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October 18th, 2014

Adequate care not provided for vets

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Jackson and Lincoln Parishes were the sites of my first visits with wounded warriors. I was only a child born 5 years after WWII. I started a learning process watching a World War II veteran caring for the wounded. I saw for the first time people who had been severely wounded in the great war. Traveling the back roads of Lincoln and Jackson, there were times that I will never forget. I now know that I was privileged to have been in the homes of many good people.

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Celebrate My Drive prompts further searching

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I took driver’s education more than 13 years ago. Still, when presented with a multiple choice question asking me if 10 and 2 or 3 and 9 was the appropriate hand position for driving, I confidently chose 10 and 2.
Amazingly, according to the test, I was wrong. This prompted me to go exploring. Did anyone in the office know that? I checked people older and younger than myself, and at least one individual had heard the news.
She is about four years younger than me. Another coworker that is three years younger than me thought 10 and 2 was the correct answer as well.

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Imagination as part of the solution

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Tom and I recently celebrated our fourth wedding anniversary. In doing so we had the absolute thrill of not only spending that special day in one of our favorite place — Memphis, Tennessee — but also seeing a musical legend in concert. And no, Elvis wasn’t back in the building.

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Investing mistakes you don’t have to make

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It’s easy to have confidence in investments made during bull markets: share prices climb and any losses from poor decisions are usually recovered quickly. But times of increasing market volatility tend to magnify mistakes, and many investors may lose confidence in their decision-making. Let’s take a quick look at some of these common — but generally avoidable — mistakes.
Timing the market

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Restoring trust when a Toyota moment comes

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Question: I started my own business a few years ago. I did very well last year, but my CPA just told me about what I was going to owe in taxes — I am in shock. I do not have the money as I have reinvested it in my business. My wife knows nothing about our finances, and this would really send her into a tailspin. Do you think this is something I can handle without having to tell her?
Answer: Welcome to your Toyota moment.

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Heed the message of ‘Save for Retirement Week’

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You won’t see it on the calendar, and it doesn’t inspire any greeting cards, but National Save for Retirement Week is here again. The goal of this week is self-explanatory, but what does it mean to you? Are you vulnerable to the possibility of reaching retirement without sufficient financial resources? If so, how can you ease this risk?

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Mortgage Contracting Services expands product offerings

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Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC, (MCS) a nationwide provider of property preservation, inspections and REO property maintenance to the financial services industry, announced recently that it has broadened its client offerings to include appraisals, Broker Price Opinions and other valuations-related products through its acquisition of the Collateral Solutions and Field Services business units of Irvine, California-based CoreLogic (NYSE:CLGX).

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Cedar Creek School: Students attend leadership conference

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Top left: Elizabeth Guinn and Brandon Carroll represented Cedar Creek School recently as ambassadors to the Hugh O›Brian (HOBY) Leadership Conference. HOBY, a national leadership development organization, strives to inspire youth volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation.
Top right: Cedar Creek students Kathryn Bryan (left) and Caroline Hill were selected to participate in the North Louisiana AHEC medical careers program this summer. 

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Simsboro School: Fall approaches as students continue to soar

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Fall is here, and students at Simsboro High School continue to soar. We have been working hard, learning lots of new information and having a lot of fun.
Simsboro elementary students have just completed a very successful “Cookie Dough and More” sale. The funds will be used for library materials and support for the “Reading Counts!” program that the elementary students use to promote reading and developing reading skills.

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Bearcats worn down at W. Monroe

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WEST MONROE — Don’t let the final score fool you – Ruston High School made it a closer game than the scoreboard final read Friday night at West Monroe High School.
But in the end, the Rebels came away with their 27th straight victory over the Bearcats with a 28-10 win at Rebel Stadium.
Some of the stats showed West Monroe’s dominance —particularly the 344 yards of total yards the Rebels racked up compared to 126 yards for Ruston.
But Bearcats quarterback Cade Gibson turned in what was probably his best performance since moving under center and kept Ruston in it much of the way.

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