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July 26th, 2014

Be an investment original, don’t follow the herd

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There’s a theory on Wall Street that goes something like this: If you follow the crowd and buy the hot investment of the day, chances are you’ll be scooping up shares when most others are about to sell. This natural “herd instinct” of buying when everyone is euphoric may mean you’ve entered the game too late and are buying at the wrong time.
Investors often jump in at the wrong time because they’re worried about what others are doing instead of focusing on good old-fashioned fundamentals such as a company’s earning potential and its management.

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Five steps to teaching your children about money

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Question: I think my parents tried to teach me how to manage money, but it never stuck. I don’t want my kids to make the same mistakes I did. How can I teach my children how to handle money properly?
Answer: You can have a very positive influence on your children concerning money and many other life lessons.
But somewhere between the time they lost their diapers and got their car keys, you lost your ability to control them. So let’s focus on influence.

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Sutherland honored by Hampton Hotels

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Earlier this year, Business After Hours, hosted by Hampton Inn. Those who were unable to attend should stop by and say hello to Ronnie Rawls, Brandon Sutherland and the staff. Brandon Sutherland (pictured right) was honored with the ‘Spirit of Hampton’ award. The Spirit Award was created to recognize those top performers within each brand who impact guests, team members, the hotel, or the community. Spirit Award winners represent less than 2 percent of the entire Hilton Worldwide team member population.

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Scott’s opens new location

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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting at Scott’s Catfish Express. Customers can dine-in, carry-out or drive-thru. The business is located in the old Papa Joe’s building at 206 West California Ave., Ruston. They can be reached at 202-5855, www.scottscatfish.com or facebook.com/scottscatfish.

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New State Farm opens on Trenton

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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for member, Kim Dupree, the newest State Farm agent in Ruston. The office is located at 1001 North Trenton St., Ruston, 255-6301.

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Ruston native Robbins joins Angus institute

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During the seventh-annual Beef Leaders Institute (BLI), Lee Robbins, of Ruston, experienced all aspects of the beef industry — from feedlot to retailer. Ruston joined a group of 20 Angus enthusiasts from 16 states who participated in this year’s BLI, held June 23-26 by the American Angus Association®.

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O.K.'s Corral: Story lines in the making for Tech, GSU

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Before you can shake a pom-pon with your favorite team’s colors, another football season will be upon us.
There’s less than 40 days until Lincoln Parish’s two collegiate gridiron programs face campaign openers on the road.
And fall training rituals are less than two weeks away.
Until then, here’s several story lines to keep in mind for Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University:

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No slowing down for Davis

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Ruston Daily Leader Executive Sports Editor O.K. “Buddy” Davis has championed many an Ark-La-Tex athlete during his 50-plus years as a sports writer.
Now Davis is about to become an Ark-La-Tex champion himself.
Davis will be joined by A.L. Williams, Ralph “Road Runner” Garr, Kim Mulkey, Billy Jack Talton and Alton “Red” Franklin as they will be inducted to the Ark-La-Tex Sports Museum of Champions at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Shreveport Convention Center.

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Tech sets cross country slate

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Louisiana Tech head coach Gary Stanley announced the program’s 2014 cross country schedule last week with Tech hosting the annual Mook 5 race to open the season.
In all the 2014 slate includes five regular season races followed by the Conference USA Championships on Nov. 3 in Houston, hosted by Rice.
The season will open in Ruston on Sept. 20 as Tech will host the annual Mook 5 races for the men and women before heading south on Sept. 27 to run at the McNeese Cowboy Stampede in Lake Charles.

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Parish has star-filled group for Ark-La-Tex event

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Here’s a scoop for anyone gathering information about Kim Mulkey:
There’s actually a Hall of Fame awards’ ceremony that isn’t included on her lengthy list of achievements.
Well, not just yet.
But this time next week, you can add on that honor, too.
Mulkey will be one of the honorees at the 2014 Ark-La-Tex Museum of Champions to be held at the Shreveport Convention Center on Saturday beginning at 7 p.m.
It will be the ninth different “Hall” or shrine award bestowed upon the head women’s basketball coach at Baylor University.

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