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July 23rd, 2016

Are you working with an adviser or salesman?

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Question: I get zero attention from my broker. I know my account is not his biggest, but I always have to call him to suggest changes, and that’s if I can get him on the phone. Isn’t he supposed to be advising me, not the other way around?
Answer: Actually, no. That’s not his job.
Just follow the money.

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Bobby Slaughter has strong HOF resume at Tech

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In 1987, Mickey Slaughter was inducted into the Louisiana Tech University Athletic Hall of Fame.
Three years later, son Bobby Slaughter led all NCAA players in receptions and was chosen as an All-American, capping off one of the most productive careers ever for a Bulldogs’ wide receiver.
The latter’s credentials, which will be expounded on later in this corner, are ample evidence that another father-son duo should be added to the roll call of the school’s athletic shrine.

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RHS honors football ‘Legends’

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Ruston High School’s football team held its first Bearcat Legends Banquet/Auction Thursday night at Louisiana Tech’s Davison Athletics Complex, taking the opportunity to honor former RHS standouts Fred Dean and Kyle Williams in the process.
Bearcats head coach Brad Laird said the event will be a foundation “for what we want to continue to happen in years to come.” This isn’t something that happened over the last three months. It actually started about three years ago.”

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Ellis Baseball Clinic set for Saturday

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Area children will get the chance to learn about hitting, pitching, catching and winning the game of life Saturday as College Hall of Fame Baseball Coach Wilbert Ellis conducts his annual Youth Baseball Clinic at Fraser Field.
Registration from the free clinic will be held from 8-9 a.m. with instruction and teaching from 9 a.m.–noon, followed by lunch.
The clinic is for boys and girls ages 8-16, with a T-ball clinic set for children ages 4-7. All campers will receive a T-shirt and a NCAA water bottle.

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Dixie 9-year-olds fall in opener

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The Ruston Dixie Baseball Association 9-year-old All Stars fell as they opened World Series pool play in Searcy, Arkansas, Friday night against Nacogdoches, Texas, by the score of 5-3. But they bounced back in the nightcap with a 5-4 win over Pottsboro, Texas. The team did capture first place in Friday’s shuttle event skils competition. Pictured are team members Brock Laird, left, and Kyle Caston with Coach David Caston. The team lost both its Saturday games to teams from Mississppi by the scores of 7-1 and 4-0 and will begin single elimination play today.

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Dixie 11-year-olds start with wins

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The Ruston Dixie Baseball Association 11-year-old All Stars opened World Series pool play in Searcy, Arkansas, Friday night with a 13-5 win over Hudson, Texas and a 5-3 victory over Cleveland, Mississippi after placing second in the shuttle event skils competition earlier in the day. Pictured is the team praying Saturday before falling to Pineville by the score of 8-4. The team led Athens, Texas, 4-3 as the Ruston Daily Leader went to press Saturday night.

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Tech softball signee named All-American

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MaxPrep’s All-American after her stellar senior season at North Forney High School in Forney, Texas.
Rizzato, who will be wearing a Lady Techster uniform this fall, earned the honor after driving in 73 runs in 39 games, leading North Forney to the Class 5A Region II semifinals. Rizzato batted .615 and hit 16 homers.
The District 12-5A MVP averaged nearly two hits per game, finishing with 72, and nearly half of her hits went for extra bases.
In eight playoff games, Rizzato hit .643 with four home runs, nine runs and 17 RBIs.

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Whitetails Unlimited returning in August

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It was one year ago that an event was held in north Louisiana that had folks excited and turned lots of heads. The inaugural banquet of an organization was held that outdoors people still talk about. It was the initial gathering of a new organization, Whitetails Unlimited, Lincoln Parish chapter.
The reason for all the chatter was the number of people willing to purchase tickets and turn out on a hot August night and the amount of money raised. Upwards of 500 were in attendance of this new event.

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Horn, Barr marry in Texas

Abigail Lillie Horn, of Richardson, Texas, and William Reeves Barr, of Ruston, married at 6:30 p.m. July 17 in a double-ring ceremony at The Cotton Mill in McKinney, Texas.

The wedding was officiated by Kurt Pressler, Marriage Ministry Director at Fellowship Bible Church Dallas.

The bride is the daughter of Kathleen and Joe Mark Horn, of Richardson, Texas, and the granddaughter of Ann Horn and the late Dr. Joe Horn, of Plainview, Texas, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ignatius G. Ruiz, of New Orleans.

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A Gazebo, a misstep and an important truth

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It began as a date night with my wife, and ended with a substantial purchase at Lowe’s Home Improvement. Please allow me to explain. Over the past few months, my wife and I have discussed expanding our patio space by adding to our covered porch.
What we found at Lowe’s, however, gave us some much needed shade without the complication of a construction project. We found a beautiful gazebo, perfectly sized for our patio area, and determined it would provide the expanded are we desired at a minimal cost. So we placed our order and waited for delivery.

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