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Wed
10
Apr

Debunked

Sad news for the 40% of Americans who believe in ghosts: they don’t exist, says the Association of Mature American Citizens.  

According to Professor Brian Edward Fox he was able to debunk the notion that there’s a spirit world out there using the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator.

 

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Wed
10
Apr

Employees of month honored at meeting

LaSalle Parish School Board Employee of the month for March and April were recognized and honored during the regular April meeting of the LaSalle Parish School Board, held Monday night of last week.

Amanda Hughart, SPED paraprofessional at Fellowship Elementary School, was recognized by Special Education Supervisor Jenene Bignar as the March employee of the month.

Reading from the nomination form, Bignar noted:

“Mandy has strong work ethics and goes above and beyond as a para at Fellowship Elementary. She is willing to do any task that is asked of her and always has a smile on her face. Her bubbly personality is contagious and she is always a joy to be around. You can always depend on her to find a Disney themed song to match the situation at hand.”

 

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Wed
03
Apr

LSU students hear about innovations in agriculture

As farm tractors across the globe move through fields, small sensors about the size of a hockey puck gather hundreds of thousands of data points — soil moisture, engine torque, down-force planting pressure and the speed at which a farmer is driving the equipment.

This is agriculture in the digital age.

But what do farmers do with all this data? That is where Steven Ward comes in.

Ward, an alumnus of the LSU College of Agriculture, is a Bayer Scientific Fellow and senior director of geospatial sciences at The Climate Corporation based in San Francisco.

He spoke on the LSU campus as part of the LSU College of Agriculture Alumni Speaker Series and presented a lecture to LSU AgCenter faculty and the public.

 

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Wed
03
Apr

Local DKG sisters at state convention

Five members of the Alpha Upsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International attended the 85th State Convention at the Vidalia Conference and Convention Center, March 15-17.

Those who attended included Chapter President Angela Smith, Nelda Tarver, Carmon Cook, Ivy Strozier, and Starla Clark.

President Angela Smith proudly accepted awards on her chapter’s behalf for Silver Key Chapter and 2019 Newsletter. Starla Clark received a certificate for 25 years of membership, and Carmon Cook was awarded the Eleanor Blatterman Scholarship for Praxis Reimbursement.

The members attended several workshops and participated in various fundraising events. Special guest speakers at the convention included Elaine Warwick, Southeast Regional Director, and Shellie Tomlinson, local author, and motivated speaker.

Wed
27
Mar

Horticulture forum set April 3 in Winnsboro

The LSU AgCenter will host a spring horticulture forum April 3 at the Tom H. Scott Research and Extension Educational Center in Winnsboro.

This event is part of an expanded outreach in the region to offer enhanced learning opportunities for small horticulture crop producers, home gardeners and landscaping enthusiasts, said AgCenter regional director Melissa Cater.

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with presentations beginning at 9. Lunch will be provided. Admission is $10 per person.

 

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Wed
27
Mar

NSU essay contest theme announced

The 11th annual Northwestern State University Louisiana High School Essay Contest is now open for submissions until May 31.  The essay contest is open to all Louisiana students in grades 9-12 regardless of type of school institution, including students in all types of private educational environments, as well as home schooled students.

The 2019 Contest theme is “I am Louisiana.”  Entrants are invited to address one or both of the following questions: “How has growing up in Louisiana shaped you into the person that you are today? What makes you Louisianan?”  Personal reflections and experiences are valid as part of the essay content. Essays may be in narrative form if the student chooses.

Wed
20
Mar

Rep. Abraham local Satellite office hours

Staff for Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, will hold satellite office hours in LaSalle Parish, Wednesday, April 3.

Satellite office hours provide constituents with the opportunity to meet one-on-one with Dr. Abraham’s caseworkers to address problems they might be having with federal agencies.

 

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Wed
20
Mar

Prudhomme-Shriner to wed

Harley Prudhomme and Kenny Shriner are proud to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. The ceremony will be held at New Life Pentecostal Church in Manifest on Saturday, March 30, 2019, at two o’clock in the evening.

Harley is the daughter of Shane and Nikki Prudhomme of Trout, La. and Marcie Spinks of Buras, La. She is the maternal granddaughter of Sonny Spinks of Wildsville, La. and the late Vonnie Spinks and the paternal granddaughter of Annie Mae Jones of Jonesville and the late Louis Prudhomme.

Kenny is the son of Debra Pollard of Miami, Fl. and the late William Shriner. He is the maternal grandson of Marilyn Pollard of Miami, Fl. and the paternal grandson of Joseph and Ginny Shriner of Atlanta, Ga.

 

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Wed
13
Mar

Worthington to receive honor posthumously

Jena native Ginger Denise Worthington was recently selected to receive a prestigious award posthumously.

Worthington, who died August 9, 2017, was recently chosen to join the National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi, through The Walden University for the Spring Semester 2019.

This is the largest collegiate leadership honor society in the United States with more than 600 chapters and nearly a million members nationwide.

Melvin and Coral Worthington, the proud parents of Ginger, received the invitation in February from Danielle Sarnicola, Online Chapter Advisor and Julie Ogren, Chapter Advisor.

 

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Wed
06
Mar

Nebo student gets 2019 service award

Nebo Elementary Sixth Grader Hannah Zeagler was awarded the Louisiana Volunteer Service Award by Volunteer Louisiana. The Louisiana Volunteer Service Award recognizes groups and individuals who serve with distinction, demonstrate excellence and have contributed 150 or more hours of service in a calendar year.

Zeagler was also nominated for a 2019 Champions of Service Award by a member of her community. The Champions of Service Awards recognize outstanding volunteers who demonstrate compassion and dedication, leadership and initiative, or innovation and creativity in addressing community challenges.

She enjoys volunteering in her community and across the state. This past year she has volunteered for St. Jude, The Ronald McDonald House, Autism Speaks, Families Helping Families, The Mana House and Special Olympics.

 

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