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8:56am

Mon July 15, 2013
Local

Red River National Wildlife Refuge offers educator workshops

Credit Red River National Wildlife Refuge

The Red River National Wildlife Refuge in Bossier City is set to host four educator workshops this month.

Refuge ranger Terri Jacobson will lead the six-hour workshops where participants can earn professional development hours. The free seminars are open to many different types of educators. They will learn about helping children make deeper connections to nature and exploring many aspects of wild birds, among other topics. Red River National Wildlife Refuge manager, Pat Stinson told Red River Radio last year that its visitor’s center is a hub for outdoor education.

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8:44am

Mon July 15, 2013
Local

Assisted-living facility administrator sows garden in downtown Alexandria

The harvest at The Canterbury House in downtown Alexandria where baskets of fresh produce are made up for local senior citizens.
Credit The Canterbury House

Officials with an assisted-living facility in downtown Alexandria have turned an adjacent property into a half-acre garden. Billy Allen, administrator of The Canterbury House, said the garden started as an idea to build a small raised bed but was scaled up. He said its 25 residents are enjoying the first bountiful summer harvest.

“I bet we picked 400 tomatoes," Allen said. "They (residents) have a salad with every lunch and every dinner, and it’s got sliced tomatoes on it.”

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9:24am

Fri July 12, 2013
Local

LaPREP continues to improve educational outcomes for Shreveport middle schoolers

Nizheala Parrott is entering eighth grade at Caddo Middle Magnet School in Shreveport. She read an essay to fellow LaPREP graduates about her experience in the program that spans two summers.
Credit Kate Archer Kent

LSU Shreveport’s LaPREP – a rigorous summer academic program – came to an end yesterday as 49 middle school students walked across the stage at LSUS's University Center Theater to acknowledge two summers of intensive work in math, science, engineering and technical writing covering material well beyond their years. Graduate Nizheala Parrott is entering eighth grade, and she summed up her experiences in an essay she delivered at the ceremony.

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7:35am

Fri July 12, 2013
Commentary

Gary Borders: In appreciation of a dear friend

Commentator Gary Borders shares a worthy tribute to his dear friend, the late Rayford Williams, a native of Henderson, Texas, who died recently at age 84.

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10:48am

Thu July 11, 2013
Local

Robeline, La., racer vying to be the next stock car star

Credit Facebook Caleb Dillard

The Robeline Rocket -- aka Caleb Dillard, 18, of Robeline, La., -- is one of nine finalists competing in the PEAK Stock Car Dream Challenge that wraps up today in Charlotte, N.C. Dillard is going through a three-day test behind the wheel of different race cars on a variety of courses. He’s the reigning champion of Sabine Motor Speedway in Many, La. 

Hundreds of aspiring stock car drivers applied to be in the challenge that boasts coaching from Danika Patrick, and the ability to hobnob with potential sponsors. Dillard’s entry consisted of a home video shot in his race car garage.

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