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May 11th

Even Start funding needs to be saved

Since 1994, the Even Start family literacy program has worked to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy by improving the educational opportunities of low-income families.

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Tech, NMSU: Long ball?

The Aggies have hit a conference-leading 104 home runs, based on statistics compiled through Friday.
The Bulldogs are next with 82.
New Mexico State and Tech are No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in four other statistical categories.
They are:
• Slugging percentage: NMSU, .620; Tech, .552.
• Runs batted in: NMSU, 534; Tech, 373.
• Runs scored: NMSU, 568; Tech, 400.
• Total bases: NMSU, 1,088; Tech, 869.
Again, pitchers beware during the weekend series that will also feature single games Friday (6 p.m.) and Saturday (1 p.m.).

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Even Start funding in jeopardy

“We are devastated over the news that the president cut the Even Start program from the budget. But we know some of our legislators like (U.S. Rep.) Rodney Alexander will be fighting for us. It is not Even Start that we are fighting for, it’s family literacy. But when we lose Even Start, we lose a major player in delivering family literacy services. Congress must continue to support family literacy programs as an important delivery model in the provision of adult education and early childhood services.”

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Leader’s Davis honored

The Distinguished Service Award in Sports Journalism is the most prestigious honor offered to sports media in the state. Recipients are chosen by the 30-member Hall of Fame selection committee based on their professional accomplishments in local, state, regional and even national arenas, with leadership in the LSWA a contributing factor and three decades of work in the profession as a requirement.
“Buddy is certainly worthy of this great honor, and we are so proud to have had him on the staff of the Daily Leader for four decades,” said Rick Hohlt, Ruston Daily Leader publisher.

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Aldredge, Cox win titles

“It’s also nice when you can repeat with championships and both Josh and Ashley did a good job again,” said Cedar Creek coach Corwyn Aldredge. “Any time you can win again like they did, it’s a big deal.”
Last year, as underclassmen, the duo captured titles in the event and provided the foundation for this season’s equally excellent showing.
The two throwers combined for 16 first places and had state-best marks for their classification (Aldredge at 156-3 and Cox at 195-0).

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Cool off with fresh tastes

During the summer, many of the recipes you find with our weekly food story in Sunday’s paper feature the fresh fruits and veggies so many of us enjoy. This feature gives readers the stories behind a wide array of side dishes, desserts, dips, main courses and snacks. And while it’s difficult for us to find a local resident willing to share a recipe for our food page each week (really — it’s a challenge. So if you or someone you know would like to participate, please call!), we here at the Leader don’t often have the opportunity to share our favorite dishes.

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Move to save higher ed sets precedent

And while this announcement doesn’t mean that higher education administrators can sit back and relax for the rest of the Legislative session, it is an innovative and generous solution. It also sets a precedent for other groups in Louisiana to take a hard look at their priorities and the effect that their decisions can have on our state as a whole.

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Spring Festival blooms

Teresa Gordon and Gail Green of Daily Harvest in Monroe will be on hand and at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. will demonstrate how they grind wheat for their baked goods.
While tomatoes aren’t ready yet, area residents will still find plenty of produce available at the Farmers Market. Pittman said beets, broccoli, cauliflower, new potatoes, baby and regular squash, collards, cabbage, spring onions, strawberries, jams, jellies, mayhaw juice and mayhaws, salsa, local honey, Jarrell’s Specialty Foods and herb plants from Gansville Herbs will be on sale Saturday.

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May 8th

Higher education may get relief

“One day you look in a mirror and you see that maybe the solution is you,” Bernhard said.
Bernhard announced this week that Shaw, a Forbes Fortune 500 company, will not accept $172.5 million in discretionary incentives offered by the state to secure a deal that involves the company building a new plant in Lake Charles and keeping its headquarters in Baton Rouge.
Bernhard said Wednesday he does not want the company to further drain the state’s resources when it grapples with deep budget cuts to health care services and higher education.

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Techsters blank No. 23 Nevada

“Morgan Mello is a great pitcher for them and it took us a while to figure her out in Ruston. Our confidence is high right now and we feel like we can go in with a good game plan and give ourselves a chance.”
For the second consecutive day, Tech broke a scoreless tie in the third inning, this time plating four runs on five hits off Nevada starter and WAC Pitcher of the Year Katie Holverson.

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