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Waterfest washes in

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For the second year in a row, Lincoln Parish hosted its Waterfest program, and Friday saw approximately 300 Bienville Parish fifth-graders spending the day at Lincoln Parish Park learning about the always-important world of water.
The Waterfest program was developed to teach students the importance of conserving water, while they also learned about many other aspects of water.

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Amendments proposed

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Editor’s note: The Daily Leader will print information about each of the five proposed constitutional amendments on the Oct. 22 ballot from today through Thursday. Details are provided by the Council for a Better Louisiana, a nonpartisan statewide organization designed to work in the public interest to focus attention on important state-related issues.
Leader News Service

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Glen View Elementary

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Kindergarteners at Glen View Elementary have had a fun and successful school beginning. They are learning how to sit in their desks, work cooperatively with others, how to work quietly by themselves and how to walk in an orderly line. It has also been a time of learning academically. They have learned so many new things in a short amount of time.

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Rotary Club honors students

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The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of the September Student of the Month Awards. Recognized by Rotarian Jim Tuten, each student was honored at the Sept. 21 luncheon and presented an award of achievement. Each awardee has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 and been active in extracurricular activities and leadership roles on their respective school campus.
Cedar Creek senior Saraf Ahmed has compiled a 4.34 GPA and scored 31 on the ACT.

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CenturyLink honored with Freedom Award

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ARLINGTON, Va. — CenturyLink was one of 15 employers from across the nation to be honored with the 2011 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.
The Freedom Award is the highest recognition given by the Department of Defense to large, small and public sector employers for their exceptional support of employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. The annual awards were presented on Sept. 22 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.

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Ribbon cutting held for S2S Tutor Center

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Ribbon cutting ceremonies were held Sept. 13 for S2S Tutor Center, located at 728 Celebrity Dr. in Ruston. The ceremony was sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

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Organizing finances can pay off

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A few years ago, the National Association of Professional Organizers designated the first week of October as Get Organized Week. And while you may have misplaced your notification of this event, it’s nonetheless a good time to see just how organized you are in the important areas of your life — such as your finances.


You can organize your finances in two basic ways: by keeping track of where your various accounts are located and by consolidating your assets. Let’s look at both these areas.



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Organizing finances can pay off

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A few years ago, the National Association of Professional Organizers designated the first week of October as Get Organized Week. And while you may have misplaced your notification of this event, it’s nonetheless a good time to see just how organized you are in the important areas of your life — such as your finances.


You can organize your finances in two basic ways: by keeping track of where your various accounts are located and by consolidating your assets. Let’s look at both these areas.



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Take steps in family business succession planning

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Question: I own my own business. Several years ago my son came into the business. One day I would like for him to own it. Is it better to try to sell it to him now, or just leave it to him in my will?
Answer: If your business is successful, good for you.
Unfortunately, most small businesses are worth more to the present owner than to the next guy. Once you factor in salary, perks and tax breaks, a successful business is generally more valuable to the owner if he keeps it than for the price he would fetch selling it.

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Municipal bonds may be good for portfolio

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If your investment portfolio consists of only equities, you may want to diversify. Stocks and other equity securities are an important part of your investment mix, but you may also want to consider some fixed income investments like municipal bonds. Income is generally free from federal taxes and state taxes for residents of the issuing state, however capital gains, if any, will be subject to taxes. Income for some investors may be subject to the federal Alternative Minimum Tax.

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