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February 18th, 2017

Maybe isn’t good enough when it comes to retirement

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Does the thought of asking your aging parents about the way they handle their household finances—or how they’d feel about moving to a nursing home—fill you with anxiety? You are not alone.
However, you can’t afford to delay this conversation. As your parents get older, it’s important to sit down with them and talk about their health and financial well-being—before urgent decisions are forced on you or your family.
You want to be as prepared as possible to make sound medical and financial choices when Mom or Dad has an emergency.

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Resident celebrates 96th birthday

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Recently, family and friends gathered to celebrate the 96th birthday of Odessa Dunn, of Grambling.
More than 70 people were in attendance for the occasion at the home of her daughter, Della Dunn Powell.
The table was graced with party foods, snacks and drinks as attendees partook in the festivities.
Everyone present shared their relationship with Dunn and told stories of how she influenced their lives.

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Lions Club hosts speaker

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A recent guest of the Ruston Lions Club was Regional Forester Mike Merritt. A past president of the Louisiana Forestry Association, Merritt spoke to the group of some of the changes in the forestry industry.

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Pet of the Week

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Meet Ned. He is a terrier mix around 3 years old looking for a home. Ned is up-to-date on shots, neutered and weighs under 20 lbs. He would love to be an indoor lap dog. Come see him at 4 Paws Rescue, located at 290 Rodeo Road. Their hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. They are closed Sunday and open by appointment only on Monday. Call 251-3647 for more information.

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Ruston Elementary School: Students participate in science fair

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Third Grade News
Third grade students have been super busy at RES. In Social Studies they are beginning a unit on government. They will learn about the three levels and three branches of government. Theywill also learn about different services that the government provides its’ citizens.
Because of Winn Dixie is the book they are enjoying reading now. They are analyzing the characters and how their actions move the story forward.
They’ve been working so hard in writing and have shown impressive growth since August. They are working on writing literary analysis paragraphs.

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February 17th

Dunkin’ Dogs slam Owls, 95-69

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Senior Erik McCree has been the anchor for Louisiana Tech all season.
However, on Thursday night there was a youth movement inside the Thomas Assembly Center as the freshman duo of DaQuan Bracey and Jalen Harris combined for 35 points to help the Bulldogs overpower Florida Atlantic by a final score of 95-69.
Bracey registered his first career double-double with 14 points, a career-high 12 assists and a career-high four steals while Harris was very efficient from the field with a game-high 21 points off the bench, including a tip-in dunk that got the crowd of 3,012 on their feet.

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Railroad Makers and Music Festival celebrates regional arts, music

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The Seratones, of Shreveport, and Louisiana Soul Revival featuring Doug Duffey, of Monroe, will headline the inaugural Railroad Makers and Music Festival on April 8 in Ruston’s historic downtown district.
The festival will also feature the bands Big Head, of Monroe; Montague, of New Orleans; Supernaturals; of Monroe; GoofyBoots, of Greenville, Mississippi; and more than 100 regional makers as well as several food trucks, said Joshua Mitchell, Railroad Fest’s founder.

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LPSO seeks leads on dog fights

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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help regarding what appears to be evidence of dog fighting.
Construction workers discovered the remains of six or seven dogs in a beaver pond off Moore’s Dairy Road on Thursday.
“When they broke the dam, a couple of the dog carcasses washed out of it,” LPSO Major Stephen Williams said. “They were probably victims of dog fighting. They were just dumped there.”
Though the remains were in various stages of decay, Williams said the dogs appear to have been mixed breed. Dog fighting is illegal.

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Hanging out at Hideaway

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It’s no secret that one of the favorite pastimes for many college students is hanging out and talking with friends.
And now that’s easier to do for Louisiana Tech students thanks to a partnership that has developed between GEAUX Hammocks out of Monroe and the university’s Lambright Intramural Center.
The Lambright Center held a ribbon cutting last week to celebrate the opening of a hammock station next to Lake Reneau in Garland Gregory Hideaway Park, with telephone poles set into the ground to hang the hammocks from.

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NCLAC recognizes community supporters

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Today the North Central Louisiana Arts Council would like to take a moment to recognize one of our community partners who is making a difference in our work, as well as the work of many other organizations in our area.

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