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Chamber honors community members

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The 95th annual Ruston-Lincoln Chamber Banquet was held on Thursday night.
Pictured are recipients of the awards that were presented during the nights events.
Not pictured are Drake Mills, recipent of the Robert E. Russ Award, and Rob Lary, recipent of the Bill Best Humanitarian Award.
To read full coverage of the event, pick up the Jan. 30 edition of the Daily Leader.

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When investing, use the ‘Power of Three’

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Many factors will affect your results as an investor — and some of these factors are beyond your control, such as interest-rate movements or the Eurozone debt crisis or the sales results of the companies in which you invest. However, as you work toward your financial goals, you will find that you actually have control over three of the most important drivers of investment success: time, money and return.
Let’s look at these three elements:

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Being prepared for a family emergency

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Many women end up managing their finances alone at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, the first time many of them get involved with financial matters is during a crisis, such as a spouse’s death or divorce.
We’ve prepared a list of thought-provoking questions that pertain to financial fitness and crisis preparedness. It will be time well spent to review this list, determine what you have already done and talk with your financial advisor about any issues that affect you and/or your family.
Asset Management
• Do I have a clear picture of where my assets are located?

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Estes, Gleason marry

Marisa Michael Estes, of Farmerville, and John E. Gleason, of Ruston, were united in holy matrimony in a 6 p.m. ceremony Nov. 29, 2014, at Farmerville First Baptist Church. Bro. Kurt Auger officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Estes, of Farmerville. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Terral and the late Mr. and Mrs. Troy Estes. The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Glen Gleason, of Ruston, and the grandson of Wanda Gamble, the late Circe Gamble, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Dale Gleason.

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Mitchell, Matthews wed

Stephanie Yvonne Mitchell, of Simsboro, and Jackson Pyburn Matthews, of Ruston, joined in holy matrimony during a 3 p.m. ceremony Dec. 29, 2014, at Calvary Baptist Church. The ceremony was officiated by the bride’s Pastor Stanley W. Bissic.

The bride is the daughter of Jamie A. Mitchell, of Ruston, and Willie Ray and Janice Mitchell, of Simsboro. She is the granddaughter of the late Howard Mitchell Sr., the late Mattie Lou Mitchell, the late Victoria Crow and the late T.J. Mayfield.

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Remembering good friends, celebrating child’s devotion

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Have you ever had a heavy heart, but comforted at the same time?
I just hung up the phone with my friend, Erma Hudson, who called to tell me that my dear, dear friend, Ethel Stone, had died.
It was sad for me, yet a comfort to remember what a special lady she was.
Her sons, George and Mike, are testimonies to a fine Christian lady who brought up her sons to be stalwart men who don’t just “talk the talk” as Christians. They are solid citizens whom any parent could be proud of.

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Finding community in the midst of strife

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Cancer. It is the plague of our times.
Possibly every one of us has been affected by cancer whether we have had it or know a friend or family member who has suffered from it. It hits people of every culture, race, age and gender, and it shows up to attack any part of our human bodies.

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Tech’s Prerna Dua featured on national medical group’s website

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The American Medical Informatics Association has selected Prerna Dua, associate professor of health informatics and information management at Louisiana Tech University, to feature nationally as part of their “Faces of AMIA” website showcase.
Dua, who also serves as director of the health informatics master’s degree program at Tech, is one of just 20 health and medical information professionals from around the United States to be highlighted on the AMIA homepage.

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Church News - February 1, 2015

ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly of God
“Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays, by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
BAPTIST
Calvary
Bible study classes begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship is also held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Men’s prayer breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday prayer services are at 6:30 p.m.
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January 30th

Mills receives highest honor during banquet

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Drake Mills and Rob Lary were honored with the Robert E. Russ and Bill Best awards, respectively, at the 95th annual Ruston-Lincoln Chamber Banquet.
The banquet, with an attendance reaching about 250, was filled with everyone from the parish to honor the award recipients.
Two of the top awards that were given were the Ruston Rotary Club Bill Best Humanitarian Award and the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Robert E. Russ Award.
The Robert E. Russ Award was given to Mills, president and CEO of Community Trust Bank.

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