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April 30th

Schools look out for influenza

“We’re watching attendance. Ollie Tyler, the assistant state superintendent, e-mailed me information this morning that I’ve passed along. We’re trying to be as watchful as possible.”
Union Parish School District Superintendent Steve Dozier said his schools have also ramped up their vigilance.
“We have our nurses on the lookout for anyone who might be showing symptoms,” Dozier said. “We’re doing extra cleaning on things that have a lot of human contact. We’re trying to keep that alcohol-based disinfectant that just dries in your hands around.

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Bradshaw set for state award

The former Bulldogs’ All-American and Super Bowl champion quarterback will be one of five individuals to be recognized as recipients of the Friends of Louisiana Public Broadcasting Network’s Louisiana Legends awards.
The gala banquet is set for the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge and will also include retired United Negro College Fund president and former Congressman William H. Gray, community leader and philanthropist Joe Nalty Hodges, longtime Louisiana legislator and educational leader Jimmy D. Long and former Wall Street Journal editor and acclaimed author Ken Wells.

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Not all students on same path

In the last few years, local public schools have tried to help students do just that. Career centers have been added so students might explore their options after graduation, whether it be going to college, joining the military or entering the work force. Guidance counselors are pushing students to make choices about potential career fields early in their high school years. But sometimes students fall short of completing their plans, get bored and give up.
But representatives at the state level have formulated a plan to hold students’ interest in education before they call it quits.

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May is full of beneficial, fun events

• A chicken spaghetti sale will help relieve some of the medical costs for Ryan Breen, diagnosed with cancer. Plates cost $10. Call 255-7440 by today to order yours.
• Sunrise Kiwanis will be serving up chicken and sausage jambalaya at the east entrance to Wal-Mart on Friday. Plates cost $5, and proceeds will be invested into the community. Find a Kiwanian and hit them up for the tickets.

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Crash sends three to hospital

Thomas Evans, who was at the scene, said one driver disregarded a red light.

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April 29th

Megafund bill OK ‘a good sign’

At stake is 1,300 direct jobs for plant workers along with the livelihoods for around 300 independent growers.
Pilgrim’s Pride filed for reorganization in December 2008 under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, and in February announced plans to idle three plants, including the one in Farmerville, to cut costs amid what the company contends is a glut of chicken on the market.
Last month, the company said it had agreed to sell the facility to Foster Farms for $80 million.

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Bulldogs have dual MVPs

Not only that, but each left with another major award. Gibson was named as the team’s Offensive Player of the Year and Rolle as the Defensive Player of the Year.
Gibson was the team’s leading scorer with a 16.1 average, and Rolle had a club-best 7.2 rebounds per game.
“Kyle and Magnum are deserving of these awards for what they brought to our team this past year,” said coach Kerry Rupp. “They helped lead our team in not only what they achieved on the court, but served as examples for their teammates by their hard work and dedication.”

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A 'standing O' for Reneau

Reneau had spent more than an hour talking intimately with a group of 50 or more employees of the university about the impending cuts planned for Tech as its share of cuts to state higher education.
He’d just finished telling the group about how their pay will suffer — both in direct pay reductions and furloughs — and how every facet of Louisiana Tech will feel the heat.
And they gave Reneau an ovation anyway.
You just can’t say enough about all of the things that kind of symbolic gesture means in a few hundred words, but I’ll try.

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Impact study shows GSU's importance

A particularly exciting facet of that visitor impact has yet to be opened but will surely go a long way in making GSU have more of an influence here than it currently does. The Eddie Robinson Museum promises to bring thousands upon thousands of visitors, including graduates, their families and people who are swinging through to learn a little bit about a legendary football coach. With that influx of visits will come more hotel stays, more meals and more dollars for Lincoln Parish and the state.

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GSU outlines $264M impact

According to study results, GSU’s statewide annual economic impact is $264 million, and it supports 2,778 non-university jobs, which Judson said include transportation, healthcare, retail and construction.
Grambling visitor spending had a $36 million impact on the state, and GSU campus events drew approximately 189,000 attendees last year. Of those attendees, 68 percent came from off campus, significantly adding to the impact from visitor spending.
Community contributions are also apparent, as GSU faculty, staff and students volunteered 147,000 hours last year.

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