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August 10th, 2013

Avoid ‘cramming’ when saving for college

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If you have children, you’re keenly aware that it’s getting close to back-to-school time.
Today, that might mean you need to go shopping for notebooks and pencils. But in the future, when “back to school” means “off to college,” your expenditures are likely to be significantly greater.

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Look at all options regarding car insurance

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Question: My husband and I pulled out our car insurance policies the other day ... what a mess! I’m not sure what we need. Can you help?
Answer: Buying automobile insurance ranks right up there with doing your taxes and writing thank you notes. You know you are supposed to do it, but it’s easy to put off.

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Ribbon cutting held for ACT

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Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held July 18 for the Louisiana office ofACT, located at 302 West Mississippi Ave. in downtown Ruston. The ceremony was sponsored by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.

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DeGrie promoted to managing editor

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The Ruston Daily Leader promoted Elizabeth DeGrie from news editor to managing editor this week.
DeGrie, a native of Pineville, graduated from Louisiana Tech University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, and in 2012 with a Master’s of Business Administration.

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Quarterback situations look set for Tech and GSU

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Preseason football practices and especially scrimmages, especially early on in the process, are often used in finalizing depth chart position.
But the starting spots behind center for both Louisiana Tech and Grambling State seem firmly set, with a newcomer taking over for the Bulldogs and an incumbent returning for the Tigers after last year’s tough 1-10 campaign.

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’Dogs push through practice

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Louisiana Tech shook off the fatigue from six days of practice as the Bulldogs picked up the pace in workouts on Friday and Saturday.
Tech put on full pads for the first time on Friday while working in shells Saturday morning before working in full pads during a closed workout later in the day.

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GSU sluggish in initial scrimmage

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If you were keeping score, Saturday’s first scrimmage of the Grambling State football preseason probably wasn’t pretty.
But that doesn’t mean GSU head coach Doug Williams couldn’t find some positives from a scrimmage in which freshman kicker Jonathan Wallace’s 19-yard field goal provided the only points scored on the day.

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Bearcat Madness set for 10 a.m. Saturday start

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Things will get a little crazy for the Ruston High School football team on Saturday as the annual Bearcat Madness event will be held from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Hoss Garrett Stadium.
Highlights will include introductions of football team members and staff, spirit groups and the band. Food, ice cream, snow cones and popcorn will be available as well as new Bearcat gear for sale and a dunking booth and face painting.

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Tech announces broadcast team

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LA Tech Sports Properties General Manager Mason Ellenberger announced that KXKZ 107.5 FM will serve as the flagship station for the LA Tech Sports Network for the 15th straight year as the 100,000 watt station will carry all of the Bulldog football games in 2013.

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Dribbling with the Diffeys

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Ruston’s Amy Diffey coached two youth basketball teams for the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department this summer. Her niece Brooklin was a member of her 7-9 year old Philadelphia 76ers squad while niece Brylea played on her 5-6 year old Charlotte Bobcats team.
Following is a question and answer session posed to the Diffey family:

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