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October 12th, 2013

How change motivates action in business settings

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Question: My husband and I run a small business. My father recently passed away and left us with some money. We are not sure whether to put the money into our business or set it aside. How should we decide?
Answer: My own pet theory of human motivation is that change is the hot poker in the backside of life that gets most of us off the dime.
For example, suppose receipts begin to fall from one month to the next in your business. If that trend continues, you’re either going to tighten your belt or start to beat the bushes for more business.

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Emmanuel Baptist Preschool

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Preschoolers take field trips to RFD, pumpkin patch
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“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Phillippians 4:19
October! Fall is finally here! I can’t believe we are already seven weeks into our school year.
October is fire safety month, so we invited one of Ruston’s state-of-the-art fire trucks to visit our center. Emmanuel’s 1- and 2-year-olds had a tremendous time talking with the firemen and exploring some of their vital equipment.

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Cypress Springs Elementary

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Students enjoy fall, look forward to Spooky Spectacular Science

Fall is in the air in Ms. Moron’s class this month. We are learning about the changes that will be happening in the weather at this time of year. We are also learning about how the seasons affect the types of clothes we wear and the activities that we do with our friends.
We have started our unit on graphs and are having so much fun. This month we will be continuing to work hard toward all of our reading and math goals.
We hope you can make it out to Cypress Springs Spooky Spectacular Science night on Oct. 24.
Third grade

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Grambling High

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GSU Founder's Day, Open House successes
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Founder’s Day

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Tough call figuring Ring of Honor inductees for Saints

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The New Orleans Saints recently announced they would add a Ring of Honor to the Mercedes Benz Superdome, recognizing the franchises’ top players of all times.
Officials said three players will be announced to the new Ring of Honor on Nov. 10 as the Saints face the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football in the Superdome. And while the Saints spent many seasons in futility before the greatness of their post Hurricane Katrina play, there are still plenty of candidates from the Saints’ past who are duly qualified and deserving of the honor.

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No place like home for ’Cats

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RHS records second straight shutout with homecoming win
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Not many people would think a 31-0 game could be called a defensive struggle.
The packed house in attendance Friday for Ruston High’s homecoming game against Natchitoches Central knows better now.
That’s exactly the way things played out on James Field at LJ “Hoss” Garrett Stadium as the Bearcats rolled their record to 5-1 and recorded their first District 2-1A win of the season and their second straight shutout.
Natchitoches Central fell to 3-3 and 0-1.
So how does a team put 31 points on the scoreboard in a defensive struggle? If you blinked, you missed it.

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Cedar Creek races past Grambling

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Cougars outlast Kittens 53-28 in District 2-1A scorefest
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The Cedar Creek Cougars were too much for district rivals Grambling Lab High School on Friday night.
Head coach Ben Haddox’s Cougars defeated the Kittens 53-28 at Cedar Creek Stadium in their first district game of the 2013 season.
The Cougars came our strong, intercepting the ball in the first play and scoring a touchdown on the second play of offense.
“I was really proud the way they came out of the locker room,” Haddox said. “We built our schedule to be difficult in the beginning to help us in district. For us to get a hardfought district win shows our hard work pays off.”

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GSU remains winless at 0-7

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G-Men never get started as Alcorn State rolls to 48-0 victory
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Grambling State interim football coach George Ragsdale has been asking his Tigers to start fast and fnish strong as they look for their first win of the season.
Such dreams were dashed in the first two minutes Saturday in Indianapolis as Alcorn State stormed to a 48-0 win over GSU in the 30th edition of the Circle City Classic.
Alcorn State forced a three-and-out on the first possession and blocked the punt to take over on the Grambling seven-yard line. On the next play John Gibbs Jr. hit Jordan Payne for a touchdown and the rout was on.

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Tech soccer on road to take on Middle Tennessee today

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After an entire week off since their last match, Louisiana Tech soccer returns to action at 1 p.m. today to face Middle Tennessee in Murfreesboro, Tenn. at the Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium.
The match marks the halfway point of Conference USA play as Tech (6-7-1, 1-3 Conference USA) aims to reach a league tournament for the second consecutive year.
The Lady Techsters are coming off a weekend of emotional highs and lows.
The trivia question for many years down the line will be who did Tech beat in its first ever C-USA victory and that answer will be Marshall.

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Harris: A lifetime’s worth of hunting

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Outdoors expert offers tips for hunting in Louisiana
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Glynn Harris has been hunting practically all of his life. He recalls his father taking his brother and him to squirrel hunt when the two were barely out of diapers.

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