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Parish has strong ties to sports shrine

If the month of June is closed out, then it must mean that another athletic legend from Lincoln Parish has been presented with a prestigious honor in the state.
That’s exactly what occurred in Natchitoches last weekend when the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame held its annual induction ceremonies.

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In God we trust, all others pay cash

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As I join many of you in wishing the United States of America, our beloved homeland, a happy 235th birthday on this long weekend, I got to thinking about our nation, its beginnings, its struggles, its triumphs and its tragedies. I’ve told you before, I love where I live, and I’m not talking just about in the United States, but I love being from Ruston, Lincoln Parish, North Louisiana, Louisiana itself, and enjoy the fruits and liberties of being an American. Wow, talk about God’s grace and favor! Chances are, if you’re reading this, you’ve been blessed with the same.

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Flying high with Billy Baskin

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At my ripe old age of 55, I never thought I would meet someone and think I’d want to be like them when I grow up. Mr. Billy Baskin was the exception.
After she read the piece I wrote about Robert C. Snyder, Barbara Lipscomb sent me an e-mail suggesting that I interview Billy. “You could write a book about him,” she wrote. She was right. I owe her one.

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Citizen calls for accountability for GSU

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Gov. Edwin Edwards once stated: “Louisiana people do not have anything between their ears.”
Concerning Grambling State University this quote seems to be true. Forever the headlines read “Audit reveals GSU accounting problems.”  Same old thing!  The only change from year to year is the amount missing. Understated, overstated, etc. I know of a former member of the auditor’s office who stated “we try to do an audit but wind up throwing our hands up in disgust because you can’t make heads or tails out of their records.”  That was 40 years ago.  Nothing has changed. Same old story. “Audit reveals accounting problems.”  This year there was more than $1.6 million in items that could not be located. A total of $122,504 was removed from the property records because items/property hasn’t been located for three years.

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A pastor's patriotic perspective

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I am proud to be an American because I believe this is the greatest nation in the world and freedom is known throughout this land. Our freedom of religion is probably our greatest freedom to me, because it meant that our forefathers could come to a country and worship according to their understanding of the Word of God.

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Church News

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., Tuesday’s men’s prayer is at 7 a.m. and Celebrate Recovery is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 6:30 p.m.

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Flakeboard in Simsboro acquired by Roseburg

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Roseburg Forest Products announced recently that it has entered into an agreement with Flakeboard to acquire its Simsboro particleboard manufacturing and laminating facility.

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Make sure to learn basics of investing

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Editor’s note: This is the first part of a series Bobby Conville is doing on investing.
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.

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Work toward your own financial Independence Day

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On July 4, we shoot fireworks, attend picnics, watch parades and otherwise celebrate our nation’s independence and the many freedoms we enjoy. But as you go through life, you’ll find out how important it is to work toward another type of freedom — financial freedom. That’s why you need to put strategies in place to help you work towards your own Financial Independence Day.

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Book ‘Birth of Plenty’ provides hope for future

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Question: I am concerned that the same opportunities that existed for me will not be there for my children. The world is facing a debt crisis and the U.S. might have its own debt rating downgraded. Businesses are not hiring. Don’t you think the next generation will have a tougher time making it?

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