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9:37am

Mon July 15, 2013
Local

College freshmen still waiting on verbal scholarship promise to East Texas Baptist University

College plans for 16 high school graduates from New London, Texas, are in flux after a promise of a free-ride at East Texas Baptist University has not happened. West Rusk High School seniors were told in May that a Houston area man would pay their way to the school if they chose to enroll. 

The private, Christian university in Marshall, Texas, did not know of the offer by filmmaker Nicholas Sturghill until a media report surfaced. Spokesman Mike Midkiff said Friday that ETBU’s president met with the families late last week to encourage them to get their financial aid in order.

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8:56am

Mon July 15, 2013
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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
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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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9:00pm

Fri July 12, 2013
Caravan

Caravan

Airs Friday, July 12 at 9 p.m. This week on the Caravan we'll feature music from Lyle Lovett, Victoria Williams, Jerry Alfred & The Medicine Beat, Joe Ely and the Allman Brothers from the Fillmore concerts. Then we sit down with Maggie Koerner and Nick Brumley to talk about their latest projects including Maggie's recent release, Neutral Ground. We'll hear some cuts from the CD and Maggie and Nick play some tunes for us in our studio's. Then, in our final hour, we'll Rejoice in hands with music from Richard Shindell, Tindersticks, Vangelis, M Ward, Joan Baez, Lambchop and some Joe Walsh to name a few.

Caravan Playlist for Friday, July 12, 2013

Listen again to my interview with Maggie Koerner & Nick Brumley here.

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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