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It’s no treat to be tricked by scary investment moves

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If you have young children, or even if you just have some in your neighborhood, you know they will soon acquire large amounts of free candy, obtained by impersonating witches, vampires and other scary creatures. As an adult, of course, you’re unlikely to encounter too many monsters after Halloween ends. Yet, as you go through life, you will find some things that are truly alarming — such as scary investment moves.

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The five most important estate plan documents

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It may be the subject matter — death, incapacity and taxes — that causes us to avoid estate planning. However, the fact is that no matter what your age or how much wealth you’ve accumulated, you need an estate plan to protect yourself, your loved ones and your assets — both now while you’re still active, as well as after your death. Having an effective estate plan is one of the most important things you can do for your family.

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Too little insurance could be costly in long run

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Question: I pay so much for insurance. but I’m not even sure if what I have is the right kind or amount. How do I lower my bill and make sure I have the right kinds of insurance?
Answer: Imagine coming out of Giganto-Mart one day and not being able to find your truck. After searching the parking lot 10 times, you come to the very uncomfortable realization that your truck is gone. Maybe you forgot where you put it, maybe some unsavory characters took it or maybe space aliens swooped out of the sky and ate it.

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Vote for best candidate

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The candidate was stumping for votes and happened upon a reservation full of Indians. He asked the chief if he could speak to the tribe and the chief graciously consented.
Mr. Politician got to talking and each time he made a point, a loud shout went up: “Oom Golla Golla.” He was pleased with the response he was getting, so he made other points and promises, and each time the response became louder and more animated. “Oom Golla Golla; Oom Golla Golla.”
Finally it was over and they all stood up, and without clapping, they were roaring the same refrain, “Oom Golla Golla; Oom Golla Golla.”

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Parish schools proud of SACS results

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For many, there can be no better feeling than when the Ruston Bearcats beat the Neville Tigers in football. What a time for celebration! Having just come off the big rivalry win, adrenaline flows wildly with the anticipation of more Bearcat victories down the road. Such wins tend to set the stage for greater things yet to come or at least so goes our mindset.
The great former Ruston football coach Chick Childress told me once that “how goes the football program is how goes the school year.” If you can establish a winning season, then everything else within the schools seems to go well. You know, he probably had a point. Within our mental framework are those triggers that help boost our spirit and keep us on the path of future success. Wins and other noteworthy successes drive our mental attitudes leading us to believe that we are invincible and can easily raise the bar for the next challenge.

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Late man’s family thankful for help

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The family of the late Deacon James Willis Elam is thankful for all answered prayers, food, visits, calls, cards, floral and monetary donations during his illness and following his death.

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Downs urges support of Amendment No. 2

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I strongly urge your support of Constitution Amendment No. 2.
It is not a tax increase!
Its passage will change how the state and local parishes share the revenue collected from oil and gas severance tax.
Under present law, the state and local parish split the oil and gas severance tax with the state getting 80 percent and the local parish, where the severance is produced, getting 20 percent until the parish receives $850,000. After that, the state gets 100 percent of the excess.

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Local recycling efforts return

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It’s been more than a month since countless blue recycling bins disappeared from all over the parish.
When Trailblazer Resource Conservation and Development, a nonprofit organization, lost federal funding for its recycling program, it was forced to eliminate that component of its services.
Since then, residents who previously dropped their newspapers, office paper, aluminum cans and telephone books in the bins have been forced to either give up recycling or find other options.

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Ribbon cutting held for Burke’s Outlet

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Rep. Hollis Downs honored with award

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State Rep. Hollis Downs of Ruston has taken action to keep teen drivers safe and was scheduled to receive the Graduated Driver Licensing Champion Award, presented by State Farm. This award is given in recognition of Downs’ efforts to pass legislation that would give teens more nighttime practice driving hours and limit the number of passengers in a car driven by a teen driver.

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