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“I wanted to do something big and over the top,” says Romaire, a Morgan City native whose namesake Los Angeles studio creates live-action creatures, characters and animated props for the entertainment industry. Read more

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Thought you had seen the end of COVD-19 scams? Think again! Scammers are sending out text messages promoting participation in phony clinical studies. Don’t be tempted by the opportunity to help scientists while making extra cash. The Better Business Bureau of South Central Louisiana wants yo… Read more

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While gatherings may be much smaller this holiday season because of the pandemic, Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Mike Strain, D.V.M., is reminding everyone to take proper precautions against foodborne illnesses, such as Salmonella, when preparing your Thanksgiving holiday meals. Read more

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Tyson is a sweet and shy 40-pound pittie mix ready to find a family of his very own! He’s around 1-2 years of age, fully vetted and ready to meet you! He gets along well with other pups and would prefer a chill, calm environment as he is on the shy side. Please send an email to adoptions@wbr… Read more

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Your employer-sponsored retirement plan is a valuable asset. But sometimes things happen that can affect the status of your plan. So, for example, if you work for a hospital that changes ownership, and you have been participating in a 403(b), 457(b) or 401(k) retirement plan, what should you… Read more

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Growing up in Latin America, I remember watching American TV shows where there was always an episode centered around this unique American holiday, with family seated around a big table feasting and enjoying a delicious looking turkey: Thanksgiving. Read more

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I have always loved Thanksgiving. I love that it is a holiday built around a full table and homemade treats. I love the recipes handed down on index cards that only get made once a year and traditions that bring back childhood memories and the chance to use linen napkins and the idea that si… Read more

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1978 — DEDICATION- Msgr. Gerald Lefebvre says the prayer dedicating the addition to the Atchafalaya Levee Board in Port Allen to C. O. Watts. Watts served as commissioner on the board for 48 years and as president for 36 yers. Executive secretary of the board, Mrs. Jeanette Laurent, and boar… Read more

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Under the shadow of an incoming Biden administration, members of Congress are working against the clock to cobble together yet another continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government funded and running. As has been too often the case in recent years, lawmakers have let procrastination and … Read more

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Meet Diego! This handsome fellow is around 4 years of age, 70 pounds and fulled vetted. Diego gets along well with other dogs and is hoping to find his forever home soon. Email adoptions@wbrcouncil.org for more information on adopting Diego. Read more

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The West Baton Rouge Garden & Civic Club met at WBR Ag Center in Port Allen, November 10. Kali Marionneaux, owner of The Plantation Florist, gave a presentation of floral arranging and secrets of success. Kali left all of her gorgeous arrangements for members to have a drawing to take th… Read more

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    West Baton Rouge is gearing up to celebrate Small Business Saturday on Saturday, Nov. 28. Save the date to shop small with businesses and pop-up shops all over West Baton Rouge. Local businesses will offer discounts, deals and treats in celebration.  Read more

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Get your Jingle on and stop by the Depot Gallery of the River Region Art Association for a step into a winter wonderland full of artistic gifts for Christmas.  Read more

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225 GIVES, presented by Baton Rouge Area Foundation (BRAF) and Capital Area United Way (CAUW), is a 24-hour online giving day taking place December 1, 2020 with a one week early giving period set to open on Tuesday, November 24th. 225 GIVES has set a goal of helping generate over $4,225,000 … Read more

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Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser today unveiled a new way to stay inside eight Louisiana State parks. It’s an innovative partnership expanding camping opportunities to new campers. Louisiana State Parks and Tentrr have set up more than 60 fully-equipped, safari-style tent sites throughout… Read more

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It’s almost Thanksgiving. And although 2020 may have been a difficult year for you, as it has been for many people, you can probably still find things for which you can be thankful – such as your family. How can you show your appreciation for your loved ones? Read more

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Last week, I went over my 10 tips for roasting turkey and, at the end, I promised I would share my own turkey recipe with you all. So today, that’s exactly what I’m doing. It’s a bit lengthy, so I’ll get right to it. Next week I look forward to telling you all about my first Thanksgiving in … Read more

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1978 — Gov. Edwin Edwards was on hand to cut the ribbon officially dedicating the new Brusly High School on Sunday, April 30. Pictured left to right are Superintendent of Schools L.C. Lutz, school board member Charles Marionneaux, board member C. A. Altazan, Brusly Principal John W. Charlevi… Read more

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West Baton Rouge Museum will host its annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, Dec. 6 from 2 - 4 p.m. Celebrate the season with a French flair along with some of our favorite activities that visitors look forward to year after year. Read more

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We will continue in Phase lll of our state and local government but we must do our part in protecting each other from the spread of COVID-19. This is no hoax!   COVID-19 is back on the rise and we are beginning to see a spike in numbers locally. Ask yourself a few simple questions. Are we tr… Read more

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While the  “Veterans on Parade” had to be cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns, West Baton Rouge remembers and honors our veterans. There will be a Lunchtime Lecture on the 70th Anniversary of the Korean War at the West Baton Rouge Museum, Nov 18. Make plans to attend, stop by the Veterans Mem… Read more

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   With the holidays right around the corner, I thought now would be a great time to start giving tips and recipes to all my West Baton Rouge friends and family to help assure your gatherings are delicious! Read more

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Meet Frida! This gorgeous German Shepherd mix is around 4 years of age and 70 pounds. Frida is fully vetted and gets along well with other dogs. Please email adoptions@wbrcouncil.org for more information on adopting Frida. Read more

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1977 — Port Allen High School Homecoming Court - left to right: Robin Blanchard, Angelica Smith, Donna Majors, Lydia Johnson, Queen Sandra LeBlanc, Karen Aucoin,  Jacqueline Byrd, Pam Allement and Rosalind Reynolds. Read more

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One of my favorite things to do on weekends is to get some cash, jump in my car and visit yard sales and estate sales. I have found all kinds of gems, from fun board games to furniture that we were able to restore to its original glory. Read more

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Lola Fabre (Little Red Riding Hood) and Maxwell Braud (the Big Bad Wolf) celebrated Halloween with their grandparents, Dan and Karen Safford (the Woodsman and Granny). Read more

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My name is Tamika L. Jones and I am the new LSU AgCenter SNAP-ED Assistant Area Nutrition Agent for West Baton Rouge and Iberville Parishes as of September 1, 2020. I am a graduate of Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with a bachelor’s degree in Family and Con… Read more