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July 7th, 2018

Grambling picked to rule SWAC again on gridiron

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Another season, another Southwestern Athletic Conference title.
That’s what Grambling State University is preparing for during the 2018 football season.
Three different national publications have predicted the Tigers will win the league crown.
Those three preseason magazines are Collegiate Football Journal, College Gridiron Special and College Gridiron News.

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Carter aiming for spot with ’Skins

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Former Grambling State running back Martez Carter is staying focused after signing an undrafted rookie free agent contract with the Washington Redskins 30 minutes after the NFL draft ended in late April.
Part of that focus is improving his conditioning and losing a little weight.
And he’s helping others while doing so.
Carter was in Ruston last week where he helped with a free youth conditioning camp and autograph/pictured session conducted by Desired Performance Fitness Center.
Since being drafted, Carter has attended a Redskins rookie minicamp and a full team minicamp.

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Louisiana Tech soccer team adds three transfers

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In an effort to bolster the lineup with more experience, Louisiana Tech women’s soccer head coach Kevin Sherry has added three transfers.
Tech will welcome in Carlotta Engel from Middle Georgia State, Kaylee Zettler from William Carey and Sylvannah Winstone from Fairmont State.

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Ruston Reds 10U team wins district

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SHREVEPORT — The Ruston Reds 10-and-under Dixie All-Star Team took the Louisiana District IV title on Tuesday evening.
Ruston went undefeated through the five-day tournament, outscoring opponents by a combined run total of 50-15.
The win propelled Ruston to the North Regional Tournament to be held Friday through July 17 in Shreveport.
Leading the way for Ruston in the district tournament was Hunter Soto with a .583 batting average and eight runs batted in.

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Couple celebrates 65 years

Bill Davis and Faye Davis, of Ruston, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary at their home with a barbecue dinner attended by their children and grandchildren.

The couple four children Joe Davis (Barbara), of Franklin, Tennessee; Karen Barton (Dick), of Skiatook, Oklahoma; Tommy Davis (Gayla), of Clinton, Mississippi; and Sheila Pierce (Sam), of Ruston.

They have eight grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. The couple was married July 2, 1953.

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Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Rotolo’s Craft & Crust

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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Rotolo’s Craft & Crust. The chef also created a giant pizza that was sliced and shared with the guests. The franchise is owned by Justin Carr and located at 1314 Maxwell Boulevard in Ruston.

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Utility Brewing celebrates ribbon cutting

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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Utility Brewing Company recently. Utility Brewing is located at 206 North Vienna Street in Ruston and offers wood-fired pizza, beer made from scratch, and patio dining. Owners are Karl Puljak, Cassidy Keim and Dean Norton.

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Income inequality – cause or effect?

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Question: I hear and read a lot about income inequality. There have always been rich people and poor people. I don’t really see myself as rich or poor. It doesn’t bother me that somebody makes more money than I do. Why is this a problem now? Has something changed?
Answer: It depends on whom you ask.

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To be active or passive, that is the question

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Active investing or passive investing. It’s an ongoing debate, and here, briefly, is what’s behind it.
Active investing involves the skills of an investment manager who seeks to generate greater returns than a market benchmark or index and may pursue other goals, such as risk reduction and income enhancement.

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Questions to ask your financial advisor

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You should always be able to ask as many questions as you’d like when working with your financial advisor. So, before you have your annual review, think carefully about what you’d like to ask. Here are a few suggestions:

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