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Millsap: first or second round pick?

Nowhere is Millsap’s name to be found on the mock selections.
But then there’s the predicted draftees as offered by the Draft Express.com web site and they’ve got Mr. Millsap going late in the second round as the No. 55 overall pick.
If that does happen, the former Grambling All-American and Class A all-stater would be wearing the uniform of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who have the pick at that particular juncture of the draft.
On the InsideHoops.com site, Millsap is among 11 players predicted to be “upper” tier choices in the second round.

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Make raises for everyone

“What worries me is that if the funds are discretionary, politics can possibly enter into it,” Kostelka said. “I hate to say that would be the result, but it is possible.”
We agree with Kostelka. While we hate to imagine our area universities allowing politics to enter into their decision on who and who does not get a raise, we do realize humans are fallible. What would have put most minds at ease would have been for the Board to decide for every collegiate faculty member to receive a portion of the pay raise.

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Bring on the Fourth, fireworks

It’s gone — at least until next year.
However, I have laid out the number of major holidays to keep us all entertained until the next festival, including the Fourth of July, which is also coming up next week. I know Temple Baptist Church is having a remarkable display of fireworks, and the Todd Allen family will precede the fireworks show with patriotic music inside the church. While I have never experienced Temple’s Independence Day festivities, I do plan to be there this year and watch the sky light up like — like the Fourth of July.

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Talent spotlighted at show

“They are one of our priority partners who are always here for us; they did all of this.
The Dixie is here for you, we’re so glad you’re here and so glad the talent show is in the Dixie this year.
We are constantly amazed at the talent in this community.”
In the youth talent division, sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance, Justine Ker claimed first place with her piano rendition of “Hungarian.”
She said she has been playing the piano for seven years.
“I picked ‘Hungarian’ because it was fun to play, and it’s a nice song to share with other people,” she said.

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