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May 11th, 2013

Rotary Club awards scholarships

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Ruston’s Rotary Club recently wrapped up its 2012-13 Student of the Year program by presenting its annual scholarship awards. According to Scholarship Program Coordinator Diane Hunter, criteria for the award included being named among the year’s Student of the Month awardees and submitting an essay that showcased the applicant’s understanding and embodiment of the Rotary commitment to service and leadership.

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SCHOOL NEWS: GLEN VIEW ELEM.

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Kindergarten news
The Glen View Elementary staff would like to express our thanks to all of our wonderful parents. They truly made Teacher Appreciation Week a memorable one!
It’s hard to believe this year is almost over. We enjoyed our spring break and returned to school refreshed and ready to learn.
The students made us proud on the year end DIBELS assessment. They have progressed so much this year and are ready for first grade.

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SCHOOL NEWS: CEDAR CREEK

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State Literary Rally
Cedar Creek was named for the ninth year in a row Division IV Sweepstakes Winner for its outstanding performance at the 2013 North Louisiana High School Literary Rally.
At the State Rally, Cedar Creek students also performed exceptionally.

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Awards given to Middle Grade students of the year

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The Lincoln Club proudly announces the recipients of its annual Middle Grades Student of the Year Awards. Each student was honored at the May 3 luncheon and presented an award of achievement by club President Ben Humphries and Lincoln Parish Superintendent Danny Bell, with an overview of their accomplishments announced by event coordinator Josh Perot. Each awardee has maintained excellent grades, been active in extra-curricular activities and community service and served as a leader on their respective school campus.

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Dairy cattle judging team named state champions

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Congratulations to the newest state champion team at Ruston High School! The Ruston’s Future Farmers of America Dairy Cattle Judging Team won the State Championship at the Louisiana State Dairy Cattle Judging Career Development Event at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge on April 13. Members of the state champion team are Keirstyn Sonnier, Hannah Rhodes, Mercedes Fife and Jonathan Craig. Keirstyn Sonnier was also awarded the state’s Overall Highest Individual at the state event.

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RHS students awarded scholarships

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Rick Guillot and Shelly Clark with the Big Whit 77 Foundation recently attended a senior assembly at Ruston High School to present eight RHS students with the prestigious Whit’s Warriors Scholarship. Each honoree received a $1,000 check as well as a $350 gift card to Office Depot. Those on hand to celebrate this exceptional accomplishment were (left to right) John David Moore, Avery Woodard, Jon White, Garrett Patterson, Guillot, Clark, Anna Hall, Jake Kyte, Savannah Payne and Jacob Duke.

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Don’t borrow trouble from your 401K

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Question: I have gotten behind on some of my bills. I have found out that I can borrow money from my 401(k) account at a lower interest rate. My wife is against it, but don’t you think it would be better to pay a lower interest rate and pay off my credit cards?

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Don’t borrow trouble from your 401K

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Question: I have gotten behind on some of my bills. I have found out that I can borrow money from my 401(k) account at a lower interest rate. My wife is against it, but don’t you think it would be better to pay a lower interest rate and pay off my credit cards?

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Remember to make time for financial checkup

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Volatile financial markets are still leaving individual investors queasy about their portfolios.
They’re not just suffering from vertigo; the Chicago Board Options Exchange’s Volatility Index, which measures expected volatility in the S&P 500, spent August and September 2011 hovering at its highest levels in a year.

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Don’t forget to study up on college savings vehicles

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Another school year is drawing to a close — so if you have young children, they’re one year closer to the day when they head off to college. And both you and your children need to prepare for that day. Your kids can do so by developing good study habits. As for you, it’s never too soon to start preparing for the high costs of higher education.

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