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July 8th, 2017

Bergeron named managing editor

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Veteran reporter Nancy Bergeron has been named managing editor of the Ruston Daily Leader.
Bergeron’s 42-year career including previous stints at the Daily Leader, The (Monroe) News Star, The (Shreveport) Times, and 10 years as communications manager for the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
As managing editor, she will help coordinate news coverage and oversee the day-to-day operations of the newsroom.

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Stop trying to do everything at once

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Question: I get so overwhelmed every time I start to do my financial planning. It isn’t that I don’t know what to do. I just have so much to do! I make a long list and just get overwhelmed. Where do I start?
Answer: It doesn’t matter so much where you start; it matters most that you start.
Job No. 1 is to slow down and chill out. The more wound up you get about all that you have to do, the less you’ll actually get done.
You say you’ve got a list of financial planning things you need to do. Great.

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What can investors learn from the All Stars

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Next week, the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be held in Marlins Park in Miami. If you’re a baseball fan, you may tune in to admire the skills and grace of the players. And if you’re an investor, you can learn some valuable lessons from the All Stars, including these:

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Which retirement plan is right for businesses

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If you own a small business, there are many retirement plan alternatives available to help you and your eligible employees save for retirement. For most closely-held business owners, a Simplified Employee Pension Individual Retirement Account (SEP IRA) was once the most cost-effective choice. Then the Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees (SIMPLE IRA) became a viable alternative. Today you may find that a defined benefit or 401(k) plan best suits your needs. To make an informed decision on which plan is right for your business, review the differences carefully before you choose.

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Shear Heaven ribbon cutting

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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 23 to celebrate the new location of Shear Heaven Salon & Spa.
Shear Heaven offers men, women, & children’s haircuts & styles, body waxing, spray tans & facials.

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Red River Roofing opens

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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Red River Roofing on May 25, 2017. Red River Roofing offers full service commercial, residential, & flat roof repair & maintenance. Servicing Ruston, Monroe, Minden, Bossier & Shreveport.

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NLMC donates to local nonprofit organizations

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While planning for nurses week at Northern Louisiana Medical Center, the nursing leadership team made a financial contribution to nonprofit organizations in Ruston. The two organizations chosen were DART and Christian Community Action. Money was raised through a weeklong competition with employees placing money in jars of four individuals on the administration team. At the end of the week the individual with the most money collected had to kiss a pig. A total of $600 was raised to assist with needs at both DART and CCA.

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June ‘Everyday Excellence’ winner picked

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The Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce has selected Dixie Towing Service as the June Everyday Excellence winner.
Located at 3976 Hwy 80 in Ruston, Dixie Towing is known as a caring group of individuals who have big hearts, said Ivana Flowers, communication and special events coordinator for the Chamber.
Dixie Towing was nominated for the award by Daniel Norred.
“Dixie Towing, out of Ruston, just made a huge impact for not only myself but to others in the area,” Norred said. “They are very humble and never boast about the kind things that they do.”

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RHS, CHS attends National FBLA Leadership Conference

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Ten students from Ruston High School’s Future Business Leaders of America represented Louisiana at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California, from June 24 - July 3.
Joining RHS students were three students from Choudrant High School.
Leading the entire Louisiana delegation at the national conference was Ruston High School’s Christall Bates, the Louisiana FBLA State President, along with Ruston High School’s Davis Ellis, the Louisiana FBLA State Parliamentarian.

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Local children participate in ‘Cooking with Kids Workshop’

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Local children recently participated in the “Cooking with Kids Workshop” as a part of an agriculture program hosted by Cathy S. Judd, area nutrition agent for the LSU AgCenter. Emory Napper, Olivia Thurman and Violet Stockton practice measuring techniques.

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