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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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