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Oct 03 2021 - 01:56 PM
Daily News from Around the World: 10/3/2021

It’s finally October! Today, the Gottesman Libraries Services Team is here to share some headlines in today’s news from the U.S. With the theme of fall festivities and the beginning of a new school year, let’s dive right in!


The Albuquerque Journal Published in Albuquerque, NM, USA

Balloons and sunshine: Perfect day for the Fiesta

It is an exciting time to be at the 49th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! After being canceled last year due to COVID, 548 balloons have been registered to take part in the celebration. With tents selling food and drinks, people are travelling from Brazil, Switzerland and France to come see the variety of balloons. 


Balloons inflate for the opening day mass ascension Saturday morning by Roberto E. Rosales


Rockingham Now Published in Reidsville, NC, USA

Mayadan’s What the Hay returns with Hayodan Hay Sculpture Contest in full swing

From vintage trucks to snails, the town has come together to create sculptures out of hay. This fall festivity has been a hit with school groups, nonprofit organizations and local businesses. That’s not the only thing to see at the Hayodan Hay Sculpture Contest, there are food vendors, live music and other amusements for families!


Shiloh Community School fashioned a cheerful snail on display at Elliot Duncan Memorial Park in Maydan by Susie C. Spear



The Daily Advertiser Published in Lafayette, LA, USA

English language learners face challenges, find support in Acadiana schools

Kim Bourgeois, a now retired teacher at Broadmoor Elementary School in Lafayette, highlights the importance of teaching and communicating with students and families with English as their second language. In her teaching, she made sure to include inclusive images and instruction in order to reach all her students and their families. With this in mind, St. Landry Parish School District works with interpreters to reach families about after school and summer programs in order to support bilingual families. 


The Vermillion Parish School System aims to “boost” its students academic performance this summer through Boost Vermillion summer camp program by Scott Clause


Herald Times Reporter Published in Manitowoc, WS, USA

Stock the Shelves: I had no idea how many kids in school went hungry after the bell rings

As schools are now all back in session, teachers and administrators are working to help students and their families put meals on the table. Wisconsin’s Stock the Shelves Campaign plays a large part in making sure that the community is taken care of. Last year, half a million meals were raised! The organization highlights the importance of playing a helping role in supporting students and families in need through this season. 


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