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June 21st, 2014

Smelly spray can be lifesaver

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The other night, I was sitting at the dinner table about to get to the task of cleaning up, when all of a sudden I noticed that my foot was fiercely itchy. I looked down and saw a red bump somewhere between the size of a pencil tip and eraser.
My first thought was perhaps a spider or ant had bitten me, but then, my brother-in-law who was visiting suggested it looked like a mosquito bite.

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What can vacations teach you about investing?

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Summer is almost here — which means it’s officially vacation season. You may be looking forward to “getting away from it all,” but, as you know, vacations actually require a fair amount of planning. And it might surprise you to learn that some of the efforts required for successful vacations can impart some valuable lessons in other areas of your life — such as investing.
Here are some vacation-related moves that you may want to transfer to the investment and financial arenas:

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Employ ideals for motivation, but avoid perfectionism

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Question: I have been trying to turn around and start doing things right financially. But sometimes I get pretty discouraged when see how well off some of my peers are. How can I know if I’m doing well enough?
Answer: Author Dan Sullivan points out that the horizon is the place where the land ends and the sky begins.
The horizon is real, but only in the mind. It is only a mental picture that cannot actually be physically reached.
In the same way, each of us creates certain “ideals” that help us focus on the future.

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Understanding the basics of investing

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Editor’s Note: This is the first in a two-part column about the basics of investment. The next portion will run in the June 29 edition.
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.
Short-Term Investments

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June 20th

Offering up a gracious warning

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Last year while returning from a fishing trip to Arkansas, I was pulled over by a police officer. Before you think ill of me, please let me explain.
The officer informed me that one of my headlights wasn’t working. After I assured him that the light would be fixed upon my return home, he graciously let me off with a warning ticket.

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Thankful for the blessings of family

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My life just keeps taking so many spins and curves that I wonder how I can have such a busy life at my age, but it is fun to anticipate what will happen next. This past week has been a doozy.
I‘m feeling at home in my new apartment and don’t spend nearly so much time at Susan’s and Jonathan’s as I did at first.
I had a very busy time this past weekend because my daughter Becky and husband Harold were here for a visit. It seems like a long time since their last visit, so this one was special.

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16 young ladies vied for three Juneteenth crowns

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On June 13, 16 area young ladies vied for the three Miss Juneteenth crowns in the Grambling State University T.H. Harris Auditorium.
Contestants danced, sang, recited and acted out skits as the audience cheered them on.
The 2014 Juneteenth Pageant Winners were:
Division I
• Little Miss Juneteenth — London Wright, of Ruston.
• Little Miss First Runner-Up — A’Nyia Moore, of Ruston.
• Little Miss Second Runner-Up — Taylar E. Swinney, of Shreveport.
• Little Miss Sense of Style —Taylar E. Swinney, of Shreveport.
• Little Miss Talent — London Wright, of Ruston.
Division II

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Hunter presents etiquette workshop for contestants

Prior to the Miss Juneteenth Pageant, Hazel Hunter facilitated a Self Esteem and Etiquette Workshop for Juneteenth contestants, family and guests in the Fellowship Hall at New Rocky Valley Baptist Church in Grambling. The workshop was presented by the City of Grambling and sponsored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Hunter facilitated discussions on self-worth, etiquette and good manners in conversation. She demonstrated good posture by walking with a book on her head. Hunter also demonstrated setting the table and how and when to use a knife, fork and spoon.

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Explosion kills two

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Two Texas men are dead and third injured as a result of an accident at a Wild Horse drilling rig in Lincoln Parish.
Ryan Hinson, 36, of Longview, Texas, and Thomas Samuel, 40, of Nacogdoches, Texas were pronounced dead at the scene in the Joe Road area of Western Lincoln Parish. The third victim was treated and released at Northern Louisiana Medical Center.
Investigators believe that tremendous pressure built up in some of the equipment causing some components to give way, thus releasing the pressure, Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department spokesman Maj. Chad Alexander said.

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Local artists show off

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council invites local art enthusiasts to enjoy The Dog Days Art Crawls, which feature sculptors, painters, printmakers, jewelry artists, photographers and more at different businesses in the downtown area. Pictured are Ruston residents Greg Lyons and Irene Casas looking at art inside the Makers Union store during Wednesday’s first crawl.
Other hosting businesses include Fine Line Art Supply and Print Lab, Stitchville, PAIR gallery, NCLAC, Dixie Center for the Arts, Frame of Mind, Pastry Moon, Studio 301, Kelly Moore Bags and Main Street Exchange.

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