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Lady Cougars topple St. Mary’s

Cedar Creek singled St. Mary’s into oblivion, all but one of the Lady Cougars’ 13 hits going for one base.
But it was enough to overcome a two-run rally by the Lady Chiefs (14-13-1) in the final two innings (in which they scored one run in each of those frames).
“We expected some rust to be there today, but Meredith (Sanders, starting pitcher) and the defense battled through it and played really well,” said head coach Joey Adams.
“I thought we made a lot of plays out there tonight and especially up the middle by Marcus (Rachel), Ginn (Alese) and Gaston (Hayley).”

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Art education adds beauty

“This interaction between the young children and the college students who are interested in the arts — it’s that bridge between the very young, the young adult and the people from the community that I think is so important. It says to the young child that art can be used throughout their life,” she said.
More than 200 elementary students converged on campus today to explore different types of art, ranging from storytelling to hands-on arts and crafts. Such exposure is critical to the development of young minds.

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Shrinking growing population

It’s also hard to ignore that our culture that places children in front of the television before they can even comprehend the idea of a singing purple dinosaur is continually making us fatter. The number of Americans who are obese rises each year, but where the problem is becoming more and more pronounced is in our youth. When speaking to one of a group of Grambling State University students who are launching a campaign against childhood obesity, I learned that concern can start early — in students in grades kindergarten through second grade.

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Dubach looks at extra traffic eyes

Buckels said if the van were deployed to Dubach, the town would be required to post signs on both ends of U.S. 167 outside Dubach alerting drivers that the technology is used in the area. Speed limit violators would not be pulled over but would receive a ticket through the mail. If Dubach chose to adopt the technology, a hearing officer would be needed for those who wished to contest their tickets, and the van — if left in a deserted area — could be manned by someone other than a police officer, Buckels said.

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