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In business succession, be fair, not equal

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Question: I have three wonderful adult children. Only one of them has come into the family business. The other two have lives of their own. I am having a hard time figuring out how to be fair to my children in my estate plans. Most of what I have is tied up in the business, but leaving the business in equal thirds to my three children won’t really work either. Any ideas?
Answer: Don’t confuse equality with fairness.

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How to deal with a financial rebalancing act?

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“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” If this everyday piece of advice comes to mind when thinking about your investments, then you may already understand the importance of a diversified portfolio.
But even the most carefully composed investment portfolios can get out of balance from time to time. To make sure your portfolio stays on track to helping you reach your goals, it’s important to take the time regularly to rebalance your portfolio to make sure it’s still in line with your investment objectives.

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Raising your ‘awareness’ of the benefits of life insurace

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You may be unaware of it, but September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. And when you consider the lifetime of benefits you and your family may receive from life insurance, you might agree that a month isn’t too long to spend on this important part of your overall financial picture.
Unfortunately, too many Americans are uninsured or under-insured.

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Ruston school awarded $3,500 literacy grant

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The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of $3,500 to Howard School in Ruston.
“The Dollar General Literacy Foundation is pleased to support the literacy efforts of Howard School,” said Rick Dreiling, Dollar General’s chairman and CEO. “The Youth Literacy grants are awarded annually at the start of the school year so that the funds are in place to have an impact on reading education and support.”

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Breakfast awards set for Oct. 5

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The planning committee for the annual Ruston-Lincoln Business Awards Breakfast met last week to continue working on the event set for Oct. 5 at the Louisiana Tech University Student Center.

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Kilpatrick ribbon cutting set Tuesday

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Kilpatrick’s Serenity Gardens cemetery in West Monroe will hold a Ribbon Cutting ceremony for its new Open Air Chapel Mausoleum at 10 a.m. Tuesday, and the public is invited to share in this occasion.
Kilpatrick’s Serenity Gardens cemetery is the only Perpetual care cemetery and mausoleum in West Monroe.

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Cane’s urges public to dine out to help feed hungry children

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Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers announced today that it will participate in next week’s national “Dine out for no kid hungry” campaign to raise funds to combat childhood hunger in America.
This year’s fundraising drive will run today-Saturday.
This is the fourth year Cane’s has supported the initiative, which is organized by Share Our Strength, a national not-for-profit organization that works to ensure that no child in America grows up hungry.

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Cane’s founder Graves to speak in West Monroe

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The City of West Monroe and the West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce that on Oct. 4, Todd Graves, founder of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, will be in West Monroe.
Graves, president and CEO of Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, will be in West Monroe to help officially open the Raising Cane’s Dog Park at Kiroli. Accompanying Graves will be his dog, Cane II.

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’Dogs stir up Rice, 56-37

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Louisiana Tech University cooked up some Rice Saturday night.
And it tasted mighty good.
Serving up a big plate of offensive firepower for the second straight weekend, the Bulldogs (2-0) opened their home schedule with a 56-37 victory over the Owls (1-2) in front of 23,228 fans at Joe Aillet Stadium.

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Grambling edged by ASU

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GRAMBLING — For the second time already this season, Grambling State University has lost a Southwestern Athletic Conference game by single digits and in a heart-breaking manner.
In the season opener earlier this month, the Tigers (0-3, 0-2) were edged, 22-21, in the final seconds by Alcorn State University.
On Saturday night, in a home opener at Robinson Stadium, Alabama State University (2-1, 2-0) used a fake punt in the final quarter to stay alive and set up a game-winning touchdown in a 19-18 win.

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