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Cedar Creek visits France, Spain

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Cedar Creek High School students and their families recently explored France and Spain while furthering their knowledge of the countries’ cultures and languages. On this trip, they were exposed to diverse aspects of European culture, including tours of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. They also experienced the more adventurous side of the Spanish culture though flamenco shows and bullfights.

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New Tech @ Ruston High School

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New Tech @ Ruston Political Studies honors students recently hosted “Ignite Ruston” in the Ruston High School Auditorium. Under the direction of instructors Dustin Whitlock, Lane White and Susan Williams, the sophomore students prepared five-minute power talks crafted around a topic of their choice as part of the honors component for their course.

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Peachy Keen in D.C.

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U.S. Senator David Vitter recently met with students from Ruston Junior High School in the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. Seventy students were visiting Washington as part of a school trip.“I always enjoy getting to meet Louisianians when they visit our Nation’s Capital and it was a pleasure to visit with these bright students from Ruston,” Vitter said.

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LPSO complex one step in right direction

The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office is about to move into the new facility located at 161 Road Camp Road in Ruston and we as taxpayers should thank Sheriff Mike Stone and the employees of the department for raising funds for the building.
A quarter-cent tax was passed in 2012 to upgrade the entire technology system, but, had it not been for Stone taking the initiative to seek out funding for a new facility, one of two things would have happened:
1. The burden to build a new sheriff’s complex would have fallen on the taxpayers, or,

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Biblical compilations unveiled

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If you read the Holy Bible today, I suspect you didn’t consider its compilation. I personally believe that the Canons of the Bible contents contain the inspired word of Almighty God. But where did they come from on this globe? How was our Bible compiled?

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HELP gives thanks to parish

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In his first State of the Union address on Jan. 8, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson brought up the concept of a “War on Poverty.” On March 16, 1964, the Johnson Administration sent a draft of the Economic Opportunity Act (EOC) to Congress. President Johnson discussed the creation of Community Action programs.

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Controversy about freedom of speech

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While they could try, I don’t think anyone could win an argument by saying that the Robertson family has had no impact on North Louisiana.
Love them or hate them, millions of people across the country have eyes on us because of the family that loves ducks almost as much as they love Jesus.
So, whenever I hear that one of the family members is going to be honored or recognized in some way, I’m not surprised.

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Alzheimer’s can impact retirement

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Question: I am getting close to retirement. Because of my experience with my parents, I am worried about what will happen to our finances if my husband or I should come down with Alzheimer’s. What can we realistically do to prepare for that?
Answer: Any number of things could cause you or your spouse to become incapable of handling your own medical or financial affairs.

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Argent adds investment officer to Louisiana team

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Argent Financial Group, a diversified Southern wealth and financial services firm responsible for more than $6 billion in client assets, recently expanded its Louisiana team with the addition of investment officer Jay High.
High will manage long-term investments for families and organizations at the Argent-subsidiary Argent Trust Company, N.A. Argent Trust administers all types of personal and institutional trusts — living trusts, life insurance trusts, gifting trusts, credit shelter bypasses and charitable trusts.

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Don’t get caught in cycle of emotional investing

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In many areas of your life, you’re probably aware that it’s useful to keep emotions out of your decision-making — and that’s certainly the case with investing. However, it can be difficult to keep your feelings from influencing your investment decisions. But you may find it easier to invest with your head, rather than your heart, if you know a little something about two different cycles: the market cycle and your emotional cycle.

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