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July 22nd, 2017

Match short- and long-term goals with the right investments

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Not all investments are created equal. Some are better suited for short-term goals, while others can help you build resources for objectives far in the future. As an investor, then, one of your biggest challenges will be to match your short- and long-term goals with the appropriate investment vehicles. How should you proceed?

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Jarrell, Dean: ‘One of a kind’ In Tech athletics

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In a twist of unexpected irony, the lives of Louisiana Tech University athletic icons Guthrie Jarrell and Fred Dean overlapped.
It was within the span of only two days, Dean being announced for the retirement of his No. 70 jersey on a Tuesday and Jarrell passing quietly into heaven on a Wednesday.
They were both one of a kind. Dismiss any thoughts of carbon copies being made for the future.
Their unique places are secure in Tech history.
Without reservation, Dr. Guthrie Jarrell could be called “Mr. Tech Athletics” for a lifetime.

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Tech tabs Perry to lead golf team

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Matt Terry has spent the last 15 years building highly successful men’s and women’s golf programs at Troy University after guiding Shelton State Community College to a national title in 2002.
On Saturday morning, Louisiana Tech Athletics Director Tommy McClelland announced that Terry has accepted the head men’s golf coach opening with the Bulldogs.

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Ellis Baseball Clinic set for Saturday

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The eighth annual Wilbert Ellis Baseball Clinic will be held Saturday at Fraser Field in Ruston. The free clinic for youth ages 4-16 will hold registration at Fraser Field from 8-9 a.m. Saturday before the camp itself begins at 9 a.m. and ends with a noon lunch. Participants will receive a camp T-shirt along with an NCAA water bowl as well as instruction on the game of baseball as well as learning about life skills and sportsmanship.

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Bearcat football camp set next week

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The Ruston Bearcat Football Camp for incoming kindergarten through ninth-graders will be held from 9 a.m. – noon Tuesday — Thursday on James Field at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.
Cost of the camp will be $50 and will be due at registration, which will set for 8:30 a.m. Tuesday at James Field.
Campers are asked to wear shorts and a T-shirt and to bring cleats. Campers will receive a camp T-shirt and lunch daily.
For more information call Jerrod Baugh at 903-918-2359.

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All-La. College Track and Field teams announced

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BATON ROUGE — Athletes for both Louisiana Tech and Grambling State universities are represented on the best performances list for state colleges this past season.
But it’s two track coaches who had success on a national level that were named the top in the state in the voting for the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s college level track and field squads.

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Summer fishing best after dark

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The weatherman is just doing his job but his forecast for the next week or so does not make him the most popular guy on TV. He’s saying our chances at rain are dwindling as a big dome of high pressure settles in over our area. What that means, as we know from past Julys, is that temperatures will rise and rainfall chances will go south.

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Texas-sized big bass

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Terry Davis os Chatham landed this 13.39 pound bass he caught on Texas’ Lake Fork in October of last year.

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Pet of the Week

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Meet Rex. He is a German Shepherd mix looking for his forever home. Rex is up-to-date on shots, heart worm negative and knows basic commands. Rex was abandoned by his owner, and is sad without a family to love. Come see him at 4 Paws Rescue, located at 290 Rodeo Road. Their hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. They are closed Sunday and open by appointment only on Monday. Call 251-3647 for more information.

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Club News: 7.23.17

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Top: Lion Wayne Harris, left, was presented the “Founders” award by Lion President Alan Brown. The award is given in recognition of Harris’s fund raising leadership over the past year.
Bottom: State Rep. Rob Shadoin, R-Ruston, was the speaker at a recent Ruston Lions Club meeting. Shadoin represesents District 12. He briefed the club on some of the many legislative sessions in which he has served in his current term.

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