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May 4th, 2013

SCHOOL NEWS: I.A. LEWIS

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The iLEAP test provided students with many challenges, but also filled the lives of the I.A. Lewis Ram family with plenty of fun. Standardized test results are scheduled to be shared with our students before the last day of school on May 21.

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Students participate in active art

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Students from Cypress Springs and Ruston Elementary schools recently engaged in a cyanotype activity during the ongoing AC/DC Art Project held at Louisiana Tech University’s Rawle Enterprise Center. Presented each year in partnership between Lincoln ACHIEVE and the Enterprise Center, the art project provides an opportunity for fifth grade students in Ruston’s elementary schools to participate in specially developed art experiences on the Tech campus during each six weeks of the academic year. Rhyan Emery Taylor led the cyanotype activity where the elementary students worked with fabric infused with chemicals that are developed by exposure to sunlight.

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Choudrant teen reaches finals in national contest

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NEW YORK CITY — Captivating audiences with a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Hannah McNew, of Choudrant, a student of Beckie Huckaby at Cedar Creek School in Ruston, placed as a semifinalist at the 30th season of the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition.

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Celebrating the 2012-13 Adopt-A-School

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Celebrating the 2012-13 Adopt-A-School awards are (left to right) Aaron Paul, Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce; Josie Tubbs, First Guaranty Bank; Principal Tim Nutt, Ruston Junior High School; Patrice Hilton, First Baptist Church of Ruston; Jessie Bryan, Ruston High School; Ryan Smith, Choudrant High School; Sheila Nugent, Simsboro High School; Brenda Brister, Choudrant Elementary School; Principal Lisa Mangum, Glen View Elementary School; Stanley Lewis, I. A. Lewis School; Leah Frazier, Walmart Supercenter; Steve Parker, Leadership Lincoln.

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Lincoln boasts top shooters

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The Lincoln Parish 4H Senior shooters competed in the Sanson Elimination Event at the Arcadia Gun Club on April 28. Five shooters placed in the top 15 to qualify to compete in the 2013 Louisiana Trapshooting Association State Shoot in Port Allen later this month. Pictured above, from left to right, are local top shooters Zack Skipper, Garrett Myers, Kendal Martin, Story Moller and Elijah Cain.

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Adopt-a-School awards presented

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The Lincoln Parish Adopt-A-School Program recently wrapped up another stellar year during its fifth annual End-of-Year Celebration and Luncheon.  Co-Sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Lincoln ACHIEVE, the event was attended by roughly 110 Chamber and Education partners who participated throughout the 2012-13 year.

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RUSTON ELEMENTARY HONOR ROLL

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Ruston Elementary School has released the names of those students achieving the honor roll for the fifth six-week honor roll.

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Maintain diversity even in turbulent times

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While it is always important to maintain a diversified portfolio, it is especially vital to remain diversified during volatile market conditions.
As an investor, you should be careful not to get caught up in any panic selling and should maintain your focus on long-term goals.

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Be aware of the need for disability insurance

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It probably doesn’t show up on your calendar, but May is Disability Insurance Awareness Month. And you might agree that such a month is useful, when you consider the following:
• Three in 10 workers entering the workforce today will become disabled before retiring, according to the Social Security Administration.

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Just really what does successful investing mean?

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Question: I started investing about 10 years ago. I feel like it’s just been one disaster after another. None of my investments have done well for long. I make changes based on what I read, but that doesn’t seem to help. I know I am doing something wrong, I just don’t know what it is. So what am I doing wrong?

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