcing the Bearcats’ new head football coach at 2 p.m. Monday afternoon in the RHS auditorium but declined to divulge who that will be.
RHS is looking to replace athletics director/head football coach Brad Laird, who was announced on Thursday as the new associate head coach/defensive coordinator at Northwestern (Louisiana) State University, his college alma mater.

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Bearcats win Wossman tourney

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MONROE — Trame Hargrove’s 3-pointer at the buzzer gave the Ruston High School boys basketball team the win in the championship game Saturday night at the Wossman High School Tournament.
Terrance Dodson led the Bearcats with 12 points and was named the tournament’s most valuable player.
The Bearcats, (6-2 and winners of six straight), defeated Wossman to open tourney play on Friday before defeating West Ouachita on Saturday afternoon.

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Lincoln Prep earns pair of victories

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LAFAYETTE — Lincoln Prep Academy moved to 10-3 on the season as the Panthers won a pair of games on Thursday and Friday at the Northside High School Tournament.
On Thursday the Class 1A Panthers defeated Class 5A McKinley High School 48-45, outscoring MHS 20-11 in the final stanza for the come-from-behind victory.
Tylan Dean led the way for Lincoln Prep in that contest with 18 points along with seven rebounds, three steals and a blocked shot.

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Stuart’s 65-year quest finally pays off

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“I’ll soon be 75 years old and have hunted deer since I was 10 years old,” said retired Columbia utility operator, James Curry Stuart. :I’ve killed some deer but nothing like the one I got last month. This buck is the kind of deer I’ve been after for 65 years.”
The buck Stuart downed on Nov. 19 on his hunting lease in Caldwell Parish was worth the wait. The 13-point buck with an inside spread of nearly 20 inches was scored at over 145 inches of antler mass.

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Hillcrest Elementary: Students donate to Wiggin’ Out

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Hillcrest Cares
October was Breast Cancer Awareness month and Hillcrest teachers, students, together with the employees of First National Bank donated $500 to Wiggin’ Out. November was Diabetes Awareness month and Hillcrest and First National Bank donated $472 to Diabetes Care.
Hillcrest Pride

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Identify, prevent financial elder abuse

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Question: My mother is old and insists on living by herself. Someone working for her has been “borrowing” money from her. Then the other day I found out her bank sent someone to her house to sell her some financial product I don’t think she understands or needs. Momma does not always know what day it is. What can I do?
Answer: First, you can call it what it is — financial elder abuse.

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Consider this your retirement ‘To Do’ list

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At this time of year, your life is probably more hectic than usual — so you may have assembled an impressive “to do” list. This can be a helpful tool for organizing your activities in the near future — but have you ever thought of developing a “to do” list for long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement? If not, you may want to think about it — and here are a few list-worthy items to consider:

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Look at these withdrawal strategies for retirement savings

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Retirement represents a shift from depending upon income from work to accessing other income sources such as Social Security, pensions, annuities, savings, and investments.
Making this transition from the asset accumulation phase of your financial life to the distribution phase requires striking the right balance between how little you can withdraw and still live comfortably vs. how much you can withdraw and not outlive your savings.

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December 9th

BETHEEN ROGERS

Betheen Rogers, age 88, retired hotel clerk passed away on December 5, 2016.
The family will hold a private graveside service at Simsboro City Cemetery
under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Ordinance titled:

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