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April 30th, 2016

Brister’s celebrates grand reopening

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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand re-opening of Brister’s BBQ Smokehouse. The new building is across the street from their previous location on Cooktown Road.

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Local business recognized

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The Adopt-A-School Program challenged students to become “Agents for Change” with this year’s spring service project, it was decided the program would implement a new award that recognizes a Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Partner that has served as an agent for change through its partnership with a school during the year. This year’s inaugural award recognized Log Cabin/Ponchatoulas/Cheeburger Cheeburger for focusing on an area of critical need within Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home’s Howard School’s academic efforts.

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Teachers, students recognized

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Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science has announced its 2016 Outstanding Students and Faculty.
Each year, faculty and staff from the College of Engineering and Science select outstanding juniors and seniors who have excelled in academics and leadership for the College.
Graduating seniors vote on the two faculty members who most influenced their educations at Tech. These selections are announced at the annual Spring Release event.

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Louisiana Tech hosts I-20 Top 20

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Louisiana Tech University showcased new technologies, innovative products and services and entrepreneurial ideas from across the Interstate 20 corridor. Pictured is the UTeachTech booth. UTeachTech pairs Tech’s engineering and science programs with it teaching preparation programs, resulting in a single, interdisciplinary degree program.

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LSMSA Board of Directors names new executive director

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The Board of Directors of the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts met on April 27, and unanimously approved the recommendation from the search committee, selecting Steve Horton as the school’s new executive director.
Horton currently serves at Northwestern State University as the vice provost, dean of the graduate school, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and as a tenured professor of education.

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Planning ahead for healthcare, retirement

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As you set aside money for retirement, you’re probably thinking about planning for necessities, such as housing, food and transportation. You may also be budgeting for some luxuries, such as travel, dinners out and gifts for family members and favorite charities. But there’s another big expense to plan for: health care.

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In a world of specialists, consider a generalist

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Question: I went to see my financial guy about retiring and all we talked about was my mutual funds. I know that is important, but do I also need to be talking to an attorney for my will? And what about long-term care?
Answer: Medicine used to be simple.

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How to help Mom prepare for retirement

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Mother’s Day is almost here, so start shopping for the flowers or candy for Mom. But this year, why not also go beyond the traditional? Specifically, if your mother is still working but getting close to retirement, consider providing her with a gift that can help make her days as a retiree more pleasant.
Here are a few suggestions:

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Causey, Smith wed at Temple Baptist Church

Kathryn Elizabeth Causey, of Ruston, and Andrew Joseph Smith, of Ruston, were united in holy matrimony at 6 p.m. Saturday at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston.

The double-ring ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Brian Mercer.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Causey, of Ruston; the granddaughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Etzel; and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Causey, of Monroe.

The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Billy Smith.

He is the grandson of Linda Kavanaugh Rolf and the late Edward Oliver Rolf; and Carmelite Gulotta Smith and the late Dr. Joseph Littleton Smith Jr.

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Sunday Movie Review: “The Huntsman: Winter’s War”

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When I see an unnecessary sequel, I’ll often wonder what the studio was thinking. I’m not talking about the huge franchises where any kind of new installment is basically a license to print money.
I’m talking about unwanted sequels to movies that don’t have a fan base clamoring for more. Obviously I can think of a few motivating factors — greed mixed with a lack of imagination — but what makes studios think that they have a franchise on their hands when the first movie wasn’t exactly a franchise-launcher?

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