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February 23rd, 2013

Report: Farming safety improved

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Depending on the reporting agencies and the statistics analyzed, farming and ranching is considered to be one of the most dangerous jobs in America.
In fact, farming is more dangerous than coal mining, which at one time had the highest number of work-related deaths of any industry. However, while mining has improved its safety record, so has American agriculture.

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Recent honor well deserved

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Today’s comments are specifically meant to honor and recognize a gentleman and scholar, a local citizen of Ruston, who has accomplished something magnificent. There is a phenomenon in society that we tend not to notice talent right under our own noses. Even scripture refers to a prophet not being honored in his own country. This man is not a “prophet” in the classic sense, although he is more than talented in professing the law. Let me share some background.

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Students rewarded, classes focus on science, math

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Ram Pride is alive at I.A. Lewis School and the students are doing their best to show positive behavior. The school is divided into four positive behavior teams.
During the third six weeks, it was the Blue Jays who reaped the benefits. The 68-member team had the best behavior and was rewarded with a field trip to Monroe.

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Delta Police Academy classes begin Monday

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Louisiana Delta Community College will begin the first class under the new North Delta Regional Training Academy on Monday.
Last year, the North Delta Law Enforcement Planning District voted to have Delta assume operations of the academy, pending approval of the Louisiana POST (Peace Officer Standards and Training) Council. The District will serve as the Advisory Committee for the academy in order to assure programming and operations comply with needs of law enforcement agencies within the region.

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Find ways to put your tax refund to work

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Not everyone gets one, but it’s always a welcome sight — a tax refund. If you receive a refund this year, how can you best put it to work?
The answer depends, to a large extent, on the size of your refund. In 2012, the average tax refund was about $3,000, according to the IRS. Let’s look at a few possibilities for how you might use this amount:

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Always look for a better backup retirement plan

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Since the Great Recession started nearly five years ago, the number of older Americans in the workforce has increased significantly. By some estimates, there are roughly 25 percent more people age 65 and older who are still on the job. And while some older workers simply enjoy going to work every day, financial strains have forced many others to continue working.
Working longer could help you overcome shortfalls in your retirement savings. But because that might not be enough, make sure your alternative strategy goes beyond logging a few extra years as an employee. “Anybody who plans on working after 55 needs a Plan B, even if they’re very happy with their career,” says Donna Peterson, Senior Vice President in Retail Retirement at Wells Fargo. “Things can change quickly.”

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Giving a little career advice for the young

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Question: I got out of college a few years ago and went to work for a company, starting off in their management training program. Once that was over, I was assigned a position, which is OK, but I do not think this company has much of a career path for me. I want to be somewhere where there is a future for me. Is there usually someone in a company responsible for people’s career path?

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Awards presented at Chamber Gala

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Timothy Bush (far left) with the Ruston-Lincoln Visitors & Convention Bureau presented the Ruston Jaycees Outstanding Young People Awards to (from left to right) Ruston High School New Tech @ Ruston Teacher Sarah Wages, Outstanding Young Educator; Kevin Singh, Outstanding Young Person; Jason Roberts, Outstanding Young Firefighter; and Ruston Police Officer Edward Griffith, Outstanding Young Police Officer.

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Yes, Bulldogs might nudge out Kentucky

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Some leftover notes along the sports beat:
• If someone said a year ago come 2013 NCAA bracket-watching time for men’s basketball, that Louisiana Tech University would be included in the weekly national polls and regarded as almost a lock for postseason play and Kentucky wouldn’t, you would’ve located a “I am Stupid” sign.

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Parish teams advance

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When the regional round of the 2013 Louisiana High School Athletic Association boys’ basketball playoffs tipped off Friday night, there were five Lincoln Parish teams still alive.
After those games were played, well, there’s still five in the hunt to make it all the way to the semifinal/final round of the postseason tournament to be held next month in Monroe.
Ruston, Simsboro, Dubach, New Living Word School and Choudrant all took wins in the regional round.

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