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October 20th, 2018

RHS announces Homecoming court

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Ruston High School announced their 2018-19 Homecoming Court last week. Pictured from left to right on the first row are Mahagony Modest, Lauren Washington; Anna Kate Inman, 2018-19 Homecoming Queen; India Collins, 2018-19 Maid of Honor; Abby Ambrose and Sarah Hoenke. Middle row, from left, Brianna Vaughn; Shaniya Goldsmith; Taylor Malveaux and Cassie Bearden. Last row, from left, Riley Oakley; Hasson Brown and Brittnay Dyes.

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Library hosts painting night

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The Lincoln Parish Library hosted a community paining night on Thursday for the 20/30 Connections group. The local group painted the night sky. 20/30 Connections hosts free monthly events open to the public for local community members ages 20-40.

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‘Louisiana Birding’ a must read for birders

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We sat side by side in a goose blind in south Louisiana, John Flores and me. Guide Jude Zaunbrecher did a great job calling in specks for us. John got his limit; I got mine too.
We fished for stripers on Lake Claiborne with guide Donnie Hood. John caught several nice stripers; I matched his catch fish for fish.

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Good news in fight vs. opioid abuse

It’s no secret that Louisiana, much like the rest of the country, has been facing an opioid crisis for years now.
In 2016, there were 346 opioid-related overdose deaths in Louisiana — a rate of 7.7 deaths per 100,000 persons — compared to the national rate of 13.3 deaths per 100,000.
The main driver of opioid-related overdose deaths through 2012 was prescription opioids. Since then, heroin and synthetic opioids have increased dramatically.
From 2012 to 2016, heroin and synthetic opioid-related overdose deaths increased from 51 to 149 deaths and from 19 to 89 deaths, respectively.

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Longing for Halloween of years gone by

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Holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas often make me feel like a child again, as memories of so many wonderful times with family and friends come flooding back into my mind.
But Halloween is a different story. I loved the holiday as a child growing up in New Orleans, but it just doesn’t feel the same anymore, and that can leave me feeling old.

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Why beneficiary designations are important

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Beneficiary designations can provide a relatively easy way to transfer an account or insurance policy upon your death. However, if you’re not careful, missing or outdated beneficiary designations can easily cause your estate plan to go awry.
We often complete these designations without giving it much thought, but they’re actually important and deserve careful attention. Here’s why: Beneficiary designations take priority over what’s in other estate planning documents, such as a will or trust.

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Pension buyout offer: Annuity or lump sum?

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If you participate in a pension plan at work, you might be offered a buyout at some point. This could happen if your employer wants to shrink its future pension obligations or if your company has been bought, and your new employer decides to terminate your existing pension plan. In either case, you will likely have two main options: You can take your pension as a lump sum of your accrued benefits, or you can convert it to an annuity, which can be structured to provide you with a lifetime income stream. Which choice is best?
There’s no right answer, but here are some factors to consider: 

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Don’t plan on retiring, but be prepared to do so

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Question: I have a small group of guys that meet with every week. We’re all in our 40s and 50s. One of the things that we all agree on is retirement. We’re not going to do it. We plan to work until we drop. For one, the idea of retirement is not a good one to me. Also, if I don’t have to save for a retirement I don’t want, it greatly simplifies my financial life. Wouldn’t you agree?
Answer: If anything, I think you and your friends have set your sights too low.

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Fall Carnvival highlight of monh

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Student of the Month

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Moon receives FBLA accolades

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Eighth grader to serve as a National Council director
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Duke TIP Program
More than 60 Cedar Creek students from fourth, fifth and seventh grades have been invited to participate in Duke University’s annual Talent Search. Students are identified based on qualifying scores that are at or above the 95th percentile earned on a recent grade-level standardized test.

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