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January 14th, 2017

Ruston High choi to perform at national convention

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Members of the Ruston High School Choir will soon be able to knock two items off of their bucket list.
The choir will compete in the Worldstrides Choral Festival national competition Saturday in Washington D.C. after they witness history during president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday.
“We are exited to be participating in an endeavor of such a historical nature and look forward to the artistic, academic and personal enrichment that students can gain from such a great experience,” said Nathan Trahan, RHS director of choirs.

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A labor of love: Local to receive Bill Best Humanitarian Award

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In the 1990s, the Bill Best Humanitarian Award was created to recognize a citizen’s efforts to make lives better for others with an emphasis placed on volunteer service performed over several years.
This year that award will go to a woman who lives by the motto she helped create — “We are here for them until they have a forever home.”
Sue Martin, co-founder of 4 Paws Rescue, Inc., has made the rescuing of abandoned, abused and neglected animals a large part of her life.
When asked how she found herself as the co-founder of a rescue shelter, her answer was one word — “Katrina.”

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RHS choir experience one to remember

It’s one thing to perform in a national competition, but it is another when it just so happens that history will be made in the same weekend.

The Ruston High School Choir, under the direction of Nathan Trahan, will perform at the Worldstrides Choral Festival in Washington D.C. on Saturday.

However, because president-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated Friday in Washington D.C., the choir will also be attending his inauguration as well.

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Health, future must matter

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Maybe there’s finally some chance that a long-endured wrong in the state of Louisiana’s Constitution can be made right.
Those are my hopes, anyway.
Gov. Jon Bel Edwards said during an interview with the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s editorial board earlier this week that the state might need a special political convention to rewrite the state Constitution if he and the Legislature are unable to resolve the government's fiscal problems.
It would be Louisiana's first Constitutional convention in a quarter century.

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Three tips for finalizing spouse’s finances

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The death of a husband or wife can be an overwhelming experience, compounded by the financial matters you need to consider during this emotional time. Here are three tips to help you through the process:
Seek help from trusted sources
Locating and understanding will and trust documents confirming who has authority over the estate should be a top priority following the death of a family member. So is commemorating their life. Ask your closest friends or relatives to help you research arrangements for the funeral and interment ceremony to help ease your stress.

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Precision vs. perception: The value of getting it right

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Question: I have taken my car in for several repairs in the last couple of months. I assume I’ll need to replace it soon. I might have enough money to pay cash for the next car, but money is tight. Should I try for one of those zero percent finance deals or use my cash?
Answer: When it comes to making decisions about your cash flow, precision beats perception every time.

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What should you know about taking RMDs?

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As we get older, the end of another year takes on greater meaning, in many ways, than it did when we were young.
And if you’re a certain age, Dec. 31 has a very specific meaning in terms of your finances, because it’s the deadline for withdrawing money from some of your retirement plans. What should you know about these withdrawals? And how much control over them do you have?

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Pierry Inc. 0pens Innovation Hub at Louisiana Tech

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Pierry, an industry-leading marketing software and solutions company, today announced it has opened an office in Ruston, Louisiana, on the campus of Louisiana Tech University. The office, which is expected to employ a mix of students and full time employees, will serve as an innovation hub for the Company and the University, implementing state-of-the art digital software solutions for a variety of clients in the region and throughout the United States.
Pierry will host an open house for students, faculty and media from 5-7 p.m. Thursday in Room 219 at Tech Pointe.

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Telford retires from Manfield

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Ken Telford was recognized for 37 years of outstanding and dedicated service that contributed to the success of Johns Manville Industrial Insulation Group located at 276 Fiberboard Road in Grambling. Pictured above is Gary Holdman, maintenance manager, Telford, a maintenance supervisor and John F. Brown, plant manager.

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Shadoin opens new office

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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new office of Rob Shadoin, State Representative for District 12, on Dec. 15.

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