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Louisiana Believes introduced

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State Superintendent of Education John White on Monday joined with teachers, principals and superintendents to present the final version of Louisiana Believes, the state’s comprehensive plan for continued improvement in education.
The finalized plan, which builds upon recent legislation and Louisiana’s approved Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waiver, is the outcome of meetings with hundreds of educators and community members across the state, who gave feedback during 22 in-person meetings and four virtual meetings White conducted after issuing a draft plan in April.

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A town of healthier residents

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Juneteenth event gives free screenings, information
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GRAMBLING — In the midst of a hot summer day, the Grambling Community Center was full of eager residents ready for the start of the second annual Juneteenth Health and Wellness Fair as part of day four of the town’s yearly Juneteenth Heritage Festival.
Residents packed the center for a free breakfast and lunch, vendor booths and a number of informative presentations meant to assist those in attendance with problems they may currently face.

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House fire erupts at residence in Dubach

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The Lincoln Parish Fire Department responded to a house fire at 6:27 p.m. Monday in Dubach.
Jim Hilton, spokesman for the LPFD, said four trucks and 14 firefighters arrived to find the kitchen in flames at 130 Dunn St.
“The fire was confined to the kitchen, where it did extensive damage,” Hilton said.

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Williams’ contract approved by board

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GRAMBLING — Doug Williams and Grambling State University are back on the same page and moving forward.
On Monday, at their regular monthly meeting in Baton Rouge, the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors approved a three-year contract for Williams, who will be entering into his second season as the football program’s head coach.

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‘Un-juiced’ era aiding MLB arms?

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I don’t know if it was taking the “juice” away from the game of Major League Baseball, but this season of the professional ranks has me baffled.
Five no-hitters have been thrown in 2012, and to be honest, I don’t think I have seen that many in my entire lifetime of watching the game.
It is ridiculous to watch pitchers dominate the way they have, but to be honest, I guess it was finally time for that to happen.

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Bearcats in 7-on-7 event

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RHS set for annual drills at NSU stadium
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With four Hall of Famers watching on Saturday, Billy Laird and other coaches involved in an annual 7-on-7 passing event in Natchitoches can be excused if they might seek out some extra “help.”
“Yeah, I believe we could find a place for Roger, Deuce Terry or Warrick,” chuckled Laird, the head coach at Ruston High who will be one of an estimated 15 schools participating in the aerial action scheduled in conjunction with the annual Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction weekend.

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Former Tech sprinter Coleman qualifies for U.S. Olympic trials

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Runner posts fast time at championships in Houston

Former Louisiana Tech sprinter Michael Coleman has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials after running an “A” standard qualifying time of 20.55 Saturday at the USATF Southwest Region Open Championships in Houston.
Coleman, a former All-American, was a 12-time WAC Champion sprinter for the Bulldogs from 2006-10. His time of 20.55 makes him one of 24 qualified entries in the men’s 200m dash at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

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Parish duo set for Hall honor

Lincoln Parish will be in the statewide spotlight again for its rich legacy in athletics’ success.
Starting on Thursday in Natchitoches, the 2012 edition of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame induction weekend will begin and feature a variety of events to honor legendary figures in the sports world.

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Planning for smart moves

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Sometimes life throws you a curveball. I won’t go into the long story of why, but I recently found myself in need of a new place to live.
So, this past week, I’ve spent the majority of my free time packing and trying to find a new place to live. Like most people, uncertainty makes me incredibly nervous. However, once we found a new place to live, which actually included quite a few amenities our previous apartment didn’t, along with a prettier price tag, things calmed down a little.

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Unleash your creativity

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Different people define creativity in different ways. Some people may define it as the practice of being imaginative or inventive, taking risks or challenging convention. Someone else may believe it is about original thinking or producing something that nobody has come up with before.

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