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Join us today for 7 News at Noon!

Good Wednesday morning! Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom getting ready for 7News@Noon

We're hearing about a new tactic by the U.S. Postal Service to keep hundreds of rural post offices, including some in our own area, open with shorter hours.  The Postmaster General is now saying there's a new plan that will save the agency half a billion dollars each year.  We've been telling you how up to 3,700 post offices were slated for closure or consolidation beginning sometime after May 15, but now it appears a reprieve is in the works.  Get the whole story at noon.

It seems we're getting a lot of change when it comes to the way our students are educated. Last night we did a story on 7 News Nightcast about this new online option coming to Louisiana – a virtual school.   Well,  we received a lot of calls about that story, so at noon we'll tell you what this school is all about, how it will work, and how you can get more information if you're interested. 

Speaking of school, a popular book for students has some Louisiana students sending "Flat Stanley" to the White House.  It was a pretty cool project, but things got really interesting when those students got a special reply. 

And what can you do to set yourself apart in this competitive job market?  Some folks are opting to go digital – adding multi-media elements to their resumes.  We'll show you how it's done. 

Ben says our chances of rain are diminishing today, with cooler temperatures expected tonight.  However, it appears we're not done with the rain for the week.  He's preparing his full forecast as I type, and it appears the wet stuff could be back by the weekend.  You can get a sneak peek at what to expect locally in the coming days at noon.

Plus, a reminder.  It's performance night on American Idol.  All you Josh Ledet fans need to get those phones charged, and fingers flexed so you can vote, vote and vote some more.  Josh needs to make it thru tonight to get into the final.   For all things Josh – including a big weekend of local events, past performances and how you can vote click here

Go Josh! 

Have a great day everyone!

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