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October 26th, 2013

Ruston Elementary

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Community lends hand to RES

A Ruston Elementary School teacher will be getting more tools to help her students learn math and science concepts thanks to those who donated to her DonorsChoose.org project, including The Horace Mann Companies whose $365 donation completed her project.
Getting to touch parts of the skeleton, see a model skull and work with magnets in their hands helps students experience science and math concepts beyond the textbook and helps them better retain the information learned. That’s the opinion of Krystal Guillory, special education teacher at Ruston Elementary School.

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Local student excels at LSMSA

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Students at the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts were recognized for their work over the summer months during the annual Summer Recognition Ceremony held Oct. 18, in Treen Auditorium.
Local student, Deborah Adeyemi, a junior from Ruston, participated in the A-HEC of a Summer program at Northern Louisiana Medical Center.
Exploration Day
Prospective students and their parents will have an opportunity to learn more about the LSMSA on Nov. 11, when the school hosts its annual Exploration Day.

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Debt – problem and opportunity

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Question: Debt is such a big problem in this country. The government keeps borrowing more money. It seems like people are losing their houses and going bankrupt more than ever before. Has anyone ever thought about making debt illegal, or at least cutting back on how much someone can get?
Answer: Last week we saw that consumer spending and the debt that fuels it are here to stay ... and that’s a good thing for our economy.

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­­Are ETFs becoming the new mutual funds?

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An investment sea change has been occurring in the past few years: Mutual fund investors have been shifting some or all of their assets to passively managed vehicles. For many, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have become the vehicle of choice.
“An increasing number of investors are turning to ETFs to gain exposure to specific markets or to complement other holdings in their portfolios,” said Mariana F. Bush, CFA, a senior analyst with Wells Fargo Advisors.

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Don’t get ‘frightened’ by these scary investment ideas

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Halloween is upon us. Of course, whether you’re navigating the dark corridors of a “haunted house” or just dealing with the “creepy” characters coming to your door demanding candy, you’re probably not too fearful of the sights of the season. But as you go through life, you’ll want to avoid some things that really are scary — such as these investment moves:
Chasing after a “hot” investment

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Westlake taxidermist brings mounts to life

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I first met Steve German 20-odd years ago down in his home territory of Calcasieu Parish when he joined me and longtime friend, Sammie Faulk, in a series of excursions in that part of the world.
We duck hunted, caught speckled trout and his son, Josh and I even did a little jump shooting of rails and gallinules. After our hunting and fishing ended, I visited German’s small taxidermist shop in Westlake.

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Randles to begin conference today

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Jon Randles, the nationally-known motivational communicator, will speak at First Baptist Church in Ruston for a four-day “Recharge Conference,” beginning today, at both the 8:45 and 11 a.m. services and at the 6 p.m. service. At 6:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday he will present his unique understanding of Biblical concepts of excellence and tools for success.

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Though trials should come: A navigation guide

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The summer of 2002 began as a season of sunshine and expectation, but quickly led to a dark time in our marriage. After losing our baby in the first trimester, our hope of becoming parents was put on indefinite hold. After a second miscarriage two years later, we began to seek medical advice. Everything we tried was unsuccessful. After all the medical tests and procedures, we still were without a baby.

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Shadoin, Pesnell speak to club

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Ruston Kiwanis Club program speaker on Oct. 10 was State Representative Rob Shadoin, left. Shadoin’s talk focused on education issues in the state of Louisiana.
Jim Pesnell, pictured right, is Entergy customer service manager for northwest Louisiana who spoke to the Ruston Kiwanis Club on Oct. 17. Pesnell discussed the procedures employed in the restoration of power following an outage.

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Tech recruits seven National Merit Scholars

In its 2013 freshman class, Louisiana Tech University has enrolled seven National Merit Scholars, the largest number since 2004.
The seven National Merit Scholars are Matthew Brandl. of West Monroe, Beverly Case. of Yukon, Okla.; Randi Domingue. of Monroe; John Herren. of Ruston; John “Jack” Mertens. of Natchitoches; Lexi Miller. of Brandon, Miss.; and Dustin Morvant. of West Monroe.

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