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March 29th, 2014

Proud of protecting tradition

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I applaud Lincoln Parish Library Board member Dr. Augusta Clark for her brave (and lone) vote regarding the use of the Events Center at the library. Because Lincoln Parish is fortunate to have a library that has in the past always been a great source of pride, I was happy to see Dr. Clark’s stand toward protecting its proud tradition.

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VFW accepting applications for scholarship

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Kansas City, MO ­— The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) is now accepting entries for the 2014-15 VFW Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen scholarship competitions.
The announcement comes just three weeks after students from across the globe took home their share of the more than $3 million in scholarships and awards from last year’s competitions. 

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Hillcrest Elementary

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The Louisiana Tech University department of kinesiology has continued its award-winning partnership with the Lincoln Parish School District with a new initiative recently introduced to the system.

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Louisiana School For Math, Science And The Arts

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Upcoming: math competion, 2014-14 registration

Annual mathematics competition
Natchitoches — The Department of Math and Computer Science at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts will host its 14th annual mathematics competition April 15.
The contest will consist of individual and team competitions. Eligible students must be in the ninth grade or below and may not be enrolled in or have already taken Algebra II or any higher mathematics course. Each school may bring a maximum of 12 students.

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Choudrant Honor Roll

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Principal’s List (4.0 GPA)
Seventh Grade
Evelyn Adams, Bethany Ates, Kameron Aulds, Justin Holmes, Lena Johnson, Ian Plunkett, Kailey Price and Victoria Shirley.
Eighth Grade
Nathan Joyne and Anna Sasser.
Ninth Grade
Suanne Hammons, Grace Jones, Ellie Norred, Addison Patton and Kalee Richardson
10th Grade
Allie Hibbard, Frankie Landers, Kalyn Red and Jarod Sexton-Davis.
11th Grade
Mallory Austin, Courtney Hammons, Trevor Hammons and Kathrine Upshaw.
12th Grade
Lane Brister, Nicole Caldwell, Rachel Danzy, Paisley Futch, Shade Lamar, Aaron Taylor and Lori Winborne.

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Find ways to cope with turbulence

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If you’re like many travelers, you get a little nervous when your airplane goes through some turbulence. And if you’re like a lot of investors, you may get somewhat jumpy when the financial markets are volatile. Yet flight turbulence probably isn’t as scary as it seems, and the same may be true for market volatility — if you know how to respond.
Let’s look at some positive responses to market movements:

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Does Social Security pay for disability?

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Question: Does Social Security pay you if you become disabled?
Answer: Sometimes. But they aren’t afraid to say no.
According to a 2004 General Accounting Office report regarding the Social Security Administration, 60 percent of all first time claims for Social Security disability benefits were rejected.

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Haven’t invested in a 401(k)? No problem

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In spite of the continued woes of the economy, small business owners are showing increased optimism about the next 12 months, according to a recent Wells Fargo / Gallup Small Business Index survey. However, despite their generally sunny outlook, many of them are still concerned they won’t have enough money to retire, or may have to retire later in life.

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Claiborne Electric to give away Kawasaki Mule

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One of Claiborne Electric’s members will leave the Co-op’s 2014 Annual Membership Meeting as the owner of a new Kawasaki Mule 4x4 utility vehicle.
The Kawasaki Mule will be featured as the grand prize at the Co-op’s Annual Membership Meeting, which will take place Saturday at the Thomas Assembly Center on the campus of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston.

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Johnson joins RLCVB board of directors

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The Ruston Lincoln Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau would like to announce Debra Johnson, Executive Director of External Affairs at Grambling State University has joined the Board of Directors for the CVB.
Johnson has an extensive background in advertising, marketing and communications. Before joining Grambling State University, she was an advertising executive with Gilbreath Communications, Inc. in Houston where she oversaw advertising campaigns and marketing/public relations projects. 

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