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January 20th, 2018

Nothing will be accomplished without compromise

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Compromise.
It seems to a be a lost art for both Louisiana and national politicians in this day and age, as evidenced by news coming out concerning deadlines coming and going with no compromises made on either level on Friday.

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Roberson reflects American values

Miss Grambling State University 2017-18 Jimmitriv “Jimmi” Roberson said it best, “Being an American means to be free.”
This simple, six-word sentence speaks volumes of what it means to be in American in the 21st century.
But what makes Roberson’s statement was featured in an article titled “What Unites Us?’ that was published on The Washington Post’s website Thursday.

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What to do with unspent IRA distributions

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Question: My CPA tells me that next year I’m going to have to start taking money out of my IRA. I don’t need any of this money now and was hoping to be able to just save it. But now I have to take it out. What should I do with it?
Answer: Welcome to age 70. Believe me, you don’t look a day over 69.

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Four things to know when it comes to taking risks

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Whether you’re already investing or are just thinking about it, you should understand risk and the role it plays in a portfolio. And although it may seem simple enough on the surface, risk can be one of the most difficult concepts to grasp — especially for new investors. To help clear things up, here are four things you should know:
Risk has many faces

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Time for your pre-retiree checklist?

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Like everyone, you want to enjoy a comfortable lifestyle when you retire.
But a successful retirement doesn’t just happen — it requires a lot of planning. And that’s why it’s a good idea to draw up a “pre-retiree checklist.”
Such a checklist might look like this:

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January 19th

Miss Grambling State University participates in Washington Post article

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“Being an American means to be free.”
That was the message from Miss Grambling State 2017 Jimmitriv “Jimmi” Roberson, 21, during an interview with The Washington Post in early October for an article titled “What Unites Us?” that was published online Thursday.
“The common value that we all have is freedom, ultimately,” said Roberson to The Washington Post. “Because with religious values, they’re not all the same. Love and hate, division. We don’t all believe in the same thing. We have our right to do whatever we want to do in the NFL, with kneeling and everything.”

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Walpole receives Robert E. Russ Award

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More than 200 people showed up to applaud this year’s nominees during the 98th Annual Chamber Awards Banquet at the Ruston Civic Center Thursday evening.
Doug Postel, emcee for the event, welcomed everyone to the event.
“We will recognize area businesses and business leaders for being great community partners,” he said. “As for the Chamber of Commerce, we are very proud of our accomplishments this past year and we look forward to the outstanding opportunities for our community and parish that 2018 will bring.”

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‘Living Dead in Denmark’ to take the stage Jan. 30

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Dare to become a hero in a Shakespearean world where the dead rise.
The Louisiana Tech University Department of Theatre is proud to present “Living Dead in Denmark,” written by Qui Nguyen and directed by Mark D. Guinn.
Nguyen also wrote last year’s crowd-favorite, “She Kills Monsters,” the 1990s’ Dungeons and Dragons action-adventure.
People loved it so much, they came back to see it again.

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Chamber thanks locals for 98 years dedication

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With roots stretching back to 1919, the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce has served the needs of the business community, and in turn the community at large, in a variety of capacities.
One of those capacities is hosting the annual Chamber Awards Banquet thet lets the community know the importance of the hard work and dedication of their friends and neighbors.
With each face name called forward, cheers were heard throughout the Ruston Civic Center Thursday night.

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Avoid shutting government down

The federal government has unabashedly looked polarized for the past several election cycles.
There’s no further proof of this division than what the federal government currently faces today — a potential partial government shutdown.
Come midnight, the United States government could possibly partially shutdown for the first time since 2013 unless the Republican dominated Congress passes a new spending agreement that would need to be signed by Republican President Donald Trump.

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