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November 8th, 2014

Planning for retirement in stages

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While summer vacations and national holidays typically provide a break for everyone who would be considered a member of the working public, there is one big break ahead that’s a priority on most everyone’s calendar — retirement. And while it may be closer for some than it is for others, everyone needs to make sure they are financially prepared when the time comes to take a permanent leave from the ranks of the employed.

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Chamber holds ribbon cuttings

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Above: Ruston Wellness and Compounding Pharmacy ribbon-cutting ceremony and Open House were held on Oct. 2. Many friends came by and shared laughs, congratulations and got to know more about the shop. Staff in attendance were Josh and Elizabeth Miller, owners; Delayne Dunham, office manager; Dodie Ford, marketer; Stephen Vessel, pharmacist; Jessica Ott, Jennifer Sakpura and Chad Barnhill, pharmacy technicians and Holly Thompson, clerk.

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Bank of Ruston ranked among healthiest banks in the U.S.

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The Bank of Ruston was named as one of the Top 200 healthiest banks in a recent evaluation by DepositAccounts.com.
Each year DepositAccounts.com evaluates the financial health of every federally insured bank in the United States — more than 6,500 total. Each institution is graded on a number of factors, including capitalization, deposit growth and loan to reserve ratios, in order to determine a comprehensive health score.

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CTB named one of best banks to work for second year in a row

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Community Trust Bank has been named one of the top three Best Banks to Work For in 2014 by American Banker magazine in the three to ten billion dollar range. The program, which was initiated in 2013 to identify, recognize, and honor the best banks to work for in the nation, is a project of American Banker and Best Companies Group.

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Glen View Elementary

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Students incorporate fun into learning

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This October has been busy for the Glen View Kindergarteners.
Earlier this month the Ruston Fire Department came to visit the children. We learned about fire safety and the job duties of a firefighter.
We had a special time for parents to come and do some fun activities with the children and eat breakfast during pastries with Parents.

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Louisiana School For Math, Science And The Arts

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Students enrolled in improvisation and advanced improvisation at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts took time out of their class to take a picture with Robert Harling, author of “Steel Magnolias.” Pictured on the right are, front row, from left, Samantha Bush, a senior from Schriever; Asia Allen, a senior from Natchitoches; and Lottie Pinkerton, a junior from Alexandria; second row, from left, David Jones, a senior from Baton Rouge; Tyler Osborne, a junior from Ruston; Elisabeth Davis, a junior from Baton Rouge; Madeline Read, a senior from Breaux Bridge; and Kassy Wentzell,

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Cedar Creek Honor Roll

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A honor roll
Fourth grade: Eli Black, Devika Dua, Jack Ensminger, Tate Farrar, Allie Furr, Garrett Garlington, Quincy Lewis, Abby Martin, Gabriel Moon, Kate Myers, Reagan Nguyen, Maksim Selmic, Aidan Smith and Davis Walsworth.
Fifth grade: Sarah Adams, Gavin Diaz, Sky Dycus, Zoe Graham, Will Harris, Agastya Jain, Jace McKay, Brady Menzina, Cally Pickel, Avery Stout, Ethan Rugg, Micah Scheer, Gavin Stucki, Cameron Turpin, Bryce Vallery, Millie Venters, John Davis Vessel, W Wells, Cade Williams and Jed Worthey.   

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Lincoln Parish Early Chilhood Center

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Top Left: Students from Louisiana Tech’s Kinesiology department assist Mrs. Jordan’s class as they practice throwing. Top right: Members of the Junior Auxiliary perform Kindness Matters for the students at LPECC. Bottom Left: Staff members of the Lincoln Parish School Board and Pupil Appraisal pose for a picture at the LPECC trick-or-treat. Bottom Right: Submitted photos
Ms. Julie’s class paraded proudly in pink at the LPECC Breast Cancer Awareness walk.

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Students take trip to Lincoln Parish Park, Legacy Park

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October was a busy month for students and teachers at Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center.
On Oct. 10, the school participated in a walk for Breast Cancer Awareness. Students decked out in pink marched around the LPECC parking lot playing musical instruments and noise makers, waving pink flags and sporting signs honoring their family and friends. Special thanks to our corporate sponsor, Walmart for their $100 donation.

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Gitter shares Hunter collection

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The Townsend House is one of only 150 stores nationwide that have permission to sell a collection of art that is described as nostalgic.
Doug Gitter, a New Orleans native, began reproducing Clementine Hunter’s work five years ago in order to make her artwork affordable for everyday people.
With a total of 15 pieces in the collection now, Townsend House owner Kim Birch said the new additions are much more vibrant.
“There is a lot more going on in these pieces,” she said. “People that have already purchased pieces and collectors have already begun to come in for the new pieces.

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