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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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