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August 24th, 2013

Jeep giveaway to benefit Buddy Ball program

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Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth (center) buys the first ticket for a Jeep raffle benefiting Buddy Ball of Ruston. Buddy Ball is a softball league for special-needs youngsters. Tickets for this 2014 Jeep Wrangler Sport 4x4 are $100 each. Drawing is Dec. 13. Tickets are available from Buddy Ball board members or by calling 245-4216. Selling the ticket to Hollingsworth are Buddy Ball board President Dr. Edwin Davis (left) and board Vice President Mike Craft.

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Shadoin speaks to realtors

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State Rep. Rob Shadoin served as the main speaker at the Northeast Louisiana Association of Realtors meeting earlier this week at the Historic Ruston Fire Station. The program was presented by Diane McAdams, NELPAC chair person Alice Clark, association executive, and Deanna Norman, 2013 president-elect for the Northeast Louisiana Board of Realtors. Shadion talked about real estate laws proposed by legislators, along with events within his term as far as meetings with Gov. Bobby Jindal.

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Sutton retires after 36 years with Liberty Mutual

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After 36 years of service to Liberty Mutual, Fred Sutton put in his last day Aug. 16.
More than 50 friends and colleagues — as well as Fred’s wife Lee, his daughter, sister and his extended family—joined to wish him well and toast his accomplishments at a luncheon and reception in his honor Wednesday at Portico’s restaurant in Ruston.

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Work to become a better investor

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Next week, we observe Labor Day. A federal holiday since 1894, Labor Day celebrates the achievements of American workers — people, like yourself, who work hard for their money. But to make progress toward your long-term financial goals, you need to do more than just earn money — you have to invest it wisely. And that takes work, too.
Fortunately, there’s no real mystery to the types of labor in which you’ll need to engage to become a good investor. Here are a few suggestions:

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There comes a time for adult children to grow up

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Question: Our daughter is nearly 30 and has moved back in with us again. She can’t seem to keep a job. We’re paying for her gas, her cell phone bill and even her car note. I feel trapped. We don’t want to be in this situation, but we’re not sure how to get out. What can we do to make our daughter financially responsible?
Answer: I am sure you don’t want to be in this situation, and I’d bet my bottom dollar you really love your daughter. But something else is true — you are in this situation by your own choosing. No one did this to you.

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The new retirement: Making different choices

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“Retirement is an opportunity to open a new, active chapter in life.” Do you agree with that statement? An increasing number of Americans do, and it’s changing their whole approach to later life.
“People’s attitudes about retirement have changed,” said Donna Peterson, senior vice president in Retail Retirement at Wells Fargo Advisors. “People are looking at retirement as a time to be productive and active in a way that allows them more flexibility and freedom than they’ve had during their working years.”

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Tigers ready to get to business

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Grambling State did a little fine tuning Saturday as the Tigers worked on situational scenarios in preparation of the upcoming season.
The G-Men open the 2013 season on Saturday as they play host to Alabama A&M at 6 p.m. at Robinson Stadium.
“The past few practices have gone pretty good,” GSU coach Doug Williams said following Saturday’s workout. “Today was more of a mental practice going over certain scenarios because we want the players to understand those kinds of things can arise during a game.

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Tech closes fall camp with scrimmage

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Louisiana Tech scrimmaged for under two hours at Joe Aillet Stadium as the team effectively closed fall camp Friday afternoon.
The team held one final shorts practice Saturday morning that focused more on the conditioning of the players rather than any game planning.
Tech was not only battling the general soreness of 18 straight days of practice but also hot weather as the temperature on the Field Turf surface of Joe Aillet Stadium eclipsed 106 degrees during Friday’s scrimmage.

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Monday book signing set for Rob Museum

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Author Samuel G. Freedman will appear at a book signing at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Doris Robinson Banquet Hall at the Eddie Robinson Museum.
Freedman’s book “Breaking The Line” tells the story of the season in black college football that transformed the sport and helped change the course of the civil rights movement.

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Lady Techsters to hold first night soccer match

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The Louisiana Tech soccer team returns to Ruston for its home opener as they host Central Arkansas at 7 p.m. today in what will be the first ever night match played at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
Tech (0-1) is coming off a grueling 1-0 loss to SEC foe LSU that saw a grand total of 11 freshmen see their first ever collegiate action, including Madison Doll, who had a breakout performance with a team-high four shots, two on goal, that all came within a span of 10 minutes in the second period.

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