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January 26th, 2013

Green wins agricultural award

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Three awards for outstanding achievement in agriculture were presented this month at the North Louisiana Agri-Business Council annual Awards and Legislative Appreciation Luncheon. The event was held at the West Monroe Convention Center.
Those honored were Adam Faulk from Franklin Parish, recipient of the 2012 Young Producer Award; Harper Armstrong from Morehouse Parish, recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Agricultural Producer award; and William H. Green, D.V.M. of Lincoln Parish, winner of the 2012 Distinguished Service to North Louisiana Agriculture Award.

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Don’t be afraid to change asset allocation

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Asset allocation is a time-tested strategy that can help take the guesswork out of choosing investments for your portfolio. Instead of putting all your eggs in one basket, you spread your eggs (dollars) among a variety of baskets (stocks, bonds and cash). The baskets can be further divided within each type of investment.

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Avoid becoming ‘Groundhog Day’ investor

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Groundhog Day is almost here. For most of its history — which, according to some reports, dates back to the first celebration in 1886 or 1887 in Punxsutawney, Pa. — Groundhog Day held little significance for most Americans.

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Choices and consequences — teach children the link

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Question: My wife thinks we need to give our high school son a larger allowance. He is always coming to us for money for this and that, but I am pretty sure if we give him a bigger allowance, he will just spend it and keep coming to us for money. Do you have a suggestion?
Answer: Yes. Introduce your son to the twin concepts of freedom of choice and freedom from consequences.

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January 25th

Church News

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Assembly of God
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“Living in the Spirit” class at 9:45 a.m. Sundays will help you understand the Holy Spirit’s role in your life. Children’s church at 10:45 a.m. will teach your children to know God and the Bible.
Nursery up through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays and by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
For more information, call 255-8932 or email fishin4men@bellsouth.net.
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Baptist
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Calvary

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Quota gives to speech department

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Pictured above are two Quota International of Ruston members delivering a check for $1,173 to Melinda Bryan, assistant professor in the Louisiana Tech University Department of Speech. The check is for the purchase of an FM system for an elementary school student with hearing problems. This system will enable the student and the teacher to communicate easily with each other in the standard classroom setting. Quota members are left, Mary Kilpatrick and right, Claire Givens.

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Library to host ‘Tied Up In Knotts’

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Karen Knotts will be appearing in “Tied Up In Knotts!,” a fun-filled evening dedicated to the memory of her father, Don Knotts, at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center. Tickets are free and may be picked up at the library. A ticket is required for attendance.

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Hooshang's landscapes now glow

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A Colorado publishing company with distinctive new pieces of art that double as lights has selected local artist Hooshang Khorasani's landscapes for inclusion in its initial offerings.
DiaNoche Designs, meaning Day and Night Designs, describes its creations as a unique concept that brings to life the idea of "Art Today — Light Tonight." All its lights are gallery-wrapped with artisanal fabric and come equipped to be illuminated from behind, when desired. The company is based in Wheat Ridge, Colo.

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Weekly book study to begin Thursday

LifeHouse Ministries will host a six-week book study on Richard Rohr’s book “Falling Upward” beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, and will continue meeting every Thursday. The study will be at LifeHouse, located at 813 N. Trenton St. in Ruston.

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A gala, a luncheon and a birthday

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There was a birthday for a very special veteran, a luncheon with keynote speaker Rep. Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman, and a gala last week as residents hobnobbed all over the parish.
For those interested in submitting photos from social functions, please clarify the event, date and persons in the photo. The Ruston Daily Leader encourages all residents and groups to submit photos as this feature is an excellent way to publicize special and casual occasions, whether a party, christening, luncheon, etc.

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