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November 24th, 2012

Past events make for optimistic future

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Question: Our country’s federal deficit is larger than ever. Social Security and Medicare are broke. Our politicians are too busy fighting each other to fix anything. Does it seem like our economic problems are just getting worse and worse?
 
Answer: Let me make an unsolicited plug for the school teachers in our communities. Go hug a history teacher!
A working knowledge of history will help you get over your fears. It isn’t that the problems you’ve outlined aren’t real. Of course they are real.
But let’s back up a moment and look at the big picture.

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Learn about advantages of mutual fund investing

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In basic terms, a mutual fund is a company whose main objective is to professionally invest a pool of money in securities and earn a positive return for shareholders. In this way, these companies allow you to “mutually” share the rewards and risks of investing, hence their name.

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Don’t take a ‘holiday’ from financial goals

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We’re well into the holiday season now. And while the holidays are joyous, they can also be expensive. In fact, at this time of year, many people make spending decisions they end up regretting. But you can enjoy the holidays and still stay on track toward your financial goals by following a few simple guidelines, including the following:

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La. Tech journalism students gain mentoring experience through project

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Louisiana Tech students in a sophomore-level journalism class this fall got the opportunity not only to learn how to be better editors, but to also put those skills into practice by mentoring high school students.
In Journalism 220: Copy Editing, students are taught to be effective editors in the workplace, and they created short how-to videos explaining journalistic writing and editing for students at Farmerville High School.

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Celebrating Top Gains

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RJHS Principal Tim Nutt is seen visiting with Secondary Supervisor Ricky Edmiston and Accountability and Testing Coordinator Donna Doss.

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Celebrating Top Gains

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Ruston Junior High School was recently feted with a celebration honoring the faculty and staff for its role in the school achieving recognition as a Louisiana Top Gains school. Hosted by Lincoln ACHIEVE, the event featured a special reception by Aramark along with congratulatory comments from Superintendent Danny Bell, Director of Personnel Mary Null and ACHIEVE Coordinator Cathi Cox-Boniol.
Teachers Dwana Schmidt-Ward and Jan Norwood enjoyed the buffet.

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Ruston Elementary School Honor Roll

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Ruston Elementary School has announced the names of those students who have earned the honor roll for the second six-weeks grading period.
Third grade
Principal’s List: Lillian Avery, Cohen Ballew, Hasson Brown, Kelly Caston, Francenia Crook, Emma Fernandes, Benjamin Guerin, Sanaa Jackson, Kiona McCallister, Kitwana McTyer, Philip Nestrud, Riley Oakley, Dawson Szymanski and Landry Tucker

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Hillcrest Honor Roll

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Hillcrest Elementary School has announced the names of those students who have earned the honor roll for the second six-weeks grading period.
Principal’s List

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A.E. Phillips Elementary

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The A.E. Phillips Lego Legends, competing for the first time this year, were excited to bring home the top award in the Core Values competition at the regional tournament in Shreveport at SciPort.
The AEP RoboDogs won the top award for Robot Design and were also judged the overall best team for the regional competition.
Both AEP teams qualified to advance to the state competition to be held Dec. 8 in New Orleans.

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GMS Honor Roll

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Grambling Middle School has released the names of the students who achieved honor roll status for the second six-weeks reporting period.
Students are listed by academic achievement (minimum 3.0 grade point average) and grade level.
Principal’s List
(4.0 GPA)
Sixth grade: Amyia Moore
Honor Roll
Sixth grade: Treun Ford, Daizsha Hackney, Aaron Hill, Kennedy Minor, Sean Morris, Coi Scott, Kayla Wiley and Rachael Williams
Seventh grade: Jordan Ford, Daelin Jones, Destiny Lee, Devonte Sexton and Tamia Watson

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