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September 16th, 2017

LDCC’s commitment will help parish

Louisiana Delta Community College is open to becoming more of a presence in Lincoln Parish, and that’s good news for the community.
From enhancing its partnerships with Grambling State and Louisiana Tech universities to offering a program for a highly sought after job — industry instrumentation — LDCC is committed to becoming part of the already growing “portfolio” of Lincoln Parish.

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Will power: Plan your estate wisely

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Question: My husband and I are retired. We live comfortably.
No one would consider us rich, but we have more than we ever dreamed and we want it to go to our children and grandchildren. I have typed up a will for each of us and we have both signed it in our own handwriting like we are supposed to.
Do we really need a lawyer if our affairs are pretty simple?
Answer: Yes ma’am, I believe you do.
First, let me offer a very clear disclaimer. I am a financial planner, not an attorney.

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Ten reasons beneficiary designations are important

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Beneficiary designations can provide a relatively easy way to transfer an account or insurance policy upon your death.
However, if you’re not careful, missing or outdated beneficiary designations can easily cause your estate plan to go awry.
We often complete these designations without giving it much thought, but they’re actually important and deserve careful attention.
Here’s why: Beneficiary designations take priority over what’s in other estate planning documents, such as a will or trust.

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Five tips for women business owners

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Women are an integral part of the workforce, but they have had to overcome many obstacles along the way.
Of course, challenges still remain, but women’s success in the working world is worth commemorating — which will happen on American Business Women’s Day on Friday.
Are you a woman considering “setting up shop” on your own? If so, here are five tips to consider:
Balance your goals

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Senses stirred as weather cools down

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Stepping out on the porch with my morning cup of Community coffee, I feel something stirring in the air. Before taking a seat, I step back inside and slip on a light jacket because my thermometer reads 53 degrees.
There is no time of year to get my senses stirred like right now. We have been gifted with a milder-than-normal summer with showers nearly every week. I may be forced to mow my yard into November.

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September 15th

Officials: Autopsy planned in LSU student’s death

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BATON ROUGE — An autopsy was planned Friday on the body of a Louisiana State University student whose death police are investigating as a possible fraternity hazing incident.
Maxwell Raymond Gruver, an 18-year-old LSU freshman from Roswell, Georgia, died Thursday after he was taken to a Baton Rouge hospital to be treated for an unspecified “medical emergency,” university spokesman Ernie Ballard said.
LSU President F. King Alexander said police are investigating allegations that alcohol was a factor.

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Choudrant announces 13th annual Saturday in the Park

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It’s that time of year again, and Lincoln Parish residents should not be surprised if they see a couple of outhouses whizzing down the street in Choudrant.
They have simply stumbled upon the Village of Choudrant’s Outhouse Grand Nationals event and should pull up a chair and join the fun.
The event is a soapbox derby style race featuring outhouses.Mayor Bill Sanderson said the event began several years ago.

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LDCC chancellor shares vision

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Louisiana Delta Community College chancellor Dennis Epps has a broad vision of the school’s Ruston campus.
The second-year chancellor said he wants a new campus for the community college’s Ruston campus, tap into the science, technology, engineering and mathematics initiative in Lincoln Parish schools and continue to grow the college along with the community.
“I’m bullish on the future of Ruston and Lincoln Parish,” said Epps during an interview Thursday in Ruston. “What I see here is tremendous opportunity with great leadership.”

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Exhibit to display artwork of local artist

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The North Central Louisiana Arts Council has announced an exhibit of paintings by local artist Emily Pullin.
Pullin is an art educator, teaching elementary art at Rusotn’s Cedar Creek School.
She holds two art degrees: a Master of Arts in Teaching, K-12, and a Bachelor of Interior Design, both from Louisiana Tech University.
The exhibition will be on display Sep. 26 through Nov. 28, with an Artist Meet and Greet on Sept. 28.
Pullin grew up in a creative family and always knew that she would be in the arts in some form, but never considered herself a painter until recently.

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‘Pushing Dead’ is coming to the Dixie

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NCLAC is excited to announce “Pushing Dead” as the first film in our 2017-18 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers.
The film will be shown at 7 p.m. on Sept. 21 at the Dixie Center for the Arts. Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for students, and may be purchased at the door the night of the show.
Current NCLAC members attend for free. Before the film, NCLAC, along with fellow film lovers will be gathering on the lawn beside the Dixie Center for dinner and drinks.

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