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My husband, Peter, and I are at my parents’ cabin in the woods. The weather was perfect for a bike ride so we took a long one. We had not all been riding together in almost two years and I am not an experienced rider. So, in order to prevent my butt from getting sore, I have a big, soft seat… Read more

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To me, “the farm” has always meant the farm where my mother grew up, one of 11 children. Every book I ever read that was set on a farm, and many other books as well, all took place in my imagination at my mother’s family farm and the surrounding woods.  Read more

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District Attorney Tony Clayton. reports that on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, the following persons were convicted on the charges listed below and were sentenced accordingly: Read more

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I met my former mother-in-law, “Mama Lou,” and my former father-in-law, “Poppo,” when I was not yet twenty years old. I hitched a ride to meet them, terrified because I’d spoken to my future mother-in-law on the phone and she sounded exactly like Lauren Bacall. Read more

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District Attorney Tony Clayton. reports that on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, the following persons were convicted on the charges listed below and were sentenced accordingly: Read more

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Independence Day is almost here! After a long year of great changes, many of us will have the opportunity to celebrate with our dear ones this 4th of July.  Read more

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Fajitas are a popular dish from the border of Mexico and the United States, and I really love making them! They are a delicious and simple dinner option, and it reminds me of great friends as well as my first-time visiting Louisiana many years ago. Read more

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Charcuterie boards are a staple in my kitchen, as creating these cute boards of meats and cheeses is one of my favorite things to do for my family and friends. It is a simple way to make a small meal without much effort and a fancy way to impress your guests.  Read more

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District Attorney Tony Clayton. reports that on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, the following persons were convicted on the charges listed below and were sentenced accordingly: Read more

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Highschool is one of the best times in many people’s lives, and I am no exception. Good memories, not-so-good memories, sad, funny, and cool moments took place all during my high school days, but there is one special thing that particularly reminds me of my high school years: agua de sandia … Read more

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I didn’t grow up in a city that often faces floods, but I do recall a time, when visiting a neighboring area, I feared for my life as floodwaters rose above my waist. That day I learned an unforgettable lesson about friendship and what a happy heart can do.  Read more

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Everyone knows that I am attached to my desk. I would argue I have good reason. My desk is an extension of myself. Whereas other people are attached to their phones, I frequently lose track of mine. (Just writing this made me wonder where it was. Don’t worry; I found it.) My desk is my home … Read more

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Lebanon is a country known for many things, like its history, its strategic geography and especially for their food. Though it is a small country, it has lots of variety in their cuisine. One of my favorite staples from Middle Eastern foods is Hummus, a dip that can be found everywhere, from… Read more

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District Attorney Tony Clayton. reports that on Thursday, May 6, 2021, the following persons were convicted on the charges listed below and were sentenced accordingly: Read more

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District Attorney Tony Clayton. reports that on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, the following persons were convicted on the charges listed below and were sentenced  accordingly: Read more

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Did you know that Cinco de Mayo is not actually Mexican Independence Day, like many in the U.S. tend to believe? A historical event did occur that day, but in Mexico, May 5 is not a national holiday. It is, however, celebrated in the state of Puebla, Mexico. Read more

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BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that it will observe Work Zone Awareness Week April 26-30. This is a nationwide safety campaign designed to bring awareness to the men and women in work zones across the country, and to encourage motori… Read more

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In tough times, communities find strength in people—and people find strength in their communities. In the past year, we’ve seen this time and again in West Baton Rouge as friends, neighbors, and businesses have found new ways to support each other. In our community, older adults are a key so… Read more

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BATON ROUGE - The application period for the 2021 LSU100: Fastest Growing Tiger Businesses and for the LSU ROARING10: Highest Revenue Generating Tiger Businesses will close on May 31, 2021. Read more

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Scrolling on my phone one evening, daydreaming about my upcoming summer off, my alerts notified me of a message from a friend. The notice she shared was about a position opening at the West Side Journal. Rad! I applied immediately. I knew a better part time job than ride shares would present… Read more

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District Attorney Tony Clayton, reports that on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, the following persons were convicted on the charges listed below and were sentenced accordingly: Read more

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My first official job when I was a teenager was in a butchery. It was a summer full of learning and a lot of tiring work, but many of the things I learned during that time are still incredibly useful in my kitchen.  Read more