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April 27th, 2013

SCHOOL NEWS: HICO ELEM.

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Kindergarten
The end of the school year is approaching fast! Our students have been working very hard all year; however, there is still more work to be done.
In reading, we are continuing to decode simple words. We have introduced all 40 sight words for the year.
We visited the Children’s Museum in Monroe to explore the exhibits and enjoy a story time activity. Students were able to enjoy lunch at the museum as well.
We are looking forward to our end of the year kindergarten program, which will be held May 17.

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Wiggins’ named head of Our Lady of Fatima

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Sr. Carol Shively, Diocesan superintendent of schools, is pleased to announce the successful hiring of a new principal for Our Lady of Fatima School, as Monroe native Carynn Wiggins will fill the role beginning July 1.
“We are blessed to have an individual with this talent level committed to serving the wonderful students and parents of Our Lady of Fatima School,” said Sr. Carol. “Everyone associated with the school is excited to welcome Dr. Wiggins and we look forward to her leadership in the coming school year.”

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SCHOOL NEWS: RUSTON JUNIOR HIGH

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Ruston Junior High School Future Business Leaders of America competed in their second FBLA State Leadership Conference in Lafayette on March 24-26, competing once again against high schools throughout Louisiana.

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Kendrick awarded LSU academic scholarship

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LSU University College presented its annual “Celebration of Excellence” Spring Awards Reception on March 20 at the LSU Faculty Club. University College awarded $49,250 through 54 scholarships, and $9,500 through nine LSU faculty teaching awards and one LSU Advisor of the Year Award.
Kayla Kendrick, of Ruston, was awarded the LSU University College Tiger Athletic Foundation Scholarship. A sophomore majoring in accounting with a 3.9 GPA, Kendrick joins an elite group of scholarship recipients. She is a graduate of Cedar Creek School.

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SCHOOL NEWS: SIMSBORO ELEMENTARY HONOR ROLL

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Simsboro has relesed the names of those students in elementary school who have achieved the honor roll for the fifth six weeks.
“A” Honor Roll
First grade: Cayden Barfield, Richard Canterbury, Dimitri Carr, Bo Collinsworth, Jamaya Crump, Harley Dowing, Taylor Hill, Steven Holstead, Alana Johnson, Grisham Locke, Bethany Mitchell, Brooklyn Roberson, John Robert Scheer, Kirah Spivey, Stormy Tartar, Luke Waldron, Amayah West and Will Young

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Relationship with financial advisor a crucial one

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Question: I am frustrated with my financial person. I put some investments with him a few years ago, but I never hear from him and it is hard to get him to call me back. Are all you people like this?

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Investors can learn from swimmers’ diets

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Summer isn’t here yet, but it’s getting close. And for many people, the arrival of summer means it’s time for swimming at the local pool or lake.
If you’re just a casual swimmer, you probably don’t have to adjust your diet before jumping in. But that’s not the case with competitive swimmers, who must constantly watch what they eat and drink, particularly in the days and hours preceding their races.

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When to retire an important, tough decision

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For many Americans, careers no longer carry an expiration date that coincides with a 65th birthday. Leaving the workforce and a steady paycheck to rely on entitlement benefits and retirement savings can seem daunting in the face of uncertainty regarding federal and pension checks, a tricky equities market, and the potential to live another 30 years.

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‘Home sweet home’

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Bakari Beckwith isn’t about to settle for anything but the best as the new head boys’ basketball coach at Ruston High School.
“We’re going to shoot for state championships,” he said during a mid-morning press conference on Friday. “Hopefully, a couple of them. The championships, they’re what fuels my desire to be successful. Our goal for the team is to shoot for a state title every year.”

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Patton drafted by 49ers

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If there was a steal in the third and final day of the annual NFL draft on Saturday, Quinton Patton might just be at the head of the class.
The former Louisiana Tech University wide receiver had been predicted as a likely second round and no later than third round selection.
But the 6-foot and 205-pounder lasted until the fourth round when he was grabbed as overall choice No. 128 by the San Francisco 49ers.

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