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Area schools to collect food

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The KTVE-KARD Christmas Cheer Food Drive is under way. This year’s goal is to collect 85,000 pounds of food. All food collected will be distributed by the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana to feed area families in need this holiday season.

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Students learn about fire safety, visit pumpkin patches

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We have had a wonderful September and October here at Emmanuel. Our children are enjoying regular trips to the Lincoln Parish Library for story time and checking out books for our classrooms. We are so fortunate to have access to such a great library, and we want our children to learn how to best utilize the resources there.

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Projects focus on Native American culture, carnival

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Fifth grade
The students in Mrs. Cyndee Albritton and Mrs. Sheree Allen’s fifth grade classes have been busy. In social studies, the students showed what they learned about Native American culture by creating diorama type projects. Among the projects were wampum belts, kachina dolls, masks, tepees, canoes, pueblos and longhouses.

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Russian, cake decorating amongst continuing education classes at Tech

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Louisiana Tech Continuing Education announces several community classes offered during the winter quarter. For more information or to register, residents can visit www.latech.edu/cedl or call 257-4433.
• CPR — The American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Course is designed to teach the skills of CPR and AED for adults, children and infants. Other skills include ventilation with a barrier device, a bag-mask device, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and relief of a foreign-body airway obstruction. During the course students will watch the video and practice skills.

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Planning Priority No. 3: Pay self first

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Question: I am trying to put together a financial plan, and I am realizing how much there is to think about! Is one thing more important than another? Where should I start?
Answer: For the last couple of weeks, we have been examining the priorities involved in building an effective financial plan.
Step one must always be protection … because life happens.
Step two is cash flow control. As one wag has said, if your outgo exceeds your intake, your upkeep will become your downfall!
This week, let’s take up the third step, or planning priority — savings.

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Managing uneven income in retirement

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Varying income isn’t a worry only for entrepreneurs and the self-employed. Workers who leave the workforce to care for a family member or recover from serious illness can also face plenty of uncertainty in their cash flow. And in the last few years, even employees who had enjoyed steady paychecks and annual increases have seen their earnings change because of layoffs, wage freezes and enforced cutbacks on hours.

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Memorial Gym changes bring back memories

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It’s still my favorite all-time basketball facility.
Maybe it’s because I’ve got so many fond memories of the place.
Maybe it’s because my grandfather, the late C.C. Davis of Ruston, served as its contractor and maybe it’s because I used to trail along with him when he would go check on its progress.
Yes, it’s mostly nostalgia associated with my love of Memorial Gymnasium.
Nothing wrong with that.

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’Dogs stop Roadrunners

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In terms of football “art,” Louisiana Tech University’s homecoming victory over the University of Texas-San Antonio on Saturday afternoon wouldn’t have been found in the Picasso gallery.
Pretty it wasn’t.
But still, the Top 25 ranked Bulldogs (8-0, 3-0) walked off of the Joe Aillet Stadium FieldTurf with a 51-27 Western Athletic Conference win in their first-ever game against the Roadrunners (5-4, 1-3).

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Grambling tripped by JSU

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GRAMBLING — Jackson State’s starting quarterback Clayton Moore said that his team preached before the game that Grambling was the team to beat.
And JSU did just that at Eddie G. Robinson on Saturday afternoon. They beat Grambling — thoroughly — with a final score of 53-17.
“This was a personal game,” said Moore, who completed 12 of 18 passes for 257 yards and two touchdowns.

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