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November 15th, 2014

Fire safety a success at FBC pre-k

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The First Baptist Church Mom’s Day Out and prekindergarten class enjoyed Fire Safety Week with the Ruston Fire Department. Preschool minister Pam Flowers said students enjoyed the really big fire truck, firemen and Eric Brazzel who had a movie about fire safety for the children to watch. Flowers said each child held fire instruments and climbed the fire truck, and Ms. Elisha put on the heavy fireman suit and boots.

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I.A. Lewis: Rams wrapping up a busy first semester

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Score up from one letter to ‘B’
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I.A. Lewis grows in star ratings
School principal Shavonne Garner-Price announced to the faculty and students at IAL the exciting news that we had obtained a B rating by the State Department of Education.
Teachers and staff were rewarded for their efforts by receiving lunches provided by supportive community businesses. We would like to thank all of those in our community that have supported our school to make this achievement possible.
State cross country champions

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RJHS: Students get nerdy for Red Ribbon Week

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Honor roll students announced, breast cancer funds raised
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Honor roll
Principal’s List
Seventh grade
Kathryn Apelgren, Zachary Atkison, Ashton KBarber, Morgan Bean, Baylee Brown, Joy Eddy, Kiley Goff, Grayson Hipp, Joshua Johnston, Morgan Keen, Grace Lagattuta, Amara McCullough, Brooklyn Nestrud, Estonia Osborne, Scout Parnell, Taylor Petersen, Madison Soto and Laura Webb.
Eighth grade

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Bulldogs win opener at Southern

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BATON ROUGE — Season openers are tough to win. Season openers on the road are even tougher.
Despite Louisiana Tech struggling to make shots for much of the game, the Bulldogs managed to grind out an 85-76 road win over Southern on Friday night inside the F.G. Clark Activity Center behind four players with double-digit scoring efforts.
Tech (1-0) went only 26-of-59 from the field but got to the free-throw line 36 times, with 11 of those coming from Alex Hamilton, who led all scorers with 18 points.

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G-Men, Lady Tigers both stumble to start season

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WASHINGTON D.C. — Grambling State never got on track Friday night as George Washington opened with a 12-2 run en route to a 92-40 home win over the Tigers in the season opener for both teams.
Richard Freeman led the G-Men with 13 points along with making two assists and two steals while A’Torri Shine added 11 points for GSU.
George Washington dominated the glass to get the win, outrebounding GSU 50-24.
Grambling hit on 28.3 percent from the floor in the GSU coaching debut for Shawn Wright.

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Kalani Brown signs with Mulkey, Baylor

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Kim Mulkey and Baylor University got their big prize recruit on Friday.
Kalani Brown, a 6-5 center from Slidell’s Salmen High School who is rated as the best player at her position in the nation, signed an NCAA national letter-of-intent with the Lady Bears.
She is the daughter of former Louisiana Tech University players P.J. and Dee Brown.

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Buddy's Blog: Tech’s Holtz is like ‘family’ to Bowdens

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If anyone was qualified to introduce Bobby Bowden at this week’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes luncheon, it was Skip Holtz.
Even sportswriters who are always trying to uncover a unique angle to a story had this one smack them right on their typing fingers.
Holtz, the second-year head coach at Louisiana Tech University, knows the legendary Bowden as well as anyone should, maybe even better.
He practically grew up with the famous football family whose pedigree in the profession has stretched from the Florida Panhandle to the mountains of West Virginia.

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Heritage program assists young hunters

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There are lots of things in life we take for granted. Many of these occur during this time of year when the heat of summer fades into the chilly colorful days of fall.

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November 14th

Investment manager is a financial farmer

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Question: How do I know if my investment firm is really doing a good job for me? When the market goes down, they blame the market. When things go well, they take the credit. How can I know if they are really doing a good job or not?
Answer: Perhaps the best place to start is to understand what your investment manager is not. There are many myths (some spoken, others merely assumed) about what an investment manager can do. It’s time to expose them as untrue.
An investment manager is not:

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Charitable giving pays off for everyone

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Americans are pretty generous — in fact, 83 percent of us donated money to charitable organizations last year, according to a Gallup survey. And now that we’re entering the holiday season, charitable giving well may be on your mind. Your key motivation for making charitable gifts, of course, is to help those organizations whose work is meaningful to you. However, by supporting these groups, you can also make life less “taxing” for yourself.

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