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Brusly High School alumna and recent graduate of Louisiana State University Johneisha Batiste graduated from the College Humanities and Social Sciences with the highest undergraduate grade-point average, earning the title University Medalist. Batiste completed her undergraduate career as Sum… Read more

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Giblet is the longest feline resident at the West Ba-ton Rouge Animal Shelter, at no fault of her own. She is around four years old, up-to-date on vaccines, spayed and declawed. Read more

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1969 — More than 200 senior class members earned diplomas from the three high schools in the parish, Port Allen High, Cohn High and Brusly High. (May 16, 1969) Read more

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1969 — West Baton Rouge Parish Red Cross Chapter Chairman Basil Scalise accepted a certificate of appreciation from L. W. Eaton, Jr. of Baton Rouge after WBR exceeded its Red Cross fund campaign goal for the ninth year in a row. (May 9, 1969) Read more

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Dr. Michael Berthelot, owner of Rockin Mozart Academy and Music Director at MSA West, has a significant influence on musical education in both West Baton Rouge and Iberville parishes. This year, Berthelot is partnering his musical mind with the West Baton Rouge Museum to host a blues program… Read more

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The West Baton Rouge National Day of Prayer Task Force hosted another beautiful evening of fellowship, prayer and worship at the West Baton Rouge Community Center on Thursday, May 2.  Read more

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Karen McManus’s One of Us is Lying is a young adult mystery that adult readers will enjoy. The story is narrated by four people: all murder suspects. McManus mentioned that one of her influences for this book was The Breakfast Club, and the influence is obvious from the initial set-up. A joc… Read more

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge is now accepting applications for the homeownership program through May 31, 2019. Applications can be accessed online at habitatbrla.org or in person at the local Habitat office, located at 6554 Florida Blvd., Suite 200. Applications may also be pi… Read more

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The Dow Westside YMCA is hosting its 12th annual swimsuit drive. From May 1 to May 31, donations of any new or gently used swimsuits will be accepted at the Dow Westside YMCA, 3688 Sugar Plantation Parkway, Addis, LA. All of the donated swimsuits will be given to children and adults in need. Read more

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They have many different common names and cover several different species, but one thing they all have in common is they are a nuisance to people and livestock. Read more

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The West Side Women’s Club held its April 18th meeting at the Historic Cinclare Plantation. Drew Maciasz, President of Harry L. Laws & Company’s spoke with the members about the history of the Plantation. Read more

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In eight months, Leonardo Da Vinci visited summer camps, school classrooms, and library programs in West Baton Rouge.  He also participated in a Maker Faire held by the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, a STEM Fair hosted by Holy Family School, and a program presented at the Louisiana Library… Read more

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Baton Rouge-based 10/31 Consortium is actively seeking to fill three open positions on its Board of Directors. The nonprofit, self-described as a Halloween version of Toys for Tots, strives to provide safe Trick or Treat experiences for all children in the Baton Rouge area. Read more

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Nearly 75 percent of Americans perceive global climate change to be a critically serious issue and are attempting to make sustainable lifestyle changes to combat it, according to a report compiled by the Pew Research Center. While there are many ways in which you can become more eco-friendly… Read more

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On Saturday, April 27, the Dow Westside YMCA is holding a free community event to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active at the annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day®, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and wellbeing for kids and families. Read more

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A day trip of nursery tours was enjoyed by the West Baton Rouge Garden & Civic Club on April 9. Plants were purchased at Doug Young Nursery and Holloway Nursery in Forest Hill, Louisiana. Afterwards the club enjoyed a meeting and lunch at the Crawfish House and Grill in Opelousas.  Read more