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June 1st

PETA still after fur industry

Whether or not activist efforts are the cause, the governments of the United Kingdom and Austria have banned fur farming in their countries altogether, while The Netherlands has phased out fox and chinchilla farming. The United States has not taken any action against the industry, but the number of mink farms in the nation has plummeted from 1,027 in 1988 to less than 300 today, according to Weekly International Fur News.

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Use Summer to enhance reading skills

That’s the type of reading the Lincoln Parish Library’s summer reading program emphasizes. Kids are encouraged to read all kinds of books — whatever they’re interested in — and to keep track of what and how much they’ve read during the summer months. Then, prizes are awarded based on the end-of-summer total. This is a positive and fun way to keep kids reading even when school is out. Plus, the library has coordinated many activities and workshops scheduled for the next few months that tie into the reading program theme, “Get Creative at Your Library.”

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Final bell sounds

“I’m going to get up out of my chair, run to the car line outside and look for my father, who should be somewhere out there,” Robert said.
Robert has big plans for the summer — he and his father might travel to Honduras.
Eva Simpkins, 10, a fourth-grader, will visit a two-week summer camp in Arkansas. Despite her excitement, Eva said she is at least a little nervous about what the future may bring once the summer break ends.
“It’s pretty cool that the end of the school year is here, but I still can’t believe that I’ll be in middle school in two years,” Eva said.

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