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June 4th

Things that go bump in night

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I don’t know why this is so, but it seems to me that the old maxim “opposites attract” doesn’t really have anything to do with personality differences, likes or dislikes, different traits or different characteristics. No — I think when whoever said, “opposites attract” they were thinking of two things and two things only: thermostat control and sleep patterns.
Now, if you’re already chuckling or raising your eyebrows then you’re relating or identifying and be warned — I don’t relate to “well” people. So, let’s talk for a few paragraphs about the thermostat and sleep patterns.

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Bobby James remembered

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Those of us who attended the rededication of the renovated Bobby James Memorial Gym last Thursday stepped back in time to reminisce about our friend and star basketball player, Bobby James, of the 1950s.

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Robert T. Taylor

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Most Louisiana citizens are unaware of a new federal law that will result in harm to local Louisiana community bank customers and be a windfall for big box merchants.

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Class reunions, time of reflection

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When I told friends I was going to Ruston, Louisiana, to celebrate my 50th class reunion, some of them said “why?” “I’m never interested in a class reunion.” Oh my, I could tell them some good reasons why our reunion weekend was so important.
First is our history. Many of us went to school together from the first day of first grade.
We added people along the way, but I’d say that most of us who graduated in 1961 had gone to school with their classmates for a long time. We have a personal history with these men and women.

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Take time for athletics during the summer

So school’s out, spring is about to be over and the summer months officially on the calendar.
That means very few sporting opportunities for youngsters — and, yes, adults — in Ruston and the surrounding area, right?

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Boys & Girls Club receive Operation Round Up grant

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Louisiana recently received a grant from Claiborne Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up community service program to further the organization’s summer meals program.

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GSU receives $110,583 LA GEAR UP grant for 2011 summer camps

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GRAMBLING — For the sixth consecutive year Grambling State University will host the LA GEAR UP Summer Learning Camps this summer starting with week one, which will be held during July 10-16 and week two activities will be held from July 24-30.

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Balancing money and happiness can be a tough job

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Question: I’ve been at my job for nearly 20 years.

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Make the right moves with inherited stocks

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When you inherit a sizable amount of stocks, your overall financial picture can change significantly.

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Remember to take stock of market indexes

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Stock indexes measure price fluctuations among stocks. By following the appropriate stock market index, you can compare the performance of your stocks to similar types of stocks within a particular index.

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