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    a land far away…….oh wait, wrong story. Once upon a time in Louisiana, there was a girl in 4-H named Kourtni Thibodeaux and that girl was me; correction, is me and as you can presume I’m a bit of a jokester. I am sixteen-years-old, in the eleventh grade, and this is my eighth year participating in 4-H, sixth year a part of the Calcasieu Homeschool 4-H Club. This year, I was elected senior parliamentarian of my club. Being homeschooled, I have a lot of time to work on my 4-H and really be involved, with which I very much enjoyed. There are six people in my family, those being my mom, dad, two older brothers, and twin sister. In addition to being an amazing mom, she’s also a great teacher. When my sister and…

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    In the academic library that I chose to examine, finding the reference desk is no easy task for the unfamiliar patron. With three major entrances and six floors to navigate, this library is an epitome of what most libraries would strive to have: boundless space for patrons and a vast, growing collection. The patron, however, could easily take one glance at this gargantuan building and easily become overwhelmed, despite the services that this one building contains, such as being combined with…

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    Assessing and assessment reports within the church are a crucial and essential part of creating organization and order within the church administration and staff. You have got to know where you are before you can make a plan toward where you sense God is leading. Without assessments and reporting in the church; acquiring higher quality servant leaders would be difficult to attain. In this active culture of today it’s necessary to have just as much of an active church administration. Robert…

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    She wanted to be well-known; for everyone to know her name. With some help from another individual, she reached that goal. However, not in a way many people would expect. This was the head of Bonnie Parker’s life. She had a strong lead in school, but a hard, dishonest relationship with her love afterwards. This lead to a frenzy of murders and robberies, including the Bloody Frolic of 1932. If her life was not cut so short, she could have done much more damage. Bonnie Parker was the female…

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    controversial, and brilliant writer that in this modern day has relatively been forgotten. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1851 to French-Creole descendant Eliza Faris and Irish immigrant Thomas O’Flaherty. It was during her early childhood that she gained her inspiration for writing from her great-grandmother Victoria Verdon Charleville. Chopin also experienced a lot of death during her childhood, her great-grandmother and half brother dying when she was eleven and her father dying after…

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    Clyde Chestnut Barrow was born on March 24, 1909 in Telico, Texas. He was the fifth of seven children born into a poor but close-knit farming family. His mother was Cumie T. Walker and his father name was Henry Barrow. The family had a struggling farm and eventually sold it and move to West Dallas, Texas. He had big a goal in mind. According to “Texas Hideout”; Clyde Barrows American dream was to become a musician. He learn to play guitar and saxophone from his brother in law Leon Hale. In…

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    that cycle of inequality by providing equal learning opportunities that benefit children living in poverty and minorities. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “If you can 't fly then run, if you can 't run then walk, if you can 't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” These words of a visionary is what our community must do to ensure academic success for future generations. Based on legislation, Louisiana politicians are not advocates for education. With more…

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    Butler Cemetery Essay

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    1860, died 27 December 1860 c/o Wallace Price & Honorine Robichaux, on marker: Honorine Robichaux wife of Wallace Price and her infant 2) Honorine Marie Robichaux died January 5, 1861. Born on March 28, 1842, w/o John Wallace Price, d/o Jean Baptiste Honore Robichaux and Marie Eudalise Badeaux. 3) Naquin, Mathilde Emma (Bergeron), died 19 Apr 1862, w/o Elie Augustin Naquin, d/o Joseph Bergeron & Evelina Baudoin 4) Bourg, Malvina Marie (Leboeuf) died January 1863, w/o Gabriel Paul Bourg, d/o…

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    There is much depth to all forms of art, including poetry; poems offer a plethora of emotions and experiences at face value, but once more knowledge is provided, the entire perspective can change and create a deeper understanding for the reader. Katie Ford’s engaging and thoughtful poem, “The Vessel Bends the Water,” is a perfect example of this experience. The first couple of times I read the poem, I believed it to be about lost love through hardship. After briefly researching the author and…

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    divided on the subject of slavery especially in Alton where Illinois was a free state, but St. Louis, Missouri across the river, was considered a slave state. The year is 1837 and the slavery movement is well underway. Many people condone slavery because it will make their life easier. It will cost the owner a lot less to by 2 slaves at $1,500 each, (CITE THIS) than to pay for someone to work their land every year or pay for a maid to clean their house that will cost them thousands of thousands…

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