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Priscilla  Ann Ardoin – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – kimking – 2023-09-05 05:00:21

SUMMARY: Priscilla Ann Ardoin, an 81-year-old resident of Moss Bluff, Louisiana, passed away on September 1, 2023. She was born on April 27, 1942, in Eunice, Louisiana. Priscilla was a graduate of Marion High School and worked at Muller's Department Store after graduation. She married Lewis J. LeBlanc in 1963, and together they had two children. Priscilla was a devoted Catholic and actively involved in her church. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and was known for her prayerfulness and love for people. Priscilla is survived by her children, grandchildren, and siblings. Visitation and funeral services will be held at Hixson Funeral Home and St. Theodore Catholic Church.

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Tropical Storm Alberto dissipates after heavy rains kill 4 – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Associated Press – 2024-06-20 18:39:20

SUMMARY: Tropical Storm Alberto, the season's first named storm, dissipated after causing heavy rains and fatalities. Moving inland over northeast Mexico, it left at least four dead due to flooding and electrocutions. Alberto's remnants spread over central Mexico, particularly affecting Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, and Coahuila states. Substantial damages included washed-out highways and homes destroyed by collapsing retaining walls. In South Texas, the storm caused significant rainfall and flooding, prompting emergency services and disaster declarations. Despite initial disappointment at the rain's scarcity in some areas, affected regions are beginning cleanup efforts as they recover from the storm's impact.

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Casssidy: Bill would ‘dismantle’ DEI efforts – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Emily Burleigh – 2024-06-20 17:49:11

SUMMARY: U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., discussed the Dismantle DEI Act during a conference call, which he introduced with other Republican senators and congressmen. The act aims to abolish federal diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs and eliminate funding for associated agencies. Cassidy criticizes DEI initiatives as institutionalizing discrimination, stating hiring should focus on qualifications. The Act would terminate chief diversity officers and DEI offices and end DEI and critical race theory training. Cassidy also condemned efforts to expand Title IX protections for transgender and non-binary students, arguing it undermines longstanding protections for women, leading to legal challenges.

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Fontenot signs with Cowgirls – American Press

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www.americanpress.com – Jim Gazzolo – 2024-06-20 17:13:26

SUMMARY: Former Barbe High star Nyjah Fontenot has signed with McNeese State's softball team, transferring from Arkansas. Fontenot was a standout outfielder, earning accolades such as a Class 5A All-State selection, a National Player of the Year watch list spot, and a first-team All-American by MaxPreps. She had an impressive high school career, hitting .486 with six home runs as a senior. Fontenot was a medical redshirt at Arkansas after tearing her ACL. McNeese coach James Landreneau expresses excitement over the recruitment and aims to further strengthen the team. Additionally, Louisiana-Lafayette coach Gerry Glasco announced his move to Texas Tech.

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