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ALMA J. BROWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS

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Foundation sponsors attendance to ‘The Wiz’
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Physical Education
Mrs. Wilson’s PE classes have been having a ball getting in shape. Fitness assessments and activities were conducted during the first two weeks. In addition to regular classroom activities, we have incorporated math strategies and Second Steps. Our focus is getting the total student in shape as we exercise our minds, bodies and souls.

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Learn how to systematically capture your cash flow

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Question: I am nearly 30 years old. I am still paying off student loans, two car notes and some credit card debt. However, I think I have enough money to put toward investments. I am wondering whether I should buy individual stocks or a mutual fund. Which would you advise?
 
Answer: Neither. Imagine your financial life as a business. You have certain “earnings items,” such as bank accounts, retirement accounts, mutual funds, etc. You also have several “expense items,” such as your student loans, car notes, credit cards, etc.

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Reinvesting dividends can lead to progress

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When you invest in stocks, you want their price to go up. But of course, you can’t control the rise and fall of stock prices. However, there is a key element of investing that you can control — the number of shares you own.
And in the long run, share ownership may be more important than rising stock prices in determining your long-term investment success.

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Estate planning is needed by more than just the wealthy

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If you’re like most people, you think estate planning is only for the wealthy. The truth is that everyone — regardless of how much money they have — needs an estate plan. Here are a few frequently asked questions about estate planning, along with the answers that may help you better understand this subject:
What is an estate plan?

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Off-campus debit card program starts strong

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More than 10,000 students are back on Louisiana Tech University’s campus for Fall Quarter, and, thanks to a move by the school, those students’ economic impact in the area will be having many area businesses wishing for an even higher enrollment in winter.
Starting last month, Tech expanded the use of student-issued Tech Express debit and ID cards to many businesses off-campus around Ruston, bringing a smile to students and business owners lucky enough to have a machine taking the cards in their establishment.

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Engineering campaign reaches milestone

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Louisiana Tech University and its College of Engineering and Science’s “Campaign for a New Integrated Engineering and Science Building” has received a $100,000 pledge from Hunt, Guillot and Associates, bringing the campaign’s total to $3.1 million.

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Roark named new funeral director

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Mike Roark is a licensed funeral director at Kilpatrick Funeral Homes.
Roark recently completed his apprenticeship and passed the National Board Exam for Funeral Directors.
Kilpatrick Funeral Homes has locations in Monroe, West Monroe, Ruston and Farmerville. The Ruston location can be found at 209 N. Bonner St.
The funeral home also owns Kilpatrick’s Serenity Gardens Cemetery in West Monroe.

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’Dogs fall in overtime

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Tech is 26-20 victim of Mississippi State
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STARKVILLE, Miss. — Close games are becoming the norm for Louisiana Tech University’s football team.
Unfortunately, so are close losses.
For the second straight weekend, the Bulldogs (1-3) lost a heartbreaker, this time to Mississippi State University 26-20 in overtime on Saturday night.

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Grambling stopped, 20-14

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University’s early hole in the Southwestern Athletic Conference race got a little deeper after Saturday night.
The Tigers (1-3, 1-2), a preseason favorite to capture the Western Division championship and reach the league’s title game in December, dropped their second straight SWAC contest with a 20-14 loss to Alabama A&M at Robinson Stadium.

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GSU documentary to air Wednesday

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CBS Sports to put Tigers, school in national spotlight
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The game was held nearly a decade before Doug Williams wrapped up a legendary football career at Grambling State University.
But the historic 1968 contest that pitted the Tigers against Morgan State University reverberated with Williams as he leaned back in his chair in the Doris Robinson Banquet Hall of the Eddie G. Robinson Museum.

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