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The 4th Annual Christian Academy of Louisiana Craft Fair is a great way to support local artisans and small business while getting a jump on your Christmas shopping! Doors will be open on Saturday, October 23rd from 10 am - 3 pm in the worship center of Church at Addis 6781 LA Hwy 1 South in… Read more

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Operation Spark, a non-profit tech bootcamp dedicated to changing lives by advancing technology skills for today’s workplace, offers a monthly FREE two-week introduction to computer coding class, with the next class starting October 11.  Read more

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FEMA disaster assistance now includes additional features to make your home healthier and safer if it was affected by Hurricane Ida. These added types of assistance are part of the Individuals and Households Program, and there is no separate application process. It’s important to remember th… Read more

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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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July 27, 1972: Members of the West Baton Rouge Police Jury are pictured above. Seated, left to right, are Frank Cailleteau, Landen Alexander, Clay M. Bourg. Standing, same order, Barkdull Kahao, Robert Bueche, Roy Mouch, J. P. Morales, Ted Blanchard and N. J. Corona who is treasurer and secr… Read more

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Republic Services has informed the Parish that their recycling facility is back up, safely running and able to process materials. Republic Services will resume normal operations and daily routes of residential recycling on Monday, September 13th, 2021. Read more

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PORT ALLEN - The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution urges Americans to reflect on the United States Constitution during the annual September observance in honor of this foundational document of national governance. Locally, Richard N. Lee, III, Mayor of the City of Port Al… Read more

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Louisiana State Parks completed their assessment of properties on Friday, September 10, 2021 and offered free RV spots to Louisiana residents through the end of September. Evacuees seeking refuge should know only the sites are offered. An RV is needed to take advantage of this offer. Read more

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NATCHITOCHES – Kaleb Gauthier of Port Allen, a senior at Northwestern State University, is the 2021 recipient of the Luther W. Lott Sr. Memorial Scholarship.  Gauthier is a criminal justice major and a Dean’s List student. He is secretary of the NSU Speech and Debate Club, a reporter for the… Read more

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ALEXANDRIA — The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Louisiana has announced an application period for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program-Wetlands Reserve Easements (ACEP-WRE) for fiscal year 2022. Private landowners across the state are encouraged to apply. Read more

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MANCHESTER, NH - Joshua Cherry of Addis has been named to Southern New Hampshire University’s summer 2021 Dean’s List. Eligibility for the Dean’s List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point average (GPA) of 3.5-3.699 and earn 12 credits for the term. Read more

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The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday it will utilize the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve to address fuel shortages in Louisiana because of Hurricane Ida. 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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Little Lou also known as “Bits” is a pint- sized pup available for adoption. Lou is currently in a foster home and will have surgery in the near future to repair his cherry eye. He’s on the shy side but gets along well with his doggie friends. He’s around 10 months of age, 20 pounds and full… Read more

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The East Baton Rouge Master Gardener Association (EBRMGA) will present talks on Underground Beauties and Trees for South Louisiana on Thursday, October 7th at the Jones Creek Branch Library (622 Jones Creek Road).  The talks are scheduled 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., are free, and open to the public. … Read more

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On September 18th, 2021 the West Baton Rouge Museum will open the exhibition entitled Music Behind the Gates. This exhibit explores the life of prison inmates and their escape through music. Bands, iconic songs, and touching stories are all birthed from this infamous prison and other prisons… Read more

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In the wake of severe storms that came through our area, your Better Business Bureau offers the following tips to help people decide where to direct donations to assist storm victims and their families: 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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VETERANS DAY November 30, 1972: Veterans of four wars prepare to hoist the American Flag as McKinley Bourg Post and Auxiliary members join in observing Veterans Day in West Baton Rouge Parish. Left to right are Remi Lavergne, World War I, Arthur Viallon, World War II, Thomas LeBlanc, Korean … Read more

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 Due to the devastation of Hurricane Ida, the State Fire Marshall and the Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner have issued a cease and desist order for all private burning. West Baton Rouge Parish is included in the parishes this applies to. Read more

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Due to the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) being without power and without the ability to process materials, Republic has suspended its curbside recycling service, effective immediately. Read more

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On August 24, 2021 at the weekly meeting of the Port Allen Rotary Club, Rotary President Toby Willis welcomed Baton Rouge Firefighters Kat Kleinpeter and Mike Paternostro.  The firefighters talked about the current activities and future vision for the Robert A. Bogan Fire Museum. The museum … Read more

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The Lemoine-LeBlanc-Verzwyvelt extended family began the 2021 School Year celebrating four generations of family members attending Holy Family School in Port Allen since it was established in 1949.   Mr. Lemoine was in the 1st graduating class of Holy Family School in 1954 followed by his da… Read more

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BATON ROUGE  – Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that it will update the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) for livestock, poultry contract producers and specialty crop growers who faced marke… Read more

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For decades, infrastructure in Louisiana has suffered from a systematic lack of investment.  While infrastructure has been a neglected priority, its demand has continued to increase.   Read more

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Levy Wille Griffin & Veronica Ann Toussaint of New Roads announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Showyn Griffin, to Fred Lee III, son of Deloris Marie LeFroy Lee and the late Fred Lee Jr. of Glynn, Louisiana. 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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SHINING THROUGH August 22, 1996: Brusly Fire Chief Mat LaBauve, left, Sean Jandle and Brusly Mayor Lynn Pourciau display the ALERT placard Jandle designed. Possibly the first method of its kind to  alert rescue officials to the status of a resident in an emergency, the new signs could begin … Read more

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Guaranty Bank & Trust Company has announced a promotion within the bank approved by the Board of Directors.  Mrs. Letha Butler has been named Assistant Vice-President, Port Allen, Maringouin and Grosse Tete Branch Manager and Business Development Officer.    Read more

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On September 4th, 2021 the West Baton Rouge Museum will open the exhibition entitled Louisiana Birds. This exhibit provides an intimate look at the beautiful array of birds that reside in our pass through our state. It will also highlight her paintings of different dog breeds. New Orleans ba… Read more

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   The Baton Rouge Ballet is holding open auditions for young and talented dancers interested in joining the BRBT Youth Ballet.  The Youth Ballet is a dynamic program that provides quality training for aspiring young dancers and historically, their mission has been to bring the art of ballet… Read more