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Careful choices — not credit cards — help in future

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Question: My brother is all into saving money and planning for the future. But life is short. Why save a bunch of money for the future when life is so short?
Answer: When you consider all the things you want to do, places you want to see and people you want to meet, life is short.

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Grandparents may need to balance gifts and goals

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Grandparents Day falls on Sept. 11 this year. While not as widely observed as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, Grandparents Day nonetheless serves a valuable purpose in reminding us of the importance of grandparents in the lives of their grandchildren. If you’re a grandparent yourself, you already know the joy your grandchildren bring you, and through the years, you have probably been generous with them in many ways. At the same time, though, you probably need to strike a balance between your heartfelt gifts and your financial goals.

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Taking care of yourself while caring for another

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Caregiving is seldom easy — it involves providing financial, physical, emotional and spiritual support to someone who is unable to live independently. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, approximately 44 million unpaid individuals (mostly family members) provide care each year to ill or disabled loved ones who are age 18 or older.

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RPAR scores a ‘goal’ with donations

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The Uniroyal Soccer Program is 12 years strong and rolling forward this season with more dealers participating every year. Starting Sept. 9, families of Ruston Parks and Recreation will receive certificates that can be redeemed for a free soccer ball at Walpole Tire Service, while supplies last. After the 30-day program period, RPAR will receive $2 for every Uniroyal® tire sold to the general public on behalf of Uniroyal and Walpole Tire Service.

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Cougars roll past Tensas, 53-0

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Cedar Creek went old school in its season opener against Tensas.
We’re talking World War I old school. We’re talking trench warfare.
Cedar Creek’s lines dominated on both sides of the ball Friday night, leading to a 53-0 win over Tensas at Cougars Stadium.

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Bearcats tumble to Neville, 42-6

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MONROE — Somewhere up above, Charlie Brown was giving a “thumbs up.”
Prior to Friday night’s renewal of the Ruston-Neville rivalry, the late and legendary head coach for the Tigers who passed away earlier this year was honored with a moment of silence at Bill Ruple Stadium.
Then Neville broke that silence with a dominating 42-6 victory in front of approximately 2,500 fans at Bill Ruple Stadium.

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RPAR FOCUS

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1. Name one famous professional athlete you would love to be for one day and why?: I would love to be Rajon Rondo, because he is a great basketball player and he inspires me to learn mre about the game.
2. What is your favorite WNBA team and why? The Los Angeles Sparks, because they had great players on their team that helped me learn the game of basketball.
3. What is your favorite sports themed movie? “Glory Road.”
4. What is your favorite hobby and why? My favorite hobby is art, because it is a great way for me to express myself.

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Hoefler named Lady Tigers’ head coach

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SIMSBORO — After seven years of assistant coaching, Doc Hoefler is in a position where he can finally shine on top.
After a month-long process, Simsboro High Principal Ricky Durrett has announced Doc Hoefler as the Lady Tigers’ new head basketball coach.
Hoefler is a former assistant coach at Ruston High.

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Tech gains volleyball wins

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MOBILE, Ala. — Louisiana Tech University’s volleyball team gained two victories in Friday action at the Jaguar Classic hosted by the University of South Alabama.
The Lady Techsters (3-3) defeated Southeastern Louisiana University 3-2 and was a 3-1 winner over Alabama A&M.

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Grambling High suffers 39-6 loss

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Grambling High began its 2011 season on a rough note, as they traveled to Choushatta on Friday night.
The Kittens recorded a 39-6 loss against the non-district Red River Bulldogs.
Grambling struggled to put points on the board, as the Bulldogs took an early 39-0 lead in the first half.

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