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Mitchell signs on with Bevill State

“Gavin will be an asset to our basketball program here at Bevill State,” said head coach Josh Gulsby. “He works hard on and off of the floor. Gavin has a tremendous amount of potential on the next level. He will have the opportunity to come in and compete for playing time from the start.”
Mitchell was a major factor in one of Simsboro High’s most successful seasons ever, being tagged as the Player of the Year for Lincoln Parish and as the Outstanding Player for District 2-B.

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May 30th

Students free for summer

“Just keep the mind sharp,” he said. “Even if you’re not actively engaged in math, social studies or science, your retention rate is higher if you read than if you don’t read.”
For younger children, Glen View Elementary Principal Bridget Simoneaux advises blocking off 15-30 minutes to read to them every day and planning a weekly trip to the library.
“Perhaps they can join the library’s summer reading program or have a family game night,” Simoneaux said. “The students do lose a little bit of what they learn over the summer if they don’t keep reading.”

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Ellis to direct regional tourney

“We drew Oklahoma State for the first game and they had one of their best teams ever,” recalled Ellis on Tuesday. “Pete Incaviglia (former major leaguer) played for them and he hit a home run against us that day that I think is still going.
“There was a softball diamond located right behind left field at the baseball complex and Pete hit one over that field,” Ellis continued.
On this trip to Stillwater, Ellis will be in an advisory capacity rather than dealing with coaching strategies.

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Even Start worth saving

Federally, the program has suffered in recent years, with funding cuts whittling away at it annually. Landrieu, after completing a site visit and tour of some of the classrooms at the Lincoln Parish Even Start center, was quick to point out she’s been a strong advocate of early childhood education initiatives.
We hope that the words ring true.

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New adventures not far

• The Louisiana Hayride Show. This event is held every fourth Saturday of the month from 7-10 p.m. at the old Railroad Depot, located at 2440 Hazel St. in Arcadia. It draws a number of musicians from around the Ark-La-Tex.
• Lake Claiborne State Park. Located at 225 State Park Road in Homer, the 620-acre state park offers hiking and bike trails, camping sites and a freshwater lake stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill sunfish, channel catfish, black crappie, striped bass, chain pickerel, bream and white perch.

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Audit: GSU finances troubled

A major problem lies in the inaccuracy of the university’s annual financial reporting. University management does not adequately analyze and adjust the accounts in its system before preparing its reports, according to auditors.

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Walls would break ‘bank’ today

At the time Walls played — he stayed 13 seasons at the game’s highest tier and divided it between two teams, first the Dallas Cowboys and then the New York Giants — he was as productive a player as his position as anyone in the league.
For sure, the former Grambling State University star would be enjoying a lucrative lifestyle and plenty of fame.
He ranks among the NFL’s best secondary members ever, a cat-quick defender who is still in the top 10 for most career interceptions with 57 and the league leader on three different occasions (1981, 1982, 1985).

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Officers help keep our city safe, secure

Sometimes it’s easy for residents to forget about the vital role police officers play in the safety and security of our community. Their hard work and commitment help us enjoy the quality of life here in Lincoln Parish that we’ve become accustomed to.
Officers position themselves between citizens and criminals with bad intentions. In many situations, they are our protection, and they deserve our respect.

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Lights, camera, addicted

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then in some way that means that you are addicted to the media. You may say, ‘Well, who cares? It does not affect me in a huge way.’
Well, maybe it does and you just don’t notice it. The media has its own little version of what the perfect person should be like, and we all try to follow it, but to achieve this goal you must be equipped. You must be equipped with the latest clothes, a beautiful body and of course — money.

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Landrieu pledges aid

Even Start curriculum coordinator Delene Rawls said deep cutbacks have reduced funding to about a quarter of what it once was in the state — from $4.9 million in 2004 to $1.3 last year — causing satellite office closures in the area and less program offerings. Nationally, Rawls said, that funding number has gone from $250 million to around $60 million.
“We’re down to not even being able to offer what we’re required to by law,” Rawls said.

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