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St. Landry Parish public schools to start Sept. 8 -- virtually

The St. Landry Parish School Board decided to move its start date from Aug. 20 to Sept. 8 in a special meeting on Monday.
The Board also held firm on its directive to begin the school with virtual classes.
The school system has yet to receive enough Chromebooks for every student and that resulted in a question about providing equal education opportunity.
Courtney Joiner, the Board’s legal counsel, said given the decision, it owed be up to Superintendent Patrick Jenkins and his staff to come up a plan.
Read more about the meeting in The Eunice News print edition.

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Solution sought for virus that has devastated honeybees

In the fight against viruses that have devastated honeybee colonies in recent years, an LSU AgCenter researcher is eyeing a physiological pathway as a potential solution.
Entomologist Daniel Swale is working to learn more about a pathway that carries potassium ions through insects’ bodies and could help combat ailments such as deformed wing virus in bees.

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From left, are Tricia Dartez, cardiopulmonary rehab director; Laurie Larmond, R.N.; Katrina Prejean, cardiopulmonary rehab counselor; and Dr. J.Y. Bordelon, pulmonologist. (Submitted photo)

OGHS cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation program certified

Opelousas General Health System announced the certification of its cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation program by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).
Cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular problems such as heart attacks, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, coronary stents, angioplasty and congestive heart failure; and pulmonary problems such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD], respiratory symptoms) recover faster and live healthier.

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Row rice featured at virtual field day

Presentations for the virtual northeast Louisiana row rice field day were released July 27, providing farmers with the latest information from LSU AgCenter researchers. The complete event is available online at
Melissa Cater, director of the AgCenter Northeast Region, credited AgCenter agents Keith Collins and Bruce Garner for their work on the virtual field day. The video presentations can be viewed at any time for future reference.


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