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FNB offering $1,500 scholarship

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First National Bank is offering a $1,500 college scholarship for the 2011 year.
All graduating seniors from schools in Lincoln Parish are encouraged to apply. The annual scholarship honors Jackie Woodard Whitlock, who worked in the Lincoln Parish school system for more than 20 years. She began working in education as a classroom teacher and moved to the central office for the last several years of her career.

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Changes can sometimes make wills ripe for revision

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Some types of pears and other fruit don’t change color as they ripen. You have to feel the softening. If you wait too long, you’ll eat overly sweet fruit or have to throw it away.
Similarly, if your will has been sitting in your desk or another safe place for awhile, it may have passed its peak financial efficiency unnoticed.
A will that has been signed and witnessed stays valid until the time — if ever — when you revoke it.
Your financial condition may have changed in ways your present will doesn’t currently reflect.

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401(k) review and rollover can be rewarding

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Your 401(k) offers tax-deductible contributions, tax-deferred growth of earnings potential and a variety of investment options — so it’s a great tool for building retirement savings. Yet like all tools, your 401(k) must be used properly to get the best results. That’s why you should review your 401(k) at least annually and make whatever adjustments are needed.

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Medicaid planning requires prompt attention

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Question: My husband and I are in our mid-70s.

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Students ‘Read Across America,’ excel at social studies fair

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Couple wins honeymoon on CBS show

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Cedar Creek, Tech grads to enjoy private islands, personal servants
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Imagine winning the perfect honeymoon, all expenses paid.

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Church News

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Assembly of God
First Assembly of God
Our sixth-12th grade youth ministry is growing. Join us at 6 p.m. Sundays. We also invite you to come pray with us. Our doors will be open from 6-9 p.m. each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
For more information, call 255-8932 or e-mail fishin4men@bellsouth.net.
Baptist
Calvary
Worship and Bible study is at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays men’s prayer at 7 a.m. and Celebrate Recovery at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, please call Calvary at 255-3594 or visit our website at www.calvaryruston.org

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Work of Ruston native hits big screen

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One Ruston native’s handiwork has made its way into movies.
In 2009, David Chrisman scored a role as a taxidermy consultant in “The Mortician,” shot in New Orleans and now playing at the Berlin Film Festival. He kept in touch with a couple of the film’s producers via Facebook. Less than two years later, one of the producers contacted the Spearsville taxidermist and asked him to supply some of the scenery — in the form of mounted birds — for another film.

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