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August 11th, 2018

Planning is difference between hoarding and affording

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Question: My car is embarrassing.
The paint is chipping, part of my bumper is literally wired on and it blows more smoke than a train.
When I talk to my husband about getting a new car, he says we can’t afford one.
But that’s ridiculous ... we make plenty of money. He just hates to spend it. What do I do?
Answer: The difference between affording and hoarding is usually fear. And fear usually thrives in the absence of facts.
A budget is just a plan to spend money. Everybody realizes that in a budget it is important that you not spend too much.

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Know ways to help students pay for college

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It is still summer, but we’re getting close to a new school year.
One day, though, “back-to-school” will mean “off to college” for your children.
Will you be financially prepared to help your kids cope with the costs of higher education?

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August 10th

‘The Unafraid’ to open

Event: “The Unafraid” independent film screening with filmmaker Q&A, sponsored by Gale and Willis Reed
Date: 7 p.m., Sept. 20
Details: NCLAC presents The Unafraid, part of the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The Unafraid is a feature length documentary that tells about the plight of DACA students in Georgia.
Location: Dixie Center for the Arts, 212 N Vienna, Ruston
Cost: $5 general admission, $3 students, NCLAC members free
Extra info: tickets at the door. Co-Director/Producer Heather Courtney will be here for an after-film Q&A

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Wind Ensemble to visit Dixie

Event: Shreveport Regional Wind Ensemble with Denene Stringfellow and Jane Givens on vocals
Date: 7 p.m., Sept. 11
Details: Dixie Center for the Art’s season opener, sponsored by Annette and Johnny Maxwell
Location: Dixie Center for the Arts, 212 N. Vienna, Ruston
Cost: $20 or a Dixie season ticket
Extra info: call the Box Office for your ticket at (318)255-1450

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Bulldog Reveal scheduled

Event: Rock the Railroad Bulldog Reveal
Date: 6-8 p.m., Sept. 7
Details: Ruston Cultural District will reveal the Bulldog Project’s completed bulldogs, with food trucks, a concert by Judge & the Jury, and a Louisiana Tech pep rally
Location: Railroad Park, downtown Ruston
Cost: Free to attend
Extra info: a Bulldog Brochure will be available at the event that notes the locations for each of the bulldogs; one will be located at Railroad Park

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Art exhibit open to the public

Event: The Elements: a Celebration of Earth and Sky
Date: Now through Aug. 31
Details: Ruston Artisans presents an exhibition
Location: Ruston Artisans, 203 W. Alabama
Cost: free to attend; works for sale
Extra info: The Elements Exhibition features Julie Crews, Liz Zanca and Rhea Gary with Sandy Bennett and Danny Helms.

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ARToberfest tickets on sale

Event: tickets on sale for ARToberfest
Date: Sept. 1
Details: tickets go on sale for ARToberfest, NCLAC’s 9th annual beer tasting event with music, food trucks, and home brewed and commercial craft beers
Location: Fine Line Supply and nclac.org
Cost: $45 early bird admission (limited quantity), $30 general admission
Extra info: ARToberfest will be Oct. 19 at the Norton Building in downtown Ruston

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‘Music in Color’ set for Saturday

Ruston Artisans begins a new event series, “Music in Color,” at 7 p.m. Saturday with a concert starring Grant Terry and Lacy Cavalier.
Artist Ashley Greer, who collaborates with Ruston Artisans as a graphic designer and videographer, created the concept and will be the featured artist performing living painting during the concert.
“The painting will be raffled to a lucky audience member that evening,” said Judi Null, gallery director “You will also have the opportunity to experience Ashley’s first formal exhibition and purchase her captivating artwork.”

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CCA receives donation

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New Hope BC Women’s Auxiliary members Nakisha Evans, left, and Carolyn Green deliver food to Christian Community Action, Stephanie Matthews, Director (center), from their recent food drive.

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MASON’S MEDCAMPS MISSION

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Late Thursday night, Jeb Andrews said Mason Andrews was having to return to Dubai once again because of oil issues, according to a post on Facebook. Above is a photo of the underside of the cowling where the oil was blowing back.
“He is turning around AGAIN! There is substantial engine oil running up the cowling since takeoff so something is amiss. Can’t start a 14 hour leg with that going on. Will update as we know more.”
This morning, Jeb Andrews updated Facebook, explaining that while the problem has been found, Mason Andrews may be in Dubai over the weekend.

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