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June 12th

Parish has Hall of Fame summer

Malone, of course, will kick off the tri-fecta of honors when he and seven other individuals who brought acclaim to the state will be inducted into the Louisiana Sports Writers Association-sanctioned shrine in Natchitoches; a 6 p.m. banquet is set for June 21 at the Natchitoches Civic Center to culminate three days of various activities honoring the inductees.
Doug Porter, a former assistant football coach at Grambling State University, will be inducted into the National Football Foundation/College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind., on July 19.

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Pay raises are not best use of state funds

It’s as it should be.
That will change unless somebody in the House stands up for what is right and realizes that state taxpayer money is limited, should be devoted to state projects in dire need and that legislators are not meant to take their jobs as public officials straight to the bank.
A proposal to raise their base pay to at least 30 percent of what members of Congress earn, or about $50,700 a year, and more for chamber leaders, seems fair to our legislators. It’s moving at a quick clip through the session.

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Don't get burned by summer

Dehydration is another potential trouble. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, signs of mild dehydration include dry or sticky mouth, low or no urine output and lack of tear drops. Drink plenty of water, slow down and get out of direct sunlight to keep this condition from escalating, since it can become life-threatening.
Heat exhaustion and heat stroke also might strike amid the hot summer months.
According to a publication of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration online at www.osha.gov/Publications/osha3154.pdf, the following symptoms accompany each condition.

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Reading council talks comprehension, poetry

“Plugged Into Reading is a dual-sensory reading program — with audio and books combined — for middle and high-school students that addresses your lowest- to highest-ability reader,” Koufakis said. “The latest research shows every kid, from gifted on down the line, should be doing dual sensory reading at least 20 minutes a day uninterrupted.”
Koufakis said nothing is more effective in improving comprehension, fluency and word skills than seeing the printed word while hearing it read at the same time.

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June 11th

Library Events Center passes

Jury legal counsel Andy Shealy, a Third Judicial District Assistant Attorney, told the board Tuesday that the complaint with the LAO would definitely delay the project.
“Nothing will happen until the Legislative Auditor gets back to us,” he said.
Juror Jody Backus asked his opinion on how long that might be, and Shealy said it shouldn’t be long, because the project is within its guidelines.
“It’s cut and dry, if you ask me, but that’s just my opinion,” Shealy said.

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Sloan: Malone a ‘coach’s dream’

“There’s little doubt that Karl is one of the game’s all-time greatest players and power forwards,” Sloan said in an interview with The Ruston Daily Leader on Tuesday, “but what made him great was more than just what he did in a game.
“He carried the same type of competitiveness and passion into every practice. With Karl, you knew he would be game-ready because he had already prepared himself with relentless competitiveness in our practices. Every coach out there wishes he had somebody like a Karl Malone. He was a coach’s’ dream.”

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University tuition hike is essential

An individual school will get an amount from the state set during the Legislature’s annual session — happening now — and add to that the money they generate from fees and tuition in an effort to pay for the myriad costs of university administration. Personnel, equipment, utilities, fuel and other costs make the list long.
What happens when the state cuts back on how much is given to a university is an overall drop in that school’s budget.

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Main Street closure is sticky

Stratus Heery International, the firm behind the new vision of GSU’s campus, had suggested the shutdown, along with myriad other changes like a pond, centralized laboratory school environment, athletics facilities upgrades and other campus layout tweaks.

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Fest shirts’ arrival boosts excitement

“The royal blue color (was chosen because) it went really well with the festival logo, which is somewhat patriotic,” Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Membership Director Blair Walpole said.
Shirts are available in adult sizes small through 3X, as well as children’s and youth sizes. Prices on all T-shirts are $12, except for the 2X and 3X, which are $15.
“We start gradually selling out of the more popular sizes, so we encourage people to get them early,” Walpole said. “Usually the larger sizes and the kids’ sizes remain.”

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June 10th

Jones: Debut results in college try

He was recruited to the Choctaws by receivers’ coach Norman Joseph, a former assistant coach at Louisiana Tech University.
Jones played a major role in the best single season in Cedar Creek history, one that featured a final ranking of No. 1 for its classification in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association poll and a first-ever regular season record of 10-0. The Cougars captured the 2-1A district crown and had an overall mark of 12-1.

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