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The foods a person eats before attempting to donate blood could affect whether or not he or she is allowed to donate. According to the American Red Cross, its staff members routinely check the level of hemoglobin in donors’ blood and platelets before they accept donations. Read more

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Vacations are short, and parents need to make the most of this quality time with their kids. Thankfully, the following tips and tricks can help parents cut down on their stress so they can enjoy more quality time together as a family. Read more

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Getting sick once meant traveling to a physician’s office only to sit in a waiting room with fellow under-the-weather individuals. Few if any people like leaving home when they’re feeling ill, and thanks to technology, many no longer need to do so. Read more

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1938: Local school bus driver Ivy Chustz suggested signs be painted on the tops of school buses to advise pilots that children are aboard after a close encounter with an airplane.  Read more

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Shopping may be the last thing on the average person’s mind once the holiday season has ended. But January may be a great time to go bargain hunting.  Read more

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Emergencies occur every day. Data from the 2016 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey found around 145 million emergency department visits are made in the United States each year. Of those visits, 42.2 million are injury-related. The Canadian Institute for Health Information says … Read more

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1946: Gen. Troy H. Middleton was slated to be the speaker at a tree-planting ceremony on the grounds of the West Baton Rouge Community Center honoring local World War II veterans.  Read more

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A big step to financial security is learning the difference between a need and a want, according to KHEAA. Students who learn that difference will find that their bank accounts grow more quickly. Read more

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It’s the time of year that we get introspective - and retrospective. Looking back on 2019 I’d like to think I learned a few things. Read more

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Nutritious diets and routine exercise are two hallmarks of a healthy lifestyle. Combining the two can lower people’s risk for various diseases and contribute to a high quality of life. But food and physical activity are not the only things people should do to improve their chances of living … Read more

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January may be best known for resolutions, new beginnings and snowy weather. But there’s plenty of other trivia tidbits that make the first month of the year stand out. Read more

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The beautiful Brick Gallery in West Baton Rouge Parish Museum was the December 10 venue for the annual Christmas Coffee hosted by the West Baton Rouge Garden & Civic Club. As Christmas music played in the background, the members and their guests visited and shared Christmas cheer and mem… Read more

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Donating blood is a selfless act. Perhaps because donating blood is often a simple, relatively quick process, donors may be inclined to downplay just how big a deal it is to donate blood.  But blood donors save lives every day. Read more

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Whether it’s to spend more time exploring the great outdoors or enjoying the company of family and friends, we all want to find more time in our busy schedules to do the things we love. While work at home and at the office always seems to be beckoning, no one wants to be tied down by housewo… Read more

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Meet Oliver! This handsome guy is currently the official office cat at the shelter -he’s a little shy but slowly coming out of his shell. He’s an adult male, fully vetted, loves other feline friends and curling up in his cat bed. Please give us a “meow“ at adoptions@wbrcouncil.org if you are… Read more

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1986: The West Baton Rouge Parish School Board honored three of its members who would not be returning for the next calendar year--retiring president Lucius “Jay” Truell Sr., Charles K. Marionneaux Sr. and Lytle J. Chustc.  Read more

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`The festive nature of the holiday season makes it an ideal time to sing, especially in groups. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that caroling, a tradition that dates back many centuries, ultimately collided with Christmas. Read more

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Do you need assistance filling out a SNAP (Food Stamp) application? Drop in at the West Baton Rouge Library any time between 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 2 for one-on-one help provided by a representative from the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Help will be available the fir… Read more