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The West Baton Rouge Council on Aging has partnered with Capital Area Agency on Aging’s Medicare counselors to help low income Medicare beneficiaries apply for programs that make Medicare affordable.  Read more

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Paul and Bobbie Thornhill Bezet will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on November 1, 2018. They were married in Plaquemine, LA and lived in Baton Rouge, LA for over 60 years until they moved to Comfort, Texas after retirement.  Read more

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West Baton Rouge Garden & Civic Club gathered at the West Baton Rouge Library on October 9. Jennifer Madden was guest speaker from the Child Advocacy Center. Hostesses for the meeting left to right Jennifer Madden, Andrea Normand, Betty Landry Chairwoman, Katherine Mouch, Julie Prejean, … Read more

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Lawn care definitely changes as the weather begins to cool, and by October the growth of warm-season grasses like St. Augustine, centipede, bermuda and zoysia begins to slow down. Read more

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Bloom Music and Arts Festival highlighted the creative culture just over the Mississippi River for the second year in a row at the Riverfront Plaza in downtown Baton Rouge Saturday, Oct. 6.  Read more

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Editor's note: I asked Barry Hugghins to write an editorial regarding the Thermaldyne variance after hearing him speak at the public hearing and parish council meeting. Hugghins is a West Baton Rouge Parish Councilman in his second term representing District 8. He has a wife, four daughters … Read more

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Join Us!WBR Chamberand theBetter Business Bureau Annual Parish 2 Parish Networking Luncheon Keynote Speaker: Bill Cassidy, M.D.U.S. Senator for LouisianaWednesday, October 31, 201811:30 am: Registration/NetworkingNoon: ProgramLocation: Addis Community Center7520 Highway 1, Addis, LA 70710 RE… Read more

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PC Electric linemen, Shane Johnson and Jerry Moore assisted the First Baptist Church in New Roads by unloading 230 backpacks filled with food from the Baton Rouge Food Bank as part of their Backpack Program. This program, organized by the church, delivers backpacks to schools in Pointe Coupe… Read more

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Caladiums are among the most reliable summer bedding plants for providing color in shady areas and even in the sunny beds. They stay attractive despite the intense heat of summer and are rarely bothered by insects or disease. Read more

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Joe Saia, Jr.’s spent most Saturdays in the basket of the Saia’s Grocery delivery bike when he was a child. Last week, Brian Fourroux found what he thought was an original delivery bike from the store while cleaning out his collection of bikes from the D’Agostino Building on Court Street. Read more

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Far too often a large national company is in the news for having sensitive information hacked through the internet. Of course, those are just the ones that make headlines. Nearly two-thirds of cyber breach victims are small to mid-size businesses. What’s more, 55 percent of small businesses … Read more

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The West Side Women's Club held its Welcome Back meeting of the 2018-19 year on Sept. 20 at the West Baton Rouge Parish Library. President Mary Bennett gave a review of the yearbook with the monthly program. Pictured above are hostesses for the event.  Read more

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On Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 the West Baton Rouge Council on Aging held a tailgating party with music, food and special surprise guest Randall "Blue" Gay. Pictured is President of the board Leroy Washington with Gay. The council thanks Gay for making the party a complete success.  Read more

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A Brusly High alumna is helping her classmates hold on to Brusly High history one yearbook at a time. Nelda Arnold, a 1966 graduate, sells refurbished yearbooks from Brusly High for the years 1950 through 1966.  Read more

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Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea claimed that southern women were like whiskey in a teacup: “We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside…but on the inside we’re strong and fiery.” Taking these words to heart, Witherspoon spends the pages of Whiskey in a Teacup exploring the vari… Read more

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Branches of The Cottonport Bank celebrated law enforcement and first responders with the fourth annual “Burgers 4 Badges” on Friday, Sept. 21. Law enforcement officers and first responders gathered at the Brusly branch of The Cottonport Bank for burgers, soft drinks, a raffle and other goodi… Read more

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Elmo F Lebeouf III in West Baton Rouge and Iberville Parish reminds producers to review available USDA crop risk protection options, including federal crop insurance and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Pro… Read more

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In 2017, Louisiana’s legislature passed the Justice Reinvestment Act, which sought to reduce the state’s highest-in-the-nation incarceration rate. The bill was championed by Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards and received bipartisan support. Now, just over a year later, State Attorney Gene… Read more

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After a short hiatus following their summer performance on the Old Ferry Landing, the WBR “Oasis” Jazz Band returned to work in preparation for their performance at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans. Read more

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Waving scarves, shaking bells, and singing songs added to the fun of “Moo Baa La La La,” one of the library’s storytime programs staring barnyard animal stories and action rhymes. Babies and toddlers are invited to accompany their parents to the programs at the library on Tuesday mornings at… Read more

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Residents of the City of Port Allen along with Keep West Baton Rouge Beautiful volunteered their time recently to cut branches, trim trees, haul trash, pick up litter and do a little mowing in and around Kentucky Street, Atchafalaya Street, and Court Street near Port Allen City Hall. It’s pa… Read more