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Artmobile open to visitors at parish library

From Michael Walker’s drawing titled “Madre Tierra” to a painting by Eddie Lee Kendrick labeled “Prayer Travels Across the Ocean,” the gallery is whirling with diverse works.
Referring to the “Healer” painting by Roger Bowman, art educator and tour guide Virgil Lawrence commented, “It has a surreal style. It’s kind of a narrative of constant renewal in nature — a metamorphosis of two life forms.”

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Bulldogs host Mavericks today

Meanwhile, Bulldogs’ pitchers held the Cowboys (0-3) to five runs and 16 hits.
Tech had seven home runs, including two each from first baseman Albie Goulder and third baseman Chris Kersten. Adding on each were outfielders Adam Cobb and Jericho Jones and infielders Drew Bunting and Kevin Winn.

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RES earns accolades for commitment

“We never use poverty as an excuse. We have very high expectations of the students,” she said.
The attitude of RES educators should be an example not only for local teachers, but also for teachers everywhere.
Just because their students may not have access to reading material at home, or cannot rely on help from their parents, or don’t have the learning experience that traveling brings doesn’t mean they are not able to do well in school and on high-stakes standardized tests.

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Hendricks — Mayor, visionary

But if you speak with him and inquire about this milestone, he’ll probably quickly, politely and humbly tell you the same thing he told me.
“I didn’t know it was history,” Hendricks said. “No one voted for me because I’m a black male. I was elected based on my merit.”

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State superintendent recognizes RES

This achievement has earned this school on Bernard Street and 19 other High Performing/High Poverty Schools recognition from State Superintendent Paul Pastorek.
“The Louisiana Department of Education looked at those schools with a high concentration of poverty that were near or above the state average, and a team visited our school back in October,” Walker said. “They stayed at the school almost all day interviewing me and the teachers and observing classrooms. They said we had good teachers and strategies.”

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