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December 8th

W. Monroe farm hopes to expand into edible insect market

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WEST MONROE (AP) — From the outside, Armstrong’s Cricket Farm in West Monroe doesn’t look like what most people think of as a farm. It’s a series of 13 buildings tucked right by an elevated portion of Interstate 20 on Wood Street. It’s not a pastoral scene, but it’s a productive one.
The Armstrong family grows one species of cricket, Acheta domesticus, and they can ship about 14 million a week — live or frozen. Operations Manager Brandon Armstrong said they also sell seven types of worm, four of which are raised in the same facility.

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Money is a great tool but lousy goal

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Question: My uncle has a lot of money but he is not a happy man. He’s always grumpy, he’s never at home and his kids don’t like him.
All his big business buddies think he hung the moon, but they don’t really know him.
Do people just get to the point that when they have a bunch of money, it just ruins them?
Answer: One of the most quoted verses in the Bible is “money is the root of all evil.”
Except it doesn’t say that.

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Health care and your investment portfolio

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Health care makes up roughly 18 percent of the U.S. economy and is expected to grow 5.6 percent annually through 2025. In fact, experts anticipate ongoing expansion in this sector no matter what happens with the broader economy — thanks at least in part to the millions of aging baby boomers.
“One of the things we jokingly say about health care is, ‘Whether or not there’s a recession, people still sneeze,’” says Michael Colón, First Vice President and Equity Sector Analyst with Wells Fargo Advisors.

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Find ways to take advantage of tax diversification

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As an investor, you will have access to accounts that are taxed differently from one another. And it’s possible you could benefit from tax diversification by owning accounts in these three categories: 
Tax-deferred — Tax-deferred accounts include the traditional IRA and a 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan. When you invest in tax-deferred vehicles, your money can grow faster than if it were placed in an account on which you paid taxes every year.

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U.S. hiring pullback could signal mild slowdown in growth

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. job growth declined modestly in November, a move that could signal a slower but still steady pace of hiring and growth next year.
The potential for a more anemic economy contributed to a sharp drop in the stock market Friday, sending the Dow Jones average down 560 points, or 2.2 percent, by market close.

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December 7th

Barbara Casey Lane

A celebration of life service for Barbara Casey Lane will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Beulah United Methodist Church, Calhoun, LA with visitation from 11 am to 12 pm, service immediately following at 12 pm. Interment will be in Beulah Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home West Monroe.

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James Terrence Breslin

James Terrence Breslin, 71, of Ruston, passed away on December 1, 2018, after a short illness. He is celebrated by his adored wife Diane, five headstrong children, thirteen beloved grandchildren, and a Silly dog. A Vietnam veteran and a successful businessman, Jim lived his life with verve and compassion and will be remembered for his charisma, brevity, heartfelt honesty, and fierce independence. His legacy is not in his accomplishments, but in the lives he touched and inspired.

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Virginia Bailey Selle

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Virginia Bailey Selle, 95, passed away peacefully at her home on December 4, 2018. Services will be held Saturday, December 8 at Temple Baptist Church at 2 PM. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 PM prior to the service in the chapel. A private interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Rev. Dale Oden will officiate the services.
Virginia was born October 23, 1923 in Junction City, LA to Ellis and Rosa Lee Bailey. The family moved to Ruston, LA in 1927. Virginia was a longtime member of Temple Baptist Church.

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THE VILLAGE OF SIMSBORO TOWN HALL MEETING

THE VILLAGE OF SIMSBORO
TOWN HALL MEETING
6:00 PM
MONDAY December 3rd, 2018
The Village of Simsboro met in regular session on Monday December 3rd, 2018 at 6:00 PM.
Council members present were Alderman Doug Durrett, Alderman Sandy Freeman and Alderman Joe Reed.
Mayor Foster opened the meeting with prayer and Alderman Sandy Freeman led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.
IN THIRD DISTRICT COURT,
PARISH OF LINCOLN
STATE OF LOUISIANA
Vs. No. 59878
CAROL BURBANK BARTON

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